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Title: Gaming Thread
Post by: Bloom /Tester on 13 September 2019, 14:17:53
Beat a game? Started playing another? Post in here!

I've cleared The World Ends With You yesterday.

And started Luminous Arc (1).
As well as Mario Party DS and Wipeout 2.

... Oh, and out of curiosity, Bleach - The Third Phantom today.
Yui's already cleared it, so.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 13 September 2019, 15:13:22
Beat a game? Started playing another? Post in here!

I've cleared The World Ends With You yesterday.

And started Luminous Arc (1).
As well as Mario Party DS and Wipeout 2.

... Oh, and out of curiosity, Bleach - The Third Phantom today.
Yui's already cleared it, so.
I just need to defeat the final boss of Majora's Mask 3D to beat the game. I might consider getting all masks, but I want to move onto Bravely Second at some point.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Bloom /Tester on 14 September 2019, 15:15:30
Thread stickied - may as well, right? :P

So, just 10 minutes prior to me making this post, Yui beat SaGa 3 (the DS one).

With the secret ending involving a Wanderer Volage.

With an entire party of Espers at that.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 16 September 2019, 10:29:42
Changed my mind. Got the Don Gero Mask and the All-Night Mask. I might as well go and get the remaining masks before I go and kick Majora to the curb.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Michelle on 27 September 2019, 13:20:22
Playing "Ragnarok DS".

Supposedly, so is Ellen's godsister, too.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 27 September 2019, 13:23:38
Spent time killing King Latem over and over in Dragon Quest Swords so I quickly level myself and Fleurette up. Those Purple Mirror bosses are difficult and I haven't even unlocked Edahs 'Sohpix yet...
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Bloom /Tester on 30 September 2019, 15:31:10
Xiphos Shade?
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 30 September 2019, 16:26:41
Xiphos Shade?
Well yes, all the Mirror bosses have the same naming theme. Soon, I shall defeat him and unlock Payback Mode...
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: After on 30 September 2019, 17:01:40
Random thing but I feel like 80% of the threads in this board are useless when you have this thread.

Like the nes games, pkmn, 3ds games, KH, dwarf fortress, square enix games, etc.

Most of them just catch dust anyway
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 30 September 2019, 17:04:31
Random thing but I feel like 80% of the threads in this board are useless when you have this thread.

Like the nes games, pkmn, 3ds games, KH, dwarf fortress, square enix games, etc.

Most of them just catch dust anyway
Come to think of it, you're right. I'm unsure if Bloom can merge threads, but perhaps she could just merge the threads into one Gaming Thread?
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Bloom /Tester on 30 September 2019, 18:39:45
This thread's intent is actually to say:
- what game(s) you're playing
- what game(s) you've cleared
- what game(s) you obtained (downloaded or purchased)

Beats bumping, say, a DQ thread just to say you beat DQ9 with all quests (pre-final boss) cleared.

The console threads (GBA, etc.) are for games without threads (Adventure Island, for instance).
Title: #GamesWithBloomSeymour
Post by: King (2.0) on 30 October 2019, 13:24:40
So I cleared Gungrave Overdose as Grave on Normal Difficulty. I'll tell you this, it's more difficult than Gungrave's Normal mode. The boss fights are also much better, though I'm playing the game again as Jyuji (on Normal) and it's a different experience. After him, I'll do Rocket Billy's playthrough and then decide which characters I want to play as for Hard/Kickass modes (so I can unlock everything if I beat Kickass mode).
Regarding Majora's Mask 3D, I just need the Romani Mask/Troupe Leader's Mask and Truth Mask and then I'll be able to obtain the Fierce Diety Mask.

#BringBackBloomSeymour
#BringBackTheRealBloomSeymour
#GamesWithBloomSeymour
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 14 December 2019, 14:28:16
I cleared The Sacred Tears TRUE last week.

Replaying Lunar Shadow for the twenty-seventh time this year (tried to aim for 30).
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 14 December 2019, 15:06:30
Finished MegaMan 7 not so long ago, the Wily Capsule is as hard as people say it is. Currently playing Earthbound, in the desert area near Fourside.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 14 August 2020, 19:12:57
I beat three games today!

"Lufia - Curse of the Sinistrals" (RIP Maxim and Selan, hello NG+).
"Golden Sun - Dark Dawn" (I think it's... rather short, but I love that Beam Psynergy).
"Shin Megami Tensei - Devil Survivor 2" (Alcor's route; now to try the Restorer, or, failing that due to not knowing how, Yamato or Ronaldo's paths).

That's... a lot.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: After on 14 August 2020, 19:15:37
I envy your commitment to finishing games
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 14 August 2020, 19:22:15
Eh.
I'm actually lazy when it comes to gaming, sometimes.
I got to the final bosses in like January 2019 and never continued. Until today.

Except SMTDS2. I reached the Polaris boss more recently than that.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 15 August 2020, 12:30:54
Was going to play SuperJaw100's Code Warfare but it wouldn't load so I played Battle Spire Challenge and managed to get to The Doctor and Misery fight before dying. I'm currently playing Vion Ierra and am enjoying it. I hope Charlie will finish it and release it someday.
Title: Re: Twin-Clear Combo Dragon
Post by: Charlie on 30 August 2020, 13:07:32
On 26 August 2020, I finally cleared "Dragon Quest IV" (DS).

Just half an hour prior to this post, I cleared "Nostalgia" (DS) as well.

* triumphantly poses, only for a flower dragon to fall on Charlie's head *

... I'm Flora and Melody shipper... @.@

* faints *
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 30 August 2020, 13:58:33
I've been making it a point to play some of Charlie's old mods. So far I've now cleared Curse of Il'landriiel which was short. I liked the custom tiles (though it's a shame most of the areas lead to nothing) though I wasn't happy with how the mod makes you fight the Undead Core (as a demo ending) after an already difficult boss fight, (I ended up altering the script to add <LI+ so I'd be healed before the Doctor Phase 2 and Undead Core fights).


Shadow of the Stars however has been pretty fun thus far. Granted my only gripe so far was that the second level's tiles all look the same (so I ended up recolouring the background tiles to darken them). Also having the main character go to the CSTSF just to ask Noxid for rubidium was hilarious (I laughed when Noxid's character picture came up because he's so goth). I also appreciate the idea of bosses having multiple health meters (even if the boss fights were easy). After completing Shadow of the Stars, I'll be playing Shane's Cave Story.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: AuroraDash on 30 August 2020, 17:07:05
I played INMOST on Friday night. It's a kind of a puzzle platformer. It looked like a metroidvania from the trailer, and I suppose it kind of is I guess.

I like how moody and atmospheric it is, the music's good, the world seems really cool and there are some awesome moments. However, that's overshadowed by all the really slow walking segments which get tiresome, the confusing and pretentious story, the mediocre puzzles and the fact that the controls can't be remapped.


My biggest gripe is that it has a serious problem with "show, don't tell", in a certain sense -- often, when something important happens, the game will rip control away from the player and launch into a cutscene. This gets really glaringly bad at the end.



I was unimpressed by the metroidvania aspect too -- the main character, the wanderer (I think that's what he's called) starts out really underpowered, which is to be expected for metroidvanias, but the problem is he stays underpowered for the whole game, you never feel like the world opens up. The second playable character, the girl (who I think is supposed to be the wanderer's granddaughter, or something like that, like I said the story's confusing and pretentious) is even more underpowered. The third character, the knight, has access to more abilities, but unfortunately that seems to exclude jumping.


Not all the puzzles were bad, though -- I really liked the endless hallway thingy, I felt super dumb for not figuring that one out sooner. Several puzzles involved getting rid of some monster in some clever way, most of those were quite interesting as well.


5/10


In more positive news, today I got this in the first level of Celeste -- it's 2nd place:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml3W0gI6IMM


Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 30 August 2020, 17:36:41
@King - I think that was Noxid's avatar at the time.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 30 August 2020, 17:49:08
I played INMOST on Friday night. It's a kind of a puzzle platformer. It looked like a metroidvania from the trailer, and I suppose it kind of is I guess.

I like how moody and atmospheric it is, the music's good, the world seems really cool and there are some awesome moments. However, that's overshadowed by all the really slow walking segments which get tiresome, the confusing and pretentious story, the mediocre puzzles and the fact that the controls can't be remapped.
Hoo boy, if you love pretentious story writing then I'm sure that you've heard of YIIK: The Post-Modern RPG? Much like Sonic 06, the music is the best part of the game though at least Sonic 06 wasn't pretentious in it's own story.


@King - I think that was Noxid's avatar at the time.

And it's glorious. His avatar was so unexpected that I must spent several minutes laughing before getting on with the mod.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 07 September 2020, 12:46:09
So over the week I managed to:
Finally complete The Bouncer's Survival Mode as Dauragon C. Mikado (Awakened) and unlocked Sion's Jet Black costume for Vs Mode.

Complete The Legend of Dark Witch's Normal Mode as Zizou (with all upgrades and Syega Crystals) and will be completing Lunatic Mode.

Complete Cave Story's Boss Attack mode and will consider doing a second playthrough to unlock Curly Story.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: AuroraDash on 11 September 2020, 14:20:06
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p7hwm2_sw8

This is a custom level, but I'm still happy with it, managed to get under 3 minutes which is really cool.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 16 September 2020, 13:04:20
Kirby Super Star Ultra times... for the top three Helpers to Heroes: 04:38:25 (Bonkers), 05:37:79 (Rocky), 06:13:19 (Burning Leo).

Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 17 September 2020, 17:31:00
So I decided to replay Dark Spirits (a DSi game I have on 3DS) and managed to get past the third loop (which was pretty hard) and have now made it to 4-1. The final boss on the 4th loop uses the attack patterns from the last 3 loops (1-5, 2-5 and 3-5) except he takes less damage once you destroy all 4 of his gems. I've yet to defeat that boss and the game doesn't have a level select so I'd have to make it to that boss all over again.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 07 August 2021, 22:02:08
Just cleared 9 Hours 9 People 9 Doors and... got the ending where everyone died. Including June and Junpei.

Zero probably did it. I know I took door 3, and the one before that, I think, was 4? (It went to a kitchen with Santa and Lotus and June.)

Either way, is it truly the end?

Can't be, else it wouldn't have other endings. :p

Just a bit gory, though...

A part of me expected one of the deaths, but... I'll try with the other endings when I feel like it.

Playing Pokemon Sunday Version now, with its Light-type (weak to AND effective against Dark). My team's too weak for the second Gym, haha... that Umbreon (Lv18?) wiped my entire team out (they're Lv17, minimum).
So: training time. (The Exp. Share helps, though.)
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: AuroraDash on 07 August 2021, 23:02:30
Just cleared 9 Hours 9 People 9 Doors and... got the ending where everyone died. Including June and Junpei.

Zero probably did it. I know I took door 3, and the one before that, I think, was 4? (It went to a kitchen with Santa and Lotus and June.)

Either way, is it truly the end?

Can't be, else it wouldn't have other endings. :p

Just a bit gory, though...

A part of me expected one of the deaths, but... I'll try with the other endings when I feel like it.

Playing Pokemon Sunday Version now, with its Light-type (weak to AND effective against Dark). My team's too weak for the second Gym, haha... that Umbreon (Lv18?) wiped my entire team out (they're Lv17, minimum).
So: training time. (The Exp. Share helps, though.)


Very nice! ^w^ I think the idea behind Pokemon is very cool and I've played a few versions and fangames of it, but often I just end up losing interest after a while.

I've been playing a lot of Sunblaze lately :3
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 08 August 2021, 11:31:31
Gamewise, I've gotten back into Digital Devil Saga 2. I've already gotten all of Seraph's Mantra's and intend to get them all for all my other party members. Which basically boils down to me spamming Megidoloan on waves of enemies to grind money to buy the more expensive mantras for each character.

And also Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road. I'm now at the Winter area so I need to complete that area before the final dungeon.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: AuroraDash on 23 September 2021, 17:13:46
I played the demo of Aeon Drive quite a bit. The platforming physics is alright and the teleportation dagger mechanic was fun and felt pretty solid. The control scheme is garbage and can't be reconfigured which sucks, although that is planned to be added in the full version. It's generally a bit janky and unpolished but quite fun other than that -- I plan on getting the full version when it comes out, which will be in about a week.


Deltarune 2 was pretty awesome! It's got all the same good stuff from the first one. The battles are all interesting and creative for the most part, I'm liking where the story's going and the writing is generally quite great I think. I found Q5U4EX7YY2E9N to be really entertaining but I didn't like what they did with Noelle, I got pretty sick of her by the end. I might write a longer review at some point, maybe compare and contrast it with Everhood.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 24 September 2021, 12:03:22
Been playing Final Fantasy X. Finally managed to get Triple AP weapons from One Eye so I could pull off the Don Tonberry trick and oh my lord it really works. I'm filling up the Sphere Grid easily though I've now ran out of Power Spheres.

I'm considering taking a break then coming back. Once I'm strong enough, I'll try taking on the Dark Aeons or more of the Arena monsters.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 25 September 2021, 13:49:11
Spent last night playing Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Took down The Fear non-lethally via a trick. Faked my own death, then revived myself before using a flash grenade and shooting him to take down his stamina. Got his camo. Also got The End's camo and two cutscenes which involved altering my PS2's clock time.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 27 September 2021, 15:30:30
Got the Fury's camo a few days back after several attempts. The game is easier than I remember, though I suppose it's because of the Patriot's infinite ammo. Completed the missions, got Volgin's camo and took down the Shagohod. Got past the Eva escort mission (which was easier because of the Patriot's ammo count and knocking Eva unconscious so I could just carry her throughout the level).

Just need to get the Air Raid cutscene, get The Boss's camo and one of the Ocelet cutscenes and that'll end my second MGS3 playthrough.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 29 September 2021, 11:08:59
Played some The Incredibles. Learned that I can use the Komani Code (UUDDLRLRBAS) to restore health which does make things easier. I just find it boring even though it's a well developed game. (I'd probably chalk it down to the music.)
Also played Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Made some progress, defeated Sonny so I've got 14 more bosses to take down. Got races to do until I can race Taz and work further up the Blacklist.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 29 September 2021, 14:23:28
Inner Cibryll: "Do you really have the need for speed? I bet Sonic can run octagons around ya!"

Outer Cibryll: "Flower dragon :3"

Charlie: ... I need to clear my mind and raise my Sp. Atk or something.

Anyway, joking aside, been playing loads of games lately, haha. (Serious, my Gaming Log thread has all the gory details.)

I recently (i.e. in this month) finished Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, though. Also New Style Boutique 3: Styling Star.

Currently? Pokemon Omega Ruby / Y, Dragon Quest VII, and Corpse Party. And Persona 3.

(I love gaming. :)))
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 30 September 2021, 09:20:19
Took Taz down and even got the pink slip for his car so it's now mine. He was easier to take down then Sonny was though I'd chalk that down to my car having nitro boost this time. Vic is up next so I need to win some races/milestones before I can challenge him.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 18 October 2021, 13:18:46
At Stage 12 of Chaos Legion. Thankfully you can return to previous stages after you beat Stage 9 so I simply did several runs of Stage 6 to max out my HP and Defence. Need to max out my attack before I unlock the Side B stages (and obtain the last 2 Thanatos Pieces) and final boss.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 18 October 2021, 22:53:54
Finished Persona 3 Portable as the female character... that Nyx Avatar boss was AWESOME (IMO) and the battle theme, too!
"The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed..."
Blah blah blah...
"Eternity awaits..."
And then, Arcana Shift.
So you could say I beat a 14-form boss, haha. :o

Started a male character playthrough, after that. New cycle. He's named after my very first sockpuppet, though, not after myself like with the female. :p

Both, last night.
I also had a Persona fan game idea, but I'm keeping it sealed off within the deepest reaches of my heart, haha...

* takes Evoker, pulls trigger, resulting in a new Persona: the Flower Dragon... which turns into a Pixie... then into an Interstice Lamia... then into a Pikachu... then into a Rune Squirrel... then into a Nebula Wyrm... and continues changing... *

... Huh. Guess my true self's unpredictable.
Fitting, given my sockpuppetry past :P
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 19 October 2021, 11:40:29
Finished Persona 3 Portable as the female character... that Nyx Avatar boss was AWESOME (IMO) and the battle theme, too!
"The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed..."
Blah blah blah...
"Eternity awaits..."
And then, Arcana Shift.
So you could say I beat a 14-form boss, haha. :o

Started a male character playthrough, after that. New cycle. He's named after my very first sockpuppet, though, not after myself like with the female. :p

Both, last night.
I also had a Persona fan game idea, but I'm keeping it sealed off within the deepest reaches of my heart, haha...

* takes Evoker, pulls trigger, resulting in a new Persona: the Flower Dragon... which turns into a Pixie... then into an Interstice Lamia... then into a Pikachu... then into a Rune Squirrel... then into a Nebula Wyrm... and continues changing... *

... Huh. Guess my true self's unpredictable.
Fitting, given my sockpuppetry past :P
I've heard that Nyx Avatar is a very long boss fight and figured you'd be fighting her at some point. Will you be fighting Elizabeth?
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 19 October 2021, 12:54:37
Is that possible? :o

Yes, the Nyx Avatar boss is lengthy... though fun, to me at least. :p

Currently trying for 100% command collection for the Wayfinder trio in KHBBS, but that's difficult, haha...
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 19 October 2021, 14:08:39
Is that possible? :o

Yes, the Nyx Avatar boss is lengthy... though fun, to me at least. :p

Currently trying for 100% command collection for the Wayfinder trio in KHBBS, but that's difficult, haha...
You can but only on a second playthrough and onwards. It's part of her 55th Request: Defeat the Ultimate Opponent.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 20 October 2021, 14:13:52
Huh. So, basically, that third door that's near the teleporter.
I'll try it out once I'm ready for it... one day. :p

Today: beat the ARC-V campaign of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist Link Evolution.
That just leaves VRAINS' campaign to finish. And the reverse duels.

Also got to Chapter... 4, I think? of 7th Dragon 2020.
Then again I got up at like 6:30 AM this morning, haha.

And finished Pokemon OR Delta Episode... but no Deoxys caught. (Kept its HP low as possible, chucking Ultra Balls until it went out of fashion - and stock - and then 1 Timer Ball and... then lost the battle. Loaded a past save state, just to get rid of Deoxys.)

Also: can't start the Looker stuff in Y, so I'm just catching stuff I haven't caught yet.
(Shiny Golett get.)

... I'll probably repost these things in my own gaming thread one day, I dunno. :p
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: AuroraDash on 20 October 2021, 16:57:32
Just beat Dead Cells on Nightmare mode ^w^
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 21 October 2021, 11:21:17
Been playing Bujingai and have gotten to Stage 7. Far easier than Chaos Legion and wonderfully bizarre.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 25 October 2021, 19:50:08
Beat 7th Dragon 2020 (and am disappointed that there's no sound test). Post-game area in progress...

Beat Tales of the World - Radiant Mythology 3 (and am puzzled by there being AT LEAST two Kanonno characters). Several inaccessible areas still remain. :-/

Beat the Tower of Hera and House of Gales' bosses in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.
(Yuga is a bad guy... if I kill him, will I be killing Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS' Yuga by proxy? Probably not...)
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 26 October 2021, 10:57:49
Completed Bujingai (the final level is **** awful and completely jarring in terms of difficulty) and Zone of the Enders (which is good for what it is and disappointingly short). Currently playing Zone of the Enders: 2nd Runner and wow, it's so much better than the previous game.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 29 October 2021, 22:27:46
Managed to defeat Sonic Generations (3DS) boss, the Time Eater, with only one ring left... whew, that was a tough boss.

Also beat 7th Dragon 2020 (PSP) bonus boss, Dragoner Takahaya. Won, and loving the battle theme, but... why no sound test? ;-;
(I wanna listen to the battle theme against them SKY people like Neiko... :( )

...

Right. Not sure what to do next... think I'll play FF Tactics (PSP) and stuff.
(Thank you, ESKOM, for stopping load-shedding for now!)
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 30 October 2021, 10:17:41
Managed to defeat Sonic Generations (3DS) boss, the Time Eater, with only one ring left... whew, that was a tough boss.

Also beat 7th Dragon 2020 (PSP) bonus boss, Dragoner Takahaya. Won, and loving the battle theme, but... why no sound test? ;-;
(I wanna listen to the battle theme against them SKY people like Neiko... :( )

...

Right. Not sure what to do next... think I'll play FF Tactics (PSP) and stuff.
(Thank you, ESKOM, for stopping load-shedding for now!)
I remember at the time that Time Eater was pretty tough (mostly the attack where you have to dash through several clocks). That said, I beat Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner. Anubis was pretty tough but I managed to take him down. His second form is somewhat easier and most of is just me pressing the Circle button to spam the everloving **** out of 0 Shift (so I can teleport).
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 30 October 2021, 14:02:23
The clock-dash was the easy part to me. The hardest part was the whole "dodge Time Eater hands".

Time doesn't taste all that good, anyway... tastes like... something indescribable; you could stun all of Hyrule, Lorule, and Midrule all at once. :p

Currently playing TLoZ: A Link Between Worlds (Ice Ruins boss), Tales of the World - Radiant Mythology 3 (trying to figure out what's with the other still-inaccessible areas despite having won the game), and (as always) New Style Boutique 3 and Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution (where I took 8900 points of battle damage from Soulburner's "Salamangreat" fusion monster... and it attacked my 2000 ATK monster!).

Yeah... reverse duels ain't easy. May need Destiny Board + Exodia. :p
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: AuroraDash on 31 October 2021, 11:42:12
Been playing through Omori. I'm about 17 hours in and nowhere close to the end yet.

There are aspects of it that I really like. The story is quite cool and the music and art are great. The follow-up action and emotion mechanics add a lot of strategy to the JRPG combat and stop it from getting too tedious.

My biggest problem is that there's an insane amount of padding. There are literally dozens of crappy fetch quests, and there are many, many unskippable cutscenes that consist entirely of boring dialogue. It's like the game goes out of its way to waste my time.

For the most part, I think I like Deltarune better.
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 31 October 2021, 14:30:22
The clock-dash was the easy part to me. The hardest part was the whole "dodge Time Eater hands".
Dealing with Time Eater's hands once he's down to 2 HP is the worst because of how frequently it happens. That and they look like bars of soap.

Been playing through Omori. I'm about 17 hours in and nowhere close to the end yet.

There are aspects of it that I really like. The story is quite cool and the music and art are great. The follow-up action and emotion mechanics add a lot of strategy to the JRPG combat and stop it from getting too tedious.

My biggest problem is that there's an insane amount of padding. There are literally dozens of crappy fetch quests, and there are many, many unskippable cutscenes that consist entirely of boring dialogue. It's like the game goes out of its way to waste my time.

For the most part, I think I like Deltarune better.
Crappy fetch quests and unskippable cutscenes you say? Sounds like the Lost Sanctum in Chrono Trigger DS. That dungeon also had backtracking, lazy bosses and a dungeon which is a recoloured version of an earlier one. One cave area has the Ocean Palace theme and only for that area (thankfully the main track wasn't wasted).
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: Charlie on 31 October 2021, 19:38:24
:))
Bars of soap? I think CS Balrog was based on one, rather than a toaster...

Quote from: Balrog
I AM NOT A TOASTER!!!

I like the Ocean Palace theme. :3
Never started with the Lost Sanctum, though... I mean. I did finish CTDS, but beating that Dream Devourer was tough. ... What was I dreaming, again?

Anyway. I think I'll get lost in the Lost Sanctum anyway, so I'll just listen to music instead. :p

CT had some pretty great songs, though I wish "Battle 2" got more use than it did...
Title: Re: Gaming Thread
Post by: King (2.0) on 31 October 2021, 22:23:21
:))
Bars of soap? I think CS Balrog was based on one, rather than a toaster...

I like the Ocean Palace theme. :3
Never started with the Lost Sanctum, though... I mean. I did finish CTDS, but beating that Dream Devourer was tough. ... What was I dreaming, again?

Anyway. I think I'll get lost in the Lost Sanctum anyway, so I'll just listen to music instead. :p

CT had some pretty great songs, though I wish "Battle 2" got more use than it did...
It's probably the circular shape or the texture.

Ocean Palace is great but so is Black Omen. I've done the Lost Sanctum and the weapons are worth the sidequests. I also liked the Nu bosses and it's a shame Chrono Trigger never had a boss rematch mode. Though personally, the Dimensional Vortexes were better. Also Battle 2 was only used in the Monster Arenas but I'm not sure if ever caught on.