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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Bill Paxton on: February 26, 2017, 10:44:05 PM
Best lines in a movie ever:

What, you put her in charge????"

and

"Maybe you haven't been keeping up on current events, but we just got our asses kicked, pal."
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Legion on: February 25, 2017, 02:52:25 AM
I tried it, but as you said, it was too strange for me. I'm not sure why, but in my comic book days I could never get into the new mutants. It was always the X-men, and only the X-men.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch - the NX unveiled on: February 24, 2017, 11:58:26 AM
32GB is incredibly short sighted. Obviously it was a cost savings move, but it was done at at a threshold which can impair usability right out of the box. The jump from 32 to 64GB for Nintendo would have only added a few dollars to the system, and it would have eliminated the bad press they are going to get over this decision.

I'm still holding out hope that Nintendo will make the Switch backward compatible with their digital download library of WiiU games or Wii games. THAT would be incredible, And I would be throwing money at them.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (February 19, 2017) on: February 20, 2017, 11:52:23 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 20, 2017, 02:55:18 AM

I have LEGO Worlds to check out again since I have had it in Early Access.

I am curious about Badass Hero, Northguard and Hollow Knight.

I wish that Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin was available outside of VR.   disgust

I agree that Northguard looks interesting. I'm waiting to hear some user reviews.

I'm also considering the Berserk game, as I'm a massive fan of the anime (my #2 pick of all time). The problem is I'm not a huge fan of Dynasty Warriors games, so I'll need to carefully look into what features it has that can draw me in.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nioh - Team Ninja action RPG on: February 18, 2017, 07:57:42 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on February 12, 2017, 10:43:54 PM

They removed weapon degradation due to feedback on the alpha.

That was a good decision. The further I get into the game, the more enjoyable it becomes. I'm a Dark Souls fan, but I prefer the weapons and combat in Nioh. I'm especially enjoying the crafting options, and the ability to add various new traits to my favorite weapons. An old level 5 weapon can become just as powerful as weapons found much later in the game via soul matching. The familiars are also an exceptionally good idea. I've located 5 of them now (I've read there are 20) and each has a different impact on gameplay. For example, do you prefer a familiar that offers you high hit points, stronger defense, and health geneneration, or do you prefer one that offers faster replenishment of your stamina bar, quicker attacks, and increased poison resistance?

I think Team Ninja made an excellent decision to release a few different beta demos to PSN, and then listen carefully to user feedback. Nioh is highly polished.


6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Never EVER give 110% .... on: February 14, 2017, 08:51:49 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 14, 2017, 07:50:56 PM

And in case you wanted to know where I started off at when GamingTrend was still ConsoleGold:

That cannot be the same person. I think the Russians hijacked this thread.


Regarding gaming, looks like it is time for PC gaming with a mouse......
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nioh - Team Ninja action RPG on: February 12, 2017, 10:31:19 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on February 12, 2017, 08:45:18 AM

I'm really enjoying it also. I didn't put tons of hours into the demo like some people on various forums, so I'm still mastering the combat techniques. The game seems noticeably easier than the demo. I was getting owned in several several instances during the demo, and in the actual release version I only died twice in the first level, the London Tower.

Im the next level, (The demo level) I have yet to die even once. There have been some close calls, but by saving up my special charge-up attack for those critical enemies, I've always made it through, as that particular attack makes the player invulnerable for about 10 seconds.  A few other notes:

-I am playing on movie mode, which is usually 4K at 30FPS. So far all is well. No slowdown.
-Loot drops are much more frequent than in the demo, and a good portion of it is uncommon or higher levels of rarity.
-Weapon degrading has been vastly reduced, or removed. I haven't paid close attention, but I haven't needed to swap out my favorite weapons or armor.
-the camera has been refined even further from the demo.

Overall, I'm very impressed. And so far it has been much less punishing than the Dark Souls games....but I'm still early in the title.


Okaaaaaay. The difficulty has ramped up quite a bit. I'm getting involved in a lot more 2 on 1 combat situations, and the last boss was a pain. I'm finding the grunts to be easier to dispose of than in games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls (far less 1 or 2 shot deaths for my character), but the bosses are more difficult, and move much more quickly than in either of those games.

Still utterly amazing, however.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games finished 2017 edition on: February 12, 2017, 10:26:50 PM
Finished in 2017:

Walking Dead Season Two (my rating 8/10)

Currently Playing:

Banner Saga 2 iOS (9/10)
Trails of Cold Steel (8/10)
Nioh (9/10)

Gave Up On:

The Last Guardian- sluggish controls and a wonky camera made for a frustrating experience, plus the lifeless world was rather boring
Dragon Age 2: Dated. Uninteresting. Another game where I hated the camera.



9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nioh - Team Ninja action RPG on: February 12, 2017, 08:45:18 AM
I'm really enjoying it also. I didn't put tons of hours into the demo like some people on various forums, so I'm still mastering the combat techniques. The game seems noticeably easier than the demo. I was getting owned in several several instances during the demo, and in the actual release version I only died twice in the first level, the London Tower.

Im the next level, (The demo level) I have yet to die even once. There have been some close calls, but by saving up my special charge-up attack for those critical enemies, I've always made it through, as that particular attack makes the player invulnerable for about 10 seconds.  A few other notes:

-I am playing on movie mode, which is usually 4K at 30FPS. So far all is well. No slowdown.
-Loot drops are much more frequent than in the demo, and a good portion of it is uncommon or higher levels of rarity.
-Weapon degrading has been vastly reduced, or removed. I haven't paid close attention, but I haven't needed to swap out my favorite weapons or armor.
-the camera has been refined even further from the demo.

Overall, I'm very impressed. And so far it has been much less punishing than the Dark Souls games....but I'm still early in the title.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (February 5, 2017) on: February 06, 2017, 11:17:18 PM
NIOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool drool
11  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fire Emblem Heroes on: February 05, 2017, 03:55:37 AM
waaaaay too easy. Out.
12  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: 1st Gen MS Surface Pro 128GB. $110 on: February 02, 2017, 11:21:48 PM
Still has 8. But you can grab Win 10 for about $10-$15 on EBay. I've done it twice, and confirmed with MS the keys were valid permanently
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nioh - Team Ninja action RPG on: February 02, 2017, 08:16:32 PM
Already preordered through Amazon. Looking forward to all of the improvements they made since the last couple demos.
14  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / 1st Gen MS Surface Pro 128GB. $110 on: February 02, 2017, 02:35:08 AM
In about a week I'll be receiving my new MacBook Pro. About 13 months ago I purchased a new 1st gen Surface Pro 128GB, i5, Windows 8 tablet which I will no longer need. It also comes with a UAG 'otter box' type case (paid $29 for it) and touch pen. I purchased it for $449. I was going to trade it in at Best Buy, and they are offering $110. I thought I would see if anyone here had any interest before I send it to pasture to a nameless corporation. 😀

Cosmetically it is in excellent shape. The speaker, however, is very faint. I can send pics if you like.

PayPal
Amazon Gift Card
iTunes gift card
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: For Honor [PC/XB1/PS4] - Ubisoft melee battlefield game on: January 28, 2017, 09:53:19 AM
Any word on how robust the single player aspect of the game will be? They keep commenting on the online aspects, but then sprinkle in the 'single player' term, without actually going into detail about storyline, mechanics, etc.

Is the single player aspect just a warm up for the online component, similar to the original Titanfall?
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: January 28, 2017, 01:57:31 AM
This isn't Ghost Recon. This is Far Cry tilted in a slightly different direction. I'll avoid making too many judgements on limited info, but they seem to have forsaken the game's roots for the bland, cardboard cutout, by the numbers Ubisoft shooter recipe.

I think I'm bitter after they crushed Rainbow Six.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire on: January 26, 2017, 09:31:46 PM
I feel like I'm forgetting about some other CRPG in the same vein as the old Baldur's Gate games:

Pillars of Eternity
Torment


Wasn't there one more?

18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Yakuza 0 on: January 25, 2017, 11:44:39 PM
It is excellent. Since this is a prequel, I really wish they would have brought over the HD remake of the first two games, but no such luck.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 1/13/17 Edition on: January 13, 2017, 11:28:44 PM
Still working through Trails of Cold Steel, and a superb PC strategy game called Thea: The Awakening.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch - the NX unveiled on: January 13, 2017, 09:20:56 PM
I'm concerned about the handheld screen. Several of the videos I've watched show washed out viewing angles, so that leads me to believe they are using a TN screen, or a cheap IPS version. I wasn't expecting OLED like the Sony Vita, but will Nintendo EVER use a quality panel?

Hopefully these are just pre-production screens, or the YouTube videos are skewing how it looks.
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (Commandos meets Ninjas/Samurais) on: January 12, 2017, 08:00:15 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on January 12, 2017, 04:51:52 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on January 12, 2017, 03:21:02 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on January 12, 2017, 03:17:19 AM

Finished the campaign tonight. Loved it. Last couple missions are insanely difficult. I was kind of impressed that the pre-ending cut-scene is slightly different based on who completes the mission. Ended up replaying my last save multiple times.

Unfortunately, it looks like the game is selling poorly. A damned shame, as the developers put their heart and soul into it, and created an excellent addition to the genre. I doubt we will get a sequel or DLC.
Steam Spy says there are about 85,000 owners.  Thatís not amazing but itís a farcry from a disaster considering it only came out a month ago in one of the worst release months.  With 97% positive reviews I feel like this is one that will have legs in future sales.

Poorly doesn't equate to disaster. On Steam(?) the developers spoke about really hoping to break 150K in units at full price or near full price. I don't recall if that was just for Steam, or for the PS4, XB1, and Mac systems also. But if just for Steam, that puts them slightly over half way to goal. I think in a game like this, most of the sales would be front loaded by genre fans until a deep discount. And that deep discount forces the need for a higher sales number. When asked if there would be DLC, the developers gave a hesitant answer of it depends on sales. If sales (or projected sales) were brisk, I think their response would have been more enthusiastic.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (Commandos meets Ninjas/Samurais) on: January 12, 2017, 03:21:02 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on January 12, 2017, 03:17:19 AM

Finished the campaign tonight. Loved it. Last couple missions are insanely difficult. I was kind of impressed that the pre-ending cut-scene is slightly different based on who completes the mission. Ended up replaying my last save multiple times.

Unfortunately, it looks like the game is selling poorly. A damned shame, as the developers put their heart and soul into it, and created an excellent addition to the genre. I doubt we will get a sequel or DLC.
23  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Need Windows 10. Is Ebay OK? on: January 12, 2017, 03:14:29 AM
Decided to give it a try. The seller has 498 reviews @ 99.7% favorable. In the last 30 days he had 60 sales and all were favorable. 5 different comments were "The activation code was legit and worked perfectly". We will see....
24  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Need Windows 10. Is Ebay OK? on: January 12, 2017, 02:51:34 AM
I purchased a new MacBook Pro, and want to bootcamp Windows 10. Newegg is selling it for $99. Looking at Ebay, I'm seeing multiple listings for Windows 10, full downloads, for $10. Some of these sellers have good ratings and a high number of sales. Is it worth the risk? Has anyone here purchased Windows from Ebay before?
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Scalebound on: January 12, 2017, 02:25:28 AM
If some of the information coming out now is correct, it looks like Platinum was focused on a strong single player experience, and that was the original scope of the project. MS at various points demanded new items be added- co op, more open world gameplay, etc. It sounds like Platinum had a very specific design in mind, and MS had a bunch of marketing execs adding in the flavors-of-the-day to the project. Sad if true. That coupled with engine issues sank the game.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1]Final Fantasy XV on: January 07, 2017, 01:46:12 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 06, 2017, 02:34:32 PM

Finally finished this one up. Enjoyed it a great deal but ultimately left with mixed feelings. I'll start with the bad since I don't want to leave the discussion on a down note.

THE BAD:

- There were a lot of things that felt underdeveloped or vastly underutilized. I never really used magic at all until one of the final fights, and never had much of a problem. I don't think I ever once used my magical weapons I got from the tombs. Many of the items seemed superfluous and unnecessary. In fact, it felt exactly like remnants of an ambitious game design that ultimately had its scope scaled way back.

This seems to be a very common misfire in most modern JRPGs. The normal difficulty is basically easy mode, and all of those wonderful skills, magic systems, and items go unused or underutilized. I'm glad to hear there are different difficulties. Sight unseen, for Japanese JRPGs it is best to choose the hard difficulty mode. That is when all of those sweet mechanics come into play. Nightmare difficulty tends to be the point in which the enemies became cheaply overpowered, forcing you to grind like crazy.

But hard is generally perfect at forcing you to properly learn the systems.

Persona? Play on hard difficulty.
Trails? Play on hard difficulty
Tales? Play on hard difficulty.

Etc.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Trails of Cold Steel Series on: January 02, 2017, 11:31:50 AM
I'm about 14-15 hours into the game now. I'm still enjoying it, but the game is a very slow burn. I have yet to be introduced to the game's main antogonist, or the thematic conflict that will drive the game forward. Everything has been fetch quests and field studies (field trips) whereby the students learn more about the cities surrounding their academy. These field studies are basically broken down into 3 quests- a fetch quest, a delivery quest, and a simple dungeon. After that, the students return to the academy.

There have been some very minor introductions to the political situation between the various countries, but the game is still grounded in school life activities, and getting to know your classmates. It is obvious that the Trails of Cold Steel is clearly paced for a trilogy, as everything in these first 15 hours has been character introductions and some simple exploration. Basically, nothing of substance has happened yet.

Combat is still superlative, and I'm enjoying all of the characters' personalities, but if you are the type of gamer that prefers a quick start to the conflict, you may want to steer clear of this one.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Trails of Cold Steel Series on: December 23, 2016, 12:18:43 AM
Put another 4 hours in. This will be my last quick update until much later in the game. I'm still greatly enjoying Trails of Cold Steel, and I can see it turning into one of my favorite JRPGs of the year. However, I can also see the game turning off alot of people. After I completed the first dungeon, it was over two hours before I entered the next one. Now, about half of that was doing side tasks, but realize the game is very heavily skewed toward story and characterization in the early stages. Combat takes a back seat.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Trails of Cold Steel Series on: December 21, 2016, 07:09:26 PM
4 hours in---

Yesterday I stopped the game immediately before the end dungeon boss on the tutorial level. Today I fought him and was quickly massacred. Part of my problem was that while playing through the dungeon proper, I forgot you can return to rest points at any time to replenish craft points, mana points, and hit points. So when I got to the boss I was out of revival medicine for KOd characters.

I was thus forced to grind out two additional levels so that none of my characters could be killed with a one-shot. It only took about 30 minutes. I was very pleased to see that even in the tutorial dungeon it was absolutely necessary to use buffs, debuffs, crafts, items, and magical arts.

A few additional notes:

-The game is VERY dialogue heavy. The great news is that most of it is well voiced, and you can fast forward through it by holding the circle button, should you desire to skip the mundane banter.

-On 'hard' the game forces you to utilize all of the game's various mechanics, which is a big plus to me. Many recent RPGs are so easy that you can effectively spam the attack button and get by. Not with this game. On hard. And there is still a nightmare level.

-The characters, of which there are 9, are all well fleshed out. And luckily none of them are overly flamboyant or cutesy. Almost everyone is .... Normal.... Good news there.

-Really wish the game was on Steam, but there was never a PC version so that will never happen. As I mentioned earlier, the graphics are really rough.

Still in the honeymoon phase.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your biggest surprises and disappointments of 2016? on: December 21, 2016, 02:17:02 AM

Quote from: farley2k on December 20, 2016, 10:06:35 PM

When one of you decides you want to part with Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steal 1  let me know.  I have a lot of stuff on my list to play so I wouldn't get to it quickly anyway - I can wait.

Not a problem. Really enjoying it so far, but I'm only a whopping 2 hours in. Considering the game is 50-80 hours long, we shall see if the honeymoon lasts.

+Excellent voiceovers
+Strong characterization
+Appears to have a mature plot
+Difficulty levels! (I wish every RPG did this. I'm playing on hard. There is also a nightmare level. I almost wiped twice in the first tutorial dungeon- a good thing in my book.)
+Interesting, complex, turn based battle system (there are about 20 status effects, plus chain effects, various elemental strengths/weaknesses, etc, etc)
+No random battles


-The graphics are...ugh...high end PS2
-Maybe not a negative for most, but the game starts out in a military school. As an anime fan, I'm fatigued on the high school setting. It does have a slight Persona vibe, but mostly from the social aspect- not actual combat.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your biggest surprises and disappointments of 2016? on: December 20, 2016, 09:38:18 PM

Quote from: rittchard on December 20, 2016, 06:48:52 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 20, 2016, 01:49:41 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 19, 2016, 04:41:57 PM

My biggest surprise was Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steal 1 on the Vita. I literally knew nothing about the game having bought it on a whim when it went on sale. It is easily my favorite JRPG that I have played in the past 5 years. The story is incredibly deep, it sets up each character with their own background and makes them all feel unique. It plays more like book 1 of a novel series that has a planned beginning, middle and end. With part 1 just containing the beginning of the story.

This seems to fit here.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Announced as PS4 Exclusive; First Screenshots Released

Forum Effected - ordered Part 1 yesterday to arrive today lol.

lol. I just grabbed it from Gamestop.

Scraper better be right about how good it is, or.... ninja
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your biggest surprises and disappointments of 2016? on: December 17, 2016, 03:33:21 PM
Titanfall 2 was probably the biggest surprise for me. You have a franchise that went from having no true single player campaign, to a very respectable one in the second game. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, as the developers have a great pedigree. It wasn't my favorite FPS of 2016, but it was definitely the most surprising. If Titanfall 2 had a few less platforming levels, and a couple more big mech battles, it would have been incredible.

I Am Setsuna is probably my most disappointing game of the year. There is nothing inherently wrong with it, but it lacked soul. The characterization was flat, and the storyline was fairly barebones. For a game that was touting a return to the great RPGs of yesteryear, it definitely missed the target. I will give it praise for an awesome piano soundtrack and a brooding winter landscape, but the developer took that great mood they created and wrapped it around flat characters.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Space Hulk: Death Wing - FPS on: December 17, 2016, 03:19:26 PM
Geez... I love the Warhammer universe, but it is so disappointing to see that the vast majority of games released for it range from abysmal to mediocre. Once in a blue moon you get an actual stellar game. I would love to see a powerhouse developer get behind the Warhammer lore, and make an absolutely fantastic RPG or FPS. Bungie, Obsidian, Epic, etc.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Persona 5 on: December 14, 2016, 02:47:53 PM
This is my most anticipated JRPG of the last several years. I haven't played a Persona game I didn't like, and each one has gotten slightly better.

In fact, my expectations are so high, I dont think the game has any possibility of living up to them. smile
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (December 11, 2016) on: December 12, 2016, 11:30:30 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 12, 2016, 01:31:18 AM

If I wrap up FFXV this week (on Chapter 13 of 14), I'll probably grab either Shadow Tactics or Tyrrany

I would grab Shadow Tactics first:

1) You just finished one RPG, so it will make a good cleanser
2) Tyranny is still relatively buggy
3) Tyranny will probably get some large expansions similar to Pillars of Eternity, which will improve the game immensely
4) The developers of ST are a much smaller studio, in need of more support

Of course, if your craving a CRPG, Tyranny is probably the best current choice.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1]Final Fantasy XV on: December 11, 2016, 06:58:18 AM

Quote from: Gratch on December 09, 2016, 05:35:06 AM

30 hours in (just finished Chapter 6), and I think I finally put my finger on what's been nagging at me the most.  While this is a very good game and I'm thoroughly enjoying it, it just doesn't feel like a Final Fantasy game at all.  It's tough to describe, but there's little to be found here that carries over any of the spirit or soul from the previous games.

I'm not sure what you mean by this. I haven't played the game yet, but once I do I may have the same epiphany as you. As an outsider I'm seeing:

Legacy Final Fantasy monsters....check
Chocobos.....check
Gil as a monetary system....check
Godlike Summons....check
Sweeping orchestral soundtrack....check
Previous FF soundtracks....check
Top tier graphics for a JRPG.....check

And regarding story, well, Final Fantasy has been rather weak in that department for quite some time now. 13 was convoluted, 12 started out well, but lost its path in the later part of the game, 10 was...mediocre, with a few highs.

Is it perhaps not that the game doesn't feel Japanese? The only reason I ask is because I've read a few comments in various forums where people speak of Final Fantasy XV feeling like a Western developed game with a only a few Japanese influences thrown in as an afterthought.

Returning back to story line for a moment, I was having a discussion with a friend recently and neither he nor I could think of any "modern classic" JRPGs. The closest I could think of was Persona 4 Golden. In other words, we look back with great fondness toward FF VII, Suikoden 2, Chrono Trigger, etc. But nothing recent sparks that same flame. I still love Japanese RPGs, but my modern gaming moments have come from titles like The Witcher or Mass Effect.

Nostalgia is a strange thing. I should be more emotionally tied to newer JRPGs. The translations are better, the production values are higher, and the voiceovers are much more professional.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (Commandos meets Ninjas/Samurais) on: December 07, 2016, 05:20:20 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 07, 2016, 04:59:30 PM

I tried out the demo and really liked it.  If I hadn't just bought like 4 other games I would definitely be getting this right away.  The GreenmanGaming sale definitely has me tempted, but I need to resist for now.

So it seems like several people have picked up the full version, any more impressions?

The game is spectacular, and the maps get increasing better and more complex as the game continues. I'm very impressed that the developers added proper 4K support AND excellent controller support. (I'm using the Xbox one controller.)

Distilled, if you enjoyed the demo you will love the full release. 13 large levels. 20-25 hours of gameplay.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (Dec 4, 2016) on: December 07, 2016, 03:12:05 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 06, 2016, 10:37:13 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on December 06, 2016, 10:09:20 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 06, 2016, 06:12:39 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on December 06, 2016, 01:21:35 AM

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun


EVERYONE who has a PC should try the demo out on Steam if they own a PC, and enjoy games like the old Commandos series. Hell, even if you don't try it out anyway. You may love it, and the demo is free!

Yeah, I'm trying this out and it seems awesome!  I never really played the old Commandos games beyond a demo or two, but this really satisfies my Tenchu ninja stealth assassin itch. 

I kind of wish it wasn't $40, but I also feel petty saying that.

$28.74 on GMG.

Damn you!  I can't really afford to get more games right now (or shouldn't), and I already have too many as it is.  But...   icon_neutral

It is worth EVERY penny. The game is simply fabulous. I love the combined kill tactics. The game is real-time, but you can queue multiple actions from multiple assassins, and have them strike simultaneously when you hit the "proceed" button. It is a great feeling watching your samurai strike down three opponents while your ninja strikes the fourth and fifth with throwing stars.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (Dec 4, 2016) on: December 06, 2016, 01:21:35 AM
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun


EVERYONE who has a PC should try the demo out on Steam if they own a PC, and enjoy games like the old Commandos series. Hell, even if you don't try it out anyway. You may love it, and the demo is free!
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1]Final Fantasy XV on: December 01, 2016, 12:42:09 AM

Quote from: Gratch on November 30, 2016, 03:39:48 PM

Played about 4 hours yesterday, some initial thoughts:

-  It's incredibly beautiful.  Probably the best looking PS4 game I've played.
-  I'm really glad I watched Kingsglaive and the Brotherhood anime before playing.  Knowing how the character's relationships...

Overall, I'm thoroughly enjoying it so far.  I've kinda been ignoring the story and just exploring, which feels very strange in a FF game.  The world is just so interesting and vast, that you can't help but strap on the hiking boots and take off for the horizon.

Glad you are liking it. I just watched Kingsglaive yesterday and thought it was much better than the reviews would have me believe. I thoroughly enjoyed it, despite a few plot holes in the story. The CGI was, as always from Square, some of the best in the business. I haven't watched Brotherhood yet, but others have also said it is a good idea, so I'll set some time aside before playing XV.

I just accidentally found out that my fiancee got me a PS4 Pro for Christmas (She mistakenly used my Amazon account. lol.) so I'm waiting until Christmas Day to dive in. Until then, I'm playing "I Am Setsuna" which is on the other side of the spectrum from Final fantasy XV- small budget, small team, small scope. So far it is a relaxing throwback to the RPGs of yesteryear. I'm hoping it holds my interest.

Getting back to FFXV, the whole roadtrip aspect has me strangely intrigued. I'm wondering how you will like the game when the tempo and scope change later in the game. A few reviews state that it is a fairly wide departure from the early game, but well done and a good lead in to an excellent ending.
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