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Jesse_Dylan

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#13769836 Nintendo eShop Deals - 7/20: $12.49 Deux Ex HRDC, $2 Fairune,...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 06 July 2017 - 12:57 AM

I was a kid when Star Fox came out (1992?). I liked it, and I wasn't terrible at it. There was a competition, and a special competition Star Fox cart. The guys at the local game store were all older than me and liked me. I played the competition cart, without practicing, and did really poorly. I could tell they were disappointed. People always make that assumption, that I'm actually good at video games. :)

It wasn't fair to expect me to be awesome without a practice run though. I guess I should have just played the hell out of Star Fox before going in, or asked for another try. I was really shy. Now I'm slightly less shy but probably 1/4 as social.


#13736323 PSN Weekly Deals - 6/27: Huge Mid Year Sale & Sonic Sales! Too many d...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 09 June 2017 - 09:26 PM

It never fails to amaze me, people's love of colored plastics.

 

 

Didn't you have some problem with power loss recently with your PS4 or was that someone else? Might be time to invest in a UPS if so.

 

And I lost power about a week ago for the first time in several years, all I had to do was let it repair my external and things were fine. Sounds like you may have to format and start over. Oh nevermind, missed your second post somehow.

Yeah, I think that was me!  I can't remember what my problem was that time, though!  Sheesh.  We don't have power loss very often (a few times yearly), and it never causes issues except the microwave clock and apparently my PS4!  I really don't remember what it was last time, but I think my PS4 was unhappy in one way or another.  This time was a lot worse.

 

Anyway, it seems to have sorted itself out now, luckily.  Yeah, maybe I should get a UPS...  Suppose I won't, and then in a few months I'll be back on here whining about something else, and you'll be like, "Dude, seriously...  I am pretty sure this is the third time..."




#13733936 Nintendo eShop Deals - 7/20: $12.49 Deux Ex HRDC, $2 Fairune,...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 07 June 2017 - 10:32 PM

Radiant Historia and SMT: Strange Journey are still in my NDS backlog, so I'm happy to see them getting re-released for me to buy (again) and play for the first time.  :P  I wish they were on Switch, though, because my 3DS backlog is even worse than my NDS backlog.

 

The two recent Etrian Odyssey games are in my backlog, too.  Woops.  But I played the hell out of IV and will look forward to V.  I wonder if that series will die without a touchscreen and/or dual-screen system?  :(




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 01 June 2017 - 10:40 PM

You have to use defense boosting techs and be ready for surprises in the middle of dialogue. I got caught off guard and learned to heal and defend better.

Great game, but I don't have much respect for game design that doesn't respect the player's precious time.




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 16 May 2017 - 09:58 PM

Just dropping a line here to say Divinity Original Sin for the PS4 is excellent. You will likely need some help from the Internet in getting started and you can break your character if you don't build it correctly, but overall, excellent, excellent game. 

 

Totally worth that price if you haven't played it. Took me about 60 hours or so to complete and I think it's a lot more enjoyable to play on couch vs computer. 

Even if you do break your character, the game is pretty much finishable.  You might have to drop to easy mode, but you can screw up quite a bit.  That said, it's one of those games where min/maxing is actually rewarding.  But still, it walks a fine line, and you're never out in the cold, even if your co-op partner effs everything up continuously.

 

Divinity is cool but as stated earlier it can be a bit complex.  My girlfriend and I had so many confusing active quests that it was really difficult to follow.  But it's worth trying.  There's a lot of dialogue, which can be a turn-off in co-op if your partner isn't as patient as you *eye-roll emote*

Yeah, Divinity is great.  Bought it to play with my lady partner of 6 years, but that ain't happening now (see below).  Also, it's sort of annoying because the first person to run up to someone is the one to control the conversation.  So, while I'm entertaining my OCD, my brother (decidedly not my lady partner) runs up and skims through all the dialog while I feel annoyed and wonder why I play games with people when I prefer to play alone.  That said, it is also a great game to play alone.

 

SimEarth with mildly unwieldy controls.

You sold me.

 

:( treasure every gift from her. Some of us don't have a wife.. Some of us have to wash the poop streaks out of our boxers ourselves.. Using vinegar and lemon juice.

Did you just get dumped, too?  :(  I am going to use that vinegar/lemon trick, though.  Thanks.  Actually, i found, to my surprise, that oxyclean works for almost anything.  I have no idea what toxic chemicals it consists of, but man does it work.




#13696010 PSN Weekly Deals - 6/27: Huge Mid Year Sale & Sonic Sales! Too many d...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 21 April 2017 - 02:26 PM

I think I got South Park: The Stick of Truth for free.  I'm pretty sure my pre-order for Fractured but Whole was cancelled long ago (without my input).  Yet I got a message yesterday about it, and now it's playable.

 

definitely, "everybody's golf" sounds like some wii shovelware title

The original Japanese title, since the PS1 days, has been Minna no Golf, literally, "Everyone's Golf," and that's what it's been called there and in Europe.  For the American release, they changed the title and often turned the characters into ugly American stereotypes.  Keeping the original name, and hopefully the original characters, will be an improvement.  Hot Shots Golf is dead.  Long live Everybody's Golf.  The real shame is that it took this far into the PS4 life cycle to get it.

 

I just wish the characters were better. I ultimately think that's why P4 is a better game then P5....the P4 characters were just so much more likeable and I actually gave a shit about them....most the P5 characters are forgettable.

You guys are just attached to P4.  When I played P4, I missed the characters from P3!  I'd imagine you guys must have started with P4, where I played through them all.  There are people who still think Persona 2 is the best one with the best characters.  To say Persona 4 is the best JRPG of all-time is a little over the top.  The characters in P5 are fine, and the dungeons are vastly improved.  The complaints about being forced to sleep and linearity are pretty valid, though. They've certainly all been extremely slow-moving games, and P4 had one of the slowest setups of any game... ever...  You got to learn to love it.




#13652181 Nintendo eShop Deals - 7/20: $12.49 Deux Ex HRDC, $2 Fairune,...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 04 March 2017 - 10:24 PM

Xenoblade X can be found a lot of places for $30 like Walmart and GameStop, the Nintendo store has the Special edition for $45

Woops, sorry, missed this. Thanks.  I should have specified, I have been sucked into preferring digital downloads.  Especially with the Wii U going bye-bye, I definitely don't want to have game boxes to cart around with me when I move.  I know it's silly.  I'm good with paying $10 extra for the digital download.




#13593375 PSN Weekly Deals - 6/27: Huge Mid Year Sale & Sonic Sales! Too many d...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 12 January 2017 - 12:36 AM

I thought the holiday sale was all right, and I've been following since 2009.  However, the last two weeks strike me as the worst ever.  I gave last week a pass considering it was in the wake of the holiday sales, but this week too?




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 09 January 2017 - 03:10 AM

I have been playing Tomb Raider since I bought it for like $6. It is amazing how similar it is to Uncharted. It basically took it and made it worse by adding a lot of those horrible no control moments(which is ironically the same reason uncharted started to turn to shit after 2). You know what I am talking about. Those awful *hold up* moments, etc.
 
This is the reason why the soulsborne games are so popular. They are just pure gameplay. You have 100% control over your character at all times. Even in the hub in bloodborne you could attack the doll and do whatever.


They make fun, but you speak wisdom. I agree. Quick time events are not gameplay.


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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 06 January 2017 - 02:58 AM

Yeah, I just Platinumed Day of the Tentacle and had a lot of fun with it. I got the game when it first came out back in 1993 but it came with a full hint book so I ended up barely trying to figure out the puzzles on my own and rushing through the game due to me having no willpower. Played through this time without looking at a guide except for trophy cleanup and I would suggest everyone do the same since the puzzles aren't too obscure like in Grim Fandango.

 

I'm glad there aren't any new games I'm interested in coming out for several weeks. Good chance to finish up a few games and maybe clear a few from the backlog.

I've purchased it four times now, I think, and wouldn't mind buying it a fifth on iPad!  (In addition to PS4, I have it on Steam.)

 

I original bought it on 3.5" floppies.  I remember making my family watch the intro over and over, because it was full talkie even on the disk version.  But then I got it on CD as well when I got a CD-ROM drive for the full talkie.  Oddly, now I am nostalgic for the days of no talkie, just fantastic music and sound effects with plenty of text!

 

I had totally forgot it came with a hint book.  I remember when I first played it (SPOILER!!!), I did not realize that Dr. Fred had the battery plans on his bulletin board right there in the basement, same place where he asks for them I believe.  So I spent a great deal of time with Bernard going all over the hotel asking people if they'd seen the battery plans.  There's a huge amount of dialogue one would miss if one were smarter than myself and realized where they were in the first place.

 

I must have broken out the hint book when I finally gave up on trying to find the battery plans!  But now when I play it again, I sort of want to pretend I don't know where the battery plans are, just to re-experience that.  That's probably one of the few puzzles I actually remember from the game.




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 06 January 2017 - 01:45 AM

You guys are in luck if you don't have any/many of these.  Day of the Tentacle is one of the best adventure games ever made (best point and click ever, in my opinion); This War of Mine is an absorbing and creative strategy/sim/life-thing and a hell of a lot of fun; Titan Souls is great but too damn hard for me.

 

I already had them all!  I'm not super excited about The Swindle, Azkend or Blazerush (couldn't they have given us the PS4 version as well at least?)

 

Great month for folks that have been thrifty; not so good if you already sprung for all these.  I think I bought the ones I mentioned in the first paragraph all at full price, and they're definitely worth it.




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 06 December 2016 - 06:18 PM

Stories and Invisible Inc would be great if I didn't already have them.  VVVVV is nice I suppose although I have it on a billion other platforms.

 

But I don't think I want Tiny Troopers or Color Guardians cluttering up my download list, even for free.  Kind of a piss take.




#13528067 PSN Weekly Deals - 6/27: Huge Mid Year Sale & Sonic Sales! Too many d...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 19 November 2016 - 05:04 PM

Weird. Got a $10 code on PS4/PSN from Sony for whatever reason.

I do too, but I haven't gotten my $15 yet.  What the heck?  I thought, hey, why is it $10 instead of $15?  But I guess it is two separate things.

 

I really really wanted to like KH 1 but never could get past the Alice in Wonderland part. Blasphemy I know. :(
 

I loved the hell out of the first Kingdom Hearts (I think I was 20? never even a Disney fan), but every single KH franchise experience past that first game felt tedious, boring and obnoxious to me.  I can't even figure out why people like it now.  KH2 just felt like going through a linear corridor, button mashing, watching a lame story that barely made sense, repeat.  The first one never felt like that to me.  (I did like the Winnie the Pooh levels in KH2 though.)




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 09 November 2016 - 03:15 PM

I can get Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls for $16...  but if i just want Heavy Rain (I already have Beyond: TS), I have to pay $30? :(




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 05 November 2016 - 03:47 PM

I love how my PS4 lectures me every time there's a power outage, like it's my fault.