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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: Today at 03:09:57 AM »
Picked up Yakuza Kiwami last week (the remake of Yakuza 1 from the PS2), figured I'd at least try to catch up a bit in the series now that 6 has come out.  The improvements they added from 0 help a lot in keeping it interesting, with all of the fighting styles intact, and some of the better mini-games.  The story is much simpler and shorter, but the pricetag was correspondingly lower (base is $30, but it's on sale for $18 on PSN right now).

Speaking of PSN sales, there's some decent stuff on sale this week.  Monster Hunter World for $45 and Tales of Berseria for $20 peaked my interest.  Nice of them to put a sale on considering this week has been all about God of War, which has never really interested me.

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:31:11 PM »
Looks like the Golden Shadaloo Soldier quest comes back on April 12th with a payout of 18K after entry fees if you're concerned about fight money, but yeah, I too, wish that SFV had unique character intros and such.

Even if there were 10 GSSs every week (there hasn't been one for over 2 months) that wouldn't be enough to pay for what's available.  The one this week also seemed to be invincible during various regular moves and his forward dash (he dashed forward through fireballs, my crouching MK passed through him while he whiffed a crouching MP, etc.), and can combo overhead dive kick into multiple dash punches into uppercut (over 40% health).  It's basically betting against the house. 

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: April 06, 2018, 12:20:48 PM »
Yeah, I saw, although the changes to fight money and the lack of new ways to earn it have made me somewhat salty.  Saying "everything can be earned in-game" is pointless if no one will ever earn enough to buy half of what they put out.  0.9% of players have earned 1 million fight money, and 1.4 million is needed to unlock the 14 characters they've put out so far (plus another million+ for stages, million+ for costumes, etc.).  Halving all fight money earnings through missions and completely removing all fight money earned through trials, survival and story mode was a giant smack to the face saying "yeah, we lied, buy everything with real money or get out."  I've mostly gone back to playing CvS2, since that game is much deeper, has more characters, and has a lot of little touches like special intros that show some characterization.

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:53:00 PM »
Haven't been playing anything new lately.  Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen was on sale on PS4, a game I already platinumed on PS3, but felt like playing it again so I've been going through that with a different playstyle.  The classes and combat in that game are just plain fun.  First time I was all martial/strength switching between Fighter/Warrior/Magick Knight/Assassin, this time I've been mostly spellcasting, summoning giant tornados to throw enemies around, dropping meteors left and right, and now just switched to Magick Archer after having used mostly Sorcerer to boost magic so my DPS is ridiculous.  Been one-shotting 2-3 boss enemies with one casting of Ricochet Hunter, which is like the old pre-1.10 D2 Pierce+Guided Arrow on crack.  I really, really want Capcom to give this series another go, and it's been 5+ years.  Dragon's Dogma Online is still Japan-only and will never get localized, and the PC port for DD:DA sold really well for them.  The director did say he has a new game to announce this year, but most people are expected a return to Devil May Cry since he directed 2-4.

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: March 08, 2018, 03:29:13 PM »
Finished Planescape: Torment.  Pretty trippy, I can see where the ideas for Kreia from KOTOR2 came from, and how most of the descriptions of D&D planar locations this game shows haven't changed at all in 20 years (though the next 2 books for 5E will be focused on the Planes).

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PCs / Re: Need New Desk Chair for PC Gaming - Recommendations Please
« on: March 05, 2018, 10:56:43 AM »
I bought this Clutch chair 2 months ago and it's been almost too good, as I rarely want to get up.  It leans back pretty well so I can kick my feet up if I want.

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: March 01, 2018, 08:12:24 PM »
I've watched a couple streamers play it.  I beat it like 10 times as a kid and seeing that the remake has basically 0 new content (and that it's $40) made it an easy pass for me.  It does at least have some decent new cutscenes between the characters whenever sleeping at an inn.

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General Discussion / Re: Do you drive with one foot or two?
« on: February 28, 2018, 12:40:11 PM »
Always one foot for me.  I don't need to lift my Size 16 foot to hit the brakes, I can just pivot it one way or the other to hit either pedal (with my heel on the floor). 

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: February 22, 2018, 02:24:27 AM »
If anyone has any good tips about Planescape: Torment I'd welcome them, as I'm not sure I'll have a lot of fun playing it, but I need it for inspiration for the D&D planar campaign I'm writing.

Int and Wis are key stats for getting the best possible ending as well as accessing a lot of quests.

Although there is combat it is a less combat focused game than the BG series. Early on combat is quite tough until you've recruited additional characters. I advise acquiring Dakon asap.

Dakon has been acquired.  I like that beyond the "tutorial" combat at the beginning the game in the opening is mostly talking, and you get quite a lot of XP by talking.  Rewarding the player for exploring its characters and lore is something more games should do.

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Music / Re: Podcasts?
« on: February 21, 2018, 04:13:26 PM »
I mostly listen to gaming podcasts:

Easy Allies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knsm9kUlJBc&list=PLwa6fmqvU-4EfI6ru6D1HytGbMdooHPO9  The former Gametrailers.com crew now independent.  They actually have multiple podcasts, though this is their main one that covers gaming news.  "Frame Trap" covers in-depth into the games they are playing (very long freeform discussions), Friend Code covers Nintendo and their games, and Reaction Shots covers movies/TV.
Retronauts - https://retronauts.com  They've been going for over 10 years, first as part of 1up.com, now independent.  They mostly cover older games or companies that are forgotten now.
Co-optional Podcast - On TotalBiscuit's Youtube channel.  The quality has dipped over the years but it's fun to watch Dodger and Jesse derail the show so much just to piss TB off.  They have some interesting guests on sometimes and cover the week's gaming releases at the end.
Axe of the Blood God - https://www.usgamer.net/archive?tag=axe-of-the-blood-god  Usgamer's RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford (yes, a gaming podcast hosted by 2 ladies)
Transporter Room 3 - IGN's Star Trek podcast.  I haven't listened to it much lately due to them trying very hard to like Star Trek Discovery, but they do know quite a bit about the series and can make you laugh at some of the worst ST episodes.

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: February 20, 2018, 12:40:25 AM »
Picked up Darkest Dungeon and Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition over the weekend.  Darkest Dungeons seems like it'll be fun for one go but the RNG is pretty heavy and requires much more of a grind than other Rogue-lites I've played.

If anyone has any good tips about Planescape: Torment I'd welcome them, as I'm not sure I'll have a lot of fun playing it, but I need it for inspiration for the D&D planar campaign I'm writing.

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Movies & TV / Re: Last Jedi thoughts with spoilers
« on: February 14, 2018, 06:32:11 PM »
The How It Should Have Ended for The Last Jedi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCB8DUGpYQQ

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:45:21 PM »
I platinumed I Am Setsuna, mostly because of the interesting mechanics.  I wouldn't consider it above average in story, graphics, design or music (although a few songs were great), but it wasn't terrible either.  I would expect a 5-7 out of 10 game.
My brother loves that game. I haven't messed with it much, but I feel it has a nice SNES-vibe. Music definitely appears to be hit or miss. BTW, do you play SFV? I seem to remember you throwing down on SFIV.

I do play it occasionally.  The online is wonky sometimes with bad connections all over the place, so I quickly get tired of playing when I do go online even if I only accept 5 bars.  I log in weekly to do the fight money missions so I won't have to pay for characters, although very few people do it this way.  I've unlocked everyone except Alex, Ibuki, Ed and Sakura through all the single player stuff, though that's almost impossible for new players now since all the fight money bonuses for trials, survival and story are gone.  Cammy is my main.  I'm only in low-end Silver league, but I've only played like 180 matches or so.  I'm looking forward to some of the season 3 characters, as I think they did they great job with Kolin, Menat, Abigail, Zeku, etc..  Watching Infiltration win EVO Japan using mostly just his waifu Menat was pretty cool (her and Juri of all characters).

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:27:40 PM »
Looking at getting Lost Sphear this weekend, though it was only released yesterday and the reviews aren't stellar. Did anyone here play I Am Setsuna, which was the (sort of) prequel to Lost Sphear?

I platinumed I Am Setsuna, mostly because of the interesting mechanics.  I wouldn't consider it above average in story, graphics, design or music (although a few songs were great), but it wasn't terrible either.  I would expect a 5-7 out of 10 game.

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: January 20, 2018, 03:10:29 AM »
Mostly just been doing NG+ and NG++ with Persona 5, killing time until Monster Hunter World, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, and Lost Sphear come out later this month (not sure if I'll buy any of those right away but I'm interested).

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