Currently Playing in 2018....

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:48 am

Pokémon Yellow. I cleared the SS Anne and beat Lt. Surge last night before calling it a day. I always struggled with Surge when I was a kid but this time I merely caught a Diglett in the nearby Diglett Cave and OHKO’d his Raichu with Dig.

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by Darkstalker90 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:34 pm

Kriken wrote:Valkyria Chronicles 2 is more fun than I remember it being. Might even check out 3 when I'm done with it (3 was Japan-only but there's a fan-translation available).


Main thing I disliked about VCII was the grind-heavy nature of the game and how you had to get the specific awards to level-up/change character classes. It was a good game given the PSP's limitations vs the PS3 though.

VCIII is well worth playing. In fact, I installed CFW on my PSP just so I could run the patched version of the game. Levelling-up was a bit less arduous than in VCII and I liked the plot a lot more.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Kriken » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:04 pm

I'm up to August in VCII - and iirc, about 25 hours in - but haven't felt the need to grind yet. Honestly, in this area it seems pretty good, but I guess that might change later. I really have no idea how much more of the game is left. The first game took me and a friend about 30 hours so I imagine I've made decent progress.

The class upgrade system is a bit odd, granted. I didn't properly understand how it worked until I looked it up the other day (since I had no idea what 'Mrch X' was). Just certain units I used a lot were suddenly able to change class - and fortunately mostly into the ones I wanted.

Yeah it's a good game considering the PSP's limitations. I felt one of the main selling points of the first game was how beautiful it looked. Considering the limitations though, II doesn't look bad and mechanically the game seems in general like a good step up from the first. You can still cheese wins but not as easily, I feel.

And yeah story-wise the game is a bit of a downgrade compared to the first lol. The school side stories aren't interesting a lot of the time but I don't want to ignore them or miss out on the classmate missions. Looking forward to the apparently more serious story in III.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Seven » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:01 pm

Back on FFXIV. Whoops.

In middle of getting Aisbraena on Louisoix to lv61 BLM, level 59 at the moment, one more Lv.59 dungeon should take me to lv60 then I can use roulettes to get to 61.

I've also done the summer event which was pretty fun if bit easy, it's jump puzzles this year. The prizes are nice too.

Gonna take break once lv61 and resume Yakuza 5, though.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Vermilion » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:26 pm

Still playing Yakuza 0, though i have to say i'm disappointed in the lack of a weaponised shovel.

I guess i'll just continue to make do with my kettle instead...


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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Lotus » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:44 pm

Ratchet & Clank
Having a lot of fun with this. Easy to lose track of time while playing it. There have definitely been some more challenging moments and the lack of checkpoints throughout a level can be annoying (if there's one thing I hate it's re-doing stuff I've already done) but the levels are pretty small so it's not too arduous to go back through them.

Banjo Tooie
Went back to this recently. I want to complete it, just trying to muster the enthusiasm. :slol: Will probably end up going to the final boss and forgetting about 100%-ing it.

Final Fantasy XIII - Lightning Returns
Went back to this as well, after a long break. After learning the controls again (I've given up on trying to follow the story now) I got back into it. I'm about 9 hours in. Again, I want to complete it, but it'll be a long slog. Might just keep chipping away at it. It's not particularly enjoyable to play, which is a shame as I actually quite liked XIII and XIII-2.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Squinty » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:07 pm

I'm on Oni Island in Okami. Can't really remember how much more I have to go. Think it might be coming up to 3/4 done.

It's really strawberry floating good. The characters just don't shut the strawberry float up though. And it's a lot of pointless repeated information. Just let me play the game Issun.

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by jawafour » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:10 pm

Barring the odd few minutes here and there on a few games, this week I've been focusing on Final Fantasy XIV. I wanted to return to a MMO and it edged out Elder Scrolls Online in my thinking. Unfortunately, whilst I like ESO, it has increasingly focused on loot box purchasing and that has turned me off quite a lot.

But I'm enjoying being back in the world of FF XIV and it has been cool to chat with Seven and Cheeky Devlin about the game.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by IAmTheSaladMan » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:22 pm

Pokemon Yellow. I beat Celadon Gym, cleared out the Team Rocket Hideout in Celadon Game Cormer and Saffron City Dojo before calling it quits last night. I can't remember where I'm supposed to go next since everything in Saffron is under lockdown by Team Rocket... the tower in Lavender town perhaps?

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Robbo-92 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:33 pm

Think you get the Silph scope from Celadon which allows you to do the Lavender town section so you can wake up Snorlax letting you explore Fushcia? Not played it in a while mind though!

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by Trelliz » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:35 pm

Squinty wrote:I'm on Oni Island in Okami. Can't really remember how much more I have to go. Think it might be coming up to 3/4 done.

It's really strawberry floating good. The characters just don't shut the strawberry float up though. And it's a lot of pointless repeated information. Just let me play the game Issun.


Okami is an absolute epic, but goddamn the simlish pretend "we don't have to pay to localise voice actors" speak is super-annoying. I remember playing it on ps2 and thinking that it just went on and on forever. Thinking about it, it was perfect practice for how massive games are today.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Drumstick » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:08 pm

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)

Episode 1 has been fully completed, all gems found, bonus challenges done, target times met etc. It's good fun and it's nice to have a game to just dip in and out of.

Looking forward to Episode 2.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by SugarDave » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:10 pm

Just reached the 40 hour mark on Planescape: Torment. Last left it after finally meeting Ravel Puzzlewell, one of the highlights of the game so far and I have a feeling the story is about to really ramp up.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Squinty » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:40 pm

Trelliz wrote:
Squinty wrote:I'm on Oni Island in Okami. Can't really remember how much more I have to go. Think it might be coming up to 3/4 done.

It's really strawberry floating good. The characters just don't shut the strawberry float up though. And it's a lot of pointless repeated information. Just let me play the game Issun.


Okami is an absolute epic, but goddamn the simlish pretend "we don't have to pay to localise voice actors" speak is super-annoying. I remember playing it on ps2 and thinking that it just went on and on forever. Thinking about it, it was perfect practice for how massive games are today.


You can turn off the gibberish speak. But the text is still way too strawberry floating slow at points.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Death's Head » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:58 pm

Just started Sleeping Dogs: Definitive version. Really like what I've played of it so far. Also had a stab at Nuclear Throne (courtesy of Johnny Ryall) which is an 80 retro style ( :dread: ) top down rogue like shooter which so far, has been good fun.

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by ITSMILNER » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:05 pm

Death's Head wrote:Just started Sleeping Dogs: Definitive version. Really like what I've played of it so far. Also had a stab at Nuclear Throne (courtesy of Johnny Ryall) which is an 80 retro style ( :dread: ) top down rogue like shooter which so far, has been good fun.


I loved Sleeping Dogs, make sure you do the DLC stuff after you finish the main game as it’s great fun!

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by IAmTheSaladMan » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:58 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Think you get the Silph scope from Celadon which allows you to do the Lavender town section so you can wake up Snorlax letting you explore Fushcia? Not played it in a while mind though!


Yeah, I did Pokémon Tower, got the flute, caught two Snorlax, cleared out the Silph Co. building and attempted the Saffron Gym but got my ass handed to me by Sabrina. Gonna try heading South from Lavender Town next and see where that leads me.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by gamerforever » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:07 am

Handheld games always make me want to spend more time on games. Already 13 hours into okami and in the sei an city area. Great game, which i will finally complete this time!

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by SugarDave » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:16 pm

Finished Planescape: Torment last night. That's a special game, deserving of all the praise, if you're at all interested in mature storytelling in games and/or RPGs, definitely give it a shot. The part at the end where you meet the other incarnations is so good, and the moment where you learn your name was really touching. It says a lot that the largest XP gain in the game by far is achieved through finally knowing oneself, not just killing some rare creature.

Might start Ninja Gaiden Black next.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2018....
by Brerlappin » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:10 pm

In a bit of a gaming slump at the moment. Ive nothing new to play at all. Just replaying old stuff. Currently playing Dishonored 1, and wow, as much as i love this game its so overshadowed now by D2 and Death of the outsider. I didnt realize until i went back to D1 but it almost feels like a rather barebones prototype for what was to come in the sequels. Still a great game tho. Started Shadow Warrior 2012 again too, god its so much better than Shadow Warrior 2. The opening 2 chapters are almost as long as the entire runtime of SW2. I still think SW2 is probably the most disappointing sequel this generation.
Also jsut finished Zeno Clash 1 & 2. Two of my favourite games ever. And a bit of Wolfenstein New Colossus. As much as i love the story and the gameplay is actually fine, its the total lack of uninteresting locations thats making me go "urgh" any time i think of firing it up again. Also its a terrible PC port.


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