http://gamingtrend.com
April 19, 2014, 07:34:02 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 292
161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The LEGO Movie - the movie of Legos on: February 10, 2014, 04:20:31 AM
Little B 4.11 wanted to see it, but the crowds this weekend were absolute madness and every showing was sold out.  Decided to wait a couple weeks until things settled down with it.

We ended up seeing Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 at the dollar theater instead, which I thought was quite good.  Much funnier than I was expecting.
162  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 09, 2014, 07:50:03 PM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on February 09, 2014, 07:46:37 PM

About friends not appearing in game. Maybe they haven't added your friend code on their 3DS. Are you sure that they're now friend with you not just "provisionally registered friend"?

Another possibility is that they haven't started playing Bravely Default or haven't enabled the internet functionality in game.

Yeah, they're all showing up as fully registered.

Do friends have to actually be online at the same in order to add them to the list?  Maybe that's it...just haven't tried to update when anyone else is on...
163  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Final Fantasy 6 and possibly 7 on iOS/Android on: February 09, 2014, 07:14:01 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 09, 2014, 06:48:08 PM

So...how is it?

I think it's perfectly fine.  I'm sure there's the diehards who have already played it umpteen times that will tell you the graphics are terrible because they're not identical to the original, but I have no issues with them at all.    The revamped UI is great as well.

Could they have done more with it?  Sure.  But it's perfectly enjoyable as-is.
164  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 09, 2014, 07:09:07 PM

Quote from: Destructor on February 09, 2014, 04:28:30 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 08, 2014, 05:27:40 AM

My only minor gripe is the single save slot.

I see 3 when I start up my game. And there's even a copy command available. Is yours a retail or download copy (mine is retail)?

When I save, it simply asks me if I want to save and doesn't give any options for different slots.  That's why I assumed there was only one.  Mine is retail as well.  Odd...

Quote
My Friend Code is 3754-7960-9377. Hope to see a bunch of you online as our towns need to be rebuilt! biggrin

Seeing some oddities here as well.  I'm friends with 6 folks here:  Rittchard, Victoria, Grue, Monkeyfinger, Destructor, and Autistic Angel.  However, only three of them (Rittch, Victoria, Grue) are showing up on my in-game friends list.  I've tried updating through the adventurer, and he tells me "There are no friends registered on this system that can be added at this time".  I did get a bunch of random people through the daily NetInvite, but I can't get Monkey, Destructor, or AA to show up.  Says there's a limit of 20 and I've only used 3 slots, so I don't think that's the issue.  I'm completely new with the whole "friends" thing through DS, so maybe there's something I'm missing.  Any ideas?  Also, my profile name shows up as "Tash" for some reason, and I can't figure out where to change it.  I switched it to Gratch in my profile, but it still always shows up as Tash.  Not even sure where that came from, LOL.

I'm just about at the 8 hour mark, and would give Bravely Default a huge thumbs up.  It's an absolute blast to play, and is probably the most fun I've had with a JRPG since FF XII.  The story isn't the greatest, but the characters and dialog have been fantastic so far.  I just unlocked two more jobs through side quests (thief and merchant), so now I need to do a little research to figure out the best classes to level to get the best skills. smile  BD takes the best parts of a lot of different JRPG's and puts them together into a fantastic package.   I love some of the customization options like being able to increase or decrease the encounter rate (great for grinding or backtracking out of a dungeon without having to do a bunch random battles) and being able to speed up the battle animations (again, makes grinding a lot less painful).  Finally starting to unlock some very useful support skills, and feel like my party is very well-rounded.

It's still strange to me that the decided not to use the Final Fantasy name for this.  It's FF down to the core, and it seems like slapping that name on the cover would generate more sales without having to change a single thing.  Odd choice.
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: February 09, 2014, 06:30:23 AM
Just watched "John Dies at the End".  Not sure if it was utterly brilliant or the stupidest thing I've ever seen.   saywhat
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 08, 2014, 06:10:08 AM
167  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 08, 2014, 05:27:40 AM
First impressions after 2 hours...I'm extremely impressed by this game.  Feels a lot like FF IX to me, in the art style, the character design, the overall world, the music, etc.  The Brave/Default mechanic adds a unique twist to standard RPG combat and while I haven't had to use it much yet, I'm very interested to see how complex some of the more difficult battles will get.  The job system is very reminiscent of FF Tactics or some of the older FF titles, and will require a little research on how best to develop a character.  Being able to mix and match skills from different jobs seems like it will allow for endless flexibility down the road. 

I always reserve a actual judgement on JRPGs until I hit the 8 hour mark, but the early impressions with this one are extremely positive.  I was more than a little worried it wouldn't live up to all the hype it's getting, but it's even a bit better than I expected so far (granted, I'm very early on).  My only minor gripe is the single save slot.
168  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 08, 2014, 05:10:28 AM
Looks like mine is 2165-5396-7217.  I'll try to add a few of you guys tonight.
169  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 08, 2014, 02:33:04 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on February 08, 2014, 01:10:54 AM

I think we need to compile a list of Friend Codes so we can send and accept requests.

I have no idea where to find my Friend Code, though. icon_frown

-Autistic Angel

I'm in the same boat.  If anyone is DS capable (unlike Autistic Demon and I), please let us know how to go about doing this.

Wonder Twins are in bed, and I've only got Little B 4.11 to go before I can fire this up.  I even blew the dust off my DS last night and made sure it was charged up.  smile  Pretty excited to finally give it a go. 
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Might & Magic X : Legacy on: February 07, 2014, 08:58:47 PM
Man, this hit at a sucky time.  I'm really interested in it, but it's competing with Bravely Default (my most anticipated RPG of the year), the Final Fantasy VI iOS release, and soon-to-be Thief IV. 

I'll get around to this eventually...  frown
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 2/7/14 on: February 07, 2014, 05:41:38 PM
Hoping to pick up Bravely Default today.
172  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Final Fantasy 6 and possibly 7 on iOS/Android on: February 06, 2014, 02:29:38 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 06, 2014, 02:14:44 PM

I watched about 5 minutes of the TA plays video, and he commented that the backgrounds are pixelated and the characters are blurry. The characters (not the portraits, but the actual characters) didn't look particularly sharp to me. You don't agree?

I didn't notice any blurriness on the backgrounds.  I suppose the character models could be sharper, but I didn't think it wasn't distracting in any way.  I guess if someone wanted to nitpick they could say that they should be higher res, but I thought they looked fine.  Maybe my old eyes are just so bad I couldn't tell.  smile
173  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Final Fantasy 6 and possibly 7 on iOS/Android on: February 06, 2014, 01:57:37 PM
Grabbed it this morning and played for about an hour.  Seems to me that all the belly-aching about how "terrible" it looks is quite unfounded.  It looks just fine to me, and I don't see any difference between this version and the old GBA port I played years ago.  It actually looks a little better, as much of the background art for the battles has received a significant upgrade.  They used what looks to be the Amano portraits for each character in the dialog segments as well, which look great.  The did away with ATB bars, and instead each character portrait moves up slowly from the bottom of the screen as their turn comes around.  It's a nice touch that I actually think I like a little more.  Sound is fine as well...music sounds great.  I think they may have fixed the typo errors for the iOS version as well, as I didn't see the "espier" one that everyone had pointed out.

Maybe it runs into issues later on, but based on the first hour, it looks to be a great port to me.  I like the "hint" system as well (a small ? in the top of the screen that gives you a hint on where to go if you get lost).  One of the challenges I have with these old school FF games is that I forget where I'm going if I happen to set the game aside for a while.  This is a great way to give a reminder of the next objective without being intrusive.  They could have hid it in the menu, I suppose, but it's not a distraction where it is.  

Thumbs up so far.
174  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Final Fantasy 6 and possibly 7 on iOS/Android on: February 05, 2014, 12:52:19 PM
Looks like this hits tonight.  Might try to grab it for my flight home tomorrow...see how bad it really is.  smile
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4/360/PS3] Thief on: February 05, 2014, 04:28:09 AM
I know the previews have been less than kind, but that trailer was pretty awesome and has excited to give this a shot.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish you could get into but can't on: February 03, 2014, 05:52:31 PM

Quote from: davidrobots on February 03, 2014, 12:17:53 AM

Also, those ridiculously hard games like Dark Souls/Dragons Dogma. Anything that requires a wiki to get anywhere, really. I appreciate them for what they do, but I don't have the time nor the patience to devote to making any meaningful headway.


This X 1,000 (although I wouldn't put Dark Souls and Dragon's Dogma in the same category)
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/03) on: February 03, 2014, 12:45:48 PM
Bravely Default
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on: February 03, 2014, 04:26:01 AM
Finished this up tonight, thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.  Playing on the Easy level certainly had a lot to do with that...I can totally see how this game would be frustrating as hell on a tougher difficulty.  The combat system was a blast, the story was equal parts ridiculous and fun, the set pieces were a blast, and the boss fights were just...nutso.  I'd give it an A-, and have to thank Ridah for putting it on my radar.  smile
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/31/14 on: February 03, 2014, 04:20:01 AM

Quote from: Gratch on January 31, 2014, 06:39:21 PM

Metal Gear Rising Revengence, Gridiron Solitaire, and maybe some FF XIV.  Might try Crysis 3 again...it was pretty, but didn't really grab me much the first time around.

Finished Metal Gear Rising, had an absolute with it.  Picked up both Banner Saga and Might & Magic X.  Banner Saga didn't grab me nearly as much as I was expecting it to.  Was kinda disappointed there.  Jury is still out on M&M.  It seemed crazy hard, but I just jumped in without really doing any reading up first.  Going to research a bit and restart with hopefully a better party.

Also spent some time with Gridiron Solitaire, and would probably backpedal a bit on my previous recommendation.  The AI does things that make no sense in the context of the game, which basically breaks the game.  I'd still say its a good game (and an amazing accomplishment by Bill), but the shine has worn off quite a bit.
180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Superbowl on: February 03, 2014, 02:37:21 AM
While I was kinda hoping Peyton could get another ring, the Raiders fan in me can't help but snicker at this.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on: February 01, 2014, 02:47:39 AM

Quote from: Ridah on February 01, 2014, 12:46:52 AM

Quote from: Gratch on January 31, 2014, 01:28:01 AM

3 hours in, and I'm absolutely loving it...and this is coming from someone a) with zero investment in the Metal Gear games and b) who typically doesn't like action games very much.  This one is completely absurd, but a hell of a lot of fun.  My only real gripe is with the sometimes wonky camera, but it only cause me problems a couple of times.  The combat system is incredibly fluid (no surprise, given the devs), it looks incredible on my new gaming rig, it's alternately corny, ridiculous, hilarious, and pulse pounding, and the set pieces are fantastic. 

Quote from: Ridah on January 27, 2014, 07:24:12 AM

I'm definitely rooting for you to enjoy the game, Gratch. It probably was just something that didn't click with me.

Sounds like that's the case. 

Save your judgement until you finishing playing through it. What difficulty setting are you on?

I'm playing on easy, as I do with nearly every action game.  I'm not much of a twitch gamer to begin with, and enjoy being able to kick ass any enjoy a fun story and world.

I play games to have fun, not to be frustrated.  smile
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish you could get into but can't on: February 01, 2014, 02:45:21 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 31, 2014, 09:25:14 PM

Yeah i love RPGs and JRPGs,but for the love of me i just can't get into any of the Tales games

This.  I've tried nearly every one of them, but they just don't click at all.  Same with the Persona/Shin Megami Tensai games.

I can never get into anything that's considered a "sandbox" game.  GTA, Just Cause, Saints Row, Far Cry, etc..  They always sound awesome, then I end up incredibly annoyed or frustrated with them.  Having a ton of flexibility on what to do and where to go is actually a detriment for me.  I much prefer a game that's tightly scripted.

I quickly lose interest in anything military-related, even if it's sci-fi.  If a game involves either a real marine or a space marine, chances are I won't enjoy it...even in genres I typically like.  I love stealth games, for example, but Splinter Cell does absolutely nothing for me.
183  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: February 01, 2014, 01:43:19 AM

Quote from: Lee on February 01, 2014, 12:10:18 AM

Quote from: Arclight on January 31, 2014, 03:37:57 PM

Sometimes people have pre-conceived ideas of what  a certain group, or certain beliefs are all about. Either caused by Hollywoods mind bending effect over people by portraying people in a certain light, all the time. Some people think that all Christians are the same. That all Christians are like those portrayed by Hollywood. So with preconception comes the subtle interpretation of things being said by people, in this case Christians.

You lost me by saying that Christians might be misunderstood because of Hollywood's portrayal. I am not even sure what portrayal you are talking about, it's usually a subject avoided. The Christians I have met throughout my life have given me the opinion of Christianity that I have.

Agreed.  Hollywood has exactly zero impact or influence on either my own personal spiritual beliefs, or my opinions of those who differ.
184  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: January 31, 2014, 11:18:47 PM
Kotaku did a really interesting article about how Bravely Default fits within the "big boys" at Squeenix (Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest).
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/31/14 on: January 31, 2014, 10:31:07 PM

Quote from: Zekester on January 31, 2014, 10:07:29 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 31, 2014, 06:39:21 PM

Gridiron Solitaire

Been on the fence for this one. Does it have staying power?

I really enjoy it, but it certainly won't be for everyone.  Playing through my second season right now.  It does a great job of integrating football strategy within a solitaire framework.  I'd give it a big  thumbsup
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/31/14 on: January 31, 2014, 06:39:21 PM
Metal Gear Rising Revengence, Gridiron Solitaire, and maybe some FF XIV.  Might try Crysis 3 again...it was pretty, but didn't really grab me much the first time around.
187  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: F/S: Batman Arkham Origins (PC) on: January 31, 2014, 02:55:13 AM
No one?  How about $15?
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on: January 31, 2014, 01:28:01 AM
3 hours in, and I'm absolutely loving it...and this is coming from someone a) with zero investment in the Metal Gear games and b) who typically doesn't like action games very much.  This one is completely absurd, but a hell of a lot of fun.  My only real gripe is with the sometimes wonky camera, but it only cause me problems a couple of times.  The combat system is incredibly fluid (no surprise, given the devs), it looks incredible on my new gaming rig, it's alternately corny, ridiculous, hilarious, and pulse pounding, and the set pieces are fantastic. 

Quote from: Ridah on January 27, 2014, 07:24:12 AM

I'm definitely rooting for you to enjoy the game, Gratch. It probably was just something that didn't click with me.

Sounds like that's the case. 
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: January 30, 2014, 10:23:31 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 30, 2014, 09:15:34 PM

Quote from: Razgon on January 30, 2014, 08:27:20 PM

Thanks Kronovan - I figured as much, but who knew if there was a hidden treasure trove waiting to be found by me :-)

Do you like Firefly?  If so, you'll probably like Cowboy Bebop.

There's not many angry kids with spiky hair or big swords in Bebop either.
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: January 30, 2014, 07:54:07 PM

Quote from: kronovan on January 30, 2014, 07:35:16 PM

  • Samurai Champloo; Samurai revenge with hip hop thrown in (may already be on Netflix because it's available on netflix.ca)
Yep, it's on Netflix.  I just finished it earlier in the week...excellent series.  Same director as Cowboy Bebop, with the same voice actor as Spike doing one of the leads.  
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: January 30, 2014, 04:53:18 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 30, 2014, 04:07:05 PM


SO glad I resisted the temptation to pick up Remember Me on PC last week.
192  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: January 30, 2014, 04:37:40 PM

Quote from: Arclight on January 30, 2014, 04:09:24 PM

Where did I 'assume' that? about you....I have never assumed anyone here is missing out. Where you read that in my posts is baffling to me.

From your post yesterday:  
Quote
"Again, I'm about relationship, and filling holes, and voids in peoples hearts. People who think they're not sick don't need a doctor. "

This implies (at least to me) that you assume everyone that hasn't found Jesus is "sick" and in need of saving of some sort.  I'm sure you see how that sentiment could rub those of us who find plenty of meaning in our lives without Jesus a little wrong.  Perhaps I misunderstood your intent, but it looks like I wasn't the only one.  
193  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: January 30, 2014, 01:54:49 PM

Quote from: Lee on January 30, 2014, 05:42:11 AM

It's great that your RELATIONSHIP with JESUS works for you. Don't assume that those of us who don't have that RELATIONSHIP are missing out.

I almost posted this exact sentiment last night, but decided it wasn't worth the effort.  Since you said it better than I would have, I'll just add a big +1.
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: January 30, 2014, 04:46:58 AM

Quote from: Siljanus on January 29, 2014, 06:40:00 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 29, 2014, 05:18:32 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 12, 2013, 01:03:43 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 12, 2013, 12:57:15 AM

Quote from: Gratch on November 12, 2013, 12:26:24 AM

I've been out of the anime loop for abut 8 years, but have been watching (and thoroughly enjoying) Samurai Champloo.  Are there any other anime series available on Netflix that are worth watching?

All the kiddies tell me that crunchyroll is the go-to place for anime these days.

I'm not big on anime at all, but I have some coworkers who love the series Attack on Titan, which I see is available on CrunchyRoll.

Attack on Titan is now available on Netflix as well.  Will be my next series...heard its amazing.

The first two episodes were a bit grim and the Titans were pretty creepy.  Makes for an excellent start and look forward to powering through the rest of it.  

Just watched the first episode.  "A bit grim" and "pretty creepy" would be significant understatements.
195  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: January 29, 2014, 05:20:18 AM

Quote from: Lee on January 29, 2014, 04:50:55 AM

Quote from: Gratch on January 28, 2014, 10:43:52 PM

What looks to be a very cool new table coming out soon for Zen Pinball:  Super League Football

I saw this and it looks pretty cool. Curious what teams you will be able to pick for it. Premier League? La Liga? MLS?

There's half a dozen or so teams you can choose from, they're shown in the video.  AC Milan, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool, and a couple others.
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: January 29, 2014, 05:18:32 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 12, 2013, 01:03:43 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 12, 2013, 12:57:15 AM

Quote from: Gratch on November 12, 2013, 12:26:24 AM

I've been out of the anime loop for abut 8 years, but have been watching (and thoroughly enjoying) Samurai Champloo.  Are there any other anime series available on Netflix that are worth watching?

All the kiddies tell me that crunchyroll is the go-to place for anime these days.

I'm not big on anime at all, but I have some coworkers who love the series Attack on Titan, which I see is available on CrunchyRoll.

Attack on Titan is now available on Netflix as well.  Will be my next series...heard its amazing.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/24/14 on: January 29, 2014, 02:05:37 AM
I have no idea what that was, but it amused me greatly.   icon_lol
198  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: January 28, 2014, 10:43:52 PM
What looks to be a very cool new table coming out soon for Zen Pinball:  Super League Football
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/24/14 on: January 27, 2014, 08:12:14 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on January 27, 2014, 06:01:12 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 27, 2014, 12:50:22 PM

 Tried Anno 2070, that game does nothing but frustrate me.  I got stuck in the tutorial (for the second time) because it was telling me to build a road from X to Y, then wouldn't recognize the objective as complete once I actually did so. 


Can you take a screenshot of this situation?  I tried to replicate it the last time you played Anno 2070, thinking out might be a bug introduced by a later patch or something, but that part of the game worked fine for me. 

My best guess is that you're trying to use a City Center instead of a Warehouse to pick up goods, since the game doesn't go out of it's way to punctuate the differences between those structures, but a picture would help figure it out for sure.

-Autistic Angel

I actually got so annoyed with it that I just deleted the game.   icon_redface
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/24/14 on: January 27, 2014, 12:50:22 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 24, 2014, 03:30:24 PM

Quote from: Azhag on January 24, 2014, 03:28:26 PM

New baby = no video games...

Congrats!  smile

Assuming my new PC arrives today (UPS shows it out for delivery), I'll be spending some time with Final Fantasy XIV, Anno 2070, some shooter with lots of pretty graphics, and probably Gridiron Solitaire.

Lots of time with both FF XIV and Gridiron Solitaire, as expected.  Tried Anno 2070, that game does nothing but frustrate me.  I got stuck in the tutorial (for the second time) because it was telling me to build a road from X to Y, then wouldn't recognize the objective as complete once I actually did so. 

Also spent some time with Crysis 3 (pretty, but the actual game itself is 'meh'), Metal Gear Rising Revengance (which is ridiculous, but lots of fun), and Hearthstone (kinda fun, but without any attachment to WoW, much of it is lost on me).
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 292
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.38 seconds with 20 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.202s, 1q)