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nessisonett

@Ralizah What a double edged sword of a game! I have actually heard good things about its gameplay elements but I’m not sure I could get over that rather bizarre decision to have the player erotically torture victims of abuse. It makes you wonder if the game would have been a genuinely decent dungeon crawler if it dialled back the fanservice so that it was more Hyperdimension Neptunia and less Boob Mahjong.

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Ralizah

@nessisonett Yeah, it's unfortunate, since that minigame dramatically lessens its ability to be enjoyed by more people. It's like they took a decent ordinary dungeon crawler and tacked on a single mechanic designed to cater to pervs. And, look, I'm all for perv games flying their freak flag, but usually that sort of thing is integrated into the entire game, even down to enemy designs and whatnot. There is literally almost nothing in that vein in the game outside of the Punishment/Motivation minigames, though. Remove that one mechanic, and you'd have a game you'd never even guess was meant to appeal to the fanservice crowd. It's so bizarre.

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nessisonett

@Ralizah It does happen sometimes, where fanservice games are much better than they seemingly aspire to be. Senran Kagura Burst is a much better beat em up than you’d think at first glance, and Conception 2 was a creepy as hell game but had some really intriguing mechanics. Some games definitely need the fan service to sell more than 5 copies but others feel a bit like they’re cheapening themselves.

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Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Ralizah

@nessisonett Oh, I'm a big advocate of the idea that fanservice games are frequently much better than people give them credit for (not the Boob Mahjong/Hentai Puzzle types, obviously). But those games you mentioned have layers of sexualization spread through the entire experience. You couldn't remove any one element from Senran Kagura and have a non-fanservice game, for example.

SK legitimately was pretty good in those first few games. Especially SK2, which actually ran well on 3DS and was a technical showcase that featured some of the best 3D modeling I've seen on the system to date. Burst was fun, but the fact that it frequently felt like it was running at 10fps hampered the experience for me.

Even Shinovi Versus was pretty good and had some surprisingly serious storytelling to it. But by the time Estival Versus rolled around, the developers stopped pretending to care about anything other than pushing the envelope in terms of what they could get away with.

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LtSarge

I've come to the realisation that the hardest game to choose a version to play is definitely Persona 3. I've gone back and forth since last night trying to decide whether to start FES or Portable and it's been an absolute nightmare to choose.

I played Portable a bit yesterday because I desperately need something immersive to play. The Persona games are pretty much the purest form of escapism for me. I still remember playing Persona 4 Golden during uni and it helped me forget about my troubles so much. It's just such a cozy series, it never fails to bring a smile to my face. So naturally, playing Persona 3 now would help me out a lot.

I just feel so split between choosing one of the two versions. Portable has so many QoL improvements and obviously the portability aspect. On the other hand, FES has 3D environments, cut-scenes and more impact in terms of the story because you can actually see the characters and what's happening on the screen as opposed to the visual novel style that Portable is going for. So I decided to play FES for a bit too and while it feels nice to actually move around in the overworld, it's just too unappealing playing the game on a PS3.

So I think I'll be playing Persona 3 Portable. Not to mention that Atlus has already announced a remaster of Portable, so I won't be missing out on anything by playing Portable now on Vita.

Also, it's crazy how much P3 is reminding me of P4. Hopefully I'll like it more than P5.

LtSarge

LtSarge

Been playing Persona 3 Portable for several hours now and I'm enjoying the game a lot. The dungeon crawling is a lot better than I thought, besides the repetitive level design. It's nice that they give you checkpoints right before boss battles and that you can heal your party's HP and SP at the start of the dungeon by paying a certain sum. I don't think there's a way to heal your party's SP like that in P4 or P5, so that makes things a lot simpler in this game. I can actually progress as much as I can without having to worry about running out of SP.

I haven't really experienced much of the story yet so I'm excited to see more of it now that I'm done with the dungeon crawling part for now. Moreover, it's really nice how quick it is to navigate the overworld now that you do that with a cursor instead of having to move around.

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LtSarge

Got GTA Definitive Edition in the mail today and I've been playing a bit of Vice City. The game is so much better than the original Xbox version, which shouldn't come as a surprise but it's still nice to have this confirmed by myself. There are so many advantages to playing this version that I'm absolutely going to restart my playthrough of Vice City and play through it again on Series X. Checkpoints, quick resume, modern weapon aiming, weapon/radio wheels, being able to control the camera, it's just amazing. This is the best way to experience these games for sure, even if there are some bugs here and there.

LtSarge

Ryall

In persona four you need to befriend the mysterious fox . I don’t know if there is a method in persona five but I haven’t fully maxed out all the social links.

Ryall

KilloWertz

Xenoblade Chronices: Definitive Edition

Got a Switch last Friday and kicked it off with Xenoblade Chronicles. This was one of the biggest reasons why I got a Switch. While there was a bit of an adjustment period, along with adjusting my expectations given the fact that they were maybe a bit too high given that the game was a big reason why I finally caved and bought a Switch, I am enjoying it. I expect my enjoyment to increase once I get even farther into the story (I'm about 12 or 13 hours into the game now).

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Th3solution

@KilloWertz That’s one of the games that makes me want a Switch too. I was terribly close to pulling the trigger but the 4 PlayStation gaming systems I own already have me busy enough. Did you go for the classic Switch with the dock or for the lite?

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KilloWertz

@Th3solution Already having plenty to play with the PS5 along with the fact that I haven't owned a Nintendo system since the NES made it a pretty daunting thought to buy a Switch. Having 5 years worth of games plus experiencing some of the back catalog from the SNES for the first time if I subscribe to Nintendo Online can be overwhelming depending on how you look at it. Between wanting to spice up gaming for myself, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 turning out to be a great game judging by reviews and word of mouth, and the massive disappointment of The Last of Us Part 1, I finally said screw it and took the plunge obviously.

I got the Switch OLED. I only plan to ever use it docked because I much prefer playing on a TV, but I figured I still might as well get the newest one since it has more memory and it's only $50 more.

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LtSarge

@JohnnyShoulder Noticed that Wreckfest was on Game Pass so I decided to give it a try. It's kinda fun, but it's a bit too mindless for my taste that it stops being fun after a while. I think it'd be more fun to play it as a party game rather than by yourself. So sadly I'll have to give it a pass.

LtSarge

JohnnyShoulder

@LtSarge Interesting. Thanks for the tag and your thoughts on the game. I know some people have said it is really good online, but that is not really my wheelhouse.

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LtSarge

My exploration of racing games continues and I remembered yesterday that I had bought Gran Turismo for PSP on the Vita store years ago but I never played it. So I decided to play it a bit yesterday and well, it's awesome. It's basically portable Gran Turismo, which is really nice. However, the downside is that the game doesn't have a career mode. You just do one race at a time in order to earn credits and then buy new cars. So sadly, while the prospect of playing Gran Turismo on a handheld sounded great to me, the fact that there's no career mode means that I won't be playing it, which is too bad.

It still amazes me though just how many awesome games the PSP had compared to the Vita.

LtSarge

MB81

Resumed playing Pillars of Eternity on Steam after starting it 6 years ago and sinking 108 hours into it. Really great game, beautiful slow-paced and well realised world. I think I just got overwhelmed by the DLC which takes places before the end of the main story.

MB81

LtSarge

I'm 8 hours into Persona 3 Portable on Vita and the game is starting to click with me now. However, the game just doesn't have much to offer in terms of story. Usually there's a build-up between each month for the next dungeon or when a new character joins. But after I defeated the first main boss, the game just continued like nothing happened. No celebration, no cut-scene, nothing. There is also nothing else going on in terms of side activities, e.g. the team going on a camping trip or visiting a TV station. It just feels so underwhelming compared to P4 and P5. You can clearly tell this is the "first" Persona game so to speak. But maybe it's still too early to say what the game will be like. Hopefully the game becomes more like the later entries.

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nessisonett

@LtSarge Persona 3 isn’t the first Persona to have the things you’ve mentioned. Persona 1 and 2, especially 2, have unique dialogue in every single room in the game, which also changes as major events take place in the world. Persona 3 also does have a very detailed story, it just doesn’t force feed you ‘go to bed Joker’ as it blends the dungeon crawling with the full moon events. 8 hours into a game as long as Persona 3 isn’t a true representation of the overall game anyway. It does have segues like the trips in Persona 4 and Persona 5, they just naturally take place more than a handful of weeks into the game.

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Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

mookysam

@LtSarge You're still very early in the game. Although it's a bit of a slow-burner to begin with, the story is actually very intricate, with a lots exciting twists and turns. As for the P4-style camaraderie, it is there (and there are trips later on), but the tone is very different. It's much darker than the following games, and dare I say it more focused in its storytelling and thematic intensity.

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LtSarge

@nessisonett @mookysam Alright guys, I'll keep playing and see if I change my mind. Naturally this is a long game but I did get great impressions with P4 and P5 when I played them for the first time. Not so much with P3 though, but at least it has that "P4 feel" that P5 doesn't have. I can't stop thinking about the game and its soundtrack when I'm at work. This is definitely going to be a game that I'll be playing in short bursts across multiple months before finishing it.

LtSarge

XandertheWise

Games Im playing but not right now

Zelda Ocarina for my Nintendo 3DS
Alliance Allive for my Nintendo 3DS
Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 5 for my Nintendo Switch Lite
Tales of Vesperia for my Switch Lite
Ni No Kuni II for my Switch lite
Final Fantasy Type 0 for my X Box One S
Xenoblade 1 and Xenoblade 2 for my Nintendo Switch Lite
Dino Crisis, Mega Man Legends 1, Medeivel, Breath of Fire III, and Grandia for my Playstation 3 and/or PSP

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