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Undead Wolf

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  1. Oh please. I've seen what you post on this forum. Most of it consists of you quoting someone else just to say that you agree with them, or you post about how the thread should be closed, neither of which contribute anything of value to the conversation.
  2. Yeah, haven't heard that one before... *rolls eyes* I'm not "forcing" my opinion down anyone anyone's throat, I'm merely presenting my own. You know, the whole purpose of a forum like the one we're on...You should try it some time instead of just parroting what other people say.
  3. Well put @Bumperklever. I totally agree with everything you said in your post. Rat Games are making a complete mockery of the trophy system. If this keeps up, it won't be long before trophies are just as worthless as Steam achievements. The trophies in their games are designed to be achieved as quickly as possible. Not only that, but they intentionally make it so each region has its own trophy list to encourage duplicate sales. They even have an account on this very website and advertise it as such because they know their audience. The way this company conducts business is incredibly exploitative towards the community we're all a part of, but despite this, there are people rushing to their defence! Even if you truly believe Rat Games put out "fun" games, that doesn't mean you have to be supportive of everything they do. You should be encouraging them to make worthwhile trophy lists that aren't just trophy whore bait. Let the games speak for themselves! Or what? You don't think people would play them if that was the case? Hmmmmm, I wonder why... I would like to see a new rule to prevent advertisement on this site, or at least make it so you have to disclose it as such. We now have people openly admitting that they're getting paid off to promote this company's games by creating trophy thoughts threads, giveaways, etc. It's getting a bit much.
  4. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!: Rikka Version (Movie) Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!: Take on Me (Movie) I bought Take on Me recently, but it had been a while since I watched the main series, so I watched the recap movie first. Nothing much to say about that one since there were only a few new scenes. As for Take on Me, it didn't really add anything to the story, and I thought the ending was a little disappointing since it basically just maintains the status quo instead of developing the characters. Still, it was an enjoyable ride. It felt good to catch up with these characters again. Kaguya-sama: Love is War (12 Episodes) What a great concept for an anime this is. Two characters who have feelings for each other, but their pride gets in the way of being able to confess those feelings, so they play what I can only describe as "Death Note-like" mind games to try and get the other one to ask them out first. It has been a while since I laughed this much watching an anime - it's genuinely hilarious. The side characters Fujiwara and Ishigami were great too. Great stuff. 👌
  5. How much are they paying you to promote their games?
  6. It was working for me earlier today but now I'm having the same issue you describe. While I'm at it, I noticed the 'Add Favourite' button on guides stopped working for me too, but that has been broken since sometime last week.
  7. Out of all the console manufacturers, I never expected that Sony would be the ones to cave in to these radical feminists/SJW types. Sony talking about doing this to "protect the children" is nothing more than an excuse used to deflect people away from the real reason which is that they're scared of any potential backlash. We already have rating boards and parental controls, so if a kid gets their hands on one of these games without their parents consent, it's their own damn fault. Besides, what harm is an anime game with fanservice going to do? More than something like GTA or Mortal Kombat? Give me a break... You just know these people who are indifferent or even supportive of this censorship policy would quickly change their tune once it started affecting the game they care about. The logical conclusion to Sony's line of thinking is that not only is sexualizing virtual women is bad, but so is violence towards them too. Give them an inch and they'll take a mile. Just because the censorship of these games isn't directly affecting you doesn't mean you should sit idly by and let this happen. Can't you see it's wrong to tell grown ass adults what they can and can't enjoy? "Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it."
  8. I would love a filter for these trophy whore games. I'm also getting really tired of seeing them clog up the 'New Trophy List' section of the site, accompanied by the same kinds of threads full of people salivating at the mouth at the idea of getting another easy platinum. You can call me a trophy elitist all you like, but honestly, it's fucking embarrassing to be associated with these people. Hell, I'd go a step further with this filter and just remove these trophy lists from the site altogether. Make it so they automatically get hidden on someone's profile. Can you imagine the outrage? It would be hilarious.
  9. So I've been playing the Crash Bandicoot remake for PS4 in-between other stuff, and man, I'm not enjoying it at all. I've played way tougher games than this over the past few years, but none have tried my patience like this one does. I can't even bring myself to play it for more than an hour at a time. It's surprising because I have fond memories of playing Crash on the PS1 as a child, but I guess some things are better left in the past.

     

    I'm also playing the first Borderlands and it's okay I guess? Don't get me wrong. I'm having fun playing with a friend of mine, but that doesn't change how monotonous the moment to moment gameplay is. So many fetch quests, bullet sponge enemies, uninteresting story, etc. While the "humour" isn't as cringey as it is in the other Borderlands games, it's still not funny. Oh, and the PS4 port still feels broken when you play multiplayer, so that's nice.

     

    I've dabbled in NieR a bit recently, but I'm not very far into it yet. I'm sure I'll love it once I get further into the story, but it hasn't really grabbed me yet, unlike Drakengard 3 which had me right from the get-go. I'm just logging in for 10 minutes a day now to harvest and plant seeds in the protagonist's garden, at least until I finish up some other games. :P

     

    So yeah, against all the odds, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World has been the game I've enjoyed playing the most recently by far. I'm about 20 hours into it now and I still don't understand why it gets all this hate. Maybe it's because I've been dying to play a JRPG recently, but I really like it. :dunno:

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    2. Temmie

      Temmie

      You might notice the jumping mechanics are a bit different than they were in the original Crash Bandicoot.  In the old version, you'd jump up and down and stay the same speed.  In the new version, you slow as you reach the apex of the jump and fall faster.  I started out with Crash 2 and 3 and almost immediately in the time trials, I started noticing something wasn't right and found out about the jump gravity.  Crash 1 will probably be unfinished for me for a long time.

       

      Good luck on Crash!

    3. Undead Wolf

      Undead Wolf

      Ah okay. It did feel a bit "off" to me, but I wasn't sure if that was just because of how long it has been since I last played the game. That sucks. Thanks though! I'll keep at it, at least in short bursts. :P

    4. Temmie

      Temmie

      2 and 3 might be a lot easier to get into as they have the slide jump, which kind of compensates for issues caused by the gravity change.  And there's a tiny trick with the time trials.  The DLC level counts as extra.  So if you manage to get the gold relic in it.  The helpful hint is 'Good Luck.  You're gonna need it.  They're not lying.  But it'd be worth going for anyway if you're going for 100% as the gold relic is tied to a trophy.  And grinding that out, the rest of the game would seem like cake.

       

      Also, another trick I heard about which works decently is in the bridge levels.  If you walk on the rope, you can skip a lot of the hazards as long as you're careful.

      * The Stormy Ascent gold relic means you can skip one gold relic from the main story for the trophy.

  10. Sony are a bunch of hypocrites, that's why.
  11. More info: https://nichegamer.com/2019/04/16/sony-now-internally-regulates-sexual-content-in-video-games/ So basically they're scared of the nutjobs in the so-called #MeToo movement. It's really quite pathetic... All this stuff about them wanting to protect the children is a load of BS since rating boards already exist, as do parental controls. From the sounds of it, they made it a worldwide policy due to the rise of sites like YouTube and Twitch allowing these niche Japanese games to get more exposure than they would have in the past. They're bending the knee to people who never had any interest in playing these games in the first place, burning bridges with developers and their actual customers in the process. We'll see how that works out for them... It's interesting how this news dropped on the same day as details of the PS5 came out...
  12. Wow, I'm surprised Mark Cerny talked so candidly about the PS5 which hasn't even been officially announced yet. This is the kind of stuff I would have expected to find out during the reveal event. One of the most exciting things for me is the SSD. Considering how much more expensive they typically are than a standard HDD of the same size, I wouldn't have expected a next gen console to come shipped with one right out of the box. No more minute long loading screens like we've gotten used to over the years... That's pretty huge. The whole 3D audio thing sounds interesting too. I'm not surprised in the slightest that it's backwards compatible with PS4. There was no mention of PS1/PS2/PS3 support, but I guess there's always the chance that could be discussed later. I'd be disappointed if it was only backwards compatible with PS4.
  13. I started Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World yesterday. I'm about 7 hours into the game now, and you know what? I'm enjoying myself. It can't hold a candle to the original Symphonia of course, but I was expecting the game to be far worse based off how people talk about it. I'm interested to see how the story unfolds. I just wish Emil had some backbone; he's probably the lamest JRPG protagonist I've ever played as. :P Always apologising and talking about how scared he is... I hope he improves later on. Thankfully the main girl, Marta, is a much better character. She's a real cutie too. :D So yeah, I'm glad I didn't skip this game like I was going to before I decided to plat all the games in the series.

    1. ShonenCat

      ShonenCat

      That's one game I bought for Wii ages ago but never could get beyond the beginning due to lack of interest. I hope your experience with it is far greater ^^

    2. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Glad you're enjoying the game. A lot of people seem to talk trash about this one out there but it looks good to me from a distance. Have the collection on PS3, might give it a try at some point. 

       

      Looking forward to reading your full thoughts on it if you decide to go for the Platinum. ^^

  14. I'm on PC using Chrome. Just tried to clear cached images and cookies to see if that would help, but nope.
  15. I just noticed that I can no longer favourite guides. Some sort of bug? It lets me remove favourite and add it again, but nothing happens when I click the button on guides I've not interacted with before.
  16. This has been on my mind for a while now. Given recent trends, I just don't think the current trophy system is fit for purpose anymore. "Why?" you ask. It's because of Sony's change of attitude this generation when it comes to which games are allowed to have a "full" trophy list complete with a platinum. As most of us know, back on the PS3, only the bigger games used to be given platinum trophies while the smaller "indie" type of games usually only had a 100% list. Of course there were still issues with this system, like how some games that deserved a platinum didn't get one and vice versa, but for the most part, I think it worked rather well. Platinum trophies used to mean something! Back then you could tell at a glance how serious someone was about trophy hunting just by looking at their platinum count and PSN level, but that's no longer the case. There are no longer any standards when it comes to which games are allowed a full trophy list, and as we've seen over the last few years, there are certain developers who take advantage of that fact to exploit trophy hunters whores. It feels like every week now I'm seeing yet another trophy list with a sub 1 hour platinum pop up on the site, usually accompanied by at least a couple of stacks for different regions/platforms, and they're almost always by the same culprits. It's at the point now where you could probably get 100 plats in a month or less for next to no effort. "So what?" you may ask. Well, it devalues the trophy system as a whole. Now I know there are people out there who think trophies are pointless and they never had any value to begin with, but I disagree, and I know there are others who care about it too. Even Sony themselves took steps in the past not to devalue the system and it's one of the reasons why PSP never received trophy support. It was possible, but they were worried about how easy that system was to hack, so cheating trophies would have been rampant. They are perfectly okay flooding PSN with shovelware these days, though. It's because of all this that I believe an overhaul of the trophy system is in order for the inevitable PS5. As we know, not all platinum trophies are created equal, but wouldn't it be cool if we had a trophy system that reflected that? The PSN level system is based off RPG's, and each trophy gives us a certain amount of "EXP" towards the next level. I was given this idea from an episode of the Sacred Symbols PlayStation podcast some weeks ago, but what if the EXP value assigned to each trophy wasn't fixed, but changed dynamically based on its rarity? Maybe throw in the average time it takes to platinum into the equation as well? This way those "quick & easy" platinums that have become all too prevalent these days would be worth next to nothing in the system, and the difficult/time-consuming platinums would be worth way more. Of course the trade off to this is that your PSN level progress will always be changing slightly, but personally, I would prefer this system over what we have now. Edit: I decided to expand upon my idea a bit. So there we go, I've given my thoughts on the matter. Do you have a better idea for what the trophy system should be? You think the trophy system is perfect as it is now? I'm curious to hear what everyone's thoughts are. I've included a poll too, so feel free to vote in that.
  17. #253 - Yakuza 5 Fulfiller of Dreams All trophies collected Another Yakuza platinum obtained. This one was quite the beast! By the time I got the trophy for 100% completion, it said I had been playing for 178 hours. It's because of how huge this game is: 5 main characters, 5 different cities, and just a wealth of side content. I'm extremely impressed to say the least. I really enjoyed each character's story and how they all tied into the overarching plot. The final chapter was a thing of beauty. It was also great how the characters had their own unique side activities (Taxi driving, hunting, etc). There's some top-tier music in this game too. Pretty much the only negative thing I can say about this game is how Shinada's fighting style felt underdeveloped when compared the rest of the playable characters, and as a result, I didn't enjoy fighting as him. If it wasn't already obvious, I loved this game. I'd consider it to be the 2nd best in the series, only beaten by Yakuza 0. I don't regret a single minute I spent getting this plat.
  18. To everyone talking about how they want the option to delete trophy lists from their profile: I can't help but feel you've missed the purpose of this thread. It doesn't address the problems myself and others see with the current trophy system (specifically in regards to these "EZPZ" games devaluing it). Besides, there have been threads in the past dedicated to that exact topic, so we don't need a repeat of those. I'll just say this: The option to delete any trophy list you want would make trophy hunting incredibly boring. We already have people padding their trophy stats with EZPZ games, making PSN level and platinum count rather meaningless. Now you want the same done to completion? Because that's what would happen; the people who worked hard for a high completion wouldn't look anywhere near as impressive once everyone and their mother could do that just by deleting any low completion games on their profile.
  19. [Yakuza 5] It has been a looooong time in the making, but I finally got the 100% completion trophy! The statistic screen says I've been playing for 178 hours... :blink: It's not totally accurate of course since some of that was spent away, but I don't think it's too far off, especially when I consider all the times I had to reload my save. It feels like such a weight off my shoulders to get that done. Now all I have left to do before I get the platinum are the Ultimate Battles and Extra Hard Mode playthrough, neither of which should be that challenging after all I've been through. I'm on the home stretch now! :)

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    2. Undead Wolf

      Undead Wolf

      Yeah, they take some getting used to, that's for sure. Thankfully, you don't really need a deep understanding of how they work to get these platinums - you just need to know the basics. Another positive is that once you do learn how to play them, that knowledge transfers across to all of the Yakuza games.

    3. Yrva

      Yrva

      Your status updates are always so exciting, let's go!

    4. ShonenCat

      ShonenCat

      Congratz! :yay:

  20. No, you won't lose any trophies you've already earned. You may lose progress towards trophies in some games, similar to what would happen if you deleted your save.
  21. I know it's short, but I've heard good things about Hellblade, and I decided to go with a physical copy because it dropped in price a bit. I bought Toukiden: Kiwami a little while ago, so I figured I might as well get the second game too. It'll probably stay sealed for a couple of years, but at least i have it.
  22. I already own the first season on Blu-ray. I saw season 2 and the movie on Amazon, so I went ahead and bought them. I've never watched the movie before, so that will be fun.
  23. I prefer this one.
  24. Oh, I agree that it's a good idea to have it so you can always revert back to your old username just in case you run into issues. I was just talking about accounts that people haven't logged in for ages. Most of the "good" names were taken 10+ years ago, so anybody creating an account/new username these days will often find that their first preference is already taken, so they'll be forced to add underscores, dashes, or numbers onto the end. I believe the terms of service gives Sony the right to delete accounts that haven't been used for two years, so I'm just wondering why they don't do that so others can take these names. I had the exact same issue when I created my account. I tried a couple of different combinations, but they were already taken, so I had to add the whole "_N7" part of my username which definitely isn't ideal. I just looked at the username I want and the guy has two games on his profile with the last trophy earned in 2009. God. Damn. It.
  25. Awesome. So in about a week, I'll have a look at the options available to me when it comes to possible name changes just so the site is ready in case I do go through with it. Too bad Sony doesn't free up all the names from inactive accounts so we have more options.