You are not connected. Please login or register

Viewtiful Joe General Discussion

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty Viewtiful Joe General Discussion on Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:23 pm

Infinity_Divide

Infinity_Divide
A-Rank
Surprised there isn’t one of these already. Found a PS2 copy of this at a local game store for $12 in near perfect condition. Hooking up my GameCube/Wii to play it gets annoying so I’m stoked I found a PS2 copy.

I played the GC version a lot early last year and it quickly became one of my favorite games in the genre. There so many interesting ideas and mechanics here along with some great boss fights. It even has a couple platforming sections that are pretty brilliant.

Anyone else played this recently?

2Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty Isn't it too subtle, Marty? on Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:32 pm

Zenyn

Zenyn
C-Rank
Yeah. I'm equally in awe and full of praise. I even mention my concerns with the PS2 port controller-wise.
Only a topic away.

https://stinger.actieforum.com/t428-say-the-word-henshin

Too subtle in title?

3Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty Re: Viewtiful Joe General Discussion on Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:34 pm

Nadster


A-Rank
No. They seem to be hard to find. Which version should I get by the way?

4Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty Re: Viewtiful Joe General Discussion on Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:21 pm

Infinity_Divide

Infinity_Divide
A-Rank
Whoops, guess there was already one of these haha.

>which version to get
I’ve only played the PS2 version for a couple hours so I can’t say for sure. I do like the GameCube controller more for this game though.

5Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty Re: Viewtiful Joe General Discussion on Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:01 pm

Royta/Raeng

Royta/Raeng
Admin
While the PS2 version has more content, it just plays nicer on the Gamecube I feel. It really was made with that console's controller in mind and it shows. Unless you really want to play as Dante, just get the Gamecube version I'd say :)

https://stinger.actieforum.com

6Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty Re: Viewtiful Joe General Discussion on Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:03 pm

RedShot


C-Rank
I'm playing the first one and it's very good. I'm having some troubles, especially during boss fights, but it's interesting to learn. I've just finished stage 3 on normal difficulty (Adults).

7Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty Re: Viewtiful Joe General Discussion on Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:00 am

Royta/Raeng

Royta/Raeng
Admin
Most of the bosses can be really rough early on since you don't have all your abilities yet, nor knowledge on how to deal with them and what items to use. Once you get better, optimize your run better and know when to use Voomerangs etc. I love how brutal the game is though, just wish you didn't have a live system (really screws with experimentation imo).

https://stinger.actieforum.com

8Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty Re: Viewtiful Joe General Discussion on Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:37 am

hedfone

hedfone
A-Rank
>live system

Turned me off of it honestly

9Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty Re: Viewtiful Joe General Discussion on Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:13 pm

RedShot


C-Rank
>live system

I'm not too sure if you're talking about checkpoints and if so, they surely could be more "gentle" with the player. I think a bad ranking is enough punishment if you die, but maybe the classic beat 'em up DNA would be ruined if they lower the punishment after a death.

By the way, how high do you think VJ's skill ceiling is? Is it comparable to DMC1's one? I feel, especially during boss fights, there are really strong and dominant tactics (Slow-Zoom->Punch->Slow cancel->Punch for the shark). Every action game has better moves than others, but I'm just curious to hear if your tools are more limited here or not.

10Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty Re: Viewtiful Joe General Discussion on Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:03 pm

Royta/Raeng

Royta/Raeng
Admin
> lives system
Just the 'lives' counter, meaning if you ran out of lives you had to replay the stage. Especially annoying if you wanted to experiment on certain bosses or encounters.


> VJ's skill ceiling
There's a very optimal strategy as you noted, but there's a lot to play around with. Especially using your film-techniques in fun ways such as creating ground pounds, setting up Voomerangs, certain Bomb-omb traps - you can get pretty creative, especially when there's other enemies too that you can use as projectiles.

https://stinger.actieforum.com

11Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty Re: Viewtiful Joe General Discussion on Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:21 pm

RedShot


C-Rank
Almost done with stage 5. I'm keeping old saves to experiment a bit and become a better player. I'm really loving the general gameplay flow, also thanks to Saurian's video and some Gamefaqs' topics which are valuable sources of info.

12Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty Re: Viewtiful Joe General Discussion on Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:47 am

Royta/Raeng

Royta/Raeng
Admin
Gen2000 also had a great series on it IIRC, MatthewMathosis' run is also pretty great (while also a good analysis).

https://stinger.actieforum.com

13Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty see you at midnight, sweet thunderboy on Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:26 am

Zenyn

Zenyn
C-Rank
May I say real quick that I never watched a video to Viewtiful Joe in full on the y-tube? What's there to see?
I mean it is all very plain to play. If one doesn't Just Go For It!, it doesn't go anywhere.

I once tried to get some "perspective" on how to fight viewtiful and efficient the mighty INFERNO LORD Fire Leo as Alastor. If you don't know: it's tricky because Al uses a Devil Trigger and is very vulnerable without. To approach the sweaty flamethrower and dodge the Big Balls of Fire...it's some small feat to do it, I dare say. So what did I got from the vid? That it was an edited run. Yeah. Pieced together. No. NO. Evil or Very Mad

14Viewtiful Joe General Discussion Empty Re: Viewtiful Joe General Discussion on Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:36 pm

RedShot


C-Rank
@Royta/Raeng wrote:Gen2000 also had a great series on it IIRC, MatthewMathosis' run is also pretty great (while also a good analysis).

Good to know, I'll watch them after I finish this run. I really liked MatthewMathosis' video on DMC1.

@Zenyn wrote:May I say real quick that I never watched a video to Viewtiful Joe in full on the y-tube? What's there to see?
I mean it is all very plain to play. If one doesn't Just Go For It!, it doesn't go anywhere.

I once tried to get some "perspective" on how to fight viewtiful and efficient the mighty INFERNO LORD Fire Leo as Alastor. If you don't know: it's tricky because Al uses a Devil Trigger and is very vulnerable without. To approach the sweaty flamethrower and dodge the Big Balls of Fire...it's some small feat to do it, I dare say. So what did I got from the vid? That it was an edited run. Yeah. Pieced together. No. NO. Evil or Very Mad

Well, in my case I listened to a podcast in which was Saurian and watched this video:

They were helpful to better understand the scoring system and the "basics". The game is not too bad to teach you these things, but I underestimated the importance of dodging and then stunning enemies. I did that but not in an efficient way, here and there. By the way, I watch a video of a certain stage after I beat that stage, so I learn the bosses the hard way.

Sponsored content


Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum