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Ralizah

@nessisonett It's just how things go. The swing of the pendulum of public opinion is merciless.

VII's dark cyberpunk aesthetic early on, imminently customizable materia system, and complex writing more broadly put it head and shoulders above most games in the series for me. It's the Xenogears of the FF series, and that's not at all a bad thing.

FFIX should be a good looking PS1 game (it's pretty funny comparing the clean, detailed models of that game to the nightmare-inducing lego people of VII), but the horrible character designs and muddy overworld (seriously, I felt like Akira Yamaoka music should've started playing whenever I went to the map) really brought it down. Good example of art design undercutting technical excellence.

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Th3solution

@RogerRoger I would like to try Lightning Returns. XIII-2 was actually okay, but I never completed it and don’t think I’ll go back unless, here’s an idea Square-Enix, they release a trilogy pack for PS4 like Ubisoft did with the Ezio AC games, or Rocksteady/WB did for the Batman games with Return to Arkham, or 2K did with the BioShock Collection, etc, etc.

But yes, my backlog is large, but I think last I checked it was about 50, but I’ve made a little progress since then. I’ve been good about not buying many games. Actually haven’t bought any in 2020 and have only had them added via PS plus. I think I’m at a backlog of about 40, I’d venture.

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Thrillho

I’ve only played FF6-8 (and remake) as new mechanics always scare me and make me worry I won’t like the game. But Remake is so different to the old games who knows.

I was really intrigued by 15 but once they announced there was going to be loads of DLC I got out off getting the unfinished product.

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RogerRoger

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Aww... now I wanna hate it, just so that you're not lonely!

Thanks for the urging to try other flavours of Final Fantasy. Since JRPGs aren't my first love, it's taken me a while to get around to them, but I'm keen to get a decent picture of the genre. I'll be sure not to judge them all by my instant "yay" or "nay" for Cloud's adventure.

@Th3solution Given how long these chunks of FFVII Remake are taking to produce, some kind of remastered trilogy to pass the time between releases wouldn't be the biggest surprise. Retro always sells; that being said, we seem firmly entrenched in the PSone's turn at that particular adage, and we're about to move beyond the PS3 being the previous generation, so those specific games might be stuck in limbo for a little while. Fingers still crossed for you, though.

Congratulations on your backlog progress, by the way! Slow and steady and all that.

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JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution @RogerRoger My backlog is currently around the 70 mark. I don't remember what is was before, but I kinda not letting get to me so much and just play what I feel like more, rather than worrying about what games I need cross of from my backlog.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

I read that comment of yours about three times @nessisonett til I remembered you're a decent bit younger then most of us on here... I feel old now 😂

I found III fairly easy to be honest. I did retry Gutsco once or twice but can't say I ever struggled with it at any point... Though I found the DS remake of IV way tougher in comparison!


Turn based games were never my first love either @RogerRoger... I remember being that fresh faced teen whom finally got into gaming with her PS1... Wandering what the hell was fun about those games that made you wait around and just click an option from a menu (and why that bloke on the motorbike with the big sword had such silly hair)

... Ahh the naivety of youth 😂

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Ralizah

Admittedly, SMT's press turn combat and Bravely Default's brave and default system have largely damaged my ability to appreciate traditional turn-based combat systems in older Square-Enix games. It's hard to go back to turn-based games without deep, strategic layers to the combat.

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RogerRoger

@JohnnyShoulder Oh, zero backlog anxiety here, for sure. I like to have a rough idea of what I want to play next, but I'm not beating myself up for any random deviations (like adding an ancient JRPG and a maligned horror-shooter to the list, for example). It's the best way to be!

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy If I recall, my reaction to the FFVIII demo I played was "pretty cutscenes, good music, total lack of lightsabers and gadget-laden Aston Martins... yeah, I'm out" so I understand!

Kids can be so stupid sometimes.

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Rudy_Manchego

I took advantage of the sale and payday to pick up a few games on my wishlist - namely Terminator: Resistance, Salt and Sanctuary and Wolfenstein: Cyber Pilot as I wanted some more VR action! Also bought vouchers from ShopTo so technically paid less again. NOICE.

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Rudy_Manchego

@kyleforrester87 Yeah will do - I watched the Jim Sterling impressions and he liked it as a 'solid' game and I like Terminators. I also liked the sounds cpz they sound like those films I like with the lasers and stuff. It also looks like a very easy plat which is my kind of platinum trophy...

I probably wouldn't have taken a punt on it full price but it is down to £14.99.

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R1spam

@LN78 I bought it at 4 quid last year and I really enjoyed it for what it is. If you liked 80s/90s style john woo movies, you'll probably look over some of the dated cover shooting mechanics and enjoy. I'm playing gta4 just now and played 5 a couple of years ago, there are definitely somethings sleeping dogs does much better, though overall, nothing matches rockstar for me.

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R1spam

@LN78 no, I didn't even know that was a thing!! Just watched a clip on YouTube and still have a 360, might have to look out for a copy, thanks!

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JohnnyShoulder

@LN78 Really enjoyed Sleeping Dogs when I played it in 360. I liked the focus on martial arts and environmental combat. Make sure you get a pork bun.

@Rudy_Manchego Let me know how you get on with Salt & Sanctuary. It is supposed to be like a 2D Soulsborne type thing and I've almost pulled the trigger on a few occasions.

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We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

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JohnnyShoulder

Seeing as how the remake ended, I maybe be tempted to give the original FFVII a go as it's on sale on the store. Has anyone played it on PS4?

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

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Ralizah

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@JohnnyShoulder It plays fine on modern consoles. The HD character models clash with the prerendered backdrops, unfortunately. I'm pretty sure that none of the modern console versions have the stupid O mouths that plagued PC versions of the game, at least, making NPCs look like blow-up dolls. It made Jessie look particularly stupid in one scene.

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The PS4 version plays as well as any other version of the game on modern consoles. You also get a PS4 theme with it, which is always a plus. It's a classic, and worth experiencing no matter what modern platform you nab it on.

You can also mod it on PC to have higher resolution backdrops. The Remako mod features drastically higher res backdrops created by a neural network that mesh much more nicely with the HD character models. It's honestly the best way to play the game, although I know some people aren't comfortable with PC game modding.

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Current Games:
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Ys I & II Chronicles+ (PC)

PSN: Ralizah

ApostateMage

@LN78 I loved Sleeping Dogs. The driving and shooting is rubbish but most of the game is beating up baddies with the clever use of the environment. Wei Shen is cool, too.

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JohnnyShoulder

@Ralizah Thanks! I have played the original, albeit 20 years ago and I can hardly remember it. I think i may appreciate the changes to the next games in the remake series if I can remember the original better!

Ooof yeah that character model does look unintentionally numerous. Looks like some weird porno Lego. I don't game on PC unfortunately. I do have a laptop but the only time I've used it for gaming is remote play with my PS4.

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We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

Thrillho

I picked up Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair after the couple of reviews people posted on here.

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ZeroOverOne

Picked up one of the best visual novels of all time, Code: Realize Bouquet of rainbows and it’s sequel (kinda) Code: Realize Wintertide Miracles, both to play on my new favorite PS Vita as I think the games were made to be played on that little thing. Played the first game of the series Guardian of Rebirth 5 years ago on my friends Vita and now that I got mine it’s time I play all the games. I know this game might seem like a weird choice but Arsene Lupin’s charisma in this game is too much, anime cutscenes are fire, music is breathtaking, especially at high tense moments and dialogue build in my opinion is better than it was in Stein Gate Elite but still can’t beat or Danganronpa or Ace Attorney for me just yet , but we will see once I get to the second and third games. Recommend to anyone who likes visual novels, owns a vita and isn’t embarrassed when your girlfriend looks at you and her look just screams ‘what the hell are you playing? What are you wasting your time on?’

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