Last game you finished

  • Whew. Just finished Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc last night. Although I'm no master of visual novels, I'd say this one is miles above any others I've played and does enough things to make it break out of that genre. The less said about the story, the better (for anyone who hasn't played at least) but it was incredibly engaging. Even characters that don't make strong initial impressions really end up growing on you. That music is damn catchy and Monokuma is a perfect villain - you hate him, but you end up loving all the times he pops up as well. I'm curious to try out the new mode that has unlocked and see what that has to offer.

    As much as I had fun, there are a few gripes. Trials are by far some of the best and some of the worst parts of the game. At its best, trials are about uncovering things you may not have known or at least linking pieces of evidence in meaningful ways, all while the characters exchange some great banter. At its worst, it has some obtuse reasoning and fails to recognize the correct inputs. I had at least three trials where I presented the right evidence immediately, told I was wrong, tried every other piece of evidence with no luck, looked into a guide, found out I was right the first time, and then was allowed to proceed after using my first choice again. There's also times you have to refute something that was said, which is normal, but the claim is generally completely out of the realm of possibility - ie. how someone isn't a ghost.

    Minor frustrations aside, I'm definitely a fan of this series now! I may try to cleanse my palette a bit before immediately hopping into the second game (too much murder is bad for the psyche) but I'm stoked to see what the rest of the series has to offer.

  • Yakuza 0

    Having finished two of these and played three, my opinion stands that these are generally bad to decent games with moments of true brilliance.

    The game did grow on me, and I did enjoy the plot by the end, though I still have issues with how the plot moves forward and its pacing, combat remains bad and uninteresting, and it's only made worse by all the uninspired fights that are the core of the game, I also don't get why they got rid of the option from 5 of avoiding random fights.

    That said there were undoubtedly moments of brilliance and some side stories that were just amazing, just not enough to overcompensate the bad, and after this I'm fairly sure I won't play more Yakuza games.


  • @bard91 You learn a skill about halfway through the game that allows you to throw cash in the air and avoid random fights. Not sure how that compares to 5 (haven't played it) but I certainly avoided most fighting at the end of the game while I was trying to tie up loose ends.

  • @sabotagethetruth I had completely forgotten about that, still it comes in kinda late, and it's nowhere near as easy as the one from 5, where you simply walk slowly for a bit and they leave you alone

  • I finished Ys IV. I've actually only ever beaten Mask of the Sun, and I like it a lot. I'd love to try Dawn of Ys, but I need to find a decently priced copy first. It also reminds me that I need to finish off Celceta, though I don't like it quite as much, it's too drawn out in comparison.

  • Rime, currently "free" for PS Plus members. If you haven't played this gem yet, give it a shot. I never expected it to be this good.

  • Also finished the Switch Version of Bayonetta, really incredible port. The faster loading times really improve the pacing of the game compared to PS3, Xbox 360 and WiiU.

  • I finished a replay of Ghost Trick.

  • @sheria said in Last game you finished:

    Alpha Protocol

    excellent gameplay,

    alpha protocol and excellent gameplay? gameplay is the reason why this game got criticize. the game was extremely buggy, and broken.

    gameplay was clunky, AI was terrible, stealth was bad and so was shooting.

    It feel like Poor mans third person Deus Ex in modern spy setting at the time it was released.

  • I just finished Metal Gear Solid for the first time :D
    And oh man some of those boss fights were hard.

  • Rime - A game I wanted to get to and was fortunately put on PS+. Overall I liked the game because it is very pretty and it's very easy to just get through. I played it inbetween Persona 5 so it had that nice feeling of accomplishing something pretty quickly. On the game itself, I feel like the character is very floaty, especially when swimming but it's not a major deal. The opening area or 2 are a bit too passive. I don't know, I just felt like I wasn't really doing anything in particular that was interesting however that changes pretty nicely with the last 2-3 areas being more interesting, really impressive looking and having a really good understanding of the tone they were setting. But I will say that the game didn't exactly hit me as much personally. Maybe it's because we've played so many emotional games like this and had experiences like Journey etc. I've heard from others who loved it too and I would recommend checking it out.

    Persona 5 - Yes, I did it. The beast that is Persona 5 has been completed after 100 hours and I definitely have some issues here and there but it's clearly a fantastic game. I might write a little more in the Persona 5 topic.

  • I just finished Max Payne 3 earlier this week. It's a fun game, but there are way too many unskippable cutscenes. That and playing on harder modes is a bitch. I'm done with it right now and I'm going to go back and play some other games.

    I completed Dragon Ball fighterz story mode weeks ago. It was fun seeing the characters interact with each other, but the enemies are way too passive and repetitive. After completing the story mode, I never want to do it again.

  • Haven't been very well today, so had quite a bit of gaming time, just playing some old stuff.

    I've beaten Super Mario Bros from Mario All Stars and versions of Metal Slug 3, Altered Beast and Alex Kidd in Miracle World on the PS3.

  • @sheria oooh some nice classics!! Hope you feel better :D

  • It took me nearly 6 months on the dot, but I've finally finished Persona 5!! About 6 months faster than it took me to beat P4:G.

    It was such a damn long game that I was getting a bit tuckered out near the end, especially how the final three dungeons are all back to back, but once those final few cutscenes started going, I was getting emotional about the whole journey and how I didn't want to separate from my friends.

    I don't think I have another game this long in me for quite some time. Games like this don't fit into my schedule.

  • Finished replays of Monkey Island SE and Golden Axe

  • Banjo-Kazooie (XBO):
    I've played a bit of it on the N64 years ago but now I've finished it for the first time.
    I was really in the mood to play another collectaton platformer and Banjo more than satisfied me. I thought it was fantastic.

    Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA):
    A pretty great game on its own but as a remake to the original Metroid it is a disappointment. The best thing about the original Metroid was how open ended it is. In Zero Mission they've placed a lot more barriars in your way to make the game more linear and less difficult to get lost.

    Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4):
    One of the best shoots I played that came out in recent years. I thought the pacing was a bit off though, I didn't think stealth fit the game very well. I quite liked the story. I especially loved the setting and art design.

    Crash Bandicoot: Warped remake (PS4):
    It has been interesting playing through the N. Sane trilogy. Though I always considered Crash 2 to be the best in the trilogy 3 was never far behind. But now I feel the gap between 2 and 3 is bigger. Crash 2 was better than I remember and 3 was worse.
    In Crash 3 all the levels that are not platforming levels are terrible and there are so many of them. The platforming levels are still great though but they are significantly easier than in Crash 1 and 2.
    My opinion on the remake: the visuals look amazing, the remixed soundtrack isn't all the good, the controls are a bit weird but not as bad as in Crash 1 and there aren't as many "quality of life" changes made than in Crash 1 and 2 because it was not needed.

  • Mass Effect 2 - just a couple of hours ago. My favourite part must've been playing as Joker, it was a hoot! The game was a blast. Left everything done before the last mission. Went for it obviously overpowered, but still had fun. ME 3 , here I come!

  • Final Fantasy IX

    lvl 80, most powerful weapons, but not the ultimate weapons, so much grinding, so Necron wreck the hell out of me... and at the last moment, with Steiner with1 HP and the last turn with trance i tap Climhazzard... i yelled so hard, it felt so good...

    Most intense moment i have ever being in the last few years...

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