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Kain

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#14026497 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/17: $20 Middle-earth: Shadow of War, $15 VC Re...

Posted by Kain on 17 July 2018 - 01:22 AM

Haven't found the time to play Ys Origin yet, but I played the first three games in the series (on TurboDuo) and always found Ys to be highly enjoyable.

 

Here They Lie has an annoying movement in VR. You've got either click-turning or if you have regular turning, it puts black borders around your vision so it's like you're looking through a cardboard tube...

 

Played Okage: Shadow King on the PS2 and enjoyed it, though it helps to have a guide. The collectable "Tiny Gears" are invisible. Like, you literally cannot see them on a map. You just happen to walk over them and it says you picked it up. Otherwise, it's one I picked up as a PS2-on-PS4 and have been waiting for the time to play.

 

Super Stardust Ultra is a decent arcade-type game kind of like a superpowered Asteroids, except flying around the ozone layer of a planet rather than deep space.  Looks really nice on a 3D television and even nicer on PSVR (the regular mode, that is, the special VR-exclusive mode leaves a little to be desired.)

 

Have always heard good things about the Wild Arms series and Ethan Carter. I picked up both of those myself, but again, haven't had a chance to play.




#14025096 Official Playstation VR Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Kain on 15 July 2018 - 09:46 PM

I've noticed that 3840x1920 video always stutters (the audio is delayed as well) and I've never been able to successfully play a file at 5400x2700 or over (even when reencoded). I just figured it was limitations in the PS4 hardware, but I'll try messing with the IDC program parameters more and see if it helps.

I've run 3840x1920 fine without stutter or audio delays using a 5.1 High Profile (encoded using HandBrake.) Never tried anything above that.




#14024806 Official Playstation VR Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Kain on 15 July 2018 - 01:27 AM

Anybody have some thoughts and recommend "Here They Lie"? Is it a fun good VR experience?

From what I posted a couple pages back:
 

Had some time to spare last night so tried a couple VR games in a guest account that I had previously bought on sale.  I am so happy Here They Lie is only supposed to be three hours long. You've got two crippled versions of movement. The default, called "VR Drive", is basically click-turning. If you want smooth turning, you can turn off VR drive, but then every time you turn, these horrible black borders appear around the edge of your sight, like you're looking through a cardboard paper towel tube.

That's my only input really, but if that sort of thing bothers you, now you know in advance.




#14023621 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/17: $20 Middle-earth: Shadow of War, $15 VC Re...

Posted by Kain on 12 July 2018 - 01:32 AM

So I got all of the Fallout 4 DLC for free from this but my brother said it's not showing up free for him. Anyone else have luck getting it for free too?

Did you buy the Season Pass or the Game of the Year edition?  When you buy Season Passes, they don't automatically give you the DLC, they just mark the DLC as free in the store and expect you to "purchase" them separately.




#14023178 Official Playstation VR Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Kain on 10 July 2018 - 09:01 PM

Had some time to spare last night so tried a couple VR games in a guest account that I had previously bought on sale.  I am so happy Here They Lie is only supposed to be three hours long. You've got two crippled versions of movement. The default, called "VR Drive", is basically click-turning. If you want smooth turning, you can turn off VR drive, but then every time you turn, these horrible black borders appear around the edge of your sight, like you're looking through a cardboard paper towel tube.

 

Final Fantasy: Monster of the Deep suffers the same issue I have with Doom VFR;  no left-handed support.  Both FF and Doom are relatively playable, just unnaturally for me.  Of course, I didn't play too far into it (stopped after playing through the first post-title stage.)  One weird thing I noticed in both Here They Lie and FF are the scale of the people.  Both the girl at the beginning of Here They Lie and Cindy at the beginning of FF had inhumanly small frames to their body. A VR Depth of Field camera issue, perhaps?

 

Polybius was still a blast to play.




#14021764 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/17: $20 Middle-earth: Shadow of War, $15 VC Re...

Posted by Kain on 07 July 2018 - 06:02 PM

Definitely suggest Chrono Trigger as a must-play game, especially if you like RPGs and time-travel.

 

There were lots of gaming magazines back in the day.  I had a subscription to Nintendo Power, GamePro, Electronic Gaming Monthly, EGM2, Videogames & Computer Entertainment...  Loved getting all these magazines in my mailbox every month, made going to school more bearable when there was a chance I might have a new mag waiting for me when I got home.




#14021705 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/17: $20 Middle-earth: Shadow of War, $15 VC Re...

Posted by Kain on 07 July 2018 - 03:12 PM

The final fantasy sales are really hard to resist.  I bought collection, 4, and 6 for vita.

 

also bought chrono trigger, never have played it, it's on sale also fyi

You never played Chrono Trigger? :shock:  Play that one first.




#14021494 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/17: $20 Middle-earth: Shadow of War, $15 VC Re...

Posted by Kain on 06 July 2018 - 10:53 PM

He was talking the FF on *vita* which i dont think were updated. (FF7+9)

Oh, alright. I keep forgetting the Vita exists.




#14021444 Official Playstation VR Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Kain on 06 July 2018 - 09:08 PM

I definitely feel like PSVR isn't a novelty, but for me, it's certainly not pick up and play either. I don't get to play it nearly as much as I'd like due to cumbersomeness as well. I'm tired when I get home from work and the last thing I want is to wear a helmet and have an LCD screen literally two inches from my eyes when I'm lacking sleep. It can get sweaty in the helmet, even when in Winter, and it pushes my glasses close to my eyes (and I have long eyelashes that end up smearing oil all over the inside of my glasses, so I end up looking through an oily haze at everything in front of me.)  Plus, playing games that pretty much require a trophy walkthrough is tough since you can't look at your PC screen anytime you want. And anytime my girlfriend calls me, I have to pull off the helmet to answer the phone.

 

If I did't have those little annoyances, I'd be playing it a whole lot more than I do.




#14021227 Limited Run Games Thread - Thumper [Switch/PS4] Pre-orders & Hue [Vita/PS...

Posted by Kain on 06 July 2018 - 02:22 PM

Being that LRG couldn't bother to let us know, or even find out for themselves, whether DLC was included with Magicka 2, I ended up with just Observer. First purchase since February. Back in the game.




#14019108 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/17: $20 Middle-earth: Shadow of War, $15 VC Re...

Posted by Kain on 30 June 2018 - 07:11 PM

kids are made of glass?

No; mirrors.




#14017546 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/17: $20 Middle-earth: Shadow of War, $15 VC Re...

Posted by Kain on 27 June 2018 - 07:26 PM

Yeah, the bundle sites blew up my Steam Library. I think I had less than 30 titles before bundles, and then those came alone and now I'm over 3,000. Oh, plus the Steam store sales back when they actually gave significant discounts of 75% off or more, not these insulting 50% things they've been doing over the last half a decade.




#14017511 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/17: $20 Middle-earth: Shadow of War, $15 VC Re...

Posted by Kain on 27 June 2018 - 06:13 PM

I blame the K-Mart loop for my backlog. I seriously never bought as many games as frequently before the K-Mart loop. Once that went away, the backlog didn't stop growing, it was just a switch to a new dealer for my gaming fix.




#14017491 PSN Weekly Deals - 7/17: $20 Middle-earth: Shadow of War, $15 VC Re...

Posted by Kain on 27 June 2018 - 05:40 PM

We just got BTS and Heavy Rain for FREE. Why do you want to BUY the two pack? For the trophies? FYI I've had the two pack in my wishlist for almost a year waiting for it to go on sale. Guess it's finally time to remove it from my wishlist.

You didn't get them for free. You are renting them for as long as you have your PS+ subscription. I would like a permanent license so I can still play them long after PS+ goes the way of the dodo.




#14011504 Official Playstation VR Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Kain on 14 June 2018 - 02:57 PM

Doesn’t matter if you’d like it or not, the bigger library is still there.

Bigger doesn't always mean better. The huge VR library on PC suffers from the same problem as the huge library of games offered on Steam: About 95% of the game are unpolished, indie titles that are slapped together by someone who just learned how to move an object around in Unity and thinks he's some kind of game dev now. Now, I have nothing against Indie Devs, I'm an Indie Dev and I work with a lot of other Indie Devs, nor against PC games, as my Steam library has more than 3,000 titles in it, but seriously, let's call a spade a spade here. Not every PSVR game is an absolute gem, granted, but it's not littered with student projects liked the PC is.