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Zenax[zd]

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#14290831 Nintendo eShop Deals - 4/23: Capcom, Picross S, SteamWorld sales! $1...

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 21 May 2020 - 05:46 PM

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate at an all time low (again?) seems like a good deal. Is gameplay similar to the other MH games? Good solid solo campaign?

If by the other Monster Hunter games you mean games before World, then yeah it's like that. But it's also probably the most dramatically different MH game because of the art and style system. In addition to a weapon you also pick a fighting style that lets you focus on a specific type of play (normal, aerial, high risk/high reward style, etc.) Then you have arts which are just super attacks, fill up a meter and then use a super strong attack or give yourself a powerful buff. How many arts you can equip is dependent on what style you play as.

 

As for solo stuff Generations has the biggest monster list of any MH game (almost 100) so there is a ridiculous amount of content. But there isn't much of an actual story, it's an anniversary game so the single player is mostly just traveling to locations from previous games and talking to old NPCs. Also of course keep in mind it's like older MH games where G rank is meant specifically for multiplayer so you can't really do everything unless you're willing to find people to play with or deal with massively inflated HP values on monsters. But you can easily still put hundreds of hours into the solo content if you wish, it's not like that part is lacking.




#14289313 Nintendo eShop Deals - 4/23: Capcom, Picross S, SteamWorld sales! $1...

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 15 May 2020 - 08:00 PM

Just picked it up and came here to report.  Hope it's worthwhile - seems to get good reviews, hard to imagine it's not worth the $1.49.  OTOH, my backlog...

The story/characters are all pretty forgettable but the battle system is incredibly fun, albeit highly unbalanced and very easy to break. Honestly for anyone looking for a fun and fairly unique turn based RPG battle system I'd recommend it at full price, $1.49 is a steal.

 

Also not really a burden on the backlog tbh. Main story is only like 10 hours long, around 15ish if you want to do all the side content.




#14289150 Nintendo eShop Deals - 4/23: Capcom, Picross S, SteamWorld sales! $1...

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 15 May 2020 - 04:08 AM

Oh man, Wild Guns is awesome. That is a really great addition. 




#14288302 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 12 May 2020 - 06:01 PM

Apparently Signature Editions version of SoR 4 is getting hella orders.

The game is looking to be doing crazy good.

I don't have any nostalgia for Streets of Rage, I mean I played them all as a kid but they were just some fun games that never stuck with me much. Played the first level of SoR4 on my bro's game pass and it completely blew me away. Went and ordered a physical version immediately. Can't wait to play it in a few months or whenever it's supposed to get here.

 

Also I legit forgot that new Battletoads game was a thing until I read your post. So point proven I guess lol.




#14287598 PSN Weekly Deals - 5/13: Extended Play, Hidden Gems, & Games Under $...

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 09 May 2020 - 03:13 PM

I actually thought the Golden Week sale was pretty good this time personally. There was a bunch of games that had new all time low prices which is a refreshing change of pace considering we get so many sales these days where games are not as reduced as they have been previously.

 

Picked up 5 things from my wish list, 3 of which were new lowest prices: Castlevania Anniversary collection, Persona Dancing collection, and Last Remnant. 




#14286511 PSN Weekly Deals - 5/13: Extended Play, Hidden Gems, & Games Under $...

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 05 May 2020 - 10:04 PM

I said I paid $1 for 3 years of Game Pass which is accurate.  I didn't say I paid that for 3 years of GPU, which is what I actually have.  So yes, I did have to buy 3 years of Gold (discounted) which I would've gotten anyway, then did the $1 GPU conversion that effectively added 3 years of Game Pass on top of the Gold.  So I probably paid around $125 for 3 years of GPU which is a fantastic deal.

I wasn't even talking about you, I quoted someone else if you see the previous post I made. But yeah that is my entire point, you have to buy into the system via other ways before you can take advantage of the deal. The idea you can start with absolutely nothing and spend $1 out of your wallet and get 3 years of game pass is just obviously not even close to reality.

 

Whether these kind of services are a good deal or not I wasn't even arguing. Personally I had GP all last summer and played like 4 games before it expired so clearly I am not the target audience for it. Doesn't mean I think it's bad though, it's just not for me. I bit on the $45 PS Now deal since it's so cheap, will see how that one goes. 




#14286195 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 04 May 2020 - 07:39 PM

Out of the main Trials cast I actually think the Charlotte VA is probably the most talented of the bunch. They wanted a specific performance from her and she absolutely nailed it. Doesn't mean I am a fan of it, but I think she did a good job. Especially when you look at all the minor characters that are supposed to have strange dialects, such as the elemental spirits. With the exception of Shade they all sound pretty amateurish imo. It's like night and day comparing her to any of those voices.




#14284034 PSN Weekly Deals - 5/13: Extended Play, Hidden Gems, & Games Under $...

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 26 April 2020 - 03:07 AM

One thing to note about Requiem is that it does not have save states if that matters to you. Not really a big deal for SOTN but it might matter more for Rondo since it's an old school game, die enough and back to the start of a level. That said it has an odd quick save system you can exploit if need be. If you quick save before you die when you reload the game you'll be at whatever the last check point you found was. Seems very unintended but it's there if you need it. Oh also, if you choose to play as Maria the game is incredibly easy anyway.

 

I also say go for Requiem and if you find that you enjoy Rondo of Blood pick up the other collection, lot of games for a very cheap price there. I played Rondo for the first time ever a few months ago and it totally blew me away honestly. I totally get why it has so much praise online.

 

Edit for Souffrir's post: The versions of the games in Requiem are the versions found on the PSP game (minus the 2.5D remake), seen a lot of talk where people think it's done with the PS4s internal PSP emulator. That means for SOTN it's a version with a playable Maria (but not some of the other changes the Saturn version had) and completely re-translated with updated voice acting. No miserable pile of secrets in this version. Didn't mind it much myself, especially because most of the voice acting is pretty good in the new version. Really liked Yuri Lowenthal as Alucard.




#14282231 PSN Weekly Deals - 5/13: Extended Play, Hidden Gems, & Games Under $...

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 19 April 2020 - 02:35 PM

I bought the digital after the disc version was making the disc drive spin up super loudly all they way through the first area/scorpion boss.It never stopped spinning. It is a night and day difference with digital. The console is silent. And if you have the newer, quieter PS4 Pro, the fan is not even really noticeable. I also have a SSD I my PS4 Pro, for what it is worth.

This is odd because the ENTIRE game is downloaded on to the hard drive. It shouldn’t have to spin up outside of disc verification.

Did you start playing immediately after it was done installing from the data disc? Because the game is not fully installed by that point, it still has to install from the play disc as well since it's an 85 gig game and PS4 discs are only capable of 50 gigs. They just simply allow you to play the game while it continues to install from the play disc.

 

If you just pop in the play disc and then walk away it'll finish eventually and work like any other PS4 game. Happened exactly like that for me as right after it was done with the data disc and I had put the play disc in I had to leave the house for a few hours. When I came back and started playing it was just like any other game on my PS4 slim, really loud fan noises, no disc spinning. 




#14279999 PSN Weekly Deals - 5/13: Extended Play, Hidden Gems, & Games Under $...

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 10 April 2020 - 06:49 PM

So I remember ff7 being turn based but now it’s action rpg?

Sorta but it's more of a hybrid system really. It's still fairly slow compared to most action games and your dodge roll/block are not as powerful as they are in a real action game. The block doesn't make you immune to damage, it just lessens it, and the roll doesn't seem to have many (if any) iframes, it's more for moving your character out of telegraphed AOE attacks. But most importantly it still has ATB and you can't do anything other than normal attacks until your bar fills up at which point you can open a more traditional menu (or a shortcut menu) to select attacks, when you open the menu the game slows down to almost a complete stop.

 

There is also an option that makes it so characters move on their own and you just pick attacks but no interest in messing with that personally.




#14279863 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 10 April 2020 - 05:13 AM

I really like the Cloud theme, some neat particle/smoke effects, plays the battle theme, and most importantly for me is fairly dark. Lot of PS4 themes I really love but are crazy bright and feel like they're burning out my eyes so I don't use them.




#14278147 Nintendo eShop Deals - 4/23: Capcom, Picross S, SteamWorld sales! $1...

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 04 April 2020 - 03:28 AM

I enjoyed Fallen Legion, but it really depends on whether or not you enjoy the combat. There's some story (and it's not bad), but the game is mostly combat. It plays pretty quickly. 

Yeah the game is entirely combat focused in a way I feel like screenshots don't really convey. Each level is simply a gauntlet of enemies that ends in a boss fight or some sort of mini-boss, and that is all there is as far as gameplay goes. I enjoyed it myself but it's not perfect or anything. Balance in particular is really whack as the game has a RNG loot system and the gems (which you equip) range from really bad to so powerful it trivializes the rest of the game to the point where you feel like you're cheating. 




#14277051 Japanese Niche Games Deals & Discussion Thread 4.0

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 31 March 2020 - 10:15 PM

I mean, they’re rhythm games, if they didn’t expect low sales numbers that’s on them.

Pretty sure they also launched at $60 USD as well right? And lacked story modes on the level of P4D which had a lengthy fully voice acted story mode.

 

I loved P4D, like a lot, but I remember reading about what was included in the P3 and P5 games combined with the price and decided to just pass on them.




#14274936 PSN Weekly Deals - 5/13: Extended Play, Hidden Gems, & Games Under $...

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 23 March 2020 - 06:01 AM

I hear what you're saying, but just out of curiosity: which major PS3 releases didn't get PS4 versions that were at least on par (and usually above) what they were on PS3? I mean, I'm sure there were a LOT, but which heavy hitters were you looking for?

I don't care about the major PS3 releases really (even though I do have some that never got ported like the Resistance trilogy), it's niche Japanese games that I am mostly interested in. Lotta JRPGs and Japanese action games on the PS3 with no PS4 ports. And plenty of those games are PS3 only in general, no other console/pc versions.

 

Wouldn't make sense for a lot of those games to get ports which is why an all encompassing backwards compat system would be nice. 




#14274152 PSN Weekly Deals - 5/13: Extended Play, Hidden Gems, & Games Under $...

Posted by Zenax[zd] on 20 March 2020 - 08:48 PM

Eh, I don't think they bungled it so much as people ran with a narrative.  I thought it was pretty clear that all the games were going to work, some just needed simple patches that couldn't handle the speed of the new machine. 

This, just your usual people hearing what they want and spreading it like wildfire. If you actually watched the video Cerny at literally no point ever said only 100 games would be BC, just that they tested the top 100 games and the majority were running without any problems and they were going to keep testing more.