Cold Steel 3 delayed a while, apparently to pull it out of the crowded September time slot which makes a lot of sense, and gives me plenty of time to catch up on Zero and Ao so I can't say I'm even slightly sad.
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RE: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of/in thread
RE: What is or has been your favourite gaming system?
I think it has to be a toss up between PS2 and PS4 in large part because those have been the main consoles at times I've gamed the most, in high school and now, also on the previous gen it was previously spread across 360 and PS3 to go with one over the other.
An unfair advantage for the PS2 was also that most of my SNES gaming was actually in the PS2 with a bootleg collection of 500 SNES and older games.
RE: What are your Top 25 games Ever?
I throw in a top 10 jus because it is easy right now, and I don't feel like thinking beyond that right now.
- Persona 5
- Persona 4
- Persona 3
- Papers Please
- The Witcher 3
- Suikoden V
- Trails of Cold Steel
- Victoria 2
Among the other 15 a few that would be in there for sure would be DA Origins, Undertale, SMB3, Paper Mario Thousand Year Door, Trails in the Sky SC
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of/in thread
Since this is a subject that is brought up ocassionally in various parts, and taking advantage of the interview Ben had with the president of Falcom, I think it would be good to create a thread to talk about the upcoming Trails of Cold Steel 3, but since this series of games are tied to an already existing series I think it would be good to have simply a general thread.
Since this is not a widely known series and there are plenty of games in it I think it would be good to list them and clarify what platforms they are available on.
Trails in the Sky First Chapter (PSP, PC) (Vita only in Japanase)
Trails in the Sky Second Chapter (PC) (PSP and Vita only in Japanese)
Trails in the Sky The Third (PC) (PSP and Vita only in Japanee)
Zero no Kiseki (PC, PSP and Vita only in Japanese) (fan translated)
Ao no Kiseki (PSP, Vita in Japanese, PC in Chinese) (fan translated)
Trails of Cold Steel (Vita, PS3, PS4 and PC)
Trails of Cold Steel 2 (Vita, PS3, PS4 and PC)
Trails of Cold Steel 3 (PS4 coming out in english in September)
Trails of Cold Steel 4 (PS4 only in Japanese, likely 2020 in English)
As you may see that is a lot of games, and in various platforms to boot, now the big question, do you need to play all of the previous games before playing the new ones? Depending on who you ask you'll get an absolute yes, to just a recommendation, I personally think it is only recommended, I'll expand on this.
The story of these games are connected and the characters and events of previous games are referenced in the later ones, however at least in the ones released so far it is not something that gets in the way of enjoying the games, people say that in Cold Steel 3 this is not as true, but both NISA and Falcom have said that it can be played first and it contains infromation for people to not be lost.
If you play all the games you'll get a richer experience, and most importantly you'll play great games. Many people, including myself started with Cold Steel and went back, and I've loved the whole experience out of order and to anyone intimidated by the prospect of all of this JRPGs I would recommend simply trying Cold Steel and seeing how you like them.
I do not pretend these games are for everyone, the opposite actually, and I would say you need to have a tolerance for the following.
Slow starts and build ups
Pretty basic visuals and presentation
Turn based combat (lots of it)
Lots of exposition, excessive at times
Basically being able to tolerate a JRPG ass JRPG, if this is something you don't mind, you are likely to enjoy what I would consider one of the best modern jrpg franchises with 7 games readily available to play (soon 8).
So yeah feel free to share any news or comment on anything related to the series, I'm currently playing the fan translation of Zero and looking forward a lot to the release of Cold Steel 3, I think the series while not having broad appeal does have qualities that a lot of people would enjoy and maybe have never really heard or tried it so feel free to ask about it as well.
Best places to start with the series
Trails in the Sky FC (The ideal place and a potato with a led display can probably play this and it is pretty cheap on GoG)
Trails of Cold Steel (Latest arc all available on PS4)
RE: [Official] What are you playing?
@ff7cloud You can buy zero from japanese websites for PC and Ao from chinese ones, but I've heard the PC version of Ao has malware.
Easiest thing would be to download the prepatched versions whcih already come with the fan translation, I can send you the links if you are interested, I bought the vita physical games simply to have them and that is more than enough for myself to justify using the pirated pc version (which I honestly wouldn't care anyhow)
RE: Completed Games of 2019
This is mine updated until now, with the highlight for sure being the TitS trilogy
CoD 4 Moder Warfare
Alice Madness Returns
Plague Tale Innocence
Mark of The Ninja
Trails in the Sky FC
Trails in the Sky SC
Trails in the Sky the Third
RE: Tackle the backlog - 12 in 12 2019
Mark of the Ninja 9/10
I think it was great, overall fantastic design and it managed to keep things interesting from beginning to end, and just the right amount of challenge as well, I'm not gonna jump back to get all the challenges but I can see that being something very attractive for completionist, very easy to recommend the game
With that I'm 7 down at the beginnning of July and probably about half way through Lisa which I'm finding pretty meh but I'll try to keep at it.
West of Loathing6/10 DNF
Alice Madness Returns6/10
D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die
Mark of the Ninja9/10
Trails in the Sky9/10
The Silver Case
RE: A Plague Tale: Innocence
Just beat the game, and I'm overall very pleased with it, there are some clear shortcomings that it has, but overall I think the game did what they meant very well and it doesn't drag at all which was one of my main concerns, hoping we can see more like and I'll keep an eye on Asobo Studio moving forward.