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What are you playing?

Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by Desides, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Oh yeah, especially the stamina songs.

    I will typically use it when I'm hunting something I know I'm not going to have a problem with, or I'm catching up another friend that plays less occasionally than I do. It's just a little tougher because there's some equipment and skills that need swapping around first.

    But I just love Great Sword. So satisfying and it's never been more versatile since they added the shoulder tackle.
     
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  2. Unlucky 13

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    With Personal 5 Royal on sale almost half off, and no other games on my list for the next three months, I decided to go ahead and grab it. I like how deep the game is, and the fact that after seven hours of gameplay, I seem to basically seem to still be in the intro. Moving the character around actually reminds me a lot of FF7 and FF8 when inside a town. I'm wondering if there's a point where the game opens up and becomes less linear, though.
     
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  3. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I don't think it does.
     
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  4. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Got Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2 for $15.

    I'm about 1/4 through the first one. It's fun but it definitely feels awkward in some respects. Like you can't shoot your pistol while driving, which is a blast when all the enemies in the game can do that to you.

    Also the protagonist is like a slice of bread dipped in a bucket of gray paint. Just nothing remarkable whatsoever. Seems like they were trying to go for a Bruce Wayne feel. He's so boring.

    Anxious to see the differences from 1 to 2 when I get there.
     
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  5. Unlucky 13

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    That matches up with the reviews that I've read. No real interest in the series.

    I'm 20 hours into Persona 5, and I've just started the second main mission. The game is a LOT of story, mixed with very JRPG dungeons, mixed with almost Pokemon-like finding and leveling up of spirit/avatars.
     
  6. invid

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    Finished Watch Dogs 1.

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    Going to try Death Stranding next.
     
  7. AGuyNamedAlex

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    I'm actually glad I posted all my crap about my road to the show player, because I jumped back in to finish another season of his career this weekend and was able to review it lol

    One thing I like about the mode as a pitcher, even though I individually dominate every year I've only won two World Series in my 11 or 12ish seasons so far. Granted that is good for any player, but it's not like I can single handedly win it all no matter how good I am on the mound.

    This season with the Rockies is going well, I've given up a lot of HR but mostly solo shots so my ERA is still really low at 1.5 and closing in on 200 innings and 300k for the year again with about 40 team games left.
     
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  8. Unlucky 13

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    I had The Show glitch, and stop taking inputs from my controller when batting or pitching. So I tried to reinstall it, and have had constant errors since then. Guessing I have a problem with the disc, but I can't see any scratches on it. Thankfully, everything else works.

    I'm at 80 hours played on Persona 5. I'm guessing i'm somewhere around halfway through the story. I'm enjoying it, but its a different kind of experience. A lot of the game is time management, and choosing what you're going to do at different points in the day. You really have very little freedom, and its frustrating that it often just fast forwards through spots and doesn't let you do anything at all. But the story is good, and the battle and leveling systems are tight when you get the chance to do it.
     
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  9. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I checked out Godhood. A pretty good "god game" which is really just an autobattler. You are a God, and you build up your prophets who auto battle it out. Build stuff, level them up, and hope for the best. As an indie game it is pretty good.
     
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  10. invid

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    Playing the everloving **** out of Children of Morta on Switch with a buddy of mine. We're on New Game+ and really having a blast with it outside of some weird sound issues that can only be solved by rebooting the game. Only happens every now and then though.
     
  11. Mcduffie81

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    Still playing World of Warcraft (since 2004).
     
  12. Unlucky 13

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    There was a point where I would have been totally into it, around 2008 or so, but I didn't have broadband.
     
  13. Mcduffie81

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    So you’ve never tried it? It’s not terrible to try to get into it nowadays. You’ll just have to kiss the rest of your life goodbye.
     
  14. Unlucky 13

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    No, it came out right as I moved somewhere where I couldn't get broadband access, and I lived there until two years ago. Other than some text based MUDs in the late 90s, I had never played anything like a MMO during until recently.

    I bought ES Online last year for the PS4, and while it was OK, it just ate too much of my hard drive space, so I deleted it. I plan to try to get into it again after I get a PS5.
     
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  15. Unlucky 13

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    I went over the 100 hour mark in Persona 5 yesterday, and I think that I'm getting near to the end of the main story. But I know that the Royal edition has extra content tacked on after that point.
     
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  16. AGuyNamedAlex

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    Always know a game is good when you break triple digits in hours and you're still going. For me anyway.

    Would you recommend it? I've always been semi-interested in the Persona games but never took the dive.
     
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  17. Unlucky 13

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    It's certainly a different kind of game than I'm used to. Certainly the game that gives the player the least freedom and leeway of any I've played, even compared to ones like FF13. Its almost like you're playing an anime at times.

    Mileage will of course vary depending on your own style, but as someone who exceptionally careful and methodical, and loves to spend time grinding and leveling up my characters, I'd say I've spent about 25% of the game actually exploring the "palaces" and dungeons and fighting enemies, about 10% more exploring the cities and neighborhoods of the game, and the rest of the time is basically spent either going through the story at the game's own pace, or choosing which characters you want to talk to, and what to say to them, or having your character do things by themselves to increase one of your stats. This is compared to an open world game like AC Odyssey, where I'd spend about 80% of my time exploring and fighting enemies, while I completed quests.

    That said, the story is well written, smart and extremely deep. They do a good job of tying over a dozen different storylines together and having it feel rewarding when the connections take place as you go. Most of the characters are likable and have depth. The battle system, leveling system, money and loot systems all feel very balanced and fair and make logical sense. And if you tend to enjoy anime, manga and JRPGs, you'll likely enjoy the humor that's thrown in.

    The negatives would be that if you want more freedom, this is NOT the game you're looking for. Much of it is basically choosing how to spend your time, and then having conversations where you make the choice of which option to say to the other person. The graphics are very much intended to be comic-style, and a lot of it is a hard on the eyes combination of black and very bright. And like a lot of stuff from Japan, the characters are mostly 16 and 17 year olds, yet look, talk and act older. They could have very, very easily been college students and had the overwhelming majority of the story not change at all. It would have likely given the player more freedom and choice, and I've read that they might do it with the next game in the series. I hope that they do.

    I bought it for $35, which was on sale from I think $80. And I feel that its pretty fair at that level.
     
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  18. invid

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    This is very much a YMMV game. I'm a huge fan of JRPGs but I found myself not enjoying the structure of this series, which I guess is Shin Megami Tensei.

    There's a degree of finality to everything that you do that can either be liberating or claustrophobic depending on your mindset. For someone who didn't see themselves playing the New Game+ to get everything, I just couldn't get into it. After 10-15 hours I kind of floated away from it.

    And that's why you buy games on sale.
     
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  19. Unlucky 13

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    Last night, at a pivotal point in the game's story, I spent between two and three hours essentially just watching it like a TV show. I had some choices in what I could say, but I don't know that even that had an effect on what happened. I'm curious as to how much I have left, and whether or not it will allow me to max things out before the end as much as I'd like. One of my frustrations is that it limits you on how much time you can spend doing this or that, so the player is forced to choose which directions to focus on. Whereas I'm usually a "dump as much time as necessary into it to do it all" kind of guy.

    Under normal circumstances, I probably wouldn't do a NG+ on this one because there isn't any more DLC coming that I'd want that wasn't already included in the Royal edition, and I'm not sure how much I could do differently compared to the first time though. However, if I'm not able to get my hands on a PS5 for a while, then I won't have much else to play, and I might at least start it once I finish.
     
  20. AGuyNamedAlex

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    So, random question.

    Those of you who play on PS4, how many trophies do you have and do you care about collecting them?

    I like to 100% games I like, but I dont always do it and I dont have THAT MANY games.

    I think i have somewhere in the 580s or something with a few platinums.
     
  21. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I can answer that question. No. I do not care at all.
     
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  22. Unlucky 13

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    I have 1702 Trophies, and a level of 242.

    Zero Platinum.
    64 Gold (largely from finishing games)
    254 Silver
    1384 Bronze

    My biggest haul is from AC Odyssey, where I have 3 gold, 14 silver and 63 bronze. That one really rewards you for being digging into things and doing all that the game offers. Compare that to Uncharted 4, where I only have 9 bronze even though I played through it twice, because most of the ones in the game are for doing really hard or unusual things.
     
  23. AGuyNamedAlex

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    I dont particularly care either, but I find it gives just about any game more play time. So if I like the game and dont want it to end, or it's a hard game in general, I'll collect them.
     
  24. AGuyNamedAlex

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    That's a good number! I'm not sure of my full breakdown, I'll post it later when I'm home though to compare.

    I feel like if I owned more games I'd have a lot more than I do just due to all the bronzes that you accidentally get just by playing.

    I do know my rarest and probably most overall was the Megaman Legacy Collection. Last time I checked, according to what it says on the PS4 list it shows you that one was like 0.01% completion.
     
  25. Unlucky 13

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    I don't generally try to do anything in order to get a trophy. But it can be fun to get one for doing something that I put a lot of time into, or to find that I'm one of only a small percentage of people to accomplish something within the game. The more freedom and choice that a game offers, or the more some things are hidden and you need to find, the more this is the case.
     
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  26. Unlucky 13

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    I think that its amusing that I have PS3 games on my list that I played through multiple times and have zero trophies. SO they're there, but empty. I guess the trophy system might have been retroactively added after I finished playing them.

    If you're interested, you can also go to a website called TrueTrophies.com and enter your PSN ID and it will keep track also, and show you how you compare to other users of the site. They show you your number of trophies and PSN score the same as the PS4 does, but also assign you points of their own system based on giving values to different ones. Its a total novelty, but I look over it sometimes. My most valuable trophy in their system was for completing Greedfall with the best possible ending, which I didn't specifically set out to do, but worked out that way based on how I played. Its apparently extremely rare unless you know just what to say and do.
     
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  27. AGuyNamedAlex

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    Oh nice! I might check that out and sign up, cant hurt.

    This is my full breakdown: 583 total, 4 platinum, 31 Gold, 131 Silver and 417 Bronze.
     
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