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Topic   Post your scores/reviews on recent titles you've obtained/been playing. raspberry

Guru
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7-Dec-2003(#1)
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FadeToBlack
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27-Jan-2019(#2)
So in September 2017, I drunkenly left my luggage along with my 3DS and childhood Pokemon games in Berlin.

December 23, 2018 I picked up my luggage in Brussels. I've been playing games that were in my backlog during my college days, Pokemon Sun, Kid Icarus, Luigi's Mansion 2 and Fantasy Life. I live in France now so I am going to go through the backlog before I leave in May.

I can't believe I missed out on so many good games!!
tonymack21
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28-Jan-2019(#3)
tales of vesperia, still such a good game. battles are slow and stuff compared to berseria, put that system in this game and id have my ideal tales I think.

Gypsy
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28-Jan-2019(#4)
Pretty sure I am settling in on 8 out of 10 for FotNS Paradise Lost. Fun game but not on the level of Y0 or Y6.
dustin11
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28-Jan-2019(#5)
I just started Tales of Vesperia this past Friday and the battles are much slower than I remember them being. I'm around level 25 now and they're starting to speed up a bit but small things like not being able to move for a while after a base attack and being able to be stunned while performing an attack is a little bit irritating and slows the pace of the battle some. Also don't like how you can't really attack anyone whos laying on the ground or when they're getting up, especially seeing as how that means that they're invincible for about 5 seconds while you just kind of have to stand there waiting.
Gypsy
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28-Jan-2019(#6)
I remember liking Vesperia much more during ng plus when you could do 10x exp.
TalonJedi87
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* 28-Jan-2019(#7)
Started up Pokemon Let's Go Eevee today and I kinda am loving it dearly. I love that they cut out the nonsense grinding in wild Pokemon encounters had in previous titles and when trainer battles do happen it feels a bit more special and rewarding. It makes leveling up go oh so much quicker. The music too is taking me right back to 1998.

This game is surely getting a Member Berries/10 for me so far. yes
Archer
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28-Jan-2019(#8)
dustin11 wrote:
> I just started Tales of Vesperia this past Friday and the battles are much slower
> than I remember them being. I'm around level 25 now and they're starting to speed
> up a bit but small things like not being able to move for a while after a base attack
> and being able to be stunned while performing an attack is a little bit irritating
> and slows the pace of the battle some. Also don't like how you can't really attack
> anyone whos laying on the ground or when they're getting up, especially seeing as
> how that means that they're invincible for about 5 seconds while you just kind of
> have to stand there waiting.

Perfect summation of why its a terrible battle system.
dustin11
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28-Jan-2019(#9)
Yeah, NG+ is really when I remember liking this game more, when you can just run around OP as hell destroying everything.
loztdogs
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28-Jan-2019(#10)
Does Tales play like Y's VIII?

dustin11
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28-Jan-2019(#11)
I've never played a Ys game before, but Tales plays like this:

https://youtu.be/nYXjuLUWlxQ?t=25
Gypsy
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28-Jan-2019(#12)
loztdogs wrote:
> Does Tales play like Y's VIII?
>
>

No
BloodPuppetX
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28-Jan-2019(#13)
Ys is an action-RPG, closer to Zelda than a JRPG.
Guru
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28-Jan-2019(#14)
Shining Force 2 - 8/10 - pretty good strategy game. This is my first time through it
TalonJedi87
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28-Jan-2019(#15)
Pre gaming now with Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. If this is any indication of the gameplay mechanics that lie in wait in KH3 I'm going to be a very happy guy. 8/10
Heavyd814life
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28-Jan-2019(#16)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Pre gaming now with Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. If this is any indication
> of the gameplay mechanics that lie in wait in KH3 I'm going to be a very happy guy.
> 8/10

yes

Kommie
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29-Jan-2019(#17)
Played a lot of small bits of games recently:

Majora's Mask 3DS. Seems like a re skinned OoT which is probably the case. not liking the timed aspect. may not go back.

Dead Cells - PS4. this is short burst fun. Grindy. Might get old quick.

Nioh - PS4. Not sure if I really like this or not. Love Dark Souls but something about this seems, meh.

Alienation - PS4. Short burst fun, not long from what I understand. managed to get a physical copy.
TalonJedi87
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* 29-Jan-2019(#18)
Panzer Dragoon Orta Microsoft Xbox via Microsoft Xbox One BC- 8/10 so far. Simple yet effective rail shooter with cool tunes and a fun pick up and play experience. Kinda mad that it took me 15 years to get to this but better late than never I guess! I hope Sega revamps this series. The graphics too on the 1x are really well done. They gave this game as much polish as they could and bless them for it.
Guru
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29-Jan-2019(#19)
I wish Sega would revive Skies of Arcadia:'(
dustin11
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29-Jan-2019(#20)
The guy who did the Panzer Dragoon games left Sega and joined (or created/co-founded) Grounding Inc, which made Crimson Dragon for the Xbox One and he considers it the spiritual successor to Panzer Dragoon. I got the game at launch and really enjoyed it. He said that is the game sold well enough that he would love to do an RPG version of the game, much like Panzer Dragoon Saga.....so we'll just have to see what comes of that.

Don't even get me started with Skies of Arcadia, lol.
BJB
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29-Jan-2019(#21)
Kommie wrote:
> Played a lot of small bits of games recently:
>
> Majora's Mask 3DS. Seems like a re skinned OoT which is probably the case. not liking
> the timed aspect. may not go back.
>
> Dead Cells - PS4. this is short burst fun. Grindy. Might get old quick.
>
> Nioh - PS4. Not sure if I really like this or not. Love Dark Souls but something
> about this seems, meh.
>
> Alienation - PS4. Short burst fun, not long from what I understand. managed to get
> a physical copy.

How much of Nioh did you play so far? I wasn't sure if I liked it at first either, but after the first few levels I really got into a groove with it and really enjoyed it. I eventually put it on hold though to play something else (I don't remember what exactly) and still have yet to go back to it, but I know I will eventually because I really did enjoy it a lot.
kevolones
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30-Jan-2019(#22)
Id like to buy Nioh but Im waiting to see if they release a complete edition here. Unless I see its season pass for super cheap at the PS store.
Heavyd814life
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30-Jan-2019(#23)
I remember getting the season price at a really good price during a sale. $10 or $15 maybe. I played the hell out of that game. Well over 100 hours once you include all the DLC. The gameplay is special once you really come to grips with it. It's easily one of my favorite gameplay experiences of this entire generation.

dustin11
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30-Jan-2019(#24)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Panzer Dragoon Orta Microsoft Xbox via Microsoft Xbox One BC- 8/10 so far. Simple yet effective rail shooter
> with cool tunes and a fun pick up and play experience. Kinda mad that it took me
> 15 years to get to this but better late than never I guess! I hope Sega revamps this
> series. The graphics too on the 1x are really well done. They gave this game as much
> polish as they could and bless them for it.

You also unlock the fully playable original Panzer Dragoon game as well as a demo for Zwei after the beat Orta on any difficulty.
TalonJedi87
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30-Jan-2019(#25)
Oh wow, nice! Sega took care of it's fans I see.
dustin11
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30-Jan-2019(#26)
You can unlock of bunch of stuff in that game like little side story missions where you play as other characters (like playing as a grunt enemy being put through training learning the fly your little machine they fight you with), a bunch of different alternate dragons you can ride, different riders, etc... Quite a lot of content to unlock.
TalonJedi87
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30-Jan-2019(#27)
Very cool. I would not think PDO has that much hidden content since the game seems pretty straightforward. At the naked eye it just seems to have 10 episodes and that's it.
dustin11
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30-Jan-2019(#28)
Oh yeah, theres much more to the game and the intricacies really come out when played on hard mode. Multiple paths to take in the game as well which show off some really cool parts of different stages. At first glance it looks kind of like an on rails score attack game but theres quite a bit to it for people who want to really dig through the game.
loztdogs
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30-Jan-2019(#29)
Xenodrifter Nintendo Switch .99/10 - I bought this game from the eshop recently on sale for .99. This game reminds me of Axiom Verge (like a dumbed down version) with a mutant mudd flare. To be fair I have never played mutant mudd but it uses the background/foreground mechanic. Early on you are underpowered and cheap deaths can be frustrating but as you power up you can easily make your way through each level untouched for the most part.

The game has some charm the story is non existent so far. I think im about 4/5 hours in, its enjoyable for sure if your looking for a bite sized game with familiar metroidvania type game play. The boss encounters are redundant though. They use the same boss (so far) over and over, they only mix up the attack patterns.

Cosmic Star Heroine Nintendo Switch too soon to tell/10 - I think I played 30 minutes so far. The game looks great following the oh so popular retro vibe, with a sci-fi twist. Familiar turn based action. Save on the fly which is great. Combat mechanics require you to "recharge" your combat abilities which imo forces you to waste an attack opportunity. We'll see how that pans out.

Scott
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30-Jan-2019(#30)
Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! - 9/10

I had been wanting to re-play Pokemon Red/Blue for a long time, but I'm glad I held out and got to play this version instead. They did a great job of staying true to the original while fixing most of the issues/annoyances of the originals. It felt more challenging than the original. Trainers are actually smart and pick the best move to use a lot of the time, instead of just randomly firing off moves like they seemed to in the original. I really like that you can see the Pokemon pop up on the map now, and I much prefer the new catch method. Catching in the originals was such a chore, trying to weaken them without accidentally knocking them out, hoping they don't run before you do so. It was just time consuming and not fun. One thing I think they got wrong though is XP. You get SO much more XP from catches than you do from trainer battles, especially when you start chain-comboing, it's crazy. The game gets pretty grindy if you're like me and like to go after high-IV pokemon. You have to catch 30 of the same pokemon in a row to start being guaranteed to get ones with really high IVs. If one runs on you, you catch a different pokemon, or you turn the game completely off, your combo resets. I didn't realize until almost at the end of the game that the pokemon have a "tell" that they're about to run, wish I had learned that sooner. My only other complaint about the game is that it's ridiculously time-consuming, in annoying ways. For example, every time you get an item, it tells you what item it is, there's a short pause, you press A, then it tells you that you put it in your bag, there's a short pause again, then you have to click A again. EVERY TIME. It's not that bad at first, but over the course of the game it really adds up. Also, every time you catch a Pokemon, it tells you that you caught it, then you see how much xp and what items you got, then your pokemon get their xp and level up, then it shows the pokemon you caught along with some pointless stats, then makes a point to tell you that the pokemon went to your pokemon box, EVERY TIME. And a lot of these things you can't just quickly click through, they like intentionally made it to where you have wait a few seconds before you can click past a lot of the common text in this game. I know I'm ranting here, but one of my biggest pet peeves in video games is unnecessary time wasters, and this game is horrible about them. The game would easily be a 10/10 for me if not for this kind of stuff.
TalonJedi87
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30-Jan-2019(#31)
I agree. I am actively playing Pokemon Let's Go Eevee now and I am up to my 3rd badge and haven't had this much fun in a Pokemon game since probably Gold/Silver. The new catching system cuts out all that grind of having to weaken Pokemon and do the same song and dance all over again. I prefer this new catching system much more. I also love how they pretty much dissolved HM's and are now secret techniques that do not take up a slot in a Pokemon's move set. That was a really good move too I thought.
Scott
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30-Jan-2019(#32)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> I agree. I am actively playing Pokemon Let's Go Eevee now and I am up to my 3rd badge
> and haven't had this much fun in a Pokemon game since probably Gold/Silver. The new
> catching system cuts out all that grind of having to weaken Pokemon and do the same
> song and dance all over again. I prefer this new catching system much more. I also
> love how they pretty much dissolved HM's and are now secret techniques that do not
> take up a slot in a Pokemon's move set. That was a really good move too I thought.

Yeah, I should have mentioned more of the positives like that, guess I kinda got carried away with my pet peeve lol TMs being unlimited, and not having to waste move slots on HM abilities (as well as needing to have THAT particular pokemon in your party) were such welcomed changes. I also love that you can access your pokemon box at any time, instead of just at Pokecenters.

There are also some other changes I was really happy about. In the original, outside of the "version exclusive" pokemon, there were some pokemon that you just couldn't get all of. For example, Omanyte/Kabuto, Hitmonlee/Hitmonchan. But they did away with that and made it possible to get the one you didn't pick later in the game.

I'm pretty much finished with the game now. I've been working on some post-game stuff but it gets REALLY grindy and I'm getting burnt out fast.
whitefire
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30-Jan-2019(#33)
Resident Evil 2 Remake Leon A 9.5/10

Great remake of arguably the best (maybe second to SH2) survival horror game of all time. What's not to love? My only tiny issue came with the bosses feeling a bit underwhelming compared to the original for some reason, but I only played a small part of what the game has to offer.

TalonJedi87
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* 30-Jan-2019(#34)
Ya once Pokemon turns into a grind I usually set my sights to greener pastures. I was never one for catching them all. I tried once in the original Red back in '98 to catch them all and level all of them to 100 and it got way too time consuming and repetitive. I like to now stick to the ones I like such as the 3 original starters and the legendary Pokemon like Mewtwo and the 3 birds. Zapdos especially. I'll dabble in leveling them up a bit but I don't look to getting them all to level 100 and/or battle people online. I'm all about the journey man, not the destination.
dustin11
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30-Jan-2019(#35)
I remember playing Pokémon Blue back in the day and being hell bent on leveling up my Mew Two up to level 100 and I think I quit somewhere around 60 because it got way too grindy. Loved the game though. I didn't know anything about Pokémon at all up to that point and I got really into it for a few year, knew all 151 and their evolutions and such. I'll probably pick up Lets Go once theres a gap in game releases this year since it sounds like this is more of a return the first few games in the series.
TalonJedi87
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30-Jan-2019(#36)
Yeah, Let's Go is a love letter to R/B/Y from the 90's for certain. It's the best Pokemon game I've played in years. I was skeptical of it at first because I thought there were no battle systems and it was a port of the mobile Go nonsense game but when I found out there was a battle system and it was pretty much a remake of Yellow, I was completely on board.
Dasgessabel
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30-Jan-2019(#37)
Resident Evil 2 Remake Steam - 10/10 (I don't care, come at me). For me, this is everything I've wanted from a Resident Evil game for a long time. I do wish some boss fights had more elements to it but almost every RE game I've played never had what I would call fantastic bosses, so I can't dock the score for that. I've only beaten Leon A so far and am already looking to continue. Been in a gaming lull for a while and this was just the spark I hoped it would be. Took me around 8-9 hours for Leon's first and I greatly enjoyed it, even when I was having issues. If you are a Resident Evil fan, you pretty much owe it to yourself to play this game.
Scott
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* 31-Jan-2019(#38)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Ya once Pokemon turns into a grind I usually set my sights to greener pastures. I
> was never one for catching them all. I tried once in the original Red back in '98
> to catch them all and level all of them to 100 and it got way too time consuming
> and repetitive. I like to now stick to the ones I like such as the 3 original starters
> and the legendary Pokemon like Mewtwo and the 3 birds. Zapdos especially. I'll dabble
> in leveling them up a bit but I don't look to getting them all to level 100 and/or
> battle people online. I'm all about the journey man, not the destination.

In the originals, I did manage to get all 151, but it took forever. The most time-consuming aspect was getting the version exclusives, and the ones you can only choose one of (Hitmonlee/Hitmonchan, Omanyte/Kabuto, and all 3 Eevee evolutions since you only get 1 Eevee). I had a copy of Red and Blue so I had to do multiple playthroughs on my extra copy just to trade the exclusives/singletons over using mine and my brother's Game Boys.

Completing the Pokedex in Let's Go really wasn't that bad, since they fixed the stuff I mentioned above, plus catching is so much easier now. By the time I beat the Elite 4, I had like 120/150, and it didn't take long at all to pick up the rest. As opposed to the original, there's actually a reason to go for a complete Pokedex in this one. There's a certain post-game thing (which I won't spoil) that requires it, but is pretty cool.
TalonJedi87
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31-Jan-2019(#39)
Good to know. I'm only up to Diglett's Cave from Vermillion city and already have 40 Pokemon. Leveling up is so much quicker now thanks to the simple catch mechanics and power leveling multipliers. Also, is

Mew

in Let's Go? Been wondering that.
Scott
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31-Jan-2019(#40)
dustin11 wrote:
> I remember playing Pokémon Blue back in the day and being hell bent on leveling up
> my Mew Two up to level 100 and I think I quit somewhere around 60 because it got
> way too grindy. Loved the game though. I didn't know anything about Pokémon at all
> up to that point and I got really into it for a few year, knew all 151 and their
> evolutions and such. I'll probably pick up Lets Go once theres a gap in game releases
> this year since it sounds like this is more of a return the first few games in the
> series.

A year or so after Red/Blue released, Nintendo held some kind of tournament tour at various malls across the country. Even though I had unlimited rare candy thanks to the Missingno trick, I was determined to level my team up to level 100 the hard way because there was some weird thing where your pokemon wouldn't gain as many points in their stats if you just used rare candies instead of actually leveling them up in battle. Well, I severely underestimated how long that was going to take. I must have fought the Elite 4 a hundred times and my pokemon were still only in like the low 80s by the time the tour came to my location. I actually remember staying up really late the night before trying to squeeze in as many more battles as I could, and then the next morning using rare candies in the car on the way to the event to top them off to level 100. That event is where I got my legit Mew from a Nintendo employee, good memories.
Scott
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31-Jan-2019(#41)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Good to know. I'm only up to Diglett's Cave from Vermillion city and already have
> 40 Pokemon. Leveling up is so much quicker now thanks to the simple catch mechanics
> and power leveling multipliers. Also, is ... in Let's Go? Been wondering that.


Unfortunately, the only way to get him is from the PokeBall Plus accessory. When you connect it to your game, you get it. Only works for 1 account, you can't just borrow somebody else's PBP to grab a Mew off of it.

loztdogs
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31-Jan-2019(#42)
Scott wrote:
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> Good to know. I'm only up to Diglett's Cave from Vermillion city and already have
>> 40 Pokemon. Leveling up is so much quicker now thanks to the simple catch mechanics
>> and power leveling multipliers. Also, is ... in Let's Go? Been wondering that.
>
> ...


you can get Mew after you beat the final four. no PB required






Scott
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31-Jan-2019(#43)
loztdogs wrote:
> Scott wrote:
>> TalonJedi87 wrote:
> |>> Good to know. I'm only up to Diglett's Cave from Vermillion city and already
> have
> |>> 40 Pokemon. Leveling up is so much quicker now thanks to the simple catch mechanics
> |>> and power leveling multipliers. Also, is ... in Let's Go? Been wondering that.
>>
>> ...
>
> ...


You're thinking of Mewtwo. You can only get Mew from the PokeBall Plus.

Longknife
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31-Jan-2019(#44)
Resident Evil 2 Remake (PC) - 10/10. I'm currently on my first playthrough as Claire, having made it to the lab with Sherry in tow. Resident Evil 2 was always one of my favorites in the series and the remake is just phenomenal. I well and truly hope we'll see remakes of similar caliber of the other games in the series, along with some that we never thought would get a second chance (like Survivor, Dead Aim, and the Outbreak games)

loztdogs
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31-Jan-2019(#45)
Scott wrote:
> loztdogs wrote:
>> Scott wrote:
> |>> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> |>> Good to know. I'm only up to Diglett's Cave from Vermillion city and already
>> have
>> |>> 40 Pokemon. Leveling up is so much quicker now thanks to the simple catch
> mechanics
>> |>> and power leveling multipliers. Also, is ... in Let's Go? Been wondering that.
> |>>
> |>> ...
>>

Ah Yes, you're right.


PizzaTheHutt
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* 3-Feb-2019(#46)
Shut Eye {Nintendo Switch} 4/10
This is just a Five Nights At Freddy's clone. You play as a little girl who is stuck in her room away from her parents for a week (that's just what I read in the game's eShop listing, the game itself does nothing to fill you in on any sort of story).
It's a dark room and as you sit on your bed you have to check to the left to view the clock and see how much longer you have to survive, look to the right to turn on the outside light, and you're on a bunk bed and you gotta occasionally check the top bunk and underneath the bed for spare batteries to keep your flashlight and music box powered. The flashlight is used to keep your anxiety down and the music box is used to scare away the "monsters" when they start to approach your bed.

In my first time playing the game I was able to reach day six in just a single attempt and it took barely a half hour to do. That's when the first jump scare occurred and it didn't even scare me. It might've if I was wearing headphones, but still, these types of games are a one trick pony and the jump scares are all they've got, so it's important to get them right. I haven't been able to make any progress since then and seeing the same old lame jump scares over and over has worn them out.

Also, I checked out a video on YouTube of the Steam version of Shut Eye and it makes the Switch version look so dumbed down in comparison. If they didn't share the same name I would have thought they were different games.
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Resident Evil 2 {PlayStation 4} 10/10
I'll keep it short and sweet: Capcom nailed it. I'm impressed.
I've only beaten Leon's campaign so far but during that playthrough I have no real complaints about the game besides in some areas it was just too dark to see without messing with the brightness settings. This is definitely going to be a GotY contender.

edit: After beating Claire's half of the story I'm bumping RE2's score to a 10. As good as Leon's campaign was, Claire's is more intense.
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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5-Feb-2019(#47)
So I finally finished Uncharted (ps4) over the weekend. Got 47/60 treasures first time thru
Decided to move on immediately to Uncharted 2.
So far so good. Is it me or is the difficulty ramped up compared to the first? It feels like it's harder to find treasure (I'm missing a lot already), puzzles (or even just what to do next) are ever so slightly more unclear, and the combat is a bit more challenging, especially the stealth parts.
Has this been anyone else's experience?
I dig it, dont get me wrong
Anxiouz
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5-Feb-2019(#48)
I remember liking Uncharted 2 the most overall. It seemed to improve everything from the first. So longer battles, more grandiose sets, and more challenging puzzles. And all of that made finding collectibles harder. Stick with it though!
TalonJedi87
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6-Feb-2019(#49)
Uncharted 2 and that train mission tho...mm, mm, good.
Anxiouz
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6-Feb-2019(#50)
I know I'm really late to the party but I finally popped in Metal Gear Solid V (X1X) after it gathered dust on my shelf for at least a year.

I thought there was too much story to start the game...you always need to get the player into the game quick IMO. Just moving the camera doesn't count. However, once it played out I was surprisingly interested in the entire prologue. Weird as crap but besides being a little slow at first, I dug it.

Then you start a mission and it feels like a completely different game. I haven't gotten too far yet but I'm excited to keep going. I've never been a fan of the MGS stories, but I do like the gameplay and level of polish they have.
Guru
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6-Feb-2019(#51)
I loved MGSV
kevolones
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8-Feb-2019(#52)
Anxiouz wrote:
> I know I'm really late to the party but I finally popped in Metal Gear Solid V
> (X1X) after it gathered dust on my shelf for at least a year.
>
> I thought there was too much story to start the game...you always need to get the
> player into the game quick IMO. Just moving the camera doesn't count. However,
> once it played out I was surprisingly interested in the entire prologue. Weird as
> crap but besides being a little slow at first, I dug it.
>
> Then you start a mission and it feels like a completely different game. I haven't
> gotten too far yet but I'm excited to keep going. I've never been a fan of the MGS
> stories, but I do like the gameplay and level of polish they have.

You are not alone, I still havent beaten Phantom Pain. I did go back to it a couple of months ago and I think I have about 50 hours put in so far. I really like it, but the side missions are boring af.
TalonJedi87
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8-Feb-2019(#53)
MGSV was addictive AF for me. Those side ops were like crack. And if ya stick around long enough with it and do most of the side ops and story missions you get a really cool final boss battle and ending sequence.
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
8-Feb-2019(#54)
I was shocked when I looked at my playtime on Steam for that game. And I'd only hit the first credits. Think it's my second most played game (on Steam) of all time now.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 9-Feb-2019(#55)
About 3 hours into Kingdom Hearts III and yeah. I may have to take off work on Monday because this game is becoming my everything. 9/10 so far. I'm basing my score off the fun factor of the gameplay and charm and not the convoluted story. Shutting the brain off and going back to member berry/nostalgia land is the absolute best way to play this game. The action is so damn fluid and robust. Some insane over the top special technical moves I can't even begin to explain. They must be seen to be believed. And I'm playing on a PS4 Pro and I swear the framerate is almost damn near locked at 60fps for the most part. And the graphics are amazing. Unreal 4 engine really makes it all feel like a super alpha Pixar movie.
dustin11
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10-Feb-2019(#56)
I still need to get around to KH3. I got Tales of Vesperia, RE2, and KH3 on consecutive Friday's 3 weeks in a row but have been stuck on ToV for almost a month now with around 34 hours in. Next is probably RE2, then probably KH3. Oh, and Crackdown 3 comes out in like 6 days. Just too many games to play right now.
DarkFact
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10-Feb-2019(#57)
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
10-Feb-2019(#58)
Dunkey is a national treasure.
PizzaTheHutt
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10-Feb-2019(#59)
Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San {Nintendo Switch} 6/10
With the overabundance of 2D platformers that look like they belong on the NES that are all over the eShop, this game stood out...by looking like it belongs on the Game Boy instead. It looks, sounds and feels like a Game Boy game. You can change the color palette and borders as if you were playing on a Super Game Boy.

You play as an octopus named Mr. Tako. You saved a woman from drowning, even though the humans and octopi are in the midst of a war. A fairy witnessed you save that human and you are then granted the ability to walk on land and you begin your quest to put an end to the war. As for how the game plays, the creator calls it "kirbyvania" and I feel it fits that description.

There are 50 different hats that you can acquire throughout the game and each one grants you a unique ability (that's where the similarities to Kirby come in). There are 6 worlds to go through, solving puzzles, talking to NPCs, playing mini-games and doing side quests along the way (to be honest I haven't liked most of the mini-games and I don't care about doing side quests because it was too difficult to remember who asked for what, and how to find that person again when you've done what they asked).

If "kirbyvania" sounds like something you'd enjoy, I'd recommend giving this a shot, but for me personally I was enjoying it enough that I was intending to complete it until I reached a boss fight a little over 20 levels into the game and the difficulty just felt like it spiked up out of nowhere. That put a damper on things and I've still not beaten him weeks later.

tonymack21
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
11-Feb-2019(#60)
Assassins Creed Rogue Remastered PS4

im a few hours in and at first I was like eh.. but its starting to get more interesting. this is the first time playing it for me I didn't play it on ps3 at the generations end like maybe a lot of people didn't, which is a shame because its good and offers the most different viewpoint of the series of any of them ive played, which is only up to this one, ive played them in release order and one of my playing goals for the year is to get heavily caught up on this series, if not all the way to odyssey Im hoping to get at least up to the end of syndicate around all the other games I want to play this year.

it starts to really get interesting after Shay leaves the group, so if you're playing it for the first time like I am resist the urge to go explore as you'll unlock some fast travel spots and get some ship upgrades and whatnot, as I now see I burnt a lot of time.
its interesting to see that there are members of the Templar and assassins order who question things, which of course we have seen many times, but this time you aren't just seeing it you ARE it.. and seeing how the events change Shay and put him (you) on the other side of this age old conflict is interesting at least if youre interested in the lore of the series. its very fashionable to hate on AC, and I get it, its ubisoft and its samey and this and that, and I get it, but still I like the lore and the history, and playing on the opposite side is interesting and is a different take on the all Templars are evil, shay doesn't seem evil, he thinks hes doing the right thing, as does Col. Munro, who also doesn't seem evil. to the Templars the assassins are the ones on the wrong side of things, causing trouble and disrupting order, in most conflicts both sides tend to think they're right though. I find it odd they paint assassin bases as "gang hideouts" though, and some of the same things you did in the other games, like saving citizens or saving native tribes, you're saving them from assassins, which doesn't make sense, and assassins are shaking people down like the mafia, which isn't something they would do.. so im interested to see where they are going with this.

if you've played all the other assassins creed games you already know how the assassins will attack you, so luring them from their haystacks or seeing them in the bushes, or seeing three people on a bench.. youre like.. haha I know that trick, but its still different to be on the flip side of it.

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 11-Feb-2019(#61)
Rogue was a good time. I enjoyed my time with it for the most part. I definitely liked the naval battles on the icy seas. Shay was a likable character too. Although I am kind of done and burnt out with new AC games, I am looking forward to AC3 remastered next month. That was one of the underrated AC games I felt.
Uppercat
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11-Feb-2019(#62)
Yeah @Archer loved that game.
Archer
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
11-Feb-2019(#63)
I loved that fudging thing to death.
tonymack21
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11-Feb-2019(#64)
ac rogue? I like it so far. the puckle gun is nice. def liking that for the naval stuff.

Archer
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11-Feb-2019(#65)
No, AC3. Josh is talking about the time I raged quit AC3 and destroyed the disk and the case and posted pictures of it on here.
tonymack21
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
11-Feb-2019(#66)
oh ya I remember that lol.

talon I didn't hate it either, I actually spent quite a lot of time hunting and stuff, it was certainly different after stellar ezio trilogy, which I don't think they're ever going to top, but I ended up liking it in the end.

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 11-Feb-2019(#67)
Ya Connor I thought was cool and the twist about his father being a Templar I thought was also pretty neat. The combat for some reason reminded me of Batman Arkham with the counter system, which I also really liked and the ending was eerie too because it was a deep foreshadow of what America would eventually become, one obsessed with taxation, political agendas and controversial ideals.
tonymack21
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* 11-Feb-2019(#68)
ya connor def grew on me as the game went on. seeing young Achilles/old adewale and being at the davenport homestead in rogue was pretty neat too.

JD
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11-Feb-2019(#69)
Rogue is awesome i've played and beat it on ps3, the one of legendary ships made it impossible for me to beat

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
11-Feb-2019(#70)
The legendary ships in Rogue were much more difficult to take down than the ones in AC4 Black Flag for sure.
JD
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11-Feb-2019(#71)
I've beat 3 of 4, its one you have to kill for another to show up i was at low health while 2nd ship appeared its impossible

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
11-Feb-2019(#72)
I think I only took out 1 by accident lol they get stupid hard.
JD
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11-Feb-2019(#73)
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
11-Feb-2019(#74)
Oh yeah. That looks like it requires all the ship upgrades and an entire weekend to prepare lol
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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12-Feb-2019(#75)
I'm near the end of Uncharted 2, crap is getting kinda hard, i'm scared
Kommie
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15-Feb-2019(#76)
Anyone playing Anthem? Never played early access but liking it.
tonymack21
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15-Feb-2019(#77)
anthem.. the sadness... I used to take off work for every bioware release, this is the first bioware game im skipping since baldurs gate waaaaay back. RIP bioware, you were the top of the hill for a long time.

Kommie
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
15-Feb-2019(#78)
I've hated everything they've done since KotoR.
dustin11
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15-Feb-2019(#79)
For me it was after ME1. You could already start to feel the heavy EA influence in ME2 and it kind of went downhill from there.
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 15-Feb-2019(#80)
Yeah, ME2 rubbed me the wrong way, but ME2 and 3 were still good.

Series got obliterated with Andromeda. You could tell they had lost the path when the combat was THAT polished, and feel-good, and the game feels dead regardless. Makes my face tired.

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