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about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Yeah things being marked up over here is the usual unfortunately so I'm not all that surprised. The typical full priced game is anywhere between 90 and 120 nzd which is why I try to buy them from uk owned retailers which sell them for far cheaper (for example the place where I put my pre order down is about 72 for the ps4 version and 79 switch (damn nintendo tax))

The pc port of P4G didn't add any new content however there were quality of life improvements like custom difficulty as well as support for higher resolutions, higher quality assets and support for arbitrary frame rates. I can see that translating Raidou and adding in voice acting would obviously cost more and are more transformative than the additions of the P4G pc port so it should cost a bit more; P4G is 32 nzd so I would think 50 maybe 60 at the most however over 3 times the price is a bit ehhhh to me.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I can see that point of view but, I don't know added voice acting and what is essentially a model change for a character for this 18 year old game doesn't really constitute a full priced game to me (90 NZD). I'm still going to pick up all the versions just to support these games (and hopefully encourage more pc ports) but still a bit iffy on it considering things like P4G were as cheap as they were and far more recent in comparison.
about 3 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I am planning on it though still a little on the fence on which version I'll play (planning on picking them all up because clown) leaning towards ps4. The price is a massive yikes though especially over here so I'm sitting until some of the other places I usually pre order from put them up as they are typically cheaper.

about 3 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Oh, you know it! I preordered all 3. Console versions are physical, and just like P5S since the Steam version is digital only, I opted for Digital Deluxe to play a few days early + have all the DLC.

I've seen a lot of people debating its price, but I'm kind of indifferent. If this is the price I have to pay to get more Megaten games on PC (or just more Megaten in general), then I'll pay it. /shrug
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Oh HECK yeah!

It has kind of a big install, so I'd say at least fire up your PS3 to start that tonight if you can.
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Did your copy of Drakengard 3 ever arrive? Performance be damned, it's still worth seeing through to the end.
about 1 month ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Huh really? I didn't actually know that though it makes a little more sense considering I think they've done a few reprints of FES while the og only got the one release. Hey well uh you could always ya know sail the seven seas as well for the etrian games . On the 3ds hacking I don't even think they've put in place anything to stop it besides blocking entry points because mines been hacked for years where I've regularly used the eshop and never gotten banned. I haven't pirated anything so that could be it though.

Oh yeah for sure. UK accents tend to vary a lot more because of the various different dialects while the us dubs tend to just go southern if they talk different. Ceilo at least kinda made sense because of the dreads it gets a pass. I also find the us dubs use the same few VA's especially atlus stuff. I swear Yuri Lowenthal is in every atlus dubbed game.

I think people actually had to datamine to find that because I don't think the game tells you so not surprising. I'd actually been sitting on it for a while before the announcement. I'll probably just play hardtype after it drops now. Huh really? didn't actually know that is weird.

Oh Apollo is like bottom of the barrel for me lol. The 3ds games are good but the director change really shows in areas sometimes for the worst. AAI2 is actually a ds game but it was never released over here because AAI1 was such a flop (unsurprising it's not great) which is a shame considering it's quality.

Fair enough; I get that as well and I did like that in the older games but them dropping that pretense was refreshing for me. Ah I see I never actually beat that game but I might have to give it a dive if it's got lore stuff. Oh yeah similar for me as well as I used to stay at my sisters during the holidays and I think RE5 either came out around then or we just picked it on a whim and played the shit out of it.

Ah I see; I usually just do it all first round and then drop it so I can move on to other things. Means I end up playing them for an extended amount of time but if I like the game it doesn't matter all too much. I believe it was a similar story for me on Devil Survivor overclocked (though I obviously didn't get around till later) though I'm willing to be about 10-20 hours was just grinding and fighting Luci. God that fight.

Same with me or at least for Nocturne; tend to lean magic in IV and IV:A. At least you can still get Freikugel to soften the blow (except for Noah)
about 1 month ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I'd agree it was worth it though I will say the ds games haven't ballooned as much in price as the 3ds ones (probably because they're all just inferior versions). Yeah those Etrian games are getting pretty rough; I would just buy them digitally if you want to play them. I wow lucky lucky big spender. I've just resigned myself to losing the opportunity and hoping I get lucky and find the plush in a shop somewhere.

Oh yeah that's always the tell tale sign. I will say those British accents really bring some charm into the dubs just in general like with Xeno 2 which dub is a bit wishy washy but I refuse to turn it off because Nia doesn't have a welsh accent in Japanese.

I've heard the easy mode only really buffs your damage a little so I fully expect the salt to still be rife when people reach Matador. Oh same. I was actually planning on replaying soon because I found out about the Raidou version getting translated but then they announced the hd version so I'll wait.

That's fair enough. I'm usually excited to play all the games I queue up so it's more just what do I feel like dumping some time into today. I'll put things on hold if I'm reaching the end of one game or really want to pick something else up and somethings filling a slot.

Well I beat it and I have a review up but tl;dr it's good but flawed and has a lot of missed potential. I would recommend if you're interested in AA Dual Destinies the game before SOJ as it's probably top 3 for me and overall really good. Also recommend the fan translation of AAI2 which is my favorite in the series.

That's fair; I probably just appreciate them dropping their attempt at trying to be even vaguely serious and just going full self aware goofy because I love that kinda stuff. I will say I do remember being a little disappointed playing 4 coming off of 2 with the Leons "it's up to us to take out umbrella" for them to just be dead already though holes were and still are missing with my RE knowledge so I assumed that happened elsewhere. I get that, she is around a fair bit for the beginning to middle of the game. I might just be misremembering how much she was around when there were no bins around to force her in. Yeah it's mainly the tribal people I say it mostly in jest. I actually do like 5 a fair bit but I still think it's inferior to 4.

Oh really? I usually try to do them all if there's enough content to warrant it. Yeah you're right I misremembered. I though fifth kalpa locked you into TDE still miss pierce
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Yeah I asked another friend on Discord. He said he didn't enjoy 4, never played 1 or 5, but 2 and 3 were his faves. I actually forgot I had 4 on PS3 lol so I'll probably give that a go, but won't let it color the rest of the series for me if 2/3 are that good.
about 1 month ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Oh yeah I can't recall it 100% as it's been many a year but I remember clock tower 2 had fixed camera angles and the like so it still kinda played more like the older games just with the illusion of it being in 3d.

I've been a little more diligent on picking up SMT stuff nowadays ever since the absolute hell I went through to get DESU Overclocked though I've been the same with persona stuff as it's always going to be available. I only started really collecting them a few years ago though I've been playing since around SMTIV. Oh wow that's wild. I had heard about those games rocketing in price recently; kinda makes me regret not picking up the raidou 2 limited edition all those years back when I saw it for cheap.

Yeah that's definitely possible. It's probably a project rainfall situation where they were localized for cheap in europe and they didn't want to relocalize for the weird europisms.

I feel like Matador is where most people really learn about buffing in debuffing; that's where I learnt. It's the first fight that really shows how important they are. Side note I cannot wait for the salt when hd rerelease drops in english.

Shameless plug much . Nah I might give your playthrough a quick looksie when I get the time actually just to see what I'm getting into and if it interests me enough diving in myself.

I think for me I like my variety so I tend to play a few games concurrently (though I'm focusing atm on beating spirit of justice because I want to play a new VN) as playing the same thing no matter how good drains me out at a point and I risk dropping it. Haha yeah I'll try not to slam the door in it's face next time.

Those are some fair criticisms. I personally like the goofy and absurd tone they took as I've always found the older games to take themselves a little too seriously considering the somewhat goofy and overly convoluted subject manner. I thought umbrella failing was the logical conclusion considering how obviously evil they are after raccoon city. Ashely I found to be annoying but I feel she's not around enough to be a constant annoyance (besides that water room god) though I agree on the island. RE5 I feel tries to hard to be buff military game and gets pretty racist at times but co-op is great.

I think I've always gone neutral or Chaos if I've not chosen to do all endings as I find those the most fulfilling. Like Nocturnes TDE has a bunch of extra content that you just miss out on with the other endings.
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Oh I see what you mean about the gameplay. Watched some vids and yeah no that looks incredibly cumbersome (also game looks terrible graphically). I don't actually remember the og clock tower being that hard to play though I could absolutely be misremembering.

It absolutely has been. I'm so happy I picked up most of the etrian odyssey and smt games when they dropped on 3ds because those have either skyrocketed in price or are just straight up not even available anywhere like DESU Overclocked (actually just checked ebay to look and there is one listing for the pal version for 320 NZD excluding shipping yikes). That's smart to stockpile especially when things are on sale; that's about what I do. Oh it never came out there? I actually didn't know that. I was under the assumption they all released there but guess I was wrong.

That's a damn rough transition lol; Devil Survivor into Strange journey. That game doesn't fuck around especially in it's later dungeons. I think it took till me playing Nocturne and getting use buffs retard onned till I learnt how important buffs were to the core smt gameplay loop. I had only played Persona 3, and the little bit of SMTIV before then and really didn't use them all that much.

Ah I see, yeah that does tend to happen sometimes; fan translators find something weird and just decide to translate it because why not. I think a similar story happened with beyond the labyrinth on 3ds. Hmmm that actually sounds kinda interesting, might have to give it a bit of a look myself.

Oh yeah that makes sense. I've got a friend who does that actually who's had to basically lock themselves down to only playing one thing at a time or else they'll get distracted. You have just reminded me that the cookie button exists. I might actually use that once I'm done with some of my planned plays are through.

I'm with you there; I'm looking forward to RE Village as well. Found 7 to only be kinda good but from what I've seen of Village it's looking to be a little more interesting. 4 on the low end? really? any reasons why you didn't like it that much. I find 6's gameplay to be fun but the game itself outside of mercenaries doesn't allow you to play around to it's mechanics to the fullest.

Oh really? I do find messiah to be pretty good as well and is probably the best law ending in general imo. I tend to lean neutral in general unless it's nocturne because I am a perpetual fence sitter so it works well for me. I actually quite like Yuzu's eighth day
about 2 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Yep! So far we've got custom text and logo graphics done, reference table filled out, and the script dumped, but we're struggling with the text box pointers. If you go over or under however many specific characters were set for each box, it's starts shifting game code around which throws off some of the addresses. Now that I've spent some time in the professional world as a software dev, I wanna take another look at it soon to see if there's anything I can do to get around this issue.
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Ah I see that makes sense. That's a shame but not all that unexpected; a lot of those comebacks of old series by the old developer tend not to turn out all that well, too stuck in making the same thing and ignoring modern advancements. Look at Yooka Laylee or Mighty No9. Bloodstained feels like the only one that came out great. I was so tempted to fork out the extra cash for that when I backed lmao.

Oh yeah on second inspection they seem to have gone down a bit in price for those first 2 actually (still around 100-200usd for a brand new sealed copy but used is around 30-50 which is nice) but that 3rd game is still 300+. Dope wife btw. Yeah I think I sailed the seven seas back when I played rule of rose. One look at the price and my wallet imploded. Forbidden siren 2 isn't too bad price wise in pal btw though shipping might be killer.

Nah we just take whatever name UK gets or just not get the game; it's a coin flip.

Fair point. I know I found SMTIV punishingly difficult when I originally played it back in 2014 but when I returned after getting some experience in other smt games it was a cinch.

Oh there absolutely is and it's possible those games may have even been great which is a shame. Oh wow yeah I just gave that game a google and found basically nothing about it. Is it even any good? I'm surprised it even got a translation considering how obscure it is and how immensely popular series like fate can barely get proper translations of some of their games.

I do that with a couple things here and there as well (in recentish memory DMCV and Doom Eternal) but I'm often just trying to burn through some of those must play games in my collection that take precedence over a new thing. Speaking of RE how are you feeling about VIIlage after what we've seen so far?

That's right the game locks you into things pretty early I forgot about that. I believe the only endings you can get if Haru is dead are Atsuro's if you do his prereqs or Yuzu's if you don't I think the rest completely lock out because of her importance to pretty much every other ending. I still got Yuzu's ending first even though everyone was still alive just because someone told me it was short and I wanted NG+ but I ended up doing her eighth day because I hated it so much and wanted closure. Out of curiosity what would you say your favorite ending is? I'm pretty partial to king of demons because fuck YHVH and that cape is kinda dope.
about 2 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Not sure. I know Ren was already working on the script, but it might be easier to scrape the text from the official one. That's still way off though. I wanna finish Card Summoner with him first.
about 2 months ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Just started a Podcast with a group of friends if anyones interested. [Link]
about 2 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
I'd say so. Plus it sounds like he's still down to work on the originals at some point since the experience is gonna be slightly different after all, so all isn't lost.

We're both extremely excited either way!
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Oh really? that kinda sucks. Checking steam reviews yeah no people aren't being too nice to it which is unfortunate. Lmao I feel like that's a weirdly common high tier backer reward for some reason; I feel like Bloodstained did a similar thing. My favorite backer reward will always be Kamiya blocking you on twitter with the wonderful 101 remastered.

Yeah that makes sense. For a lot of people I imagine that may have been the only way to really play those games which makes the absolute state of those ports even less forgivable. A lot of those older ps2 games are really skyrocketing in price just in general we really need more rereleases. I was looking to play the Xenosaga games and those are just absolutely absurd about 200-300usd a game. The way I justify sailing on the seven seas is if there is no easily accessible way to buy something that supports the devs quite frankly it's free game.

I believe all the pal region games adopt the same naming schemes. They do that all the time not releasing things in NZ/AUS especially if it's something a little obscure. I think they might've released it on the UK psn but I'm not 100% as I don't have a UK account.

Hmm that's interesting; I don't think I've ever heard much about those games being difficult at least from some of my friends who have played it granted they may have played on normal. That sounds pretty rough though, sounds like one of those terrible difficulty modifiers where they just jack all enemy values up and completely nerf your damage. Probs gonna not play that on hard when I get around to it.

It sucks but I guess that's just how it goes. A lot of that media was released in a time when the internet was still just barely out of internet 1.0 so archiving things wasn't really something that people thought about not to mention being mostly exclusive to Japan.

Ah fair point I get that. I usually get them on release but I'll shelve them for a little in most cases before playing because I'll be playing something else at the time (like Strange journey redux which I still haven't beaten) and when I get around to it the dlc has all dropped.

Oh really that was your introduction to the series? I'd actually say that's a pretty good jumping in point it does a good job setting the tone of the games. I was actually pretty neurotic in my playthrough so I don't think anyone died ever because I would reload and change things . I was actually wondering if your name was related lol.
about 2 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
The translator I work with was actually already working on the script a while ago, but I'm glad I can play the game before helping him insert it into the game (if that's even still something he wants to finish now).
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Yeah that sounds about right. I know the company who owns clock tower only contracted capcom to make clock tower 3 so it's possible there was just some dispute and they couldn't get the license again. Oh really? I've actually never heard of Nightcry, might have to give it a look as I quite enjoy clock tower.

Wouldn't blame ya. I still remember being scared of the ps1 era Capcom intro because I associated it with RE2 lmao.

Oh you started playing them with the hd collection? I ain't gonna lie that is a terrible way to play both of those games lol. I'd recommend going back to 3 on any non hd collection version (pc is probably the best way to play if you're not above less savory methods of getting it). I still prefer 2 over it and it was developed around when team silent started to fall apart and it shows but it's still really solid and if you love the first game it's a nice continuation of that stuff.

Ah yeah the ones I have listed are the ps2 classic versions which I picked up on the US psn store as they never rereleased them over here as ps2 classics. 4 is just called fatal frame 4 because that's what the english translation team called it so I go with that.

Could just be another one of those wonky stealth mechanics most games seem to have nowadays. I usually tend to do a little research to see what exactly is changed in the higher difficulties and then if I think it's significant enough or won't waste my time with aimless grinding I'll go for it. Oh is trails that bad on the highest difficulty? Never played those games though they are rather high on the to play list.

Well isn't that just a repeating story. Lost exclusive Japanese phone game with some interesting things going on in it. I'm still annoyed about before crisis and Aigis first mission being basically lost media now.

Oh 100%, Odins new design is his best design free. Got super hyped seeing him in that SMTV trailer. Krishna was pretty cool in general; great character and design. Ah yeah fair enough I feel the no dlc buying. I'd say the dlc for apocalypse is worth the purchase as it's pretty cheap and besides Mephistos dlc are all relatively interesting plot wise. Messiahs in the diamond realm also has a great superboss and dungeon so it's pretty chunky as well.

I didn't actually know there was no compendium. That sounds terrible; can't imagine trying to make some of the demons I was running endgame without it.
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
People get mad at that? I don't think I've ever experienced it but maybe that's just the people I've talked to. I mainly lump haunting ground in with clock tower because it was made by most of the same staff who worked on clock tower as well as sharing some similarities with the series in terms of gameplay and just general design.

Oh same for me. It was basically my introduction to zombies in general and made me start getting into the fiction as a whole

I think it may have been a patch thing or maybe it was just me being a bit more experienced with Silent Hill 2 and as a result noticing a lot more of the problems with that port. Oh wow that's yikes; were you living in the sticks or something?

Nah no worries at all. It's kinda nice being in pal actually because occasionally with some more obscure games or movies (like a lot of the smt 3ds games) they won't officially release it over here but I can very easily just import it from the uk or some other pal country and it'll just work. No yeah they're all called project zero within the pal region and I think Japan as well it's only the US that calls it fatal frame for some reason. Nah it's not that expensive it's around about the same price as you (conversion rates excluded) though I only get about 100mb down and 20mb up. The problem is usually the speed as if you aren't living in one of the cities you will get just above dial up levels of download speeds at best.

Ah oh well lmao. I might give it a shot if you think it was pretty good. I usually go for hardest difficulty in most games anyways so hopefully that'll make the game a little bit better.

I'm thinking of his human counterpart the one that was lovers with Jenna angel. I believe Gale is still in it but with a much reduced role as Serph is no longer a silent protagonist and steals most of the lines.

I would agree with that. I actually really like the divine powers as villains and all the stuff to do with YHVH at the end is great but the anime cliche ridden party you have really brings down the whole experience. Not sure if you ever played it but the messiahs in the diamond realm dlc is also the greatest fan service an smt fan can ever get it's so good.

I never actually played the original and I can't really imagine the game without a lot of the new stuff especially those 8th days; they really put a nice bow on a lot of the story (and make yoohoos route less trash). I don't think so? I believe it's some old 4chan lingo I picked up from those days.
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