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Post by TheMatt on Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:17 pm

The worst part of the new Persona 5 release date is it comes out the day before I go on a week vacation to Mexico. Now I'm not complaining about going on a trip to Mexico... but it'll be a bummer to leave it sit until I get back. From what I've been hearing about it from people who played the Japanese version is that its another beast of a game like Persona 4... so it'll probably take me most of the summer to get through it anyway, so what's one extra week!

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Post by Krubixcube on Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:51 pm

My friend who is a big JRPG fan but did not like Persona 4 (which is personally in my top 10) named Persona 5 their game of the year, so I'm pretty hyped.

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Post by TripOpt55 on Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:44 pm

While I'm not exactly excited about the new Middle-Earth game, I will certainly rent it. The combat in the first one was really fun and the Nemesis system was neat. Hopefully no open-world areas as boring as that first one in the last game.
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Post by BretBaber on Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:40 pm

I hope they make getting out of battles a lot easier. That game was frustratingly hard in the beginning until you start unlocking skills, and right from the get go you're constantly encountering enemies. Being a big LotR/Hobbit fan I'm delighted. I'd really like to control Gandalf, or an elf.

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Post by Krubixcube on Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:34 pm

I still need to pick up and finish the first one...but I liked the trailer! Seems like there's a bit more enemy variety.

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Post by volvocrusher on Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:35 pm

Persona 5 Tuesday. I'm excited!

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Post by volvocrusher on Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:29 pm

In under a week I'm gonna be playing Crash Bandicoot again. So excited!

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Post by TripOpt55 on Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:41 pm

Do you guys have plans for what you want to play this Fall? Here is a list I've come up with (I obviously won't get to all of this):

Buying:
Super Mario Odyssey
Cuphead (might wait for a sale though)

Going to try and rent but may buy some of these:
Mario + Rabbids
Destiny 2
Metroid: Samus Returns
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
Hidden Agenda
Wolfenstein II (I'd probably buy this if it wasn't coming the same day as Mario)
Assassin's Creed: Origins (pending impressions)
Super Lucky's Tale
Need for Speed: Payback
Vampyr

Want to catch up on these if I have a chance:
Hollow Knight
Arms
Styx: Shards of Darkness
Sonic Mania
Nex Machina
Matterfall

Edit: Probably that Life is Strange game too, but I may wait for a bundle/sale/physical version to rent.
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Re: Anticipated Games

Post by volvocrusher on Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:33 am

Traded in all my games I have a digital copy of (which turned out to be a lot) so that covered everything for the rest of the year. Getting
Pokken Tournament Deluxe
Cuphead
Metroid Samus Returns
Super Lucky's Tale
Super Mario Odyssey
Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga
Pokemon
Rime for Switch

Might get Xenoblade right away depending on word of mouth too. Would like to give Wolfenstein, South Park, and maybe Destiny 2 and Battlefront 2 a go down the road.

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Re: Anticipated Games

Post by BretBaber on Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:45 am

FIFA 18
Destiny 2

Those two will be day 1 purchases, and I'm hoping to get these games cheap during the holiday sales, Knack 2 and Everybody's Golf. I'm pretty sure there's more games I want but I'm drawing a blank. Hopefully past games that came out like Dragon Quest Builders and Dragon Quest Heroes 2 I can find for cheap during the holiday madness.

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Post by ajapam on Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:07 am

The only day 1 for me would've been Super Mario Odyssey, but I doubt I'll have a Switch for that.

Looks like most of my games have already come and gone. I have high hopes for Cuphead, Samus Returns, and Wolfenstein.

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Post by SanAndreasX on Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:16 pm

Samus Returns, Super Mario Odyssey, Ys VIII, Ni no Kuni 2. That's all.

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Re: Anticipated Games

Post by volvocrusher on Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:52 am

Hearing LA Noire is coming to Switch has me thinking of asking that for my birthday since it's a week before. Didn't dig it in 2011, but considering my attempted career path, I think I'd enjoy it a lot more now.

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Post by TripOpt55 on Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:58 pm

Doom and Wolfenstein II coming to Switch seems like a really encouraging sign for third-party support to me. I know they are coming late, but hopefully Switch will start receiving big games the same day starting next year sometime.
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Post by volvocrusher on Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:49 pm

I'm in the same boat with that, was worried Skyrim in on Switch would be like Arkham City or Mass Effect 3 on Wii U, but these are games they'd need to put effort into to make them work on the Switch which is a great sign. Doom I think will be perfect on it, especially since it's so fast paced the graphic quality won't be noticeable a lot of the time. Wolfenstein I'm a bit more iffy on, but was planning to wait on anyways since I liked TNO but didn't love it. So if it's a good port I'll get it on Switch next year and if not I'm sure there will be a discount on PC.

Depending on the game though, I could see myself going with the Switch version on so many games. The graphic downgrade combined with the Switch's portable nature could mean less installing and updates meaning a more pick up and play game. I'm all in for that.

Also arcade games on Switch are interesting. Would prefer Nintendo's console games before them but I'm holding hope for the Donkey Kong arcade to at least hit it first.


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Re: Anticipated Games

Post by Krubixcube on Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:17 am

I have real hope for the Switch. I mean, I can't afford one but it rapidly is building up a library of games I genuinely want to play as opposed to the Wii U's...couple.

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Post by Krubixcube on Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:28 pm

Oh yeah, I forgot to say but while working TGS I had a chance to play Ni No Kuni II (one of the few games I actually had time to play). I'm happy to say they fixed the battle system. I mean, it's not super deep, but it at least has functioning attack and dodge buttons.

There's a kingdom hearts esque skill-system with a gem-based cool down that I didn't get enough time with to really understand fully. Also magic has been revamped somewhat, but in the demos where everything is cranked to super easy it was hard to see if there was an MP system or if everything was on cool down or what.

BUT, if the story and music are as good as the first, then with this fixed battle system it's looking really good. Interestingly enough, I think they've fully acknowledged that it did significantly better in the west as all of their placeholder voices (mostly not done) were in English.

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Post by volvocrusher on Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:58 pm

That's good to hear that the combat sounds better. I'd rather have a straight up RPG like Dragon Quest, but I'll take action over that weird mix they had in 1. Killed the game for me even though I liked the world and characters a lot.

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Post by Krubixcube on Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:02 pm

Same. Every time I think of going back to it, the battle system really puts me off.

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Post by ajapam on Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:22 pm

Revamped combat could get me into the game as well. I feel pretty short on time for most RPGs to be honest but I'd be up for something Ghibli-esque again
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