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nessisonett

@Ralizah Does the frame rate still tank in Novigrad when it rains? IIRC that was one of the big problems with the PS4 port.

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RogerRoger

Blimey, okay... I think the phrase "lighting the blue touchpaper" comes to mind here; I had no idea my passing observations yesterday would spark such a debate!

I want to single out @KratosMD and thank him for his initial reply. As somebody who will similarly leap to the defence of some maligned, misunderstood games, I appreciate the effort to help my partner and I find the fun in Pokémon Shield (which I'm sure exists; apologies if I came across as dismissive or derisive when describing our experience with its opening hour).

As I said, my partner and I have both played Pokémon games before, and not just in passing; I even traded items with a friend so that I could clear the Elite Four and take on the Champion in my copy of SoulSilver, although I stopped short of then playing through the Kanto Region because I felt like eight gyms and a championship had been enough for me. I just think I'm somebody for whom the gameplay loop (which must be addictive to the majority, of course) quickly became repetitive and disinteresting. I formed attachments with the Pokémon I caught, will remember them for a long time (good ol' Echo) and it was sweet and everything, but I've never really felt the need to play any other Pokémon game since; once was enough.

I think you're right. I think the expectation of what Pokémon could and perhaps should be on a "big and proper console" was always gonna weigh down whatever came first, fairly or otherwise. We were certainly expecting something a bit less laborious in the opening stages, but Shield seemed to stick to its traditional guns a little too firmly, in every way. I respect that to a degree (you have to assume that, for many, this would've been their first ever Pokémon experience) but, coming fresh from Animal Crossing, it just felt a bit jarring, s'all. Hence the bit of a rant about it yesterday.

Although I'll stick to my criticism of the battle camera. I don't get motion-sickness, but that blasted thing needed to sit still whilst I was trying to read about my attacks. It was infuriatingly distracting, and therefore a solid mark against enjoying the gameplay, regardless.

Anyway, thanks to everybody else who replied. It's been a real interesting read!

@Octane It might've just been a bird we called Blathers, not an owl. That's unfortunately how distracted by the schizophrenic camera we were; I just said "owl" because Blathers is one, and that's what we called what we caught. It was whatever showed up alongside the squirrel / hamster in the first patches of long grass. I remember the Hoothoot from SoulSilver, even had one in my squad!

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KratosMD

Now THIS is a true Paper Mario game! It actually looks really good and it's been getting great reviews as well. It's out today on Switch but also PS4 and it's only €30, which in my opinion is a good price for an indie Paper Mario game with dozens of hours of content. As soon as I'm done with exams I'm definitely picking this one up since I haven't played any of the classic PM games and I have no way of doing so (at least for TTYD).

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nessisonett

@kyleforrester87 I was totally going to get it... and then I realised that I have 0 income until September. Perhaps I’ll wait a bit 😂😂

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RR529

I'm thinking about dropping FFIX. I don't dislike it, it's just that lately I've had no desire to play it (last arrived at the point where you learn Garnett lost her voice).

It could have something to do with the fact that I'm rewatching my favorite anime (and reading the manga), which has drawn me in completely, but that hasn't kept me from finding the time to play FFVR (and finish of Tales of Berseria) on PS4, so I dunno. Maybe FFIX is just a tad too dated for me, as shallow as that sounds.

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

Haruki_NLI

I got XCDE early, yet the two other games I ordered for same day release are late. Weird.

Gotta say XCDE is warming me up way better than XC2 did.

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Ralizah

@RR529 Nah, it's fine. I'm a long-time FF fan and I just couldn't muster enough interest to continue playing the game, either.

And I was playing the older PS1 version with horrendous load times, lol.

Out of interest, what is FFVR?

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nessisonett

@RR529 Honestly, I can’t really bring myself to finish it either. I don’t have much left but I really like parts of it like the equipment skills and really dislike other parts like the horrible frame rate and the battles are just so slow. Although I don’t know if I’ll even go back to FF7R, the fact I went back to Horizon before it says an awful lot given my feelings on that game.

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RR529

@Ralizah, @nessisonett, glad it's not just me.

Also, I meant to say FFVIIR, not FFVR.

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

Ralizah

@RR529 Gotcha. I figured that might have been what you were talking about, but you also own a PSVR, so I didn't know if there was some sort of "Final Fantasy interactive VR experience" or something.

How are you liking VII Remake, btw?

RE: FFIX... I'd gotten past the first disc, put it down for some reason, and went months without playing it. I didn't forget about it. It's more like... you know how sometimes you avoid calling a particularly annoying relative for as long as possible, but eventually give in because you don't like to hurt peoples' feelings? It's sort of like that. I finally decided that it was impossible to hurt the feelings of a PS1 game. I'll watch an LP of it on youtube or something.

Most of my annoyances were fairly minor, but add to that the complete lack of any sort of hook to keep the player coming back, and...

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LN78

@Rudy_Manchego Not sure if you are aware or not but 'Resident Evil 4' is half price on the eShop just now - meaning that it's just under 15 quid. That was about the price I was willing to pay so I snapped it up - I think the others may be discounted as well if you're interested.

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Rudy_Manchego

@LN78 Oh ho mate - that would make it the sixth time I have bought the game now!!! Will check it out, thanks! Except for Resi 6. Obvs.

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KratosMD

Oh wow there are tons of games on sale now on the eShops, probably because of a summer sale. Lots of Metroidvanias and indie games in general.

  • Wargroove: Double Trouble Bundle - €9
  • Mark of the Ninja: Remastered - €5
  • A Knight's Quest - €10
  • SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech - €12
  • The Messenger - €10
  • Owlboy - €11
  • Guacamelee 2 - €8
  • Iconoclasts - €12
  • Child of Light: Ultimate Edition - €5
  • Yomawari: The Long Night Collection - €20

Man I really want to buy most of these games, especially Wargroove and A Knight's Quest. Even games that I already own on PS4, such as Guacamelee 2 and Child of Light, I want to buy again just to be able to play on TV and a handheld device. Also, which Metroidvanias from that list would you guys recommend that I get first?

There are seriously so many indie games I want to play now, on top of the recently released Bug Fables and Shantae and the Seven Sirens. Switch is finally starting to look like an amazing Metroidvania/RPG machine.

As a side note, Persona Q2 is also on sale for €20 on 3DS eShop.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Iconoclasts is a bit of an odd duck @KratosMD to me.

As I already said to you before in the review thread I've only played Hollow Knight in the metroidvania genre (Well that and some of Bloodstained).

I don't know if I'd really call Iconoclasts a metroidvania game...

It has some backtracking admittedly and some places require new abilities. But most of those are just for materials for the "tweaks system" (An... upgrade system of sorts. It's a bit hard to describe)

It's also incredibly story focused. Definitely not something I feel you can put on hold for a few weeks.

There are a number of bosses in it which (Alongside the plot (Which I thought got more interesting as it went along) and the characters (The antagonist Agent Black without a doubt being my favourite)) were definitely the highlight to me as they were all quite different and very engaging.

Oh and it's very beautiful for a pixel art game. Made by the one bloke as well which is always pretty impressive to me (I believe he's Swedish)

@Rudy_Manchego has played it too... I assume he's played more metroidvania's then me too so I he could probably give you more insight on that front

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PSVR_lover

I just met a groovy chick at an anime con and she said if u love JRPGs ya gotta buy a Switch. So, I am looking into it because I love a good JRPG and having them on the go was one reason I loved the PSVITA.

The PSVR is the best VR system on the market today.

Rudy_Manchego

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy @KratosMD Iconoclasts, to my mind, isn't much of a Metroidvania compared to Hollow Knight etc. As Foxy said, there are upgradeable abilities and some limited backtracking but typically, the story moves you from location to location.I would probably call it a more narrative driven platformer than anything. It has some memorable bosses - though I would say I found the difficulty spikes tough BUT I'm not great at platformers overall. ARtwork and story is really really good though.

I also played on Vita and I think possibly a bigger screen would have been helpful, either on PS4 or docked for Switch.

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KratosMD

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy @Rudy_Manchego Huh, interesting.. I've looked up numerous "Best Metroidvania Titles on Switch" lists and in most of them, Iconoclasts was included. Maybe people put the bar low for what can be considered a Metroidvania, which in that case is kinda dumb.

I appreciate you guys telling me this. I think I might put buying that game on hold then for when I'm looking for a narrative driven platformer instead of a Metroidvania.

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