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SheyCroix Feb 19, 2018 9:15 AM
Hey there, come and visit our club (^_^)/


Ryuchi_san Dec 12, 2017 12:09 PM
Happy belated birthday to u. Wish u well :D sorry for the late greeting~
SheyCroix Nov 12, 2017 8:43 AM
Happy B-Day~
No_Longer_Active Aug 17, 2017 4:58 PM
Exactly, most people I know sold their old consoles, but I still like to use mine to catch up with my huge backlog of games, lol. I really think that if my Xbox 360 breaks, I would buy another one even though I have a PS4, lol. It can be very exhausting to keep up with modern games anyway, since so many new titles come out so often.

Lmao, I didn't even think of the Popeye arms in FF7 XD Personally, the graphics have grown on me, there is a charm to them. I'm about 11 and half hours into the game so far and it's much more fun and addicting than I thought it would be. I still haven't reached the dreaded Demon Wall battle though, I've been so paranoid about that fight that I grind like crazy lol.
No_Longer_Active Jul 21, 2017 4:35 PM
Sorry for replying so late.

You should check out Dragon Age Origins, I beat it a few days and thought it was pretty good. Combat takes some time to get used to, but overall, I liked it. I recommend it if you like Mass Effect or Lord of the Rings.

Exactly, for now I'm sticking with buying older games that are lot cheaper. Might pick up Dragon Age 2 next, since the Gamestop I was at when I bought Origins was selling a used copy for like $5.

By the way, I bought Final Fantasy 7 on PS4. I'm about 3 hours and a half in, it's pretty good so far. Although I can't help but feel like I'm playing a Lego game with those graphics, lol.
No_Longer_Active Jun 17, 2017 9:19 AM
Oh man, I felt the exact same way when I finished the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I remember being sad after I watched the last film that I remember trying to think up of my own sequel just so that I could imagine what a fourth movie would be like, lol. With Mass Effect, I got a huge rush of nostalgia when I heard this track again. Dude, is it even possible to be nostalgic for a game that you only finished a few months ago? Mass Effect feels like a game that I beat as a kid with how much I miss playing it. Although, did you hear that Mass Effect is being put on-hold because of how poorly Andromeda was received. I think even DLCs and sequels for Andromeda were cancelled because of it. That made me feel really sad when I read about it online. Plus, with Bioware releasing Anthem soon, it shows that they probably put more effort into that than they did with Andromeda. Speaking of Bioware, I bought Dragon Age Origins at Gamestop on Thursday and have been enjoying it a lot. I had the game back in 2012, but sold it because I hated the combat. Have you ever played it?

Same, I want to buy Kingdom Hearts 3 on release, but I just hate having to pay like $50-$60 on new games, lol. I wish games were a lot cheaper, then I would be able to keep up with more recent releases.

It seems like a lot of games have been moving away from traditional cinematic cutscenes recently. I guess making them take up too much time away from actual development and I supposed that gamers don't want their games to be essentially CG movies, lol.
No_Longer_Active Jun 11, 2017 6:13 PM
Right, although recently I've been itching to replay the Mass Effect trilogy, even though I literally just finished it only a few months ago. I don't know if you ever played this series, but I consider it to be one of the best franchises I have ever played through. I hope this doesn't sound sad, but I was sad for like a week or so after I finished Mass Effect 3 simply because I was upset that it was all over ): It's one of those series that I wish I could back in time and experience for the first time all over again. Still, it would be kinda a hassle to replay from the start, since I would have to go through like three games, lol. Might pick up Andromeda soon, since I miss the universe of that game so much. So, did Morrowind just not click with you? I heard it's the best in the series.

That's very true, if I'm engaged with the characters or story, I don't mind about graphics at all. Although, I must admit, that the graphics for the FF7 remake look great and I would love to play that game just so I can admire the visuals. But hey, that's just me.

Speaking of Kingdom Hearts, I actually beat the second one recently and really enjoyed it. Sure, I think the first game did certain things better, but the sequel was solid to say the least. Have you seen the E3 trailer for the third game yet? It looks really good and I can't wait to play it for myself.

I know right, I actually am more motivated to go through a mission if I'm given a cutscene to show that I made some progress. As silly as it sounds, that is an issue I had with Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain. The missions are so repetitive and there's barely any cutscenes, so I just got bored and have semi-dropped the game altogether (I still have the game and the save file, but I have almost no need to play it). Cutscenes can be a sign of progress and can help convince me to play more.
No_Longer_Active May 22, 2017 9:35 AM
Exactly, I would rather just rewatch cutscenes from RPGs I previously played on YouTube as opposed to replaying them altogether. I do feel kinda bad when I watch videos of different choices than what I made in certain RPGs, simply because it doesn't feel right not experiencing those myself. Still, I don't have a lot of time to replay an RPG all over again, so I usually make do with that lol. Ah you're lucky, I played Skyrim on Xbox 360, so I am not able to use any mods. I think the last time I played that game was after I beat that vampire dlc (forgot what it was called). Have you played any of the other Elder Scrolls games? I used to have Oblivion on PC back in high school, but I was using an old laptop and the game didn't run that well on it. I'm planning on getting it for Xbox 360 one of these days.

Don't get me wrong, I still will probably give FFX a chance, but I think I'm more interested in FF7. Most people I know have told me to either start off with FFX or FF7, since I'm sure I'm good with starting with either of these games. I've seen some clips of FF7 and while the graphics are pretty-dated, I honestly think I wouldn't mind as long as the game is fun.

You're not the first person I've met who never finished the first Kingdom Hearts game, but beat the second one. I was talking about it with someone I know the other day and she told me that she got up to Ansem n the first game, but just couldn't beat it. I was able to beat him after grinding for a week, since I tried going up against him at level 55 and got destroyed. I was going to level up to level 100 just so I could try to breeze through his battle, but decided to try fighting him at level 68, thinking I would lose again. I ended destroying Ansem, lol.

> You can just watch the cutscenes separately too

....But it feels so much better to actually beat the game and see it for myself, lmao. I know I said that I can get frustrated with games easily and would prefer just playing for story instead of challenge, but even I have to admit that it's more satisfying to beat a challenging part of a game to get a cutscene. But hey, that's just me haha!
No_Longer_Active May 15, 2017 10:41 AM
Sorry for replying so late, I haven't had much time to go on MAL recently.

I think that's one of the reasons why game developers put a lot of content into RPGs, since a lot of them are so long that you most likely would only want to start one file and just continue off from there, even after finishing the game. I mean, there are shorter, more simplified RPGs that are probably easier to have multiple playthroughs (first game to come to mind is Fable). Still, I find starting a new file in an RPG is just too time consuming, I would rather just play another game. Fallout 3 is one of my favorite games of all time, but replaying it more recently didn't have the same "magic" as it did when I first played it years ago. I did end up starting a new a file in Fallout New Vegas last spring after never finishing my first file in high school, and honestly liked it more than Fallout 3. The choices you made really made a difference in the endings you would get, even depending on your alignment and what faction you join up with. Hell, even the choices you make affects the outcomes of the companions you meet, which is also affected by the choices you make during each of their personal quests. Fallout 4, on the other hand, dumb down a ton of different aspects that made the previous two games great and made the whole experience feel shallow by comparison. It was less of an RPG and more of an open-world shooter with repetitive quests that rehashed the same formula (like constant fetch quests and "go over there and kill those bad guys). It was enjoyable for what it was, but I can't see myself ever revisiting it in the future.

It's funny, since I feel like gamers are totally split on Final Fantasy X, at least from what I can tell. Some people say it's a masterpiece, while others I've seen have said it's a terrible game. I still would like to try it out for myself, although I am thinking of buying Final Fantasy 7 on PSN. Everyone says its the best game in the franchise, so maybe starting there would be my best option.

Oh wow, you found the barrel segment in the Coliseum difficult? I thought that part was very easy, since it wasn't like you had to fight enemies or anything. I was actually able to beat Riku while on Destiny Island, but I also put the game on the lowest difficulty and used the power ups that they give you for that mode, lol. You don't have to beat him in the beginning, but it's really satisfying when you do. I did beat Kingdom Hearts and am now playing the second game, but man, the combat does seem easier than the first one. Although, I miss the atmosphere and mystery that the first game had, I feel like that's missing from the Kingdom Hearts 2. It's still a lot of fun though. Haha, sometimes I wish certain games had anime adaptations that I could watch so that I wouldn't have to slog through them and get my ass kicked. I still think I preferred watching the Persona 4 anime over playing the actual game, lol.
No_Longer_Active Apr 22, 2017 12:21 PM
It's crazy when I read posts from people online who said they made various characters in Dark Souls, I would be burned out after like the first character lol. I find it difficult to restart RPGs in general, I tried replaying Fallout 3 like a year ago, but I just couldn't do it. It was my favorite game in high school and played all of the DLCs, but I wanted to do a bad guy run. At least it has more replay value than Fallout 4, that game was such a disappointment in my opinion. You play any of the Fallout games?

Ah, so I'm not the only one who got burned out of Pokemon, I also sort of stopped playing after I finished Heartgold. I have Pokemon Y, but I hardly touched the game and have barely any motivation to finish it. So, would you agree that Final Fantasy X is good place to start if I want to get into the series? I heard the story if excellent and very strange, but that just makes it much more interesting to me. The visuals look gorgeous as well, so that's another plus. I heard that the dub for FFX is a little....dated, but I can handle that. If I can handle old school anime dubs, I can handle FFX's dub. If I get the game, I'll make sure to grind as much as I can, I don't want another Persona 4 scenario. At least FFX doesn't have a time limit like that game, haha.

Oh man, the sphere grid was another reason why I was unsure about FFX, it looked pretty complicated when I read about it online. So, is it pretty easy to learn?

Even though I've been really enjoying Kingdom Hearts, I do agree with what you're saying. The controls took me some time to get used to, especially the platforming at some points. That race with Riku was still difficult for me to finish because of jumping on the trees, even though I used the short cut this time around. The combat is fun, even if it's kinda awkward at times. At least now I can use walkthroughs online if I get stuck on a level, wish I had those as a kid. Replaying (and FINALLY beating) the Wonderland, Deep Jungle, and Coliseum stages, I can still see why I had such a hard time with this game years ago. The game requires you to do a lot of backtracking and you really have to figure out what you have to do without much guidance. Wow, I had no idea that the first three questions were the difficulty settings, I just thought it was meant to be some philosophical questions for the sake of it, lol. Doesn't really bother me, since I decided to go full-on casual and put the game on Beginner mode. Yeah, I'm a noob, but I prefer playing games for the experience than for challenge.
No_Longer_Active Apr 20, 2017 11:30 AM
That's what I heard about Dark Soul's story and while it does sound cool, it's just not enough to make me want to sit through the actual game to beat it. I can see why the series is popular and I don't hate it, I just don't think it's my cup of tea. I heard Bloodborne is slightly less challenging than the Souls games, mainly because you can play more "aggressively" and that the gameplay is a bit more fast-paced. Still might be a bit too punishing for me to get into though.

I see, well I might check out Nier then, since it's seems to be pretty popular. I might even start off the first game before getting Automata, since I believe it's available on Xbox 360 (yes, I still use mine). I would still love to try a turn-based RPG that doesn't have "Pokemon" slapped on the cover, lol. Have you ever played Final Fantasy X? I read online that it's very good and that it's actual a great entry title for people who want to get into the series. I was thinking of getting the remastered version for PS4, but I am just a little worried about getting stuck like I did in Persona 4.

Also, I bought Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 Remix on PS4 the other day. I'm so excited to play more of it, since when I had the game on PS2 years ago, I had no idea what to do. Even though it doesn't seem like a complicated game, I think I was too young to really understand the mechanics when I first played it (I was like 6 or 7 years old back then, so I had no idea what to do). I think I replayed the Destiny Island section like a dozen times, simply because I had no idea how to even use save spots, lol.
Amber_Changing Apr 13, 2017 10:42 PM
The main one that comes to mind is Ghost Hunt. Most of the horror anime/manga I've watched/read are just gore and not actually scary, but Ghost Hunt is a more atmospheric show. I've heard about Itou Junji but never looked into any of his works. Anything in particular you'd recommend?
Amber_Changing Apr 2, 2017 3:04 AM
I watched most of the show late at night, in pitch black, and honestly there were some moments that were genuinely pretty creepy, even with the voice actors hamming it up. But at its heart this is a kids show, so it doesn't really go anywhere.
Ryuchi_san Apr 1, 2017 8:25 AM
yeah i guess so.
Ryuchi_san Mar 29, 2017 7:23 AM
yosh i did, but i got 1 wrong. It really worth trying.