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Ralizah

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Great! Particularly interested in hearing what you have to say about these games when you get around to them.

For a long time, access to the Danganronpa games were the best reason to own a Vita (besides Persona 4 Golden, that is). That's obviously not true anymore, but it still is the only device that can play them portably at this point in time.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

It shan't be too soon before I dive into the first one @Ralizah ... Just gonna finish off Days Gone (Which has gone on far longer then I imagined it would) and squeeze through the Last Of Us (Because the spoilers for the second actually have me interested in trying the first)

... At least that's the plan. Knowing me I'll probably boot it up on the weekend though regardless 😅

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KratosMD

@Jaz007 Lol that's fine, I'm sure I'll like the game based on your description. I'll just have to wait for a price drop since I don't feel like paying full price for this game. It sounds incredibly promising though, I'll definitely buy it at €20-30.

KratosMD

KratosMD

Just bought Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood since it's on sale for €9. I haven't played any Castlevania games other than the first one on NES, so I'm looking forward to exploring this series with what are apparently two of the best Castlevania games ever. Moreover, I think this is a good time to be playing them since I'm in a retro mood and I've been playing 2D sidescrollers/Metroidvania games on Wii U lately.

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Arugula

Grabbed Overpass Deluxe in the recent sale for $10.49. Down from $69.99. Couldn't resist as it's only been out a month.

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Ralizah

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy lol I have a big issue with playing too many games at the same time, since I tend to play something for a while, drop it, play other things, and then don't return to finish it for months. So I'll have anywhere between 7 - 12 games going at any one time.

@KratosMD Rondo and SotN are arguably the best exemplars of the two major schools of Castlevania game design. You're in for a treat.

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Rudy_Manchego

I caved and bought Deracine for PSVR and also Sea of Solitude which will no doubt go straight into my indie backlog. These were part of the hidden gems sales which is pretty good right now.

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J_Warrior

Grabbed Saints Row IV on impulse off the PSN store sale for 5 bucks. Not that big of a Saint's fan, but I figured I'd give it a shot.

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MS7000

Not really a purchase per se given that I got it for free, but I have got Dreams, so I will probably give that a try later and see what all the fuss is about.

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KratosMD

@Ralizah Yeah I'm really enjoying my time with Rondo of Blood thus far. Although I do have a question: I read online that you can unlock a character named Maria in the beginning of the game, which I just did. Apparently she is the "easy mode" of this game, as she uses two projectiles compared to Richter's whip and she is also able to double jump. I decided to give her a try and she really makes the game way easier compared to playing with Richter. But now I kinda feel guilty about using her since I want to experience the game in the way it was meant to be played. Would you say that it's fair to use her or should I stick with Richter for the genuine experience? I'm also thinking that the game will become harder the further I progress, so maybe using Maria would be the better option for me since I do want to beat the game eventually.

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nessisonett

@Ralizah That’s literally me, I always have about 6 games at once. It’s worse given that I have games like FF7R, Death Stranding, DmC V etc just sitting on my hard drive while I play 4 hours of MLB The Show 20 a day despite the gameplay being basically broken.

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Ralizah

@KratosMD Just play whoever you enjoy playing as. I completed the game multiple times with both characters, and they're both quite fun. The game is absolutely easier with Maria, but it's not like you're cheating yourself of the "proper" Castlevania experience. Even the cutscenes are somewhat different between characters. Play as her: if it felt too easy, you can replay the game as Richter.

@nessisonett I'm that way with Animal Crossing right now. I've made no progress on anything in days because I'm so damn busy picking fruit and tending to my town every day.

Well, I'm still messing around with the post-game/hard mode of FF7R, I guess. I'll be doing that for a while. Given how long we'll be waiting for a new FF7R title, I'm in no rush to 100%.

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KratosMD

@Ralizah Honestly I think it's because I feel like I should be playing as Richter since he's the main character and Maria doesn't really fit in into the games. However, I decided to play through the same level with Richter that I had just finished with Maria and it was doable. I played the next stage as Richter and it was much harder. I did manage to get to the boss, but the level was too long and filled with obstacles that it was annoying trying to beat the stage as Richter. So I played as Maria and managed to beat it on my third try I think.

Regardless of which character I choose, the game is still going to be pretty hard in general. So I feel like the best thing to do is to play as Richter first and if I find it too cumbersome to finish the level as him then I'll just switch to Maria. That way I've at least given both of them a try.

But yeah, the game is seriously lots of fun so far but it's definitely not for the faint of heart.

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J_Warrior

MS7000 wrote:

Not really a purchase per se given that I got it for free, but I have got Dreams, so I will probably give that a try later and see what all the fuss is about.

I love Dreams! It's essentially an indie game server, and all the games are free. I'm amazed by what people have created.

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PSVR_lover

I down loaded The Council, love the game. Now one of my favorites on the PS4. It’s quite fun from what I I have played so far.

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kyleforrester87

Just picked up Huntdown (came out today) - a couple of levels in, this is great! Perfect follow up after Streets of Rage 4. @themcnoisy I think you’d like this one, check it out!

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themcnoisy

@kyleforrester87 looks great. Ive played so many small games in a short space of time recently I'm gamed out!

May try to scrape a few Trophies off my backlog. And then play FF12 remaster. Then look back at the indie scene.

Does look good though, there was a game on a 16 bit computer were you can duck behind cover and in doorways in this style
, can't for the life of me remember the name and that was very difficult.

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Draco_V_Ecliptic

@Ralizah How would you describe the Danganronpa games? Are they RPGs?

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Ralizah

@Draco_V_Ecliptic No. They're adventure games in the vein of Zero Escape or the Ace Attorney games.

I'll lay out the structure of the mainline games without specific spoilers for you.

You know the basic premise, right? Especially talented high school students are trapped in an environment like a facility or an island by a homocidal bear robot named Monokuma, who pushes the students to start killing one-another by promising to allow the murderer to escape if they can successfully evade being fingered for the crime.

You play as one of the trapped students, and gameplay is segmented into three phases within the mainline games.

In the exploration phases, you are able to explore the environment you're trapped in, talk to other students trapped in the facility/island/etc. with you and spend time with them (forming bonds with other students allows them to open up to you, and can unlock equippable skills that happen during trial gameplay). If you've ever played a Persona game, you might compare these relationship building sequences to the Social Links from those games. These sections are also home to visual novel segments where characters are talking to one-another and forwarding the plot.

After a murder is discovered, this phase ends, and you enter an investigation phase. If you're ever played an Ace Attorney game, you know what to expect. You visit areas connected to the murder and examine the environment for clues and evidence to use later on when you're trying to find the murderer.

The third phase is when you begin a class trial. In class trials, the characters will attempt to walk through the crime and use logic and evidence to discover who the culprit is (which is important, because one person participating in the trial is going to be the murderer and will attempt to fool everyone else). The general gameplay here is similar to Ace Attorney trials, where you'll scroll through a series of statements from other classmates and try to find something that either contradicts or corroborates existing evidence.

The trial sections are also home to a variety of minigames which you'll have to complete to advance further into the trial.

I mentioned skills. There are a number of gameplay elements to the trials I haven't really touched on, but skills can be unlocked throughout the game and equipped to your character, and these provide a variety of effects that alter the gameplay.

The appeal of the games are in the extensive world-building, vibrant characterizations, fun mystery writing, engaging trial gameplay, fantastic music/art design, and unexpected twists and turns that crop up throughout the games' stories. I want to emphasize that, despite the exploitation film sound of the description I provided, there's a lot to love here for people who enjoy speculative fiction.

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