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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Maus » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:26 am

I'm currently dividing my time between Eternal Blue and Sol-Feace.
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Postby Sonic# » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:42 pm

I didn't realize that PS1 RPGs weren't on the PS4. Sadface.
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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Kizyr » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:47 am

I'm finally getting back to my play-through of Life Is Strange. But around then (when I don't have time to get sucked into a deep game) I'm playing a bit of Super Amazing Wagon Adventure. It's... like a spiritual successor to Oregon Trail but with more realistic outcomes:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/250500/

...also thanks to the latest Steam Sale I ended up getting 4 other games, including To The Moon and Shadowrun Returns... KF

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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Maus » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:15 am

With what little time I can squeeze out, I gave my beloved copy of Baseball (NES) a few tries.

I don't know why, but for some reason it just keeps being the best baseball game that I have ever played. It's as primitive as can be, but it turns that fact into its biggest advantage... it doesn't try to sell fancy camera angles nor over-complicated fielding (like games such as ESPN Baseball Tonight) and that just makes it the perfect time killer -although, I gotta admit that sometimes playing the outfield is a little awkward and the AI is the meanest in the history of anything, kinda like the offspring of Skynet and Josè Canseco, but I digress-.

Anyway, it's not LUNAR but I'm having fun -minus the occasional rage quit... gosh I hate that AI-.
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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby jay_are » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:10 am

Maus wrote:With what little time I can squeeze out, I gave my beloved copy of Baseball (NES) a few tries.

I don't know why, but for some reason it just keeps being the best baseball game that I have ever played. It's as primitive as can be, but it turns that fact into its biggest advantage... it doesn't try to sell fancy camera angles nor over-complicated fielding (like games such as ESPN Baseball Tonight) and that just makes it the perfect time killer -although, I gotta admit that sometimes playing the outfield is a little awkward and the AI is the meanest in the history of anything, kinda like the offspring of Skynet and Josè Canseco, but I digress-.

Anyway, it's not LUNAR but I'm having fun -minus the occasional rage quit... gosh I hate that AI-.


That's something most game devs dont understand :D there is beauty in certain things remaining primitive, something that is reduced to its most basic working form. Shame about the difficulty, maybe I'll give it a try one day.

I'm currently playing many things, like replaying MegaMan 1 to 6 on NES, Super Mario 3D Land which still doesn't fail to impress me, some smartphone games I use to kill time in the middle of work (like Silly Sausage) which are quite addicting!
Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS a little bit, which gave me the strangest thing to disappoint me almost completely: blurry fonts.
So I've spent my time complaining about that online and Square Enix won't do a thing about it.

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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Maus » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:17 pm

That's something most game devs dont understand :D there is beauty in certain things remaining primitive, something that is reduced to its most basic working form.


Indeed! I have also been playing Bases Loaded on the NES and, while vastly superior, it lost a lot of playability and charm. Kinda like... "Nice! Now I can change the line-up, see the stats, watch the pitcher's throwing motion and the number in his back (among a ton of other things); This is really cool! But... uh-oh, the sudden change of camera angle after they have gotten a hit off me made me lose track of the ball and now the batter got to a scoring position with no effort whatsoever". I'm sure I could eventually get used to it, but the problem is that I already know better.

Shame about the difficulty, maybe I'll give it a try one day.


It's not that it's difficult, it's just... mean-spirited. Let me try to illustrate my point by the means of a direct example:

At one point I had taken down the first two batters of the computer, but the third one just barely got to first base. Since the game's flow was so overwhelmingly on my favor, I decided to tease the thing by passing the ball around all the in-field players (thus delaying the next at-bat). I did this twice, and... while the ball was going from first to third... the darn thing went and stole second! I was like "WHAT?! HOW DARE YOU?!"

On another game, I had completely shut down the game's offensive; I hit a HR off my first at-bat and struck out the top of the order with remarkable ease... then, on the very bottom of the ninth inning, the thing got hits off my every pitch and completely stole the win from me. And the thing is that this happens on every game, it will ALWAYS put up a fight and you will sweat to come on top. I have won more than I have lost, but no game ends with you winning for more than three runs... it's super challenging.
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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Sonic# » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:31 am

I've gotten into Dragon Quest VIII for the 3DS. Its changes have been for the better - random encounters replaced with overworld enemies, a new camera mode, an instant alchemy pot. I find the fomts to be okay, but respect that may be your peeve.

Still doing a playthrough of Skies of Arcadia. Still a favorite game.
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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Kizyr » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:36 am

The most recent thing I played was To The Moon, which was incredibly moving. I haven't been that personally touched by a game or a story period in a very long time. It just resonated so personally with me (and Jenner).

We've also been playing a ton of the Jackbox Party Pack (Quiplash 2, Tee KO) with our friends lately.

Maus wrote:It's not that it's difficult, it's just... mean-spirited. Let me try to illustrate my point by the means of a direct example:

I actually always hated the NES-era baseball games 'cause of stuff like that! It was as if the computer's defense was always perfect -- they always started immediately below any fly ball I hit, while I always started half the field away. KF

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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby MaroonChan » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:13 pm

Final Fantasy XV for Playstation 4
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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Shinto-Cetra » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:17 pm

Taking a break From Shining Force III (end of Scenario 3) cause as much as I love it, the grind for the final bosses + premium disc bosses has taken 45 hours so far (I'll finish it, just need a break. For all 3 scenarios, I've clocked in about 300 hours total!) I've started Luminous arc 2 on DS, and am enjoying it. I like the use of witches in the plot as not only evil. I got it on 3/17, and am already on chapter 8 if that says anything. If anyone has played it, does Luna remind anyone of Lunar's Luna (based on character design) And from some vague spoilers and dialogue so far, it seems like Fatima is femme romancable Magus from Chrono Trigger (based on story role.) These are just my initial observations btw.

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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby RandomNPC » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:19 pm

Well, I finished up eternal blue (sega cd) a few weeks ago. Forgot how much I love that game. I've been alternating between lunar SSH (just reached the goddess tower), shining force cd, and mass effect andromeda.
Beyond that I'm looking forward to persona 5 and cosmic star heroine.

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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Maus » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:01 pm

Lunar: Dragon Song... maybe.
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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Sonic# » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:23 am

I'm playing Persona 5. I'm a little more than a month into the game, which progresses day by day through the life of a high schooler. I've been enjoying it immensely.
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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby RandomNPC » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:48 pm

Started with persona 5 and as much as I love the game, I have to be careful when I play it. Every time I do, hours seem to disappear lol. I encourage anyone with an interest in jrpgs to give it a try if you're okay with a massive 60 plus hour game.

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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Uncle Ramus » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:30 pm

Persona 3 FES. After letting it collect dust on my shelf for about a decade. Yes I have seen the error of my ways

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Postby JonOU812 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:49 pm

I've been on a binge play of Xenogears for the past week now.
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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Zero » Tue May 16, 2017 4:07 pm

I finally got Zelda: BotW and have been playing it non-stop. Absolutely love it. I don't have a Switch yet so I'm kicking it on the WiiU but I don't think there's much difference.

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Postby MaroonChan » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:37 pm

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Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Postby Shinto-Cetra » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:24 am

JonOU812 wrote:I've been on a binge play of Xenogears for the past week now.


I'm very torn about that one. I mostly enjoyed it, but there were a few things I hated about it. Regardless, I hope you enjoy.

Since last posting here, I finished Shining Force III (all 3 scenarios + Premium Disk battles) and I must say it was an impressive trilogy. The ending was a little meh (not bad, just ok), but overall I'd recommend it. I put in about 280 hours total into it, that's a record for me.

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Postby JonOU812 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:30 pm

Shinto-Cetra wrote: I'm very torn about that one. I mostly enjoyed it, but there were a few things I hated about it. Regardless, I hope you enjoy.

Oh I have. Currently i'm lvl50 and I think just getting to the end of disc1. Such fun.

Outside of that i've been just randomly scrounging games that i've played but never finished; Jeanne d'Arc, Skyrim and Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones (Ephraim's Route) comes to mind.
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