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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!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

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.

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 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.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

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.

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

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

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.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

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.

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 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.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

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.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

KALofKRYPTON

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

I'm tempted to have a look.

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

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.

Currently Playing:
Switch - NSMBU Deluxe
PS4 - Moss

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