[Official] What are you playing?



  • Yakuza 0
    Decided to not further pursue the Bed of Styx ranking for now after realizing that Endless Rout is not worth it, got the trophy for 30 fights in it though. Also got the trophy for 10 wins in the LCC. Made quite the story progress and I'm now at the beginning of chapter 15.



  • I caved yesterday. I told myself aside from Persona 5, I wouldn't purchase any full price games this year but when I woke up yesterday, I knew what I needed in my life... Yakuza 0.

    This is my first foray into this series and great beef bowls, I'm loving it so far. The main thing I'm digging right now is the pacing - so far there has been a perfect balance of player interaction and story. The pace of the tone has been excellent as well - real heavy opening scene, let's sing some karaoke right after. The tension between some of these characters is absolutely overwhelming and I can't praise the acting enough. I'm also not one to revel in graphics normally, but this thing is a beauty.

    If I had complaints to give, I'd say the world relies real heavily on invisible walls which can be a little jarring at times. I'm playing on Hard and didn't stock up on healing items for the first boss, so that one took me several agonizing tries to defeat but... it did give me more time to practice combat.

    I also picked up a real cheap PC recently so I decided to hop into Pokemon TCG Online. Their progression system feels real similar to Hearthstone to me in how additional packs and decks (or classes in HS) are dished out and I honestly hate the art style - but ugh, I've had some great matches so far. Maybe I haven't played enough matches online yet to experience it, but the amount of decks built around a meta feels non-existent in comparison to Hearthstone.



  • Yakuza 0
    Played through chapter 15 and am now in the middle of chapter 16.



  • Finally opened up Nioh and finished the tutorial level and first boss. It's amazing how familiar it feels even though I did not play the betas. I guess Souls has prepared me somewhat. Just that small snippet seems wonderful (complimented by a slick frame rate), so I'm looking forward to playing more once I finish up Xenoblade Chronicles, which should be really soon.

    Just "defeated" Egil in the Mechonis Core. So many twists in this game. It's cool to see that Ben has just started a first playthrough



  • Enraptured with Nioh!



  • I started Yakuza 0 on chapter 2 last night, I finished my 5 hour session... still on chapter 2.

    When I heard the series had mini-games, I was dismissive. I've played those in GTA, no big deal. No, these aren't throwaway games. Not only are they top quality and fun by themselves, you end up meeting new characters and getting new quests for doing well in them. WHAT MADNESS IS THIS? I'm ridiculously addicted to Pocket Circuit, spent a long time playing drunken darts (and winning big), and even the dance mini-game being my least favorite is still fun and unique.

    Walk into a random bar with no map marker telling me to do so, become embroiled in an underground gun trade. Things like this feel so natural and give a sense of discovery, unlike what we're used to with most open-world games - map markers telling you exactly what activity you'll be doing at any given area. There's map markers here of course, but there's still mysteries to be found in alleys that amount to more than "collect 300 of this item".

    It feels great to just hop into a long running series without experiencing the previous installments and just loving every second. I know there's hype for this franchise in this community and I finally get it. Budding Yakuza fan here, I just hope the other entries in the series let me race RC cars.



  • Yakuza 0
    Final Chapter, did Kiryu's last substory but I have no idea how to do Majima's really.
    Used a guide for the few missing phone cards and befriended both money loaners, completed the Adventure and Business completion lists. I don't think I will platinum this game as it requires me a 100% completion, and that requires me to git gud in Shogi and Mahjong, and that is not going to happen, lol.
    Should finish the story tomorrow.



  • If we were to do the top video game characters list i would easily put Estelle in my top 10. Shes such a joy



  • @FF7Cloud Now you see why I tell people not to overlook the Trails in the Sky games? haha



  • @Minamik You guys are definitively making it hard, I still have to go through ToCS 2, but I'm seeing if I can squeeze Trails in the Sky somewhere down the line.



  • Yakuza 0
    Beat the game! I am now a fan of the series and can't wait for Kiwami. Platinum though, not gonna happen.
    Kinda pissed that the Enemy Finder for Kiryu is a missable item, how am I supposed to know? Oh well I spent over 100 hours with this game.
    Next up TitS.



  • @bard91 Tellin' ya. Story and characters are way better in Sky than Cold Steel.



  • @Musou-Tensei Cant wait to see what you think of it especially a certain bard



  • Starting Horizon today.



  • Trails in the Sky FC
    Only just started, finished the 1st mission and went back to the area to level to Lv.5
    I'm a bit bothered that the map doesn't show NPCs in this one, now I will get paranoid that I miss something.



  • Darkest Dungeon came roaring into my life yesterday and consumed most of my night. I stayed up til 3 AM with a "just one more run" mentality, leaving me with only a few hours of sleep. Even at work, I thought way too much about Darkest Dungeon. And that narrator... So glorious.



  • TitS FC
    Finished the Prologue and doing some side quests now.

    Question: The Carnelia books, are they the same as in ToCS?



  • @Musou-Tensei TitS

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  • @Musou-Tensei Yeah, that's why they were called reprints in ToCS.



  • @Minamik I see, then I don't need to read that again, thanks.

    @bard91 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)