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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:21:27 am 
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Been playing Injustice 2 and I'm quickly reminded that while I've always loved fighting games I *SQUEE* suck at them. Like holy. Also Injustice 2 isn't really a great game. The story mode is fantastic but otherwise it's pretty bad. Absolutely riddled with micro transactions. While not pay to win it's still pretty bad, as gear is completely random and endless pretty much so if you want a specific set like Wonder Womans movie look, good luck either get good when the Multiverse fight comes around to unlock or pray to RGNjesus to give it to you.

I'm the same, I've loved fighters since I first put my hands on a Sega controller, but I'm really not all that great at them. In fairness, I've developed some fairly mean Tekken skills through hours and hours of play over the years, but any other game I'm totally pants at. I just don't have the reactions for most of the others, and I literally can't seem to move my thumbs fast enough, or with enough dexterity, to do a lot of the special moves in other games, which is a shame when I'd probably otherwise enjoy them.


I don't lose sleep over it though. I just put Tekken back in the console :thumb:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:26:54 pm 
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Shadowman99 wrote:
dornwolf wrote:
Been playing Injustice 2 and I'm quickly reminded that while I've always loved fighting games I *SQUEE* suck at them. Like holy. Also Injustice 2 isn't really a great game. The story mode is fantastic but otherwise it's pretty bad. Absolutely riddled with micro transactions. While not pay to win it's still pretty bad, as gear is completely random and endless pretty much so if you want a specific set like Wonder Womans movie look, good luck either get good when the Multiverse fight comes around to unlock or pray to RGNjesus to give it to you.

I'm the same, I've loved fighters since I first put my hands on a Sega controller, but I'm really not all that great at them. In fairness, I've developed some fairly mean Tekken skills through hours and hours of play over the years, but any other game I'm totally pants at. I just don't have the reactions for most of the others, and I literally can't seem to move my thumbs fast enough, or with enough dexterity, to do a lot of the special moves in other games, which is a shame when I'd probably otherwise enjoy them.


I don't lose sleep over it though. I just put Tekken back in the console :thumb:


I own Mortal Kombat 1 and 2 on game gear. I have never actually beaten one or pulled off a fatality in any mortal kombat game.

Also speaking of fighting games and game gear, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was the best fighting game also had a movie version.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:01:50 am 
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dornwolf wrote:
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dornwolf wrote:
Been playing Injustice 2 and I'm quickly reminded that while I've always loved fighting games I *SQUEE* suck at them. Like holy. Also Injustice 2 isn't really a great game. The story mode is fantastic but otherwise it's pretty bad. Absolutely riddled with micro transactions. While not pay to win it's still pretty bad, as gear is completely random and endless pretty much so if you want a specific set like Wonder Womans movie look, good luck either get good when the Multiverse fight comes around to unlock or pray to RGNjesus to give it to you.

I'm the same, I've loved fighters since I first put my hands on a Sega controller, but I'm really not all that great at them. In fairness, I've developed some fairly mean Tekken skills through hours and hours of play over the years, but any other game I'm totally pants at. I just don't have the reactions for most of the others, and I literally can't seem to move my thumbs fast enough, or with enough dexterity, to do a lot of the special moves in other games, which is a shame when I'd probably otherwise enjoy them.


I don't lose sleep over it though. I just put Tekken back in the console :thumb:


I own Mortal Kombat 1 and 2 on game gear. I have never actually beaten one or pulled off a fatality in any mortal kombat game.

Also speaking of fighting games and game gear, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was the best fighting game also had a movie version.

Oh man, the difficulty level in MKII... MKI is beatable, no doubt, even by casual players, but the difficulty of MKII even on easiest setting is absolutely mental once you get to about stage 5 and six... I've never beaten it that's for sure. There's an interesting video out on youtube somewhere called 'how to manipulate the AI in MK' or something like that, and it shows you how to do just that... But when you have to spam cheap moves whilst manipulating the ai in such a way really can't make for a rewarding victory at the best of times facepalm So I wouldn't worry about not being able to beat that one if I were you, it's infamous amongst gaming circles for being basically unbeatable. Oh, and I'd recommend doing an uppercut on the 'Pit' stage when prompted to 'Finish Him!' - at least you'll have finally pulled off a fatality :p (works on Megadrive anyway, don't know about Game Gear).

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:08:04 pm 
Chapa Zero in Portuguese translated to English would be Chapa Zero.
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Done with the first Witcher. I took my time getting to this franchise, but after I read the short stories collections and the novels (read 7 books in 2 weeks or so), I was reaaaaaally curious about the games.

In terms of plot, this had one of the greatest twists I ever experienced, that with Alvin being the Grandmaster..
There are some issues with the levelling of your character and how it becomes really easy late game, but it does not take away the enjoyment. I was level 39 and the final rounds it was just slashing and burning throught bands of monsters like a hot knife on butter.
That said, the first boss is impossible to pass if you do not pick the "right" abilities, which is a game design mistake. I lost a couple hours on that damn dog, had to go the internet guide way, but its the only serious fault I see in it.

For a game released in the previous decade, it does look fantastic, reminded me a lot of Oblivion in places.

Mindblown and really pumped to try the next 2, which I hear are even better.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:21:56 am 
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I'm really curious about the Yakuza games at the moment. My brother's just picked up some 'remake' versions they've made for the PS4, and 'Yakuza 0', and when we had a tiny play on it it looked really entertaining, but I've checked out some videos on youtube and the story throughout the series looks engaging too, so I'm hoping to borrow them and the console off him someday.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:15:19 am 
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I'm really curious about the Yakuza games at the moment. My brother's just picked up some 'remake' versions they've made for the PS4, and 'Yakuza 0', and when we had a tiny play on it it looked really entertaining, but I've checked out some videos on youtube and the story throughout the series looks engaging too, so I'm hoping to borrow them and the console off him someday.


Been looking at getting these as well. They look really enjoyable. I actually did find a copy of 4 which I bought despite not playing the others, I grabbed it purely because they are hard to find.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:20:45 am 
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dornwolf wrote:
Shadowman99 wrote:
I'm really curious about the Yakuza games at the moment. My brother's just picked up some 'remake' versions they've made for the PS4, and 'Yakuza 0', and when we had a tiny play on it it looked really entertaining, but I've checked out some videos on youtube and the story throughout the series looks engaging too, so I'm hoping to borrow them and the console off him someday.


Been looking at getting these as well. They look really enjoyable. I actually did find a copy of 4 which I bought despite not playing the others, I grabbed it purely because they are hard to find.

I'll give my brother a shout to let him know to pick up a copy of 4 when he can, if they're hard to find, as I know he wants to play them all at some point. Although I'm sure he mentioned that the entire series is being remade for the PS4, so maybe he'll get that version instead.

Anyway, I think it looks like a great game because of the juxtaposition in tone: the seriousness of the main storyline can, optionally, be offset by the ridiculousness and comedy of the side quests, which gives players the option of playing the game they want to experience it, which I think is great. If you want to just play the serious story you can do that, and if you just want to spend a couple of hours during an evening titting about playing the mini games in the side missions you can do that too.

I also appreciate the restraints on random violence that the game constrains players with too, as I never liked the idea of inflicting random violence and chaos on NPCs in Grand Theft Auto (etc.), which is why I've never played those games at any length. Much more fun running around the city from specific destination to specific destination to undertake the activities at those locations without the cops trying to cap my *SQUEE*.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:16:49 pm 
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Done with the first Witcher. I took my time getting to this franchise, but after I read the short stories collections and the novels (read 7 books in 2 weeks or so), I was reaaaaaally curious about the games.

In terms of plot, this had one of the greatest twists I ever experienced, that with Alvin being the Grandmaster..
There are some issues with the levelling of your character and how it becomes really easy late game, but it does not take away the enjoyment. I was level 39 and the final rounds it was just slashing and burning throught bands of monsters like a hot knife on butter.
That said, the first boss is impossible to pass if you do not pick the "right" abilities, which is a game design mistake. I lost a couple hours on that damn dog, had to go the internet guide way, but its the only serious fault I see in it.

For a game released in the previous decade, it does look fantastic, reminded me a lot of Oblivion in places.

Mindblown and really pumped to try the next 2, which I hear are even better.


I have been tempted to try out the Witcher series at times - some friends of mine just cannot stop recommending Part 3 to me. :lol:

But I rarely spend time on games anymore, so I'm not sure if I'll get to these.

I did download the most recent DOOM on my PS4 last week, but have yet to start playing it. I played the demo ages ago when the game first came out, and bought a copy of the full game last summer... as I said, not much time for games these days, hahaha!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:45:29 am 
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Done with the first Witcher. I took my time getting to this franchise, but after I read the short stories collections and the novels (read 7 books in 2 weeks or so), I was reaaaaaally curious about the games.

In terms of plot, this had one of the greatest twists I ever experienced, that with Alvin being the Grandmaster..
There are some issues with the levelling of your character and how it becomes really easy late game, but it does not take away the enjoyment. I was level 39 and the final rounds it was just slashing and burning throught bands of monsters like a hot knife on butter.
That said, the first boss is impossible to pass if you do not pick the "right" abilities, which is a game design mistake. I lost a couple hours on that damn dog, had to go the internet guide way, but its the only serious fault I see in it.

For a game released in the previous decade, it does look fantastic, reminded me a lot of Oblivion in places.

Mindblown and really pumped to try the next 2, which I hear are even better.


I have been tempted to try out the Witcher series at times - some friends of mine just cannot stop recommending Part 3 to me. :lol:

But I rarely spend time on games anymore, so I'm not sure if I'll get to these.

I did download the most recent DOOM on my PS4 last week, but have yet to start playing it. I played the demo ages ago when the game first came out, and bought a copy of the full game last summer... as I said, not much time for games these days, hahaha!


I have been hearing for some years now that the third game is really a great game. I can't play it right now, don't own any current gen consoles and the PCs in the house are not good enough, but I'll be damned if I won't play them in the coming months. The first one... i'm already on my second playthrough, the (sometimes painfuly hard) moral decisions and different paths that lead to different endings and what not make it a must replay. And I love the soundtrack, damn some beautiful tunes in here.

That said, I don't know if the first game is for casual gamers, it has a hardcore RPG system, one that you have to be careful in your abilities choices, otherwise you can't do sh*t near the end, from what I gathered.

I actually had been out of gaming for a while, but the books really made me want to at least try the first game- and it's a great freaking experience. :thumb:

EDIT - Just an aside. Of sorts. If anyone is interested in reading the books, do it before playing the games.
This is not because its really "neat" to see the locations and peeps you read about (some characters, though, really had a make over for the gaming series), but because of absolutely spoiling spoilers for the books. I read people's comments about how the games only mention certain events in the novels (which are chronologically set before the former), but in the first couple of hours of the first game you will already know the end of the books if you talk to certain NPCs. I mean, totally spoil the books for the main character and then later, if you talk with innkeepers and the likes, you actually get a summary of the entire saga.

HUGE SPOILERS HERE:
I'm talking about the death of freaking Geralt at the hands of some unknown idiot who forked him, Yen going with him to an after world and Ciri becoming a multiverse traveller, or whatever it is that she becomes by the end.

Altough the game starts with Geralt being totally amnesiac, or near it, the NPCs who are in the books have something to say about the dude's past. A person unaware of these will likely encounter and have the novels told to him/her in a couple of lines. It sucks for non-yet-but-soon-to-be-readers. I' posting this because I really got the feeling that many gamers-only did not understand the clues and just straight up facts about the main story.

So, my unrequested advice would be- try the 2 short stories collections (amazing and in places this is what the Witcher suff really is about, imo- a supernatural-pest-control working class dude who really has to make ends meet and feels irritated at the thought of being considered a "hero" and having folk expecting him to do heroic s*it for no coin), then the novels if you liked the style of writing. I think the author has a great sense of subtle humour and the touching moments are really that, not to mention that a lot of the action is shown through dialogues and it works wonders. They are a super fast read.

Geralt is a freaking mountain of badas*ery, but above all he's a very conflicted and interesting character- i might be new to the franchise, but I do think the books should be almost mandatory for anyone interested in "modern" mature fantasy.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:21:40 pm 
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Started the Devil May Cry HD collection on my PS4 and man I knew I was bad at the first game but holy crap. I'm getting rock so bad in that game. It's amazing to go that far back in gaming history with the original Devil May Cry and see how far not only the series has come but gaming in general.


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