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Posted by Zenax[zd] on 29 August 2017 - 03:53 PM

Doesn't seem like anything for me this week. I do want Yooka-Laylee eventually but I will wait for a cheaper price.

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Posted by Zenax[zd] on 25 August 2017 - 02:42 AM

Are the platinum/gold coins ever worth anything other than getting a discount on a few games? 

You can browse my nintendo to see everything but it's basically game discounts, desktop/mobile wallpapers, 3DS themes, and some random software like flipnote studio and swapdoodle DLC. And then lastly there is a Twilight Princess Picross game (for 3DS) you can buy for 1000 platinum coins. It's pretty short but enjoyable enough if you like picross.

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Posted by Zenax[zd] on 17 August 2017 - 06:29 PM

Civ Rev is great for $1 by itself, honestly. It's not a full-scale PC Civ, obviously, but it's like a slightly simplified board game version. And it's still fairly good.

Yeah I ended up spending a lot of last night just playing Civ Rev 2 from the bundle and it's great. Calling it 2 feels a bit weird because honestly I can barely tell any differences between it and Civ Rev 1 (granted it's been 5+ years since I played Civ Rev 1 so my memory is dull), but, having it on the vita is great for me. 


As for being simplified, that is certainly the case but I like that it tries to be different from the main series. I actually like some aspects of it more, namely I always found culture a lot more fun in Rev compared to like Civ 5 (which is the only mainline game I've played.)

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Posted by Zenax[zd] on 16 August 2017 - 07:26 PM

I wasn't being serious about the intent of weeding people out, but I think it will end up happening with a certain segment of players.

I personally applaud the decision to lampoon trophies, like having to straight-up buy them in Nier: Automata because Fuck you. If that is a person's motivation for purchasing a game, to get an easy fake trophy, they only have themselves to blame for missing out either on playing something more enjoyable or actually completing the experience.

In reading the Undertale trophies, they also included a " Fuck you" set of trophies, which is awesome.

Hmm? There are no trophies in Nier that force you to buy them. The game just gives you the option to purchase them and you can't even buy all of them, just a certain subset. Also it takes multiple playthroughs of the game to get to the point where you can purchase them... There is also a pretty legit reason the option is there that I won't mention because spoilers. Needless to say though the idea of Nier lampooning trophies is really not true at all.


You'd have a point if the game forced you to spend gold to arbitrarily unlock a trophy but it doesn't do that at all.

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Posted by Zenax[zd] on 16 August 2017 - 06:25 PM

We are all free to enjoy games however we please, but holy shit I will never understand the reasoning behind what you just said.

Edit: As someone who has played through Undertale, I decided to check out the trophies. Clearly, he is mocking the idea of trophies and made them all easy and virtually unmissable out of spite. Perhaps by electing to not finish the game due to already "achieving" everything part of the way through, the developer is trying to weed certain people out?

That doesn't really make any sense, I mean there is no way to weed people out like that. If there is no trophy for beating the game that means there is no way to tell who got the plat and finished the game or who got the plat and quit playing.


If you want to take an actual cynical look at it you could just say that he made it so easy because it's a guaranteed way to sell extra copies. There are a shocking number of people that will jump on any game that has a fast and easy plat/100%. Just look at crap like My Name is Mayo. 


Realistically I doubt he is that malicious though. I think the obvious answer is what Windy said, he just doesn't want the trophies to influence how someone approaches the game so he slapped something together. Personally I think that is a bit shortsighted and a backwards way to view things but whatever, doesn't matter one way or another. 

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Posted by Zenax[zd] on 12 August 2017 - 06:26 PM

I'll have to give Hello Games some credit. They didn't fold up their tents after all the hate they got when the game first launched. I'm probably one of the few that got 20+ hours of enjoyment out of NMS at launch so maybe I'll reinstall it and give the new content a look.

I don't own the game but the drama around it never bothered me much. It always just looked like a laid back flying around space game, very relaxing. I still plan to buy it eventually when it gets super cheap. 

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Posted by Zenax[zd] on 04 August 2017 - 03:16 AM

Just watched a few videos and I'm not sold on Hellblade. The combat doesn't look anything like what I was expecting from a Ninja Theory game.

Yeah every gameplay video I've seen of it has looked incredibly unappealing. It doesn't help that every time I see comments/interviews from Ninja Theory they say that the focus of the game is on the world, atmosphere, story, etc. 


Nothing wrong with that but it's not my cup of tea, will probably only pick it up heavily discounted (or from ps+ if it ends up there).

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Posted by Zenax[zd] on 21 July 2017 - 05:00 AM

For those that pre-ordered Fallen Legion, what's your opinion of it? Personally, I have hit a wall at the second act boss. I didn't expect the game to be this difficult...

Is that the thief bandit lady boss? That one is first one I died to, took me 5 or 6 tries to get the timing down on the blocks.


Overall I really like the game but the tutorial is really bad. You need to understand every mechanic in battle but the game never properly teaches you why each mechanic matters. Link attacks are the absolute worst offender as the tutorial for them just says you can trigger them by timing your attacks. No mention of when during an attack you can trigger them or how, just that with the right timing you can do it. I don't even think it mentions that link attacks are actually a special attack that replace the normal attack animation so you should be trying to trigger them constantly because they are typically very powerful. 


Anyway, it took me almost the entire game but I finally figured out all that stuff and now I really love the combat in the game, I just wish it was explained better.