Currently Playing 5: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

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Postby Justacrazyguy » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:30 pm

It's maybe a good design for a skyscraper in Dubai, not so much a console :lol:
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Postby robersora » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:48 pm

but why?
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Postby Justacrazyguy » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:57 pm

Call me conservative, but I prefer the simpler, boxier designs of, say, a PS1 or a Saturn.

The PS4 has some angles, but it's not very over the top. It clearly gives no advantage to the design, but it doesn't feel very out of place.
The PS5 just has those pieces of plastic just sticking out of them, which brings attention to the fact they serve no purpose and are just there to be cool. Well, not like this is gonna affect the actual performance of the console, or so I hope. It's just my tastes for console aesthetics.
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Postby Blockio » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:43 pm

Yeah, I'm with JCG on this one, not a fan of weird curves on consoles; not just from an aesthetic standpoint, but also for practical purposes; this thing is so huge I've seen a few folks say that they won't get it simply because they can't fit it in their setup; also, those curves make it really annoying to put something on top of it, even just temporarily
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Postby TheFriskyIan » Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:41 am

Took a break from New Game+ on P5R, Persona 4 Golden released on Steam so I've been giving that a try since I never really touched the copy I had for the PS2. I just beat Kanji's bathhouse and currently waiting for him to recover, but I gotta say I am really digging the P4 cast; I wouldn't really say they're better or worse than P5s, but I haven't met everyone yet but I will say I don't really care for Teddie as the announcer. Inaba is also about on the same level as Tokyo in terms of atmosphere/setting.

However I did do an hour of grinding before the game crashed and I didn't save during any of it; just lost about 200k in money and ten levels for the MC....
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Postby Gus Hanson » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:21 pm

Finally played for the first time Ace Combat 2 after receiving it in the mail quite some time ago. I got the hang of it very early and got as far as the ravine mission which I didn't think I would master in the first try. Also a fun tidbit, this seems to be the first of the franchise games to have a wingman named Edge since in the fifth entry, I may be wrong but a female wingman shares the same callsign.
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Postby AngelNo13Bardiel » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:08 am

Been playing a lot of retro and nu-retro shooters the last month or so, I think I'm just experiencing some minor burnout with modern gaming. Here's a quick rundown of which ones, a-z order:
-Amid Evil
-Doom and Doom II (mostly using the Brutal Doom/Russian Overkill/Too Many Super Shotguns mods)
-Dusk
-Heretic and Hexen
-Ion Fury
-Powerslave/Exhumed (depending on what region you're in)
-Project Warlock
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Postby Blockio » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:44 am

View Original PostAngelNo13Bardiel wrote:-Amid Evil
-Doom and Doom II
-Dusk
-Heretic and Hexen
-Ion Fury
-Powerslave/Exhumed
-Project Warlock

I like that all of these sound like they could be names for a metal band :chuckles:

...actually, I think about half of them are names of existing metal bands
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Postby AngelNo13Bardiel » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:52 am

^ Your comment isn't too far off the mark: Ion Fury was previously Ion Maiden (obvious Iron Maiden reference) when it was in Early Access (until some alleged legal trouble caused the name change) and either title for Powerslave/Exhumed (NTSC/PAL region naming, respectively) are metal references (the former is the title of the fifth Maiden album, the latter is a death metal/grindcore band).

I do admit, though, that Project Warlock would indeed make a kickass band name (right up there with other gems I've heard/thought of like Six Pixels of Nipple, Savage Tree Frogs On Speed and Cacophony of Sycophancy).
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Postby Blockio » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:49 pm

View Original PostAngelNo13Bardiel wrote:and either title for Powerslave/Exhumed (NTSC/PAL region naming, respectively) are metal references (the former is the title of the fifth Maiden album, the latter is a death metal/grindcore band).

Oh yeah, that's... rather obvious in hindsight. Knew these sounded familiar, lol.
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Postby AdamMalkovitch » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:43 pm

I just finished getting Endings A, B, C, and D for NieR Automata, and it's fantastic, even if the presentation makes it feel like I've only scratched the surface despite having completed the major endings. It's like Undertale and Evangelion did a fusion dance and then snorted ground up sci-fi horror existentialism novels.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:25 am

View Original PostAngelNo13Bardiel wrote:-Heretic and Hexen


Ahh, my childhood! Fuzzy '94-95(?) memories (of crappily playing :sweatdrop: ) on the bulky family work laptop, but fun times all the same.
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Postby Blockio » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:25 am

I went back and got myself Minecraft again a few days ago, still is such a fun game
that I totally didn't play for ten hours straight three days in a row
Why don't you save the Princess next time instead of being such a baby? She would love it and maybe you could get a sweet kiss. ~ sadly not Mari in Q (Joseki)
What about titty-ten? ~ Reichu
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Postby AngelNo13Bardiel » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:28 pm

Worked through Maneater for PS4 recently (platinum'ed it, actually). It's janky as shit and a bit unpolished (not to mention short), but it's clearly having fun and made with more love than most modern AAA games. How many other games let you dolphin-dive out of a canal/inlet, grab a random person off the sidewalk and thrash them about until they're a fine red paste while the rest of the crowd runs screaming? Solid 7/10, but not quite worth the asking price ($40 USD)--wait for a good sale.

Also, more retro shooters to add to the above list: Blood (specifically, the Fresh Supply version) and Shadow Warrior (Redux version).

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:Ahh, my childhood! Fuzzy '94-95(?) memories (of crappily playing :sweatdrop: ) on the bulky family work laptop, but fun times all the same.


Yeah, still just as good as they were back then (though Hexen's habit of making you hunt for keys/switches across multiple levels/areas makes me kind of want to groan and pull out my hair). Amid Evil is kind of the modern take on them, only with less puzzles/annoying key-and-switch hunting and more carnage against fantasy monsters using badass magic weapons (Celestial Claw gets my vote for best of the bunch---how can one not like a staff that fires miniature planets like a rocket launcher).
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Postby Gus Hanson » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:58 pm

Got in the mail my PS4 Sakura Wars game. Haven't done much gameplay yet but judging by the beginning scenes, the current Sakura was saved from a demon by the original Sakura when she was a child and the MC comes to Japan in a steam blimp.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:24 pm

So I am now making my way through my first of what I hope will be many playthroughs with the new Sakura Wars, making the right decisions to that in my first go Seijuro and Sakura are the final couple. Sumire's new look and position as head of the Imperial Theater makes for an interesting combo since we usually have known her to be self absorbed and confrontational but now she's mellowed out. I like the GPS like device that Seijuro wears which not only serves as a way to know where the girls are, it also lets you know when someone is calling you to meet them. For the record, this is the first Sakura Wars game I have played since domestic copies of other games are difficult to come by but I have heard news that more sequels and maybe even a remake of the first one are coming so I am very excited!
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