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  1. If only I was able to find that slide in A Hat in Time sooner... Good match @GTA_Darren
  2. 1. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World I just was talking about this in a status update, actually. The main characters are both unlikable characters, the Symphonia returning characters are not well implemented and locked at certain levels, and the plot ruins the link between its far off sequel in Phantasia. 2. Hyperdimension Neptunia The series itself has improved itself to be a very good JRPG in recent years but the original game still stand as a reminder of how to not make a good game. Every dungeon is a bland corridor with not much to explore (and you'll be spending a lot of time in them). Healing yourself in battle is a random chance. There's random difficulty spikes out of nowhere, including a difficult late-game dungeon if you don't have the DLC characters. The combo system is completely useless because every monster dies to the same basic combo. I had already bought mk2 before really getting into this game but I would have dropped the series all together had this been the only one I had. 3. Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Danganronpa is a great visual novel series but this game shows that they should stay away from making third person shooter games. The game's controls are a ridiculous mess compared to other shooter games. Every character, aside from Monaca, is just completely annoying and a waste of time. And then there's that event in Chapter 3 which just can't be put into words. How does that get into ANY game in the first place. 4. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona Persona 2 through 5 are all really great games! The original... not so much. I do like classic Shin Megami Tensei and this is close to it. However, the range system in battle makes some characters, like Mark, be much worse than they could be in a classic turn-based system. The penultimate dungeon forces you to use limited characters when the demons inside are built for a full party. The plot is complete nonsense. I never got to the second route but I can't imagine it being worse than what I played through originally. 5. Corpse Party: Blood Drive Oh god, where do I begin with this. Corpse Party was a very good game, and while Book of Shadows was sub-par the final chapter that lead into this game made me interested in it again. What we got was the main character moping around for half a game, unkillable phantoms wandering the halls of Heavenly Host and endlessly chasing you, and three (or four? I don't remember exactly) new characters that serve no purpose and only complicate what is going on. Just playing it wanted me to go bang my head against a wall, which is probably more entertaining than playing this game. Limited myself mostly to games on Sony platforms, but I could also have added Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Final Fantasy II or III, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass among others.
  3. I think I'm going to drop out as well. However, I voted yes in the poll since it seems there's a good amount of people that still want the event to continue. Good luck to all of those still staying in.
  4. Got X finally, changed C to a game that's actually good, and changed P to one of my favorite platinums. #A - Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk SkyB - Blue ReflectionC - Cosmic Star HeroineD - Digimon Story: Cyber SleuthE - Eiyuu Senki: The World ConquestF - Final Fantasy XIIIG - Gravity RushH - Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2ndI - IA/VT ColorfulJKL - Life is StrangeM - Miracle Girls FestivalN - NieROP - Persona 5QR - Rocket LeagueS - SSXT - Tales of XilliaU - Until DawnV - Virtue's Last RewardW - Wheels of AureliaX - XBlaze Code: EmbryoY - Ys: Memories of CelcetaZ - Zero Time Dilemma 22/27 now. One more to reach Beta
  5. I'll sign up. Will decide on what games to play when we get closer to the actual date.
  6. THL in full swing, so some duplicate games are going to come up here. Starting with this one. #96 Pic-A-Pix Color (PS4) I mean, the other version is still on this page, so I don't need to go through it again. It's picross, the colors make it easier, etc. Not too much to say about it again. Started a new game, and continued a few as usual. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory (+1, 15/46) DJMAX Respect (+6, 34/76) MUSYNX (New, +16, 16/27) Persona 4 Golden (+2, 39/50) Starwhal (+1, 17/23) Yes, sixteen trophies. Completion took a hit because none of them are the five gold trophies so it's only 33%. Pretty much all of them are achieved through just playing repeatedly so they'll come as I continue through. I stalled out on Persona 4 Golden at some point a while back because I had played the PS2 version in the past and I wasn't too interested in going through again. I made it to the new content and finished the added dungeon in Golden, which had an interesting gimmick attached. Probably the best dungeon in the game, honestly. Got a few miscellaneous trophies in DJMAX Respect, mostly collection stuff (though I did finally clear 8-button Arcade). With that Starwhal trophy my entire rarest trophy box on my page is all Starwhal trophies. It's not that hard, though, especially if you have a turbo controller. I'll get through Hacker's Memory by the end of the year. Hopefully.
  7. My points are wrong. I actually got the XBlaze platinum during the current fixture, not fixture 1, so my points for fixture 1 should be 38.
  8. Getting swamped in new visual novels coming out. Time to start by finishing up this one. #95 XBlaze Code: Embryo They could at least have changed it to Congratulations instead, as is it just looks weird. Anyway, this isn't a very good visual novel. The main character is ridiculously annoying and makes some of the most bonehead decisions ever, and you aren't even given any choices to stop him from doing so. The game is supposed to be connected to BlazBlue's story but there is a very loose connection with Es' appearance and a few ancestors of some BlazBlue characters, but that's really it. The Grimoire in this game is apparently not even the same one that Ragna has, so I'm not sure what even is the point of this game even existing. Perhaps the sequel will shed a bit more light on this, but to be honest I'm not too excited about starting it after how lackluster this was. I'm getting closer to #100 anyway, and I have something special lined up for that. Completed another 8floor game as well. There's only one unfinished 8floor game left on the account, but I'm content with leaving it there since it's well ahead all the other games they've made. Also, it's a pretty difficult completion compared to the others. Medieval Defenders (+2, 12/12) A few random updates to games. I finally got another trophy in Sonic Adventure 2 after letting it sit near the bottom of my trophy list for six years. I don't think I'm interested in collecting the emblems again after doing it on the GameCube, but I'll probably wrap up the story one last time. MLB the Show 18 confuses me since I got the call up to MLB in Road to the Show mid-season but the second cutscene didn't appear, so no trophy. I'll have to try it again. I got a few DJMAX trophies after finally figuring out some of the requirements, thanks to the nice guide that was published. Viewed the credits and picked up some DLC trophies. Somehow managed to have my first eagle in World Invitational PS3 to be a hole-in-one, which was weird. Starting to go through the trophies in that one. Finally, finished the Completion List in Yakuza Kiwami, which is a pretty massive achievement on its own, but there's still more to be done for the platinum. Going to work on that over the week. DJMAX Respect (+4, 28/76) Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (+5, 9/38) MLB the Show 18 (+8, 20/29) Sonic Adventure 2 (+2, 4/15) Yakuza Kiwami (+2, 51/55)
  9. Finished XBlaze Code: Embryo. It wasn't a very good visual novel and didn't really connect much with the BlazBlue storyline at all besides Es, of course. Glad I finished it though since I've been getting a ton of Vita VNs recently and I wanted to get through this one first. I updated my original post with all the %s and the completion, and will continue to do so as I finish the rest of the pyramid.
  10. Pretty much all the Atelier games are around 40 hours to platinum, some a bit less. May require a guide for all the event triggers in the earlier games, though.
  11. I thought this topic was dead, to be honest. I finished MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies for The Best Director recently, to go along with my platinum of Victory that I posted on the last page. That's 6 platinums, so one more for the silver trophy.
  12. Looks like NA is getting Extreme Exorcism on PS+ anyway, even after the blog post said we were getting Deception IV. Kind of a shame as I was looking forward to trying out Deception IV.

    1. ExHaseo


      That sucks. I was looking forward to Deception as well. :[

    2. Dragon-Archon


      I'd rather have Deception IV too.

    3. DamagingRob


      If enough people complain they could change it, if that's indeed what they did. That's how we got Psycho Pass on PS4 for free. 

  13. And now, E ranks: 14 D ranks: 24 (down 2) C ranks: 15 (down 1) B ranks: 12 (up 1) A ranks: 54 (up 2) S ranks: 165 (up 4) Completion: 70.89% (up 0.89%) New: Tiles (A) Completed: Devious Dungeon [PS4] (New to S), Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX (New to S), MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies (D to S), Minefield (New to S) Upgraded: Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (B to A), Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational [PS3] (D to C), MLB the Show 18 (C to B), XBlaze Code: Embryo (C to Thought I could get up to 71% this month but got hit with another two DLC packs from DJMAX Respect coming into my trophy list, so that plan derailed pretty hard at the end of the month. Still, getting within 0.11% is a nice consolation prize. In this month, most of the games I started were finished (with the exception of Tiles) and got some random one letter upgrades in various games. Most of the other completion percentage upgrades were from pushing up A games to... still rank A, in the case of Yakuza Kiwami (for the Summer Camp event) and Gems of War. I haven't seen my completion percentage this high since KYC 5, and it's almost finally regained enough to be back where it started at 71.13%. Just a bit more. Of the games I played but didn't finish, Tiles is an interesting puzzle concept which is worth the sale price I paid, but nothing really more than that. I'll probably finish Fate/Extella's sidestories than push it aside - it's a decent musou clone, but still not as polished as it could be. My first eagle on the PS3 version of World Invitational just happened to be a hole-in-one too, which definitely surprised me as I wasn't even trying for one. I did get a "regular" eagle later that round. One of the trophies in MLB the Show 18, the one where your RttS character gets called up to the major leagues, bugged out on me and the second cutscene where the trophy pops never showed up. I managed to get a number of trophies otherwise, but that was somewhat annoying and I'll have to try it again. XBlaze has one of the dumbest MCs I've seen in a visual novel and it drags the entire story down with him. I'll probably platinum this, then just forget about it and move on to my Vita visual novel backlog, which is steadily growing with Muv Luv, Root Double, and others coming out. I did in fact clear enough common trophies off the trophy advisor to now see uncommon trophies at the bottom of the first page; only five now, but that will change as I clear more of these E ranks. I've downloaded some of the games I've dropped earlier, such as Dragon Quest Builders and History Legends of War: Patton with the intent of giving them another chance. That will be part of what I'll be doing during the next THL round which starts up next week. Should be a fun month!
  14. Sounds like a cool idea. Here's my pyramid. Since this pyramid is almost all RPGs I expect it will last me to the end of the year even though I have progress in all of the games already. Ultra Rare Yakuza Kiwami (85%) Very Rare Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory (21%) Persona 4 Golden (55%) Rare Megadimension Neptunia VII (7%) Gravity Rush 2 (21%) Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed (42%) Uncommon Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey (18%) XBlaze Code: Embryo (100%) Finished July 8, 2018 Final Fantasy VII (4%) Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (36%)
  15. I finally decided that I wasn't going back to Final Fantasy XV anytime soon and deleted it from my PS4's hard drive, freeing up a good amount of space. This gave me the hard drive space needed to get this platinum. #94 Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX I've already played through this game twice with its Japanese and English download copies, so there's not much else to be said here. The trophy list for this one though considers only the songs that were released as DLC originally since the original version had trophies regarding the rest of the songs. Since there were only 15 songs that needed to be played, this platinum did not take long at all. I think I had more problems navigating the menu and figuring out how to place stickers than actually playing the rhythm game. Just a few small updates. As expected, I got the last Gems of War trophy I'm willing to get at this point and shelved it for the time being. Pushed Fate/extella up to an A rank by completing a few more sidestories. Started Tiles, which is a fun little puzzle game that has some interesting depth to it, and has the bonus of having user-created levels to keep the game fresh. There is the trophy on its list that has a 0.00% rarity here and I've already seen why given how the game plays. I'm not sure I'll be able to get that one myself, either, but I'll definitely try for it. Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (+2, 37/53) Gems of War (+1, 48/49) Tiles (New, +12, 12/19)