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mookysam

@Kidfried Yep. My feelings on that are actually a little mixed. The core gameplay, which is basically a third person shooter, is a little mediocre to be frank. It's not bad per se it's just not good and doesn't stylistically fit in with the series as a whole.

The story is actually pretty good by the end and has some very heavy themes dealing with child abuse. It does tie into Danganronpa 1 and 2 and you're accompanied by Toko Fukawa a.k.a Genocide Jack who was one of my favourite characters in the first game.
Unfortunately there are also some "fan-service" moments that made me extremely uncomfortable. One segment sees the protagonist trapped in a machine that fondles her and you have to break her free via the touch screen, which in turn touches her more and thus has a certain physiological effect on her. Further, in one boss fight attacking the boss will see her clothes get destroyed until she's in her underwear.

I'd say I overall enjoyed it because of the story, but it's definitely the weakest game in the series.

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mookysam

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Ralizah

I like Ultra Despair Girls more than the original Danganronpa, to be quite honest. It's a cool, creepy story, and I like how it expanded on the worldbuilding of the first two games. It's also essential to play before you go into Danganronpa 3 (the anime conclusion to the first two games). The TPS gameplay isn't ideal, but it's more of a puzzle game than a shooter anyway.

I really liked the relationship between Toko and Komaru by the end of the game.

@mookysam I'm still shocked, to this day, that NISA released Ultra Despair Girls uncensored in the West. There's no way that would happen if the game were to be localized today. Too much dark and sexual subject matter. And the molestation machine, LMAO!

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Ralizah

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Kidfried

@mookysam @Ralizah I've been playing the game for a few hours now and I'm really looking forward to playing more. I really like Komaru, so that's a big plus too. Also finding out that my display picture has a brother was kind of a big deal to me, haha.

The gameplay is indeed quite simple, and nothing too interesting, but as long as the story keeps up a nice pace, I don't think that would be a problem for me.

Also, really like the graphics (especially for a Vita game!) and the sound is strong too.

Anyway, that's just a few short impressions after 4 or 5 hours of play.

Kidfried

Tasuki

Now I am probably the last person to get get hooked let alone try a mobile game, but after watching my co-worker playing World of Kings I had to try it. Basically it's World of Warcraft mobile. Now I don't think it's made by Blizzard, unless they are using a shell corporation to put this game out since the backlash they got for Diablo Mobile, or it is indeed a Chinese knockoff. Whatever the case may be you can tell it's heavily inspired by WoW. Even the graphics look like they were pulled right out of WoW.

Anyway it's a full fledge MMORPG for free on mobile stores it has everything that WoW does dungeons, PvP, crafting, Guilds etc and Since I did play WoW for many years till my PC died I figured I'd give it a try. Right now I am playing a Dwarven Archer and just hit level 20 (level cap for now is 60) and been playing it with a few friends. Been actually having a blast with it and it scratches that WoW itch nicely. Only problem I have is I wish I had a at least a tablet to play it on cause after awhile playing it on my phone hurts my eyes.

Other then that if you are a fan of WoW or MMOs in general or just looking for a deep game I highly recommend this game even though it is mobile and I am not big on mobile gaming.

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RogerRoger

Having a bit of an in-between day today (busy the next three days and struggled to start Deus Ex yesterday) so I listened to my gut and ended up playing Tomb Raider Chronicles.

I've got a half-finished playthrough of Tomb Raider II which I was gonna chip away at, but fonder childhood memories of Lara's PSone swansong drew me back to the opening Rome chapter. I also remember it being much easier than all the other classics (a common criticism which I obviously never minded, as I prefer spectacle over challenge).

Sure enough, over the course of a lazy hour, I'd cleared two of the three Rome levels without having to reach for my nearby shelf of Prima Strategy Guides (remember them?). Some of my success was thanks to nostalgic recollection, but other parts I genuinely drew a blank on. When I reached Trajan's Markets, I had absolutely no clue where to go or what to do, which only confused me further when I reached the final boss fight against Larson and the three-headed serpent and knew it off by heart, line for line, shot for shot. We all joke about my Dad's selective deafness, but selective forgetfulness is a new one. Maybe I'm just getting old.

Chronicles has always drawn flack for being the last, exhausted hurrah of a developer so very, very fed up of making the same game for half a decade (seriously, go read some of the interviews with Core Design staff... you'll never see the phrase "contractual obligation" used with more loathing) but I'm grateful that it exists. It's a light, easy reminder of a particular era of gaming, a condensed pick-up-and-play version of four previous epics which themselves are becoming increasingly difficult to wrestle with as time passes and technology advances.

I've got so much else in my backlog that I'm supposed to be playing, but I may stick with Chronicles when I get back after the weekend. At the very least, I wanna see Rome through and, if memory serves, the second chapter is the Russian submarine (another short, punchy childhood favourite).

Just wish auto-pilot didn't have me reaching for a non-existent Photo Mode every thirty seconds.

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Th3solution

@RogerRoger How do you play your PS1 games? On PC, PS3, PS2, or do you have a functioning PS1?

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

RogerRoger

@Th3solution It varies. My preferred method is playing a PSone Classic downloaded from PSN to my PS3, because I know it's gonna work.

That's how I'm playing Tomb Raider Chronicles, as all five of Lara's original adventures are available on PSN and were on sale for £2 each a couple years ago (such a bargain). I've also got Metal Gear Solid on my PSP and PS3, as well as a host of other classic platformers on the bigger console, like all of the original Crash and Spyro games.

I have quite a few PSone discs lined up on my shelves, roughly twenty or so, but no PSone to play them on; I use a PS2 Slim and a PS3 Super-Slim. Alas, the backwards-compatibility software in those consoles isn't perfect, so some of the old games develop interesting glitches (Star Wars: Episode I - Jedi Power Battles will randomly remove all enemies from a level before freezing, whilst the two Medal of Honour games often mute all sound effects, leaving only the beautiful score and making some of the levels oddly haunting as a result). Most of them work fine, though.

For all my OCD and doing things properly, having two consoles which played (or purported to play) PSone games was enough for me to give my PSone to my brother. Finding those occasional games that glitch out is a little disappointing, but it isn't enough for me to go foraging for original hardware, not when there are other retro consoles that I've never even owned before (like a Nintendo64).

Never even considered using my PC, though. I'm guessing that'd take some kind of third-party emulation software, which'd likely make me nervous about trying.

Why'd you ask (he casually drops in after yet another wall of text, sorry)?

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Th3solution

@RogerRoger I was just curious. I thought to myself that I ought to revisit the original Tomb Raider games but didn’t know how to do so. I have a PS3 slim which I almost never use. My Vita would also seem a decent option. Crossing my fingers about the PS5 having full BC for all generations other than the PS3, since the pesky cell processor will surely make it unrealistic for last gen.

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RogerRoger

@Th3solution I'd imagine playing them on PS Vita might be quite neat, providing the rear touchpad makes for a decent-enough L2 and R2. I personally prefer the PS3 because then at least the controller is almost identical to the original (and you can't use the analogue sticks... okay, you can, but the grid-based design of the classics makes analogue control too erratic for me, so I'd say the D-Pad is a must).

But I, too, am hopeful for the PlayStation5 and better backwards-compatibility. I'm also thinking that, now the reboots have concluded, there might be a re-release / upscale / remake of Lara's original adventures in a couple years, to keep the franchise ticking over until they figure out what to do next.

Just checked the US PlayStation Store for you; there are four of the five PSone Tomb Raider games available as PSone Classics for PS3, PSP and PS Vita. For some reason, America doesn't get Tomb Raider Chronicles, it's missing from your store. They're $5.99 each, except for the first one which is $9.99 (I'm guessing because it's likely to be the one most folks will buy out of curiosity and / or nostalgia).

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Th3solution

@RogerRoger Thanks for checking on that. That’s kind of you. I wonder why Chronicles is missing - especially since the port exists in Europe already.
It would be nice if they patched trophies into the games. It would motivate me a little more to give them a try. Surely if they do a re-release or upscale for PS4 or PS5 it will have trophies (a la the PS1 Final Fantasy games); and we need the same treatment for Metal Gear Solid, btw. Since Sony flubbed the PlayStation Classic so epically, maybe they will get working on that.

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

KratosMD

Started playing DOOM (1993) today on the Switch and this game is really fun. I haven't played any games in the series, so I'm really excited to delve into it with the first game. Also, it's a great game to play portably on the Switch and I'm definitely buying the second game on there as well. However, DOOM 3 seems like a standard first-person shooter, so I might get that game on PS4 instead because of the better controls. It's honestly rather hard for me to shoot with the Joy-Con triggers in DOOM 1, so I can't even begin to imagine how annoying it would be for me to play DOOM 3 with those controls.

KratosMD

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Doom 3 went in a slightly different direction and is more of a horror game @KratosMD from what I've heard, never played it myself. Still a First-Person Shooter mind you but might be a bit slower then DOOM 1 or 2!

Probably a good idea to get it on PS4 unless it works great with a pro controller or something? (Don't have a switch so I'm not sure about any of your controls and the likes)

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RogerRoger

@Th3solution I did a little more Google work (always happy to help) and word on the digital street is that Tomb Raider Chronicles is absent from the American PS Store because the game never reached "Greatest Hits" status (meaning it never sold more than 250,000 copies in the US market) whereas the previous four had done so, and comfortably.

The game did sell enough copies to earn a "Platinum" re-release (our version of "Greatest Hits", but to qualify a game needed total worldwide sales exceeding 400,000) which is why it appears on our PS Store, because it's inside that different arbitrary bracket.

And you're absolutely right; as somebody with a half-finished save file on one and now currently and somewhat randomly playing another, trophies would definitely give me a little extra focus to play through them from start to finish, and play them properly. In the opening Rome level of Chronicles, I reached a point where I remembered a little backtracking for a secret item... and then promptly ran in the opposite direction, thinking "What's the point? It's for an art gallery I can see online now." As ashamed as I am to admit this, I'd have gone back if it contributed towards a silver trophy.

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Th3solution

@RogerRoger Very interesting about how the PS store selects what’s included. Thanks for the clarification!

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

RogerRoger

Tagging @Th3solution because this morning, I started inFAMOUS on PS3.

First impressions are pretty good. I haven't progressed very far, but I've taken care to familiarise myself with the controls and Cole's abilities (those he starts with; I notice a heck of a lot of greyed-out stuff on the Powers menu). There were two surprises; first, the environmental movement, which is super-smooth and fluid, affording me a grace I didn't expect from nearly two generations ago (but I perhaps should've expected, what with it being a Sucker Punch game and all). I guess it's been long enough that "early PS3 = clunky retro gameplay" in my head. My mistake!

Secondly, knowing very little about the game or its sequels, for some reason I expected a combo-based brawler... not the cover-based third-person shooter I seem to be playing, at least this early in the game. Took me three combat encounters to even find my melee button, at which point I was promptly dumped in a sewer system with little room to indulge it. I've noticed that a lot of the upgradable skills do things like add lightning blades to my arms and whatnot, so I'm assuming I'll have a lot more variety as things progress, but blasting away at villains on rooftops and getting +5 XP for headshots was not something I expected to be doing at all.

That's not a complaint, though. The controls are a little loosey-goosey for my tastes but, after some tweaking of the settings, I'm adapting. The rapid-fire establishment of the premise has drawn me in, and it looks pretty darn great, too (put it forward as another footnote in the "Good Lighting Makes Anything Gorgeous" dissertation).

Will be carrying on this evening, most definitely.

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KratosMD

@RogerRoger Is this your first time playing through the series?

The first inFAMOUS is pretty good, but I found inFAMOUS 2 to be way better. Better narrative, more action-filled and varied missions, and also cooler attacks.

Hope you'll enjoy your time with this series!

KratosMD

RogerRoger

@KratosMD Yeah, a couple folk around here reacted with shock when I admitted to never having played the series, so I downloaded them all (the first, second and the Festival of Blood, whatever that is) before Sony inevitably switch off the PS3's Store. Beyond seeing posters on the sides of bus shelters and the occasional clip in a sizzle reel, I knew almost nothing about them, but can see why people like 'em and can only imagine how gorgeous Second Son is gonna be on PS4.

I shall look forward to the sequel as I forge ahead, thanks!

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KratosMD

@RogerRoger Second Son is also really good. Maybe not quite as strong in narrative as 2 but it didn't matter that much for me since the gameplay was way more varied this time around. Don't forget to check out First Light as well (stand-alone expansion for Second Son). It features one of my favourite characters from SS as the protagonist and she's got an awesome power for traversal. I really enjoyed the expansion as well.

As a side note, Festival of Blood is also a (small) expansion of inFAMOUS 2 that takes place during Halloween. You get some really cool vampire powers but other than that it's not that interesting. inFAMOUS 2, Second Son and First Light are definitely the best games/expansions of the series. Really awesome superhero games!

KratosMD

Kidfried

@RogerRoger I will not say the series developed like Uncharted did (not even close), but it gets better from the second game on. I'll keep looking back in this thread for more impressions.

Kidfried

Th3solution

@RogerRoger Thanks for your Infamous impressions. It sounds very much like my my first impressions. And yes, I initially thought it would be more of a brawler or combo builder (akin to Arkham Asylum and Spider-Man), but I think the first infamous came out pre-Arkham, so yes - get used to it because the melee is definitely secondary to the third person shooting. Like you say, it’s not a criticism of the game necessarily, but it plays a little bit different in the combat part of things. And the different power ups / super moves add some nice variety too. How do you find the climbing / scaling / parkour? I remember thinking it was a bit “sticky” and it took some getting used to also.

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