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  1. In preparation for the PS5, I've been on a bit of a purchasing spree: Last but not least, today's arrivals :D. I wound up snagging a new copy of Danganronpa V3. Would've preferred it on Vita but the prices for those are ridiculous now. It's just a bit frustrating that it's loose :(. Also that I can't play Trails of Cold Steel IV yet since I still need to finish 1, 2, and 3 :S. I'm really happy about all of these purchases though. it's more than I'd intended to spend in 1 month (especially since 4 of them are basically MSRP purchases and I very rarely ever do that) but at the same time I'd like to play all of them, and I feel like several of them will certainly get rarer as time goes by.
  2. I got the PS5 (Disc) and the media remote. I'm still debating on getting the headset but I don't think I really need to. Probably not going to get any games but I'm still a bit tempted by AC: Valhalla. I'm mostly concerned about being able to play the PS4 games I already have. For me it's to provide a better PS4 experience. I'm not a fan of the PS4 Pro, because it's too noisy, the Dualshock 4 has poor battery life, and I don't like how it deals with installing physical games (leaving you waiting to hear the disc drive stop spinning). I'm hoping the PS5 will be better with these issues, and we know the Dualsense has a larger battery at the very least. It might not fix all the issues, and I am taking a leap of faith, but even if I'm wrong, at the bare minimum it'll still be able to play PS5 games when they come, Plus it'll still have the SSD which will help with load times and navigating the OS. I'd be buying a PS5 anyways, so I figured I may as well try and get it when I can and was fortunate enough to be able to land a preorder.
  3. I'm not sure what I'll do. Ideally I'd like to wait (at least till the holiday season next year, if not longer), so that the games library gets bigger, the console gets cheaper, I can get a bundle with a game, and hopefully there'll be a revision that sorts out whatever issues the initial console has. Truthfully, I already have a lot of games I want to play on other systems, too, so waiting would be the better, and more financially responsible option. I'm just not sure I'd be able to convince myself to wait that long, and I'd also be fine with trading in my PS4 so that'd save on the upfront cost. I'm saving the money anyways, just in case I want to jump in early, but I'm still having a very hard time deciding.
  4. I'm just about done with Gamestop I think - definitely with buying with them online. I can't say I have the bad impression of them that others have, but it makes me feel like it's not worth buying used games from there. I bought 4 games from them with the Buy 2 Get 2 Free sale, and 2 of those came with the generic cases. The other two, as is so prominently visible, wind up coming with the cases, but also with the large black stickers to cover the prices. So even when someone *does* trade the game in with everything, they find a way of reducing the condition of the game. It's just a bit disappointing. Ironically, if I'd not bought these online, and gotten them instore instead I probably wouldn't have had to deal with the black stickers. . Ah well... In any event, I'm glad I have the games - I figured Rage 2 should be cheap enough to buy at that price, and I've been wanting to get copies of Atelier Sophie and Disgaea 5 too.
  5. A few more PS3 pickups. I'm really disappointed that I haven't been able to take advantage of Gamestop's Buy 2 Get 2 Free promotion - the stores around me either don't have games I want, or have them with the generic Gamestop cases, which look really tacky on my shelf and stick out like a sore thumb. Even with that in mind I've managed to bulk up my PS3 collection and get a few titles I've been really wanting to try, some for several years. Without further ado, there's the good stuff: It's pretty panned, or at least very divisive, but I've wanted to give the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy a try. I already had the first game, so wanted to pick up the other two. I've also heard really good things about The Saboteur and it seems like a hidden gem, so I definitely want to try it out. I managed to get all these for $10.50 altogether. Definitely happy with that. Like The Saboteur, it seems Singularity is a pretty good game, so I want to try it out. I've also wanted to try Rage for a long time (since it was released) but simply never got around to it. As far as Lost Planet, I haven't heard too much about it but even if it's not fun, it was only $3.50. I've already played Crysis 2 and 3, but I've been really craving shorter FPS games and those don't seem to be as common anymore. It makes for a good excuse to replay the games. I'm also just now realizing that the original Crysis has trophies, so that could be worth a replay. Like Rage, I've been wanting to play Homefront since it came out but never got around to it, so this was a good reason to get it.
  6. Thanks a lot for the tip - somehow I'd never thought of that. I'll give that a try and see how it goes - it should at least make things more bearable...
  7. The Wolf Among Us (PS3). It's not all that difficult a plat, and I have the plats for most of the other Telltale games. The annoying thing, though, is that I really didn't enjoy playing through it (it's the only game that's made me fall asleep while playing). More annoying is that the game decided to corrupt my saves, and at a time when I didn't have PS+, so I have to redo the first two episodes. I keep telling myself I want to so I can get it out of the way but at the same time I can't bring myself to do so.
  8. It's a really good game. Try not to read too much about it - just play it for yourself. I replayed it a few months ago after having beaten it a few years ago and it still holds up pretty well. Definitely worth a playthrough and it's not all that long either.
  9. Couple of small pickups. Mafia II is a replay - I played the game on PC ages ago, and have been wanting to replay it, so this is a good excuse to have a physical copy. It was super cheap too, and fortunately one of the few games in the Gamestop that had the cover with it (it sucks that they're clearing out the PS3/360 games ). As for Mass Effect, I only started the first one but never got too far. It was also CIB (except the DLC) and I figured since it's one of the more expensive PS3 games I can find, I may as well get it while I had the opportunity.
  10. I got in a couple of Black Friday purchases:
  11. I'm going to keep playing it for quite a while yet. There are still a lot of games I want to play (and replay) on it. Given how cheap the games are, and since when I got mine with it came with several games, I've managed to buy up quite a backlog and I don't want to leave most of them unplayed. The other thing is that I want to try and get as many trophies as I can from it before they shut down the trophy servers which hopefully won't happen for a long while yet. Just looking at the list of games I want to finish, there's Tales of Xillia 1 (and 2), Dragon's Dogma, the Jak and Daxter trilogy, Singularity, the Final Fantasy 13 trilogy (at least the first one), Folklore, 3D Dot Game Heroes and also the Bioshock trilogy (replay) and Max Payne 3 (replay). I'll also need to use it for Persona 3 FES. I've also noticed, looking at the PS3's library, that there are quite a few "one and done" FPSes that aren't too long, and it seems that games like that (stuff like Singularity and the CoD campaigns) don't get made as often anymore. Given how much I like games like that, it's just another reason to keep using the system.
  12. PS4: Nier Automata. I've enjoyed what I've played of this, despite (after having read the reveiws) not expecting that I would. I especially like that it constantly changes things up so you don't feel like yo'ure doing the same thing over and over. NSW - Fire Emblem: Three Houses. I just got this today and have been wanting to play it since it was announced. From the little I've tried it's quite fun. I'm already dreading having to choose which house to pick, though...
  13. The Trails of Cold Steel III Thors Academy Edition. I figured since I have the CE of 1 and 2 (and really enjoyed what I've played of 1) it wouldn't be right to miss on the CE of 3. Unfortuantely though I still need to finish 1 (and 2) before I can play it, and I get the strong feeling that I should take the time to play through Trails in the Sky 1 and 2 too. It's not a waste though, since I think by the time I do get to it, it'll be pretty difficult to get this edition without overpaying for it. I've heard a lot of good things about this, and have definitely enjoyed what I've played of it, even if that comes with the side effect of not really knowing what's going on lol. I'm hoping it'll live up to the hype though - I'm expecting a really really good game.
  14. Continuing with my plan to buy up Vita titles, I got these: I already owned them on Vita digitally, but it was just too good of a deal to pass up, and the memory saved makes it a lot easier to put more games on my Vita.
  15. Just the Trails of Cold Steel III Thors Academy Edition for me. I'm still waiting for the Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore and Persona 5 Royal special editions to go up for preorder.
  16. Dunno if this would still be helpful, but you could give Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth a try. They're the second (and third) in a trilogy (the first part, Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen, is due on PS4 next year) and are quite long. They're visual novel / strategy RPG hybrids, but it's pretty easy to get most of the trophies and the story is quite good, too. It's advisable to watch the anime first (which covers the events of the first game) but not entirely necessary. Sticking with the visual novel theme you could also give Steins;Gate a try. Be sure you read Steins;Gate 0 afterwards as that's a sequel. The trophies for both are pretty easy (you can follow a guide to make it easier) and the stories are quite fun to read too.
  17. What version is that? Guessing an EU version but is it a limited edition or? The cover art looks much nicer than the standard Lightning-on-white cover...
  18. I'm continuing with my aim of re-buying physical copies of titles I want physically instead of just digitally. I've already played and beaten Max Payne 3 but I want the trophies for it. I also already own Tales of Xillia 1 and 2 digitally, and figured now's the time to get them.
  19. Bought a couple of titles to add to the collection. I already had Muv Luv and Muv Luv Alternative digitally, but regretted not getting them physically and wanted to do so before they became expensive and/or hard to find. Ys VIII was one that I'd had my eye on but found it for a really good price and decided to jump.
  20. PS4: Dragon Quest 11. I started it a while ago and didn't finish, so I wanted to get it out of the way. I'm enjoying it, though, and it's fun and relaxing to play through. I should be done with it pretty quickly. PS3: Nothing at the moment. I'd like to get back to playing on the PS3 and there are several games I'd like to play, but I haven't really been able to settle on one and find myself being drawn to playing on other systems instead. . PS Vita: Cosmic Star Heroine. Like with Dragon Quest 11, I haven't been playing this consistently, but I am enjoying what I've played of it. I also think I'm nearly halfway through it, so it shouldn't be too long before I'm done with it.
  21. The default theme, but in cyan. I really like both the color and the default theme, so haven't felt the need to change it from that.
  22. I tend to follow these rules as well. Not as strictly as I should, of course, but IMO they make up a good set of rules to try and follow and help me keep on top of my spending so it's not excessive. The biggest exception to the above list would be #4 - I do prefer physical media, but my platform of choice for a game really depends on the game, and if a digital copy is cheaper and/or more convenient I'd go with that (for example I want to play Stardew Valley on Vita for the portability, which means getting it digitally, rather than opting for the physical edition with its goodies). Other than that I tend to agree with the OP and try to stick to older games (ie, stuff that's been out for a year or more). IMO you get a better experience that way - more DLC (especially with a GoTY edition), QoL patches (which are becoming more common), potentially a lower price, and also walkthroughs etc might have already been made.
  23. Picked it up during one of the recent PSN sales. Haven't played a lot of it as of yet but I did enjoy what I've played.
  24. I still prefer the PS3 to the PS4 tbh, and IMO it's no question. For all its power compared to the PS3, the PS4 still lacks quite a few basic features (like automatically playing an inserted disc) that should be basic, and takes steps backwards when it should be taking steps forward (the DS4's battery life for example). Worse still, a lot of the games that would've been exclusive on PS3 have moved to PC (Ni No Kuni 2 being one such example) or alternatively, are originally on PS3 (Uncharted 1-3). That's not even getting into the amount of remasters and remakes that have been done, either. I buy consoles for the exclusives, so it's meant fewer games that I'm buying for PS4. I feel really conflicted as I really want to love the PS4 (and it's originally the system that made me jump into console gaming) as much as I love the PS3 and Vita, but I can't help but feel like both of those systems are able to bring something worthwhile to the table while the PS4 is.more for the occasional exclusive and/or stuff I'd prefer to play on the couch instead of on the desk. If you don't / can't play on PC then I could see it being a really great system, but I'm comfortable playing on PC. The PS3 has its drawbacks (the store being really bad on it, it's generally slow, and it can't multitask very well), but the games are super cheap (as are the systems), it's a much better media player (assuming it has an app that you want), and you don't need as much hard drive space on it as you would on a PS4. Online (for the games that are still up) is free, it plays CDs (and can rip them too), and there are a lot of really good games available for it. Oh, and it's compatible (in some way, be it acting as installer / hub, or having BC from the store or physical) with every other PS system (PS4 aside), unlike the PS4 which can only connect to Vita.
  25. Agreed. Agreed, agreed, agreed. It's annoying. And there also seems to be an attitude of looking down on others for not liking the series while piling all sorts of hyperbolic praise on the series. It's annoying. Personally speaking, spending 20/30 minutes on a boss only to die and lose all progress isn't my idea of fun. I don't mind others liking the games, but the attitude of some of the fans is offputting, to put it mildly.