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Re: What Are You Currently Playing? (Do NOT Just Make a List)
« Reply #390 on: May 05, 2021, 10:56:13 am »
Finally finished Alan Wake's American Nightmare. Great game. Rumor has it that Remedy is making Alan Wake 2, so I'm crossing my fingers. I need a break from the uber-Old Gods type darkness, so I started Nier Replicant. I hear that it has a pretty insane storyline that requires multiple playthroughs, so crossing my fingers.

The music is great and thus far I'm really engaged with the characters and the story. Although the 1000+ year time jump threw me off, and I'm still trying to figure out how we went from A to B, but I know that will be part of the story. Still, I like it!

I admit, though, I'm a little disappointed in the graphics. The character models are great, the draw distance and world is very pretty, but many of the textures (dirt, brick buildings, etc) are lo-res by modern standards. Also, much of the color is very washed out (which I'm sure is intentional), but it makes things look a little... drab.

Granted, this is a 10+ year old game that has gotten a face lift, so this is more a remaster than a remake, but still... darn blurry textures. I may have to install a ReShade to add some saturation and texture sharpening.

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« Reply #391 on: May 07, 2021, 02:41:45 am »
Well, now started the Time Mine Episode of Another Eden.

Gotta say, I love these "building/developing a town/base/settlement/etc" scenarios in games. Even when it's minor like your base in Suikoden Games growing and gaining more facilities as you recruit the 108 stars.

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« Reply #392 on: May 07, 2021, 10:23:54 am »
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Well, now started the Time Mine Episode of Another Eden.

Get ready to grind like there's no tomorrow! And make sure to use your units that are foragers/miners for thus (Ewan, Melina, Nonold, Riica, etc) so you can cut your grinding time down. Building the town is fun, and the story line is pretty darn good.

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« Reply #393 on: May 07, 2021, 10:51:19 am »
Yeah, as much grinding as there was, it was still less of a pain the ass as the undersea palace one. (Though in my case, it absolutely refused to let me have Nagi. I kept putting it off, hoping I'd roll for her. Nope. So I finally finished it, and a few months later, wouldn't you know it... Nagi.)

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« Reply #394 on: May 07, 2021, 12:48:26 pm »
Oh, I've certainly not have that good luck with rolls for me, haha.

On the flip side, my first two runs of the Ocean Palace had the three turtles spawn, so I guess I got compensated there. Still, I don't see me getting the 50 black pearls before the million points for the regular rewards.

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« Reply #395 on: May 16, 2021, 07:49:18 am »
Hey, everyone I managed to beat Suikoden (PS) today. Got all 108 Stars of Destiny, and did everything for the save transfer to Suikoden II. Decided to play a PS2 RPG this time:

Shadow Hearts, Digital Devil Saga, Persona 3, Star Ocean Till the End of Time.

Anyone have any recommendations between these titles?

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« Reply #396 on: May 16, 2021, 12:09:13 pm »
Hmm, I'm torn between Persona 3 or Star Ocean.

Go for the latter, I'd say.

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« Reply #397 on: May 16, 2021, 10:45:57 pm »
That's what I was honestly leaning towards the most so I'll probably get started on it today. I really enjoyed Star Ocean 2 so I hope this title delivers. For the most part, what I enjoyed the most from the series was the item creation and from what I know I don't think this one has any, but oh well.

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« Reply #398 on: May 17, 2021, 10:36:49 am »
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That's what I was honestly leaning towards the most so I'll probably get started on it today. I really enjoyed Star Ocean 2 so I hope this title delivers. For the most part, what I enjoyed the most from the series was the item creation and from what I know I don't think this one has any, but oh well.

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is solid, but not as good as Star Ocean: The Second Story. In my personal opinion, anyway. SO2 is the pinnacle of the Star Ocean series.
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« Reply #399 on: May 17, 2021, 12:28:34 pm »
I've been wanting to play other SO games, as I only own TtEoT. I know the fourth one is on Steam, but haven't gotten the chance to try that one yet. I'd wish they added the other ones to PC as well...

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« Reply #400 on: May 17, 2021, 12:45:10 pm »
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I've been wanting to play other SO games, as I only own TtEoT. I know the fourth one is on Steam, but haven't gotten the chance to try that one yet. I'd wish they added the other ones to PC as well...

I picked up the 4k version that was released on PC and started it in summer 2019. I didn't finish it. It wasn't bad per se, just painfully mediocre. The plot wasn't very engaging, and some of the characters were just outlandishly bad.

I still need to finish it, though.

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« Reply #401 on: May 17, 2021, 01:02:27 pm »
I have heard it didn't do as well as previous entries, yes. Hmm...

Still, I wish they rerelease the others. Specially with the PSP store closing down, getting the first two games will become just about harder. Whether remake or original, though I think SO2 original is in the PSN, I think.

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« Reply #402 on: May 17, 2021, 11:51:50 pm »
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Still, I wish they rerelease the others. Specially with the PSP store closing down, getting the first two games will become just about harder. Whether remake or original, though I think SO2 original is in the PSN, I think.

I have them both on the PSP in hard disk version. First Departure, a remake of the SNES-era SO1 in the engine of PS1's SO2, was recently ported to the Switch with a few additional art enhancements called First Departure R. I picked it up on sale for $10USD but haven't been able to play it yet.

I hope Second Departure, the PSP enhanced port of SO2, gets the same treatment.

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« Reply #403 on: May 18, 2021, 01:55:25 am »
Oh, it did? *looks it up* Interesting. And even for PS4 it was.

Well, hopefully they also port it and SO2 to PC as well. I have neither a PS4 or Switch.

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« Reply #404 on: May 18, 2021, 07:40:31 am »
I agree, The Second Story was so much fun to play and is one of my favorite RPGs on the PS1. I still have to go back and beat Rena's scenario sometime, as I always choose Claude whenever I re-play the game...

So, I started Till the End of Time yesterday, about 7 hours in, and I think it's pretty fun so far. I'm doing it on easy mode so I can hopefully not care about battles that much and just enjoy the story and beat the game. Then I'll go back and play it on a harder difficulty to win Battle Trophies (they're locked on easy mode). Apparently, I was mistaken about item creation in this game as it has cooking unfortunately I still haven't been able to do it yet.