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Re: Currently playing

Post by Yukinon » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:32 pm

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Where do I start with FIFA 17, holy eton mess.

What an absolutely terrible game. Basically, I've been playing 'The Journey', and oh my gooseberry fool I can't believe I never heard more people talk about how broken, how poorly written and how boring this mode really is. The writing and acting makes gooseberry fool Eastenders look like gooseberry fool Shakespeare. Anyone remember that Sky One TV show called Dream Team? It's like that, but ten times worse, because how they've shoe-horned these other players into your team, which look hilarious when they're sitting in the changing room next to the likes of Sanchez and Ozil. Nothing about this feels natural or earned.

The in-game player rating is so bad too. Sometimes a shot on target will raise your rating by 0.5, and then other times it'll lower it by 1.5. A header from a corner will also lower your score if it isn't a goal, so I just never go up for headers anymore. It's made even worse by how eton mess your team ai is. None of them make any runs or know how to stay onside. Heck, even the opponents are dumb as gooseberry fool too. Sometimes they're incredibly calm at the back, passing it around like they're gooseberry fool Andrea Pirlo and then other times, given the slightest bit of pressure and they'll hoof it for a throw in.

I haven't really liked FIFA in like a decade, but this could very well be one of the worst player football games in some time. The whole thing is just sooo slooooow. gooseberry fool FIFA.



Oh, and I guess I also played the Arms Test Punch too. It was fun, I enjoyed it. Especially when I switched to using the pro controller. All I hear is how bad a regular controller is in this game, but I find it so much better. I love using the more nimble characters and dashing around behind an opponent, then waiting for them to attack, so I can just throw them away. Because that's all this game is, really; find an opening, use a throw, rinse and repeat.
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What makes it even worse is the people praising the Journey like its the most well written genius plot in history, and like its a huge, innovative game mode. It's not. It's the crappiness of Player Career Mode with added crappy cutscenes and the same godawful gameplay. You can't even name your own player, nor continue for any longer that one season (why would you want to though?) which makes even Player Career Mode seem good in comparison.
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Post by Ape » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:51 am

ARMS Test Punch. I feel I'm warming to the game a bit, it's basically boxing on steroids with a bit of customisation to it. Something I've found is that you can't just throw punches around randomly in normal fights, it's a case of finding that perfect opportunity to strike. For that reason, I feel the heavyweight fighters aren't going to be any good in standard fights (maybe in some other mode though). The new modes they added this week show how any boss battles in this game might pan out, the target game was an interesting and I think I only played basketball mode once when experiementing with other characters and went up against a Ninjara who just spammed dodge and grab over and over again and I kept falling for it.

Overall I'm thinking it's a game I would buy... but not at full price. The problem is that with new content constantly coming and it being a Nintendo game I'm not sure if it would ever go down in price...

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Re: Currently playing

Post by Nofes » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:41 pm

Garf wrote:
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My knowledge of what the hell happened after the 75% mark is spotty as hell
Kat was called Alua or something and was Queen of the settlement atop the pillar, Eto. For Some Reason time is faster the further up the pillar you go. She was welcoming to people fleeing the black hole that was moving its way up, but nobles didn't like that eton mess and attempted a coup, that ended up with her and Syd thrown off the building and landing in Hekesville. Cue GR1. Like 50 years before GR1 was the Boutoume incident too, where the schoolbus landed in the remains of the town that had emigrated up the pillar towards Eto. Also some Raven eton mess happened around this time, like she and Kat were split from the same being? I think? After GR1, the Ark they used to get up from Boutoume is due to be opened, then the Raven DLC happens, which is resolved by deleting the fact that that happened from existence by removing past Raven from existence. I think.

Then the prelude to GR2 happens, with Brahman's science experiments causing Kat, Syd and Raven to fall through Some eton mess to the flying boat town that moves to Jirga Para Lhao. Cue GR2 and Kat murdering like 1000 soldiers. Kali becomes a freaky ass boss. Kat heads back up to Eto after the black hole starts to reach Hekesville and becomes Queen again before slapping some little eton mess and jumping in a black hole to kill lucifer

raven steals the sewer house and kat probably survived
I really need to replay the second half again, I'm sure I wasn't paying full attention at parts
I think you're justified in just thinking, "hey, this plot is really poorly paced and kind of weird."

I just like to gravity shift and slide around everywhere. I wasted so much time in both GR and GR2 sliding around doing nothing of worth and defecting whenever I saw things to collect. I might consider platinuming GR2 like I did the first, but I'm not sure I have the time to do that any more.
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Re: Currently playing

Post by Garf » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:04 pm

Nofes wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:41 pm
Garf wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:34 pm
My knowledge of what the hell happened after the 75% mark is spotty as hell
Kat was called Alua or something and was Queen of the settlement atop the pillar, Eto. For Some Reason time is faster the further up the pillar you go. She was welcoming to people fleeing the black hole that was moving its way up, but nobles didn't like that eton mess and attempted a coup, that ended up with her and Syd thrown off the building and landing in Hekesville. Cue GR1. Like 50 years before GR1 was the Boutoume incident too, where the schoolbus landed in the remains of the town that had emigrated up the pillar towards Eto. Also some Raven eton mess happened around this time, like she and Kat were split from the same being? I think? After GR1, the Ark they used to get up from Boutoume is due to be opened, then the Raven DLC happens, which is resolved by deleting the fact that that happened from existence by removing past Raven from existence. I think.

Then the prelude to GR2 happens, with Brahman's science experiments causing Kat, Syd and Raven to fall through Some eton mess to the flying boat town that moves to Jirga Para Lhao. Cue GR2 and Kat murdering like 1000 soldiers. Kali becomes a freaky ass boss. Kat heads back up to Eto after the black hole starts to reach Hekesville and becomes Queen again before slapping some little eton mess and jumping in a black hole to kill lucifer

raven steals the sewer house and kat probably survived
I really need to replay the second half again, I'm sure I wasn't paying full attention at parts
I think you're justified in just thinking, "hey, this plot is really poorly paced and kind of weird."

I just like to gravity shift and slide around everywhere. I wasted so much time in both GR and GR2 sliding around doing nothing of worth and defecting whenever I saw things to collect. I might consider platinuming GR2 like I did the first, but I'm not sure I have the time to do that any more.
The challenges feel better this time around, so at least grinding golds on them isn't as bad as it was in GR1

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Post by imbusydoctorwho » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:54 pm

Been playing Injustice 2 and Tekken 7 for most of the weekend and both are absolutely cracking fighters/
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Post by Robbo-92 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:04 am

Loving playing through Metroid Prime, I know it's not that old but it must have been a bit of a masterpiece when it first came out in 2002 (I think it was 02 anyway). The graphics still look really good, as do the effects from the various beams and such. Not sure how long it is but I'm currently sat on 33% completion with 8 hours on the clock, probably going really slowly but it's just good fun to explore.

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Post by Ape » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:54 am

Just a tip. the Prime games only really flow together as a trilogy if you beat them with 100% items. Luckily, there are exactly 100 items to pick up in the game so every time you pick up one (either a new powerup or a missile expansion or energy tank and any other upgrade) you gain 1% to your item completion rate.

What was the last major power-up you picked up and which is the latest area you've found? Not quite sure how far you are based on what you've said.

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Re: Currently playing

Post by danbish » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:55 am

Was playing through Yakuza 0, I say was as I've become too bored with it and I've decided to call it a day. Ended in Chapter 4 (I think there's 19?) but I just can't go with it anymore - I'm finding it so slow with really long in-game cutscenes that I've started skipping through boredom because they feel like they go on forever.

What I will say though is that it looks gorgeous, the game world is so vibrant and full of life and those high res cutscenes that often contain those brutal fight scenes are just incredible. But through all of that I just find it repetitive - go here, go there, fetch quest, fight these goons every few steps (reminds me of the annoyance that is random battles every twelve steps in Pokémon). I really want to like it but its just killing my interest.

In my defence, this is my first Yakuza game so I don't know what they're like or what to expect - are they all like this or is it just this one?

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Re: Currently playing

Post by JenovaPX » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:27 am

If you want a break from the repetitive main quest missions there are no end to the side missions and mini-games which are arguably the most enjoyable parts to Yakuza games. There are arcades where you can play games, karaoke, telephone clubs, real estate management, night club management, softcore porn available in game, you get to meet legally distinct Michael Jackson and Stephen Spielberg and really that's just a few of the things you can do. Also the game actively gives you ways to avoid battle as you go on and even then, it's not too hard to just not get into fights, but even then you've got so many styles with so many moves and you get so strong that any random fights should be over before they end before too long.

As for cutscenes, yeah, they're all like that. It's a pretty plotcentric series but in most of the games it's absolutely the side missions that are the stand out elements most of the time.
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Post by Robbo-92 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:15 pm

Ape wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:54 am
Just a tip. the Prime games only really flow together as a trilogy if you beat them with 100% items. Luckily, there are exactly 100 items to pick up in the game so every time you pick up one (either a new powerup or a missile expansion or energy tank and any other upgrade) you gain 1% to your item completion rate.

What was the last major power-up you picked up and which is the latest area you've found? Not quite sure how far you are based on what you've said.
Gravity suit, not going to go for 100%, will just watch the 100% cutscenes on YouTube (as doesn't it just unlock the true ending?). Don't seem to have picked up many of the 12 Chozo Artifacts yet though, only got 2/12. Currently got 8 energy tanks and up to 65 missiles.

Edit, 70 missiles now.

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Re: Currently playing

Post by danbish » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:54 pm

JenovaPX wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:27 am
If you want a break from the repetitive main quest missions there are no end to the side missions and mini-games which are arguably the most enjoyable parts to Yakuza games. There are arcades where you can play games, karaoke, telephone clubs, real estate management, night club management, softcore porn available in game, you get to meet legally distinct Michael Jackson and Stephen Spielberg and really that's just a few of the things you can do. Also the game actively gives you ways to avoid battle as you go on and even then, it's not too hard to just not get into fights, but even then you've got so many styles with so many moves and you get so strong that any random fights should be over before they end before too long.

As for cutscenes, yeah, they're all like that. It's a pretty plotcentric series but in most of the games it's absolutely the side missions that are the stand out elements most of the time.
Might give it a rest for a couple of days and go back to it and try again. Thanks.

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Re: Currently playing

Post by Shio hime » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:58 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:15 pm
Ape wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:54 am
Just a tip. the Prime games only really flow together as a trilogy if you beat them with 100% items. Luckily, there are exactly 100 items to pick up in the game so every time you pick up one (either a new powerup or a missile expansion or energy tank and any other upgrade) you gain 1% to your item completion rate.

What was the last major power-up you picked up and which is the latest area you've found? Not quite sure how far you are based on what you've said.
Gravity suit, not going to go for 100%, will just watch the 100% cutscenes on YouTube (as doesn't it just unlock the true ending?). Don't seem to have picked up many of the 12 Chozo Artifacts yet though, only got 2/12. Currently got 8 energy tanks and up to 65 missiles.

Edit, 70 missiles now.
If it's like the side scrollers (which it might be, I don't remember for the prime endings) then you have to have 100% completion in under a certain amount of time.
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Post by Robbo-92 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:29 pm

Definitely not going for 100% then, if it's anything like the sidescrollers the completion time need is quite low.

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Post by Ape » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:05 pm

Nope, time is irrelevant in the Prime games, the endings just require a certain amount of item completion. The first one is unlocked at 75% and the second one at 100%.

Sounds like you're done with the Phendrana Drifts area then, there's a certain route you can take in the Overworld now that will lead you to the last main area of the game so you're about 2/3rds of the way through. This route is one of the coolest things in the game.

Once you beat the main boss of the next area then that's pretty much the point where you would go round picking up all the Chozo artifacts and/or all the extra pickups before making your way to the Artifact Temple.

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Re: Currently playing

Post by Robbo-92 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:56 pm

Well I seem to be stuck at getting into the Phazon mines, you need power bombs but after googling that seems to be an upgrade you get in the Phazon mines? Just out of interest, does the hint system stay throughout Echoes and Corruption? Where by if you've not made any progress it points you in the right direction, can't recall it in Echoes but it's been years since I played it.

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Re: Currently playing

Post by Ape » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:04 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:56 pm
Well I seem to be stuck at getting into the Phazon mines, you need power bombs but after googling that seems to be an upgrade you get in the Phazon mines? Just out of interest, does the hint system stay throughout Echoes and Corruption? Where by if you've not made any progress it points you in the right direction, can't recall it in Echoes but it's been years since I played it.
Yeah, the hint system does remain.

But you can get behind the Power Bomb part by taking an entirely different route from where you're going.

Go back to your ship in Tallon Overworld and head towards the lake with the Space Pirate Frigate in it. Now that you have the Gravity Suit you can go inside it and from there that's how you get to Phazon Mines.

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Post by Robbo-92 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:24 pm

Ape wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:04 pm
Robbo-92 wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:56 pm
Well I seem to be stuck at getting into the Phazon mines, you need power bombs but after googling that seems to be an upgrade you get in the Phazon mines? Just out of interest, does the hint system stay throughout Echoes and Corruption? Where by if you've not made any progress it points you in the right direction, can't recall it in Echoes but it's been years since I played it.
Yeah, the hint system does remain.

But you can get behind the Power Bomb part by taking an entirely different route from where you're going.

Go back to your ship in Tallon Overworld and head towards the lake with the Space Pirate Frigate in it. Now that you have the Gravity Suit you can go inside it and from there that's how you get to Phazon Mines.
Cheers, I'd forgotten about the water logged frigate.

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Re: Currently playing

Post by Vtheyoshi » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:22 am

Ape wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:54 am
Just a tip. the Prime games only really flow together as a trilogy if you beat them with 100% items. Luckily, there are exactly 100 items to pick up in the game so every time you pick up one (either a new powerup or a missile expansion or energy tank and any other upgrade) you gain 1% to your item completion rate.

What was the last major power-up you picked up and which is the latest area you've found? Not quite sure how far you are based on what you've said.
I'm in the closing parts of the artefact hunt at like 78% currently, I get that it unlocks endings but I see no point by now, I don't want to backtrack for power ups much more by this point
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Re: Currently playing

Post by Robbo-92 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:10 am

Just about to face the Phazon infused Elite Space Pirate, think I'm up to 4 artifacts currently.

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Re: Currently playing

Post by Cruizer » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:01 pm

After playing and enjoying "Little Nightmares" - I've downloaded "Inside" - getting a bit of an appetite for short, dream-like atmospheric games.



Really enjoyed what I've played so far. Definitely my kind of game.
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Post by Ape » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:29 pm

Still playing through Fast RMX. Completed the Supersonic difficulty and done two cups on Hypersonic. May try Hero mode and see how I get on in that.

May get something else going soon but not sure what yet.

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Re: Currently playing

Post by Robbo-92 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:40 am

For as much as I'm loving playing through Metroid Prime for the first time (just beaten the Omega Pirate and got the Phazon suit) there are a couple of things I'm not overly keen on.

- The endless different waves of Space Pirates that are only susceptible to one of your beams in the Phazon mines, more an annoyance than anything.
- The semi regular appearance of ghost Chozo warriors in the Chozo Ruins, I don't find them enjoyable to fight at all and when in a small room having to face 3 of them is a bit of a pain, it's much easier to just run by them.

Not really sure what else there is to do now besides the artifact hunt, is there any in the Phazon mines? I certainly wouldn't mind not having to visit the mines again.

Edit, just been to the Chozo ruins, looks like there's two in the mines :(

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Post by imbusydoctorwho » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:20 pm

Getting through more of Injustice 2, I'm nearing the halfway point of the story mode and it's a brilliant dark tale. Also going through various multi-verses to get some more loot boxes for my characters, I've already reached level 20 with Harley going to boost some more characters soon.
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Re: Currently playing

Post by barrybarryk » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:23 pm

I've been playing through the Front Mission games for the first time, so far I'm only about half way through the second (with a fan translation) but so far I'm loving the series. A bit drawn out, but the tactical combat is superb.

I have 3,4 and the fan translated 5 to get through after but I should be finished with 2 by the time e3 is over.

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Re: Currently playing

Post by Ape » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:00 pm

You're pretty much on the home stretch now Robbo. Just the artifacts and any items to collect before the endgame. The Phazon suit is required to get one of the artifacts (in normal gameplay) so that's how Phazon Mines' boss effectively becomes required.

Regarding the Chozo Ghosts, if you use the X-Ray visor then you can keep track of them constantly and they go down much quicker that way. I might as well warn you though that the second game has it's own equivalent to the Chozo Ghosts and they are just as annoying.

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