The E3 Huber Syndrome was so effing good I hope it becomes a tradition.
I tend to buy most systems the moment there was a game on it I NEEDED to play, and then dig into back catalogue from there.
PS1 - Final Fantasy VIII (Yup, started with that one then went back)
N64 - Pokemon Stadium
PS2 - Final Fantasy X
Xbox - Halo
Gamecube - (wasn't a particular game)
PS3 - Metal Gear Solid 4
Xbox 360 - Tales of Vesperia
Wii - Wii Sports
PS4 - Infamous Second Son (was the launch window title I wanted)
@marcel Solid plan man - you're in for a BLAST.
Persona 4 Golden is like the Easy Allies of JRPGs (all about fun, friendship and good vibes with the backdrop of a murder - looking at you Defy Media haha).
I don't want to hype it too much for you dude, just go in fresh and note that the first 5ish hours are all about context and setting the tone (it really gets into gear after that).
If you really only want to play 5 (because damn, it looks amazing), you can absolutely start there. 3 and 4 are neat though if you have the time!
Oh yeah, right, totally forgot to mention that Persona is pretty much like Final Fantasy. You don't need to play the previous games in the main line series to get the more recent entries.
"Modern" Persona - ie, after they added social links - started with 3.
If you think you have it in you to finish 3 and 4 before February 14th (I wouldn't try tbh, since you could burn out), then I would start with 3 since the gameplay improvements made with 4 could make it hard to go back.
If you don't have time for multiple 90+hour RPGs, just play Persona 4 (Golden if possible).
(Note, later, when you DO have the time, 3 is definitely worth going back to , 4 Golden is my personal favourite, and earlier Persona games are still good but very very different)
You mentioned it, but yeah, FFXV kinda has a dark cloud over it for now, but hopefully that passes come release.
I didn't think I'd be interested in the new God of War, but that impressed me like all hell.
Biggest surprise though? Infinite Warfare. I was fully expecting to be totally disinterested in that game, but that demo looked DOPE.
looks at other replies Haha, wow, yeah Mass Effect was the first thing to come to mind too.
I wonder how similar all of us Easy Allies fans are? Our tastes seem to converge around so many things.
As a runner up, I think I wouldn't mind Inaba (Persona 4).
Note: I wouldn't pick anything in a fantasy universe since the quality of life is certainly not guaranteed (eg dental care man!)
@Stormcrownn Haha, they were so shattered after the week. MAN the Allies went the extra mile of us - so happy they're in the business.
But yeah, MS made some serious waves with their platform announcements. They're changing what consoles can be in (probably) a good way - the move towards Xbox being essentially an affordable mid-tier gaming PC is a big deal.
We need Xbox to stay competitive and keep making interesting moves like this so the business stays healthy. I love what Sony's doing right now, but if MS and Nintendo ever do crash and they were left as the last console maker standing, I'd be scared for our future.
Haha, your time for gaming definitely deminishes, but honestly? Gaming finds a way man.
I literally saved up leave so I could take E3 off, and this week has been a BLAST.
Life goes on, new challenges arise, but as long as you make sure to always leave some time in your day aside for the things you really love, you'll be golden. (I even gamed like 1-2 hours a day through like half of basic training when I joined the military haha)
I got pretty sad during Uncharted 4, The Last of Us and Persona 4's ending, but didn't cry.
The only games that have made me straight up cry were To The Moon and some of the last moments you spend with particular characters in Mass Effect 3. (I can't remember which I played more recently)
Of those, ME3 is kindof really down to your connection with the universe and characters, but MAN - I don't know anyone who hasn't been effected by To The Moon. Must play if you care for stories in video games (very light on mechanics, but SUCH a good game).
Wow, you definitely caught some things I didn't. Nice.
So excited for this game. Preordered the Take Your Heart edition from Amazon US, international shipping be damned.
If it comes out day & date here in Australia, I'll buy it digitally too so I don't have to find the disk when booting it back up and playing it through again.
I guess I'm not supposed to say this, but I always use ad blocker everywhere. I pay for sites I can pay for like youtube, eza, and siftd. I would much rather a subscription or donation based internet than be bombarded with bullshit ads. A lot of sites now offer some sort of "pro" plan you can pay for which removes ads that they advertise in their ad slots, so I sign up for those. I think ads are only going to get more and more devalued over time, and I want to support alternate systems.
Yup, my thoughts exactly.
I ad block everywhere and just pay subscriptions to the sites I care about (atm just here, Giant Bomb and some hardware sites). Very few sites are in that middle ground for me where I disable ad block but don't pay sub fees.
For me, it's a fight in a game I only somewhat liked, haha.
The freaking Jet Bahamat (final battle) in Final Fantasy XIII-2, wasn't the hardest boss fight ever, but it was a STRUGGLE. Normally I get max everything in RPGs, but I was kindof over FFXIII-2 by the end, so I went into this fight quite underlevelled and ungeared, and MAN I was not expecting it to be a serious fight.
This fight took me 3 tries, the last of which took THIRTY MINUTES, to wear it down - but at all times, it was constantly on-edge, because if I played poorly, I would be totally instagibbed. I had to be ON. POINT. with switching paradigms the whole time, and it was insane when GigaFlare ticked down.
Man, that fight was awesome - I actually thuroughly enjoyed it and I wish there were more bosses in FF games which require real skill to beat (though in this case, I kindof did it to myself by going in underlevelled).
Name - Vin
Located - Sydney, Australia (currently in Canberra)
For a living I - am an Armament Engineer
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Reading / Audio Books. Every moment I spend not gaming/learning about games and hardware, I'm reading.
Gaming Historical facts - I've owned most game platforms and handhelds since the PSX (skipped the WII U and Xbox One), and I've always had a decent gaming PC. I love all kinds of games. Achievements? Well, I'm not a completionist, or particularly skilled, but I'm definitely a power gamer. I've beaten almost every RPG I've ever played with the absolute highest gear, magic, etc possible (All final weapons in FF? check, most powerful demons/personas in SMT games? check, All legendary Pokemon? Check. etc :smile:)
Firm believer that - Gaming is capable of more than any other medium, and noone should put boundaries on what games can be (gaming doesn't have to be all about gameplay, or graphics, or whatever, games can be anything). People who say a "walking simulator" isn't a game, for example, make me both angry and sad.
Champion of - Justice. (I'm not that great at games TBH, but I find ways to beat most games on the highest difficulty by finding strong builds etc - so I guess you can say I'm a good optimiser?)
PSN - vnel (GOD, when will they let us change these?)
Stream - selfconfessedcynic
XBL - Don't own an Xbox anymore :frowning2:
Twitch - selfconfessedcynic
Persona 4 Golden - every time I play it, it feels like meeting my real life best friends and going through my best years of High School all over again. Excellent writing, music and VO. God tier. The Golden edition has the best iteration of the fusing/collecting/customising of personas (or similar) ever.
The Last of Us - IMO the best execution of a narrative in a game, and I loved the harsh, realistic tilt on action gameplay.
Mass Effect 2 - Amazing characters, much improved gameplay, fantastic universe building, memorable music, MAN, ME2 had the works.
God of War and Persona 5
I'd preorder the former if they'd let me and I've already got a "Take your heart" premium edition preorder going.
Note: I generally don't preorder games (I almost always wait for reviews), so it's rare for me to be so sold on games. I preorder maybe 1 game a year, RARELY 2.