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The Evil Within
I was entirely unprepared for how much The Evil Within builds off of Resident Evil 4, although this feels entirely more stressful. [Chapter 6]

Updated about 1 day ago

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Until Dawn
So far feels like the ideal version of the kind of game David Cage has been making since Indigo Prophecy. [Chapter 4]

Updated about 1 day ago

Love: the Eighties slasher movie vibe. Don't quite love: the incessant jump scares (but I suppose they come with the territory).
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
This is it! [The Final Chapter]

Updated about 2 weeks ago

Can presentation make a game? When you're dealing with an often antiquated genre like the RPG, the fact that Trails of Cold Steel looks so slick and features so many modern concessions - the ability to skip spell animations and fast travel nearly anywhere - goes a long way. It also helps that so far nearly every member of the (massive) cast is likable in their own way. | Follows the Falcom RPG formula of emphasizing world building and character development at the expense of narrative momentum.
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Yakuza 5
I'm winning the hearts and minds of the people...one Dance Battle at a time. [Part 3 - Chapter 2]

Updated about 3 weeks ago

Surprisingly, the developers seem far more interested in implementing new subgames - such as taxi driving, game hunting, and idol dancing - than they do in the series traditional 'run around a city and get into fisticuffs with gangsters.' I'm hardly complaining, as these gameplay modes breathe new life into the series, but it does make Yakuza 5 feel radically apart from previous installments. | So far this entry is going a long ways to correct some of what I felt were missteps with Yakuza 4

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about 2 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Woot! PS4 Pro is $60 off on Amazon today. I just picked one up.
about 2 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: December 31, 2009
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
"I just get super bummed when I can't use Laura or Emma in my party"

I feel you man, I feel you. Emma & Laura are two of my faves. They were in my final battle party.
about 3 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once


I have also somewhat gotten to a better place, started back to work today. Missing the first hour of Monday streams sucks, but money is nice, plus apparently I have a higher pay rate than I used to. I was so damn sore when I got off work today, though. Guess I have to build tolerance back up after not being there for months (was there for 3 years before that, so as a result I know way more than most people there who do my old job and I'm kind of famous there)
about 3 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Hi friends! I'm back after a stressful month or so of moving out of an unhealthy living situation. Whew! I'm celebrating by downloading Yakuza 5.
about 4 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Laura is undoubtedly the best character.
about 4 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
If you haven't heard, Yakuza 5 is free in August with PS+
about 5 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Yakuza

Getting any of the other games (1, 2, 3, 5, Dead Souls)?

I am freaken pumped for 0
about 5 months ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Only 50?!

Jk jk, this game is just massive. I'm finally in the Final Chapter, but I've been told it's an extremely long chapter (well, if you make it long, because there's a ton of side stuff to do) and I'm clocking in over 70 hours. Admittedly, I'm kinda a sucker for optimization, so I probably spent too much time grinding out sepith and money to get all the top quartz & weapons at each point in the game, but yeeeesh this is a meaty game.

I'm actually really hoping that the sequel grabs me more... I'm not sure whether it's because I kinda got over-saturated by working on the game, but I wasn't really super into this one. Trails in the Sky SC was like, EASILY one of the best games I played in 2015, so I was pretty excited for Cold Steel, but it just doesn't do anything for me. When it comes to Trails, though, Falcom definitely seems to have a habit of using an entire game as "set up" and then the sequel is just face-meltingly intense with twists and turns. I kinda felt this way about the first Trails in the Sky game right up until the end of the last chapter ("This is soooo loooong, where is this going, what's the poooooint" ), and then it all clicked for me all at once and I absolutely love it now... so maybe that'll happen here too! I'm actually jonesin' for us to get Trails in the Sky the 3rd localized so I can QA it... because it's my duty and definitely not because I'm going nuts wanting some questions answered.

To be honest, Fie is my fave girl. But Laura is too pretty to not use for themes!
about 5 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Nice, I hope you enjoy VLR!

I'm curious though, I noticed in your 999 review, you were disappointed in the conclusion. Did you get the True Ending?
about 6 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
This may seem a bit silly, but probably the thing I'm hoping for the most is the PS Neo will either allow external hard drives of normal 3.5" drives. I'm hurting for space, I only have 400ish GB left, and that's after deleting roughly a quarter of my collection. I've been trying to spread out my purchases to the Xbox One, but it's really hard not to just buy for the PS4, especially now that my cousin has a PS4, so I can just bring games and saves to his place, and play my digital games there. Might even be able to skip the back and forth USB and go back and forth on the cloud via PS+?

Other than that, definitely the Sonic 25th anniv game. I absolutely loved Generations and hope this is either a game like Generations for handhelds or different zones from the classic/modern games, or ideally just classic, or a format like PS3 Generations, only for handhelds. The Master System/Game Gear Sonic games are immensely under represented. I've been thinking about streaming Triple Trouble, it's probably my favorite handheld Sonic game, even now probably. I played it so much of the Game Gear that the cart fried...as in, it just...stopped working. Other games worked fine, but TT wouldn't even power on. I eventually went through three Game Gears before I just said screw it and bought a Retro Freak, where I can build up my collection even more, and stream games that I normally couldn't, like Game Gear and GB/C/A without the Super Gameboy or Gameboy Player.

I wouldn't mind learning more about Whore of Orient or possibly an LA Noire sequel, or a Dante's Inferno 2. I actually really liked that game. Maybe a God of War 4 finally? It's about time for it. I know my cousin is looking forward to Kingdom Hearts III, and possibly more remasters, since he never had a PS3 or 360. I think that his girlfriend is the type that won't like too many video games around, though, he had to hide the last two I gave him (Dying Light and Wolfenstein, FOV thing)

As for RE plots, I wouldn't mind seeing more Rebecca, possibly Billy or Steve, or Alex Wesker (Albert if it's a reboot, I suppose, but I may not know how reboots work) Definitely more Claire, preferably with Ali Larter again.

Well, I just upgraded to Windows 10 after Microsoft being a sneaky bitch and making the cancel button upgrade anyway. Last night, my laptop starting upgrading on its own, and when the prompt came up tonight on my desktop, I decided that I didn't really have a choice and went for it.
about 6 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I'm pretty sure that there will never be an actual Castlevania game, even another Metal Gear seems to be pushing it, especially after Kojima left. I always thought that there should have been some metroidvanias on 3DS like GBA and DS, they could have easily made them before Konami decided that they hated money and wanted to destroy itself. We never did have a game in 1999 or whatever with Julius Belmont, did we? Just...what was it, Aria and Dawn of Sorrow? I thought Aria was probably the best handheld one, followed by...probably Lament of Dissonance, then maybe Portrait of Ruin. I still haven't played Circle of the Moon, and I hated Dawn of Sorrow for its touch crap. I thought Order of Ecclesia was kinda weird, but it did have that awesome throwback to Castlevania 2 at the end. Of the post Rondo console ones, I've only played Symphony of the Night. I own the two PS2 ones, but have yet to get to them...and I may be able to emulate the N64 ones on my PSP, or whenever I get that super system that allows even more systems to play than the Retro Freak, which in turn allows for more than the Retron 5. I'm super excited for Bloodstained! That, Yooka Laylee, Elysian Shadows, Soul Saga, and probably Shenmue III (only so low because I have yet to play the first two, I own both on Dreamcast)

Thanks! I'm honestly surprised that anyone actually reads people's page notes, I guess, I dunno. I thought that most people just ignored those. But more likely that's in part due to a friend having that exact thing in his note "Who reads these anyway?" that made me think about it a bit and come to that conclusion.

My most vivid console launch (if you could call it that) by far was the PS3...slim. I was one of those crazy people at Black Friday back when it launched in 2009 at Gamestop at 2am. I did a similar thing for the first two World of Warcraft expansions, back when I actually played that. Never again, I don't need any help feeding my insomnia. Then again, I suppose you could argue that that makes me a better candidate for those sort of midnight releases.

Well, I've been hearing rumors of RE7 going back to the series' roots (which wasn't RE6 supposed to do that? If it did, it only did it for Leon's campaign) and a series reboot...which...I'm not sure how I feel about that, I've never actually been with a series through a reboot, I got into Tomb Raider only a few years ago. Other than that, I know Sega will be there, so maybe a Yakuza announcement?

about 6 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Hi. Saw you at Pally's stream tonight, and you seem pretty cool, so...

I'm kinda surprised you didn't list Castlevania among your favorite IPs, given your name.
about 7 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I'm enjoying P3P a lot so far! :D It's still too early for me to tell if I'll end up liking it or Persona 4 better, but it's been a lot of fun. The story and characters have been pretty good so far too, and I was able to make some really good progress in it this weekend, so I'm excited to keep advancing through the story.
about 7 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I found Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD to be better for the story instead of the game play. Even then, it only makes full sense if familiar with the Lords of Shadow story as a whole.
about 10 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
My hubby just beat Trails of Cold Steel. I've had to listen to him complain that the second one isn't out RIGHT NOW. He hasn't had a game keep his attention this much in ages, so .. yeah.
about 10 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I know the RPG pain.

Also: Awesome theme! I've been playing Overclock off and on, and it's kinda awesome.
about 10 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Oh man, after a certain point in SC I just had to give up on sidequests (in chapter 8). Amazing game, but a tad longwinded. You're going to spend a long time on chapter 9 as it is.
Legend of the Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel