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 on: March 30, 2015, 05:13:35 AM 
Started by Gratch - Last post by Dante Rising
My girlfriend got this as a gift for me today. I absolutely loved the opening sequence, as it is much darker than anything seen in recent Japanese RPGs. But as soon as control was turned over to me, I quickly hated the game. Unfortunately, since this was a PSP game, almost every single room you enter has a brief loading screen. Every town also. The entire game is highly compartmentalized and to walk from one area to another that is in very close proximity can involve three or four transition screens.

After about an hour I was ready to trade the game in, despite the rather clever combat mechanics. I went out to dinner with my girlfriend, and decided to give the game one last chance as I settled in for the evening. And suddenly two hours had passed. Although hampered by its PSP roots, there is a surprising amount of depth to the game. Raising chocobos, upgrading magic, upgrading skills, very lite RTS army battles, etc. Plus, the combat can be surprisingly difficult if you wander into the wrong place at the wrong time. I also met an adventurer who rattled off about 15 different locations that seem to be side quest dungeons filled with all manner of high-leveled horrors.

The game limps along technologically, but it is much more adult, and possibly addictive, than the recent Final Fantasy offerings. We'll see how it holds up.

 on: March 30, 2015, 04:55:02 AM 
Started by Caine - Last post by EngineNo9
Yeah, I think nothing for me this week.

 on: March 30, 2015, 04:54:52 AM 
Started by CeeKay - Last post by Caine
I've played up through the first 3 tiers and watched a bit of the game on stream through tier 8.  So far, it's pretty fun and responsive.  I haven't seen too many instances of mis-hits or laggy/glitchy movement.  I've managed a decent career so far but the stats page is pretty slow to update and only has 8 missions tracked.  Getting a kill via fire damage after the cruiser that sunk you is pretty damn rewarding and keeping a battleship's cannons out of commission is the only way to survive in a cruiser until you get one with torpedoes.  I've had a few instances where I set them alight, saw the fire go out instantly (you have a repair option on a timer) and they relit them in the next salvo.  I can only imagine the frustration as I've had that feeling before when you end up crippled with little to do but watch your ship burn or drift in the wrong direction or slowly come to a stop.  You can also end up with guns that are disabled (or outright destroyed, reloading mechanisms disabled, flooding (which slows you down and can sink you) and destroyed AA emplacements. 

I've had no luck streaming this, but you can definitely find others out there if you are interested.

 on: March 30, 2015, 04:18:43 AM 
Started by Caine - Last post by Gratch
Nothing for me, my backlog is beastly enough as is.

 on: March 30, 2015, 04:04:59 AM 
Started by Caine - Last post by Caine
Spring is finally here (not valid in the north east, parts of the midwest Alaska or Canada) and another round of games that seek to remind us of spring's traditional sport.  No Soccer/Futbol/Football (not American) but baseball.  We also get games their publishers were perhaps unsure of or perhaps picked by random lottery.  Whatever the case, here's the list.  What do you have on your shopping list?

Axiom Verge
MLB 15: The Show
R.B.I. Baseball 15
Rack N Ruin
Whoa, Dave!

R.B.I. Baseball 15

Anna Extended Edition
MLB 15: The Show
TableTop Cricket


Story of Seasons

Doodle Kingdom
MLB 15: The Show
Run Sackboy, Run!
Toukiden: Kiwami

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
The Sims 4: Get To Work

The Sims 4: Get To Work

 on: March 30, 2015, 02:18:15 AM 
Started by Bullwinkle - Last post by hepcat

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on March 28, 2015, 01:41:55 PM


Audiences the world over had so many unanswered questions after it ended.  I know I would love to get some closure.

 on: March 30, 2015, 02:16:02 AM 
Started by Devil - Last post by hepcat
You should check out Rick and Morty, and The Venture Bros.

 on: March 30, 2015, 02:09:15 AM 
Started by Caine - Last post by drifter
Hey Harkonis thanks for jumping into those games of Hardline with me.  I haven't been on in a long time on a console since my soon tends to live in the media room.

 on: March 30, 2015, 01:34:57 AM 
Started by EddieA - Last post by Gratch
As much as I'm liking Pillars of Eternity, I think I'm going to put it aside until I finish FF Type 0.  I'm not good at multitasking games, and I want to make sure I can concentrate on this one entirely.  Also need to do some research about character builds, as I feel like I'm gimping my party. 


 on: March 30, 2015, 12:37:59 AM 
Started by EddieA - Last post by Dunamis
ah, thanks!  Missed that one.

Really liking the game.  Quality throughout and bug-free so far.

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