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KALofKRYPTON

Played a bit of Talisman on my tablet.

Sadly the Vita/PS4 versions are all of the clunky!

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

Shupec

The list is long, but I will limit myself to only the games I play in the last month.

Path of Exile (PoE)

I spend the most time on the Path of Exile, this is my favorite MMO game. Some people love killing monsters in PoE, I am very much into economic and alchemical aspects - which is about collecting and buying poe currency and crafting new items using poe orbs. In this I find the most fun.

PlayerUnknown's BattlegGounds (PUBG)

The game I play almost every day, but I manage to win only once, sometimes twice a month. A complete and quite realistic Battle Royal type game with a very high level of difficulty (I do not think there is any matchmaking here).
In my opinion, one of the better games that have been created in recent years.
However, most often I return to PoE, also due to financial reasons, because buying and selling poe currency is pure gold - that's why in PoE we should have our own opinion and buy currency in trusted PoE Markets - or poe store.
It is not an unprecedented fact that wise people have more orbs, but currency lies on the street - it is enough to pick them up or buy them https://odealo.com/games/path-of-exile

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Shupec

andreoni79

Celebrating 10 years of Dead Space playing it again on my fat 360 which keeps working somehow!

Praise the Sun, and Mario too.

KratosMD

@crimsontadpoles Is it your first time playing through the Ace Attorney series? You're in for a treat then!

@andreoni79 Good stuff. Dead Space 1 is easily my favourite survival horror game ever. Extraction and DS2 were great games as well, but I feel like they focused too much on action. Need to play DS3 soon! (even though people didn't like it, I just want more Dead Space right now )

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Forum GOTY 2018 winners: 1) God of War 2) Marvel's Spider-Man 3) Red Dead Redemption II

KratosMD

Started playing Pikmin 2 on the Wii today after having not played it for at least 5 years now. I started it a long time ago but I didn't get so far, so this time I'm going to try and finish it. I'm exploring the second area right now and I just got done with the second dungeon where you find the White Pikmin. It's been really fun and addicting so far, this is definitely my kind of game. Don't know how much of it I'm going to complete, since it is a rather anxiety-inducing game because you need to manage your resources very carefully and I'm not the best at that. Hopefully though I can reach the 10 000 G goal and be done with it.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Forum GOTY 2018 winners: 1) God of War 2) Marvel's Spider-Man 3) Red Dead Redemption II

RogerRoger

Yeah, so it's real slow-going to replay Uncharted 4 whilst using Photo Mode every thirty seconds to take pretty pictures, so I'm also breaking that up by replaying Star Trek: Shattered Universe on PS2.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

KratosMD

Lol so yesterday at 4 in the morning I decided for some reason to play something on the Wii. So I picked out Samba de Amigo, which I've had in my backlog for years now, and I literally played it for an hour straight, shaking my controllers to songs such as 'Hey Macarena' and 'I Get Knocked Down'. And to my surprise, it was actually a very fun game, not going to lie. The controls can get a bit unresponsive on the higher difficulties, but it's a great game when played on Easy and Normal. I'd even go as far as to say that it's a hidden gem on the Wii, especially since it's a remake of the Dreamcast game and people really loved that game, which I totally get why now. It's really addicting once you get the hang of the controls.

Maybe I should play more games early in the morning.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Forum GOTY 2018 winners: 1) God of War 2) Marvel's Spider-Man 3) Red Dead Redemption II

RogerRoger

@KratosMD Somebody in the family had a copy of that, and came over to my Dad's place with it during one Sunday family gathering. Unfortunately, some of the kids (and, let's be honest, some of the grown-ups, too) had been making hideous comedy Miis beforehand, and so when it came time to watch our digital figures shaking their maracas at one another... well, let's just say that I'm pretty sure a Hitler Vs. Fishgirl Shake-Off wasn't what anybody'd woken up expecting to see that day.

Whenever I play Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, I find driving on the Samba de Amigo courses the most challenging. They're easy tracks, but it's tough to steer when you're shaking with nostalgic laughter.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

KratosMD

@RogerRoger Haha great stories. I actually didn't really notice that my Miis were in the background while playing the game, which is cool but like you said, it could become hideous if you're not careful.

I learned about Samba de Amigo on All-Stars Racing actually. Never knew much about the games other than they had great music and a lot of personality to them. I'm glad that I'm playing this game now, because it's such an underrated series!

Are you by any chance a SEGA fan btw? After playing Yakuza, Shining Resonance and Samba de Amigo lately, I'm becoming more inclined now to play more SEGA games in my backlog, like Super Monkey Ball 1 and 2, House of the Dead Overkill, NiGHTS: Journey into Dreams, and so on. I've only really liked the Sonic games, but I would like to explore more of SEGA's other franchises. I feel like they have so many forgotten ones.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Forum GOTY 2018 winners: 1) God of War 2) Marvel's Spider-Man 3) Red Dead Redemption II

RogerRoger

@KratosMD No, I'm the same as you. In fact, when said family member produced Samba de Amigo that time, I believe my reaction was "Hey, cool, it's that thing from All-Stars Racing!" and it'd be the same for NiGHTS, Super Monkey Ball, Billy Hatcher, and 'Curien Mansion' (a.k.a. House of the Dead), although I have played a snippet of Overkill before and it's so totally different in style and tone, and therefore completely unrecognisable in any part of the All-Stars Racing games.

We had a MegaDrive II and MegaCD when I was growing up, but once I'd played Sonic I fixated on it, to the exclusion of all our other games. I recognised Gillius and could hum along to the music in All-Stars Racing Transformed, but only because my brother played Golden Axe and I'd be waiting beside him for my turn, clutching a Sonic cartridge.

I used to be an active part of the Sonic fanbase (and I'm actually "in" both All-Stars Racing Transformed and Sonic Generations) and there are many general SEGA fans amongst them, so I've chatted to a few and picked up a few bits and pieces along the way, but I never had the time, money or interest (i.e. "Where'd the blue hedgehog go? This is rubbish!") to seek out the actual games themselves. Nowadays I have the first two, but the third is still missing; that being said, your post about Samba de Amigo yesterday, coupled with the article about Yakuza on the front page, did fuel little sparks of curiosity. Given a big enough gap in my backlog, I may go exploring.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

KratosMD

@RogerRoger Wait you're in Transformed and Generations? As in the credits of the games?

Also, the great thing about most modern SEGA games is that they like to reference other SEGA franchises quite frequently. I remember Samba de Amigo having some stages resembling games such as Sonic and Space Channel 5, and the Yakuza games have game centers in their worlds with playable SEGA arcade games, such as Out Run (which you may remember being a DLC stage in All-Stars Transformed), Space Harrier etc. and also plushies of SEGA characters such as Opa Opa from Fantasy Zone (also in All-Stars Racing). Even if you never see these games or characters anymore, it's still nice to see them referenced.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Forum GOTY 2018 winners: 1) God of War 2) Marvel's Spider-Man 3) Red Dead Redemption II

RogerRoger

@KratosMD Sorta. At the end of the credits for Sonic Generations, you hear a huge crowd yell "Happy Birthday, Sonic!" and that was recorded at the 2011 Summer of Sonic convention in London; I was part of the crowd.

At the next Summer of Sonic, the developers of All-Stars Racing Transformed were there, showing off an early demo (they were really great guys, actually). They got us to make various crowd noises and then chant the names of half the character roster; a Sonic convention in America chanted the second half. If you're ever in the lead on the third and final lap of a race, you'll hear your character's name being chanted by the crowd. That's us.

SEGA have been excellent at integrating their fanbase, not just for Sonic, and the support for the events was incredible. I got to meet Yuji Naka and Takashi Iizuka (I cringed watching several weeaboos attempt to speak Japanese to them, and felt awful for them trying to politely decrypt and reply to the gibberish, so I just went with a classy handshake and a very deliberate "thank you") and there was live music from Jun Senoue and Crush 40, all free of charge (you had to sign up for tickets online, but they didn't cost anything). I could never, ever imagine Activision or EA doing anything similar. Heck, nor Nintendo.

I'm quite looking forward to the remasters of Shenmue, because I did play a little of it on a friend's Dreamcast at university and I'd like to see what the big deal is. I also remember the little toy vending machines containing models of Sonic and Tails, so add that to the list of SEGA internal references, I guess!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

DerMeister

I haven't been showing either of my DSes much love recently, so I've started playing Fire Emblem Echoes again, tackling the postgame dungeon. Well, specifically the boat ride there at the moment. I also haven't finished Ocarina of Time on 3DS yet, so there's also that.

On my old DS, I also have New Super Mario Bros. (almost done) and Mario 64 DS (about halfway). And whenever I get to it, there's still the postgame for The World Ends With You.

"We don't get to choose how we start in this life. Real 'greatness' is what you do with the hand you're dealt." -Victor Sullivan
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Tasuki

@DerMeister I enjoyed New Super Mario Bros alot when I played through it a few years ago before that I never played it. I can see why it sparked the whole New SMB series there, after years of 3D style Mario games NSMB was such a refreashing change and it was done really well. It felt to me like it was a proper sequel to SMW. When you finish I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.

Push Square Moderator and all around retro gamer.

My Backlog

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KratosMD

@RogerRoger Ohh that's awesome dude! I actually do remember that line after the credits, so cool that you're in it.

Yeah, I think SEGA is good at organising fan events simply because they're a smaller company than EA, Activision and so on. So they want to be more in touch with their fans (even though that sometimes doesn't always work out with their Sonic games ).

I've been quite hesitant in getting the Shenmue games since Yakuza Kiwami 2 comes out one week later, but I might get them depending on if I'm still into this "SEGA phase" next month. Exploring old SEGA franchises that I've never played is certainly a treat.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Forum GOTY 2018 winners: 1) God of War 2) Marvel's Spider-Man 3) Red Dead Redemption II

Ralizah

I've been ignoring my PS4 for months now, but I've decided to try and finish at least one PS4 game a month going forward until I bring my backlog into shape (five games or less is what I'm comfortable with). Not including PS+ games, of course.

I still mostly play on my Switch, though. Having a lot of fun with Splatoon 2 and Ys VIII, although I'm very close to pulling the trigger on Octopath Traveler.

Ralizah

PSN: Ralizah

kyleforrester87

@Ralizah Do it man. I've sunk 26 hours into Octopath since Friday. It's really good.

I was enjoying YIIIs a bit but it got tiresome quickly so I've let that one go. Not for me.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

Ralizah

@kyleforrester87 I've largely gotten over my concern about the lack of party interaction in this game. This is about a bunch of strangers traveling together on their own respective journeys, and that's fine. Games like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 where the party feels almost like a family unit by the end are wonderful, but not every JRPG is going to be, or even should be, like that.

Octopath's visual style, music, and combat are all pretty awesome, and I really like how it goes against the grain by resisting the totalizing and often apocalyptic overarching plots the genre is known for.

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Ralizah

PSN: Ralizah

kyleforrester87

@Ralizah yeah man. And the lack of interaction honestly isn't really a big deal, at least in my opinion. I'm really enjoying the games structure and the "travel banter" moments are a nice touch. Despite the stories being separate it does still feel like everyone's on a journey together, and there is plenty of interaction between the main party character and supporting cast during their story sections.

Of course, a more interwoven story would be even better, but I can appreciate why they weren't able to do it, and it shouldn't really detract from all the other awesome aspects.

Perhaps it's something they can build on in some kind of sequel?!

But yeah, leave your doubts at the door and enjoy it for what it is.

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kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

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