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  1. I noticed that my previous post received some commentary.

    I had to contend with two family deaths within a fortnight (the recent one unexpectedly occurred this Friday evening). I'll address these responses, incendiary or not, after I mentally recover. 2023 has been an arduous year thus far.

    I would like to make the ps4 port of the Tactics Ogre's PSP remake my 151st plat, although my first playthrough will not depend upon a guide of sorts. I want to enjoy the experience.

    We'll see how I'll fare. As a veteran of the Shining Force games of the 1990s, I'm confident in my success.

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    2. thepeaguy83


      @MidnightDragon It's all right.

      I would go into further detail about my year, but to publicly divulge my life isn't appropriate.

      I need to be enraptured to help with my bereavement, which is why I choose the computer games over alcohol.

    3. Infected Elite

      Infected Elite

      Wish you the best and sorry for your losses. Focus on family first and ignore the previous post commentary. Just focus on yourself during this time. If you feel the need to come back to address that post then you can. But i would think by the time you're done grieving, something like that won't be of importance. 


      Family first 💯

    4. thepeaguy83


      I made a post to discuss the victim culture pervaded by attractive females in the gym environment today. It was primarily targeted at the social media (mainly tik tok) brigade who felt obligated to arbitrarily upload videos of so called creeps who glanced at them for a few seconds whilst they performed squats and deadlifts in their bum hugging leggings and shorts. Recording footage at gyms, which is a privately owned environment used by its patrons, should have their memberships annulled, in my humble opinion.

      I've not been a victim of these recordings per say, but I have noticed that a lot of young girls tend to wear tight clothing whilst at my local gym instead of baggy attire. The post in question might have been misconstrued as my being malicious, but what can do you do?

      With regard to my personal life, I now have more pressing matters to deal with. Whatever incendiary responses I received (it's their right to disagree with or look down on me) will have to be put at the back of the queue. 

      Thank you for the kind words, btw, Infected Elite.

  2. Here's what I do not comprehend about unisex gym etiquette today:

    In 2023, there has been a surge of viral videos where scantily clad women feel that men prey on them in their tiktok videos.

    If you're bothered about men perving on your bums for 10 seconds, then wear the baggy female attire from the 90s and 00s eras. Not hard. I grew up in those decades.

    I attend my local gym to prolong my life via fitness training, which is what most people in their 40s should strive to do.

    If you don't want male attention, then don't wear bum huggers in public.

    Am I wrong?

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    2. Sikutai




      This is one of the better known videos of one of those Karens you described. Only this time she harrased a Trainer and couldn't put molest an innocent visitor.

    3. Slava


      Pretty much the kind of video I was talking about. The TikTokers are being weird for views, the YouTubers are mining them for drama, and in the end, the viewer is the fool for paying attention to both.


      P. S. I think I used "if anything" incorrectly earlier.

    4. Jeanoltt


      @Sikutai that video talks more about you than the women itself.

  3. Catherine: Full Body: Plat #150

    Took me a long time, but I finally got it.

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    2. MidnightDragon


      Nice work

    3. thepeaguy83


      @MidnightDragon Only give it a go if you like puzzle games. Bloody hard, haha.

    4. ihadalifeb4this
  4. I finished Obelisk with the two player method on Catherine: Full Body tonight.

    I only need to complete Axis Mundi now.

  5. On Catherine: Full Body, I finished two Babel stages on single player.

    I'm getting closer to the plat trophy now.

  6. All I need to do now is complete Catherine: Full Body's Babel mode to plat.

    I'm not certain that online co-op will make it easier to complete, but there's no harm in trying.

    1. TheGiantKiller91


      Hey, that's awesome man! I don't have the patience to even START games like Catherine so, you're already better than me lol good luck, you got this!

    2. thepeaguy83


      @TheGiantKiller91 I'm no better than you, my friend; it is but a simple hobby to me.

  7. My ps4's data was corrupted, so I had no choice but to completely reboot the console. I lost my progress on Catherine: Full Body.

    Oh well.

    However, I only have to complete Rapunzel & the Babel Stages (I can unlock all four by completing it on any difficulty), so it's not really catastrophic, trophy hunting wise.

    1. MidnightDragon


      Well, it could be worse.

    2. thepeaguy83
  8. I finished six playthroughs of Catherine: Full Body and acquired all gold trophies and endings without using a walkthrough throughout my experience. I only used a guide when I was only stumped by a few stages on Hard difficulty.

    I want to wrap up Catherine as soon as possible, so I'm using a guide for Rapunzel's two modes. Afterwards, I'll co op with another player to finish Babel mode to plat the game.

  9. Although I used a guide to complete stage 9-3, I managed to finish Hard difficulty on Catherine: Full Body's Classic mode. Not bad. I'm close to the complete acquisition of the gold trophies.

  10. Catherine: Full Body is all right. I finished my first playthrough blind. I struggled to get the gold trophy for the last stage of the Katherine/Catherine route, unfortunately.

  11. I finished Star Ocean 6: The Divine Force.

    I actually thought the game was all right for a non-AAA title, although the finale was a lackluster experience. The AP system was awkward to use at first in combat mode (a currency system to utilise combat and magic techniques), but I got the hang of it eventually. Motoi Sakuraba's soundtrack never fails to disappoint, as usual. I've been a fan of his work since Shining the Holy Ark.

    I'll plat the game, but not right now. A friend of mine bought me a copy of Catherine: Full Body. I've been meaning to give that a go for ages now.

  12. Neph approves his early birthday gift of the Kirby remake. He won't force me into a care home in years to come, hahaha!

    1. MidnightDragon


      Kirby is fun! My niece ended up getting hers yesterday and she and her brothers played it all day today. :) 

  13. Unfortunately, I don't think there will be another Star Ocean game in the series. Despite its limited budget, 6 hasn't sold enough copies to save tri-Ace from insolvency.

    Star Ocean should regress back to 2D graphics and sell potential sequels on Nintendo platforms - if Square Enix wish for the franchise to survive. Graphics aren't important. Make games within your means. 

    Still, it's a much better game than the overbudgeted Forspoken.

    It's somewhat sad because tri-Ace's current CEO wrote and programmed the first game in the Tales of series. Bloke's a genius, in my book.

    1. MidnightDragon


      Have a link? 

    2. thepeaguy83



      I believe that 6 didn't break even in Japanese and overseas charts, although it's good for a game on a tight budget. A solid 7/10 in my book.


    3. MidnightDragon
  14. The nephew is getting his copy of the recent Kirby remake as an early birthday present soon.

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    2. thepeaguy83


      @MidnightDragon No presents from Auntie Dragon, haha!

    3. MidnightDragon


      I ordered Kirby from Amazon to give my niece, but won't be here until Tuesday...and I'm mad about it. 

    4. thepeaguy83


      @MidnightDragon My nephew copy arrived yesterday on the 24rd. He'll receive his copy Saturday.

  15. Sorry, I meant to say I was working on Star Ocean VI: The Divine Force in my last statement on Monday.

    But yes, Star Ocean IV was a slog to plat.

  16. It's been 8 years since I've platted Star Ocean 4. Wish me luck with its new iteration!

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    2. BlueDragonZero


      wow. Seeing this reminded me I platted did SO4 13 years ago. Good luck. The newer ones aren't anywhere near the beast 4 was though. 

    3. starcrunch061


      Do you mean you're platting SO6, or that you're platting the remaster of SO4  on PS4?


      If it's the former, good luck! If it's the latter, what's wrong with you?!?

    4. thepeaguy83


      @starcrunch061 I meant to say "the new iteration of the Star Ocean series", which is The Divine Force, so it's my fault for the unintended ambiguity. My apologies for that.

      And I'm not going to plat SO4 again, even if I was paid to. Haha

  17. Tales of Symphonia Remastered AND Metroid Prime Remastered will arrive on the Nintendo Switch.

    I already plat Symphonia 8 years ago (I think), but I am looking forward to playing it again like I did on the GC nearly a score ago now. Same goes for Prime. I'm getting old, haha.

    1. MidnightDragon


      Prime is available digitally now, but will be available physically on the 22nd. You can preorder it now if you want.

    2. thepeaguy83


      @MidnightDragon I'm buying my nephew a copy of the recent Kirby remake, as his early birthday present. Thank you for informing me, @MidnightDragon. You're one of the cool cats on here.

    3. MidnightDragon


      Thank you. You’re too kind.

  18. Out of three choices, what would you lads and lasses recommend for my next plat venture: Catherine PS4, the new Star Ocean or Tactics Ogre: Reborn? Cheers!

    1. Kep


      Catherine if you like the mind trip & pub antics, Tactics Ogre if you lust after some meaty RPG mechanics. Of that trio I'd likely opt for Tactics Ogre, m'self.


      I like Star Ocean as a property/concept but lord is it miss or hit. Unsure about SO6, haven't played yet.

    2. HaserPL



  19. Plat #149: Tales of Arise.

    It's the best Tales of game I've played since Symphonia & Graces F. 

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    2. thepeaguy83


      @GT__Jedi It's a good game for casual and hardcore fans alike.

    3. XchocomanX


      Congrats! I also loved this one.

    4. MidnightDragon
  20. An excerpt of Mein Kampf by Mithos Yggdrassill of Tales of Symphonia:


  21. I completed Tales of Arise blind.

    Although I'm not a fan of wedding endings in general, Alphen and Shionne deserve to be happy after concluding the convoluted story they've endured.

    Its gameplay is the best I've played from the Tales of series since Symphonia and Graces F.

    Right, it's time to wrap up the sidequests and earn my plat.

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    2. thepeaguy83


      @Beyondthegrave07 Sorry about that. I didn't think a lot of people followed my page these days.

    3. Beyondthegrave07


      No worries! I didn't want you to think I was doing it to be an ass either and trying to micromanage your posts or something silly like that. 😅

    4. thepeaguy83


      @Beyondthegrave07 Nah, you're cool. Don't worry. Also, I think we had a disagreement years ago? Well, sorry about that. 

      I've been using message boards for nearly 20 years, but I've placed less importance on my online conduct as I used to.

  22. I played this one back in 1987/88 as a little lad.

  23. The remake of Yakuza: Isshin looks promising. I still need to get around to finishing the Fist of the North Star spin off of Yakuza, haha.

  24. Those were the days, haha.

  25. This game introduced me to the Contra genre of shmups as a child in the 1980s. I couldn't complete it, hahaha.

    1. Silver-I-Chariot


      Nice nipples. 80s really didn't give a damn about nudity huh. 

    2. thepeaguy83


      @Silver-I-Chariot The Spanish developers didn't care, haha.