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Guru
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7-Dec-2003(#1)
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TalonJedi87
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22-Feb-2019(#161)
I'm beginning to have a newfound love for JRPG's that sparked again with Octopath. I'm on chapter 2 now, levels 32-47 between the 8 characters and it has me like the bloody Matrix haha I'm really digging some of the character's stories too like Alfyn and Primrose. I want to see how they evolve each of their story arcs over time. I also think the banter option between chapters is cool too to have character's interact with one another. Brings the game to life a bit more.
tonymack21
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* 22-Feb-2019(#162)
Ya that's the one thing I wanted it to have more of, more talk about how the stories are more connected than they seem at first and more interaction and relationship between the characters, kind of like most rpgs, but they were going for something different here and that's cool too. its still a fantastic game. its like you're playing the side stuff as the main game and the actual main thing is something happening to the side.

if youre in the chapter 2's you can quickly make a loop and get all the secondary jobs, giving you all 8 skill sets in the party at once. Anamana has a great vid to do it very easily.

Heavyd814life
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22-Feb-2019(#163)
tonymack21 wrote:
> ya 2017 was so sick. id put it up in my top 2 or 3. 2015 may always be 1 for me
> though.
>
>

2015 was definitely amazing. I'll have to look at a list to see if I'm missing some games, but I remember it being a little top heavy for me when compared to 1998, 2007, 2011, 2017 and 2018. People sleep on how good 2018 was, but I think it'll get its due in time once people get around to playing those games. Those years were all completely stacked. My top 3 from 2015 (Life is Strange, The Witcher 3, and Bloodborne) are definitely three of my favorite games of all-time, though.

Jester695
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22-Feb-2019(#164)
Best1989 wrote:
> BucketofJustice wrote:
>> Heavyd814life wrote:
> |>> Kommie wrote:
>> |>> BucketofJustice wrote:
> |>> |>> I started Horizon: Zero Dawn the other day. I think I'm 10 or 11 hours in
>> and
>> |>> it's
> |>> |>> pretty amazing. It's a 10 for me so far.
>> |>>
>> |>> Where's the guy here to tell you it's crap and that BotW is better?
> |>>
> |>> Lol.
> |>>
> |>> @BucketofJustice Make sure you check out The Frozen Wilds once you are done with
> |>> a the main game. It's a great piece of DLC.
>>
>> I definitely will. Is it best to do it afterwards?
>>
>> As for BotW... I like Horizon a lot better.
>
> I did it just before the last mission, and I felt like it was a perfect point to
> do it. These new machines are tough.

Yeah, those Fireclaws can be real doges.
Heavyd814life
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22-Feb-2019(#165)
Fireclaws were no joke, but once you get the improved Icerail, you can handle them like a boss!

Jester695
Bronze Good Trader
22-Feb-2019(#166)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Fireclaws were no joke, but once you get the improved Icerail, you can handle them
> like a boss!
>
>

The one in the northeast (I think) was easy. You could climb through the little (only) entrance to the valley it's in, fire away, let it come at you, then climb back out. Wait until it goes away, climb back in and shoot more, repeat.
tonymack21
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22-Feb-2019(#167)
metal gear 5 is also a 15? but ya after the first 3-5 top heavy games in 15 it might start to lack compared 17 a little... like 17 can probably take 15 from 5-10, id have to compare the top 10 more closely.

TalonJedi87
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* 22-Feb-2019(#168)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Ya that's the one thing I wanted it to have more of, more talk about how the stories
> are more connected than they seem at first and more interaction and relationship
> between the characters, kind of like most rpgs, but they were going for something
> different here and that's cool too. its still a fantastic game. its like you're
> playing the side stuff as the main game and the actual main thing is something happening
> to the side.
>
> if youre in the chapter 2's you can quickly make a loop and get all the secondary
> jobs, giving you all 8 skill sets in the party at once. Anamana has a great vid
> to do it very easily.
>
>

Oh ya, I already got 4 of the 8 secondary jobs. Just got to the shrine of the flamebearer to get the cleric job to give to Cyrus. Sorcerer and healer in 1 package with the knowledge staff? OP lol
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
22-Feb-2019(#169)
And guys my next YouTube vid after I upload my RE2 review tomorrow will be focusing on the top games of this console generation, so stay tuned!
Best1989
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22-Feb-2019(#170)
Jester695 wrote:
> Heavyd814life wrote:
>> Fireclaws were no joke, but once you get the improved Icerail, you can handle
> them
>> like a boss!
>>
>>
>
> The one in the northeast (I think) was easy. You could climb through the little (only)
> entrance to the valley it's in, fire away, let it come at you, then climb back out.
> Wait until it goes away, climb back in and shoot more, repeat.

Dat last hunting trial tho...
whitefire
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22-Feb-2019(#171)
What was the worst year for video games since 2000?

TalonJedi87
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* 22-Feb-2019(#172)
That may be a future YouTube video for me. It could be somewhere around 2012-2013, right before the last console generation came to a close.
dustin11
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22-Feb-2019(#173)
The beginning of last gen had some pretty bad years until things got rolling.
Jester695
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22-Feb-2019(#174)
Best1989 wrote:
> Jester695 wrote:
>> Heavyd814life wrote:
> |>> Fireclaws were no joke, but once you get the improved Icerail, you can handle
>> them
> |>> like a boss!
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> The one in the northeast (I think) was easy. You could climb through the little
> (only)
>> entrance to the valley it's in, fire away, let it come at you, then climb back
> out.
>> Wait until it goes away, climb back in and shoot more, repeat.
>
> Dat last hunting trial tho...

Yeah, I didn't even do that one (more than once). I platinumed the base game, but didn't care enough about the 100% to put myself through the frustration.
BJB
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22-Feb-2019(#175)
I honestly didn't find any challenges or trophies frustrating in HZD. I enjoyed every gosh darn second I put into that game and 100% the main game and the DLC was a total blast for me

Heavyd814life
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22-Feb-2019(#176)
whitefire wrote:
> What was the worst year for video games since 2000?
>
>

That's tough. Probably 2012 or 2014. It's all subjective, really. 2012 didn't have many big AAA games, but smaller games picked up the slack. 2014 gets a lot of hate, but only because I don't think many people owned a Wii U. If you add the Wii U stuff like Bayonetta 2, Smash, Shovel Knight, and MK8 to the list, it's actually a pretty great year.

Heavyd814life
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22-Feb-2019(#177)
BJB wrote:
> I honestly didn't find any challenges or trophies frustrating in HZD. I enjoyed every
> gosh darn second I put into that game and 100% the main game and the DLC was a total
> blast for me
>
>

Same here. All this talk makes me feel like booting it up again. Can't wait for Horizon 2!

Heavyd814life
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22-Feb-2019(#178)
tonymack21 wrote:
> metal gear 5 is also a 15? but ya after the first 3-5 top heavy games in 15 it
> might start to lack compared 17 a little... like 17 can probably take 15 from 5-10,
> id have to compare the top 10 more closely.
>
>

I guess I should have mentioned MGSV. It's just that the game completely falls apart at the end and I'm still salty about it lol. Such an amazing game, though. It'd be ahead of Bloodborne and probably tied with The Witcher 3 on my GOTY list for that year if not for the way it ends. It's honestly that good.

Archer
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22-Feb-2019(#179)
The only trophies I don't have are New Game+ and Ultra Hard. I figured I'd save those for a new play before 2 comes out.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
22-Feb-2019(#180)
My GOTY for 2014 personally is Infamous: Second Son or Bayonetta 2 or even Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor as an HM. 2012 was a pretty dry year for hits if I recall. Not much tickled my fancy that I can remember off-hand in 2012. Duke Nukem Forever, maybe? J/K lol...or am I?
Archer
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22-Feb-2019(#181)
For the worst/weakest year, for me personally it would be 2005.
Gypsy
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22-Feb-2019(#182)
Archer wrote:
> For the worst/weakest year, for me personally it would be 2005.

Man, 2005 had DMC3, Shadow of the Colossus and RE4. Those are all games I would still pick up and burn through over a single weekend. F.E.A.R. and God of War introduced as well.

But eh we all have different tastes and if I am comparing it to other years around it maybe it's not as good. I was just thinking of some of the quality titles from that year.
Heavyd814life
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22-Feb-2019(#183)
Yeah, it's all completely subjective. 2005 is one of my personal favorites. Some of the ones you didn't mention, Gypsy:

Dragon Quest 8, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Spider-Man 2, Guitar Hero, Psychonauts, Jade Empire, the first Forza, Need for Speed Most Wanted, MVP Baseball 2005 and much more came out in 2005.

Gypsy
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22-Feb-2019(#184)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Yeah, it's all completely subjective. 2005 is one of my personal favorites. Some
> of the ones you didn't mention, Gypsy:
>
> Dragon Quest 8, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Spider-Man
> 2, Guitar Hero, Psychonauts, Jade Empire, the first Forza, Need for Speed Most Wanted,
> MVP Baseball 2005 and much more came out in 2005.
>
>

WOW. I was going off the top of my head so I knew I missed some but DQ8 and FE:POR are two of my favourite games ever. Both are 9/10 games for me. I must have been thinking 2004 for FE.
tonymack21
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* 22-Feb-2019(#185)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> tonymack21 wrote:
>> Ya that's the one thing I wanted it to have more of, more talk about how the stories
>> are more connected than they seem at first and more interaction and relationship
>> between the characters, kind of like most rpgs, but they were going for something
>> different here and that's cool too. its still a fantastic game. its like you're
>> playing the side stuff as the main game and the actual main thing is something
> happening
>> to the side.
>>
>> if youre in the chapter 2's you can quickly make a loop and get all the secondary
>> jobs, giving you all 8 skill sets in the party at once. Anamana has a great vid
>> to do it very easily.
>>
>>
>
> Oh ya, I already got 4 of the 8 secondary jobs. Just got to the shrine of the flamebearer
> to get the cleric job to give to Cyrus. Sorcerer and healer in 1 package with the
> knowledge staff? OP lol

I used cyrus as apothecary, I find that putting cleric and sorcerer, black and white magic on the same character slows battles down.
I used primrose as a sorcerer and she was a screen clearer.
for the most part their path counterpart is a good choice for a second job. haanit with warrior, opens up swords to her, which is great for the skills though she still used the axes most of the time, but that attack all sword attack is great for breaking sometimes. therion as a merchant is great, the abilities compliment him well and opens up spears and bows to him. cyrus as apothecary still allowed him to cure status and heal, but also gives him an axe to help break when the enemy has no elemental weakness. Ophelia as a dancer worked well, I would put her in when I need cyrus in the party, and usually kept alfyn as a cleric. olberic was usually apothecary or cleric depending on the party make up, though if hannit isn't your main like she was for me and has to be there hunter makes sense for him since hes also a bruiser, I just always had a hunter in haanit.

with haanit as a main I was usually like this
haanit hunter warrior
therion thief merchant
primrose dancer sorcerer
alfyn apoth cleric

when I had to have someone for their paths I would adjust in different ways. though prim and alfyn and cyrus and ophilia stayed together most of the time because of the easy job swaps. tressa was the odd out, id have to get a little weird with her but usually subbed her for alf and made her an apoth and then took her right back out when her chapter was up, she just didn't fit into my party make up most of the time. but that party gave me all path actions in my party for towns without having to switch to duel or talk to people or steal. sometimes you need tressa to buy things, but its rare. it also kept therion for purple chests and his steal sp and he can redistribute sp to the mage. the accessories that stop silence I kept on alfyn and prim so he could cure the others and prim is so dependant on casting, so I kept the sp regen abilities and accessories on her too.


Gypsy
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* 22-Feb-2019(#186)
@tonymack21 we rocked the exact same mains down to the exact classes too lol
tonymack21
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22-Feb-2019(#187)
word, its def a powerful party that has access to all weapons, skills and job actions.

TalonJedi87
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22-Feb-2019(#188)
Very interesting. I may have to switch up my classes once I get the other 4 job shrines. Thanks for the tips!
Gypsy
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22-Feb-2019(#189)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Very interesting. I may have to switch up my classes once I get the other 4 job shrines.
> Thanks for the tips!

The biggest thing is making sure you have access to all 8 classes at once.

The special classes are absolutely nuts btw.
tonymack21
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22-Feb-2019(#190)
Ya the advanced stuff really late game is super nuts

TalonJedi87
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22-Feb-2019(#191)
I shall indeed make it a priority to get the other 4 job classes tonight then
tonymack21
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22-Feb-2019(#192)
ya grab all the secondary job things asap

Guru
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* 23-Feb-2019(#193)
Wargroove - 9/10 - Scratched my Advance Wars itch quite nicely. Some of the best multiplayer and a ton of options. Hope to see some good fan made campaigns get created soon
TalonJedi87
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* 24-Feb-2019(#194)
Metro: Exodus XB1X - 8/10 thus far and I'm about 2, maybe 3 chapters in. I already started to compile some video clips for my formal review on my YouTube channel so once I've finished the playthrough, expect a link to my video review for my final thoughts but as for now, it's a slow burn but a good burn at that. Any fan of the Metro series will find this entry to be quite a delight. Plus the graphics surprisingly support HDR and it looks better than I expected it to look to be honest.
dustin11
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24-Feb-2019(#195)
I was listening to a podcast on youtube and they were saying that Metro on the X1X is the graphically most impressive these guys have ever seen on consoles. How does it stack up to other games you've played the last few months?
PizzaTheHutt
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24-Feb-2019(#196)
Kuso {Nintendo Switch} 6/10
One of the hardest games I've played in a long time. If I wasn't playing on the easy mode with unlimited lives and extra checkpoints, I would have given up a long time ago.
It's the type of platformer with sub-8 bit graphics and it was made for you to die again and again and again. If that sounds like your cup o' tea then this game is waiting for you in the eShop for $5

TalonJedi87
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* 24-Feb-2019(#197)
Visually speaking Metro is super pretty in 4k in terms of the environments and arsenal. Character models do look a bit stiff at times when up close and personal but other than that the 4k graphics are probably just as good for me as RE2, which I also played on the 1X, but the framerate I must give RE2 the trump card in that category. Metro Exodus is locked at 30fps since it's a semi open world. And speaking of, after spending a couple of hours with it I'm going to lower my score so far from an 8 to a 7. Metro does not fare well as an open world thats for sure. Its lonely, deserted and boring when you venture out off the beaten path. Kinda how Fallout 76 would be I imagine. But when ya stick to the objectives and main story it's fine. And without fast travel, traversing the map can become a chore at times. I recorded a bunch of clips to showcase what I mean in my video review when I finish up the game in a week or so.
Gypsy
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24-Feb-2019(#198)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Kuso {Nintendo Switch} 6/10
> One of the hardest games I've played in a long time. If I wasn't playing on the easy
> mode with unlimited lives and extra checkpoints, I would have given up a long time
> ago.
> It's the type of platformer with sub-8 bit graphics and it was made for you to die
> again and again and again. If that sounds like your cup o' tea then this game is
> waiting for you in the eShop for $5
>
>

I can always appreciate something with a self-aware title.
dustin11
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25-Feb-2019(#199)
Yeah, I heard that the character models in Metro were a bit off but the HDR and 4k textures were on point. Crazy what a small team can do when talented enough.
TalonJedi87
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25-Feb-2019(#200)
The lighting alone such as the shine of the sun or moon on a lake when you're rowing your boat is pretty neat to gaze at.
tonymack21
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* 25-Feb-2019(#201)
Cities Skylines... played a few hours last night on pc, I don't know well it translates to consoles control wise but if you liked sim city you'll probably love this. I can see burning huge amounts of time with this. I think im growing my city too fast, cant keep up with the trash, that and traffic are my two biggest issues. the problem is once you get an area too built up its hard to upgrade the roads, to widen them you have to demolish whats built along their sides depending on how you've laid it out. starting with 4 lanes in an area you think will become built up or heavily used would have been better.

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