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Kidfried

@NecuVise My partner hates platformers and thinks their childish, so I envy your experience together!

@Ralizah I agree about being less focused, but that's why I think Legends is actually better. Some of my favorite Mario games are 3D World and Galaxy 2. Their levels are all over the place, which excites me way more in a platformer.

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Ralizah

@Kidfried It's a valid preference, but that sort of design makes a game less satisfying for me. My favorite platformers (SMB3, Galaxy, Sunshine, Rayman Origins, etc.) all have a rhythm and strong internal logic to how the levels progress. They feel like proper adventures.

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Fight_Teza_Fight

Just beat RiME. Beautiful game.
Was going to initially get this on Switch, but the performance issues put me off. As it went on PS+ I figured I'd give it a shot & even though it still didn't run great, I would've paid money for it.

Tequila Works with The Sexy Brutale and RiME, 2 games I wasn't overly excited for, but 2 games I ended up absolutely loving.
They are definitely on my watch list now. Can't wait to see what's next.

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JohnnyShoulder

@Fight_Teza_Fight I enjoyed Rim too, it was a nice quite chilled game to play.

Sexy Brutale was only partially developed by Tequila Works though and was mainly developed by Cavalier Game Studios. Tequila were only brought in after a couple of years of the game being in development.

JohnnyShoulder

Fight_Teza_Fight

@JohnnyShoulder oh yeah I knew that. I didn’t have any big hopes for a ‘Tequila Works’ game. There were some pretty bad stories floating around over Tequila Works, when Sony apparently took back the dev kits during RiMEs early development.

Whether true or not, they did have a hand in two games I really enjoyed.
Going to give them the benefit of doubt moving forwards.

Edited on by Fight_Teza_Fight

Lives, Lived, Will Live.
Dies, Died, Will Die.
If we could perceive time for what it really was,
What reason would Grammar Professors have to get out of bed?- Robert & Rosalind Lutece

NecuVise

Remember all the Sony fanboys when they declared RiME as a really bad game just because Sony decided to cut the ties with it? How wrong they were, just as all the die-hard fanboys are. If only could people consider themselves as gamers and just play and enjoy all the games, regardless of the platform.

NecuVise

RogerRoger

RiME is spectacular. Although it's one of those games that reminded me how difficult it is to play something when you're crying.

"Roger roger."

Gremio108

I finished Rime last week. Did another couple of playthroughs for the platinum, too. It's the best Ueda game that Ueda never made.

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

PSN: Hallodandy

Ralizah

Completed Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure on 3DS. Very 'blah' game, aside from the great animated cutscenes. SEGA was trying to make a rhythm game equivalent of Professor Layton and clearly failed. Very little development for the characters, the main plot is disappointing, the ending clears up almost nothing, and, for some reason, I had a much harder time getting into the rhythm of the various mini-games on display (although I did like the violin ones).

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KratosMD

@Ralizah Now that's a game that I haven't heard anyone talk about for years. I actually have been sort of interested in getting it for awhile now but after reading your comments about it, I think I'll pass. I thought that the game was for the 3DS what The Wonderful 101 was for the Wii U, an underrated hidden game that people overlooked because it was released so early in the system's life cycle. But maybe it isn't.

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Ralizah

@KratosMD Yeah, I was sure I would love it. And, to be fair, it makes a good first impression, as the rhythm games are kind of funny the first time through, the animated cutscenes are, as I said, quite fetching, and it seems like it's building up an interesting mystery. The game CONSTANTLY repurposes and recycles mini-games, though, and the plot... blegh. The disappointing ending was the clincher for me. I get holding back all explanations if you're building up to a subsequent game (as this very clearly was), but to barely even address the central mystery driving the main character's actions... it came off as poorly written to me. It's like the game just needed to end, and they hadn't prepared a proper ending, so after the climax, the characters launch into another rhythm mini-game and BOOM! end credits roll. Granted, there's an after-credits cutscene, but it was still pretty gutting.

There are aspects I want to like. For example, you'll frequently need to record sounds in the in-game environment to overcome an obstacle of some sort. This might be a fun little puzzle if the game didn't always always put a big fat exclamation point on the area you need to go to to record the sound. If I don't have to deduce anything, it's not puzzle-solving so much as it is busywork.

Well, whatever. This game has been in my backlog for years, and I've always wanted to get around to it, so at least there's that.

Edited on by Ralizah

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JohnnyShoulder

Gremio108 wrote:

I finished Rime last week. Did another couple of playthroughs for the platinum, too. It's the best Ueda game that Ueda never made.

Yes! Nail on the head dude! Rime pleasantly surprised me throught.

JohnnyShoulder

Gremio108

@JohnnyShoulder Yeah it was more substantial than I thought it was going to be, both gameplay and story wise. The ending caught me by surprise, big time

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

PSN: Hallodandy

NecuVise

I have just finished Dark Souls 3. It took me around 35 hours with some idling, and in the even I was level 90. There was only one optional boss at the very end of the game which I haven't beaten because I couldn't be bothered to do it.

Comparing ds3 to dks2 scholar of the first sin ds3 has better gameplay and levels are more balanced, but personally I like the story of dks2 more and there was more variety in level design.

What's curious to me is that it took me 48 hours and 129 levels to beat dks2 scholar of the first sin, without the DLCs but it took me only 35 hours and 90 levels in dks3. That's a pretty big difference. Anyway, I'm going to play Nioh now, so I'll hopefully compare it in the future.

NecuVise

KratosMD

Just finished Pokémon Crystal. I was actually pretty excited about playing this title since gen 2 is my favourite generation but thus far it's been rather disappointing just because most Pokémon in this game don't learn any decent moves and because there weren't any distinction between individual physical and special attacks so it was rather hard for me to adjust to that. That's probably why I prefer HG/SS over G/S/C. But I managed to get through the game rather well and now I'm probably going to keep playing it and explore the Kanto region.

"To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly"
"They fail to live because they are always preparing to live" - Alan Watts
"You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Ralizah

@KratosMD In terms of gameplay advancements and sheer ambition, G/S/C are probably my favorite games in the series. They took such massive steps from the rudimentary first gen games, and being able to explore Kanto again is still easily the coolest open secret in the entire series.

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KratosMD

@Ralizah Yeah, but the mechanics are really outdated after having played four generations of the standardised formula. If G/S/C played like the later games then it would also be my favourites in the series, but because of that the remakes are much better in my eyes.

"To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly"
"They fail to live because they are always preparing to live" - Alan Watts
"You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

BAMozzy

Just finished God of War - at least the story and the majority of all the collectibles anyway...

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Th3solution

@BAMozzy And ....
I’m waiting for the “This was the best PS4 game I’ve ever played.” Or “This game has been somewhat over rated.”
I think I saw a comment maybe it was you saying the game was good but not “perfect” so after completing it, is that the final impression? Did the ending make it better or worse? (Without spoilers of course)

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

BAMozzy

@Th3solution The reason I didn't go further was the game is only 4 days old and I didn't want to go into any details or explain my viewpoint. Anyway to try and give my opinion without spoiling, the fact that many reviewers do rate it as a 'perfect' 10/10 game and I think it has a few flaws, I do think its over-rated as its not a 10/10 game. Its an excellent, well above average game but I would give it a 9/10 at most! In my opinion though, that does make it the best God of War game ever.

Some of the reason for this though cannot be explained without spoiling it. This is partly why I didn't want to say more because if someone were to ask why, I can only give part of the reason without spoiling - some of that does come down to some restrictions whilst playing (I would again go into details but again may spoil things) but at this point I can't say more. I don't even want to talk about the story yet as its still to early but I do think a lot of reviewers may well of just rushed through it on a relatively easy setting and based their review on that rather than the game and 'everything' as a package.

It certainly plays well (on the whole) - I had a few big frame rate drops on transitioning from cut-scene to game-play but I was playing in 'favour resolution' mode on my Pro and these were short lived. It does look visually good too so no complaints there but that's all I can say right now.

I would definitely recommend buying and its a great game overall.

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Why can't life be like gaming? Why can't I restart from an earlier checkpoint??

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