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Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:47 pm
by noiseredux
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Could this be the 2017 game I actually play in 2017?


don't you sometimes play new (current year) Steam indie games?

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:03 pm
by Exhuminator
BoneSnapDeez wrote:I remain amazed by you guys that buy games right and launch and roll through them in a matter of days. In the meantime I'm dusting off some of my neglected SNES carts, trying to decide which ones to play next.

Not to disparage anyone's buying habits, but I feel the same way. I've artificially imposed a cutoff point on myself... not buying any new systems for at least three years. Trying to take time and enjoy what I've already got. (To be honest I'd need ten years at least to do that.)

Glad everybody is enjoying the new Zelda though, and I mean that sincerely. Looking forward to the barrage of BotW reviews we'll be seeing here soon. It'll be interesting to contrast everyone's opinions.

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:06 pm
by ElkinFencer10
I'm a technophile, so I love being up on the latest tech.

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:09 pm
by MrPopo
This is basically the life I saw for myself as a kid, so I'm living the dream. Only way it could be better is if I were already retired.

I might be able to put out a BotW review sometime next week. My plan is to do all the shrines before finishing the storyline. I just crossed the halfway point last night.

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:10 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
BoneSnapDeez wrote:I am stoked about Breath of the Wild though. Could this be the 2017 game I actually play in 2017? Time will tell.


It is awesome, and I absolutely love it. It's like the Legend of Zelda (NES) crossed with Demon's Souls (PS3). I haven't even scratched the surface, but I am quite certain that it will become my favorite game in the series. Everything about it is just so good. (I am playing it on my Wii U, BTW.)

MrPopo wrote:I might be able to put out a BotW review sometime next week. My plan is to do all the shrines before finishing the storyline. I just crossed the halfway point last night.


:shock:

I've completed eight shrines...

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:20 pm
by ElkinFencer10
prfsnl_gmr wrote:It's like the Legend of Zelda (NES) crossed with Demon's Souls (PS3).

That's the most perfect description of the game that I've seen, and I fully intend to quote you whenever I get around to finishing it and writing my review of it.

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:25 pm
by Exhuminator
What about the Monster Hunter angle though?

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:27 pm
by alienjesus
I've only played Monster Hunter Tri, but from what I've played of Zelda I don't see too much that's similar to be honest.

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:30 pm
by ElkinFencer10
There are some similarities with Monster Hunter, but there aren't that many big "monsters" to kill. There are some, for sure, but I think Demon's Souls is a more apt analogy, personally, given that most of the combat save for a few bosses and sub-bosses are roughly your size and in a mostly humanoid shape.

EDIT - I've also only played Monster Hunter 3 on Wii and Wii U, so I can't speak to similarities with other games in that series.

Re: Games Beaten 2017

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:37 pm
by isiolia
ElkinFencer10 wrote:I'm a technophile, so I love being up on the latest tech.


To me, it's not necessarily that, but kind of an offshoot. I'm a general fan of gaming, as I think most posters here are. Part of that enthusiasm is a desire to keep up with the current state of the industry, which is best done by actually playing new releases with an open mind. Hard to have an accurate opinion on modern games if your personal experience stops 5-10+ years ago. :lol:

Plus, it's for fun, and with some genres, not needing to spend the next however many years avoiding spoilers is nice.

So, seeing folks get things that interest them day one isn't at all surprising to me.


BoTW seems like it probably draws a bit from survival games, albeit without much of a base/house building aspect. I've not really be into that genre, but it'd be interesting to see the perspective of folks that have. The collect/craft loop to prepare for challenges seems like it at least. Monster Hunter is one of the few others I've seen do that for environment, but it's a limited knowledge base.

What I've seen of the combat was very rudimentary, and in that way not very similar to the Souls games (nor is needing to grab a new weapon every few enemies). You can die real quick though. :lol: