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Bentleyma

@Voltan I managed to beat the first 3 opponents in Kalm, so I got the trophy for leveling up at least. Dunno if I'll bother trying to get the other card related trophy. I have a save right next to it, so I can come back to it later if I feel up to it.

Bentleyma

PSN: Bentleyma-

Splat

I figured out the card game, but still don't enjoy it. I hate that they tie side quests to mini games. I'm just not a fan of mini games in RPG's.

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PSN: Splathew

Bentleyma

@Splat I hope you still end up enjoying Rebirth then. It has sooo many mandatory mini games.

Bentleyma

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Splat

I absolutely love everything else about it. Been playing it non stop. I haven't even really been fast traveling because I love the combat so much.

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Ravix

Started streaming Sea of Stars last night, just to get my cheeky PS Stars bonus and to check the gameplay out for future reference.

Then it was 5am 😱

So... I think I'm hooked 😁

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CaptD

@Ravix Great screenshot/GIF. I must start that game, despite being in the game club and being a leap year there still wasn't enough days last month.

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Ravix

@Bundersvessel @CaptD

Cheers 🥂😁

I wouldn't know where to start with a game club/game of the month, and never saw this mentioned 😅 buuuut, it is really easy to get into Sea of Stars. Just such a wholesome art style and lovely feel to it, and a very moreish gameplay loop. Once you get into it you kind of think, "well I could save and stop now, or I could peek through this next cave first"... and then you just get drawn in for another hour 🥲

It seems like something I would have thought more suited to the Switch, but playing it on a big screen on the ps5 rather than a little one really helps you appreciate the details and helps with reading the text too.

One of my weird highlights so far, away from the overall charm and boss fights, was fishing an entire lake until no fish remained, just because why not 😅😅 probably not good for the ecosystem hehe... but the mini game and music really urges you on

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Bentleyma

@Korra I'm absolutely loving it. I had pretty high expectations, but it turned out even better. Square-Enix did a great job of turning the world map from the original game into a fully explorable world. I've enjoyed exploring so much. I don't even mind all the Far Cry type side activities because it gives me a reason to spend more time in the game.

Bentleyma

PSN: Bentleyma-

Black_Swordsman

I finally got to 99 Vit in DeS yesterday, now just have to up End to 40 and Str to 66. Wielding the DBS two-handed will give me effectively 99 Str with the +2 Upgrade and Curse Weapon on top of that. It's a long slog, but I am effectively trivializing the game for myself after I've leveled up. 😂

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"Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation." - Alasdair Gray

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Bundersvessel

@Ravix I have tried to communicate with the powers that be about advertising our little club on the main page to drive engagement but they seem more preoccupied with gossip and digital breasts 🤷

Be sure to share some thoughts over on the thread if you have the time or inclination, I would really appreciate it 👍

I hope you continue to enjoy your experience, and look forward to hearing more about it.

Jimmer-jammer

Put Amnesia: The Bunker on ice for the time being after a few hours of play. Despite looking like a solid entry, I’m just not in the mood for this style of horror at the moment. Fired up the Dead Space Remake instead and am really enjoying it. Seems like a beautifully realized remake.

Also playing through Sonic Frontiers and have almost finished with the FF Yuffie DLC, which I’m actually enjoying more than the main game.

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

Bentleyma

After being immersed and absolutely loving Final Fantasy VII Rebirth I fancied another game I could get immersed in, so I went with Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden. I didn't really know what to expect going in, but I am pleasantly surprised. It's like God of War mixed with The Witcher.

Bentleyma

PSN: Bentleyma-

Th3solution

@Jimmer-jammer Did you play the original Dead Space on PS3? Just curious how the game lands with people who have played the original vs those who haven’t. Since I never played the original (at least not past a few minutes just to try it out briefly) I don’t have the nostalgia effect. Unlike RE4, which I did try to play the remaster and fell off of, the DS Remake seems to have not changed or updated the gameplay or controls much so I wonder how “modern” it feels for a newcomer to the series.

And I can relate to your feelings on the Yuffie DLC. She’s quite fun to play as and I did really enjoy Intermission. When are you going for Rebirth?

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Jimmer-jammer

@Th3solution I did play the original, one of my favourites from that era. I’m only a few hours into it but there have already been some noticeable changes: Isaac is voiced now, some events play out differently, rewritten dialogue, added side missions…sounds like a lot but the developers have done a remarkable job thus far of modernizing yet retaining the core experience. It’s a blast from the past without feeling totally archaic. Graphically, it’s incredibly impressive to boot. For me, it’s up there with Resident Evil 4 Remake as a shining example of what a remake should look like.

Edit: Not sure when I’ll get to Rebirth but I’m very much looking forward to it. I’m one of the few not completely enamoured with VII’s plot so I have no nostalgic force driving me to jump on it. I’ve put all of my eggs in Rise of the Ronin’s basket. Also, Unicorn Overlord has crept up like a dark horse on me. I loved the demo.

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“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

Ravix

@Bentleyma good to hear 😁 that makes it really sound like one destined for my back catalogue of "must plays". I did have a wee eye on Banishers, but the way I play I'm constantly behind new releases, so unless it is an absolute definite day one like Elden Ring, Baldur's Gate 3 etc I have to just try and remember which games are coming out that sound worth a play at some point. I feel like it could be quite a nice cult game that goes under the radar but is deserving of a bit more attention than it's had so far.

Is the world, environment and lore proving good for that immersion, so far? If that's good, then a game around the 7/8 Mark can certainly be enjoyed to it's fullest and punch above its weight 😃

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Ravix

Now, I've not exactly fallen off Sea of Stars, but I've definitely decided I must focus most of my play time on The Outer Worlds. Every time I play it I am fully immersed, and it has so many side quests to do in all kinds of ways, and is just so much fun. My last two big play sessions on it I've only slightly advanced the main story, but in a good way.

For what people mostly say is a very short game (crazy people), I'm probably a good 40 hours in, and still exploring Monarch, and my quest log has been packed full of side quests worth doing. I've been playing both sides, and cleared everything up to devil's peak before even thinking about going there, and right after I finally did that, I went to do even more side quests on the way to Cascadia, and beyond, and I'm not even thinking of going off planet to update the main 2 quest givers on my progress, yet. And there's planets to visit on the way back too, to clear some more requests 😁

I think my favourite sequence so far is sneaking into Cascadia from the south side, heavily overencumbered, and getting to a locked gate that I then had to find a way to get beyond without alerting the marauders (found a ladder and a place I could parkour over) then heading across a bridge, fighting through a bunch of beasties and getting to the landing pad to call my ship down. All for RP reasons, as I knew I had a quest in the area that would require my ship being called, and I wanted to be able to fly off and sell my goods, so I got to take my ship to Stellar Bay to sell thousands of bits of weapons, armour and loot before heading back to the quest, and at some point next time i'll probably wipe out all the marauders 😁

The Boarst factory was a nice little sequence too, with a limited disguise hologram, but a desire to explore the whole factory and solve a certain problem in multiple ways for skill XP without getting caught, before then also solving it in a murdery way, because the dude was a real cystipig psycho 🐖💪🦵🍴

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KilloWertz

@Ravix Obviously not to take anything away from your playthrough of The Outer Worlds, but I wish I was able to immersed in it when I played it on Xbox back when it first came out. I'm not sure why it didn't full click with me like expected, but it wasn't like I didn't enjoy it either. I do remember it being a technical mess, where you could walk through a door, have a long loading screen, only to have to walk through another door 30 seconds later and wait all over again. That probably didn't help.

I would have probably tried to give it a second chance if the PS5 version wasn't so horrible at release, especially since I never played the DLC for the game either.

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Ravix

@KilloWertz PS5 version seems to be all good now. I don't think I've had a single actual bug or major performance issue. There's some texture loading sometimes, but it is an open world RPG with hundreds of items, so thats always the case tbh. Load screens are maybe 3 or 4 seconds so barely a thing.

One thing I did right away was set the Field of View to 95/100 because the standard seemed way too tight an angle, and I did mess around with my settings to disable the PS5 auto HDR setting, or something like that (can't really remember what I did) but something wasn't feeling right, initially.

The best thing is the approach to missions, player freedom and the satire overload, so it's definitely worth another go. I think one of the DLC's is supposed to be pretty good too, but it does have a level requirement. I kind of wish it was as short a game as people said, because I don't know whether I dare start a DLC mid story as I'm already procrastinating in the world so much as it is. I might have to "remove" a couple of the faction leaders to speed up my playthrough 😂😂😂

I think some of those reasons you mentioned are why it is sometimes good to miss out on games at release though, especially slightly smaller budget games with as big a scope as AAAAAAA games

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KilloWertz

@Ravix That's good to know since it was such a mess at launch, and it being on the PS5 would help remedy one of my biggest issues then. It'd still be poor design to have so many loading screens, but since they'd be short, it would make it more enjoyable.

Other than an Assassin's Creed game where it's such a large game with so many missions it's hard to keep track, I don't think I've ever started DLC until after I've finished the main game.

There's been so much coming out that I'm not sure when I'd ever get around to it (Rebirth is up next finally), but thanks for letting me know that the PS5 version isn't worse than the previous gen version anymore. Maybe someday.

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