Gethron

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  1. I'd been starting to wonder if we were ever going to get this DLC. Just like with the Fake News, this didn't come out on PSN until nearly a year after PC users got it.
  2. Yes, the survivor AI in Dead Rising sucks, and is absolutely the weakest part of the game. While in DR2 and OTR you barely need to pay attention to your survivors at all, in DR you need to babysit them every step of the way or the zombies will eat them. It's up to you whether this is challenging or frustrating. My advice to take survivors in small batches to better keep an eye on and protect all of them. And be glad that "Escort 8 survivors at once." for the Tour Guide trophy isn't "Rescue 8 survivors at once."
  3. We really are almost done, aren't we? My PS3 backlog started huge, and will end huge, but at least I'll have managed to take a chip off of it. September's update: Ratchet & Clank [15%] -> [100%][Plat] Jurassic Park: The Intruder (Unstarted) -> [100%] Jurassic Park: The Cavalry (Unstarted) -> [100%] Jurassic Park: The Depths (Unstarted) -> [100%] Jurassic Park: The Survivors (Unstarted) -> [100%] Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (Unstarted) -> [100%][Plat] Making my total progress for the event: This was a pretty good month for me, even though I spent a lot of it on the PS4 and Vita. I've definitely come around on my opinion of Ratchet & Clank. Getting the gadget that lets you buy ammo anywhere you want take some of the sting out of dying and being sent back. The amount of bolts it takes to buy all the golden weapons is kinda loony, though. The Jurassic Park Telltale games are not magnificent. I guess QTE games were still in vogue 10 years ago, but the amount of freezing and lurching as the game changes from one camera to another makes entering the correct buttons in the allowed window difficult sometimes. Also the game managed to make me hate every character by the end of the third episode. Except for you, Mr. DNA. You're awesome. And finally, Saints Row: Gat out of Hell. As an older game with online trophies I had to jump at the chance to get them when the opportunity presented itself. After getting them taken care of I was perfectly willing to write the game off as low effort trash, but as time went on the game grew on me. Don't get me wrong, the game was clearly backported from the PS4 version, and the visuals suffer significantly for it. The storyline consists of two sets of cutscenes and two missions. And the unique selling point of the series, the massive character customization, is removed entirely. Actually now that I'm writing this out maybe I didn't like the game after all. Saints Row: Gat out of Hell does to open world sandbox games what Final Fantasy XIII did to JRPGs: boil it down into its barest essence, then pad it out with challenges and minigames. See you next month for the thrilling conclusion!
  4. August is over already? This month's progress is: MySims SkyHeroes [27%] -> [29%] Alice: Madness Returns (Unstarted) -> [100%][Plat] Max Payne 3 [64%] ->[69%] Ratchet & Clank (Unstarted) -> [15%] Making my total progress for the event: Alice: Madness Returns is two games in one, as the DLC (American McGee's Alice) is the prequel ported to the PS3. Both games were a lot of fun, although the controls on the prequel were a little janky. I did like the way Madness Returns kept switching between London and Wonderland, and eventually started blurring the lines between the two. It really helped lean into the madness. Also, despite the title there was very little ice in the prequel, although that might have been referring the material composition of the director. The sequel improved on that slightly my having an ice area on the first part of chapter 2. Max Payne 3 challenge mode was a psychological struggle to complete, but with that all the multiplayer content is complete. I think my problem is that each time I fail and/or die (and there are many, many times) I always think "Imagine if I had made it this far in New York Minute Hardcore only to fail here". I'm not sure what to do about that, but I don't think I'll be playing any more Max Payne for a long time. I started Ratchet & Clank right at the end of the month, and it definitely feels like the PS2 port it is. I'm at least 3/4 through my first playthrough, and it's gotten more frustrating than entertaining. Auto-aim is more miss than hit, and going into manual aim pins you to the ground and makes you into a sitting duck. The few good weapons have very little ammo, and when you inevitably die and get sent back to the beginning of the level the game respawns all the enemies but not the ammo boxes. This game isn't quite Jak 2 levels of bad, but it's not far off.
  5. I'm back for the end of July update. This month I have: Dynasty Warriors 8 [17%] -> [54%] Max Payne 3 [50%] -> [64%] Making my total progress for the event: So an OK chunk of Dynasty Warriors 8, and nearly all of the multiplayer for Max Payne 3 done. I spent a good chunk of time this month on the grind to level 50, and only have challenge mode stages left. I'd like to say I'll have Max Payne 3 finished this month, but the burnout is real, and 5 more (increasingly difficult) playthroughs is a tall order. At the very least I'd like to have challenge mode done, so everything else I'll need for the platinum is single player only.
  6. Yes, the general consensus is that the map is region locked. How and why this map alone has issues is likely only known to Rockstar.
  7. I would say start quickly, but pace yourself. Two and a half months is plenty of time to finish the online segment of Max Payne 3.
  8. Well, time makes fools of us all, doesn't it? Last month I said that I wasn't sure I was going to make much progress this month. Instead I've got: LittleBigPlanet 3 [62%] -> [100%][Plat] Max Payne 3 (Unstarted) -> [50%] Dynasty Warriors 8 (Unstarted) -> [17%] Making my total progress for the event: Finishing up on my thoughts for LittleBigPlanet 3 from last month, the bark of glitched trophies was much worse than the bite. I had read that one of the DLC trophies for collecting all prize bubbles had to be done all in one sitting, and some of the prize bubbles required two people to get, so I had a friend over for a few hours to help. After getting all the prize bubbles and finishing the game, nothing. So I had him help with another trophy, by finishing the last quest in the base game. That trophy, which is known to be glitchy, also didn't pop. So after he left, I decided to go for the trophy for acing all the DLC levels, only for the game to crash on me as the first level was loading. After rebooting my PS3 and acing all the DLC levels, both the trophy for acing all levels and the trophy for getting all prize bubbles popped. Afterwards, I decided to play a random level from the base game, and after I finished it the trophy for finishing all quests popped. So other than trophies popping at weird times the game was fairly fun, but I can understand why people won't want to deal with it. I wrote a few months ago that I wanted to cap off the event by finishing one of two games that had been haunting my backlog for years, either Gran Turismo 5 or Max Payne 3. Well the upcoming server closure for Max Payne 3 forced me to finally start it, and while I'm less convinced than ever that New York Minute Hardcore is possible for me, I intend on grinding out the multiplayer at least. At my current pace of one hour of 4.1 score attack per day, I should hit level 50 by the end of the month. And because I didn't already have a big enough grind in Max Payne 3, I've also started Dynasty Warriors 8. I like the hypothetical alternate history scenarios, although I can see it confusing people new to the series. The rock-paper-scissors element added to weapons is a neat strategic touch, dampened somewhat by how hard it is to get strong weapons with the perks you want. Or rather, strong elements without the perks you don't want.
  9. OK, so a dumb question. Is there any way to check the amount of multiplayer XP you've earned while in game? I know you can use a web browser to see your stats on the Rockstar Social Club, but in game I've only been able to find a bar that shows how far you are to the next level.
  10. That's not so much an argument against in-game replays as it is an argument for better in-game replays, but I get the point you're making.
  11. Frankly, this is why any game with online spreedrun or score attack leaderboards should also have online, in-game re-plays. The only recent-ish game I've played that did that was Retro City Rampage, and it's a shame because it's a great way to discourage cheaters, legitimize amazing runs, and provide tips to people who are struggling to improve their own times/scores. It's a long shot, but maybe if you contacted Warrior_of_Doom directly they'd be willing to tell you how they did it. Speedrunners aren't known for being shy about showing off, especially ones with YouTube channels.
  12. Hi everyone! End of May update, and I have a fairly reasonable amount of progress to report: Final Fantasy XIII-2 [22%] -> [100%][Plat] Sam & Max: Beyond Time & Space Episode 5 - What's New, Beelzebub? (Unstarted) -> [100%] Vessel (Unstarted) -> [100%] LittleBigPlanet 3 (Unstarted) -> [62%] Making my total progress for the event: Final Fantasy XIII-2 was remarkably fast to finish (for an RPG, anyway), but hunting down all 160 fragments to get the platinum took a bit of time. The monster recruitment was interesting, and in theory gives you a great deal of customization over your third party member, but in practice was always much weaker than my two main characters until postgame because of difficulties in getting the right upgrade materials in sufficient quantities. Also, not to spoil the ending, but I didn't like it and I think they left a bit too much for the final game in the trilogy. In the final episode of Sam & Max: Beyond Time & Space they decided to use up the insane moon logic they had been budgeted for the project, because these puzzles were definitely crazier than the others. While I never had to resort to an external guide, I did have to turn the in-game hint system up on two occasions. Vessel, on the other hand, kicked my butt. The first area was slow and boring, the second and third were just right, and by the time I got to the fourth, final area I had to use video guides to make any progress at all. It was like a x^3 curve. I saw that people were earning the LittleBigPlanet 3 online trophies again, so I decided it was safe to finally start the game. And then the servers went down again a few days later. But at least I got the mandatory online trophies done first, so all I need to worry about is getting a couch coop partner for the DLC and one of the base game quests. As this game is notorious for being buggy I had a scare that one of the trophies had glitched on me, but it turns out one (or more) of the levels I thought I had completed in 2 player I had only played in 2 player, and so using the in game score table to keep track of my progress led me astray. I'm not sure if I'll make much if any progress for June - I want to get Borderlands 2 done next, but I'm playing the PS4 version, so that won't count for this event.
  13. In a 4 page thread full of OCD sufferers complaining about a three year old game that's consistently gotten cosmetic DLC now getting DLC that has new trophies, I'm the weird one because I want my topless slave girls to also be bottomless? You know what, sure, OK.
  14. And to imagine, if the US version had full nudity I'd have played it be stuck with the rest of you buying a $20 DLC to get back to 100% completion. And if the UK version was cheaper to import I'd be in an even worse situation right now.
  15. Well, that's in improvement. If your proxy server sees traffic, but you're not getting an Internet connection, then I can see one of three things being the problem. The first is that your proxy isn't working correctly. I'd double check the settings for the proxy software. Also, this is a stupid question, but the laptop can access the Internet, correct? Because if the machine acting as a proxy can't get to the Internet then the machine's it's proxying for will have problems, too. The other two are that you have your default gateway or DNS servers misconfigured. Can your PS5 get to the Internet if you remove the proxy server entry? If no, then you need to work on that first.