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kyleforrester87

@Ralizah you’re bang on regarding Japan Studio, they were a big part of the PlayStation identity, it’s a huge loss, especially combined with Sony’s vanilla focus on the increasingly played out AAA third person action adventure.

kyleforrester87

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Ralizah

@kyleforrester87 Totally agree. Japan Studio was putting out games that felt like classic Playstation, even as all of their other studios became increasingly Naughty Dog-ized. They added much needed diversity to their exclusives output.

Clearly Sony is very good at the particular type of game their studios now specialize in making, but it's depressing for those of us who enjoyed offerings that weren't photo-realistic movie games.

Currently Playing: Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut (PS4) / Prodeus (SD) / Master Detective Archives: Rain Code (NS)

PSN: Ralizah

Gremio108

@HallowMoonshadow Great minds indeed! Funnily enough though, I've stopped playing it. I had last week off work so I managed to play a good few hours of it, but time has been short then. I'll definitely pick it up again at some point though, it's a lot of fun

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

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HallowMoonshadow

Ralizah wrote:

I'm excited for Metaphor: ReFantazio. A brand new, big-budget Atlus JRPG IP? Sign me up. Those don't come out too often.

I'm feeling increasingly bad for Soul Hackers 2 and it basically being sent out to die

But yeah I'm rather excited to try Metaphor too. From the trailer it seems to have some sort of class/job system to it judging by the status menus which is quite intriguing.

I do plan on retrying Persona 5 with Royal at some point. It won't fix my problems with the game... But... Enough time has passed and I know what I'm getting into now that maybe I'll find some aspects to genuinely like about it.

Have you got around to trying Raidou yet by the way?

And I've really been meaning to get Gravity Rush as they do look like a very unique set of games. I just keep distracted by other things whenever I decide to purchase something. Soon I swear!

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HallowMoonshadow

Ah that's a shame @Gremio108! Hope you get some more free time soon. Was always a favourite of mine back in the day with it's sense of humour and I love Sir Dan as a character.

For some reason it's the only game my mother who's never been that interested in games always remembers. That and Croc. I have no idea why either


I actually bought Soul Hackers 2 a few days ago @Ennui and I'm really looking forward to dive into it fully soon as I did give it a little go for about half an hour and was enjoying my time with it.

I love Ringo and her sass already.

As for P5's Soundtrack? I... Really don't like Lyn's voice to be honest so I don't really remember thinking all that much of it! Not a patch of 3's or 4's in my eyes

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"You don't have to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all you need is something simple, like someone to take care of"

Ralizah

@HallowMoonshadow

RE Soul Hackers 2: I tried Soul Hackers 2 for a few hours on Game Pass. It's alright so far. I get the sense I'll like it if I ever properly get into it. It should have been a new IP, tbh, since it feels nothing like the original Soul Hackers in terms of gameplay or tone. Then I wouldn't need to make direct comparisons, which almost never flatter SH2.

Sort of like that team's previous game, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, I feel like it's probably a fundamentally decent game that just does a terrible job of selling itself.

I will say I'd like the game way more if it styled itself more after SMT and put more of a focus on the demons in battle. but alas.

And yeah, Ringo's snark seems to be everyone's favorite aspect of the game.

I'll probably play it on the Steam Deck OLED once I get that. I may not be able to have a Switch version, but I'm intent on playing it on a handheld!

RE Raidou: Nope! If I can get some PS2 action going smoothly on the Deck, though, I'll probably be tempted to give at least the first one a go.

RE P5R: IMO the new story elements add a LOT to the game. The third semester expansion gives it a VASTLY better final act, for one thing, with the new villain arguably being the best one I've encountered in an Atlus game to date.

It also allows you to plat the game in one complete playthrough, which I appreciate so much, considering how annoying the trophy lists usually are for Atlus JRPGs, and especially for the original release of P5.

Persona 5/Royal's soundtrack is a top three gaming soundtrack for me, so I couldn't disagree more with your assessment. But I also thought most of the tunes in Persona 3 were mediocre to borderline unlistenable, so that's where I'm coming from.

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Currently Playing: Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut (PS4) / Prodeus (SD) / Master Detective Archives: Rain Code (NS)

PSN: Ralizah

HallowMoonshadow

Considering I didn't get on too well with the 3DS version of Soul Hackers... I'm not personally fussed at all at the change in direction but obviously I get why quite a few people are notably unamused at Soul Hackers 2 and the change in aesthetic, tone and such...

I am a Devil May Cry fan after all and had to live through Capcom's stupid years and Ninja Theory's DMC: Devil May Cry 🤢

Thankfully Soul Hackers 2 is nowhere near as bad that.

Ralizah wrote:

RE Raidou: Nope! If I can get some PS2 action going smoothly on the Deck, though, I'll probably be tempted to give at least the first one a go.

Never got to play the sequel due to it being a US/JP only release but I've heard that improves on quite a few things from the original.

I will say the setting for Raidou 1 was top tier. I really liked the characters, The music was pretty good, The story was fine... The combat was pants and easily the worst part.

Hope you do like it though! It certainly has a unique charm compared to any other Atlus title.

RE P5R: IMO the new story elements add a LOT to the game. The third semester expansion gives it a VASTLY better final act, for one thing, with the new villain arguably being the best one I've encountered in an Atlus game to date.

Yeah I never cared for Shido or Yaldabaoth (Or any of the villains bar Kamoshida) so hopefully that helps... Or maybe I'll think it's even worse? Who knows?! I will give Royal a try. Someday. Not anytime soon though.

Persona 5/Royal's soundtrack is a top three gaming soundtrack for me, so I couldn't disagree more with your assessment. But I also thought most of the tunes in Persona 3 were mediocre to borderline unlistenable, so that's where I'm coming from.

Different strokes for different folks! P3's soundtrack lives in my head rent free... As does 4's but I honestly can't remember much of 5's barring the big tracks... Which... Eh.

The fact I can't remember a thing about P5's ending theme for the life of me, which considering how good "Memories of You" and "Nevermore" are (and how emotional I got from them), That's the ultimate sin for me.

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"You don't have to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all you need is something simple, like someone to take care of"

HallowMoonshadow

As for actual PS4 games I'm playing I'm still on a bit of a break from P4 Golden and have been playing A Hat in Time the past few days.

This game is one of the most enjoyable, fun and creative platformers I've played in a long time.

Hat Kid is such an adorable protagonist and scamp despite her barely uttering a word.

The worlds are charming and there's some genuinely funny dialogue and the soundtrack is really REALLY good!

Just finished the second world "Battle of the Birds" in which you team up with two film directors "The Conductor" with his love of trains and Westerns & "DJ Grooves" the funky moon penguin with you helping one or the other to win the annual "bird movie awards" just so you can get those time pieces for your spaceship.

The boss fight was amazing with it incorporating elements from the previous levels into the attacks and the music was SO good. I'm itching to play more!

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"You don't have to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all you need is something simple, like someone to take care of"

Bentleyma

Playing Prey. I’m about 8 hours in and I can’t decide if I like it or not. The setting is decent enough and I enjoy exploring, but I don’t like the enemies at all. I’d go as far as to say that they ruin the game.

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Sloane

I am trying to platinum AC Origins, I am 78% done.

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XandertheWise

currently playing Kombat League for Mortal Kombat 11. Today Im doing ok but jeez some other players are being total psychos where one person was playing as Jax and kept doing punch dashes at me pushing me into a frikkin corner and kept doing gotcha grabs on me which was ticking me off.

then there's those playersr who lose one match and then they just have to choose Scorpion or Saibot and spam teleport moves on me which gets real annoying.

Those players really need to stick with the fighter that they had in the first place instead of resort to spam fests

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oliverp

So I have a quite nice time replying the Last of Us 2 atm (could not really wait for the remaster/remake hehe).

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LtSarge

Started up DOOM 3 again. I'm still craving more horror shooters after playing through Dead Space (2023). Such a fun game with elaborately and frequently placed jump-scares. One guy could be hiding in a corner where there's no light, another could be hiding behind a wall with health items in front so that you won't suspect a thing. I'm absolutely loving it, although the gameplay feels a bit dated and the guns don't quite pack the same punch as in the older DOOM games. But man, I didn't know I needed horror in my DOOM game. It's just so fitting for the series.

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RogerRoger

@LtSarge As somebody who grew up playing Shareware DOOM on a Windows 95 computer, but also as somebody who played and thoroughly enjoyed DOOM 3 a while back, I reckon I'll forever be baffled by the latter's initial reception. People really, really wanted to hate that game, regardless of the fact that it's actually excellent. Here's hoping you continue to enjoy!

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Bundersvessel

@LtSarge @RogerRoger I also grew up on that era but always adored the direction they took 3 in, the atmosphere was delicious. Very underrated, glad you’re loving it Lt. I keep meaning to buy it again but something else always catches my eye.

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CaptD

@LtSarge Yeah Doom 3 is great and it is a shame that it received a poor reception on its initial launch.
I played it a few years back on the PS4 and recently the PSVR version which is quite scary, not least the tiny heads on the NPCs (yes there are a few issues but it plays well).

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HallowMoonshadow

So I decided to put P4 Golden on hold for the time being. Leaving it just after the mitsuo fight is a good enough stopping point for me!

I'm keeping with Atlus though and decided to go into Soul Hackers 2 and am now about 15 hours in.

It clearly had some rushed schedule or a minsicule budget or some mixture of the two. That much is obvious when your first proper dungeon is a subway... And the second is also a subway.

Not to mention that there's the soul matrix and it's associated dungeons that linked to your three party members and their psyche... Which also look the exact same with a generic cyberspacey blocky look.

It kinda reminds me of a PS2 era Atlus game to be honest (Especially Nocturne or DDS) in terms of dungeon layout and such with it just having the more recent "Atlus flair™".

Not really a problem for me to though (Well the two subways in a row is a bit much) as it seems to encourage you doing a bit of a dungeon and then leaving, taking a breather or maybe entering the soul matrix for a bit before coming back.

The first proper boss kicked my ass and then some though. I was really quite surpised at that, especially as I'm playing on normal difficulty!

So I upgraded my weapons properly, got demons to have an extra skill slot (They only start with 4 which really took some getting used to on how your loadouts are) and fused some better mons before returning to the boss and ended up wiping the floor with them.

Oh and I adore the cast. Ringo's delightfully sassy and kind of a dork at times. Arrow's a bit bland at the moment but he could get better. Milady has some great moments but then there's Saizo.

He's the best. I love him. He has a snazzy outfit, some great portraits, and his backstory is very endearing.

The sabbath system takes a while to really click but now it's starting to get there now that I can actually combo properly and get more then a handful of stacks to really amp up the damage.

The fact there's actually a reason to use status skills in SH2 which is something worth praising. Just making them thier own element (Ruin) and that they deal damage along with poison or whatever just with a higher cost then an elemental spell makes them infinitely more useful and worthwhile then in any other Atlus game!

Overall I'm having a pretty good time with SH2 and I'm really looking forward to see where the story goes!

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"You don't have to save the world to find meaning in life. Sometimes all you need is something simple, like someone to take care of"

LtSarge

@RogerRoger @AgentCooper @CaptD It's crazy to me that the game had a poor initial reception. This seems like one of those games, like Halo: CE and Half-Life, that pushed the FPS genre forward. And in terms of the horror aspect, I feel like some horror series were inspired by DOOM 3, such as the FEAR series.

Granted, when I started playing the game, it didn't feel much like DOOM. But the more you play, the more it'll feel like it. I now have a wide arsenal of weapons, including the chainsaw, and I'm having a blast mowing down enemies, just like in the previous entries. It's so much fun!

LtSarge

Bentleyma

I am currently playing 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. I only managed to play it for 30 minutes so far, but I’ve heard great things about it and I’m looking forward to getting home from work tomorrow and having a good session on it.

@LtSarge Doom 3 is good, but Resident Evil 4 ruined it for me. I played the Xbox version first in 2005 and the shooting just seemed like a step back after the gunplay in Resident Evil 4. It was just amazing to me that enemies reacted realistically depending on where they were shot. In Doom 3 that wasn’t a thing.

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Bentleyma

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Bundersvessel

@Bentleyma That’s an interesting take, Not sure if it was because i had D3 on pc and RE4 on GC but the two experiences didn’t overlap too much for me but now I’m thinking about it the latter did blow everything else out of the water at the time I just didn’t connect the dots in that way.

Let me know how you find 13 Sentinels, it’s one I’ve been watching reviews of recently as I’m looking to play more games way outside my comfort zone next year.

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