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#2731 raubhimself

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 09:36 AM

I bought Mercenary Kings super cheap when I first got my PS4 but never played more than like 30 minutes of it. Someday I'd like to give it another shot.


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#2732 matsunami

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:05 AM

I've been completely engrossed in Ys VIII lately and loving everything about it.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:07 AM

Playing Pokemon Y at the behest of my step daughter who's playing through X, so we can trade and help fill each others' PokeDexs. Accidentally stayed way past her bed time doing so, but it was easily the highlight of my weekend.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 12:13 PM

got addicted to skate 3 again. fucking love this series. RIP EA Black Box.

 

im currently trying to 100% the offline content, which means "killing" every challenge in the game


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:55 PM

I can't count this as a game I'm actually "playing" now, but there is an Ace Attorney game that came out a few years ago called Dai Gyakuten Saiban that is not being localized/translated, and I'm watching a fan translation on YouTube.

It's set in around 1900, and an ancestor of Phoenix Wright travels to England and practices law under their system. There are obvious Edgeworth/Maya stand-ins. Sherlock Holmes is there, and he's an annoying idiot. It is KILLING me with how good it is. The only way to play the game in English sounds like a baffling ordeal so I'll probably never be able to see all the dialog for when you screw up or waste everyone's time by showing them unrelated evidence, but it is a blast to watch. About halfway through now.
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#2736 mrtame

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 07:50 AM

got addicted to skate 3 again. fucking love this series. RIP EA Black Box.

im currently trying to 100% the offline content, which means "killing" every challenge in the game


I only played the first Skate but it’s still my favorite skateboard video game cause it’s less “lemme grind this entire rollercoaster for a million point” and more “holy shit I did a kickflip backside tailslide into the transition”
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Posted 17 August 2019 - 10:39 AM

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I'm playing the fuck out of this. You should too!!
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#2738 mooniniteG

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 02:29 PM

You should probably disclose that you worked on the game if you're going to promote it in every thread on the shizz...


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#2739 Bimmy

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 09:01 PM

You should probably disclose that you worked on the game if you're going to promote it in every thread on the shizz...

SHUT UP! Disclosing that you had something to do with a project automatically makes people on the internet not like it. Also, posting it in every thread on earth is how the internet does things. GET WITH THE TIMES!

Also... I'm all up in this game.


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 09:02 PM

I will be all up in your at MagWest. :unsure:


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 09:09 PM

I will be all up in your at MagWest. :unsure:

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 08:59 AM

Anyone like Fire Emblem?  Can anyone tell me what they like best about it?

 

After hearing how good Fire Emblem games are for years, I finally tried to play Fire Emblem Path of Radiance from the gamecube, but I stopped after like 10 missions.  It was just too easy and simple and just plain uninteresting.  The plot wasn't good, the characters weren't good, the strategy was incredibly basic.  Maybe I stopped too early?  But it seems like that was maybe 25% of the game.

 

Plenty of people enjoy Fire Emblem so much and I love strategy and rpgs, so I really wish I could love it too.  Was really hoping, but so far it looks grim.


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:42 AM

I'm a big fan of Fire Emblem, but I'll be honest... Path of Radiance is one of my least favorites.

If you're looking for a tougher challenge, you should try an older game in the series.

 

I find the characters are what stand out to me in these games.

It takes a little while, but over time you'll find a group of characters you like and you'll grow attached to them.

When I fight a really tough opponent, I find myself thinking about my actions very carefully as I don't want anybody to die.

That's the toughest part to deal with in Fire Emblem.

You can't revive characters that die, so do you try the level again in order to keep them, or do you go on without them?

However, a lot of the more recent games have a "Casual mode" that throws perma-death out the window.

For some people it's fine if you just want to get through the game with as little hassle as possible, but it really kills the game's difficulty.

 

You probably won't find the story much different in each game.

Basically, every game's plot is "An evil being (dragon / wizard / demon / crazy or misguided person) has raised an army and is trying to take over the world and it's up to you to stop them."

 

Just out of curiosity, what other strategy RPGs have you played?

I can't help but wonder what it is you like about other games that you're not getting with Fire Emblem?


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 10:34 AM

I'm a casual tactics game fan, and for me it feels like these games sit in two categories:

1. If you make a single mistake at any point in a battle, you are doomed.

2. You can recover from mistakes and therefor feels too easy sometimes.

 

Fire Emblem is #2 for sure. The difficulty in Fire Emblem for me is keeping your team equal in levels. An over leveled unit will handily take on anything that comes at it, and an under leveled unit will struggle against more than one enemy at a time (and often against just a single enemy as well). So making sure the entire team gets some attention becomes the challenge. Every FE game I have played is relatively easy for quite some time, but if you let some characters run away with all the XP and ignore others, eventually it will catch up to you. Team management is a long game. Every FE game is a little different in how it does it, but you can't always just grind your way out of a problem. Hard mode on the latest game, for instance, has finite battles, so you can't just spend time grinding up characters you've goofed up on.


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 07:09 PM

I find the characters are what stand out to me in these games.

It takes a little while, but over time you'll find a group of characters you like and you'll grow attached to them.

 

You probably won't find the story much different in each game.

Basically, every game's plot is "An evil being (dragon / wizard / demon / crazy or misguided person) has raised an army and is trying to take over the world and it's up to you to stop them."

 

Just out of curiosity, what other strategy RPGs have you played?

I can't help but wonder what it is you like about other games that you're not getting with Fire Emblem?

Well my favorite strategy rpgs are either great rpgs with very strategically satisfying battle systems (like Final Fantasy Tactics) or great strategy games with rpg mixed in (Age of Wonders 3) or competitive strategy rpg (Dota).  I was hoping fire emblem would have strategically satisfying battle systems, or a great plot, but the plot was basic and the fighting is all oh just use a rock paper scissors of weapon types.  There's very little interesting character building or item progression, and there's just not enough options of stuff to do in battle for it to really feel good for me.

 

The difficulty in Fire Emblem for me is keeping your team equal in levels.

 

This doesn't sound like the kind of strategy I was looking for.  Like if the battle system isn't doing it for me, minmaxing that battle system doesn't seem much better.

 

Thanks to both of you for answering my curiosity. I think I'm going to watch some Let's Plays from the other fire emblems and see if that can rekindle some interest.


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