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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Wed May 11, 2016 11:33 am

Sarge wrote:I seem to be having the opposite reaction. Wondering when the other shoe will drop and I become an absolute scrub.

It never will, Sarge; you have transcended humanity and attained godhood.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Exhuminator Wed May 11, 2016 11:38 am

Sarge wrote:Wondering when the other shoe will drop and I become an absolute scrub.

When you stop playing hard platformers and start playing hard first person shooters. :P
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Sarge Wed May 11, 2016 11:39 am

ElkinFencer10 wrote:
Sarge wrote:I seem to be having the opposite reaction. Wondering when the other shoe will drop and I become an absolute scrub.

It never will, Sarge; you have transcended humanity and attained godhood.

Ha, more like I've got a few areas where I'm really good (or dedicated), and a whole lot where I suck. I'd still get owned in FPS, RTS, and probably a lot of sports games. I know Exhuminator would destroy me at any FPS, he's good!

EDIT: Ha, ninja'd! Yes, Exhuminator, you are the FPS god around here. :)

(I am playing a bit of Jedi Knight right now, by the way.)
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by ElkinFencer10 Wed May 11, 2016 8:01 pm

1. Shadow Warrior - Playstation 4 - January 1
2. The Order: 1886 - Playstation 4 - January 2
3. Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop - Wii - January 3
4. NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits - WiiWare - January 4
5. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd - Vita - January 5
6. Shadow the Hedgehog - Gamecube - January 9
7. Fairy Bloom Freeia - Steam - January 10
8. Petit Novel Series: Harvest December - 3DS - January 13
9. Gas Guzzlers Extreme - Steam - January 14
10. Muramasa: The Demon Blade - Wii - January 16
11. Project Zero 2: Wii Edition - Wii - January 19
12. Killzone: Liberation - PSP - January 20
13. Sin & Punishment: Star Successor - Wii - January 20
14. Kirby's Epic Yarn - Wii - January 24
15. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love - Wii - January 25
16. Corpse Party - PSP - January 25
17. Freedom Planet - Wii U - January 25
18. Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space - Vita - January 25
19. Silent Hill: Homecoming - Xbox 360 - January 26
20. Life is Strange - Playstation 4 - January 28
21. Corpse Party: Book of Shadows - PSP - February 2
22. Megadimension Neptunia VII - Playstation 4 - February 12
23. Dr. Discord's Conquest - NES - February 13
24. Corpse Party: Blood Drive - Vita - February 17
25. If My Heart Had Wings - Steam - February 18
26. Missing: An Interactive Thriller - Steam - February 18
27. Her Story - Steam - February 18
28. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright - 3DS - February 26
29. Saints Row 2 - Steam - March 1
30. Saturday Morning RPG - Playstation 4 - March 3
31. Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest - 3DS - March 6
32. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Wii U - March 8
33. Pokken Tournament - Wii U - March 20
34. Moe Chronicle - Vita - March 22
35. Tom Clancey's The Division - Playstation 4 - March 23
36. Yoshi's New Island - 3DS - March 28
37. Alien Rage - Steam - April 1
38. Alien Breed: Impact - Steam - April 2
39. Alien Breed 2: Assault - Steam - April 3
40. Alien Breed 3: Descent - Steam - April 3
41. Bravely Second: Ballad of the Three Cavaliers - 3DS - April 6
42. Quantum Break - Xbox One - April 7
43. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric - Wii U - April 8
44. Akai Katana - Xbox 360 - April 9
45. Otomedius Excellent - Xbox 360 - April 9
46. Chasing Dead - Wii U - April 10
47. Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation - 3DS - April 14
48. Ratchet and Clank - Playstation 4 - April 20
49. Starfox Zero - Wii U - April 23
50. Aero Fighters 2 - NeoGeo - May 8
51. Bravely Second: End Layer - 3DS - May 11

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Sooo Bravely Second. I was a HUGE fan of the original Bravely Default, and while my feelings are mixed on Bravely Second, let me preface with this - this is a DAMN good JRPG. Bravely Default/Second is basically what Final Fantasy used to be back when it was good. You know, before it turned into Dude Bros Drive Cross-Country Simulator 2016. That, however, is neither here nor there.

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Dude, where's my car?

Bravely Second takes just about everything that was good about Bravely Default and makes it better. Most of the job classes that you learned to love in the first game return as well as a few additional ones. Some, like the Yokai class, are super cool. Some, like the Patissier class, are....interesting. Personally, I think it's a fucking stupid job, but that's just this Saltine's opinion.

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It's like a fucking fashion show.

My overall complaint about the game is extremely subjective and extremely general; it just overall wasn't as interesting to me as the original game. When I first played Bravely Default, I couldn't put the game down. With Bravely Second, however, while it really didn't do anything wrong, I had to put it down for a couple weeks because I just got....bored. Like, I don't know why. It just didn't hold my interest like the first game did. I don't know why. Maybe it didn't add enough to the formula. It's by no means a bad game. On the contrary, it's one of the best JRPGs that Square-Enix has put out in the past few years. I just got tired of it.

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I'm not going to go into too much depth here since I went through the system itself when I reviewed the "Ballad of the Three Cavaliers" demo a month or so ago. If you want to read more about my views on that, go back a page or two or twenty or whatever and read that.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by MrPopo Wed May 11, 2016 8:24 pm

I was shocked at how useful the Patissier was, actually. In concept, yeah, it's stupid, but mechanically it's quite good.

I suspect the reason it didn't grab you as much is that there wasn't much discovery if you played the first one. Since there's only a handful of new areas it basically comes down to the story beats.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by PartridgeSenpai Wed May 11, 2016 9:06 pm

I don't really understand why people use "fashion show" as a complaint for games like Bravely Default or Final Fantasy X-2. If I can change how my character looks in a game, whether it's through what job they are, what armor they're wearing, what form they're in, that adds a real layer of immersion for me. In real life I don't wear EXACTLY the same outfit all the time, and I hate it when newer games don't change anything about your character when you change equipment (I can understand not animating every item of clothing onto every character, but weapons changing is pretty reasonable for RPG's nowoadays, I think).
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Xeogred Wed May 11, 2016 9:40 pm

Yeah, the clothes changing was far from being one of X-2's main problems. :wink:
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by emwearz Wed May 11, 2016 9:47 pm

So I just finished God of War 2 and the ending is one of the worst cock teases in video game endings ever, way worse than Halo 2. I have God of War 3 ready to go, but it's not the end, what a shit!
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by Xeogred Wed May 11, 2016 9:48 pm

It's not like Kratos or that franchise' story can offer anything interesting or good anyways. :P

I thought 3 was pretty crappy compared to the first two. Prepare for far more "cinematic" sections and QTE's.
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Re: Games Beaten 2016

by emwearz Wed May 11, 2016 9:52 pm

Xeogred wrote:It's not like Kratos or that franchise' story can offer anything interesting or good anyways. :P

I thought 3 was pretty crappy compared to the first two. Prepare for far more "cinematic" sections and QTE's.


During the final fight, I got to the last part of the game, where, what I thought a cutscene started playing. I was not paying attention and I died. I had to redo the entire fight (which took like 10 minutes) all over again. That kind of stuff is pretty annoying.

I will be taking a break before I get into GoW3, tired on the formula for now.
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