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gcunit

@Anti-Matter Don't ask me, I think you've done more missions than me now
I'm not usually one to get too bogged down over the details of a loadout unless I've tried and failed a mission and decided that it's clear that a particular mod is ideal for it.

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Tyranexx

Pokemon Ultra Sun - I'm FINALLY getting around to this one after a year and a half. XD I'm still on the first island, but I do like some of the subtle story changes so far. That said, they've done absolutely nothing about all the railroading....Eh, I can at least appreciate the Reggie reference.

Super Castlevania IV - I've been playing this on the SNES Classic. It's definitely challenging, but it does usually seem fair. A lot fairer than Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, I might add....

Super Mario World - Also on the SNES Classic. This is....I've lost track of how many times over the years that I've played this one.

Donkey Kong Country - I've been playing this when I have the patience for it; I usually don't have any problems until the fourth world. Whoever devised the location of Gorilla Glacier's save point needs smacked.

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Ralizah

I have a backlog. I want to finish up Torna: The Golden Country so I can switch my focus to FFXII. But... the side-quests in this game are great. And the storylines in them feed into other side-quests and feel relevant to the larger focus of the game. So I just keep on clearing them, despite having reached Community Level 4 two days ago.

Not sure if I'll 100% it (don't really care to track down all the slates and green barrels, if I'm being honest), but I'm definitely going to be spending a lot more time on it than I thought I would.

Ralizah

Diddy64

Just a few days ago, I started playing Donkey Kong Country 2 (N3DS). Last time I started it, I forgot about it due to a new game I bought. Thus I decided to start playing in a new file. Currently in the 4th level of world 1.

Undergoing games: Donkey Kong Country 2, Final Fantasy VII, Spyro The Dragon (Reignited Trilogy).

Kurusu

Currently playing Hyper Light Drifter. I love the world and the aesthetic but I'm absolutely terrible at it.

Kurusu

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Vinny

Ori and the Blind Forest, NSMB U, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

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Anti-Matter

Final Fantasy X Nintendo Switch.
Still at Kilika Woods.

My Top 6 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (100)
2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4/Switch (95)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 + All contents (93)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (90)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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starspawn85

Right now I am in the middle of FF7 but I have been trying to get through Dark Souls and Dead Cells

starspawn85

gcunit

Been giving some long overdue time to Owlboy the last couple of days. Between 4-5 hours played.

The visual design is great and the gameplay is pretty good, I have particularly liked the simple but enjoyable twinstick shooting and the little puzzle elements - they're fairly simple but at the same time have a fairly unique take on the 'activate switch to open door' puzzle mechanic.

I think the thematic design of the game really has potential to carve out it's own little classic/masterpiece niche within the genre, but I fear, unless I'm pleasantly surprised before beating the game, that a few aspects will let it down, those being:

  • the underwhemling sound design, which is just a bit dull and unremarkable, with large passages of play lacking any interesting audio accompaniment - this is particularly disappointing just because there's a few brief moments where the music is genuinely a bright spot in the game, there's just not enough of it;
  • gameplay is just a bit samey so far.

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Ralizah

@gcunit What I've seen and heard recalls the more structured, narrative-heavy game design of Iconoclasts. Sad to hear about the lack of good music.

Ralizah

gcunit

@Ralizah I've not tried Iconoclasts yet (on wishlist), but yes, it is largely a structured experience. I'd say it totally suits the game and is not a negative for me at all, it's just that so far it feels frustratingly close to being really great, to rival the likes of Guacamelee and Hollow Knight, but is just a bit off in those (for me) vital places, and a slightly more generous sprinkling of musical motifs through the game could really add to it.

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Tarolusa

Currently playing through two games, one being Kingdom Hearts 3 and the other one being a second playthrough of Pokemon Moon.

Kingdom Hearts 3 - Currently have just entered the final world in the game. As someone who absolutely adores both KH1 and KH2 Final Mix, while the game is certainly fun it is definitely a downgrade in both the gameplay department and ESPECIALLY in the story department. Literally nothing of worth happens for around 75% in the game and only when you enter the final area of the game does the plot actually start taking place (and even then it feels more like badly-written fanfiction rather than an epic conclusion to the saga). I would give it around a 6/10.

Pokemon Moon - Currently about to fight Olivia. Unlike a lot of Pokemon fans on the internet, I personally really like the Gen 7 games BUT during my second play-through, I have come to notice the shortcoming of the games, such as the first island just being one massive tutorial, the overabundance of cutscenes that break the flow of game, the drop in framerates during double battles and the overall linearity of the Alola region. Despite the flaws though, I still really like Pokemon Moon and would give it an 8/10.

Tarolusa

Tyranexx

Tarolusa wrote:

Pokemon Moon - Currently about to fight Olivia. Unlike a lot of Pokemon fans on the internet, I personally really like the Gen 7 games BUT during my second play-through, I have come to notice the shortcoming of the games, such as the first island just being one massive tutorial, the overabundance of cutscenes that break the flow of game, the drop in framerates during double battles and the overall linearity of the Alola region. Despite the flaws though, I still really like Pokemon Moon and would give it an 8/10.

I've made the same observations during my current playthrough of Ultra Sun after clearing Sun over a year ago. I'm not quite as far as you; I'm just past Lana's trial as of this writing. The first island in general is VERY restrictive with what you can do. The only thing mentioned that I haven't experienced are the frame rate issues, but I am playing the game on a N3DS XL unit this time around.

That's not to say I'm not enjoying Ultra Sun. It's still pretty railroaded to a fault, but I like some of the additions like some of the plot changes and Mantine Surfing. The Alola Photo Club though....I'm sure some people really enjoy this extra, but it's something I can do without.

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Ralizah

@RazorWind The only "teeth-grinding hell" in Cuphead is trying to S-rank bosses on the post-game Expert difficulty. Enemies are more dangerous, and beating them with a perfect score requires hours, sometimes days, of straight practice. For me, at least. A+-ranking the bosses on the normal difficulty is challenging, but fairly approachable. You just need to be able to recognize and respond to enemy attack patterns.

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Ralizah

RR529

Final Fantasy X HD (Switch) - Recently got the third Aeon, and am now getting ready to hitch a ride on an elephant like creature called a Shoopuf. If memory serves me right, I have a boss coming up.

Tales of Zestiria (PS4) - Did a lot of sidequests recently after they really opened up, but I'm currently back on the main track & am getting ready to finish up the Water Trial Dungeon (those eye traps that send you back to the beginning of the dungeon if they spot you are annoying as heck, though at least you activate warp points ocassionally that let you skip the earlier parts the further you get).

Currently Playing:
Switch - NSMBU Deluxe
PS4 - Moss

gcunit

The Sonic Team Racing release pushed me into booting SASRT on my Wii U, but... guh! I just can't enjoy that game - the routes through some of the courses are unclear, there's too little technical driving, the flying sections are dull, the boats are annoying (seriously, getting away from the transformations can only be a good thinng for STR) - I'm not sure I can play any more of it.

I had to play some MK8 immediately afterwards just to cleanse my mind.

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Heavyarms55

Been enjoying but not totally thrilled by FFX on Switch. I just got to a big open plains area and trained a Chocobo - which was much simpler than I expected and felt kinda pointless TBH. I don't mind the game being linear and it really really is. I like the way you level you characters up, minus the key spheres which are really annoying to find. I actually find the dated voice acting pretty entertaining too.

@Tyranexx @Tarolusa I liked Gen 7 in general, but my biggest complaint was that the Ultra games really should have just been 10-15 dollar DLC packs. They used almost entirely the same assets, and like 75-80% of the game is unchanged. As people have pointed out, they did that back in the day on the Game Boy and DS, but that was forgivable because there was no other way to release expansions on those systems... I loved the way riding Pokemon were used to replace HM slaves from older games, riding Tauros was so cool! And although corny, I live Z-moves a lot as a mechanic in competitive play. I really like the idea of a one shot special move that leaves the player guessing which Pokemon will do it, and what move it will be. But I definitely noticed the lag caused during double battles and with some of the more complicated Z-move animations. It was my assumption that the demand on the 3DS' hardware was too great and that's why triple battles and rotation battles were dropped from gen 7.

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Tyranexx

@Heavyarms55 I hope Ride Pokemon are here to stay too. It's so nice not to slap HM moves on your main team. I never bothered with HM slaves much in earlier gens since I didn't like switching my Pokemon out during the main story.

From what I've played so far, I do think that US/UM would have been better served as DLC add-ons. There's so much more that they could have done plot-wise. Granted, I'm not too far into Ultra Sun just yet, so maybe the game will surprise me.

I understand what they were trying to accomplish here; if I recall, a lot of the game was worked on by newer employees so that they could get a better feel for the series. However, I feel like they made that team play things a little TOO safe.

Granted, it could be that I was just so spoiled with BW2. Now THOSE were proper sequels. Raises walking cane

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Heavyarms55

@Tyranexx That's just it though, BW2 were very much true sequels, USUM are alternate stories that are about 80% the same. It was largely a regression in the series. To be fair, that 20% new content was for the most part, quite good, but 20% is not a new game, it's an expansion pack.

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Tyranexx

@Heavyarms55 Agreed. Apparently the plot gets pretty nuts later on too, but I intentionally don't know a lot of the details. I either like or at least don't dislike a lot of the new content and plot changes so far, but there are some sections where you can tell that the text has barely changed.

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