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Ralizah

Spent three hours completing Class of '09 on Steam.

Dear lord lol

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

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RogerRoger

@Ralizah Okay, you're gonna have to elaborate, sorry!

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Ralizah

@RogerRoger I'm gonna play the sequel this week and then post a combined review of both games (they're short), but suffice to say I've never played a game where one of the routes involves your high school photography teacher grooming the student body into forming a murderous white nationalist cult.

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

PSN: Ralizah

Bundersvessel

@Jimmer-jammer Glad you enjoyed it overall, which is pretty much my feelings about the experience too, I can’t really remember my takeaway from the original release. The checkpointing is atrocious agreed, definitely a sign of its age. The sequel has been well received so excited to get to that eventually 👍 top stuff

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FuriousMachine

@oliverp Cool! If memory serves, you should just have to breeze through the story again on NG+ for the platinum, isn't that so? I found that I didn't mind that for this game as the story is fairly short and I hadn't grown tired of the gameplay at that point. Good luck, hope you get that plat!

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HallowMoonshadow

Ralizah wrote:

Suffice to say I've never played a game where one of the routes involves your high school photography teacher grooming the student body into forming a murderous white nationalist cult.

Well that definitely took a turn I wasn't expecting! 😳

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Ralizah

@HallowMoonshadow The game is packed full of deliberately offensive dark humor, but pulls it off (mostly) because of strong voice acting and a witty script that pretty much never slows down long enough for you to process what you're hearing until a route ends.

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

PSN: Ralizah

FuriousMachine

Finished The Expanse, A Telltale Series. A fairly short, and very sweet, game in the traditional Telltale mold. I loved the character Camina Drummer from the books and Cara Gee's portrayal of her in the TV series, so it was nice to see her back in action here. The story is good, though not exceptional, but I think I'll be down for anything new Expanse for a long time to come, so here's hoping they'll make a sequel.

Now I've started Control, which I also hope to finish. Got a bit worried with the feel of the shooting aspects of the intro segment, but I see that there are plenty of assists and setup tweaks one can make, so hopefully I'll be able to adjust it if I end up getting frustrated.

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oliverp

@FuriousMachine Oh as someone who recently beated Alan Remastred it would of course be awesome as to get to know more about how Control feels at some point in time hehe. But dont feel to stressad about posting any impressions (I can wait). As with regadars to Spider-Man-Man Miles Morales I actually beated NG+ the ohter day (which feels nice). But there is still some misc trophies I need to get in order to earn the platinum something which I think will take some time of I manage to do it at all.

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Thrillho

@FuriousMachine @oliverp I played Control early on after getting my PS5 and had a blast with it.

The combat does feel pretty clunky to start with but as you unlock new abilities and weapons the combat becomes much more fun. I loved the whole world they built though and thought it was clever how they incorporated Alan Wake into it (subtly in the main game and much more overtly with the DLC).

It had lots of performance issues on PS4 but I had no issues in performance mode on PS5. My only annoyance was the utterly atrocious map.

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Th3solution

@FuriousMachine @oliverp I’ll second @Thrillho regarding Control — it was really one of my favorite PS5 experiences so far. The combat can get chaotic, but it’s great fun. The haptics on the DualSense and the ray tracing on the PS5 version are really sweet. The story is like a fever dream, but you have to just roll with it.

I never played Alan Wake, which is something I should do, given how much I enjoyed Control.

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KilloWertz

@Th3solution @FuriousMachine Control was definitely one of my favorite games from last gen. I only play a handful of games multiple times, but that was one of them. I haven't played the PS5 version yet, but I do plan to, so that would be three times.

I do second what @Thrillho said. The map is pretty bad, figuring out where things are being way more difficult than they needed to be. It's not so bad that it ruins the game by any means, and it's not like The Witcher 2 where it's so bad I couldn't even finish the game. The greatness of the rest of the game far outweighs that issue.

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oliverp

@Th3solution @5KilloWertz Oh Cool to know that so many of you guys have had a good time with Control. I guess I will try to play it sometime next year hopefully. Are a bit busy with other games atm hehe.

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FuriousMachine

@oliverp Ah, I see. I had done all side activities and such before starting NG+, so at that point I only had a few left (the ones that required NG+) and speeding through the story, so it went by fairly quickly. Nice plat to get, though

I loved Alan Wake back on the X360 in my green days, but didn't finish it until earlier this year with the remastered. Naturally looking forward to AW2, which is already in my library, so I really want to get through Control and the DLC to get the full story. Will let you know what I think when I'm done with it

@Thrillho @Th3solution @KilloWertz I hope I'll like it too; lots of people raving about it and I do enjoy me some Remedy gaming Will hopefully get some time to play more this weekend and get properly into it.

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LN78

Finally saw credits on "Alan Wake 2". Not a bloody clue how this garnered so many 10/10 reviews. The basic walk and talk or shine and shoot gameplay isn't much of an improvement over the first game, the light and storyboard puzzles are variously frustrating or repetitive, the (ultimately pointless) mind palace sections are methodically banal, the protagonists are either dull (Saga) or irritating (Alan), the usual Remedy cast of eccentric side characters are a headache and it goes on for far, far too long. Incredible presentation (graphics and music are both superb), a couple of standout sequences but an abstruse and convoluted story that runs out of steam by the halfway point of the runtime means that this might just about scrape a 4/10 for me but I'm docking it an extra point for being digital only so I can't sell it on eBay to get some of my money back. Remedy have taken a massive step backwards from "Control" here. 3/10. Awful.

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RogerRoger

Ralizah wrote:

@RogerRoger I'm gonna play the sequel this week and then post a combined review of both games (they're short), but suffice to say I've never played a game where one of the routes involves your high school photography teacher grooming the student body into forming a murderous white nationalist cult.

Blimey, as Hallow rightly said, that took an unexpected turn! Sounds like it's walking quite the tightrope, which is usually interesting, if nothing else. Here's hoping you're enjoying (if that's even the right word in such circumstances) the sequel, and looking forward to that review!

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crimsontadpoles

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise. It's essentially a Yakuza/Like a Dragon spin-off, but set in the FotNS universe and with FotNS characters. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland, and the main hero Kenshiro knows a deadly martial art which can cause people to explode by striking their pressure points.

The game has most of the hallmarks of Yakuza, including the combat system, side content, substories, and even the user interface. There's quite a bit of the usual content, such as a cabaret club and a twist on the batting cages mini-game, plus some old Sega arcade games such as my beloved Out Run. There's also a rhythm mini-game, though I didn't think much of the song selection. It's even got Kiryu's voice actor playing a similar role for the main character Kenshiro, and Majima's voice actor is here with the voice for a psychotic opponent obsessed with the main character.

The major difference between this and Yakuza is that there is a desert wasteland that you can drive around outside of the main city. There's some races and other side activities to do there, along with finding vehicle upgrades to improve performance. The driving controls can be a bit clunky, but the driving can be a nice change of pace.

I completed the main storyline, and did all of the sub-stories, including the post-game optional superboss battle with Amon. Even when not picking fights with Yakuza, he's as strong as always. I had to drop the difficulty down to easy to have any chance against that opponent. I'm not going to worry about 100% completion or the Platinum trophy though, as they're too grindy to go for.

I'd argue that the main story here isn't as gripping as the Yakuza storyline, and the gameplay feels a bit more clunky here. But as a fan of both Fist of the North Star and Yakuza, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this.

oliverp

Resident Evil Village. It was fun as long as it lasted (which was not for very long).
I would say that it was a cool mix of horror and action. Maybe not the best but one of the better Resident Evil games that I have played. Very worth checking out I would say. It feels nice to have finally beaten the game as it is a game that have been in my backlog for quite some time.

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nessisonett

Final Fantasy VII Remake (again)

Still have massive issues with the Kingdom Heartification of it all but there are large parts of the game which are brilliant. Midgar was never my favourite and they do bloat it beyond all recognition (every dungeon in the game is about half an hour too long) but the bits where the action stops are the best single player Final Fantasy has been since what, XII? Maybe even X? The whole stretch of chapters with Aerith are probably the most consistently good part of the game, minus the crane puzzles. The soundtrack’s amazing too, even if I do wish they’d gone for more synths than orchestra for some specific tracks. Some of the original tracks are great too, the one that plays while you’re with Aerith after escaping her house is as good as anything from the main soundtrack.

Was it the game I hoped it would be all those years ago? Probably not. Do I think the game would be just as good if the narrative changes were completely glossed over like the Resi remakes instead of it being some sort of weird sequel? Yes. Rebirth has the potential to be either much better or completely balls it up, there really are only two ways this can go. It’ll probably be a while before I get round to it though.

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@nessisonett It could have gone either way for me, as having not played any of the Kingdom Hearts games I didn't know what to make of the Nomura stink that came with it. I almost hated the direction the game took, but ended up loving it by the end lol. Probably the hardest part was coming to terms with not getting a straight up remake, but eventually preferred not exactly knowing what to expect next.

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