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Ralizah

@KratosMD What about Metroid Fusion? If you haven't played that, you REALLY should, considering you're such a fan of Metroid games with plot and character development. One of the few games in the series that actually develops Samus as a character.

Zero Mission is my favorite, though. It's like Super Metroid, but less floaty, and with an AMAZING final act.

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KratosMD

@Ralizah I've played that one and it was excellent. And yeah, you're totally right, I actually liked the story in Fusion because it took place after Other M so every time the game would mention characters (such as Adam Malkovich), I wondered who these people were. Then we were finally shown in Other M and it was great to finally know who they were and how they were related to Samus. As a side note, I really loved Adam's character in Other M; "No objections, lady?". Ahh so good!

But yeah, the ones I've played are: Other M, Metroid Prime 1 and 3, Fusion and Super Metroid. Never going to touch the original Metroid 1 and 2 so I'm going for the remakes instead. There aren't a whole lot of games in this franchise, huh.

KratosMD

Ralizah

@KratosMD No reason to ever play anything before Super Metroid. The original game is kind of miserable, and Return of Samus is dark and boring.

And yeah, Nintendo abandoned Metroid after Other M. After almost a decade without a good Metroid game, Nintendo unveiled Federation Force... you can probably see why fans were so annoyed.

I'm not a superfan, but I love some of the games. If nothing else, it's vastly different from any of Nintendo's other big franchises.

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Fight_Teza_Fight

Beat AC Syndicate last night. Thought it was pretty good. It's open world comfort food. I know what I'm going to get with AC and the setting was really well done. Enjoyed liberating London. Evie, Jacob & Starrick were pretty good characters.
Looks like the modern day timeline is back on track. Perhaps once the shroud is retrieved it can be used to 'reconstruct' a certain fan favorite...

My only negative really, is the parkour. Far too rigid and not imaginative enough. Seemed like a step back compared to previous entries. The grappling hook isn't needed & makes escapes and traversal far too easy. Why climb up viewpoints when you can just shoot up there? If that's the case the whole map should've been made available from the start.

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KratosMD

Just finished Metal Gear Solid 2. What an absolutely brilliant game, Kojima is really a genius. This game was basically on the same level as NieR: Automata in terms of "uniqueness". This easily goes up on my list of the best games ever made. The story was absolutely mind-numbing and I loved it.

One thing that blew my mind even more was that the lady character in the game kept mentioning the date April 30th and that was the date I entered as my birth date at the beginning of Raiden's playthrough (which is my actual birth date) and this whole time I thought Konami had literally scripted 365 voice clips for each date, when in actuality that was the only date used as it represented the day Raiden and Rose met which is the same day that USA's first president was inaugurated. What the hell.. what a freaking coincidence that was when I found that out in the end..

Anyway, awesome game and now it's onto Metal Gear Solid 3!

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Flaming_Kaiser

Dragon Quest Builders was really good fun.

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kyleforrester87

@KratosMD Yeah MGS2 was way ahead of its time, and in lots of ways could be considered the best MGS game. I know that game inside out, somewhat pathetically I completed it three times in one day back in 2001 (very easy, easy and normal) picking up all the dog tags for each difficulty on the way lol.

European Extreme difficulty was tough as hell, the hardest part was pressing X to survive solidus's tourturing lol

Three is a good game, but gets too much praise IMO, as people call it the best in the series. Cobra unit suck, too.

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kyleforrester87

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KratosMD

@kyleforrester87 I can definitely see why the franchise is so highly regarded, Kojima really comes up with some intricate storylines for these games, which is probably why people were disappointed of MGS5 as (I'm guessing) it didn't have that kind of complex story previous titles have had. But I mean, the stories in these games go above and beyond what you'd expect from a simple stealth action game. Kojima really set the bar high for the franchise so it's not a surprise that he would eventually make a game that couldn't reach higher than what's been previously set for the series.

I actually started up MGS3 today but saw that I could play the original Metal Gear on the menu so I started playing that one. Man, even in the 80s Kojima was making amazing games for the series. The game is such a blast and it reminds me a lot of Zelda on the NES, in terms of looks and level design. I might actually marathon these games if they continue to be this good. I'm just a tad bit intimidated by the infamous hour long cut scenes in MGS4, lol. Other than that, these should be some good fun.

KratosMD

Fight_Teza_Fight

Finished Until Dawn. Excellent game! One of those games I've had for ages, but never got around to playing it. Moral of the story: If you got a Psycho coming after you don't listen to anything I say, because my decision making is poop. Ended the game with just 2 survivors! It was going so good for the longest time, but I choked. Unlike TellTale games your decisions actually matter. Looking forward to replaying it some time down the line.
Another excellent PS exclusive. Hope Sony can get SMGames to make a sequal.

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Fight_Teza_Fight

@kyleforrester87 Haha it's a great game to play with other people around. Hope she's good with holding a dualshock perfectly still in tense situations, because I evidently am not.

ProGamerTip: Don't play Until Dawn slouched on a bean bag.

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KratosMD

Finished the first Metal Gear today. Excellent game for its time, although I did find some of the later puzzles to be quite cryptic (especially the call Jennifer puzzles) but other than that, they were some of the most imaginative puzzles I've experienced for an 8-bit game. Glad that they also refined the game for the HD version of MGS3.

@kyleforrester87 I started playing MGS3 shortly after finishing MG1 and I gotta say that the game feels overly complex. It's basically like Breath of the Wild for the MGS series. Everything deteriorates; your silencer add-on, the battery of your devices and you now have stamina and are vulnerable for bleeding out if you don't operate on yourself. Seriously, that first operation really made it feel like Kojima just wanted to show off how clever he can be when it wasn't even necessary. In the previous games you just put on a bandage, now you have to go all Trauma Center like on Snake every time he gets severely injured.

At least it's easy to find food and your health regenerates in this game. I'm also so far really enjoying the story. It feels nice to finally play as the Big Boss himself, must've been a huge thing to do that back when the game came out.

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kyleforrester87

@KratosMD Yeah, "survival" is obviously a key theme in MGS3 hence stuff degrades, you have to eat and fix injuries and manage your camouflage. To be honest the only system that really bugs me is the camo one, it's annoying and clunky and I tend not to bother choosing the best one for the job because I can't be bothered to go into the menu lol.

The story is pretty great overall and easier to comprehend than number 2 - I just prefer the weirdness of number 2 lol. Also, where as MGS2 had you running round lots of fairly similar arguably dull environments (Big Shell), the jungles and complexes of MGS3 are far prettier, but I found myself just blazing through it a bit sometimes. Still, it's the first MGS game where the scope seems to serve a real purpose.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

KratosMD

@kyleforrester87 I tried to play the first part of the game stealthy, but it felt not rewarding at all. Since the silencer degrades, I didn't feel like using it anymore compared to MGS2 where I wanted to use it all the freaking time because it's the most effective weapon to use when being stealthy. So I'm probably going to just try to blaze through the levels as well, just shooting everybody, lol. I feel like these games do have fun gameplay sometimes (when you use different weapons for different situations) but the main thing that keeps pulling me in is definitely the story so I'd rather just enjoy myself with these games.

KratosMD

kyleforrester87

@KratosMD Yeah just get through how you can and enjoy the plot the CQC is pretty good in Snake Eater. Once you get the machine gun hold down fire and listen out for Snakes "yaaaaaAAAAARGGHH!" lol.

To be honest, when you look at the big picture, Big Boss/Naked Snake just ain't as cool as Solid Snake.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

DerMeister

I just beat Uncharted 4 today.

Overall, a good game. I really like the gameplay improvements, traversal with the rope and better stealth, as well as the car surprisingly enough. My only complaint is that throwing grenades back was removed, which I wasn't happy about and could have really helped at some moments. The story however, was kinda disappointing. The interaction between the trio of Nate, Sully and Elena is great as usual, but while I liked Sam at first, I grew iffy towards him by the midpoint, and I don't like how his existence basically retcons Uncharted 3. I wasn't a fan of Nadine either, because it feels like she exists so the main villain has a second in command, and nothing else. Here's hoping she's better in Lost Legacy.

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