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#3841 User is offline   Traveller 

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 11:19 AM

View PostSerenity, on 26 June 2019 - 07:06 AM, said:

I've fallen completely in love with Breath of the Wild - again. It's all Traveller's fault. I haven't really progressed the main story much beyond where I left it a few months back, I've been doing lots of side quests, and upgrading my armour and runes. Still got loads of the map to explore. Also doing lots of shrines to get more hearts so I can

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I've been having a break after 1st divine beast, and the Deku tree forest area.

I can't help it, No Mans Sky draws me back again and again.

Planning on picking it up again soon though, it's far from done and it just seems to be getting better and better.
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#3842 User is offline   Serenity 

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 12:09 PM

View PostTraveller, on 02 August 2019 - 11:19 AM, said:

View PostSerenity, on 26 June 2019 - 07:06 AM, said:

I've fallen completely in love with Breath of the Wild - again. It's all Traveller's fault. I haven't really progressed the main story much beyond where I left it a few months back, I've been doing lots of side quests, and upgrading my armour and runes. Still got loads of the map to explore. Also doing lots of shrines to get more hearts so I can

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I've been having a break after 1st divine beast, and the Deku tree forest area.

I can't help it, No Mans Sky draws me back again and again.

Planning on picking it up again soon though, it's far from done and it just seems to be getting better and better.


Yeah, I'm having a break from it now, too, whilst I play Fire Emblem. I've done three Divine Beasts now and left Link at the stable going into the area where the last one is. I'm still playing Ocarina on 3DS, though, during my lunch breaks.
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#3843 User is offline   Malankazooie 

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 02:35 PM

Ok, picked up Detroit: Become Human for free last month from PSN +. About to start (haven't played it yet). But I've a question - as part of the D:BH download, I also got Heavy Rain. Do I need to play Heavy Rain prior to D:BH? Is there a connection that gives one insight on the universe of D:BH? Or can I just jump into D:BH and don't have to worry about missing anything?
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#3844 User is offline   Aptorian 

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 04:09 PM

They're not connected.
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Posted 02 August 2019 - 04:44 PM

Ok, thanks. I might do the opening (and maybe an hour or so) of Heavy Rain just to see what it's like or if it is something I may be in to. Have your (or any forum members) ever payed it? Any good?
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Posted 02 August 2019 - 05:06 PM

I loved Heavy Rain. It's a flawed game but some of the shit the game makes you do in that game is harrowing.

Detroit in comparison isn't quite as dark (well actually it's pretty fucking grim in places) but still often very tense, the consequences of failure could get your characters killed.

Detroit is a lot more streamlined, modernized and just a beautiful game.
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Posted 03 August 2019 - 01:23 PM

I loved Detroit. Really need to play through it again and make some different choices.
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Posted 05 August 2019 - 06:16 PM

Ok, so decided to try out Heavy Rain, and I ended up finishing it. It does have some harrowing moments, but those gems are an island in a game that is otherwise pretty mediocre. I get that its appeal is probably for a narrow audience. I'm all for QTE'ing through an 'interactive movie', but damn there's times where it is a lot of overkill and times where it was outright broken. I had the experience on a number of occasions where I definitely hit the correct button in well enough time, but it still didn't register. Not sure if that was due to the game forcing some sequence or that it was actually broken. In any event, it really aggravated me. Also, just walking around, exploring and finding something for the player to interact with became tedious at times (the night club chapter where you walk through a throng of people dancing to headache inducing techno music almost made me rage quit). The story is alright on the whole, but there are some glaring problems. I don't feel like spoil tagging and listing those out, but if you've played the game, I'm sure you've concluded the same. I'm guessing some of that is due to the ambitious attempt to create an interactive movie and keeping the plot lines cohesive as decisions the player makes branches the story down a different path . Overall, I had some fun (it kept me engaged enough to finish) but at the competition I sort of felt like I could have spent that time doing something else. After finishing, I googled and peaked a the possible endings, I actually had one of the better ones. Some of the endings are downright grim.

So onto Detroit: Become Human. Based on the positive remarks here, I am looking forward to starting the game.
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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:51 PM

Bought STARDEW VALLEY (only $19) and I'm about 10 days into my first spring and it's one of the most wonderful games I've EVER played. Most of the games I play stress me out to a bad degree....but the worst I have to worry about in this one is staying out too long and exhaustedly passing out and paying the doctors bill/finders bill the next day....otherwise, my gods how have I not played this before. It's simply lovely in every respect. The top-down old school RPG pixelated look makes me feel so at home since I grew up playing this exact look of game. Solid purchase.

EDIT: Though, the first Egg Festival happened and I had entered the screen with a full slotted inventory (I need to save up for that 2000g inventory upgrade man; see also not knowing that you could put a chest in your place to keep extra shit... #NewbieProblems)...so I could not buy Strawberry seeds because the Egg Festival screen does not let you access your inventory so I could ditch something to accommodate it...ARG! Oh well, next year I guess.

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 02:14 PM

Next year indeed.

The best tip I can give you is that there's no rush. There's certain quest items, mainly related to the citizen center or what ever it's called, that you can only get or complete in certain seasons but you have all the time in the world.
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Posted 06 August 2019 - 02:33 PM

View PostAptorian, on 06 August 2019 - 02:14 PM, said:

Next year indeed.

The best tip I can give you is that there's no rush. There's certain quest items, mainly related to the citizen center or what ever it's called, that you can only get or complete in certain seasons but you have all the time in the world.


Indeed, thanks. I checked out a Reddit Wiki on things to know at the start and it seems everything can be done and there is very few missables. I did note that someone told me to fix the bridge down by the sea right away because it allows access to the tide pools and thus some gold-worthy coral and such (this was a great thing to do), but otherwise I'm taking my time and just enjoying the immersion. Addictive doesn't even begin to describe it though...I'm at work and all I can think about is getting to play tonight. LOL
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:25 AM

I love Stardew Valley. Poured a lot of hours into that meditation simulator.
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 07:23 AM

I can also recommend My Time at Portia which is a sorta 3D Stardew Valley but not quite. It doesn't have the same charm but it expands upon some of the ideas of Stardew.
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Posted 09 August 2019 - 02:12 PM

Stardew update: Not at all sure how I'm doing in general, but I'm through my first Spring, have done one of the bundles for the Greenhouse (and well on my way to a second bundle; hoping to get this done before my first winter) and I was sitting at about 6000g before I bought summer seeds. I also nabbed a rare seed from the Travelling Cart which I hear harvests the biggest monetary payout in the game and takes 24 days to grow. Adopted a dog, named her Minna (after the wolf in Ryria books), and romanced the shit out of Emily (she's had a dream about me now). Placed a chest and a furnace at the mine entrance to make smelting it all into bars easier/faster, and I'm almost at lvl10 in the mines. My main year one goal is getting that greenhouse before winter.

I still SUUUUUUUUCK at fishing though. LOL
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Posted 09 August 2019 - 04:09 PM

I remember fishing being relatively easy? You can get bait by building crab pots in your farms nearby lake or stream or what ever map you're playing on.
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Posted 09 August 2019 - 04:18 PM

View PostAptorian, on 09 August 2019 - 04:09 PM, said:

I remember fishing being relatively easy? You can get bait by building crab pots in your farms nearby lake or stream or what ever map you're playing on.


Yeah, I dunno. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it, practice and all that.
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Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:57 AM

I finished my first run through of Fire Emblem: Three Houses the other day. It's a fantastic game, easily my second favourite so far on Switch (behind BotW), but I liked some of the older Fire Emblem games more (there's less messing around between missions in older games, for a start). I was tempted to dive straight back in and play one of the other houses (I went with Blue Lions first off). There was a plot development at the end that kind of came out of nowhere and I'm wondering if it's explained in the stories of the other houses (seems likely as I noticed there were still quite a few locked cut scenes in the movie gallery). But I'm probably going to either finish FE:Fates or replay Path of Radiance (Gamecube) and Radiant Dawn (Wii), as they were the pinnacle of the series prior to Awakening.
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:29 PM

Played some hours of Control. It's good and weird. The combat isn't particularly outstanding just yet though the telekinesis ability is satisfying. The lore and atmosphere is phenomenal though.
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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:38 AM

Got back into Valkyria Chronicles 4 after a few months away from it. Want to finish it before playing more Fire Emblem. Also heading toward the end of Ocarina of Time 3D (currently in the Spirit Temple). Hoping I can finish it before Astral Chain lands on Friday but it's too good a game to rush it so probably won't happen.
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Posted 28 August 2019 - 01:47 PM

Finally got around to playing breath of the wild. It is as good as they say. Although I find I die often from the learning curve. Will I be able to swim across that river without dying, will have to try to find out.
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