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Gremio108

@nessisonett Yep, one of my all-time faves. Such great memories of that one

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

PSN: Hallodandy

KratosMD

Before I went to bed yesterday, I decided to boot up my Vita and play something from my backlog. I decided to go with Mercenary Kings since I've been in the mood for a run and gun game like Contra and Mega Man (which the game takes heavy inspiration from). However, after playing it for roughly 30 minutes, I turned the system off. The game just isn't very fun, it's either repetitive or annoying to play since enemies can be downright bullet sponges at times or give you little room to react. Moreover, the levels are way too huge and it can feel like an eternity to complete a mission. Also the map is very cluttered and it's sometimes hard to tell where to go next. It doesn't help either that each mission has a time limit, meaning you are put under pressure to complete the levels as fast as possible, while at the same time you're encouraged to explore them as much as you can. Doesn't really make much sense why the levels were designed like that.

Either way, this game just isn't for me. This is my second attempt now in trying to play it and I just can't get into it. The levels are way too open compared to the linear levels of Contra and Mega Man and just other run and gun games in general. The gameplay is boring and annoying (even when you acquire a machine gun, you still have to constantly press the button to shoot instead of holding it down. Madness!). And it's sometimes hard to tell where to go not only because of the openness of the levels, but because the environments all look the bloody same. I'm really disappointed by this game since it definitely looks like something I'd enjoy. It just tries too hard to be ambitious instead of creating a focused and therefore more enjoyable experience.

Definitely won't be playing it again, what a waste of time that was. Should've just slept instead, that would've been a better use of my time.

KratosMD

KratosMD

@kyleforrester87 I just watched the launch trailer and it genuinely made me laugh out loud. Funniest trailer I've seen this year! And the game looks awesome as well, will definitely put it on my watch list.

I just saw that it's on both PS4 and Switch. Which version did you get?

KratosMD

kyleforrester87

@KratosMD I got it on PS4. It’s basically 4 locations with something like 6 stages per location, it’s a relatively short game but it does get pretty challenging at points, though I haven’t been overwhelmed. I say this going into the final location

It’s a very polished experience, though.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

nessisonett

I’ve been playing GTA III, I’ve only ever played San Andreas and V and I’m really enjoying it. I’m doing a good job in lockdown of playing games I should have played a long time ago. Both this and Limbo are games I’m glad I’ve got round to in the last few days.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

KratosMD

Second attempt at trying to find something casual to play on my Vita. Decided to start up a JRPG since I really enjoy playing those on handheld devices. I went with Demon Gaze since it looked quite interesting but in actuality, it's anything but that. This is seriously the most mediocre JRPG I've played since Shining Resonance Refrain on the Switch a couple of years ago. The story is pretty much non-existent and I can sum it up quite nicely with this sentence: "You wake up in a dungeon, a big-boobed lady tells you that you are a demon hunter, you start hunting demons by dungeon crawling in first-person with party members that you have zero interactions with, and the main gimmick of this game is that you can summon demons that act as party members that you can't control". What an absolute snoozefest this game is, there's literally nothing that incentivises you to keep playing. It's not explained what the point of demon hunting is, the only interesting characters are NPCs that aren't even your party members and the gameplay is as basic as JRPGs can gets. This is also one of those games that focuses too much on naked anime chicks instead of actually providing a good story. What a disappointment.

The hunt continues!

KratosMD

RogerRoger

KratosMD wrote:

"You wake up in a dungeon, a big-boobed lady...

...and I'm out.

That sounds genuinely appalling! Hope you can find something, anything better than that!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

JohnnyShoulder

@RogerRoger Strange, I had the exact opposite reaction!

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

There is no longer a good time to release a game. There are only less s**t times to release a game

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

KratosMD

@RogerRoger Yeah it was pretty much atrocious. It was the bare minimum of effort for a JRPG, really disappointing. Although at least I've found myself a much better and more fun JRPG on the 3DS in the form of The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave (which is another game with a unique name!) and I'm straight up addicted to it. At this point maybe I should stop looking for more JRPGs to play on the Vita since I've already played the best ones while the 3DS is still mostly unexplored for me.

KratosMD

RogerRoger

@JohnnyShoulder Hey, it's gotta be a cliché for a reason, right...?!

@KratosMD I'm glad you acknowledged yet another spectacularly convoluted title, but also glad you've found something to hold your interest. I think that's always gonna be a problem going back to the PS Vita; part of me is resigned to never finding anything new for it now, so it's simply become a nice legacy console for when I wanna replay things. Its back-catalogue is just so finite, even with PSP backwards compatibility.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

stuzster

Currently, Minecraft on Wii U - which unbelievably is my first official play of the game.
Luigi's Mansion 3 on Switch (although I'm getting bored of it a little).
Still a weekly race on Grid Autosport on Xbox 360.

stuzster

Ralizah

Demon Gaze was OK for a DRPG on the Vita. Better than Dungeon Travelers 2, anyway, which had insane levels of fanservice and some terribly bland characters who keep talking to you. I liked it enough to finish it.

In a sad twist of fate, though, the cute elf guy from the original kinda... lets himself go in the sequel.

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Then again, Etrian Odyssey perma-ruined me on other dungeon crawlers. Nothing in the genre even begins to compare to that series.

On topic: I'm playing something on my Switch called Runner3, and it's an auto-runner indistinguishable from something I'd play on a mobile device. I think the gameplay is supposed to be in time with the music or something, but the audio is seriously nothing to write home about. That's a problem I notice with a lot of indie rhythm-type games (such as the bland Crypt of the NecroDancer).

Also, the bonus "impossible levels" have really wack difficulty balancing.

I figure I'll play a level a day and eventually be done with it.

Edited on by Ralizah

Playing depressing games alone in my cold, dark room <3

PSN: Ralizah

Ryall

@Ralizah The fat elf was hilarious in the sequel. I really enjoy Demon Gaze 2 but it wasn’t really worth going back to play the first game.

Ryall

nessisonett

@Ralizah Oh man, looks like a certain somebody from Danganronpa 😂😂

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Ralizah

@nessisonett He really does. Honestly, all he's missing is the gopher face and a fixation on anime porn.

@Ryall I stopped one or two post-game bosses short of obtaining the platinum in the original, but I mostly enjoyed my time with it. I like how vocaloid-heavy the music is in both.

Playing depressing games alone in my cold, dark room <3

PSN: Ralizah

nessisonett

@Ralizah Oh no I was more referring to a certain returning character in the 2nd game that had a similar transformation! Still one of the strangest moments in gaming for me, seeing his... new look for the first time.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Ralizah

@nessisonett Ah, you mean fat Byakuya. Yeah, the transformation is reminiscent of that, for sure. The body reminds me a lot more of Hifumi, though: especially with those stubby little legs.

Playing depressing games alone in my cold, dark room <3

PSN: Ralizah

KratosMD

Holy crap, I just realised I've played about 6 hours of The Denpa Men today. I don't know why but this game is just so freaking addicting even though it doesn't really do anything different from other typical JRPGs. But it's just so dang fun despite its simplicity.

I might actually check out more "simple"-looking JRPG games on 3DS now since I realise that they have more depth than what you'd think. One title is Fantasy Life which I've only heard great things about but I've never had much interest in it since it looks too simple for my taste. However, after playing a simple game like The Denpa Men, I might find Fantasy Life to my liking as well. Might check it out!

KratosMD

nessisonett

@KratosMD Fantasy Life is great, it’s anything but simple. Loads of depth, loads of grinding (which I love) and loads of content.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

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