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nessisonett

@RogerRoger Can't believe I beat it first time. I had so many problems against it the first time but I got a few lucky Climhazzards in which did about 1500 damage a pop. Oh well, at least that's me on the final stretch of Disc 1!

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

RogerRoger

I've started playing Resident Evil: Director's Cut as a PSone Classic on PS3.

Since its scares are no longer scary, rendered toothless and oddly charming by the steady march of time, I'm using it as a yardstick for broadening my gaming horizons. Survival horror has never, ever been my bag but the Resi franchise has reached such a level of cultural saturation that I feel remiss as a gamer not to have given it a fair shake. Not only that but, if I can stomach this, I can play similarly-structured games from the same era, like Chase the Express and Dino Crisis.

So I chose Chris Redfield and got underway. Have just met up with Rebecca Chambers and left her practicing the piano, whilst I go and try my new sword key on a few doors. Am playing on Training difficulty after a quick dabble on Normal saw me flirting with death way too soon.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

nessisonett

@RogerRoger Oh dear, is that the one with the fart soundtrack? That might be the Dual Shock version, I get them confused.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Ralizah

I'm close to the end of DOOM 64. This game is fantastic!

Also, hours and hours of Animal Crossing. Although today has been kind of tedious: I'm trying to catch certain fish before they disappear for months, but the darn things are so rare that I keep coming up empty and have been burning through numerous fishing poles.

Current Games:
Super Mario 64 (Switch)
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2)
Ys I & II Chronicles+ (PC)

PSN: Ralizah

nessisonett

@Ralizah Tools have durability now?? Jeez, the more I hear about this game, the less sure I am about it.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

That doesn't sound terribly fun @Ralizah regarding Animal Crossing and fishing. I assume it's a seasonal thing?

Good to hear you're enjoying DOOM 64 (and one hell of a counterbalance to Animal Crossing) ... I should probably bite on that for the ridiculously low price!


Oooh it's going well from the sound of things there @RogerRoger with Resident Evil.

Probably a good choice in picking Chris first seeing as you're more worried about your survivability and he can take them hits compared to Jill at the expense of only 6 item slots.

If you get on with it I'd definitely recommend trying 2 (My personal favourite of the three PS1 games) as well as the other games like Dino Crisis (Which I haven't played but I probably should as it sounds like good fun (and a bit goofier too))

"Well that was fun. Horrible, but fun!" Fargus The Jester - Pandemonium (After a summoning a monster that destroyed his home town)

"Words don't make changes. Wounds do." Agent Black - Iconoclasts

Ralizah

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Yep. A few rare fish are only available January - March, and then disappear for months. Not usually an issue, except for games that launch near the end of March...

Well, I'll catch them next year if it comes down to it. I'll probably start fishing when the family is watching TV right now, though, since there's next to no thought that goes into the activity. Pure RNG.

Sharks will require sound when they come around, though. I needed godlike reflexes to catch them in New Leaf.

@nessisonett Yep. Part of the whole crafting system. It's a minor annoyance at times, but the crafting has added so much to the game overall.

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Current Games:
Super Mario 64 (Switch)
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2)
Ys I & II Chronicles+ (PC)

PSN: Ralizah

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Ralizah wrote:

I'll probably start fishing when the family is watching TV right now, though, since there's next to no thought that goes into the activity. Pure RNG

Least it isn't Star Ocean: Til The End Of Time (The third one) and it's bunny races @Ralizah which are without a doubt the worst minigame in existance.

Pure RNG with a two minute long race you can't skip past with a one in four chance of winning 1-3 points.

You need a 100 points I think to get the best smithy inventor for it's crafting system.

A 1000 is needed for a single bronze trophy. I hear that alone can take like 50+ hours to do πŸ˜‚

Pretty sure I tried it for thirty minutes & got two races right for 3 points in total before dropping it. I'd take slightly boring fishing mechanics and a seasonal event over that any day πŸ˜…

Edited on by Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

"Well that was fun. Horrible, but fun!" Fargus The Jester - Pandemonium (After a summoning a monster that destroyed his home town)

"Words don't make changes. Wounds do." Agent Black - Iconoclasts

RogerRoger

@nessisonett Alas, it would appear to be. I haven't reached the basement yet, which I remember being the name of the track you posted. A shame, as I've rather enjoyed the minimalist music thusfar!

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy My only frustration has been the teeny-tiny inventory, so to hear that such a restriction is Chris' trade-off for being a tank gives me hope for a Jill playthrough, thank you! By then I'll know the attack patterns of each enemy (freakin' crows...) and be able to compensate for her lower overall health, not that I'll ever be playing on anything above Training difficulty regardless.

And I've got the PSone Classics of Resi 2 and Nemesis installed and ready to go, providing I don't end up hating my time in the mansion (which is highly unlikely; I've played a lot more today than I expected to, and will stick with it rather than alternating like I'd originally planned).

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

nessisonett

@RogerRoger I do love all versions of Resi 1 but what made you plump for the original rather than REmake? It’s probably one of the best remakes in the pre-HD era so did you just prefer having the original trilogy on the one console?

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Ralizah

@RogerRoger I've always started with Jill, considering she begins with a gun, which, imo, makes her the game's easy mode. Even if Chris is a tank, trying to survive the beginning of the game with that terrible knife is just annoying.

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy LOL That minigame sounds like a nightmare.

Honestly, other than the fact that it's repetitive, this sort of goal-oriented fishing isn't too bad. If anything, hunting around my beaches for thirty manilla clams before each fishing trip (I use them to make fish bait, which helps when the fish you're trying to nab can only really be found in a very particular area) is probably worse.

@nessisonett I'm fairly certain RogerRoger is going for something that isn't too scary, and REmake did a fantastic job of making the original RE just that: scary. I'd call it more moody and gothic than frightening, but, regardless, I don't think he's going for something chilling.

Current Games:
Super Mario 64 (Switch)
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2)
Ys I & II Chronicles+ (PC)

PSN: Ralizah

RogerRoger

@nessisonett Yep, @Ralizah knows me too well; anything more advanced than blocky PSone graphics and I'd be running for the hills. I can handle blood, zombies and icky dogs when they're all in 32-bit, but I've got no chance with anything more detailed. Besides, the original trilogy is what made the franchise so iconic, and whenever I try something new, I'm very much a "start at the beginning" kinda guy.

@Ralizah After that first, historic zombie encounter I returned to the lobby and found Jill's discarded Beretta (on both the Training and Normal difficulties) so it isn't long before you can have Chris packing heat; theoretically, you don't even have to fight that first zombie, you could just run back and collect the Beretta. Honestly, I just picked Chris because he was the dude, and I've just come away from 60+ hours of staring at Aloy's backside. I needed a change of scenery!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

nessisonett

@Ralizah @RogerRoger As someone who was until very recently a massive wuss, I totally get it! That reminds me, I’ve got a save on REmake I need to get back to after I ran to a save room with about a million Crimson Heads after me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Oh lord @nessisonett... Good luck with that! I really don't like those Crimson heads πŸ˜‚


Ralizah wrote:

LOL That minigame sounds like a nightmare.

Tell me about it. I've played through that game twice on PS2 and once on PS4. I've never done more then a go or two at it before stopping cus it's not only long and so boring to watch but that RNG is killer. Thank goodness I'm not a trophy hunter in the slightest or that'd drive me batty πŸ˜‚

Good luck on that fairly tiresome sounding resource farming! You've got more willpower then me @Ralizah


Oh yeah those crows (The one in the gallery in particular) are fudging awful @RogerRoger though it's the Cerberus (zombie dogs) that get me still!

Jill isn't that much worse at taking hits I don't think? For me the extra two slots she has typically means packing Jill with more firepower or an extra herb (Or both)... So she made up for it quite easily

RogerRoger wrote:

I've got the PSone Classics of Resi 2 and Nemesis installed and ready to go

Ooh nice... I'll look forward to seeing how you get on with them too hopefully!

"Well that was fun. Horrible, but fun!" Fargus The Jester - Pandemonium (After a summoning a monster that destroyed his home town)

"Words don't make changes. Wounds do." Agent Black - Iconoclasts

Ralizah

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Mission.
Accomplished.

Took six hours or so, but I finally snagged this sneaky boy!

Edited on by Ralizah

Current Games:
Super Mario 64 (Switch)
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2)
Ys I & II Chronicles+ (PC)

PSN: Ralizah

mookysam

@Ralizah Ooh well done. I haven't encountered that yet. I did randomly get a blue marlin which I was pretty chuffed about and finally managed to catch a tarantula before it bit my poor villager. πŸ˜‚

#BlackLivesMatter

RogerRoger

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy It'll be a while before I'm playing the sequels, as I'd hate to suffer burnout, but I'm looking forward to getting back to Resi later on, so thanks!

@Ralizah Congratulations on your catch! I laughed way too hard at the game's joke.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

Tjuz

@Ralizah Six hours? I assume with that you were either still very lucky or very unlucky! I admire your dedication.

Tjuz

Ralizah

@Tjuz Well, I'm including the whole process: selling off the excess fish clogging up my inventory as I look for it, digging for manilla clams, fashioning new poles and fish bait. Probably only a solid three hours or so of actual standing at the river fishing for it.

And thanks! The game is fun enough that I don't even feel particularly sore about the time spent trying to catch it. Just netted me some extra money, and I actually found a few new species I hadn't donated yet in the process.

I'm glad the Switch is a hybrid, though. I wouldn't want to sit near a TV doing this for hours. I can just integrate it into time I'm otherwise not doing anything with my hands, though.

Edited on by Ralizah

Current Games:
Super Mario 64 (Switch)
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2)
Ys I & II Chronicles+ (PC)

PSN: Ralizah

Tjuz

@Ralizah Haha, the more I read about Animal Crossing the more I'm convinced it'd drive me insane! It does sound like a great tuning out game, so I wonder if many people actually play it with the Switch docked past the initial excitement. Glad you're having a great time with it, though. At least your efforts were still worth something even if you didn't get the fish you wanted for all those hours!

Tjuz

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