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« Reply #2325 on: September 07, 2022, 12:20:39 am »
A new action RPG is on the verge of release.  It's called Asterigos: Curse of the Stars.  It caught my attention because the main character looks a lot like Leena.  It would be too funny if a modder gave this girl Leena's outfit and a frying pan to swing around.

https://nichegamer.com/asterigos-curse-of-the-stars-release-date-oct/

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« Reply #2326 on: September 07, 2022, 11:31:20 am »
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https://nichegamer.com/asterigos-curse-of-the-stars-release-date-oct/

Oh! Looks interesting. I just wishlisted on Steam. :D

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« Reply #2327 on: October 03, 2022, 05:37:10 am »
Hey, guys! Sorry I havenít been updating that much. So I beat Uncharted 1, 2 and 3 for the PS3. I kinda wanted to take a break from RPGs for a while. Now Iím back into it with Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland (PS3) and I just got The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PS3) in today, so Iím pretty excited about starting that too!

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« Reply #2328 on: October 03, 2022, 04:58:13 pm »
Nice dude! I'm doubling down on trying to finish games that I've left unfinished over the past year, and I'm not taking on any new games until I can wrap a few of these up.

Metroid Dread - I got to the end of the game last October but couldn't beat the final boss. I've restarted a new file on an easier difficulty (which wasn't available at launch), and this is first on my "to do" list.

Final Fantasy VII Remake - I actually beat this one last week, but I'm rushing through it on Hard Mode to get a few extra addons. Then I need to beat the Intergrade DLC starring Yuffie.

I Am Setsuna - I'm at the end of the game and doing end-game character sidequests. This game is considerably better than I thought it would be, but I've had to put this game down for a short break every few weeks. It can be pretty difficult at times, and the constant snowy world and dark story can make things sort of bleak and sad, so I can only dive in for short bursts.

Dragon's Dogma - I had tried playing this about five or six years ago, really enjoyed it, but for some reason it fell off. With the announcement of Dragon's Dogma II a few months ago, I picked up the Switch version and am playing through it again. I'm almost done with the game and just doing some grinding (which I hate doing) before the final boss of the game. I missed some time quests on this playthrough, and there's a NG+ option, but I don't think I'll be replaying any time soon. Once I'm done with the game and the post-game content, I'm retiring this game.

The Outer Worlds - This has been a great game that gives me that Fallout 3 / Fallout NV vibe. I tore through the main quest last winter and am at the end of the game, but veered off to do the two DLC quest lines. I finished one back in May/June and picked up the second DLC questline, but haven't touched it in a few months.

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So I beat Uncharted 1, 2 and 3 for the PS3

I actually picked up the Uncharted Collection for the PS3 some time ago with the intent of playing it, but my PS3 controller broke and I have yet to replace it. I've thought about going and playing at least the first one. I assume you liked it?

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Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland (PS3)

The Atelier series looks great to me. I like the change to smaller, more intimate stories rather than huge, end-of-the-world-stakes stories most jRPG go for. Unfortunately, I've never actually picked one up... I think I'm slightly afraid because I know there are like 20 of them since the PS2-era and I don't know where to start. I'm almost afraid the games won't hold my interest despite loving them, as I've been a manic video game player the past decade or so...

...although we have a group Lunar: Silver Star Story (one of the versions, anyway) playthrough coming up around Christmas time! And that's a game that it is always engaging and impossible to put down. I can't wait!
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« Reply #2329 on: Yesterday at 08:23:36 am »
Haha. I didn't bother posting about Uncharted since it wasn't really RPGs, so that's a reason why I haven't been on and posting much! Yes, I liked it I thought it was enjoyable. They're really short too so you can get through each one of the games in a couple of days. I totally played them on 'Very Easy' mode, though. :p

I've actually gotten close to tightening up my backlog I got through loads of RPGs last year (beat my SNES + PS1 collection), so that's freed me up to go on to more PS2 stuff, and on. Tbh, I didn't bother playing through the RPGs I just don't like, like SaGa Frontier just cause it hurts so much whenever I force myself to do that. Eventually though I'll get to those games even if it means biting down really hard and losing a few molars.

I popped in Atelier Rorona on a whim a few days ago and I absolutely loved it! I would very heavily recommend it if you're into quasi-farmsim'ish games and Harvest Moon-likes. You spend most of it going into the forest gathering items you use to mix other items that you can sell or deliver to people, and it has a turn-based system that's really easy AND fun! The characters are very Japanese and cutesy if you like that! It's very family-friendly -- I promised myself I should play more games like this!! I'm already eyeing the next game which's Atelier Totori but a few friends of mine suggested the games that came before like Ar tonelico, Atelier Iris and Mana Khemia all on PS2. I'm enjoying Atelier Rorona so much right now I've definitely put those games on my wishlist!

Oh, yes! We do have a Lunar group-play coming up and I am really excited as well. Only 2 or so more months!

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« Reply #2330 on: Yesterday at 09:44:22 pm »
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Haha. I didn't bother posting about Uncharted since it wasn't really RPGs, so that's a reason why I haven't been on and posting much! Yes, I liked it I thought it was enjoyable.

I know at least I want to hear ALL the games, not just the jRPGs. :D

I think Mauron plays the Atelier games, too. Which one do you recommend starting with if you were recommending the series to a Atelier newbie?

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« Reply #2331 on: Today at 12:06:54 am »
Ok, I'll keep that in mind that you're all a fan of ALL genres not just RPGs. Hehe, my bad.

Well, Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland (PS3) is my first introduction to the Atelier series of games and I personally really like it a lot. The tasks you're given aren't too hard at first (and it's even easier if you're following a guide.) You have the HD aspect since it's on PS3, which's always a plus. Battles are turn-based and very easy. If you love reading item descriptions, and messing with food-related items, almost like cooking then you'll definitely love the game.

I've been mostly playing Atelier Rorona during the day and I transfer to my bed and play The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (PSN) on my PS Vita at night cause my body's sore from all the recent weightloss.

Anyway, I have to go eat lunch. Cheers and keep having fun gaming, everybody!!