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Vita's 7th anniversary event (sign-ups open | japanese event starting December 16th 12pm GMT)

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On 12/2/2018 at 6:15 AM, Bos10George said:

I'll be honest, I totally forgot about this. However, I am in fact on my 3rd Neptunia game and the timing should line up perfectly for the Japanese anniversary! So my offer will be Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation.

 

Please add Claire to the Japanese day. Trying to sequence the Vita event, my 100th platinum, and the gaming numbers event. December is going to be busy!

 

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19 hours ago, Alternatewarning said:

Adding a game to my list!  I know I've been quiet for a long time but I've just been grinding away on games, haha.

I'm adding Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight.  Maybe P5 too, we'll see how fast I get to the one trophy left stage.

 

 

Got your list updated with P3: DiM. :)

 

5 hours ago, Bos10George said:

 

Please add Claire to the Japanese day. Trying to sequence the Vita event, my 100th platinum, and the gaming numbers event. December is going to be busy!

 

Got you updated.

I saw your status update and seems like you want to tackle even more tasks in the upcoming days. Even if it's still some time until then I hope that everything will go smoothly with the move! :)

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13 hours ago, Myu said:

 

I would recommend to wait for the PS4 version which is, hopefully, better than what they did on Vita.

I enjoyed the story and I really liked the characters, especially Shougo, but the battles are stupidly long, boring and tedious for very little xp. And there's the save glitch too that makes it very risky to save in dungeons (and some dungeons are quite lengthy). The only safe option was to go back to the school entrance, save, and do it all over again. The game crashed a few times too, making me lose two to three hours of progress. It was kind of stressful.

But I'm still planning on buying it and playing it again on PS4 :D

 

How is P3 DiM? I didn't get a chance to play it yet but I hope it's a little better than P4D DaN. :)

 

I can wait, then.  Already lose hours of FFX progress and that...I still feel the pain.

 

Personally, I like P3 DiM but I also like P4D DaN so I'm probably the wrong person to ask.  The exchange of a story mode for social events works a little better, I think, but I do kind of miss the story mode.

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Spy Chameleon

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Glad I'm done with this. When I started this game I thought I was going to like it but somehow I've grown to like it less and less the more I played it.

 

The gameplay is fine but something just feels off about the game and the audio is just horrendous. Until now I've never played a game that made me mute it on purpose but the OST sounds so weird and the damn noises the chameleon makes every time you change color are incredibly unfitting and annoying. Since this is the main gimmick of the game, you are constantly hearing these noises. Yesterday on my way back home from school I pulled my Vita and my headphones out of my bag by habit and just ended up putting my headphones away again the moment I realized what I would be playing because I'd rather hear nothing than the audio of this game.

 

Definitely can't recommend it but I'm popping the plat on the Japanese anniversary anyways in order to prove once again that most western games on the Vita just aren't that great.

 

2064: Read Only Memories

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Now that this is done, I guess I'm gonna try and go for the 2064:ROM plat once again. I've continued my last failed playthrough to the point that I'm only missing the final chapter and if everything ends up working out, I'll be able to just mindlessly choose any dialogue choices I want in my Iron Rom runs. Since I'll still need to pay some attention to the game, I will probably go ahead and start up Steins;Gate from this month's PSPlus lineup. I'm still a bit annoyed that it isn't cross buy with the Vita version, but I guess beggars can't be choosers, right? I did watch the anime a couple years ago but I'd probably enjoy checking out some of the paths that weren't adapted and like I said, it's probably the perfect game to play alongside "Press :cross: Simulator 2019".

 

 

I've also started up Papers Please on Sunday when I didn't manage to force myself through some more Spy Chameleon but while the gameplay is perfect for the Vita, the game is way too stressful for my already stress-filled week. If my prayers to RNGesus work in my favor and I actually manage to complete a full run of 2064 without the game crashing halfway through, I'll probably try to squeeze this game in as well. 

 

On 12/9/2018 at 1:17 PM, Crimson Idol said:

Sorry to hear that you have to experience such problems with the game. Hearing about such crashes when there's a trophy that doesn't allow you to die or reload a save is kinda shitty. Personally I'm glad that I just wiped my Vita right when I realized that I wouldn't enjoy 2064 after reaching the beginning of chapter 2. Even if I'm not too worried abut my completion rate (heck, there's a whole bunch of games I will never play again), it's still nice if I'm not constantly reminded that I played this game. Hope you will have less problems with Spy Chameleon.

I still stand by my opinion that both the story and the choice of trophies are great, but yeah, random crashes in a game without auto saves is annoying enough, even when there isn't a trophy that requires you to finish a playthrough in one go.

 

The story really gets going towards the end of chapter two but I was severely disappointed by how little the choices actually influence how the characters act. Most scenarios were only altered by a single line of text in my jerk playthrough but at least that explains why Jess treated me like trash even though I was always nice to her, it's just exactly the same attitude she shows when you're bombarding her with cat jokes. I guess if you realized you weren't going to like the game, it's a good thing you realized it as fast as you did.

 

On 12/9/2018 at 1:17 PM, Crimson Idol said:

On a personal note:
I started playing Hatoful Boyfriend a few days ago and honestly I don't feel like this is a VN I will enjoy at all. It's not about it's quirkiness as I don't mind more obscure VN-settings but I didn't feel like it was an enjoyable read as there was barely any progression and the few routes I read felt way too rushed. Not to forget that the lack of standard features like a text-backlog or the possibility to only skip already read lines (and not all lines) combined with the choppy animations and the distorted sounds don't really help to raise the expectation.

Therefor I will remove both Hatofuls from my list for the japanese anniversary and instead I will focus a bit more on the NA-stack for Cosmic Star Heroine.

Sad to hear you didn't enjoy the game as I really loved it but yeah, it's quite rough around the edges. What routes did you finish? I found the routes of the bird in the library, the doctor and Anghel's route to be the most interesting ones. The final route is also very interesting as it's a lot longer than the others and does some quite unexpected things.

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2 hours ago, xFalionx said:

Spy Chameleon

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Congrats, I guess? :D

I can understand your feelings towards the game. At first it seems like a decent game but as soon as you realize that there's only one track that plays the whole time it starts to nag on your sanity. Still need to go for all the challenges but I lack the motivation somehow.

 

2 hours ago, xFalionx said:

Definitely can't recommend it but I'm popping the plat on the Japanese anniversary anyways in order to prove once again that most western games on the Vita just aren't that great.

 

IIRC you wanted to surpass the amount of finished games from last time, right? For now you would at least have an equal amount of games ready (10 in total), which is quite astonishing (even if some of them are mediocre at best) :o

 

2 hours ago, xFalionx said:

Sad to hear you didn't enjoy the game as I really loved it but yeah, it's quite rough around the edges. What routes did you finish? I found the routes of the bird in the library, the doctor and Anghel's route to be the most interesting ones. The final route is also very interesting as it's a lot longer than the others and does some quite unexpected things.

 

So far I only got the endings for Nageki (the library bird), the café-ending and the one for the little sparrow Azami. So not that many endings right now and my opinion might still change but I won't force myself to read the stories right now. Time is quite limited since a few weeks and I more feel like spending it with games I enjoy rather than ones where I just think they are okay.

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1 hour ago, Crimson Idol said:

Congrats, I guess? :D

I can understand your feelings towards the game. At first it seems like a decent game but as soon as you realize that there's only one track that plays the whole time it starts to nag on your sanity. Still need to go for all the challenges but I lack the motivation somehow.

Thanks, I guess. :)  Actually, when I accidentally left the volume up for a little too long (tragic mistake) I noticed that there are a few more tracks in the later stages but they're all trash. Each and every one of them.

 

Good luck with the challenges, there were a few annoying ones but for the most part they are pretty doable. I'm surprised at the completion rate, though. 13% is quite a bit more than I would have thought since it isn't that easy but I guess the only people who are playing the game knew in advance that they were gonna get the plat no matter what.

 

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IIRC you wanted to surpass the amount of finished games from last time, right? For now you would at least have an equal amount of games ready (10 in total), which is quite astonishing (even if some of them are mediocre at best) :o

I actually didn't care about the number of games and was more concerned with the number of plats but now that I have Plus for a little while longer, and since I likely won't renew my PSPlus until I get a PS4 eventually because it just isn't worth it for me without the PS3 and PSVita IGC, my plan is to try out any game that at least remotely interests me and to try and get as many of those done as possible before I'm gonna be unable to play them again. Since my PSPlus will run out before the western anniversary and simply because I'm part of this event I figured, I might as well try out the Vita games first and finish them in time for the Japanese anniversary.

 

I actually don't think that many of my games were mediocre but then again, I don't have the highest of standards and usually, when a game is made with love and not with greed, I tend to enjoy it. If I were to order my games it would go somewhat like this:

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Great games:

Hotline Miami (Both a blast to play and to plat)

2064: ROM (Great story but a serious pain to plat on Vita)

Tales of Hearts R (You can tell wether an RPG is good when you don't mind the grind at all)

Freedom Wars (Loved the setting and liked that the plat wasn't much harder than just beating the game)

 

Good games:

Hatoful Boyfriend (Not the greatest VN out there but very surprising developments exceeded my expectations by far)

MotorStorm RC (Quite enjoyable little racing game)

The Bridge (Enjoyed both the puzzles and the art style)

 

Mediocre games:

Bury Men At Sea (While I think it's too short and would have been better with a longer story instead of the branches, the game feels like it was made with love and the three main story paths are fairly unique experiences)

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (I feel like it's just another Smash Bros ripoff with Sony branding but it was alright)

 

Bad games:

Jak 2 (Thanks to the disgraceful Vita port :shakefist:)

Spy Chameleon (Enough reasons above)

 

 

I think it's just natural to have a few black sheep in there somewhere. After all, curiosity killed the cat and now I have to dispose of some bodies before my Plus ends. :D 

 

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So far I only got the endings for Nageki (the library bird), the café-ending and the one for the little sparrow Azami. So not that many endings right now and my opinion might still change but I won't force myself to read the stories right now. Time is quite limited since a few weeks and I more feel like spending it with games I enjoy rather than ones where I just think they are okay.

I think a quick way to pique your curiosity might be getting a quick neutral ending. ;) 

 

Of course, if you have other games you'd rather play waiting for you it would be weird not to play them instead.

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Really need to learn how to use this forum better but can confirm that Fullblast, Jack and Jill DX and Super Destronaut DX are ready to pop. Had great fun with these games as I have with most of the games from this developer. Time to crack on with criminal girls (SO. DANG. CLOSE.) and then I can continue with the rest of my list. Time seems to be slipping rapidly away, glad I didn't join for the Japanese event lol.

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Alrighty, Persona 4 Golden is now ready to pop! All I need to do is defeat Margaret which shouldn't take very long.

 

Since I'm ahead of schedule, I think I'll try to get one last game done for the Japanese anniversary to bring it up to a total of four. I beat 999 in Zero Escape: The Nonary Games a while ago but I still haven't touched VLR, mostly because I've already played that game all the way through without skipping twice. I figured I'd use this event as an excuse to finally 100% the collection.

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