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  1. Ok y'all-- need some iconic blade-wielding characters from games. Spears and axes count as blades. Thank you 😊

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    2. Infected Elite

      Infected Elite

      Link (master sword)

      Dante, Vergil, Nero (swords)

      Kiryu (anything you can fin)

      Cervantes (Soul Calibur)

      Spawn (axes/swords)

      Master Chief from Halo (Has energy swords)

      Scorpion (Mortal Kombat, Sword and spear)

      Cloud (Buster Sword)

      Squall (Gunblade)


    3. eigen-space


      @Beyondthegrave07, Nintendo would actually be great because I'm not familiar with it anymore.

      I'm kind of doing a farce data science article for the swordfighting website I'm writing for The working title is, "Do Swords Make You Look Cool?"

      Basically I'm looking at people's Instagram accounts and comparing Likes and Comments on photos where people have swords and do not have swords to see if pictures with swords get more. I've come to the realization that if I just look at the pages of sword practitioners, there's likely a bias because obviously the sword community would be interested in swords. I thought one good control group would be cosplayers because there's a good chance cosplayers have multiple costumes, some which have swords and some which do not, and that people looking at these Instagram accounts aren't following them specifically for sword content.


      Tldr; writing an article about how cool swords are and need to look up cosplayers

    4. Beyondthegrave07


      Ohhh, well. Let me cover you on Nintendo @eigen-space , or at least, Fire Emblem. xD I'm sure some of them are cosplayed quite often.


      Shulk - Xenoblade Chronicles

      Rex - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 

      Pyra/Mythra - Xenoblade Chronicles 2

      Byleth - Fire Emblem: 3 Houses

      Dimitri - Fire Emblem 3 Houses

      Edelgard - Fire Emblem 3 Houses

      Roy - Fire Emblem: Blinding Blade

      Lucina - Fire Emblem: Awakening 

      Chrom - Fire Emblem Awakening

      Robin - Fire Emblem Awakening

      Marth - Fire Emblem (OG)

      Ike - Fire Emblem Path of Radiance

      Corrin - Fire Emblem: Fates 

      Lyn - Fire Emblem: Blazing Blade

  2. What is the camera perspective from a game like Final Fantasy IX called where you're in third person but running through a fixed background with a fixed camera angle? I know it's third person of some kind, but I don't think the subgenre is called "Fixed Camera". When Googling that, it comes up with other types of games where you have an over-the-shoulder view but cannot use the joystick to pivot the camera around the character.

    I know when you're in the overworld it's a top-down third person with rotation, but I don't know what it's called when in dungeons/towns.

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    2. Slava


      Isometric is a specific type of parallel projection with equal angles between axes. It's good for tile-based games where you don't see the horizon, and everything appears the same size no matter where they are. Looking at some FF9 screenshots, I don't think it uses this view, I see different ones. Maybe the overworld does, I'm not sure.


      The fixed camera doesn't have any other name, AFAIK.


      In the 90's, the fixed camera was used in games with pre-rendered backgrounds. Developers would achieve better graphics at the cost of camera movement. Maybe pre-rendered is the word you had in mind? 🤔 Even though it's about the graphics instead of the camera type. 

      Wait, nevermind. People already mentioned pre-rendered graphics above, oops.

    3. Dreggit


      @eigen-space I believe the category you are thinking of is a static camera with a mix of fixed panning when you are in a location/town/dungeon. Similar to FFIX, Resident Evils older games use fixed cameras and fixed panning cameras that follow the character on a "track". Since you normally don't have any control of the camera, it is categorically fixed to be static or pan along the map as needed.

    4. enaysoft


      Yeah like Slava, Isometric is not 3D, as it's 2D or 3D but in plan view, which is without distance so lines don't bend into the distance..

  3. Platinum #174 - Dungeon Encounters - My friend said this might be his new favorite game. So I tried it. I will never listen to that friend again regarding games. It sucked at first, got better, but then got worse because it was boring and repetitive.

    1. DeadOrAlive4


      Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the game but hey you got a new platinum out of it!

    2. MidnightDragon


      Congrats for what it's worth.

    3. ihadalifeb4this
  4. If anyone here is also a PC gamer and wants to support Ukraine, you get a TON of games with this bundle.



  5. Platinum #173 - Void Terrarium - I hated this game until I got some excellent advice from my bestie @Jens! After that, it was pretty fun 😁

    1. ihadalifeb4this
    2. MidnightDragon
    3. Jens


      "Coaching" a #1 doesn't take all that much, hard to take credit for that! 😛

  6. Pretty sure I hate rogue-likes.

    1. Jens


      Pretty sure I still like you.

    2. Joe Dubz

      Joe Dubz

      Yes, they are definitely not for everyone... That RNGeezus can be one fickle mistress at times!

  7. This controller add-on for gamers with disabilities is pretty cool.



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    2. Infected Elite

      Infected Elite

      you know i seen this article, and all i could think about is how come this hasn't happened already by Sony? im sure there are 3rd party etc, and Xbox had their own disabilities adaptive controller... like ages ago? 


      Still, better late than never. Nintendo kind of works within the joycon being single handed for multiple games as well.

    3. Yuna4353


      @eigen-space I am very lucky that I have been with my CP my whole life, and can only not use my right hand. If I had been disabled hallway through my life then yes, I just adapted to only being able to use my one hand due to my disability all my life and knowing no different 

    4. PostalDudeRus


      I remember reading about this one


      I really thought Sony had something like this for their consoles

  8. USPS is shipping out free COVID home tests for anyone that wants them (I'm assuming US only). Sign up here:

    1. Infected Elite

      Infected Elite

      i already have a ton. May be a bit older, but they still work. Blood sample + buffer solution = positive or negative haha

    2. AK-1138


      Keep on fighting the good fight, there 🙂

    3. Joe Dubz

      Joe Dubz

      Good stuff, my wife just ordered them for us!! 

  9. Tails of Iron - Writing a guide for a game with 200+ collectibles and ~20 boss fights is exhausting and taking up my PS5's memory.... 3.5GB and counting.

    1. Jens


      If one gets it done, it's you my friend! I already know that it will turn out great, without even having to look at it ;)

  10. Platinum #172 - Alternate Jake Hunter: Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz - Okay-ish visual novel with detective components. Story could have been better. But the music was great. I still don't know who Jake Hunter is or what Golden Jazz is... but you do find out about Daedalus.

  11. About a week left to vote for your favorite guides in this year's Guide of the Year event! Show your guide writers some love!


    There's a ton of great guides this year! And if you don't know who to vote for, you can always default to my Cris Tales Guide 😉



  12. I learned that when you're looking at your game library on the PS5, you can hide games. Not sure if that option was there on the PS4 because I never checked. But this is a great feature because now I can hide all the games I've completed so I only see my backlog when searching for which game to play next.

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    2. NERVergoproxy


      Ohh okay like the purchased list under game library, that make sense. xD

      Like on the PS4.

    3. eigen-space


      @NERVergoproxy, exactly! I guess I didn't notice the feature on the PS4 lol

    4. Honor_Hand


      No kidding, I learned from this feature like a month or two ago too, even though it's been on PS4 for years now, lol. xD

  13. Platinum #171 - Nightmares From the Deep: The Cursed Heart

    I like these kinds of puzzle games so it was fun to play after having a little bit of gaming indecision. Did all but two puzzles without using a guide; could have figured them out on my own, but I was impatient.

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    2. eigen-space


      The cutscenes were ok. The animation was pretty grainy but maybe they did that on purpose? The only thing that bothered me about the voice acting is that it didn't line up with mouth movement lol

    3. ihadalifeb4this
    4. Ais Wallenstein

      Ais Wallenstein

      Well done. :)


      I agreed. Puzzles games are indeed fun to play outta most of em. I used a text walkthrough guide to follow everything from start to finished. :)

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    2. enaysoft


      Konami reminding us that they definitely don't make games anymore, well not good ones anyway.

      They've already whored out their IP to be used on Pachinko machines, I bet they couldn't believe their luck when NFTs came along. Already expecting the outrage and no doubt Jim Sterling's video about it when they start selling SIlent HIll 2 NFTs.


      We all know it's coming...

    3. MidnightDragon


      Konami wants to do everything but make video games it seems. 

    4. RadiantFlamberge


      Surprise... there is one game they're involved with now that sounds interesting, GetsuFumaDen Undying Moon. I learned about this one just now, and found it on Steam as an Early Access title. Konami is involved, with the indie studio GuruGuru as the lead developer. It's been getting mostly positive reviews, with some comments about it being a rogue-like metroidvania. I'm tempted to get it. It's getting a Switch port, but hopefully a PS4 one will follow. The original GFD was released on Nintendo Famicom in Japan only.


  14. I feel so honored to have my Cris Tales guide nominated for a GOTY! There is some absolutely great competition this year so it's very special to be counted amongst these other fantastic writers.


    Please take a few minutes to vote for some guides. It means a lot to all of us writers to know our work is appreciated 🥰



    1. Troz


      Yes, it means everything to us guide writers. We do it to help others and make things easier, we love to know when we're doing just that. :popcorn:

    2. Dreggit


      A well deserved nomination for an excellent author :yay:

  15. They didn't even do a lot with the current VR, and yet they're pulling for a VR2? They'd make more money with a Vita2.



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    2. Elvick_


      They need new controllers more than anything. I love PS VR, it’s a game changer for many things. I just hope it gets more stuff like Astro Bot, Moss, Ghost Giant, Deracine (with full locomotion this game would be flawless, still love it though)… 

    3. zizimonster



    4. Alantor32


      I hate to say this, but the Vita didn't do well enough for a Vita 2.

  16. Dammit Square Enix! Most of this sounded like word salad to me, but the last half where they're talking about token economies and how people who play games to have fun might be disappointed has me 😬



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    2. MidnightDragon


      "And if you don't like it, go to hell."

    3. enaysoft


      It's probably more sinister than that, something more like.


      "We have so many loyal and dedicated fans, so we know you'll buy just about anything we put out, because it's a Square Enix game"

    4. mecharobot


      "Please be excited"


      -2022 edition

  17. Started 3 different games yesterday and deleted them all because they didn't feel right after playing for 5-10 minutes. And very few things in my 100s of games backlog look appealing right now. Not really sure what my hangup is at the moment.

    1. enaysoft


      I've done this a few times too. There's this weird feeling of "I wanna get Platinum or 90% trophies on this game or else I won't play it type vibe"


      I don't like it, that's for sure.

      I remember a few years ago I played about 10 mins of "Life Is Strange Before The Storm" and I just thought, man I hated this character from the other game and already it's off to a boring start and I am stuck.

      Definitely gonna delete this game and the trophy list before I pop anything.

    2. eigen-space


      It's not even the idea of getting a platinum to be honest. For me, this is what happened.

      I tried Control, Minoria, and Tearaway Unfolded yesterday but deleted them before I got a trophy. Control had camera movements that triggered my motion sickness. I couldn't get past the first boss fight in Minoria after several attempts so it didn't seem fun. And Tearaway had this weird mechanic where it tracked your controller movements (and did a poor job at it) and I didn't feel like dealing with that right now (I've played the original Tearaway on the Vita and really liked it).


      I'll probably play Minoria and Tearaway Unfolded at some point, but they just didn't click with me right now. I think it's because I've been playing some games that were immediately interesting lately.



    3. enaysoft


      I've played a AAA game, or "popular" game in many years. Not sure if they will click or not, but there's just something about a time investment/new challenge that puts me off.


      Sometimes I am playing a game and then my son comes up to me grinning holding a Thomas The Tank Engine and I just think, awesome I don't have to play this anymore today.


      I much prefer puzzle games or simple retro stuff, or the Warriors games, mostly the only type of game I tend to play these days. Like you I look at Hades and think wow that looks awesome! I can't wait to hear everyone saying how good the game is and what it does, because I know I won't be playing it. And I have no idea why.

  18. Platinum #170 - The Wild At Heart

    Fun little puzzle game. I would recommend it for people who enjoy puzzles with slight metroidvania tendencies and don't mind hunting for collectibles. Good start to 2022!

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    2. MidnightDragon
    3. ihadalifeb4this
    4. eigen-space


      @Mesopithecus, I kinda did something a little different last year with how I purchase games. I would look at Amazon for preorders, watch a gameplay trailer, and then preorder the game if it looked halfway decent. It was mostly a successful venture.

  19. Hades - So I decided this game really isn't for me. It seems like it will take a long time to grind everything out and requires way too much RNG. However, I did decide to beat the story. Got it done with the Fists in 17 attempts.

  20. Started playing Hades on a blank profile because I'm not sure if I like it or not.

  21. Platinum #169 - Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

    My bestie @Jens got me this game as a Christmas gift, so of course I needed to pay it right away. This is my first Ratchet and Clank game, and I definitely enjoyed myself. What's the likelihood that I'll like earlier games in the series?

    Also, I'm not sure why people felt this game was not worth the money due to length. I thought the length was perfectly reasonable for the list price.

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    2. ihadalifeb4this
    3. Jens


      Let's be real, I clearly aimed at contributing a little to this particular platinum number. Success!

    4. Slava


      All mainline Ratchet games are good, so you can just play them in release order. The only thing that didn't age well is the strafing mechanic in the very first game. 

  22. Hatoful Boyfriend Holiday Star - Just finished up this fun little VN. It didn't get as dark as the original, but it was definitely on par with the humor and WTF moments. Solid VN.

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    2. eigen-space


      Can't check the US store because I already have it purchased, but it looks like you can still buy it in the UK store. Maybe they brought it back recently?




    3. enaysoft


      Hmm, yes that is interesting, it does seem to be available again in the UK. Great news. As earlier this year, it was gone...



    4. eigen-space


      Signed out of my US account to see, and it's in the US store too for $9.99 for either game

  23. Tails of Iron - So, I totally lied about going to bed.... and instead I got my trophy! Yay 100%! Bloody Whiskers was such a challenge!

    1. Joe Dubz

      Joe Dubz

      Well done my friend, huzzah!! I knew you could do it, congratulations on your hard earned 100% 👏👏👏 Bravo!!

    2. eigen-space


      Thanks @Joe Dubz! I'd like to think that is partly due to your encouragement! 😉

  24. Tails of Iron - At the final boss now... attempted him probably over 30 times tonight. Best I can get is a little under half health. Maybe it'll be easier tomorrow when I'm fresh.