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Ralizah

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Nice. Thanks for the breakdown! I actually still have Dark Cloud on my PS2, so I'll probably boot that up sometime and see if my feelings have changed (I was a young teenager the last time I played it, so my feelings could easily have changed).

Rogue Galaxy is a game I've heard a lot of people mention (usually positively), but I didn't know it was another Level-5 developed game, to be honest.

Ugh. I have too many PS2 games to catch up on.

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

PSN: Ralizah

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Ralizah wrote:

Ugh. I have too many PS2 games to catch up on.

I have too many games in general to catch up on @Ralizah 😂

If you wanna break the difficulty in Dark Cloud ( Or just pump up a weapon for the hell of it) there's a glitch you can take advantage of that produces an attachment that looks like a broken dagger (The Broken Dagger glitch) that when attached to a weapon will boost the stats considerably


Ralizah wrote:

Rogue Galaxy is a game I've heard a lot of people mention (usually positively), but I didn't know it was another Level-5 developed game, to be honest.

It came out at the very end of the PS2's lifecycle and I don't think it sold well at all so I'm not surprised. I didn't actually know about Dark Chronicle til 2008 as it wasn't marketed as well over here but I did happen to know about Rogue Galaxy... I just never found it in the local stores so I never got to play it til 2 years ago on the PS4 as a PS2 classic.

Rogue Galaxy looks rather pretty still being cell shaded... only thing I feel the game has going for it.

Like a lot of the criticisms for FFXIII, RG has you running down corridor after corridor that are far too long winded and the battle gameplay being fairly mindless.

Cloud and Chronicle have the more methodical, slightly clunky, slower combat that adds to the experience with tense encounters and with them being Dungeon Crawlers with that lite, dare I say, roguelike quality of you being bumped back to the start with a loss of money it makes it all the more worthwhile.

Plus in Chronicle there's the Spheda (golf) you can do on every dungeon floor once you unlock it and Fishing on most that allows you to change up the gameplay.

RG has a bug battling minigame... but it's terribly slow and the factory building one is way too complicated and again extremely slow.

The Georama building however is fairly simple in both Dark Cloud/Chronicle and not terribly complex, but a nice little distraction allowing you to build the villages as you like (Preferably once you've got the rewards for the areas)

Plus I forgot to mention Chronicle also has a crafting mechanic tied in with phatography via Max's camera... Allowing him to combine three ideas together to form various items (He's an inventor)

It can be rather obtuse at times though and terribly picky on what'll make certain items. Still neat though!

Edited on by Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

"Well that was fun. Horrible, but fun!" Fargus The Jester - Pandemonium (After a summoning a monster that destroyed his home town)

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Gremio108

@kiki3400 Fist bump returned, friend. I'm still holding out hope for a Suikoden VI, going back to its 2D roots. It seems unlikely at this point, but you never know.

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

PSN: Hallodandy

kiki3400

@Gremio108 Konami (who were my fav developer back in the day) are the actual pits it is true.

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It's alright if you don't agree with me... I can't force you to be right.

KratosMD

So I've recently become more interested in games with historical settings, more specifically the World Wars, and just in shooters in general. I looked up games that meet these criteria and found Battlefield 1 Revolution and Call of Duty WWII for €10 each. I have no interest in playing the multiplayer portion, only the story. Do you guys think it'd be worth buying these games just to experience the settings and have some fun shooting moments?

I think in theory it would be cool to play BF1 that takes place during WWI and then play Call of Duty which takes place in WWII in order to cover both wars.

Just to emphasise, I know the story in these games are short (6-8 hours each), it's the settings and the price point (€10) that entice me.

KratosMD

RogerRoger

@KratosMD Whilst I haven't played either game, my best friend played Battlefield 1 purely for its campaign quite a while back, when it certainly cost her more than a tenner, and she said it was enjoyable enough. Apparently the narrative structure is handled in short, individual chunks, so it feels more like a walk through a museum reading the small background plaques beside each display, rather than a beginning-middle-end story set during the Great War.

If these are genuinely the last two games you haven't purchased recently (!!) then they can't be a bad call at such a low price point. You know they're gonna be good-looking, well-produced affairs at the very least but, if you're still unsure, why not watch their first missions on YouTube before buying?

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

Kidfried

I'm requesting expert advice.

Is Monster Hunter World worth investing in if...

  • you're late to the party (like me)
  • don't know anyone to play it with (like me)

Kidfried

JohnnyShoulder

@Kidfried The game can be played on your own, but it is best played with others. I enjoyed it for about 15-20 hours but then I became dead bored of the gameplay loop. Plus I didn't like that you couldn't pause the game whilst on a hunt, with the majority of them being on a timer if real life got in the way you were f'd.

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

Tasuki

@Kidfried While I did enjoy it for awhile the gameplay can get quite repetitive even to the point of hunting the same monster over and over trying to get that one piece needed to craft something.

As for soloplay I found that the only time I really enjoyed the game was when I was playing with friends but that was cause as I said the repetitive nature of the game. My friends stopped playing the game for various reasons I after awhile I just ended up selling the game as I just got bored of it since there really isn't much of a story to it.

RetiredPush Square Moderator and all around retro gamer.

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Thrillho

@Kidfried

  • It is very Japanese so stay away if you're not a JRPG fan.
  • A lot of the game's systems are rather opaque so it does help to read some "top tips" etc articles.
  • If you're a newbie like me, you'll also spend a lot of time faffing around with different combat styles to find the one you like. This isn't necessarily a negative but it can take a while to find one you like.
  • The game is centred around repetitive gameplay and the constant loop of hunting the same monsters to get better kit but each battle is a bit like a Dark Souls boss.
  • I played the game mostly solo. I did do some missions with online strangers which was fun at times but I often found it easier solo. Enemies scale up with more of you so battles are harder. Plus, there's normally one bozo who gets killed easily and repeatedly (you online have a limited number of team lives).
  • I also found playing solo easier as you knew you had to keep an eye on the monsters yourself. Playing with others, I found it easy to assume other people were dealing with a monster which could then come for you. Playing solo you also get your palico (the little cat dudes) to fight alongside you which help distract the monsters. Later in the game you also unlock other buddies to help you out.

I really enjoyed my time with the game though! Like I say, each battle is like a Dark Souls boss fight which I thought was ace.

Thrillho

Arugula

I was having a glance through the PSN end of year sale yesterday evening and noticed Hitman 2 Gold Edition for $25. One of the easiest recommendations I'll ever make for anyone even remotely interested. Such a brilliant and unique series.

Arugula

RogerRoger

@Arugula It's criminal how cheap games become, when you consider we fork over thrice that to be able to play at launch. That being said, I'm in total agreement with your recommendation. Even at full price, Hitman 2 is worth every single penny / cent / peso / sen / lira / satang / groat / quatloo / Republic credit.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

KratosMD

@RogerRoger So I've been noticing over time that you really like the LEGO games (I know, it was that obvious) and there's a sale with a bunch of LEGO games on PS4 and also some on Switch. I'd like to hear from you (and of course anyone else who'd want to share their recommendations) on which LEGO games are considered the best.

The aspects that I'm looking for in a LEGO game are:

  • Good story
  • Voice acting
  • Preferably open world (not only linear levels)
  • Recognisable franchise (in my case Batman, DC, Marvel, an original IP is fine too)

The only LEGO game I've played a fair bit of was LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and I think that was honestly the best one I've played since it fulfilled all the above criteria. However, I sold that game but I'm considering buying it again. Are there any better ones or is this peak LEGO?

I'm interested in: LEGO Batman 3 (already have 2 on 360), Marvel Super Heroes 1 and 2, City Undercover, Marvel Avengers, Jurassic World (haven't watched the movie but I'm interested in the plot) and DC Super Villains (particularly interested in this one since it feels more unique than the other games). The LEGO Movie games seem interesting as well but I think they only have linear levels, so I don't think I'll like them.

All the above are €15 each on PS4, except for Super Villains which is €20 since it's on Switch.

KratosMD

RogerRoger

@KratosMD Oh no, I've been rumbled as a LEGO fan!

But I haven't played them all. You're right, though; the first LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is a really cracking game. I haven't touched its two sequels, but spent quite a bit of time with the original's PS3 version whilst visiting a friend and had a blast, despite not being a major Marvel fan.

For your criteria and value for money, however, I'd recommend adding the extra fiver and getting LEGO DC Super Villains. The story is goofy fun, the voice cast is phenomenal (seriously, I'd argue it's the greatest ever assembled for a game) and it has a beautiful hub world. There's truckloads to do and, okay, it might not evolve the gameplay in any meaningful way, but it does put forward some cool ideas, like creating your own unique protagonist. It's simply the best LEGO game currently available, although I played the PS4 version so I can't say how its performance on Switch will hold up, particularly since its massive hub is quite ambitious.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is perfectly fine, but it lacks a spark to make it truly special. It does feature some loving nods to Batman '66 and Adam West, which drew me in, but otherwise it's a tad lacklustre. There's no single open world, rather a bunch of little worlds which are confusing to navigate, and its story is over before you know it. Worth a tenner, if that.

LEGO Jurassic World is one of the intermediary LEGO releases. There's nothing wrong with it per se, but it cuts corners, like having dialogue clips lifted directly from the films. It's a straightforward LEGO adaptation of four movies; some traditionalists appreciated this, but it'll only really last you as long as your love of plastic dinosaurs holds out. I usually platinum all my LEGO games, since they're so enjoyable and simple, but I stopped playing LEGO Jurassic World at around 60% trophies and have yet to return. Doubt I ever will.

I have not played LEGO City Undercover, but I've heard good things. Also haven't played the games for The LEGO Movie and its sequel, at least not on home console (I have the first one on PS Vita, but it's a lesser handheld version, totally different).

So yeah, I wholeheartedly endorse LEGO DC Super Villains and probably LEGO Marvel Super Heroes but, since you've played the latter before, I'd try something new.

Hope this helps!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

KratosMD

@RogerRoger Thank you, I appreciate the in-depth comments regarding the games! As for your top picks, I'm glad to hear that you like DC Super Villains so much because it does seem like the type of LEGO game that I'd really like. I simply love exploring the universes of Marvel and DC (hence why I love the TV shows on Netflix) so playing a game on the side of the villains is really interesting to me.

I haven't played through the entirety of Marvel Super Heroes though, I've only played a fair bit of it and this was like 5 years ago so I'm definitely all up for playing through it in its entirety. Flying around in an open world as Ironman just sounds like a lovely time.

So yeah I'm definitely leaning more towards DC Super Villains and Marvel Super Heroes. For the sake of not getting burned out on this series, especially when considering all games are similar to each other in terms of gameplay structure, I think I'll only get one of these two games for the time being. Might get DC Super Villains just to have more games to play on Switch but also because I prefer DC over Marvel.

KratosMD

RogerRoger

@KratosMD I was about to say, don't get both at once because yeah, they're very similar. Also keep in mind that, if you play LEGO DC Super Villains first, then LEGO Marvel Super Heroes might seem like a small backwards step when you eventually get around to it. Still wonderfully playable and accessible and delightful, but it won't have some of the smaller tweaks and bonus features you'll have come to expect.

Otherwise yeah, particularly if you're a fan of the DC television shows and wider DC universe, you'll find a lot to love in LEGO DC Super Villains. You'll probably get more of the jokes and references than I did!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

RogerRoger

@LaJettatura I can't answer all of your questions, but I can confirm that you don't need any kind of EA account to play Mirror's Edge Catalyst or Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, at least not on PS4. You just start 'em up and play. Mirror's Edge might have a prompt, but you can skip it. Star Wars doesn't even ask, anywhere, at any point.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

KALofKRYPTON

@LaJettatura Shadow of the Colossus, definitely just get it 👍🏽

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)

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JohnnyShoulder

@LaJettatura I can agree with @KALofKRYPTON, just get it! Have you played Ico or The Last Guardian? You do not need to play those games but if you like them you are more likely to enjoy Shadow of the Colossus.

I've only played some of the first Knack. It was ok but I have no intention of going back to it. You are probably better off with one of the many Lego games available.

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

RogerRoger

@LaJettatura Hope you like Mirror's Edge Catalyst. I was a bit cool towards it, but think I just played it whilst in the wrong mood. Let us know what you think of it, please!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

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