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Re: What are you playing?

by pook99 Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:26 am

BoneSnapDeez wrote:On consoles (in order of release date, it's a mess:)

Valis I Fami
Valis II Turbo
Valis III Turbo
Valis III Gen
Valis IV PCE
Valis I Gen
Valis I PCE
Syd of Valis Gen
Valis IV SNES

Parts I and II also have bunches of obscure computer variants, there's a PCE game that's literally just a compilation of all the cutscenes.... and there are some dreadful 21st century porn releases.

also, this:
http://www.illusionware.it/pc/valis%20complete.htm


Thanks for the list, the pc compilation is interesting and I would like to try and get a copy one way or another.

Have you heard of Valis X? Apparently it is a visual novel based on the world of Valis, it is in Japanese so its not something we could play but I thought it was an odd entry to the series.
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Re: What are you playing?

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:50 am

Valis X is the dreadful porn I mentioned. Avoid at all costs.

That PC compilation is super-rare. It was released by Project EGG, who specializes in PC compilations, but only releases them in one limited run. They've released a Bothtec (Quest) compilation and a Dragon Slayer compilation as well (among others). I actually managed to track down the latter, though it took some time.
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Re: What are you playing?

by NotLuke Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:01 pm

I just finished Disney's G-Force, and that game is fantastic. It's dirt cheap, so you have little to lose if you decide to add it to your 360 or ps3 library. You play as a guinea pig with a jet pack, laser whip, and an assortment of ranged weapons in a 3rd person shooter platformer puzzler. If that doesn't sell you, there are levels where you play in a hi-tech gerbil ball equipped with blasters. If that doesn't sell you, it is part splinter cell, part guinea pig with a jet pack fighting possessed household appliances.
It's a lot of fun. Sam Rockwell voices the lead.

My only gripe would be that this would make a better 4-6 hour game than a 6-8 hour game. Sometimes the music and level design feel a bit redundant, as they are.

I'm also replaying MGSV, not because I beat it, I needed to restart to remember how to play.

Beat Turtles in Time after I purchased it a few weeks ago. Man. That game isn't the challenge I remember. Team Hyperstone Heist.

Will continue to play Transformers War For Cybertron. It's been okay, but okaying as Soundwave is a treat.
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Re: What are you playing?

by pook99 Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:53 pm

@bonesnap: I will definitely avoid valis x, I may try and pirate the pc version since it seems like something worth exploring and is probably impossible to find

@notluke: I own g-force on the wii, haven't played it yet but it sounds like something I would enjoy, gen 7 disney games can be pretty fun and noone ever talks about them, I played chicken little ace in action a while back and it was a lot better than I thought it would be.

Also, when was the last time you played hyperstone heist? That game is just as easy, if not easier than turtles in time, if for no other reason than it is shorter and they both have the same ludicrously easy final boss. Both games are fantastic but definitely are not known for their challenge.
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Re: What are you playing?

by NotLuke Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:34 am

I played Heist and In Time in the same weekend, on hard difficulty to receive the best endings.Maybe I feel a bit more unfamiliar with Heist, and that's why I give it the edge in difficulty, and while not difficult, I struggle with it more than I do In Time.

Speaking of turtles, everyone check out this article by the wonderful Chris Even Hayner. It's about TMNT action figures written by the guy who wrote and filmed the Out Of Their Shells Documentary.
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Re: What are you playing?

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:51 am

New Super Mario Bros. (DS), getting close to the end.

This game -- along with the sequels -- is odd in a very specific way. I recognize it as a "good Mario game" and it mechanically performs just fine and I "have fun" playing it. But once the game wraps up I remember nothing about it. The graphics are "good" but super clean and generic. The music is pleasant enough, but lacks the iconic tracks seen in the older games. It's really easy and I kind of just mindlessly float through it. It's the type of game you play with the TV on in the background.
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Re: What are you playing?

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:26 am

I just started up Landstalker, which is OK so far. I’m also playing a few arcade games, specifically Burger Time and Kung Fu Master. I’m getting better at each, but I’m still nowhere near good enough to beat them.
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Re: What are you playing?

by o.pwuaioc Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:32 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:I just started up Landstalker, which is OK so far. I’m also playing a few arcade games, specifically Burger Time and Kung Fu Master. I’m getting better at each, but I’m still nowhere near good enough to beat them.

How do you beat Burger Time? It just loops. Fun game though. Are you playing on Mame?

Landstalker I couldn't get into, and partly it's because I don't enjoy isometric platforming.
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Re: What are you playing?

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:06 pm

o.pwuaioc wrote:
prfsnl_gmr wrote:I just started up Landstalker, which is OK so far. I’m also playing a few arcade games, specifically Burger Time and Kung Fu Master. I’m getting better at each, but I’m still nowhere near good enough to beat them.

How do you beat Burger Time? It just loops. Fun game though. Are you playing on Mame?

Landstalker I couldn't get into, and partly it's because I don't enjoy isometric platforming.


That’s it. I just want to be able to loop it. That counts as “beating” the game for me. (Also, I’m playing it on my Switch. It’s a recent Arcade Archives release.)

And, yeah, the isometric platforming is ROUGH in Landstalker. That aside, though, I just haven’t found the rest of the gameplay that compelling.
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Re: What are you playing?

by pook99 Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:29 am

@notluke: yeah, familiarity always makes a huge difference, I replay both of them annually so I am very familiar with both.

@Bone: your critique of NSMB is pretty standard, the general consensus among those games is that they are fun, well made games, but are not as memorable as other games in the series, I do really enjoy the series but I think I have to agree with that as I can't really remember any specific stages. I disagree about the music though, I think the happy theme that plays in the first world that goombas and Koopas stop to dance to is amazing and, IMO, the most memorable mario track out there.

@prfnsl_gamer: I played landstalker once, it was weird because I played it for 3-4 hours straight and found myself enjoying it but I never turned it on again and have little desire to go back and finish it. I couldn't tell you why, just a general blah feeling about it.
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