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Birdman


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I can't find any 2019 info and people have clearly got through it do it can't be that bad. There were patches but not sure if they fixed everything.

Will serve to just experience it and it's only $20 at the moment.

One of these days I might just import a new Dreamcast. Tons of games I want to try on it.

Royta/Raeng

Royta/Raeng
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Such as? Most games I know of on the system have since been ported. Only title I could think of would be Power Stone. Any other tips?

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Birdman


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Blue Stinger, Illbleed, Rent a Hero, Berserk, Frame Gride, Soil Fighter, Zombie Revenge, D2, Carrier and yes, Powerstone.

There's more but I can't remember. I have a list somewhere. I'm not sure if some on this list have been ported. I'd still rather play on original hardware where possible.

Birdman


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Got Shenmue. This game is ROUGH.

I'm wandering around some town looking for clues and haven't experienced any combat yet.

The movement is pretty bad while exploring. Getting stuck on stuff and not able to turn smoothly. Indoors it's a nightmare.

Interacting with stuff is bizarre. You have to go into first person and look at something while also being within a certain range which is pretty close. Then, if you're within the correct range, the camera will zoom in. You can then press X and Ryo's hands will come out (this part is all first person) if it's like a closet or drawer and open it. Otherwise you'll get some text.

I'm just running around following the clues and not going to bother with searching for crap because most of the time, there's nothing in the cupboards but grandma's old tea set or some other pointless shit like cutlery.

There's a day and night cycle. Stores close so if you need to speak with someone you have to wait. This part is similar to Deadly Premonition.

One really cool aspect is this arcade I found where you can actually play old Sega games, looks like in their entirety. I played Space Harrier. Haven't played that since I was like 7 while walking home from school.

Birdman


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What...

Nadster


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Never played that game but it feels like a long time since I have seen it.

Nadster


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Has anybody played any of the Way Of The Samurai games?

Royta/Raeng

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Not me, but as I recall @Birdman did!

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Birdman


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I had the first one and liked it. I think 2 is good too. After that they turned into large open world-ish games from what I remember. Played a little of 3 and couldn't get into it but that was so long ago.

Thanks for the reminder. I'm going to get my hands on the first game and I'll do some research to see if there's any decent videos or mechanics explanations to post here.

hedfone

hedfone
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Way of The Samurai 4 is great dumb fun. It is open but the levels are small. I really enjoyed the game having a combat system I couldn't fully understand after playing for 20 hours. There is depth there, is it good depth? Hard to say, but I had a blast with it. It was cheap on steam too.

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Birdman


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Just looking into the first game again.

In Japan, an updated version called Samurai Kanzenban.
https://www.play-asia.com/samurai-kanzenban-playstation2-the-best/13/702u1l

I can't find any info other than it's an update with bug fixes. I have this and the English ISOs buy can't burn them at present.

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Zenyn

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@Royta/Raeng wrote: VJ is VJ, I played the 'Cube version pretty intensely but never touched the PS2 version. Looking forward to unlock Dante!

Mind that there is a difficulty swap. Cube Normal is now Hard. And Cube Easy is the new Normal. They actually bothered making Easy any easier.  
Rolling Eyes Time stamp. It started before the Wii.

Jolly good haul. Be sure to give Shadow of Rome the time in the lab. Maybe the Octavianus ( Laughing ) passages are a bore, but don't stop till you've had enough. By that I mean higher difficulty. It becomes insane survival. Go salvo!

Nadster


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DMC 1-4SE and Shadow Warrior 2.

Birdman


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Grabbed by the Ghoulies.

So I've wanted to play this for years. I'm enjoying it as the art style is like Luigi's Mansion and The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love it.

The combat is weird though. It uses twin stick controls and you attack similarly to Death by Degrees, by pressing the right stick in the direction you want to attack. Thing is in that game you could use other buttons in combination and do tons of attacks where in Grabbed, each attack is based on the enemy type as well as some random elements I haven't determined yet. For this reason, you can't practice outside of combat. The character (Cooper) will just do an initial attack for the directional input and that's it.

For example, if an enemy is really short, like these knee high imps or spiders, Cooper will do a low stomp, like he's kicking someone in the shins. He will never do this on taller enemies.

It's actually kinda like something like Streets of Rage. I might be remembering wrong, but in that game, when you hit an enemy and kept pressing the attack button, the character would do this auto combo, culminating with a move that knocked the enemy away. Grabbed is exactly like that.

So if I start attacking a skeleton, Cooper will do a few light attacks then a heavy attack that knocks the skeleton back. Sometimes the attacks are different though. So it's basically like a light, light, light, heavy ender type string. You can't just do any of the heavy hits whenever you want.

Another thing that can change your attacks is when an enemy is in a downed state, or when they enter a kneeling or stunned state when low on HP. Like on a downed skeleton, Cooper will jump and do an elbow drop.

There's no dodging, but due to the twin stick controls you can move around while still facing the enemy. When there's a lot of them though, it seems to come down to herding them and keeping them all on front of you.

You can pick up various things to use at weapons. There's are really helpful but break after a few uses. They are far more reliable with their attacks because they don't have combos. You can still do directional swings though. Some are throwable items that have a set amount of uses, while some are single throws.

Another thing of interest is you can send enemies flying into others, or into walls to stun them.

That's all for now.

Nadster


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Superhot and Peggle 2. Planning to get the Classic Doom Collection.

Birdman


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Sudeki and Dragon Quest Builders 2.

Sudeki is for the original Xbox and is an action RPG. No idea how it plays.

Royta/Raeng

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Still want to try Sudeki at one point. I remember as a kid my gaming-magazine came with a poster of the game's 'hot chick' that was on my bedroom wall for nearly 15 years. Never played the game but it always inspired me when writing fantasy. Was it any good?

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Birdman


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the game's 'hot chick'
Not gonna lie, I looked into the game based on that cover alone.

Going to give it a try this weekend.

Birdman


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And that never happened due to MHW.

Royta/Raeng

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Still into that game yeah?

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Birdman


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Yeah just hit 500 hours.

Been doing the Kulve Taroth siege which is similar to the Ur Dragon in Dragon's Dogma where many squads are fighting their own version but contributing to the hunt overall. Hard to explain.

Nadster


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Has anybody ever played Gungrave? Edit: Never mind. I got it with RPG Maker 2.

Birdman


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I've always wanted to play it.

I think I have ISOs but this laptop won't burn anything.

One of my friends nearby has it I think. Might grab it for a quick jam.

Birdman


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Knack 2 is on sale on my PSN which is NZ. I guess all of Europe should be getting the same deals.

Buy it. Now.

Birdman


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Anyone getting Control?

Nadster


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Metal Wolf Chaos XD.

Royta/Raeng

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I'm waiting for games I have to calm down (WoW, Astral). But I am interested in Control and Metal Wolf.

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Birdman


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Control looks really creepy, like Inside. Sadly the only rental place left isn't getting it in so I have no chance of playing it until it goes on a serious sale, and that won't be for ages.

Birdman


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WHAT THE FUUUUUCK???

Switch just become the best console EVER.

hedfone

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I couldn't be more excited for DP2. Switch is killing it

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