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  1. I don't want to start a rant about the game because I guess it just wasn't for me. There are many things I didn't like (and most importantly, I didn't like the gameplay, so that was a big deal), and I usually love turn-based JRPGs. But the one thing that I found really infuriating is precisely what you described right here. I don't even want to shit on the plot cause I actually liked it for the most part, but it really isn't all that deep... Still, you watch the story develop and understand what's happening, then you have the characters explain to you what's happening again and again, just in case you don't get it cause you might be 2 years old... and then you get home in the evening and the entire day is once more recapped in a mobile-phone text-message conversation.. I mean, COME ON, I GOT IT! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Anyways, I'm happy I played Persona 5, but it's definitely the last (and only) Persona game I will ever play. And I know I'm in the minority here, so it's my problem for sure, not the game's fault πŸ™‚
  2. I haven't gotten around to playing this yet... But I played the entire game in 2-player coop. Would this mode be easier with a larger group, or do the enemies / bosses scale to the number of players? Looking forward to trying the mode out soon! But also slightly worried from what I'm reading πŸ˜‚ Has been a while since I last played the game.
  3. There is an update that adds a lot of stuff to the game and is free. But The Swamps of Corsus, i.e. the survival mode, is paid DLC. It costs 12 CHF ~ 12 USD in Switzerland.
  4. Alright, my game just updated.. the new trophies correspond to the steam achievements listed in the OP! πŸ™‚ Given that there are rewards for beating up to 100 bosses in a row, I think that getting 10 ain't asking too much πŸ˜‚
  5. Yeah @BB-BakkerJ you pretty much said what I feel as well. Trials MIGHT be a bit harder than Trackmania (won't rate it just yet.. ) but besides Speedcuber absolutely nothing was frustrating thus far. Not only that, but the game has been incredibly fun throughout. With Trackmania though... it took so damn long, and every time I finished a track I just new the next one would probably again cost me 1-2 hours... never ending πŸ˜‚ So yeah, towards the end it just turned from a fun racer into a tedious gold-grind. Speaking of which: Trials Fusion Ok my goal with Top Roach is to slowly grind it out, 30-60 minutes a day to not get burned out. And hey, I'm making progress! My very first attempt ended with 299 faults (πŸ˜…), but after 1.5 hours I am in single-digits now... PB: 9 faults! I think it would make sense to practice the three difficult checkpoints over and over, though the one with the stone-arc is stupid to practice... The first difficult checkpoint, the one after the ladder, is what I'm having the most trouble with for some reason... The way I see it there are two valid techniques for that one... Either sitting down to increase speed on the larger ramp, or lean forward. I've been practicing both methods and can't seem to consistently do either 😑 What would you recommend? I've watched the replays on my friends list and most seem to lean forward πŸ˜… Crypt of the NecroDancer Man, I almost got a heart attack. I finally got a sub-15 minute All Zones clear with Nocturna! With a lot of time to spare... 2 seconds πŸ˜‚ Here is my run, just in case you are interested. While Nocturna herself is pretty OP, there are Zone-5 enemies in all zones, there is a fifth zone which makes the run longer of course, and her special last two bosses are pretty crazy. So this was definitely harder than a sub-15 run with Cadence, at least for me. And with this, I'm done with the DLC for now. I uninstalled it and went back to practicing Aria. I cleared her individual zones to unlock her special boss for practice, and will start doing Aria all-Zone runs once I'm confident with her boss. πŸ™‚
  6. I tried the above method but it really didn't work all too well for me. Instead, I mainly grinded this out with the Zultan Kulle fight, which gives you 3 kills in a couple of seconds. Most of the time his fight is a bounty as well, so you make progress towards the 500 bounties while grinding out the Skeleton kills. The two disadvantages are that it's extremely boring, and you have no chance at getting goblins. However, there is a good route for goblin farming that gives you 2 goblins in a minute (not 100% of the time, though), so it wasn't really necessary to maximize all three grinds simultaneously.
  7. There is one game in my backlog that I purchased on launch since it reminded me of Hyper Light Drifter, one of my favorite games. The game I'm talking about is Phantom Trigger, developed by Bread Team. The game isn't all too popular, but even so there are no platinum achievers. I have been trying to find a way to unlock the two trophies that seem unobtainable thus far, with the help of another PSNP member that is only missing those two trophies.. no luck yet though... Even contacting the devs / publisher didn't help πŸ˜•
  8. Haha I'm sure there was a lot of luck involved in me getting that one so quickly πŸ˜‚ No planning on abandoning the game just yet. Not only that, but I'm really looking forward to playing Rising soon as well! I want to improve some of my times in Fusion before moving on, and will try some ninjas and see how it goes πŸ™‚ But not yet. For the moment, I'm only going to grind Top Roach to build up muscle memory. Feel free to share some good ninjas to try out though! Well in Trials you really don't need to do stunts at all. 95% of the game is overcoming obstacles with as few faults as possible, but there are some challenges that indeed want you to do some supermans or flips or wheelies. Just not all that often. You could also just get Trials Rising and put it in the backlog, which if I'm not mistaken is currently being offered for a very good price πŸ™‚ Was Pumped BMX+ fun to do? Yeah it feels like I just really need to grind the last challenge out... But it's gonna take a while. It takes most people anywhere from 6 to 20 hours to get the challenge done that I'm still missing... I hope I'll get it soon! The grind starts tonight πŸ™‚
  9. Nicely done! Good luck with #178. That one took me the longest (6 hours) but, what's worst, unlike #180 or other difficult tracks it just wasn't fun at all. Seems that other people didn't have trouble with that track at all for some reason, hope you are one of those players!
  10. After not finishing a game for the last two months, I have a new entry in my card: Nioh 2 I have no choice but to use this game for the "Hype!" category... Ever since I finished Nioh on Way of the Demon, I have been so excited about the sequel / prequel... And it sure did not disappoint! I'm sure looking forward to the DLC and higher difficulties!
  11. Same here. I suck at FPS, never play them... But also, I don't have an interest in those games, so Wolf II is definitely not a game I will play. But not because of Mein Leben, you know I like challenging trophies, but the genre just isn't for me... Anyways, quick update! πŸ™‚ I will be gone again over the weekend, so I plan to finish up my Darkest Dungeon review (I'm already writing it, just didn't find time to finalize it just yet), and should be able to write a second review as well.. namely for.. Nioh 2! That's right, I stood by my word and really focused on finishing this one. What a game... 110 hours for the platinum, and I wasn't bored a single second. I'm really looking forward to writing the review. It's always most fun to write about a game you truly enjoyed, and this one... This one I really did enjoy, that's for sure! πŸ˜ƒ Trials Fusion I said that I would focus on Nioh 2 and, once I'm done, I would go back to Trials Fusion (and Pier Solar). After not touching the game for two weeks, I went back to it yesterday. Of the remaining two challenges, I decided to start with Pipe Phobia. And... well, it only took me 2 hours to do.. πŸ˜… Not the cleanest run, also wasn't sure if I touched the first pipe or not (weird hit-boxes there), but decided to finish the run and hey, it counted! I had actually lost a run shortly before on the very last pipe due to the wheel-glitch @det_gittes mentiond above, but it didn't take too long overall so I can't complain πŸ™‚ So that leaves one challenge left for 100%. It's time to tame the Roach! πŸ˜ƒ
  12. But that's my point. There is no "through streaming services only". There is still a PS5 / Xbox whateveritscalled coming out, and it will be supported for many years to come. Nobody is talking about making gaming "streamable only", and certainly we should not mix the two concepts together of "streaming service" or "live streaming", which seems to have caused confusion here. Right, but the Switch is Nintendo's main console, and it is portable at the same time. The consequence is that it cannot run powerful games, but it doesn't have to given what games Nintendo is famous for. With Sony and Microsoft, it's different. Their main consoles are power-houses capable of running incredibly resource-consuming games, and those consoles will stay, at least for a couple of years. But there is no incentive for those companies to also release a next-gen portable console when you can save costs on making that hardware and instead offer subscriptions so streaming services. I can see a pretty close future where people are hooking up their Dual Shocks to their laptop / tablet / whatever and play PS5 games on those screens while riding a bus, with the games being processed server-side. But it's not going to be the "only future", at least I don't think so. It won't replace home consoles, but it might replace portable ones. Precisely why I wanted to chime in πŸ™‚ That being said, I worked on 5G-wireless technology during my PhD, and at least in Europe the technology is currently being rolled out. It won't be long before we have coverage in most areas, and downloading speed won't be a problem anymore (if you have a subscription, of course). Give it a couple of years. I 100% agree. I haven't tried PS Now (yet), and I don't know if the concept is something for me, but I'm certainly intrigued and, if done correctly, I can see the appeal. Let's say I'm not close-minded about the topic, and can't wait to see how the whole concept evolves πŸ™‚
  13. But that's what I mean. Nobody is talking about forcing players to live-stream, but to offer games through streaming services. It's two completely unrelated concepts. Nobody is ever going to ask of you to livestream on twitch if you want to play a game. But for example, there is not going to be a Vita 2 because game streaming services will replace portable gaming devices. Not even 'apples and oranges' but rather 'apples and helicopters'.
  14. Eh, are you sure you are not confusing 'streaming games', like, you know, what PS Now is, with live streaming yourself while playing? I'd need a source if you really mean the latter, as I can't imagine that being discussed anywhere. Game streaming being the future, that I can see. You wouldn't need to build hardware anymore. Just process the game server-side and anyone can play on any device without requiring computational power. That's the future of portable gaming.
  15. #69. Nioh 2

    Fantastic game... πŸ™‚Β The first Nioh wasΒ already in my top-5 games on the PS4, but the sequel / prequel improves upon the first one in every single aspect I can think of.Β 


    Combat is still incredibly fun, with additional weapons and skills, there is now more enemy variety, which is frankly one of the few things the first installment was lacking, there are fewer "gauntlet missions", which I appreciate... The list goes on, and I will write a review soon going into more detail.Β 


    The numbers also show how great the game is. This is a 100+ hour platinum, and still, it sits at 35% rarityΒ πŸ˜‚


    Anyways, the DLC is coming up soon, and I'm already halfway through NG+ getting my Divine Gear together. Still haven't found a Yasakani Magatama, but it's a guaranteed drop from the final boss on NG+, so I'll get it eventuallyΒ πŸ™‚


    If you liked the first game, give this one a go.Β 

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    3. DamagingRob


      Nice work!

    4. Copanele


      Big congrats. Can't wait to see how DLC will be, maybe I'll purchase it as well after they release all the updates. Hope it's not gonna be a DLC in the style of DLC3 from Nioh 1, I really hated that one.


      (also immature of me I know, good platinum number for a game that you love :3 )