Lately, i discovered some amazing fangames, one of them even nominated for best fan made creations of 2016, before Nintendo blotted it out of the voting list... Somehow, those are so well made that you barely notice they are not professional work.
And a couple or more that i am going to omit, because some people consider them childish (even though one of them actually isn't). All of them received a cease and desist (1. from Sega 2. from Nintendo) but thankfully, all of them save No2 above, survived in newly formed communities and keep being updated, every now and then. Those i omit even have online functionality, connectivity and play, among players from the world all over! And all this, completely free!
There is also a Touhou game spin-off, which is a castlevania crossover and i want to play it badly, even though it is very hard... Touhouvania 1 and 2! They simply look gorgeous, they are the best!
Post by lordmaximos on Jan 16, 2017 17:20:03 GMT -6
Holy freaking sh*t I'd never have thought that I would enjoy Persona 4 Golden this much!!! It is one of the most alive game I've played! Everything seems like it is not trying to be edgy and really wants to teach me something about life or something without me knowing it! Oh and the gameplay is freaking amazing! One of the best turned-based RPGs I have ever played! If you have not played it give it a shot and if you have a PS Vita then you MUST have the game on that system!
Right now I'm playing the EFF out of Xenoblade Chronicles X. Ironically, I've owned it for the longest time but the fact I had NO IDEA what I was doing (game does a very poor job of telling you ANYTHING AT ALL) made me leave it for a while... then Monster Hunter Generations happened and I kindda forgot about it. Then Generations ran its course and I remembered.
And I found a discord chat with experts on the game.
So needless to say, now that I KINDDA know what I'm doing, I'm actually enjoying it a lot. The story is all right, and the cahracters are a bit cliched, but they work for what the story is supposed to be (a classic japanese space opera). It has lots and lots AND LOTS of grinding (which I like) and the world is just so vast and massive and ALIVE. It genuinely feels (and looks) like one HUGE massive world out there just waiting to be explored and discovered. And you do that ON A FRIGGIN' MECHA! THAT TRANSFORMS! That's effin' awesome!
Fighting is still kind of an unbalanced mess (basically, 60% of the things you can use out there are poop, 25% work, 10% are actually good, and about 5% can be used to beat everything post-game) and there are very few combinations that actually WORK the whole game overall. But once you discover a wining combination and you start taking down post-game high level enemies... man, it's SO FRIGGIN' satisfying. Do yourself a favour a grab a copy if you like JRPGs... and if you do, remember to IMMEDIATELY go to the discord channel and ask what are you supposed to do.
- PWI (long-time player, daily) - Fallen London (daily) and Sunless Sea (less often) - Tales of Zestiria (The rage toward this game is too much) - FF X+X-2 Remaster - Epic Battle Fantasy III (It's a superb tribute to RPGs of yore!) - Pony Island (A seriously messed-up game!)
And a few others. Some games are postponed for a while, including some Final Fantasy entries (LR, Crisis Core, Chronicles, III, IV the After Years, etc.).
Planned: - Epic Battle Fantasy IV - Shantae and the Pirates' Curse - VA-11 Hall-A Cyberpunk Bartender Action - Undertale - Bionic Commando Rearmed and the sequel. Etc.
Still my favorite non-ultimate castlevania weapon. (source: Castlevania wikia)
Post by Goobsausage on Apr 12, 2017 20:32:09 GMT -6
Right now I'm playing Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. I played a demo of it at PAX earlier this year and enjoyed it, and I'm having a great time with the rest of the game.
My only real gripe is that just like with Shovel Knight, certain abilities and alt colors are linked together (ugh), but as a fan of American comics and Willem Dafoe's acting career I'm having some fun with this color. (Spoiler'd for size.)
Post by Dragon_of_Dojima on Apr 13, 2017 7:41:09 GMT -6
I'm playing Bayonetta's fabulous PC Port. In fact, it's so fabulous that I can't practice in the practice rooms anymore due to it loading so fast. I had to ask platinum if they could add a practice room in the menu/submenu. I already beat this game on 360 so if anything I'm going to use it to practice dodge offsets...a skill which I wish I knew about ages ago. I could also practice parrying, even though I don't exactly need it.
I'm also playing Persona 5 on the side. Not much to say at the moment because I haven't done much of anything.
I beat Nier and thought it was a glorious, middle market JRPG. I also read the Grimoire Nier short stories. All of them were interesting, disturbing, and/or sad with some of them being kind of funny. Right after doing all of this I nabbed Nier Automata. I don't know when I'll start playing but it could be very soon.
Post by BalancedHydra on Apr 16, 2017 21:00:08 GMT -6
Well. I finished my play of Persona 5. All in all, it is a great game. I had a blast going through it. To be fair, I did alot of save and load stuff so that I could maximize my char's stat and social links (which I barely managed to pull off). The question here remains if I want to for a 2nd playthrough to finish up the compedium. How this game stacks up with P3 and 4? I don't care. When I play, I want to enjoy myself and this game delivered as far as my expectations go.
I'll be playing Skyrim again, just to avoid a complete burn out on my 2nd playthrough.
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Post by Goobsausage on Apr 24, 2017 18:00:52 GMT -6
I just finished the Plague Knight DLC for Shovel Knight. I had fun and I liked mixing and matching the different types of bombs, but I enjoyed Specter knight more and I think playing that first felt like a mistake.
Now I'm going though my Steam library plowing through games I bought on sale and forgot about, just throwing things at the wall and seeing what sticks. I played Out There Somewhere and had fun, but got frustrated with timing and precision to the point where it was getting stressful. I tried Aerannis, but I wasn't really having fun with how it did 2D stealth gameplay. I got a couple of hours into Rex Rocket, but wasn't really feeling it and stopped.
Scuttlest: I will not rest until I've had my VENGEANCE.
Apr 25, 2017 10:15:30 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: That's all true, though the actual fighting game of SFxT got great in the 2012 patch. It felt like an older Capcom fighting game. We used the default gem sets too, so that DLC wasn't really an issue
Apr 25, 2017 10:22:26 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: Hopefully Injustice 2 is careful with its gear system, to not be much like how the gems were. That could be a problem
Apr 25, 2017 10:23:21 GMT -6
Astaroth: sigma is a dlc char
Apr 25, 2017 21:07:18 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: Indeed. I hope he is sword with dog Sigma
Apr 25, 2017 22:00:30 GMT -6
LeoLeWolferoux: Good evening everyone~ Hope you're all having a lovely evening <3
Apr 25, 2017 22:45:54 GMT -6