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Topic: Recent Retro & Other Gaming Purchases? (Non PS4)

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KratosMD

@KALofKRYPTON Oh I remember seeing Haze in stores but I never bothered to look into it. Is it similar to FEAR?

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KALofKRYPTON

@KratosMD I played the demo to death and a mate bought it so we went through the campaign.
Not massively similar other than the hallucinations, I just really enjoyed it.

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

Twitter: @KALofKRYPTON (at your own risk, I don't care if you're offended)

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KratosMD

I just bought the Genroku Legends Collection for Muramasa Rebirth on Vita. Was quite surprised to see a Vita game on sale during the recent PS Store sale and while I already had the base game, I still hadn't purchased the DLC for it. The Collection DLC (which includes 4 DLC packs with 3 hours of content each) was only €2 so I decided to go for it.

If anyone else is interested, the game including all its DLC is also on sale for €8, which is an amazing deal. I haven't played this game yet, but it seems like a great title to have on the Vita and it might even entice me to buy Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, which is another game made by the same developer.

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mookysam

@KratosMD Not played F.E.A.R. 3, but 2 is really creepy! The ending in particular. Aside from that, it's a really competent shooter and it has mech suits, so double win. Damn it, I want to replay it now but gave my copy away. Condemned 2 similarly scared the absolute s*** out of me.

Noticed Muramasa Rebirth on sale earlier. I've already got the base game, but am unsure whether to get the DLC or not.

Thank you NHS

PSN: mookysam

KratosMD

@mookysam Ah nice to hear nothing but great things about FEAR 2! Looking forward to playing it!

Why not? It's only €2 (usually €10) and you get like 10+ hours of additional content, pretty much double the length of the base game according to HowLongToBeat. I decided to get it since I was going to buy some other games anyway.

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Just ordered Yo-Kai Watch Blasters White Dog Squad on 3DS for only €20. So far I've only played the first Yo-Kai Watch game and I really enjoyed it. So when I saw that this one was discounted I decided to get it as well. In contrast to the mainline games, Blasters offers real-time combat instead of turn-based, which is highly enticing to me since there aren't a lot of action RPGs on 3DS. Most of them are turn-based, so I'm very much looking forward to playing this game and also playing more Yo-Kai Watch in general.

It feels really fulfilling to me whenever I buy a game for the 3DS compared to other systems. I think it's because most games I buy are JRPGs (Dragon Quest VIII, Persona Q2, Mario & Luigi etc.) and it's really satisfying to collect these games because they feel like hidden gems now that people have forgotten about the 3DS. It's kinda like how I discovered Trails of Cold Steel, Danganronpa, Ys etc. on Vita and realising that these games are absolutely phenomenal but they don't receive much attention. These 3DS games may not be quite on that same level of niche but it's still a nice feeling buying them. Not to mention that I don't have many 3DS games left to buy in general. Still looking for a decent price on the original Luigi's Mansion (especially now that I own 2 and 3), Ever Oasis and Yo-Kai Watch 3. In the meantime I should definitely start chipping away at my 3DS backlog, which I plan to do tomorrow as I resume my playthrough of the first Persona Q. I feel like I need to play a JRPG now and also to finish more 3DS games, not to mention that I'm 40 hours into the game and I would like to move on to other series (Superstar Saga is on the top of my list of games that I really want to play on the 3DS).

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RR529

New Super Lucky's Tale (Switch) - A pretty cheery 3D platformer. It doesn't control quite as tightly as something like Super Mario Odyssey or DKC: Tropical Freeze, but it seems to have a good variety (Main levels have taken on the form of 3D spaces that focus on light exploration & puzzle solving, 2.5D levels focused more on pure platforming, and even a auto running level. Side levels have focused on statue sliding puzzles, and a simpler take on the Monkey Ball concept).

Only on World 2 at the moment.

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

KratosMD

Just ordered Fire Emblem Warriors on Switch for €20. I've been meaning to get this game for a while now and I remember seeing it for €20 a long time ago but I didn't buy it for some reason. I saw the game discounted today to that price and decided to get it immediately. Seems like it would be a fun game with Fire Emblem elements so I'm looking forward to playing it!

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Ralizah

Just pre-downloaded Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch. Come on, March!

Playing depressing games alone in my cold, dark room <3

PSN: Ralizah

KratosMD

Got the results back from my recent exam and came out the highest grade so I decided to celebrate by buying some retro games! I got four games, two on PS3 and two on 360, for a total of €32.

Dante's Inferno (PS3) - I've been craving a classic God of War game recently and seeing as how this game was pretty much a straight copy of the original games, I decided to get it. I also bought it on PS3 just to make it more authentic as a God of War experience.

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (PS3) - I've had this game on my radar for a long time now but I never got around to buying it since I wanted it on 360 but it costs €20, while the PS3 version is €10. I know the PS3 version has more technical issues but I honestly wouldn't mind them if I got to pay €10 less for the game, not to mention that I would probably never buy it at the €20 price point. So I might as well just get it on PS3 and experience it once. I also wanted the PS3 version because of Ninja Theory's previous games were on there (such as Heavenly Sword) and it feels a lot like Uncharted, so I think it's suitable for the system.

Prince of Persia (2008, Xbox 360) - Never played a Prince of Persia game before but the 2008 title had me really interested. Its art style is absolutely beautiful and the story sounds promising. This game honestly interests me more than the other titles in the series.

Binary Domain (Xbox 360) - Looks like a fun cover-based shooter and it heavily reminds me of Gears of War so I decided to get the 360 version over the PS3 one.

Very much looking forward to playing these games!

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JohnnyShoulder

@KratosMD Well done on your exam results!

Enjoy Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, I loved it. Some of the combat and platforming wasn't all that, but the story was brilliant! I wish Andy Serkis did more work in video games. Shame it didn't sell well enough for the sequel to be green lit.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

There is no longer a good time to release a game. There are only less s**t times to release a game

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

KratosMD

@JohnnyShoulder Thank you!

Yeah that's what I've heard about the game as well! It's one of those games from last-gen that I really need to play and I figured I may as well get it now, especially since I don't have many games that I'm playing on PS3 as of this moment.

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Th3solution

@KratosMD I’ve actually played 3 of those 4! Although I can’t speak for Binary Domain, I do think Enslaved is the pick of the litter there. I’m not sure if it will hold up, but at the time, I really found it to be a solid title with endearing characters and an interesting and beautiful world. Dante is exactly as you describe, a GoW knockoff, but a well done one at that, even if it’s narrative is pretty loose with the source material. I think the idea is a novel and interesting one — to play through the circles of Hell, but Dante might be rolling over in his grave at the depiction. But if you like the classic GoW gameplay, it’s worth experiencing. And as for Prince of Persia, I quite enjoyed it. It was not well received because it was such a departure from the other incarnations of the franchise, both in gameplay, characters, and art design, but it has its own charm entirely. I find it’s aesthetics lovely and the gameplay is pretty decent as I recall.
So all in all, that’s a pretty good batch. And congratulations on your test. Nice work!

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KratosMD

@Th3solution Thank you, and good to hear that you like the majority of these games! I tried to pick a fairly varied batch with hack 'n' slash, adventure and shooter games on both PS3 and 360. I made a list of games to choose from and narrowed them down to these four.

@JohnnyShoulder @Th3solution But to be honest, there were some titles that I removed from that batch that I still want to buy. Would love to hear if you guys think I should buy these or not:

  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3) - €13
  • Prototype (Xbox 360) - €7
  • The Saboteur (Xbox 360) - €13

I recently became interested in Kingdoms of Amalur after hearing that it's one of the most underrated titles of last-gen. Not to mention that I want a western RPG that runs well on PS3 and apparently this one does. Otherwise I have games like Fallout and Skyrim on 360.

Prototype I want to buy mostly because I just recently played through Saints Row IV which apparently is a similar game and so I want to delve into this series. I have the second game but I feel like I should start out with the first one. Moreover, I heard that The Saboteur is also another massively underrated title for last-gen and it's a sandbox game, which I'm into right now, as well as a historical game and I love those. I feel like I would enjoy both of these games on 360 the most.

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JohnnyShoulder

@KratosMD This is when I tag someone else in, I've not played any of those games unfortunately. All I know is that the two Prototype games are on ps4 in remastered form and have been compared to the Infamous games.

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PSN: JohnnyShoulder

Th3solution

@KratosMD Of those 3, the only one I played was KOA: Reckoning and I can wholeheartedly recommend that if you seek a last gen Western Action RPG, open world, that flew under the radar. It is one of the gems from PS3 that I quite enjoyed. KOA, along with Skyrim, and Dragon’s Dogma were my major fantasy fixes last gen. The combat in KOA is a little more action hybrid and actually GoW inspired as well, but with some deep RPG mechanics, magic, equipment management, etc.

I’d say Prototype is the game that’s most likely a miss, but I guess it may have its fans. Since it came out in close relation to Infamous, it seemed to really be dismissed as the inferior game. Due to poor reception, I never really had the desire to play it.

I really need to play The Saboteur. They say it’s quite good. I’m not sure why it wasn’t as popular, but it seems to have a wide range of reviews.

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

Th3solution

I’m tagging @Arugula because if memory serves, The Saboteur is one of his favorite games of all time. I’m sure he’d like to tell you all about it. 😄

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

KratosMD

@JohnnyShoulder Ah thanks for bringing it to my attention that they were remastered for the PS4. Didn't know about that at all. I looked them up and unfortunately, they weren't released physically here in EU so I think I'll pass on that since I want to have a physical copy of it. But thanks for telling me this since I would've most likely bought the PS4 version if it were available physically.

@Th3solution Sounds like you really liked Kingdoms of Amalur in other words! Your description of the combat makes it sound really fun, so I think I'll get this game!

As for The Saboteur, I think I'll wait and hear what @Arugula has to say about it before making a decision. I too have heard a lot of praise for this game, so I hope it's worth getting at that price.

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Th3solution

@KratosMD I’ll be interested to hear how you like it. It is a pretty large game, I think I spent around 80 hours and didn’t quite do everything, so you may want to save in until you are ready to devote a decent chunk of time to sink your teeth into it. It reminds me a little of Dragon Age Inquisition but not quite that large and without the party system. And the more action combat, like I said. I heard some people complain about inventory management, but otherwise most people who like the genre were favorable about it. It’s something that I would have loved to see a sequel for.
The other games you bought — Enslaved, PoP, DI — are shorter, or at least more standard (20 hr or so) experiences. But yes, it is a really good diversity you have there.

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

KratosMD

@Th3solution Yeah I'm really looking forward to playing all these games. I ordered Kingdoms of Amalur yesterday so I'm hoping to get it this week!

Now that I'm looking through all these orders I've made lately, it really feels like I've missed out on so many promising last-gen titles. I'll be receiving the Yakuza collection soon, which consists of three PS3 games on top of these aforementioned ones. Might not be the best time to start focusing on my retro collection though, but it's nice to spice things up every now and then.


Speaking of discovering new games, @Kidfried recently informed me that Zoink (the developers behind Stick it to the Man!) has made another similar game called Flipping Death. I randomly browsed through the Switch eShop just now and found out that the game is actually on sale for only €5! So I bought it immediately since it was so cheap and the sale ends in just two days. Really lucky that I saw this now thanks to you @Kidfried.

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