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  1. Unrelated to awards - I just found out Phoenix Point is going to get a PS4 release in 2020.
  2. I am torn. I have grown less tolerant to the superfluous grind so many JRPGs bring, yet I play JRPGs now and again nonetheless. Currently thinking about The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel. I don't know if I want to commit to a whole series of JRPGs and the endless grind...

    1. thepeaguy


      I suggest to make personal rules for yourself when trophy hunting. Works for me.

      One example for me being is that I won't plat the same game twice.

    2. aiccChaos


      If you like the game, then just play it and worry about the trophies later.


      I played a huge junk of all available jrpgs and platted most because it's fun. 

      Don't think about the hours you have to invest in. If you have fun the platinum

      will unlock itself :> and you can be proud of yourself (and maybe others are proud of you :p)

  3. It is a short game.
  4. If commentators do not have the time to discuss rules during a game of American Football - what the hell are they doing during those three and a half hours? You won't learn what is considered a catch or not if the ball touches the ground or what is a "football move" to differentiate between an incomplete pass and a fumble unless someone explains it at least once. That is part of a commentator's job, and it is also in the best interest of the TV channel so that viewers new to the game won't switch off because they don't know what is going on. If people don't know that it isn't a catch - although the receiver caught the ball - unless both his feet are not inbounds, they'll lose interest because they can't follow what is going on. So, what do you want to tell me? That tutorials are unnecessary because you pick up stuff as you go along if you do or watch it long enough? That is quite a view - why do they need to tell stuff you know well enough? Why are you insulted by something that is clearly not aimed at you in the first place? A time-stop tutorial takes no more than 30 seconds at a time. A pee break is longer.
  5. Actually, the 'good' type of tutorial is a tutorial section that is separate from all gameplay or which you can opt to turn off. They used to have that when games were shipped with handbooks. You could read the handbook for control schemes and mechanics, and then could easily play the game without any interruption. If someone felt a bit unsure, they could do the tutorial stuff beforehand. The simple messages that pop up somewhere during gameplay are not as suitable as the other types, because they rarely stay long enough on the screen (and even worse if they are designed not to be obstrusive). You are concentrating on the gameplay, and it is easy to miss the content of the message because you can only read half of it before it blends out. Even worse if it refers to in-game terminology that you don't know yet. I remember well the times where I played video games without any handbook or tutorial - I actually preferred that because tutorials bore me - but the freeze tutorials are more suitable to their purpose. Of course tutorials are calibrated to the sake of new or casual players. Otherwise they'd be useless. If I ever watch a game of cricket, I wouldn't want the commentary to be aimed at twenty-year-plus viewers. I need them to explain the fucking rules because I am new to the game.
  6. No, it's the fallacy that not including a detailed handbook for everything one needs to know like they used to do in the days of yore is the reason why games need to have tutorials. Whatever the saved cost on a booklet is, surely it cannot match the effort programmers have to make to program introductory levels for the tutorial(s).
  7. Get well soon.
  8. * Hmm... maybe call it a day?

    * Warning: you may want to do everything you want to do before this

    * Damn: Is that a Point of no return? Ah well, let's play on a bit.

  9. The EU version has 16 Plat Achievers. My guess is that people didn't find it interesting enough to get all the trophies? Otherwise I don't know.
  10. I watched a playthrough of this as well. The story part was a bit weak, the combat was all right. There is a sequel (This is the Police II), just in case you find the first game interesting. Also, somewhat similar in that you have to acquire and connect clues together to progress the story: Phantom Doctrine. It is set in an espionage environment. It is tactical turn based. The tactical combat has one unqiue feature: You can set up Agents outside a room an order them to dtorm the room, and they all will enter and shoot on everything that is in there. If you amass enough firepower with silenced weapons, you can secretly take out a room with several enemies without raising alarm. Unfortunately, the combat is cheesable, making it not much of a challenge. The whole thing again runs under "promising, but...". Have a look at it, it's good for three playthroughs, but not more.
  11. I watched a whole playthrough last year. It was on my list, it looked promising, but I felt something was missing, so I didn't buy it in the end.
  12. Instead of complaining about a video game (although I had quite enough reason to), here are a few shots from games. I rarely take screeenshots, so there are not many to share.


    Unfortunately, somehow the quality was reduced after the upload, so the full size lloks weird.



    1. ihadalifeb4this


      If you got  some more send them on psn and be ready to get spamed to death with mine screenshots.

    2. Rally-Vincent---


      Sorry, I don't have more screenshots. Those were 'the ones' because I mostly just enjoy playing and don't think of the screenshot function.

  13. Here are my five plus: XCOM 2: Like @Briste, I like turn based tactical combat, and XCOM 2 is my favorite on PS4. It is challenging, but reasonable in its difficulty. The WotC DLC was a great addition to the gameplay. I enjoy playing the game just as much as watching my go-to youtuber play modded PC versions of XCOM 2 every year. The Witcher 3: The Quest design is great, the quests blend so much into another that many seperate quests feel like one and the same mission. The lore is good, and Gwent is a great mini game. I thoroughly enjoyed the game, so much that I bought both DLC. Valkyria Chronicles (4 and 1): Valkyria Chronicles is such a unique experience in its mix of real time and tactical action. I also like Anime, so the setting is pretty much a plus for me. Both games tackle serious issues in a colourful, bubbly package. Until Dawn: I like cheap horror movies a lot, and my most favorite type is: group of five to seven people go somewhere and encounter a mythical beast/mutants/aliens/creepy creature/monster. A nice game in the side: guess who is going to survive (is it the pretty, yet reasonable girl and the daring douche wiho turns out to be a not-so.-bad guy?). Until dawn falls just into this bracket. Divinity - Original Sin (both 1 and 2): two great cRPG games. Use your mucles or your brain, both ways can get you to your goal. The focus is on the story, you can get through with a minimum of fighting if you chose to. So many more good games. RDR 2, Alien: Isolation, Observation, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Uncharted TLOU didn't make the list because I played it on PS3.
  14. I would't say it is a lot harder. The enemies have slightly better stats, and you have to spend more resources to upgrade, but you start Stygian with knowledge on how things work. That evens this mostly out. The only thing you need to watch is that there is only a limited number of deaths allowed before instant game over. That means the RNG can ruin your game, but otherwise it should be okay.
  15. @Mori Sorry to bother you again. Do you know if there is a limited number you can enter crown vaults? I was walking around with Eyes in L1 to store the frog pistol, but neither L1 3-2 nor L1 5-2 had a portal, and of course I did not reach L1 7-2. I am running out of ideas on how to achieve something in this game.
  16. I have the worst case of gamer's rage I have ever experienced. Ever. If I die one more time with Y.V. just short of a crown portal in hard mode 3-2 upwards - with the frog gun in possession as insult on top - I'll simply go mad.

    1. Hemiak


      I don't like this game very much. Loved Gungeon, Isaac was pretry good, but I just don't care for NT. I feel like the game can just absolutely troll you and end a great run instantly. 

  17. Put one more on my definite-buy -list: Disco Elysium has been announced to be ported to PS4. 2020 is going to be a good year for me.
  18. [Nuclear Throne]


    Got to Y.V.'s crib from L1 3-2 crown vault. Of course, no Golden Nuke Launcher or Golden Disc gun.


    A bit disheartening.

  19. How ironic that some people think you can't judge if you'll dislike a game and at the same time ready the whips on reviewers - people who actually have played the game. Most of us have years, if not decades of playing video games under our belt, one would think we all have the ability to filter out of reviews what we need to know if something is interesting enough to give it a go - or not.
  20. Well... are you going to buy it?
  21. Can I just say that I hate that the game stacks up against you? SInce I didn't unlock CoH yet, and I failed the Gung Gun, and The Crib doesn't have Golden Nuke or Golden Disc when you go from L1-2, I went to L3-2 with Y.V. doing the Oasis skip, got the CoH from L 1-2 Crown Vault (just in case), and I was killed with only only a few enemies alive and a few rads away from Level Ultra by an effing Elite Shielder. Ugh.
  22. Since the reviews are out now, I now know it is something I am not really interested in.
  23. [Nuclear Throne]


    Found a Gun Gun, stored the Gun Gun, used the Gun Gun, died, lost the Gun Gun. I'm done done.

  24. I already tried Hard Mode 1-2 with Robot and Crown of Guns, but the balls dropped nothing. I fear I have to loop to do it. I can't go the Y.V. route, I don't have a Crown of Hatred yet because I am bad at the game and unlocking post-loop crowns is a nightmare for me. I'll do that last. But thanks.
  25. @Mori Do Crown Guardians in Nuclear Throne only drop ammo from their exploding ball attack after Loop? I finally stored a gun gun in the proto chest, but I don't seem to be able to farm energy in pre-loop crown vaults.