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    RPG, JRPG, 8-bits, 16-bits, adventure. So basically everything gaming related...and movies. And comics.
    Yeah, I refuse to grow old =)

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  1. At first I thought the final boss was hard. But it was just a wand in his pocket...

    Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below Platted :lol:

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    2. Puppeter04


      yooooo congrats!! I have that scheduled for march/april, did u have fun?

    3. JadedDragos


      I miss these fun game platted descriptions you give. hehe

    4. Ala-Arska


      Thanks, guys :lol:

      @Puppeter04: Yes, definitely a fun experience. Post-game is at first a bit tough and annoying with Veteran Bosses and occasional stun lock attacks, but with good equipment they're very doable 👍

      @JadedDragos: I have missed writing them, too :awesome:

  2. Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below Glory Hunter Awarded for successfully acquiring every trophy Instead of an actual review, the following might just be a compilation of medieval puns. I can do those all knight and day. I like the Dragon Quest series. DQ VIII is one of my all-time favorites. Heroes...was something else for a change. Instead of old fashioned turn-based combat, it was more of an action oriented slashing and hacking. I myself am used to take my time against huge reptiles and such, but at least now those battles wouldn't dragon. Main story is kinda easy and fun to do, with no stress behind it. Post-game on the other hand was almost too much for my short temper, though. Hence the 1+ year pause with this game I like to "overdo it" with games like this. Crafting the best possible accessories for every situation took a lot of Mini Medal farming. Massive dragon bosses never had to do that, they could just wing it. Veteran monsters were easy enough, once you got the right characters and equipment for them. I loved owning huge Cyclops beasts with just a sword. Eye could see the point in that. Originally I had planned to Plat this last weekend, but unfortunately I succumbed to illness. The doctor said it was a case of Saturday Knight Fever Even if DQ Heroes ain't what you might expect, it's still medieval enough to be a peasant experience
  3. She drinks a Whiskey drink, she drinks a Vodka drink. She drinks a Lager drink, she drinks a Cider drink.

    Yup, she gets knocked down but she gets up again.

    Axiom Verge 2 (PS4) Platted !

  4. Axiom Verge 2 (PS4) Wielder You have shed all vestiges of your former self A sequel rarely surpasses the original. Exceptions being The Godfather: Part II and Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2. Such it is with Axiom Verge 2, a Super Metroidvania in spirit but a Game Boy Metroid in actuality. On its own, it's pretty decent. It's got exploration, lots of gadgets, big bosses (which are now optional!) and so on. But compared to the first one it's bland, ugly on the eyes, duller in combat, and lacking soul overall. I appreciated the 16-bit graphics originally, but now it's just mushy at times and sometimes painful to watch on TV screen It takes some time to get used to the map. It's a mess, like somebody threw rainbow coloured shit on a wall and drew on it with sticks. I miss using different guns and blasting aliens with them. Not swinging at them with an ice pick and a boomerang. Another nitpick is with collectables. With there being oodles of them, some check mark on a (better) map on gotten ones would have made my day. All negativity aside, it's still a metroidvania at its core. And like pizza, when it's good it's really good. But when it's's still pretty good And it's free! What's not to like about that? Do try it out. No info about the first one needed, just dive in the deep end and be warned about those murky visuals "My eyes! The goggles do nothing!"
  5. What this game needs is a good old threesome with a Pyramid Head and some Mannequins...

    Silent Hill: Book of Memories (PS Vita) Platted (and 100%'ed) !

  6. Silent Hill: Book of Memories (PS Vita) (+100%) Hyperthymesiac Earn every trophy in the game's a game, alright. Silent Hill: Book of Memories is a Silent Hill product in name only. Horror, creepiness, grotesque monsters, fog...gone like a fart in Sahara. Now it's an (almost?) endless hack 'n slash dungeon crawler, where after an hour you've seen it all. Then keep going for another 80 hours Combat is kinda awkward, dodging is laughable and insta/cheap deaths are around every corner. Therefore range weapons, especially the OP DLC weapon Princess Heart, are a way to go. Princess beats Butchers and Pyramid Heads 10/10. Loading times are abysmal to say the least. I must have watched a dozen movies during those (Police Academies are movies, right) In a weird, masochistic, way I still kinda liked the game every now and then. I'm used to worse grinding in RPGs, so getting to max lvl 70 and collecting all items was no big deal. With one exception, SH: BoM would be a semi decent recommendation for playing casually every now and then and getting everything that way. That exception is Multiplayer trophies! Getting 4 players online for a decade old Vita game is just as painful as it sounds. Eventually those trophies were tackled and aced, many thanks to patient co-players @WARLOCK1972, @Sqigley, @the_sundstrom and @Kiwicrash You can get those trophies with ad-hoc too, apparently. If you can afford 4 Vitas and 4 expensive copies of the game! Overall, avoid if you want anything Silent Hill-esque. Get it, if you have low, low expectations and are glutton for punishment
  7. Alien: Isolation. A game that's been buzzing in the back of my head for a long time, whispering "play meeee...". Someday perhaps, when I stop being a scared little girl
  8. Tally ho, sport! Time for elevenses!

    ...Rogue Aces Platted (played on my (t)rusty Vita) 😃

  9. Rogue Aces (played on PS Vita) Platinum Earn all other trophies I'm a 16-bit, 2D, Royal Air Force pilot. With a killer moustache. Fly your plane left or right, up or down. Shoot other planes. Blow up tanks. Neutralize enemy bases. This is a very fun game that doesn't take itself seriously. And it plays perfectly on the handheld. Taking off from your carrier, you get short missions which are in lines of "destroy x amount of enemy planes/tanks/boats". You got your health, ammo and fuel, which you much replenish from time to time by landing your plane to the base. Automatic landing is available, but real pros do it manually. Like young me did in Top Gun NES in the late 80's 😎 Rogue Aces is a good choice to play on the go, and it's much easier than the rarity-% suggests (thanks PS+). Give it a barrel roll! "- For England, James? - No. For me."
  10. Just popping in to wish everyone at PSNP a jolly molly December and an excellent Christmas! 😀

    Oh, and Platted some gems as well within the last month or so: Yomawari: Night Alone, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, NeuroVoider, Danganronpa 2 and Axiom Verge

    are my latest few aced ones. All played on Vita, because I've been in the mood for that a while now 😄

    1. BlackSquirrell1


      Why, thank you!  Funny you mentioned the Yomawari game - I've been wanting to play Midnight Shadows but just haven't been able to find the time.  


      Congrats on your plats!

    2. Yukiko Amagi

      Yukiko Amagi

      Well done old friend. :)


      There's the ass man Ala! Nice to see you returning back to PSNprofiles. :D


      I never heard of Yomawari: Night Alone before. How'd it go on that game anyway? 🤔

    3. Ala-Arska


      Thanks guys😀

      @BlackSquirrell1: Midnight Shadows is definitely worth playing, hope you will enjoy it when you get to it 🙂

      @Ino Yamanaka: ass man Ala, I love it 👍 good to be back, buddy. Both Yomawaris, Night Alone and Midnight Shadows, are nice and little seen gems. Creepy atmosphere and twisted Japanese folk horror 😃

  11. It's been a while since I've posted anything here, so excuse me if I'm a bit rough 'round the edges. Anyways, to get the ball rolling again, here's my latest Plats from the last month or so: Yomawari: Night Alone (PS Vita) The Night Alone Earned all other trophies Not as scary as one would hope, but definitely creepy. I loved the atmosphere overall, there was an ominous presence throughout the game. Japanese/eastern titles have often huge contrasts in them, which for me is part of the charm (more about those contrasts in games listed below). Here the graphics look kinda cutesy and the protagonist is a little girl. But when the monsters come they will fuck you up all the same, and all that is left is a red bloody splat 😈 For Vita lovers, this is a solid purchase (as is Yomawari: Midnight Shadows too!). Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (PS Vita) Despair's Last Reward Earned every other trophy in the game What the hell, these games are actually good! 😄 And here I've been, avoiding Danganronpas for years, thinking they would not be entertaining...silly me. Part visual novel, part murder mystery, 100% fucked up characters. I love it. Like in Yomawari, there's some in-game contrast to be found. On the outside, this seems almost like a game for the young 'uns. Blood is pink/violet-ish, there's a cute bear appearing etc. But on the inside...on the inside there's nasty violence, foul language (Fuck! Bitch! Fucking asshole!) and a sadistic fucking bear. Definitely worth checking out, if murder mysteries with twists tickles your fancy. NeuroVoider (PS Vita) All trophies obtained You obtained all NeuroVoider trophies Holy balls, Batman, was this one tough cookie. And then some! A twin-stick shooter with controls that are bound to give you carpal tunnel syndrome. Even on easiest difficulty, NeuroVoider does not fuck around 😡 Enemies love to swarm you and use unfair weapons like nukes, rockets and snipers to stop your existence in seconds. "Looping the game twice on Voider Mode" means beating the game twice in a row, on hardest setting, without dying. With RNG weapons. Having a mini-Nuke of your own is a must. That and oodles of patience. No wonder it took me over a year to complete 😂 A very good game with addicting gameplay and a killer soundtrack best described as "futuristic Hotline Miami". Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PS Vita) Hope's Last Reward Earned every other trophy in the game More messed up characters! More evil from Monokuma bear! And a cute pink Monomi bear! 😊 Now in island setting, Danganronpa 2 is pretty much the same as in the first one. Murders and twists are just as well-thought as before, students are spot-on likable/unlikable, language is still foul. And of course there's obligatory girl-on-girl shower/bath scenes. Death, taxes, almost-naked Japanese girls in games. Certainties of life. As much as I liked this sequel, I still preferred the first one. Mainly because the trials dragged on a bit here and were overall a step down from before, I think. Looking forward to tackle Danganronpa v3 and Ultra Despair Girls too. On Vita, of course. Because Vita is love, Vita is life. Axiom Verge (PS Vita) PatternMind You have fulfilled your legacy I'm having a bit of a PS Vita streak right now. I'm streaking! About Axiom Verge. A very well made metroidvania-type of game in footsteps of Super Metroid. I liked pretty much everything about AV. The setting, music, gameplay, overall mood...all clicks nicely together 😉 The only thing that annoyed me a bit was the teleporting ability, which happens by double clicking the left stick in one direction. This resulted in many accidental teleports, when just trying to move around (at least on Vita). It would have been nice to been able to map it to one of the buttons. But, besides that, I now understand all the praise Axiom Verge has been getting all these years. It really is great. In case I vanish again for a year or two, have a jolly good December, a merry X-Mas and a happy New Year!
  12. I got it doing solo all the way, must have taken me 300 hours or more 😀 I think the grind alone was well over 200 hours. I did it by running Fazeer's Dungeons 60-63 over and over again. Those dungeons have enemies that divide when killed. I also tried to get goblin maps (lots of enemies and easy to kill) and Gauntlet setting (enemies respawn). Unfortunately Fazeer levels tend to lag and crash the more you play them, so I played 1-2 hours at a time. Then I would close the game and start again. And once or twice a day I would upload my save to the cloud. If the game crashes at Fazeer's Dungeon, there's a chance that your save gets corrupted and you lose all your character progress. Happened to me once, luckily I had a back-up save in cloud. Also avoid cave levels, they can crash even after 10 minutes. I used Dusk Mage character and maxed out my Absolver skill, and got the best equipment possible that boosts that skill. It has a wide spread, goes through enemies like butter and kills even bosses in 2-3 hits. I think I got 4000-7000 kills per hour when in a good dungeon that way. I also put only healing skill on pet, since other skills tend to increase lag. And when on those levels, never open menu or map, framerate goes to awful after that. I never reset instances, so not sure what happens when that is done. So in short: 1. Play Fazeer's boss level 64 until you get a map in levels 60-63 that contain goblins, is Gauntlet and is preferably not a cave or that outside map (less enemies and crashes often). 2. Upload your save frequently. 3. Do not open map or menu in those levels. 4. Get a character and skill that deals the most damage to as many enemies as possible. 5. Stay in one dungeon 1-2 hours at a time, the lag and crashes increase a lot after that. 6. Be patient! It will pop 😀
  13. First of 2021, clocking in at 14 seconds after midnight...Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2 Platted =) 

    And Better New Year, folks!

  14. Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2 Guns gore and Cannoli 2 Earn all Guns Gore and Cannoli 2 trophies Nobody wins, if the game ends tied. First Platinum of 2021, at 0:00:14 A side scrolling twin stick shooter, GGaC 2 takes a humorous approach on mafia, nazis and zombies. Because why not? And it is real fun too. One liners galore, you shoot, blast and maim everything from baddies to monsters to giant mutant rats. Difficulty is way low, at least with Platinum requirements. Breeze through and have a good time while you're at it Control settings are the only real gripe I have with the game. Shooting with is good, but why on earth is jumping with ? It's so against my every gaming fibre not to jump with , and this led to few mistakes during the run. But, as said, it's an easy journey so there's much room for error. Absolutely get this, if English with funny accent and games like Metal Slug interest you. And take the Cannoli
  15. Goodbye Piccadilly, farewell Leicester Square! It's a long long way to Tipperary, but my heart's right there... Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron Platted =)