CF-WRUP V: Good play. Nice talk.

I'm ready go tonight. There's a party, alright. We don't need the raisin for joy, oh yeah. Tick down to midnight.
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Post by Delthazar » 2 weeks ago

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Came across this video today. The actress for Jesse Faden in Control takes you on a tour of the Remedy offices as her character.

ugh, I have to find an acceptable way to play Control. or like... wait until I upgrade, I guess... whenever that happens.

(someone give me a new video card okay)

also I guess we're both riding the Neo Cab train. cab. whatever. I got the Switch version though, which is just kinda what I do now. If there's a Switch version of anything that's probably the version I'm getting. As it happens, Bastion and Transistor are both on sale on Switch for basically nothing. Got both on Steam for years. Not sure I care, might rebuy 'em both on Switch and actually finish 'em both there.

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Post by Falcon Critical » 2 weeks ago

Had Neo Cab crash on me during the second night/shift, will be a good test of how often it saves. I'm having fun though, some very entertaining passengers.

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Post by Delthazar » 2 weeks ago

Played a bunch of Untitled Goose Game last night with C6. That's how you should consume the Goose, I think: either with a friend or on a stream, 'cause having a buddy or a chat around to help soundboard the stealthy-puzzly stuff is super helpful and a lot of fun, and it's neat seeing all the bits one person might hit a wall on but another sees the solutions for immediately. And the stuff neither person can solve. :pac

So it's maybe a better party game than you might expect. I dunno where it'll place on my GOTY list - christ, it's already about that time, isn't it - 'cause it's just so weirdly specific, but it earns its zeitgeist, I'd say.

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Post by Bier_Engel » 2 weeks ago

I love the memes of that game but since I already watched the Vinesauce video and know how it ends, I'm not inclined to buy it. Unless it's *really* so much more fun to play than just watch.

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Post by cybersix » 2 weeks ago

I'll probably end up picking it up, because fuck that gardener.

I agree it makes for a pretty good party game. At the very least, it's great to have someone share your goose antics with. I imagine it plays better than just watching it, but I knew nothing about it until Sunday!

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Post by Falcon Critical » 2 weeks ago

Next game on my list is Indivisible. I always liked Skullgirls style, but the tech-heavy fighting game genre kept me away. Having that art direction in a Valkyrie Profile style RPG? Hell yeah! Have been watching this one for some time, real excited that I get to jump in finally!

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Post by Delthazar » 2 weeks ago

Indivisible looks fantastic, plus there's a Switch version on the way, so I'll probably play it this year unless that port gets delayed. Love how it looks, dig what I hear about its sense of humour, and yeah, seeing the Valkyrie Profile combat system again after all these years is a hoot.
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I imagine it plays better than just watching it, but I knew nothing about it until Sunday!
Now that yer on twitter you'll know about future geese games a minimum of six months ahead of time, not to mention all the memes, and even crossover memes. There's a lot of Untitled Goose Game/Fire Emblem Three Houses art out there.

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Post by Bier_Engel » 1 week ago

Needed a break from 3H and started Tokyo Xanadu+. I immediately noticed the similarities in the graphics and font to the Trails of Cold Steel series (music is similar, too). Kept playing and... Towa is my teacher!? Okay, I knew it was more than just a graphical engine coincidence after that. And then I got to the book store and saw actual Trails of Cold Steel references. Pretty neat. Didn't know any of that going in. Also appreciating the funny item descriptions.

But now I feel guilty for not finishing ToCS2 and I think I should go back before continuing.

That said, battle system is way different, but I'm liking it. I also loved the first boss theme but can't find it on Youtube (I can find the fight, just not the song by itself). Great music so far.

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Post by DHerder222 » 1 week ago

It does have good music. Some of it is just serviceable but some tracks really stayed with me after I finished.

The combat is, I'd say, standard. You can min/max it if you really want but I didn't find much desire to. And for the most part I was a bit disappointed by the dungeons and monster designs. Nothing too memorable. But I appreciated that combat wasn't ultimately a huge part of the game.

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Post by Nei is bae » 1 week ago

So, in DQ11, there's a quest where you have to lead a gay pride parade, and it's pretty great.



And yes, you do get to keep the outfit. Look out, evil, here I come, and I'm faaaaaaaaabulous!

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Post by Bier_Engel » 1 week ago

While that's a cool scene, it reminded me of why I didn't get into Dragon Quest... it just moves too slowly for my tastes.

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Bier_Engel wrote:
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While that's a cool scene, it reminded me of why I didn't get into Dragon Quest... it just moves too slowly for my tastes.
This quest was actually annoyingly slower than most of the game. You have a sprint option that's damn fast and you get a horse early on so travel is pretty fast, and there's now a customizable auto option for combat that really speeds things up.

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cybersix wrote:
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goose antics

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Post by Delthazar » 2 days ago

Trying to burn through my backlog a little 'cause goddamnit October is rapidly coming to an end already, before we know it we'll be balls-deep in GOTY chat, so, let's mosey.

Wolfenstein Youngblood: I put a couple hours into this last night, which according to the stats page was enough to hit almost 30% story completion? But I also unlocked the main hub which has a bunch of sidequest stuff so I guess that's where the meat of the length/replay probably comes from. That's fine - I like short games, I have other stuff to do, at least in theory.

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Anyway, having not played the previous new-continuity Wolfensteins yet, starting with this one is certainly An Odd Choice considering it retains that continuity while also dramatically shifting its protagonists and setting. I got little or no context for returning characters, references, or story beats. I'm not sure it matters much though; the Sisters Blazkowicz are super fun and charming and pretty much carrying the whole thing by themselves. Their banter is almost... Third Street Saints adjacent sometimes, which is working for me far better than I ever would've expected. Even if Youngblood doesn't crack my top ten or drops the ball in other ways, Jess & Soph will probably still appear in a Best New Characters category, and their first kill might be a Best Moment.

The 80s-ness of Youngblood also feels much more natural here than it has been elsewhere lately with plenty of other games running all that stuff into the ground ever since... Hotline Miami and Far Cry Blood Dragon, probably. The nostalgia play here comes across as way more interesting, thought-out, and purposeful, given the alternate universe take on it definitely required more than a little worldbuilding - it's closer to Fallout's retro-future in terms of effort, actually. They didn't just drown everything in a neon colour palette and a vapourwave soundtrack and call it day.

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The game does keep throwing video memory warnings at me despite running at a very pretty near-constant 1080/60FPS with no signs of stability issues or crazy spinning fans, so that's odd. Moment-to-moment shooting and traversal is fine or better-than-fine but I don't particularly enjoy how the menus function with keyboard/mouse. (Quick note: my mouse is kinda busted and my keyboard is trash, so there we go.) Playing a co-op game solo also means the Army Of Two/Kain & Lynch/50 Cent Blood On The Sand two-player hooks often feel pretty goofy. As it would even if I were playing co-op, maybe.

I'll probably finish it, I'll probably continue to enjoy it, but I doubt I'll get too involved in the side material or think about it too much after I'm done, aside from the sisters themselves. A good choice for an honourable mention.

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Wargroove
Sumatra: Fate of Yandi*
Atma
Blast Zone!
Geneshift
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missed messages
Mushroom Cats
Plasticity
Kind Words*
Crying Suns
Neo Cab


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