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Topic   The Official GameTZ Game Club February 2021 MediEvil

Frank
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* 11-Mar-2019(#1)
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Welcome to The GameTZ Game Club! This is my attempt at forming an easy to get into book club type thing, but with games! Anybody and everybody is welcome to join in on the fun!

Rules:

- Each month a random game will be chosen, by myself, for the club to play. Games can vary from the beginning of gaming onward to current generation platforms. There's no limitations!

- You have from the 1st of every month to 11:59PM EST of the final day to complete the designated game. 100% completion isn't required. The point of the club is to provoke game discussion, as well as give GameTZ veterans and new users a place to mingle!]

- For every game completed, post a picture as proof of your completion Example. This is essential in order to receive your badge and entry to the monthly raffle.

- You will be awarded with a badge each month you complete the game. All badges will be proudly displayed next to your name in the original post. As long as you "roll credits" the game is considered beaten!

- Some months will feature prizes! Every user to complete the game each month will be thrown into a drawing to win prizes! Users will be assigned a number and users will be randomly generated at some point the following month.

- Each month's prizes will vary. Prizes will be given out by either me or another member. Sometimes physical, sometimes digital. If you would like to contribute, drop me a message. smile

- If you don't own the game, and you have access to it on another platform, you're welcome to play it that way. Just make sure that it's the same version, to qualify for the prize or badge.

- If you do not want to participate in the games, but would like to join in on the conversations, please do!

- If you would like to join, just post here, and I'll add you to the list of users. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or criticism, please don't hesitate to post them!





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February 2021
Game: MediEvil
Developer Cambridge Studio / Other Ocean
Initial Release: 1998/ 2019
Official Platforms: PS1, PSP, PS3, Vita, PS Classic / PS4, PS5
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Past Months:


February 2021: MediEvil image
January 2021: Super Mario Galaxy image
November 2020: Oddworld Abe's Odyssey image
October 2020: Resident Evil 7 image
September 2020: Batman: Arkham City image
August 2020: Trover Saves The Universe image
July 2020: Super Mario Land image
June 2020: Untitled Goose Game image
May 2020: Tacoma image
April 2020: Last of Us image
March 2020: Shovel Knight image
February 2020: Portal 2 image
December 2019: Outer Worlds image
November 2019: Yooka-Laylee image
October 2019: Resident Evil 2 (2019) image
September 2019: Doom image
August 2019: Steamworld Dig image
July 2019: Journey image
June 2019: Super Mario RPG image
May 2019: Borderlands image
April 2019: Adventure Island image





BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Sep-2020(#2)
Darn, I just remembered that I own that Batman game. I'll have to see if my Xbox 360 even still works.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
21-Sep-2020(#3)
^ Fairly certain that the 360 version will work on an X1 incase your 360 is dead.

Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 21-Sep-2020(#4)
I hope it's RE 7 in the hillbilly house. I never did that one.

Count that as a question I guess.
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
21-Sep-2020(#5)
RE7 was really good, never bothered with 6.

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
21-Sep-2020(#6)
@Slickriven it doesn't... Since they did the Return To Arkham bundle, they opted out of the BC. I had purchased Batman:AC for my 360 but couldn't play it on my X1 when I decided to upgrade. I ended up buying the Return to Arkham bundle for the X1 to play this month.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
21-Sep-2020(#7)
@SwiftJAB ah, yeah I wondered if they did that. Oh well.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
21-Sep-2020(#8)
Oh God. Please don't be Nemesis. My heart and my bowels can't take it.

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Sep-2020(#9)
RE3 or RE7 would be great. I haven't had time to do the remake of 3 and I haven't ever touched 7 but I wanna.

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
21-Sep-2020(#10)
Agreed! I always save some horror games for October, and I was actually considering playing RE3 Remake or 7 in VR anyway, so either would be great.

sinnie wrote:
> RE3 or RE7 would be great. I haven't had time to do the remake of 3 and I haven't
> ever touched 7 but I wanna.
>
>
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
21-Sep-2020(#11)
I'm going for Dead Rising
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
21-Sep-2020(#12)
Good call. That would also be cool.

SwiftJAB wrote:
> I'm going for Dead Rising
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
22-Sep-2020(#13)
5. No
6. Yes (Very good question Kommie)
7. Yes!!! grin


So cat's out of the bag. Game for next month is RE7. I had to pick a scary game, and it was between this, or an oldie (reserving for a future month). I started RE7 at launch and never got super far into it. I was expecting tons of scares, and it didn't happen for me.

I will be playing this on PS4 Pro with PSVR (for as long as I can stomach) in hopes that it ends up scaring/emersing me in more than my first attempt. I'm pretty sure I have a sealed Gold edition worth finally opening! grin
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
22-Sep-2020(#14)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> I'm going for Dead Rising

Good guess though, I love that series! RIP Capcom Vancouver broken heart
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
22-Sep-2020(#15)
I believe RE7 is on GP for Xbox/PC/Cloud if you don't have it and don't want to buy it.
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Sep-2020(#16)
Hopefully knock out Batman tomorrow night. I may pull out the VR for RE. Creepy.
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Sep-2020(#17)
I guess RE7. Kick ass.

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
22-Sep-2020(#18)
Awesome. I'm really looking forward to this one.

Frank wrote:
> 5. No
> 6. Yes (Very good question Kommie)
> 7. Yes!!! grin
>
>
> So cat's out of the bag. Game for next month is RE7. I had to pick a scary game,
> and it was between this, or an oldie (reserving for a future month). I started RE7
> at launch and never got super far into it. I was expecting tons of scares, and it
> didn't happen for me.
>
> I will be playing this on PS4 Pro with PSVR (for as long as I can stomach) in hopes
> that it ends up scaring/emersing me in more than my first attempt. I'm pretty sure
> I have a sealed Gold edition worth finally opening! grin
>
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
22-Sep-2020(#19)
Frank wrote:
> 5. No
> 6. Yes (Very good question Kommie)
> 7. Yes!!! grin
>
>
> So cat's out of the bag. Game for next month is RE7. I had to pick a scary game,
> and it was between this, or an oldie (reserving for a future month). I started RE7
> at launch and never got super far into it. I was expecting tons of scares, and it
> didn't happen for me.
>
> I will be playing this on PS4 Pro with PSVR (for as long as I can stomach) in hopes
> that it ends up scaring/emersing me in more than my first attempt. I'm pretty sure
> I have a sealed Gold edition worth finally opening! grin
>

Its a good game. I played through it many times on my way to getting the Plat. There wan't really any scary moments for me, but its still lots of creepy and cool stuff.
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
22-Sep-2020(#20)
Alien: Isolation would be pretty scary/immersive in VR

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Sep-2020(#21)
I picked up RE7 on a Steam sale a while back... been hoping it'd come around to the group. Will make every effort to get through it. Looks like it ranges from 10-20hrs to complete depending on a few factors.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
22-Sep-2020(#22)
I might not participate next month...RE series really isn't my bag, especially the more recent ones. I get going 'scary' for Halloween, but I don't like those types too much. It's all good, I've got plenty to play in the mean time.

EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
22-Sep-2020(#23)
I am very much not a horror person but I am considering giving this a shot. Let's see if I can muster up the nerve.

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
22-Sep-2020(#24)
@frank thoughts on a make-up month for those that aren't fans of horror?
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
22-Sep-2020(#25)
I'm not into Batman (yes, believe it or not, not everyone loves Batman), didn't exactly ask for a make up month for it.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
22-Sep-2020(#26)
I like the idea of reserving make-up months for shorter games. RE7 can take a little while depending on skill level.


Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
22-Sep-2020(#27)
I don't recall RE7 being that long for my only playthrough.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
22-Sep-2020(#28)
This is a first-person shooter? Looks like I'll be playing it on PC. Free Game Pass games are nice.

Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
22-Sep-2020(#29)
Cool, I've been wanting to play RE7, might be the time to track down the Gold Edition.
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
22-Sep-2020(#30)
Kommie wrote:
> I don't recall RE7 being that long for my only playthrough.
>
>

Yeah its pretty short actually. Can be done in a day no problem
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Sep-2020(#31)
sinnie wrote:
Looks like it ranges from 10-20hrs
> to complete depending on a few factors.
>
>


Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
23-Sep-2020(#32)
Just finished Batman: Arkham City: https://imgur.com/gallery/9EaOEw5 (Watch out for spoilers in the pictures if you haven't finished the game yet.) Not bad. The floaty combat still wasn't my favorite, but I got better at it. Decent story and interesting boss battles. All in all a pretty solid pick that otherwise would have probably sat in my backlog for a long while.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
24-Sep-2020(#33)
If anyone wants to get RE7 for next month, MS is having a sale on the whole franchise, as well as the DMC and most of FF franchises as well. RE7 is on GP, but it's also down to $10, the 3 DLCs are $4, $6 and $6 respectively (for Banned Footage vol 1&2, and End of Zoe) and lastly the Gold edition is $20. So if you don't have GP, $20 for Gold is the best deal. Looks like the RE sale lasts another 5 days - prices are for XBL subs, not sure on how long the DMC or FF sales are going, likely the same timeframe.

I think I'm going to at least give it a shot next month since it's on GP. I think I was too quick to write it off earlier. Plus it seems to be short.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
24-Sep-2020(#34)
So, I just completed what I expect to be "that part" of Arkham City. You know, the one that you get to after setting up a hidden tracker?

Yeah, that was a helluva detour.

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Sep-2020(#35)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> So, I just completed what I expect to be "that part" of Arkham City. You know, the
> one that you get to after setting up a hidden tracker?
>
> Yeah, that was a helluva detour.
>
>

lol I found that pretty annoying and died the most there.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
24-Sep-2020(#36)
sinnie wrote:
> Renaissance2K wrote:
>> So, I just completed what I expect to be "that part" of Arkham City. You know,
> the
>> one that you get to after setting up a hidden tracker?
>>
>> Yeah, that was a helluva detour.
>>
>>
>
> lol I found that pretty annoying and died the most there.
>
>

Really? I sort of liked that section, had a clearly different feel to it, granted the boss fight was different too.

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Sep-2020(#37)
Slickriven wrote:
> sinnie wrote:
>> Renaissance2K wrote:
> |>> So, I just completed what I expect to be "that part" of Arkham City. You know,
>> the
> |>> one that you get to after setting up a hidden tracker?
> |>>
> |>> Yeah, that was a helluva detour.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> lol I found that pretty annoying and died the most there.
>>
>>
>
> Really? I sort of liked that section, had a clearly different feel to it, granted
> the boss fight was different too.
>
>

The boss fight was fine. What I hated was


Gliding from pedestal to pedestal. I found it pretty tough to do sometimes but that could just be me.



Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 24-Sep-2020(#38)
sinnie wrote:
>
> The boss fight was fine. What I hated was ...
>

Ah, yeah I was more talking about the stuff leading up to interacting with that area's boss

The old city specifically. The platformy bits as you were headed to Ra's al Ghul weren't too bad, you just had to follow the stream things... but I guess a few times I failed or nearly failed.



sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Sep-2020(#39)
Slickriven wrote:
> sinnie wrote:
>>
>> The boss fight was fine. What I hated was ...
>>
>
> Ah, yeah I was more talking about the stuff leading up to interacting with that area's
> boss
> ...
>
>

Oh yeah, I did have issues and wasted a lot of time

looking for robots to hack and gather information. That was kind of dumb.



SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
24-Sep-2020(#40)
Haha. I had some of the same issues. I took a break right in the middle of that part @sinnie and forgot what button to use when I got back into it. Probably added an extra 20-30 minutes to my play time.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
24-Sep-2020(#41)
I got the hang of gliding pretty quickly. I thought the mechanics would be useful once I was back out in the hub again, but there are so many graupel points everywhere that extended gliding isn't really necessary.

Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
24-Sep-2020(#42)
You will need to master it if you're going for all the AR training missions, though. Some Riddler stuff is also related to that skill.
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Sep-2020(#43)
Oh that makes sense... yeah I never glided extra far, just grappled onto crap.

Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Sep-2020(#44)
Best1989 wrote:
> You will need to master it if you're going for all the AR training missions, though.
> Some Riddler stuff is also related to that skill.

The AR stuff seems to be "luck" as well. It can be painfully random in how it controls sometimes.
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 24-Sep-2020(#45)
https://i.imgur.com/GwzaYMY.jpg

Finished it. Got easier with gadgets for sure.

Also- don't think I got my Trover badge.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
28-Sep-2020(#46)
Done.



Still processing the game. It got much better as time went on, I'll admit, but I hated spending most of my time in Detective Mode, and I never really got the hang of the combat, with it's five billion gadgets and button combinations. I got 90% of the way through the game using quick drop kills and then grauping out of sight until everyone was dead.

Didn't really work for that last gauntlet of bad guys, though.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
1-Oct-2020(#47)
Topic changed for the month. All Batman badges should have been given out. Message me if there were any issues!

The badges for RE7 will come soon! grin

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
* 1-Oct-2020(#48)
@Frank Can I get my Batman badge please? I posted the proof earlier in the thread. (Post 337)

Frank wrote:
> Topic changed for the month. All Batman badges should have been given out. Message
> me if there were any issues!
>
> The badges for RE7 will come soon! grin
>
>
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
1-Oct-2020(#49)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> @Frank Can I get my Batman badge please? I posted the proof earlier in the thread.
> (Post 337)
>
> Frank wrote:
>> Topic changed for the month. All Batman badges should have been given out. Message
>> me if there were any issues!
>>
>> The badges for RE7 will come soon! grin
>>
>>

Added your badge yes
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
1-Oct-2020(#50)
Thanks!

Frank wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> @Frank Can I get my Batman badge please? I posted the proof earlier in the thread.
>> (Post 337)
>>
>> Frank wrote:
> |>> Topic changed for the month. All Batman badges should have been given out. Message
> |>> me if there were any issues!
> |>>
> |>> The badges for RE7 will come soon! grin
> |>>
> |>>
>
> Added your badge yes
>
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
2-Oct-2020(#51)
RE7 in VR at night is legit. Good stuff so far.
PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
2-Oct-2020(#52)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> RE7 in VR at night is legit. Good stuff so far.

I don't know when I'll get to start this, but when I do I'm definitely busting out the VR. Once you've played it with VR there is no turning back, it feels like you aren't getting the full experience without it.
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
6-Oct-2020(#53)
I'm getting near the end of the game, and I think this might be the best VR game I've ever played despite not using Moves or the gun. I'm amazed at how much crisper the graphics are than most other things I've played in VR. For example, I played a little Raw Data recently, and it looks like a blurry mess compared to this. The atmosphere is gripping, and it's incredibly immersive. What awesome boss fights too.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
6-Oct-2020(#54)
Haven't had the time to start this either wry smile
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
6-Oct-2020(#55)
70 hour work week here. I might be able to get on it but it might be a make-up for me.

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
7-Oct-2020(#56)
Done @Frank : https://imgur.com/gallery/afcUzMQ. (I took a picture of the trophy indicating that I got ending 1.). That game was incredible. Awesome choice for this month. I'm glad I had an incentive to move this off of my backlog and play it.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
8-Oct-2020(#57)
I'm about an hour into the game.

What the actual fudge.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
8-Oct-2020(#58)
When I first played it, it didn't feel much like a Resident Evil game. I don't remember if there's any Core characters mentioned or referenced in it... But it is a great game. 6 was trash.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
9-Oct-2020(#59)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> I'm about an hour into the game.
>
> What the actual fudge.
>

I second this comment, got the the 2nd save spot. I'm more interested in just playing so I'm doing it on easy, figure why not. Strange game so far, dude's pain tolerance is impressive... Playing at night gives a little more atmosphere, and it pops on my OLED, quality HDR. GF's character model looks a little off. Glad I decided to play it since I wasn't feeling it after it was announced. It's hardly scary, creepy sure, a touch predictable, but I suspect that to change as it goes along.

PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
14-Oct(#60)
I started the game on Saturday night and finished it just a little while ago. I played on easy difficulty (which I will probably continue to do for any game of the month that I've already beaten previously) but this was almost too easy, especially the last boss.

Such a great game and pretty much everything I said about it after my initial playthrough a couple years ago I still feel is true. Playing this in VR has to some extent kind of ruined non-VR horror games for me (particularly jump scares where the character is popping up right in your face). Once again I missed one single bobblehead thingy during the campaign just like in my original playthrough, and the only new trophy I unlocked this time was for getting ending #2. I remember in my first playthrough the shadow puzzle things kinda stumped me for a little bit, but I breezed through them this time.
I played through the Japanese version but unfortunately I can't be bothered setting up a Japanese PSN account to be able to download the free DLC stuff they released for the game, so I'll never know if that's any good or not.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
18-Oct(#61)
I'm enjoying the game so far. It's hardly scary and at times feels a touch like a walking sim, since there isn't a bunch of enemies, part of the annoyance is inventory management. Now I am playing on Easy, so I certainly expect a Normal or Madhouse run would be a little more challenging.
I finally got my first jump scare in the greenhouse, otherwise I'm largely been expecting things to jump out at me. I also can image if I was playing in VR it would be a lot more engaging.

Curious to those who've already beat it, am I at or over 50% yet?

I've collected the Blue and am about to collect the Red keys, also did the Birthday cake VHS





sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Oct(#62)
I was finally able to start RE7 today. I'm liking it so far. It is pretty creepy and I've had a few jump scares already. (no VR.)
I am playing on Easy because I'd just like to get it done for the month.

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
19-Oct(#63)
Well I had a satisfyingly boss fight. What was probably the first in the game as the rest of it was just running around mostly.

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-Oct(#64)
Folks who have beaten it... tell me how much longer I got left? Trying to get this done before the end of the month and the two days I wanted to come home early and dive into it, just didn't happen.


I got the creepy arm and inbred boy captured Mia and Zoe



Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 22-Oct(#65)
sinnie wrote:
> Folks who have beaten it... tell me how much longer I got left? Trying to get this
> done before the end of the month and the two days I wanted to come home early and
> dive into it, just didn't happen.
>
> ...
>

I haven't beat it yet, but am further ahead of you. If you've done the birthday VHS, then the next section isn't terribly long... But there's another section after it that I'm in and I'm not sure how long that is. And of course there could be more after that.


Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
23-Oct(#66)
Beat this, Frank I'll message you the image for proof. Beat it on easy and at times it felt a bit like a walking sim, glad I gave it a shot though, and the ending video with the top folks of the credits was cool, good song.
@sinnie I'd guess you're about 70% through it, depending on how much exploring you're doing.

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-Oct(#67)
Yeah I just finished the birthday part (including part after the tape)

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
23-Oct(#68)
I look at my upcoming playtime hours, and I tell myself that I should be able to beat this, but it's going to be tight. Same thing happened last October, though to be fair, I got married then.

I think I'm at the point just after

you find both colored keycards and complete the light puzzle with the wooden hatchet.

But it's been a few days, and my memory sucks.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
23-Oct(#69)
@Frank it's the 23rd of the month. Have you picked a title for November yet?

sinnie
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24-Oct(#70)
I'll have some time this weekend and I hope to power through it. I am having a lot of fun with it. It doesn't feel like an RE game to me at all because there's no real zombies. But it is super creepy and a fantastic addition to the horror genre.

EB
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25-Oct(#71)
I'm hoping to get through it Oct 30th. My friend and I are gonna try to power through the whole thing (we think it looks super cool but we're kind of wimps on our own, lol)

sinnie
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25-Oct(#72)
I'm nearing the end (made it to the mines) and I have been legit freaked out a few times.

sinnie
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25-Oct(#73)
Done. Good game. It didn't really feel like a Resident Evil game at all though. I was legit surprised at the final boss, didn't put that together.



Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
25-Oct(#74)
@EB it's really not all that long. My session told me I spent 10 hours (on easy), but I know I left it paused for 5-10+ mins a few times and I like to explore 100% of areas looking for things. There's an achievement to beat it under 4 hours and on a 2nd attempt I could see myself doing that on normal now, (the VHS tapes are optional) and I could have ignored things and would know where to go in what order.

@sinnie Nice monitor, but did you go soft and beat it in the daylight? It didn't scare me save for 1 jump scare when going up some steps in the greenhouse, otherwise I largely expected enemies to be around the next corner. Playing at night in the mostly dark added atmosphere for me, but I'd guess playing on easy softened the scares.

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
25-Oct(#75)
Slickriven wrote:

Nice monitor, but did you go soft and beat it in the daylight? It didn't
> scare me save for 1 jump scare when going up some steps in the greenhouse, otherwise
> I largely expected enemies to be around the next corner. Playing at night in the
> mostly dark added atmosphere for me, but I'd guess playing on easy softened the scares.
>
>

I did beat during the day today, but only because I've been working like 65hr weeks and had to take what I could get. Though I got the most spooked at night really. I did play a LOT late last night and Friday night.

sinnie
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25-Oct(#76)
Oh my total play time was just under 9hrs I think

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
25-Oct(#77)
sinnie wrote:
>
> I did beat during the day today, but only because I've been working like 65hr weeks
> and had to take what I could get. Though I got the most spooked at night really.
> I did play a LOT late last night and Friday night.
>

Wow 65hrs/week is crazy. I recall you saying you had to put a lot of hours in recently, and I was just teasing. Are you in healthcare or something that you do so many hours?


sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
25-Oct(#78)
Slickriven wrote:
> sinnie wrote:
>>
>> I did beat during the day today, but only because I've been working like 65hr
> weeks
>> and had to take what I could get. Though I got the most spooked at night really.
>> I did play a LOT late last night and Friday night.
>>
>
> Wow 65hrs/week is crazy. I recall you saying you had to put a lot of hours in recently,
> and I was just teasing. Are you in healthcare or something that you do so many hours?
>
>
>
>


Nah. I was working for myself for a few years at home, but after about 8 months of back and forth, I closed on and purchased my own UPS Store. So I'm training 3 associates so they'll be able to handle Christmas and am slowly going to decrease my hours and work on growing the business and maybe opening up another location within the next 2yrs.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
25-Oct(#79)
@sinnie Ah, that's cool. I wish I had another UPS store close to me. We have a UPS depot in town so you can do certain shipments out of there, but I can't take Amazon returns there and they don't really sell anything, so you can only drop off pre-labeled packages or pay to ship something that's fully boxed up already. There is one ~20+ mins away that's run by a nice group of people and I've used it for Amazon returns.

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
25-Oct(#80)
Slickriven wrote:
> @sinnie Ah, that's cool. I wish I had another UPS store close to me. We have a UPS
> depot in town so you can do certain shipments out of there, but I can't take Amazon
> returns there and they don't really sell anything, so you can only drop off pre-labeled
> packages or pay to ship something that's fully boxed up already. There is one ~20+
> mins away that's run by a nice group of people and I've used it for Amazon returns.
>
>

We got a few too many around here for my taste, so unfortunately I find myself competing with another store 4 miles down the street. However I'm winning people over with customer service and slightly undercutting prices, lol.
I was wanting to open one up closer to my home (this one is 25 minutes away from me) but it was a too-good-not-to-buy situation that I figured would be a stepping stone to something more later.


Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
26-Oct(#81)
Sorry guys, I started a new job recently, and it's been eating me alive.

I will come up with a game for next month soon (sorry no 20 questions this time), and get the RE7 badge made and awarded to those who earned it.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
27-Oct(#82)
played a bit but once I got to the annoying 'monsters' who take a million bullets to kill I got annoyed.

sinnie
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27-Oct(#83)
Kommie wrote:
> played a bit but once I got to the annoying 'monsters' who take a million bullets
> to kill I got annoyed.
>
>

aim for the head. Even with basic handgun ammo they just take a few.

Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 27-Oct(#84)
I'm going to start tonight. Off Thursday and Friday so if it's 10 hr game should be GTG.
Frank
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27-Oct(#85)
I'm still probably going to at LEAST give it a try on Saturday. My girlfriend's been dying to see how I react in VR. She's about to be severely disappointed raspberry

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
27-Oct(#86)
sinnie wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> played a bit but once I got to the annoying 'monsters' who take a million bullets
>> to kill I got annoyed.
>
> aim for the head. Even with basic handgun ammo they just take a few.

Or one well-aimed shotgun blast, if you're like me and it takes you a half hour to get your crap together when you see one of those things.

sinnie
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27-Oct(#87)
I had tons of ammo left over in the end... I kept saving it up and using my crappy ammo first. I probably would have had an easier time if I used the shot gun ammo more. I did buy and use the magnum up though, that was nice.

PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
28-Oct(#88)
sinnie wrote:
> I had tons of ammo left over in the end... I kept saving it up and using my crappy
> ammo first. I probably would have had an easier time if I used the shot gun ammo
> more. I did buy and use the magnum up though, that was nice.

I did the same, mostly just used my handgun (with the enhanced ammo if needed) and once in a while used the flamethrower. I carried the shotgun on me but hardly ever used it. Didn't use the magnum or grenade launcher thing a single time.
sinnie
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28-Oct(#89)
The ammo thing is especially silly since (end spoiler)

you get that new gun that finishes the boss off. I came with all my guns and ammo and didn't use but a few grenades at her face.



Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
31-Oct(#90)
That's one more Resident Evil down without a heart attack.



sinnie
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31-Oct(#91)
What are we playing tomorrow? I'm about to dive into Sekiro, finally just caved in and bought on the Steam sale.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
31-Oct(#92)
sinnie wrote:
> What are we playing tomorrow? I'm about to dive into Sekiro, finally just caved in
> and bought on the Steam sale.
>
>


It's definitely not Sekiro.

sinnie
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31-Oct(#93)
k. Imma just play Sekiro.

Kommie
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31-Oct(#94)
Sekiro is amazing.

sinnie
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1-Nov(#95)
Amazing but sure is tough.

Kommie
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1-Nov(#96)
It's just a rhythm game.

Tad
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1-Nov(#97)
Kommie wrote:
> It's just a rhythm game.
>
>
That's what she said?

Kommie
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1-Nov(#98)
So @Frank what's the game this month?

sinnie
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1-Nov(#99)
One dude keeps cutting me down almost immediately. so I'm gonna take a break and hope Frank posts something better soon. lol

Kommie
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1-Nov(#100)
sinnie wrote:
> One dude keeps cutting me down almost immediately. so I'm gonna take a break and
> hope Frank posts something better soon. lol
>
>

Dude with a spear?

sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Nov(#101)
Kommie wrote:
> sinnie wrote:
>> One dude keeps cutting me down almost immediately. so I'm gonna take a break and
>> hope Frank posts something better soon. lol
>>
>>
>
> Dude with a spear?
>
>

yes!

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
* 1-Nov(#102)
sinnie wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> sinnie wrote:
> |>> One dude keeps cutting me down almost immediately. so I'm gonna take a break
> and
> |>> hope Frank posts something better soon. lol
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Dude with a spear?
>>
>>
>
> yes!
>
>

Learn how to miriki counter. Also, you should kill Gyoubu Oniwa (Horse riding boss) before doing that area. Unless you already killed him.

sinnie
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1-Nov(#103)
Kommie wrote:
> sinnie wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> sinnie wrote:
>> |>> One dude keeps cutting me down almost immediately. so I'm gonna take a break
>> and
>> |>> hope Frank posts something better soon. lol
>> |>>
>> |>>
> |>>
> |>> Dude with a spear?
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> yes!
>>
>>
>
> Learn how to miriki counter. Also, you should kill Gyoubu Oniwa (Horse riding boss)
> before doing that area. Unless you already killed him.
>
>

I am just not timing it right I think.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
1-Nov(#104)
Killing all the mobs in the area first helps, but everyone struggled with that dude cause you need to either do the counter, or cheese the hell out of him with poke and run.

Feeb
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1-Nov(#105)
Can you still out distance mobs and reset them for the free dot discount?
Kommie
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2-Nov(#106)
GOTM is Blasphemous

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
2-Nov(#107)
Kommie wrote:
> GOTM is Blasphemous

Sounds cool, but what's the name of the game?

Bleed_DukeBlue
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* 2-Nov(#108)
I'll be honest. I'm not sure if I'd get to a game of the month this month anyway between finishing up PS4 games that aren't compatible with PS5 and all the PS5 games coming out.
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
2-Nov(#109)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> GOTM is Blasphemous
>
> Sounds cool, but what's the name of the game?
>
>

Blasphemous

Tad
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2-Nov(#110)
Kommie wrote:
> Renaissance2K wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> GOTM is Blasphemous
>>
>> Sounds cool, but what's the name of the game?
>>
>>
>
> Blasphemous
>
>
Blasphemous Platypus.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
3-Nov(#111)
Sorry for the delay guys. This month's game is going to be Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey/New N Tasty.

I'll update the OP later this evening or tomorrow with more details. Thanks for your cooperation folks!

Tad
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3-Nov(#112)
I've been meaning to try that but don't own it. It's on 360 right?


PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
3-Nov(#113)
If you're a long time PS+ subscriber that game was given free back in March 2015, so you should already have it.
That was right around the time I bought my PS4, so it was one of the first games I played on it.
Tad
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3-Nov(#114)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> If you're a long time PS+ subscriber that game was given free back in March 2015,
> so you should already have it.
> That was right around the time I bought my PS4, so it was one of the first games
> I played on it.
I've only gotten ps plus earlier this year, so I don't have it.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
3-Nov(#115)
Well there seems to be plenty of options to play this. According to Wikipedia: Was initially released for the PlayStation 4. The title was also released for Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii U. It has been ported on iOS and Android and released worldwide on 14 December 2017. A Nintendo Switch version has been announced and was released on October 27, 2020.

So that's 11 different platforms it's available on. Since New 'n Tasty is a direct remake of the original, @Frank would playing the original count?

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 3-Nov(#116)
Anyone happened to have played Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey/New 'n Tasty on Android before? Wondering if I should try it mobile, but phone control interaction with games sometimes isn't good.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
3-Nov(#117)
I'm going to start it on Android tonight. I'll report back.

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
3-Nov(#118)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> I'm going to start it on Android tonight. I'll report back.
>
>
yes Thanks.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
4-Nov(#119)
Okay, that was a very frustrating 60 minutes.

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
4-Nov(#120)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Okay, that was a very frustrating 60 minutes.
>
>
The game itself, or the controls?
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
4-Nov(#121)
nonamesleft wrote:
> Renaissance2K wrote:
>> Okay, that was a very frustrating 60 minutes.
> The game itself, or the controls?

So, I've tried on my phone, my tablet, and my nVidia Shield TV.

The Shield didn't have any other issues that its controller doesn't already cause, like the Home button being so close to the Pause/Play button. My biggest annoyance is that the keymap flashes on the screen for a few seconds when you first start the game, and then never again. There are a ton of button combinations that you need to memorize that mean absolutely nothing when you've never played the game before. The game also doesn't perform that well, but that's another story.

The tablet has an on-screen keywheel that makes a lot more sense, but it's small, and the icons could use a little more definition. Same performance issues as the Shield, but I think that's just a side effect of running Android apps on Chrome OS, even if the device is pretty high performance.

My phone doesn't have any performance issues, but I also can't get anything other than the menu to respond. I think this requires a gamepad, but I'm not sure.

It seems like a really fun game, and it's got a ton of personality. I just really suck at it so far, and the control issues aren't helping. God bless the Quick Save button.

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
4-Nov(#122)
Looks like I bought this on Android a while back and never played it. I'll give it a go
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
4-Nov(#123)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> nonamesleft wrote:
>> Renaissance2K wrote:
> |>> Okay, that was a very frustrating 60 minutes.
>> The game itself, or the controls?
>
> So, I've tried on my phone, my tablet, and my nVidia Shield TV.
>
> The Shield didn't have any other issues that its controller doesn't already cause,
> like the Home button being so close to the Pause/Play button. My biggest annoyance
> is that the keymap flashes on the screen for a few seconds when you first start the
> game, and then never again. There are a ton of button combinations that you need
> to memorize that mean absolutely nothing when you've never played the game before.
> The game also doesn't perform that well, but that's another story.
>
> The tablet has an on-screen keywheel that makes a lot more sense, but it's small,
> and the icons could use a little more definition. Same performance issues as the
> Shield, but I think that's just a side effect of running Android apps on Chrome OS,
> even if the device is pretty high performance.
>
> My phone doesn't have any performance issues, but I also can't get anything other
> than the menu to respond. I think this requires a gamepad, but I'm not sure.
>
> It seems like a really fun game, and it's got a ton of personality. I just really
> suck at it so far, and the control issues aren't helping. God bless the Quick Save
> button.
>
>
Any chance you have a bluetooth controller you can hook up to your phone or tablet? Maybe that would make things easier on the gamepad front.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 4-Nov(#124)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> Looks like I bought this on Android a while back and never played it. I'll give it
> a go
You just happen to have it? Nice! Cool surprise.

Fingers crossed that a future game is an old one that I already happen to have on my phone or PC. Just for the cool feeling of it happening.

Something like skyroads maybe. That was a great one. Difficult at times, but great.

Might even have a floppy disc of it somewhere. But my laptop doesn't even know what a floppy is. *Shoves floppy in CD drive.*
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
4-Nov(#125)
nonamesleft wrote:
> Any chance you have a bluetooth controller you can hook up to your phone or tablet?
> Maybe that would make things easier on the gamepad front.
The Stadia controller works on the tablet, so I think I'll go with that. Much less cumbersome than the Shield controller for this sort of game.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
4-Nov(#126)
Jesus, this one is a toughie.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
4-Nov(#127)
I remember playing the original on PlayStation and beating it...

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
4-Nov(#128)
Based on the title, and before I saw the cover art, it sounded to me like the game would be a food game, whatever that means.

On the cover of one of the other games in the series, the character is even holding a soda can. I think it might have been Munch's Odyssey, but I'm not positive.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
4-Nov(#129)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Jesus, this one is a toughie.
>
>
How's it working out with the controller?
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
4-Nov(#130)
The controller is working out fine, all things considered.

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
5-Nov(#131)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> The controller is working out fine, all things considered.
>
>
yes Hmmm, maybe I'll try it mobile then. Thanks.
EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
5-Nov(#132)
I know you guys have mostly moved onto Oddworld, but I wanted to talk about RE7 for a sec since I'm just now getting into it.

I'm really enjoying it. First hour or so scared the crap out of me but I'm getting into it now. I just

got the shotgun from the main hall and I am going to get the last dog head.



Does anybody have a list of safe rooms? Is it just rooms with save spots or are there others?

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
6-Nov(#133)
Just finished my review on New 'n' Tasty on Switch, if you guys want to take a look...

https://maroonersrock.com/oddworld-new-n-tasty-swi...


Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
6-Nov(#134)
So @Frank I asked this earlier and you didn't reply, know you're busy, so no biggie. But since New n Tasty is basically a remaster with HD graphics and doesn't change the gameplay really at all, at least from what I've read, could we just play the original version?

Frank
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6-Nov(#135)
Slickriven wrote:
> So @Frank I asked this earlier and you didn't reply, know you're busy, so no biggie.
> But since New n Tasty is basically a remaster with HD graphics and doesn't change
> the gameplay really at all, at least from what I've read, could we just play the
> original version?
>
>

Yes, you can play one or the other. I updated the OP with more info.


Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
6-Nov(#136)
Frank wrote:
> Yes, you can play one or the other. I updated the OP with more info.
>

Cool, I hadn't noticed the OP.

Frank
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7-Nov(#137)
Slickriven wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> Yes, you can play one or the other. I updated the OP with more info.
>>
>
> Cool, I hadn't noticed the OP.
>
>

Once you notice the title updated, check out the main post. I update it monthly with an image, the badges (when they're done), platforms it's available on, and versions allowed for completion. Plus I also like to throw in bonuses, like the review this month smile
Renaissance2K
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11-Nov(#138)



My goodness, that was frustrating. The second half was definitely a lot easier once I got use to the quirks and controls - and memorized the Gamespeak commands - but holy cow, I had such a hard time.

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 15-Nov(#139)
Just started this.

"Hello"

"Hello"

"Follow me"

"Okay"

:)

"Don't play with your food unless it plays with you first."

Gosh.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 15-Nov(#140)
@Renaissance2K I can definitely see how this game can be frustrating.

I just spent about 20 minutes near the grenade area, trying to figure out how to proceed. I knew that I need to get a grenade, go up the pulley system, drop the grenade, and fall down into the room below, but every time I attempted this I would miss my landing and fall a bunch of floors down, and having to start over. Finally realized I have to lower myself down to hang off the ledge, and then drop down. Twenty minutes of that. Now I keep getting out at the second area. The one with the campfire and the sneaking around. And yeah, a bunch quirky controls to get used to.

Frank
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16-Nov(#141)
nonamesleft wrote:
> @Renaissance2K I can definitely see how this game can be frustrating. ...

lol I got stuck there too. When I finally figured out what to do I felt so dumb laughing out loud
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
16-Nov(#142)
@Frank - Same. But in all fairness the game didn't hint to that during the tutorial. It might seem obvious now, but how should we actually know? Before I figured it out, I tried everything, things that don't even make sense :)
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
16-Nov(#143)
Figuring out that tapping the jump button without holding a direction gives you a very precise forward jump was extremely helpful as well, especially during some of the mine segments. I don't think that's illustrated anywhere else.

I'm curious about the PlayStation original now, and its manual. I'm wondering if the controls were any better there, or if the manual did a better job of spelling this stuff out.

Question about the end credits:

What's up with the song?! I guess the dark, industrial tone is fitting for the game's setting (despite how goofy everything is otherwise), but did anyone actually listen to the lyrics before they licensed it? It's clearly about wanting to bone.



nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 16-Nov(#144)
@Renaissance2K Those mines!!!! Kept on smacking into them, over and over, even after I knew they were there.
nonamesleft
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* 17-Nov(#145)
Don't read this if you plan on playing it. Or maybe you should. Hmmm. Potential spoiler alert, but not relating to the story or anything. It's something relating to controls that you learn anyway in the 3rd? chapter (Monsaic Lines).


just figured out that you can hold down the chant button near Firefly swarms and they spell out hints. Wish I'd have known this in the 2nd area of the game. I would just tap the button to chant.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
17-Nov(#146)
nonamesleft wrote:
> Don't read this if you plan on playing it. Or maybe you should. Hmmm. Potential spoiler
> alert, but not relating to the story or anything. It's something relating to controls
> that you learn anyway in the 3rd? chapter (Monsaic Lines).


I forget how exactly, but they do tell you this, either at the end of the first level or the start of the second. Something nebulous like "CHANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH" next to the first batch of fireflies you encounter.



nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
17-Nov(#147)
@Renaissance2K


you're right about that, but I didn't know that I needed to actually hold the button down. Whenever I'd see fireflies, I'd click the chant button briefly, but nothing would happen. I figured, oh well, guess this batch of fireflies is broken smile wry smile Didn't know what else to think.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
17-Nov(#148)
nonamesleft wrote:
Oh! Lame!

I understand that they add a delay to chanting because it enables a new puzzle mechanic (won't go into too much detail for those that are still playing), but I'm not a fan of intentionally sluggish controls for that very reason, especially in puzzle games or games with puzzle components. You're always asking yourself, "Am I wrong, or am I right and the controls aren't cooperating?"

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 17-Nov(#149)
Yeah, exactly. There were several times where I tried doing something and failed, and would keep trying it, because I thought "maybe it's just the controls."

For instance

the first time you need to ride emgu, I think I have the name wrong, to cross the large gap, I kept trying to leap over it with just Abe alone. What would happen is he'd almost make it, and then grab the ledge, and then immediately fall down, so I kept thinking, "what if I'm just leaping a tiny bit too early, or not clicking the up arrow quick enough to pull myself up." The controls sometimes make it seem like it might be me just making a mistake, even if I'm not."



I will say this. The game isn't that easy, that's for sure. It is definitely a challenge, imo.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 18-Nov(#150)
Currently in the Scrabanian Temple. Wow this is frustrating. Really not easy. wince

Can't play this game for very long periods of time. Had to unwind after Oddworld by playing a Lego game the other day.

I wonder if these PC controls are just a little off. I feel like I'm constantly just getting out, when certain commands should work. Abe just can't jump quick enough or roll quick enough, etc. Unless this game just needs spot on precision, and it's built in as a challenge?

@Frank - You're really making me work hard for this medal :)
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 19-Nov(#151)
@Renaissance2K

How in the world did you solve the 4th door in Scrabanian Temple?!?! (Top right corner. The one that has the bats). I have been attempting that one for I'd say over an hour combined. I left and solved all the others then came back. Still can't figure it out. At least an hour for one single door. I've done everything I can think of. And it's the only door I haven't solved. Just plain stuck here. There actually isn't anything I see here that might be the solution. I'll say, I am very confused as to what to do here.

Would appreciate any help.

I'll explain below:


Enter the #4 door (top right corner door in the temple). Go to the left to get the bell chant. Go to the right where there's a scrab on the ledge. He jumps down and you jump up and dive into the well. You go to the right. There's a lever with a falling floor near it. Pull the lever to light the torch, and you fall. Run to the left, away from the scrab, and duck and roll, so that it can't attack you. Roll some more and you drop down onto the ledge where the well that you dove into is. Now what?! When I first dove into the well, I landed in an area that looks like it contains a mechanism of some sort, maybe one of those pulley elevator systems, but there's no pulley. All I can think is that maybe there's supposed to be an elevator, but there isn't, but that would be a coding error. And I doubt that it's the case. There's usually an answer. Do you recall what you did in that area?



Man, I hope the answer isn't something really obvious, or boy am I going to feel so foolish.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 19-Nov(#152)
Just attempted this for another hour. What am I missing here? Gonna call it quits for now. This is too much, trying this over and over without a solution. So strange. I can't recall having been this stuck in a video game in a really long time.

But I did notice one new detail:


near the 1st Scrab, the one near the hole that you dive into, there's an up arrow. I guess this indicates that I can go up somehow. Yet there's no pulley system there.

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
20-Nov(#153)
For reference, I took two pictures of the area I'm stuck at. They're not that great, but details can still be made out.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
20-Nov(#154)
@nonamesleft I remember there being a pulley where you were expecting one, but I can't be 100% sure. Scarabian Temple was a blur for me, and none of the footage I thought I was capturing with "Screen Record" on my phone appears to have been saved.

We were also playing different versions, so it's possible that the remake had tweaked the puzzle.

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 21-Nov(#155)
@Renaissance2K

You were right. There is (supposed to be) a pulley there. After searching around to see if anyone has experienced something similar, I found someone talking about a similar scenario in Abe's Odyssey, where something that was supposed to be there wasn't.

Luckily, I saved a bunch of times last week. So I started from a different save file. Had to redo some things to get back up to the temple, but now when I went inside the pulley was there. Turns out the other save file glitched somehow.

Glad there was a solution though. Hopefully I can beat this game now.

I wish this game wouldn't make you start over from the beginning of areas when you get out, and instead would let you start from the room you got out in (Celeste does that).
Frank
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22-Nov(#156)
@everyone in the group.

Due to recent events, after this month concludes the Game Club is going on hiatus.

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 22-Nov(#157)
Ah, well, glad I could be a part of it these last couple months.

Thanks for running it @Frank yes
Frank
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22-Nov(#158)
Last month's badge...
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This month's badge...
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SwiftJAB
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22-Nov(#159)
Thanks for running this @Frank ! I never did get around to playing this month's game, but at least you got me interested in it.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
22-Nov(#160)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> Thanks for running this @Frank ! I never did get around to playing this month's game,
> but at least you got me interested in it.

It's a fun game, but can really be frustrating at times. At least the old school pc disc version that I'm playing is. The controls are really wonky at times (wonky must be pronounced in a British accent for intended effect).
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
22-Nov(#161)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> Thanks for running this @Frank ! I never did get around to playing this month's game,
> but at least you got me interested in it.

Surprisingly I've earned the last 7 month's badges straight and they've been pretty eclectic, but I haven't even bothered with OAO this month (nor trying for the Retro's Sonic CD title either). But the first half of the month I was focused on beating Darksiders 3 before it left GP and now I'm focused on some other titles related to Antipop's Beat a game for all platforms in 2020 thread.

I think if I would have already owned the re-release of this I might have gone for it, but <shrug>
Thanks again @Frank it's been enjoyable playing some games that I don't think I would have bothered with otherwise - specifically RE7, UGG and Tacoma recently, plus pushing me to replay some other enjoyable games like Arkham City.

sinnie
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24-Nov(#162)
Idea... instead of a hiatus, can we just have another makeup month for a past game? smile

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 24-Nov(#163)
Finally beat Abe's Odyssey! (Well, maybe)

Took days.

Tips hat to @Renaissance2K for beating this game, and anyone else who also did.

I got out so many times in this game, too many. wince

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
24-Nov(#164)
@Frank Is the above counted?


Technically I got to the end of the game, but happened to have not reached enough Mudokons in order to get a true ending.

Renaissance2K
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24-Nov(#165)
I vote "Yes, it counts" because you don't see that warning in the remake.

Frank
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24-Nov(#166)
nonamesleft wrote:
> @Frank Is the above counted?
>
> ...

Yup definitely counts smile
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
24-Nov(#167)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> I vote "Yes, it counts" because you don't see that warning in the remake.
>
>

Ah, interesting. Yeah, I'm playing the original old school one, on a CD.

What happens in the remake after Abe

gets caught by the big boss? Here he threw Abe into a hole that had a giant spinning fan at the bottom. Poor Abe. But before he does, it cuts to a scene of the masked guy who gives Abe powers after Scrabania and that other place, talking to other Mudokons assumably asking them if he should assist Abe. They say no, claiming that Abe didn't help them, or something like that.

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
24-Nov(#168)
Frank wrote:
> nonamesleft wrote:
>> @Frank Is the above counted?
>>
>> ...
>
> Yup definitely counts smile
>

smile Thank goodness! I don't know if I can handle going back and rescuing every Mudokon in the factory. wince

There were numerous times in this game where I had to figure out alternative strategies, because the controls sometimes weren't split second responsive. Perhaps it's only like this in the 1997 PC version, I don't know. I'm pretty sure I solved some of the puzzles in a completely atypical manner. The way I was going about some of them did not make sense, but I was determined to try to get to the end of this game.

Thanks @Frank yes
Frank
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15-Dec(#169)
This will continue in January yes

Frank
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18-Dec(#170)
20 Questions for January can begin a couple days early as well!

I miss that 20 questions thread I did earlier this month... Oh well, let the questioning begin!

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
18-Dec(#171)
Are there goblins in it?

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
18-Dec(#172)
@Kommie Interesting thing about that goblin question, it's quite specific, but even if it were to get a yes, that still wouldn't be a total giveaway.

Though it would be cool if something so specific got a yes.
Frank
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18-Dec(#173)
Kommie wrote:
> Are there goblins in it?
>
>
1. No

You and your damn Goblins! laughing out loud

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
18-Dec(#174)
Is the main character Italian?
Frank
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18-Dec(#175)
nonamesleft wrote:
> Is the main character Italian?

2. Yes grin
BloodPuppetX
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18-Dec(#176)
Is his name Mario?
Frank
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18-Dec(#177)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> Is his name Mario?

3. Yes!

Kommie
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18-Dec(#178)
But which Mario game out of the 5 billion? That's the question.

BloodPuppetX
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18-Dec(#179)
Is it playable on Switch?
PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
18-Dec(#180)
It's Mario Clash on Virtual Boy
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
18-Dec(#181)
Is it Mario is Missing?

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 18-Dec(#182)
Frank wrote:
> BloodPuppetX wrote:
>> Is his name Mario?
>
> 3. Yes!

I've figured it out.

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Edit: Never mind. First hint was "No goblins."

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
18-Dec(#183)
Is it Mario Galaxy? I need a reason to play it on the Switch.
PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
18-Dec(#184)
Is this Mario game a 2D platformer?
JD
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18-Dec(#185)
It could be Mario Andretti hes Italian but not Mario Lemieux hes Canadian
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
19-Dec(#186)
Frank wrote:
> nonamesleft wrote:
>> Is the main character Italian?
>
> 2. Yes grin
>

laughing out loud Didn't expect that. But that does narrow it down considerably.
Frank
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19-Dec(#187)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> Is it playable on Switch?
4. No

PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> It's Mario Clash on Virtual Boy
5. No. I wanted to pick this last year actually, but since the only way to play is an actual VB (or emu) I figured it's too niche.

Kommie wrote:
> Is it Mario is Missing?
6. No. What a horrible game.

Renaissance2K wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> BloodPuppetX wrote:
> |>> Is his name Mario?
>>
>> 3. Yes!
>
> I've figured it out.
>
> 160 224{imgt}
>
> Edit: Never mind. First hint was "No goblins."

laughing out loud

SwiftJAB wrote:
> Is it Mario Galaxy? I need a reason to play it on the Switch.
7. Yes!

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I will also be playing this on Switch. Played 64 and Sunshine this year, saved Galaxy for January smile


Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
19-Dec(#188)
Hmm, been a while since I played Galaxy... It was a lot of fun, so might play again next month.

PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
* 19-Dec(#189)
I was going to start Super Mario Sunshine in January, but I guess I can change it to Super Mario Galaxy instead (via Super Mario 3D All-Stars). I'm interested to see how it plays with a Pro Controller when it clearly wasn't designed for that originally. I'm really hoping this aged better than Super Mario 64 did because playing through that felt like a chore at times.
BloodPuppetX
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19-Dec(#190)
I like how you said it wasn't playable on Switch and then said you would be playing it on Switch! Lol...but yeah, this will be a good opportunity for me to finally play through the whole game.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
20-Dec(#191)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> I was going to start Super Mario Sunshine in January, but I guess I can change it
> to Super Mario Galaxy instead

Same. I think I'm going to be stubborn and play it on the Wii, though.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
20-Dec(#192)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> BloodPuppetX wrote:
> |>> Is his name Mario?
>>
>> 3. Yes!
>
> I've figured it out.
>
> 160 224{imgt}
>
> Edit: Never mind. First hint was "No goblins."
>
>

How dare you insult Goblins like that!


Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
20-Dec(#193)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> I like how you said it wasn't playable on Switch and then said you would be playing
> it on Switch! Lol...but yeah, this will be a good opportunity for me to finally play
> through the whole game.

Oh wow, that's totally my bad. I don't know why I answered no for that. Maybe I originally read it as exclusive to the Switch. Sorry about that raspberry
Best1989
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21-Dec(#194)
Cool, this might push me to finally get the Switch port.
Frank
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21-Dec(#195)
Best1989 wrote:
> Cool, this might push me to finally get the Switch port.

From what I've heard, Galaxy is the only game actually running natively on Switch. 64 and Sunshine are essentially just emulated. raspberry
Frank
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29-Dec(#196)
I went ahead and updated the main post to reflect next month.

Also, I have an announcement to make soon. I think those who like badge collecting will like this new addition coming in 2021. smile

PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
1-Jan(#197)
I started playing a couple hours ago, it's as fun as I remembered it being. I started out using the Pro Controller but switched over to the Joy-Cons after a bit and I think that's what I'll be using for the rest of the playthrough.
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
* 1-Jan(#198)
Isn't this one of the few games where you have to use the abortion controllers that are the JoyCons?

Sorry, that's the Mario Hat Game, not this.

Frank
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1-Jan(#199)
Kommie wrote:
> Isn't this one of the few games where you have to use the abortion controllers that
> are the JoyCons?
>
> Sorry, that's the Mario Hat Game, not this.
>
>

I started it with a Pro controller.
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
1-Jan(#200)
Frank wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Isn't this one of the few games where you have to use the abortion controllers
> that
>> are the JoyCons?
>>
>> Sorry, that's the Mario Hat Game, not this.
>>
>>
>
> I started it with a Pro controller.
>

Yeah, the Mario Hat Game requires JoyCons, I think. Not this


Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
1-Jan(#201)
Kommie wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> Isn't this one of the few games where you have to use the abortion controllers
>> that
> |>> are the JoyCons?
> |>>
> |>> Sorry, that's the Mario Hat Game, not this.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> I started it with a Pro controller.
>>
>
> Yeah, the Mario Hat Game requires JoyCons, I think. Not this
>
>
>

Mario hat? You mean Odyssey? That can also be played with a Pro Controller.
BloodPuppetX
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1-Jan(#202)
I'll try to get back into Mario Space sometime this week.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
2-Jan(#203)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> I'll try to get back into Mario Space sometime this week.

Yeah, I'm behind on Space Mustache as well...
PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
2-Jan(#204)
I've already gotten two Game Overs with Sling Pod Galaxy before I was able to beat it. I don't know why I struggled with it, it doesn't seem that difficult, it's not even a platforming level.

EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
2-Jan(#205)
The boss fight against the Big Bad Buggabee sucks.

PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
3-Jan(#206)
30th star acquired and just played through a level that was like Super Monkey Ball. Man, it has been so long that I had almost forgotten just how good this game is. I was worried over nothing, it for sure aged better than Super Mario 64.

Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
3-Jan(#207)
Space Mario is the best Mario out there.

PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
4-Jan(#208)
50 stars down, only 10 more to go. Actually a lot more than 10 because I plan to 100% complete this, but just like the months with Resident Evil 7 and Batman: Arkham City, since I'm not currently playing through anything else I'm just breezing right through this.
Frank
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5-Jan(#209)
I'm honestly not enjoying Space Muscached Italian as much as I did in the day. Controlling the starbits with the controller just feels weird to me.

And the fact that most areas have fixed camera angles... I just feel like it hasn't aged AS well as I'd liked. Definitely my opinion though. I'm still enjoying it, and I'm only like 11 or 12 stars in right now.

PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
5-Jan(#210)
Donion rings.
I actually had been getting all stars and returning to levels for the comets so that by the time I reached 60 stars I skipped the entire last batch of Galaxies and just went straight for Bowser.
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Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
5-Jan(#211)
So is this game just collect Stars and fight the final boss? Is that what Mario games are these days? Haven't beat a Mario game since SNES era.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
5-Jan(#212)
Kommie wrote:
> So is this game just collect Stars and fight the final boss? Is that what Mario games
> are these days? Haven't beat a Mario game since SNES era.

If I remember correctly, Odyssey was much more linear than that. Once you beat the boss, you then have a billion more stars to collect for funsies (and a comparatively small number of unlocks).

Frank
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5-Jan(#213)
Kommie wrote:
> So is this game just collect Stars and fight the final boss? Is that what Mario games
> are these days? Haven't beat a Mario game since SNES era.
>
>
I mean, this came out like 14 years ago.

Sun
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5-Jan(#214)
I beat this on 3D All-Stars with 120 stars with Mario a couple month Avis. Debating going through it with Luigi to unlock the Grand Finale Galaxy...
Frank
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5-Jan(#215)
Sun wrote:
> I beat this on 3D All-Stars with 120 stars with Mario a couple month Avis. Debating
> going through it with Luigi to unlock the Grand Finale Galaxy...

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PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
6-Jan(#216)
74 stars deep now. I'm actually struggling on Battlerock Galaxy, with the comet where you need to collect 100 purple coins. This is one of the only times where the controls have been tricking me because they are reversed when you're underneath the moving platform. The most I've been able to collect is 99 coins and that was only one time.

Also I wanna say that I really like the bee suit power-up. It's probably my favorite power-up out of all the 3D Mario titles.
PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
7-Jan(#217)
91 stars now. I just got up to the dreaded Luigi's Purple Coins level. I failed several times when using Joy-Cons, but I figured since I don't need to collect Star Bits in this level and thus don't need to control the pointer thingy, I should try just going back to the Pro Controller because the analog sticks just feel better. It might just be a coincidence but I beat it easily after that. Probably the best advice for this level is to not even worry about the timer, you are given more than enough time to collect all 100 coins.
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
7-Jan(#218)
Just started playing a couple nights ago. So far, it's pretty good. Controls get a bit weird when running around a sphere. I find myself letting go of the left thumbstick from time to time because Mario isn't moving in the proper direction. Once I leave it for half a second, everything is fine. Even with that, I'm enjoying it more than 64 or Sunshine.
PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
8-Jan(#219)
I got all 120 stars now, time to knock that off my bucket list. After the Luigi's Purple Coins level I decided to just stick with the Pro Controller, a decision I do not regret since I pretty much just breezed through the rest of the game from then on. The final star I got was "The Galaxy's Greatest Wave", the goal was to finish in 1:30.00 and I finished in 1:29.70

It sucks that you don't unlock Luigi until after you've collected all 120 stars. If he was playable from the start I would've played exclusively as him, but my backlog is far too big to play through the whole game again as him, so I'm moving on to another game now.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
8-Jan(#220)
I had forgot that you unlocked Luigi after earning all 120... I wasn't sure if I was going to play this again, but since I know I can play as Luigi, having beat it many years ago, I'm thinking that I will try to beat it. Will likely not target getting everything, and I recall his jump was rather different so hopefully that won't be a PITA. But since it's been years since I played, I surely won't be used to using Mario.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
12-Jan(#221)
Approaching the halfway mark. I've played Galaxy before, way back in the launch days, but didn't make it very far. I definitely prefer the "many galaxies with a few levels each" format over the one they used in Mario 64, and the gravity mechanic is a real head bending trip.

I think the sound of constipated glee the Lumas grunt when they TRANSFOOOORM is one of the greatest sound effects in gaming.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
13-Jan(#222)
Finally got into this tonight, brought back some good memories as I rather enjoyed earning everything back in the day. Save file indicates I haven't played it since mid-2008. I had unlocked Luigi and started the game over as him, only getting to the main hub area. I earned all of the stars in the first terrace, think I might stick to only doing all 3 stars for the main worlds that I enjoy.

Game still has charm, but the controls and some other things are dated. Will see if I can push through before the end of the month.

Frank
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14-Jan(#223)
I ended up beating it the other night. Definitely grows on you the more you play. I'm mixed honestly, as it does a lot right. The fixed camera angles really suck the majority of the time though. A free form camera in the Switch port would have been great!

PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
14-Jan(#224)
I really enjoyed revisiting it, but I can't decide if I liked it more than Super Mario Odyssey or not. I feel that just like SMO though, it was almost disappointingly easy.

It really sucks that there's supposedly this extra hard final level locked behind you having to complete the game all over again as Luigi. That just feels like a cheap way to extend the length of your game and a lazy decision on Nintendo's part. If I remember correctly they made you do that in either New Super Mario Bros. 2 or Super Mario 3D Land as well, but my backlog was almost nonexistent back then so I had no problem doing it.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
14-Jan(#225)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> I really enjoyed revisiting it, but I can't decide if I liked it more than Super
> Mario Odyssey or not. I feel that just like SMO though, it was almost disappointingly
> easy.
>
> It really sucks that there's supposedly this extra hard final level locked behind
> you having to complete the game all over again as Luigi. That just feels like a cheap
> way to extend the length of your game and a lazy decision on Nintendo's part. If
> I remember correctly they made you do that in either New Super Mario Bros. 2 or Super
> Mario 3D Land as well, but my backlog was almost nonexistent back then so I had no
> problem doing it.

I 100%ed Galaxy back in the day. It was definitely a challenge. Especially since Luigi's gameplay was a bit more difficult (if my memory serves me correctly)
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
14-Jan(#226)
Frank wrote:
> Especially since Luigi's gameplay was a bit more difficult (if my memory serves me correctly)
>

Yeah he handles a little worse, I read and can concur that he's got less traction, not to dissimilar to how he felt in SMB2 - where his legs would get going and then you'd build some momentum but would slide after stopping your input. He doesn't seem to do the progressively higher jumps either, but does jump higher in general.

Frank
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14-Jan(#227)
Slickriven wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> Especially since Luigi's gameplay was a bit more difficult (if my memory serves
> me correctly)
>>
>
> Yeah he handles a little worse, I read and can concur that he's got less traction,
> not to dissimilar to how he felt in SMB2 - where his legs would get going and then
> you'd build some momentum but would slide after stopping your input. He doesn't seem
> to do the progressively higher jumps either, but does jump higher in general.
>
>

Ahh that definitely rings a bell. It takes a LOT of dedication to 100% it, but that final level was a lot of fun!

I myself don't have the dedication to do it again. Hell, I never 100%ed 3D world or Odyssey.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
14-Jan(#228)
@Frank I recall a few levels were a true PITA to get all the stuff and get all 121 Stars as Mario. Doing so burned me out on the title and as mentioned it was 12 years since I touched it. I don't see me striving to earn all 121 again as Luigi. I just checked and you only need 60 to face Bowser and beat it, I've only got 12 so far and think I'll seek only 60+ before attempting to beat it. Plus the month is basically half gone and I've only found time to play it once so far.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
14-Jan(#229)
Slickriven wrote:
> @Frank I recall a few levels were a true PITA to get all the stuff and get all 121
> Stars as Mario. Doing so burned me out on the title and as mentioned it was 12 years
> since I touched it. I don't see me striving to earn all 121 again as Luigi. I just
> checked and you only need 60 to face Bowser and beat it, I've only got 12 so far
> and think I'll seek only 60+ before attempting to beat it. Plus the month is basically
> half gone and I've only found time to play it once so far.
>
>

Yeah, I did a minimum star run this time. No regrets. Was fun not stressing about getting EVERY star! grin
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
15-Jan(#230)
Got to 30 stars, so basically half way. Some times the camera rather sucks, but besides 1 annoying section that I needed to retry a handful of times, it's been enjoyable revisiting a number of the levels.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
18-Jan(#231)
Just beat this, can/will post picture proof later. I earned a star from every planet expect for the final hungry dude's one where you have to catch the 3 bunnies in the snow - tried that a few times and gave up. I wanted to earn one though for all levels since you could effectively skip some and I figured it would be more proper to at least collect a star on all planets.

I forgot how goofy the camera could be and how bad the controls felt on some of the really small planets and swimming. I was still largely enjoyable going down memory lane, so solid choice @Frank.

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
18-Jan(#232)
Liking the game. Just found Luigi. Having Mario turn into a boo was pretty funny.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
20-Jan(#233)
20 Questions for February may begin.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
20-Jan(#234)
Are there goblins in it?

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
20-Jan(#235)
Kommie wrote:
> Are there goblins in it?
>
>

1. No (I'm almost positive there aren't raspberry)
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
20-Jan(#236)
So possible yes.

EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
20-Jan(#237)
Available on PS4?

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
20-Jan(#238)
Do you play as a human?
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
20-Jan(#239)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> Do you play as a human?

What does it really mean to be human?

PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
20-Jan(#240)
Are we human? Or are we dancer?

EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
20-Jan(#241)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Are we human? Or are we dancer?

I'm on my knees looking for the answer.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
21-Jan(#242)
Kommie wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> Do you play as a human?
>
> What does it really mean to be human?
>

After finally starting that copy of Detroit: Become Human tonight that's a solid question.
But wow that game is... Boring so far. Didn't realize you played as more than one droid, don't mind the parts with Conner so far, since there's actually something to sort of do, but the literal fetch quest with the other dude and forcing me to do dishes with Kara, yeah not a fan so far. It looks rather good but some story elements are pretty cliched. The visit to the paint shop felt like a mini tech demo. Sorry to talk about this here, but the original thread got closed and this question was just too perfect to not bring it up. I also just ended my first play session.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
21-Jan(#243)
Slickriven wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> |>> Do you play as a human?
>>
>> What does it really mean to be human?
>>
>
> After finally starting that copy of Detroit: Become Human tonight that's a solid
> question.
> But wow that game is... Boring so far. Didn't realize you played as more than one
> droid, don't mind the parts with Conner so far, since there's actually something
> to sort of do, but the literal fetch quest with the other dude and forcing me to
> do dishes with Kara, yeah not a fan so far. It looks rather good but some story elements
> are pretty cliched. The visit to the paint shop felt like a mini tech demo. Sorry
> to talk about this here, but the original thread got closed and this question was
> just too perfect to not bring it up. I also just ended my first play session.
>
>

Actually, my response was referring to a different game.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
21-Jan(#244)
EB wrote:
> Available on PS4?
>
>

2. Yes

Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> Do you play as a human?

3. Yes (At least you WERE one)
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
21-Jan(#245)
4. Is it part of a series?
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
21-Jan(#246)
Hmm. You WERE human seems like a good hint. Maybe a vampire?

Frank wrote:
> EB wrote:
>> Available on PS4?
>>
>>
>
> 2. Yes
>
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> Do you play as a human?
>
> 3. Yes (At least you WERE one)
>
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
21-Jan(#247)
HMM

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
21-Jan(#248)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> 4. Is it part of a series?

4. Yes


Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
22-Jan(#249)
5. Is the main character female?

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
22-Jan(#250)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> 5. Is the main character female?
>
>
5. No

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
22-Jan(#251)
Available on a Nintendo console?
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
22-Jan(#252)
nonamesleft wrote:
> Available on a Nintendo console?

6. No

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
* 23-Jan(#253)
up
1. Almost positive there's no goblins.
2. It's available on PS4
3. You play as what was once human.
4. It's part of a series
5. The main character is not female.
6. The game is not available on a Nintendo console.

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
23-Jan(#254)
Is it mostly 2D?
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
24-Jan(#255)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> Is it mostly 2D?

7. No
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
24-Jan(#256)
8. Does the main character's name rhyme with "pesos"?

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
24-Jan(#257)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> 8. Does the main character's name rhyme with "pesos"?
>
>

8. Nope!

EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
24-Jan(#258)
Released in 2018 or later?

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
* 24-Jan(#259)
EB wrote:
> Released in 2018 or later?
>
>
9. The original, no. (Hint Hint Hint)

PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
24-Jan(#260)
Is it Crash Bandicoot collection thingy?

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
* 24-Jan(#261)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Is it Crash Bandicoot collection thingy?
>
10. Nah

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
24-Jan(#262)
11. Was it published by Sony?
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
* 25-Jan(#263)
@Frank

Alright! I finished Super Mario Galaxy: https://imgur.com/gallery/lDdJIhK.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
25-Jan(#264)
Frank wrote:
> EB wrote:
>> Released in 2018 or later?
>>
>>
> 9. The original, no. (Hint Hint Hint)

12. Is the main character a skeleton?

And if it is, I'm pumped.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
25-Jan(#265)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> 11. Was it published by Sony?

11. Yes!


Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
25-Jan(#266)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> EB wrote:
> |>> Released in 2018 or later?
> |>>
> |>>
>> 9. The original, no. (Hint Hint Hint)
>
> 12. Is the main character a skeleton?
>
> And if it is, I'm pumped.
>
>

12. Yes!


Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
25-Jan(#267)
13. is it MediEvil?

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
25-Jan(#268)
Kommie wrote:
> 13. is it MediEvil?
>
>
13. You got it!

image

Both the original and PS4 remaster will count for February. Sequels and the PSP reimagining will not.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
25-Jan(#269)
@Frank can you badge me for Galaxy? In post 231 I said I beat it, here's proof https://photos.app.goo.gl/Bf3c1V4rwkPyWhde7

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
25-Jan(#270)
@Bleed_DukeBlue and @Slickriven should have their badges now yes

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
25-Jan(#271)
Thanks man!

Frank wrote:
> @Bleed_DukeBlue and @Slickriven should have their badges now yes
>
>
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
28-Jan(#272)
Stopped Darth Bowser's galactic empire from taking over the galaxy.



SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
28-Jan(#273)
Nice. This is going to be tight for me. I've got 35 stars so far. We'll see how much time I've got this weekend.
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
31-Jan(#274)
Great selection this month @Frank

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
* 31-Jan(#275)
@Renaissance2K and @SwiftJAB got their badges! Anyone else?

There's still time today to finish!! @SwiftJAB made it in the nick of time, it's doable!!!

EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
2-Feb(#276)
Deal alert: the PS Store currently has the remake of MediEvil for PS4 half off (normally $30, currently $15).

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
2-Feb(#277)
Thanks @EB - I had interest in this title as a Sony exclusive once I got my PS4 last year, but when I saw that it was the original game redone, but not really altered in any way I wasn't in a hurry to get it. With it being this month's game my interest has changed.
I do have have the option/means to play the original version, just not sure if I want to deal with that graphics and such to actually play it.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
2-Feb(#278)
Played up to the first boss last night. The game definitely feels like an old PS game. Mechanically a bit clunky. Still having fun, just hoping the game doesn't overstay its welcome.

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 2-Feb(#279)
If only this game was available on Switch or PC. I don't have any PlayStations.

Hmmm, maybe I should look into if I can emulate it or something.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
2-Feb(#280)
nonamesleft wrote:
> If only this game was available on Switch or PC. I don't have any PlayStations.
>
> Hmmm, maybe I should look into if I can emulate it or something.

I can confirm that doing so is not difficult.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
2-Feb(#281)
It's also available on the PlayStation Classic, which must be down to an MSRP of $5 by now.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 2-Feb(#282)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> It's also available on the PlayStation Classic, which must be down to an MSRP of
> $5 by now.
>

Actually the price bottomed at $20ish, but then many including myself gobbled them up at that price. It's $65 right now on Amazon b/c stock is limited as Sony didn't make many after seeing how poorly it was received at the BS price point they wanted initially, which was $100.

Edit - it's 100% NOT worth $65, maybe $30-35, but no Dual-Shock controllers and the crummy game line-up were foolish moves by Sony. If you do get one, they're easily soft-modded, or you can do a hardware hack as well. Once modded they'll run RetroArch and you can play games from that generation and older, or just get ROMs and play additional PS1 games.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
2-Feb(#283)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> It's also available on the PlayStation Classic, which must be down to an MSRP of
> $5 by now.
>
>

I knew I forgot something, good looks!

Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
5-Feb(#284)
I just got this with the sale, downloading it right now. I always wanted to play the original but never did.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
5-Feb(#285)
R2K demands a Gaming Guido video with Frank dressed up like a knight.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
5-Feb(#286)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> R2K demands a Gaming Guido video with Frank dressed up like a knight.
>
>

eating pineapple pizza


Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
5-Feb(#287)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> R2K demands a Gaming Guido video with Frank dressed up like a knight.
>
>

Get me a knight costume and you've got a deal! grin
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
5-Feb(#288)
Frank wrote:
>
> Get me a knight costume and you've got a deal! grin
>
Dude, find me a knight costume that you'll wear, and I'll have it shipped to you. I'm as serious as a heart attack. We're overdue for some Gaming Guido.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
6-Feb(#289)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>>
>> Get me a knight costume and you've got a deal! grin
>>
> Dude, find me a knight costume that you'll wear, and I'll have it shipped to you.
> I'm as serious as a heart attack. We're overdue for some Gaming Guido.
>
>

Well now there's two in the works!

I will hopefully one day set up a patreon or something as motivation to make more.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
7-Feb(#290)
Put a few hours into this tonight... not crazy about it. Part of my gripe is on me. I'm using a ROM and after saving in the game I got a touch lazy and just went with a save state vs. in-game save. Well after you get the dash-bash thing you can apparently go to 2 different areas, either the scarecrow fields or another place - I didn't know this and went to scarecrow fields, well that level SUCKS and you're better off going to the other level to get stronger and another weapon first, at least according to a walkthrough I started to use after the fact, granted my playthrough has been a touch different vs. the one I'm following through on. I'm not super sure about the YT walkthrough video I've been using as he's got way more life bottles after only a few levels and he actually goes from 3 like I have to like 6 on the very next level, so surely some editing going on.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
7-Feb(#291)
Realize I didn't fully finish my above thought about my gripe, sorry it was late. Basically I didn't save in-game after clearing 3 more levels and used a save state at the start of each level, eventually starting the fields one. Then I wasn't making much progress and wanted to exit the level. You can't do that, can only quit which then causes you to load up a save and so I had to replay the 1 level already, beating the stained glass boss again and will have to do 2 more levels over. So that was my mistake. Not being able to abort a level is a touch annoying, mainly b/c those fields were kicking my butt and I believe I want to take on another part of the game first.

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
7-Feb(#292)
Man y'all are doing a great job of convincing me to skip out on this one. Probably for the best. Got the backlog calling me and after dumping hours and hours into Hades to finally get a successful run I have got to move on to something else.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
7-Feb(#293)
@SwiftJAB it's not terrible, but it's certainly not amazing either. Has anyone else been playing this? Maybe @Frank? I played some just now and got back to where I made the mistake to head to the fields instead of the other place, then did that other place. I'm still sitting on only 3 extra life bottles while this WT I'm using, after I play a section to check on if I missed something, keeps jumping up by 2-3 per level, he's up to 9 now somehow. Based on his video, I'm nearly 20% in, so I think I'll work towards finishing it - it'll earn me a title towards my 2021 gaming goals.

PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
7-Feb(#294)
I decided to skip this one. I recall liking the little I played of it on PSOne back in the day, but I played the demo of the remake on PS4 a couple years ago and the controls sucked and kinda killed any interest I had in revisiting this one.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
8-Feb(#295)
I'm playing through it. I too am on the infamous Scarecrow Fields level and have to replay it because I zipped through and forgot to grab the chalice.

Like other people have said, it's a mediocre game that was elevated by Sony's marketing. It was on every demo disc, in every magazine, and I'm pretty sure it even had a commercial. The controls are a little floaty, and the shaky combat makes Arkham Asylum feel like Street Fighter. But the atmosphere is fun, and I like the bait-and-switch that the story pulls pretty early on.

In other words, it's a typical high-profile PS1 game.

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
8-Feb(#296)
I just started this up tonight and got through the first boss (which was unique and cool). It's a middling game to me as well so far. There are some neat ideas, but the controls and camera are a bit of a pain in the neck. I did really like that first boss though.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
8-Feb(#297)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> I'm playing through it. I too am on the infamous Scarecrow Fields level and have
> to replay it because I zipped through and forgot to grab the chalice.
>
> Like other people have said, it's a mediocre game that was elevated by Sony's marketing.
> It was on every demo disc, in every magazine, and I'm pretty sure it even had a commercial.
> The controls are a little floaty, and the shaky combat makes Arkham Asylum feel like
> Street Fighter. But the atmosphere is fun, and I like the bait-and-switch that the
> story pulls pretty early on.
>
> In other words, it's a typical high-profile PS1 game.
>
>

I'm personally very bored with the game so far. Very dated overall feel. Visiaully looks good though... Story and gameplay are just not great. Looks like this will be my first ever negative Gaming Guido video. I honestly don't know if I can get myself to actually beat the game though. I'll chug along.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
8-Feb(#298)
I just redid the fields level and it wasn't as bad this time. I went a little more cautiously and while the 2 metal contraptions, especially the 2nd were annoying and a waste of ammo, it wasn't terrible.
I'm also up to 5 life bottles as I spotted a guy returning to the opening level with a specific weapon to gain access to a hidden one there, plus there's one next to the chalice in the fields.

I've not always loved Frank's picks for this club, but I pushed through the boring (but thankfully short) Tacoma, stepped out of my normal genres to complete RE7 and endured the endless swearing in Trover, so I'll keep going with this one too. Plus I want to beat at least 1 PS1 title this year for the '2021 game on all consoles' thread so why not this one. Looks like there are 22 levels/maps including the opening 1, I've completed 7, so I'm nearly 33% done.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
8-Feb(#299)
I haven't enjoyed all my picks either. I try to do a nice balance of games I've never played, games I want to play, games I have played, and things that are completely new or spontaneous. I mean I COULD just pick games I want to play, but then the games are just going to be Franks picks laughing out loud

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
8-Feb(#300)
Frank wrote:
> I haven't enjoyed all my picks either. I try to do a nice balance of games I've never
> played, games I want to play, games I have played, and things that are completely
> new or spontaneous. I mean I COULD just pick games I want to play, but then the games
> are just going to be Franks picks laughing out loud
>

My non-enjoyment comment wasn't meant to be a knock on you/the picks. While I was the least interested in finishing Tacoma after I started it, I was able to complete it and this club was the main reason I even tried it, let alone pushed through it. I have 'owned' it (was a free give-away) for a decent while before it was selected and it would still be essentially ignored had you not selected it.

I do like the breadth of selections as you've gone with games, picking from many different genres, generations and overall styles. Tacoma was another example of how I don't really care for walking sims, but with RE7 I am very unlikely to have tried it on my own and ended up enjoying it. TLoU was another great selection for me since I had owned it for a good while but neglected to even try.
So keep up the diverse selections, we're all given the option of simply not playing the title.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
8-Feb(#301)
Just don''t pick Persona 5 or something... no one with a life will beat that in a month.

JD
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
8-Feb(#302)
Kommie wrote:
> Just don''t pick Persona 5 or something... no one with a life will beat that in a
> month.
>
>

I did...twice

Persona 5 - 3 weeks 5 days
Persona 5 Royal - 6 days 21 hours

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
8-Feb(#303)
JD wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Just don''t pick Persona 5 or something... no one with a life will beat that in
> a
>> month.
>>
>>
>
> I did...twice
>
> Persona 5 - 3 weeks 5 days
> Persona 5 Royal - 6 days 21 hours
>
>

Certainly possible, but not typical.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
8-Feb(#304)
I don't think the point of book/game clubs is to play through games that everyone universally will enjoy. I think the point is to collectively experience a widely varied group of titles and get everyone's thoughts on them.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
8-Feb(#305)
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