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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Maus » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:12 pm

Red Dead Redemption (PS3).

It's SO gooooood.
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Postby ShugoHanasaki » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:23 pm

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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Kizyr » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:21 pm

ShugoHanasaki wrote:O
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I haven't played that since I was a kid. Such a fun a game!

I swear the most common experience people have with this game is finding out later in life that they were far from the only ones who played and enjoyed it. Over the last year I found 4-5 other people who all played that game back when, and none of us realized it was that ubiquitous. (...maybe due to the fact that there was zero marketing whatsoever for the game...)

WD RPG WD wrote:Thimbleweed Park
Best Adventure game since Monkey Island. Throwback feel to it.

Oh wow. Is this recent? Yeah looks very LucasArts / Monkey Island ish. KF

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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby JonOU812 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:08 pm

I'm debating on whether or not I should get a Genesis emulator for the PSP and just play Shining Force 1 & 2 all the way. I beat 1 on my Iphone awhile back, figured I replay it. Also now that Ultra Sun and Moon is out, I feel like I should "beat" regular Moon before I get Ultra.
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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby WD RPG WD » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:59 pm

Kizyr wrote:
ShugoHanasaki wrote:O
M
G
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I haven't played that since I was a kid. Such a fun a game!

I swear the most common experience people have with this game is finding out later in life that they were far from the only ones who played and enjoyed it. Over the last year I found 4-5 other people who all played that game back when, and none of us realized it was that ubiquitous. (...maybe due to the fact that there was zero marketing whatsoever for the game...)

WD RPG WD wrote:Thimbleweed Park
Best Adventure game since Monkey Island. Throwback feel to it.

Oh wow. Is this recent? Yeah looks very LucasArts / Monkey Island ish. KF


It came out in the last year. It was kickstarted. It has most of the original staff that did Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, including Ron Gilbert. The game takes place in 1987 and has tons of awesome references to Lucas Arts and computer gaming of the age.

Most importantly, it doesn't feel cheap. I'm not a fan of adventure games with illogical trial and error puzzles. This game never got to that point. All the puzzles made sense, and when I got stuck and used a hint (twice), I blamed myself for missing the clues.

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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Imperial Knight » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:34 am

Playing Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA), one of many games I started but failed to finish years ago. It had been a long time and I had no memory of basically anything about it, so I started over from scratch. Honestly a part of what motivated me to pick it up again was that I'd been hearing a lot of Fire Emblem talk, which made me remember enjoying this game but never finishing for some reason.

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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby JonOU812 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:22 am

Imperial Knight wrote:Playing Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA), one of many games I started but failed to finish years ago. It had been a long time and I had no memory of basically anything about it, so I started over from scratch. Honestly a part of what motivated me to pick it up again was that I'd been hearing a lot of Fire Emblem talk, which made me remember enjoying this game but never finishing for some reason.


Same here, I started a Fire Emblem binge probably around when Echoes was released. I replayed all the GBA games (with the exception of the Japanese only one) and I found some translated ports of the SNES games and gave them a quick look. With Sacred Stones however, I wanted to try playing it by using class promotions I normally wouldn't use. Ex: Amelia as a Paladin, Ross as a Warrior, and Ewan as a Sage. Also I've yet to actually complete Ephraim's route so that's on my to do list.
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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Sonic# » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:57 pm

I bought Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on opening day, due in large part to the reviews (positive and negative) claiming it was similar to the first one.

So far it's been what I was hoping for: a beautiful open world free to explore, characters who are appealing sometimes because of (Jin) and sometimes despite (Pyra) their designs, and a story with enough similarities to Skies of Arcadia to keep me interested so far. That said, heed carefully all the negatives mentioned in various reviews - I can overlook some questionable character designs, overcomplicated systems for Blades, and awkward dialogue, but not everyone can. (I watched this video by Tim Rogers after I got the game, and it is the best response to the first 10 hours that I've seen.)
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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Kizyr » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:20 pm

I just finished Shadowrun: Hong Kong not too long ago. Wow, that game was intense. The developers put so much into that. The only weak point maybe was that there was a little too much text to flesh out the backstory, and I found myself reading for nearly an hour after every single mission, trying to catch up with my team and explore the backgrounds of various people around Heoi / Kowloon.

Great story that really gets into the feel of Hong Kong, too. At this rate I want to have my Shadowrun campaign take the team through both anarchist East Berlin and the Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone.

I'm playing through it again with the directors' commentary turned on. After that, I might just play through all three games a third time as a different character type. KF


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