Currently playing 4: Guns of the Patriots

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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:23 pm

Currently 60 hours in playing Witcher 3...

The nuanced and meaningful social interactions between Geralt and everyone else are definitely a highlight for me. The way it doesnt railroad you and how some small but character- and immersion-building innocous choices can rear their head hours later in unforeseeable ways makes the world seem very believable and realistic. Everything is just so interesting, even the small sidequests. So much diverse content. Loooove this game.

The only gripes I have with the game are the gargantuan loading times and the constant fight against terrain and oncoming trees while traversing the world.


And I finally got around to playing Dark Souls 3

Its OK.

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Postby soul.assassin » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:29 am

gargantuan loading times


Shouldn't be a problem with a PC and an SSD drive but on a console...

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Postby Giji Shinka » Sun May 07, 2017 2:04 pm

Outlast 2 was okay.

I usually enjoy vague endings that don't tie everything up at the end, but this ending left too many things unexplained and I didn't feel satisfied.

I really hope there will be a dlc or Outlast 3.
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Postby Shinoyami65 » Mon May 08, 2017 3:16 pm

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The ending is basically meant to mean that everyone has gone insane (including the playable character) from Murkoff radio towers in the area. It doesn't really say anything conclusive because the protagonist's grasp on reality is basically non-existent by that point. Also, it's heavily implied there is no baby; Murkoff's experiments can produce phantom pregnancies that kill the women afflicted with them. The problem is that you would never know any of this without having played the first game and read a lot of in-game documents or supplemental materials.
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Postby Giji Shinka » Mon May 08, 2017 3:37 pm

^
Alright, now the story makes more sense.

I still don't feel fully satisfied about the end though.

I hope that if there's a dlc coming, it should allow us to play as someone (like the protagonist of Whistleblower dlc) who has little more insight on behind the scenes.
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Postby Sachi » Wed May 24, 2017 9:36 pm

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time has now been ported onto the PS4 and I've logged about 6.5 hours into it. The graphics are much crisper now, and details in the environment that were once blurry are now clear; I've played this game dozens of times, but with the new graphics I'm noticing things I'd never picked up on before.

I'm also more generally focused with the bonus battle gauge this time around. It's amazing how much extra experience you can accumulate if you can maintain the triple exp bonus. Once you activate the bonus battle, it's only a matter of the number of battles you participate in in order to get all the bonuses (including triple exp), rather than the relative difficulty of the battle, which is what determines the rate at which you can charge your bonus battle gauge. Best strategy to go about this is to go into a relatively challenging area first in order to charge your BBG, and as soon as it's activated, go back to a weak area and reap the rewards; it only takes at most a chain of 15 battles in order to get all the bonuses, and once triple exp is going you can start leveling up relatively quickly in any area you go to, so long as you don't lose your bonus. There's a few knights of the Black Brigade in the area after you escape the prison early in the game, and while they're extremely tough they reap extreme amounts of experience if you can defeat them and maintain your bonus battle.

Something to help this out is another trick I picked up on. If you explore at least 99% of any initially unknown field/dungeon map, you're rewarded with a scale bunny which you can sell for insane amounts of money (value varies according to the size of the map completed). You can get at least two of these by the time you make it to the mining town of Kirlsa, just after the royal city of Airyglyph. Airyglyph offers the best weapons and armor shops in the first half of the game, however everything is too expensive during your first visit. If you get these two scale bunnies I mentioned, you'll be able to afford one item (typically either a sword or set of armor for Fayt). I chose the sword, and that boosted his attack power tremendously (again, this weapon is normally not affordable until the last part of the first disc). Go on a little further in the game, and the story will require you to go back to the mining town of Kirlsa just next door to Airyglyph; by then you can potentially get two more of the scale bunnies and enough money to afford one more item from the advanced weapon and armor shops of Airyglyph. This time I chose the armor to complete Fayt's set, and now he's essentially entirely OP for the first half the game.

Take that, combined with the bonus battle Triple Exp trick, and you can get a pretty significant advantage early on in the game.

Can you tell I've played this game a lot? :tongue:
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Postby IronEvangelion » Thu May 25, 2017 8:33 pm

^ I downloaded SO:TET this morning while I slept. Just got home from work and finished the rest of my daily tasks, now it's time to begin another epic 80 to 100 hour journey. Time to kick Luther's ass in HD! :w00t:
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