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Thrillho

It'll make even more sense when you fully finish MGS4 too!

That game was a weird one as I think I had a blast playing it at the time but, like MGS5, it was soooo long that I was never going to replay it, whereas MGS 1-3 I must have played through loads of times each (I think I collected every dog tag in MGS2 despite there being no incentive to do so).

I take it you played Peace Walker on console though? It was one of only a few games I ever got for my PSP and was utterly enthralled by it on that. Playing it on console must be great but, again, it's not something I'd feel the urge to go back for.

Thrillho

Thrillho

Oh, and as for me, I'm working night shifts this week so will probably get another game of Civ 5 on the go on my ageing Macbook. It does get a tad annoying as the game makes it go super hot so I have to close the game down every now and again to stop it from imploding..

Thrillho

KratosMD

@Thrillho I don't believe MGS4 is longer than any of the previous games though? I just got done with Act 1 and there are five acts in the game, so I'm already done with 1/5 of the game and I've only been playing 3-4 hours. So I should finish the game at 15-20 hours, which is the length of a standard MGS game. But I do know that the cut scenes can be very long, so maybe that's what has deterred you for replaying the game.

And yeah, I played PW on PS3. Honestly, I find the structure of the game to be really fun and addicting. I can easily see myself replaying it since the missions are so bite-sized.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

kyleforrester87

@KratosMD to be honest you can do MGS1 in 3 hours easily enough, and I cleared MGS2 3 times in one day in my youth (skipping cut scenes) so they are not long games. MGS1 doesn't have many long cut scenes, and MGS2 while longer tends to keep itself in check for most of the game. I'd say from memory that 4 is the longest bar 5.

But a hell of a lot of that is cut scene too, I honestly don't know how much quicker you'd get through it skipping everything. I think the longest cutscene is like.. over an hour in MGS4?

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kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

KratosMD

@kyleforrester87 Wouldn't MGS4 technically then be the shortest MGS game if you just skip past all of its long cut scenes?

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

kyleforrester87

@KratosMD I was wondering this, the quickest speed run on speedruns.com is 1 hour 57 for MGS4.

1 hour 19 for MGS3.

1 hour 32 for MGS2.

1 hour 1 minute for MGS1.

I did think 3 was longer than 2 to be honest but that goes to show how long the cut scenes are in these games I guess. From memory MGS4 took me around 15-18 hours.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

KratosMD

Metal Gear Solid 4 - Just defeated Laughing Octopus. This boss fight reminded me how incredibly creative Kojima is. There wasn't a moment during the fight that I didn't think "Wow, this was really well done". Loved it!

Life is Strange - Finished the first two episodes and I'm really loving this game so far. It's better than I had anticipated.

Persona 4 Arena - Decided to resume my playthrough of this yesterday. It's the perfect chill game to play and I've really missed the P4 cast. However, I'm really confused regarding how the story mode works. Apparently you need to play as certain characters in order to progress in the story, since some of them share the same overall story. So yesterday I was playing through the exact same parts that I had already previously done with another character. But now I've looked up a guide regarding this, so hopefully I can progress swiftly now without getting bored and losing interest like last time.

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles - Played a bit of this yesterday since I was really in a mood to play something with the Wii Zapper. First thing I've gotta say is, why the heck are all Resi games so freaking hard, even the on-rail shooting ones? I'm playing on easy and this game is still giving me a lot of trouble. But I'm really liking it so far, and since it's a prequel to Resi 4 this would be the perfect incentive to play through that game afterwards.

Edited on by KratosMD

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

mookysam

Received Dragon Quest Heroes Rocket Slime for the DS as a gift so I've started playing that. It was never released in Europe, but thankfully the DS is region
free (even on the 3DS the games play which is surprising). The pixel art is gorgeous and I really like the dialogue. The gameplay is simple so far, boinging around as a slime named Rocket, but it's very charming.

@KratosMD Persona 4 Arena has been in my backlog for ages so I hoping to play it soon. I didn't know that some characters shared the same story so thanks for the head up!

mookysam

KratosMD

@mookysam Yeah, you have to basically choose one of the starting characters, then one of the next couple that you unlock, and then repeat this process for the final batch. I'm really enjoying the additional P4 content so far, so it's definitely worth playing through this game. And the fighting sequences are also pretty fun!

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

KratosMD

Just finished act 3 of MGS4. This is such a beautiful game, I've completely forgotten how amazing the mainline MGS games are after having focused on the side games for quite some time.

I honestly think the game has been nearly flawless thus far. The only thing that has been keeping it back are the usual bosses that you see in these games. Aside from that one scene in the beginning of the game, you barely see any development in their characters over time. Which makes sense since that's how they are designed, they've already lost their minds so there's really nothing to develop from there. But I just can't help but feel like the bosses in 1-3 felt more personal and unique than the ones in 4. These feel like an afterthought, which really sucks because I love the boss fights in MGS.

Other than that, the game just keeps getting better and better. The environments are more varied, the story is the most interesting out of all the ones I've experienced so far, there are so many familiar characters involved, and the combat is superb. Had the boss fights been more interesting I would've already declared this game to be the best MGS game so far. But now I need to play more in order to come to that conclusion.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

RR529

Since I don't have a "main" game at the moment since clearing Captain Toad, I'm just sort of jumping around.

I've recently solved a few puzzles in Picross S, did a Nightmare/Casual run in Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, have been doing the ocassional Grand Prix or Time Trial in MK8D, and still fire up the Taiko no Tatsujin demo every other day.

Blog: https://rrblogweb.wordpress.com/

Currently Playing: Hitman GO

Recently Beat: Castle of Illussion: Starring Mickey Mouse, Lara Croft GO, Front Mission Evolved

KratosMD

Started playing Borderlands 2 again (but on Xbox One this time) after having not played it for roughly 4 years. I'm determined to finally finish this game now, which I should've done a long time ago since this is just an incredible game. Honestly, it's one of the most fun and content rich games from last generation (if you also include all the DLC packs the game got). I don't know why we haven't seen a new game for years now since these games are just pure bliss. Hopefully we'll get to see Borderlands 3 soon!

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

Th3solution

@KratosMD Some great impressions you’re having there and I’m happy you are enjoying MGS4. It really is a great game. Are the copious and lengthy cutscenes annoying to you? I enjoyed them honestly, but I remember them being a bit too much in my second playthrough. It’s probably the most common complaint about the game that I hear.

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

KratosMD

@Th3solution Quite the opposite, I'm a sucker for story segments so I'm loving all the long cutscenes. Honestly, it's quite refreshing playing 1-2 hours of the gameplay segments and then getting rewarded with an hour long cutscene. I can just sit back, relax and enjoy the story, which is great.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

JohnnyShoulder

@KratosMD I had a total blast with Borderlands 2. I quite enjoyed The Pre-Sequel too but got stuck on a boss late on. Probably need to level up a bit more. Playing as claptrap is fun plus it negates the gravity stuff which I know some found annoying.

JohnnyShoulder

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

RogerRoger

I'm randomly on a Sonic kick (getting in some fun before starting Mafia III, I guess) and am therefore playing little bits of Shadow the Hedgehog on PS2, but also Sonic Rush on DS.

In the case of the latter, I decided to clear the cartridge save data and start over (it's the only way you can replay the story). Perhaps a bit of a mistake, as the glistening S-Ranks I'd achieved in my early twenties were suddenly replaced by my new totally-out-of-practice, abysmal C-Ranks. I don't think I'll ever be able to rebuild, but that's okay. Now that I'm a little older, measuring myself against a scoreboard is less of a thing.

All that matters is that I had a big, stupid grin on my face whilst blasting through brightly-coloured environments at breakneck speed and pulling silly dance poses whilst in mid-air. Great game, and I think I'll carry on with Sonic Rush Adventure and Sonic Colours once I'm done, alongside everything else, at least for a while.

"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life."
Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate: 42923.4

Ralizah

Fatal Frame (PS2) - Started this a couple of nights ago. The translation and voice acting are pretty bad, but it's a unique, interesting horror game set in a creepy mansion.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) - Started this one again recently. I've never actually finished this game before, so I wanted to blow through it. Still hate controlling Yoshi. Still hate the faceship. Still hate the lack of grandeur and atmosphere in this one.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Switch) - Almost 60 hours in and very close to the end, but I'm cleaning up side content now. This game is absolutely brilliant!

Ralizah

PSN: Ralizah

KratosMD

Well after playing TPP so intensely this past week I've decided to take some breaks here and there and play other games in order to avoid getting burned out.

First up is Assassin's Creed Syndicate. I mentioned yesterday that I should play through this game and so I decided to do it. It's been such a long time since I've played an AC game, but it still feels natural to play this game after having played all the games up to this point. I had completely forgotten though that the game can feel extremely clunky with climbing around and being stealthy, especially when compared to TPP, so I'm going to have to readjust myself for that. Other than that, it's a very chill game and I can definitely see myself playing this for a while. It's basically a 'normal' game and I need one of those right now. Oh, and I'm absolutely going to play as Evie over Jacob. She's way more interesting than him.

Other games that I've been playing are Dead Space 3, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, GTA III and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. Hoping to finish some of these off since TPP has really eaten up a lot of my playtime and I'd like to be done with several games before I get busy with Shenmue, Yakuza and Spider-Man later this/next month.

Edited on by KratosMD

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

RogerRoger

@KratosMD How did you find Revengeance when you started it?

"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life."
Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard, Stardate: 42923.4

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