[Official] What are you playing?



  • @e_zed_eh_intern said in [Official] What are you playing?:

    @ezekiel I don't get it...

    Sure you do. There's nothing to really get. Sony makes boring games. Games that are too expensive for their own good, overly obsessed with following what's popular, looking realistic and imitating cinema. Spider-Man, so far, is any open world game, with the typical scripted missions, and the combat system is a shameless Arkham ripoff. You even beat shielded enemies the same way. I prefer the Arkham games. They weren't great, but at least they tried their own thing. I'll stick with PC and maybe Nintendo going forward. I'm glad I moved more towards watching movies and TV shows in my spare time with where gaming is now.



  • I've been in one of those ruts where I didn't feel like playing anything lately (had some racing game I can't even be bothered to look up the name of but it was purely a "zone out while podcasts play" type of thing.) Finally decided the other day "nah screw that" and dug out the ol' standby, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. Still the best, just finished cleaning up missions with Darth Maul (because it's 2001 and he's relevant I guess) but I dunno if I can be bothered doing a final sweep for all the stat points and decks. Will probably just switch over to whoever else I feel like running through it as next.



  • I'm jumping between two at the moment: Carrier on the Dreamcast and Pac Man World 3 on the Gamecube. I've never beaten the latter.



  • Tried the Samurai Shodown trial demo. I never played any of the Shodown games before, and I have to say I really like the gameplay style of this one. High damage attacks are plentiful, and it's so easy to deal (and lose) more than half of the health bar in an instant, which I love. It makes the fighting feel more deliberate, like actual samurai duels. Combos are not prevalent at all, which I kinda prefer. The game looks great too, especially the visual effects of slashing and the gore. Now I really want to pre order this since it includes the season pass for free, but I don't know if that applies to my region too.



  • Trails in the sky : the 3RD in Chapter 5 love how this games builds the world and sets all the story threads for Crossbell and Cold Steel.



  • @ff7cloud Currently in the end of the sixth chapter, the door of Olivert's story was one of the single most hype moments I've had in games in a good while.



  • @bard91 His and Muellers? yea i got pretty hyped too



  • I just came here to say I finally beat Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon, but people actually talking about Trails the 3rd is way more hype, lol.



  • @ff7cloud Still bugs me to no end that people think nothing of going straight from Cold Steel 2 to 3 without caring about the Crossbell arc.

    But...I've been saying that about people doing Cold Steel before Sky anyways, so what do I know?



  • @minamik i played Cold steel first and kinda wish i waited now



  • Right? I keep telling people they're getting spoiled without even realizing it, especially regarding one character in particular.



  • @minamik a certain debaucherous person



  • I dare someone to like Rean more than Estelle. :p



  • @minamik said in [Official] What are you playing?:

    @ff7cloud Still bugs me to no end that people think nothing of going straight from Cold Steel 2 to 3 without caring about the Crossbell arc.

    There's quite a good reason for that though. I'm sure they do care, I know I do, but if they aren't going to release them officially in English then I don't see the skip as much of a big deal.



  • I'm currently half way through The World is not Enough on the N64. While not quite up to Rare's masterpiece, I always felt this game was still up there yet severely overlooked in comparison.



  • @minamik I mean it is just a huge ask, if I had not played Cold Steel and loved it I would just have passed on the series as a whole, thanks to CS I was invested enough that I eventually went into Sky. Besides the fact that they have different names makes so it is not immediately obvious that the games are of the same series unless people actually look into it, which I've seen it happen.

    And while Cold Steel 1 is still my favorite one, Estelle is clearly the best protag.

    With all that said I just started Zero yesterday with the fan translation and I'm hoping I finish both before CS3 is out.



  • @bard91 said in [Official] What are you playing?

    With all that said I just started Zero yesterday with the fan translation and I'm hoping I finish both before CS3 is out.

    Where can I purchase Zero translated?



  • @sheria translated nowhere, I bought a physical copy for Vita when I was in Japan and was given a link for the PC version with prepatched english translation, I can send you those links if you are interested, but from what I've seen of your posts in the past, I think you may not like the idea.

    Otherwise I think you have to buy it from a japanese site, and apply the patch yourself, from what I understood it is more complicated with Azure since the only PC version that exists is in Chinese.

    This reddit post is probably the best resource for all of this.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Falcom/comments/7jee3m/how_to_legally_buy_zero_no_kiseki_trails_to_zero/



  • @bard91 said in [Official] What are you playing?:

    @sheria translated nowhere, I bought a physical copy for Vita when I was in Japan and was given a link for the PC version with prepatched english translation, I can send you those links if you are interested, but from what I've seen of your posts in the past, I think you may not like the idea.

    I'd be happy with buying the Vita games for my collection and then playing the patched versions elsewhere. I was already poised on getting the physical copies as it was.

    How is the translation though? I look at how long and hard they spent properly translating TitS SC and that was a game with intent to sell. Is a fan translation actually good enough here? These games have enough text to create a novel.



  • @sheria ok, I'll look for the links later and send them to you, I had no qualm with it either since I did what I could to pay for them and I'm just playing them elsewhere.

    I haven't played them a lot yet, but from what I've heard Ao is a pretty decent translation wise while Zero is a little more rough, particularly when it comes to NPC dialogue, the story itself can be followed without issue.

    From what I've seen I think the translation looks pretty good (Just about an hour into the game), and most people agree it is at least serviceable for Zero while Ao is perfectly fine.

    If you are not in a rush you may also be interested in waiting for the geofront project, they are reworking Zero translation and they hoped to have it release sometime this summer, but it sems like they may not be able to meet that goal, it is a fan project after all, but it seems they essentially want to really up the quality of the translation.

    https://geofront.esterior.net