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KratosMD

@RogerRoger If those kinds of levels don't show up that often then I might reconsider my stance on these games. I mean, they are rather cheap and I want more games to play on my PS1. However, I will have to play them during a time where I can take my time with the games and learn how they work. I actually tried to go through that section again but this time the enemies blew up a car that I stood next to and I was done just with it, lol.

KratosMD

RogerRoger

@KratosMD They are masters of frustration in some places. I had particular difficulty with several levels featuring "sniper alleyways" (a familiar concept in shooter games) because of the relatively-poor draw distances of the PSone. Usually the game's pretty good at warning you, but once or twice I'd run forward and literally just fall to the ground, blood everywhere. Creeping forward and scoping around for the tell-tale headshot indicator became my go-to tactic.

You've definitely gotta be in the right mood, but I'd say they're worth it for when you are. I remember the atmosphere, tone, cheesy dialogue and plot more than anything; perhaps my love for those things has obscured some of the more frustrating gameplay moments, for which I apologise if you do end up getting them and hating them!

Just don't stand next to any more cars! That's the first rule of Syphon Filter!

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Thrillho

@KALofKRYPTON ha, annoying civilian completely made me think of the Die Hard game too! Such a weird 3 in 1 game but good fun.

A following comment also reminded me of the awesomeness of the SOCOM series from the PS2 era. The first game was really tough, especially with the lack of any checkpoints but it felt so cool using the headset to lay an ambush or to get your team to kick open a door, throw in a flashbang, and then clear the room.

Admittedly, the latter was more likely to see them open the door, drop the flashbang and blind you, and allow the enemy to kill you but still...

Thrillho

KALofKRYPTON

@Thrillho The Socom games totally passed me by. I very briefly played a PSP one - but my only real experience of Zipper Interactive's games was M.A.G - which was great.

Makes me recall that I never really did give Unit 13 a fair shake... that could be my next Vita play.

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON If you do play Unit 13, let us know your thoughts, please. I was always semi-interested in that game and a decent write-up could push me into spending a rainy weekend with it.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger I played it on release, but really didn't take to it. I'd bought about half of the launch lineup but spent most of my time with Uncharted, WipEout and MotorStorm RC.

As I recall, it felt really hard. I don't have the cart anymore, but think it was on plus so should be able to download it.

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Ah, fair enough; if it was tough, then I was probably right to skip it. Right around the time I finished Killzone Mercenary (which is awesome and highly recommended to anybody with a Vita) I went looking for similar experiences, but I'm probably better off sticking with that and Uncharted, both of which I've been wanting to replay for a while now.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger
It could be that I just never really gave it the time required. It was certainly more tactical than 'run & gun'.

I never actually finished Mercenary. I had a repeated glitch at the end of one of the levels in SP so stuck with multiplayer for the most part. It's another game I always mean to re-visit too.

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

"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON I never even touched the multiplayer. Probably too late now, too, as I'm guessing the servers will be kinda empty.

What was the glitch? I never encountered any problems, was really impressed with how it ran.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger The multiplayer was excellent! Really satisfying and nicely featured.

The glitch was an end of (or mid, it's been ages) level cut-scene not triggering something.

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)

"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Huh, weird.

Even though I'm not a multiplayer man myself, I kinda regret not trying it now.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger Honestly - I reckon there'd still be people playing.

I'm tempted to have a look.

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RR529

How is the difficulty in Onimusha & Darksiders? For more action oriented games within recent memory I've beaten the main quests/stories in BotW, Fire Emblem Warriors, God of War (2018), Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, Okami HD, Shining Resonance Refrain, Yakuza Kiwami, and YS VIII, all on "Normal" for games with difficulty settings.

Think I'd be able to handle either of those two games, or are they more Dark Souls, Nioh, or Ninja Gaiden kinda difficulty, of which I'm not really into (especially curious about Onimusha in that regard)?

Asking for my Switch, BTW (doesn't seem to be much in the way of first party releases in between Boxboy, which I'm currently playing, and Mario Maker 2 at the end of June, so I figured I'd tackle a few of the 6th and 7th gen ports on the system in the meantime, especially since I haven't played most of them before).

Currently Playing:
Switch - NSMBU Deluxe
PS4 - Moss

Ryall

Out of the games you’ve listed Darksiders is probably closest to God of War in terms of difficulty. @RR529

Ryall

RR529

@Ryall, yeah, based on what I've heard people saying on NL (about Darksiders), that sounds about right. I'm more curious about the difficulty of Onimusha though, as I haven't heard much discussion about it.

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Switch - NSMBU Deluxe
PS4 - Moss

KratosMD

So I have a question for you horror fans. I tend to avoid playing old horror games because they used to incorporate 'tank controls' and I just don't like that control scheme at all. I've tried to play the original RE 1-3 on PSN and I didn't like them at all, which is why I'm getting the remakes of the first two games (and the inevitable third one).

Anyway, I've been looking to snag a copy of the original Silent Hill (PS3/Vita) and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X (PS4) but I've read that they too have tank controls. Seeing as how Silent Hill isn't that action-oriented as Resident Evil, and that Code Veronica X came out after RE 1-3, I was wondering how acceptable the controls are in those games. Do you think I can still enjoy playing them despite not liking the controls in RE 1-3?

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KratosMD

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

I've been playing Code Veronica X myself on and off @KratosMD after playing REmake and it's tank controls like all the original games. I honestly don't have a problem with it at all (I think it adds to be honest that the controls aren't exactly perfect) but you might.

It's also a touch more action oriented then I remember as there's quite a number of bullets being thrown at me AND being used.

It IS kinda important as it carries on more or less directly from the end of Resident Evil 2

I also did reviews of Zero and REmake in the games you've beat a few pages back if you're interested. You can hit me up with any questions you have if ya like


Haven't played any Silent Hills though sadly!

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KratosMD

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy I was thinking more along the lines of how the tank controls are affected by the level design. For example, RE1 had tight corridors so obviously playing with tank controls would make movement even more cumbersome. RE2 had more open areas, but way more enemies, which would also make the tank controls more cumbersome when trying to dodge so many of them.

In other words, does Code Veronica X have more open areas/less enemies, and thus more time to adjust your character?

KratosMD

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Ahh I see!

There's more open areas @KratosMD in Code Veronica but there's more enemies too I'd say.

I wouldn't say Resi 2 (original) has that many wide spaces barring the beginning area when you're heading to the police station (I replayed it in March). I think 3 has more open spaces out the original 1-3.

Whereas In Code Veronica you're on a island which houses a private prison facility at the start and there's a decent amount of manvourability. There's corridors for sure but I don't think you'd be too overwhelmed?

Might be best to look at a playthrough on youtube for like the first half an hour or so, see what you think as again the tank controls never bothered me in the slightest but ya know it could be too claustrophobic and tight for your liking.

Sorry I can't be that much help but different strokes and all that!

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