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Re: CF-WRUP IV: play stuff, talk about it.

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:31 pm
by Delthazar
Oh jeez the Diner Dash minigame from Vesperia is still here. I wonder if it's just as ridiculous.

I appreciate the minigames I've seen so far all apparently rewarding the same pool of items with the same bonus currency, so if I end up hating some of 'em I can just stick to whatever doesn't drive me nuts. 'course now that I've said that I fully expect to the next diversion I come across to break the pattern.

Re: CF-WRUP IV: play stuff, talk about it.

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:50 am
by Bier_Engel
Oh yeah, the Tales Coins. You can even find those lying around in those little shiny spots, though generally not more than 10 at a time, so that's not the best way to get them. I'm not a mini-game person myself, so I can't even remember which one I hate the least right now. But, generally, do each one once for a first-time prize.

Re: CF-WRUP IV: play stuff, talk about it.

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:57 pm
by Bier_Engel
Fair warning, because it's bugging the shit out of me: There are some noticeable typos in the skits sometimes, and worse yet, sometimes the words being spoken are clearly different than the text on the screen. Not "oh, they must have edited it later" type of differences, but words that sound similar but mean completely different things (often, the written text doesn't even make sense). It's like they recorded the voices and had someone not fluent in English try to transcribe it later. It bothered me earlier in the game, but towards the end when you finish up side quests, the mistakes become much more numerous and noticeable. I wonder if they were rushed and no one had time to edit.

Another thing that happened occasionally early on that I'm noticing more of now is that sometimes the voices will get cut off in a cut scene abruptly without me pressing any sort of button to skip. Again, happening more towards the end. Quality control, guys!

Re: CF-WRUP IV: play stuff, talk about it.

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:07 pm
by Delthazar
I feel like occasional dissonance between subtitles and the attached voice work has become more common over the last several years, even in huge budget AAA games. Best guess: a slightly different version of the script than what the VA records on sometimes ends up getting transcribed as subtitles, or last-second rewrites or even adlibs by the actors sometimes sneak into recording which aren't always noted for transcription purposes.

The skits are so much better in Berseria than what I remember them looking like in Vesperia. It's one of those weird Tales things which I'm glad has evolved a lot, even if they maybe still have a ways to go.

Re: CF-WRUP IV: play stuff, talk about it.

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:22 pm
by Falcon Critical
Discrepancy between audio and subtitles bothers a lot. I normally play and watch things without subtitles though, so it's the rare occasion where it gets me.

Re: CF-WRUP IV: play stuff, talk about it.

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:11 am
by Bier_Engel
Delthazar wrote:Best guess: a slightly different version of the script than what the VA records on sometimes ends up getting transcribed as subtitles, or last-second rewrites or even adlibs by the actors sometimes sneak into recording which aren't always noted for transcription purposes.
Nah, that's not it. You'll know once you get there. It's completely off-script and they use words that *sound* like the spoken words, but don't match at all and make no sense in the context/written sentence. Mostly happens to Magilou, so whoever did it just can't understand her voice or something.

Some examples here and here.

Actually, I like the one person's theory that they ran the voices through a voice-to-text program. The "gruesome/goose I'll" one really through me for a loop last night.

And Falc, I don't think skit subs can be turned off in this game, but I haven't tried either since I usually like them.

Re: CF-WRUP IV: play stuff, talk about it.

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:34 pm
by Bier_Engel
In the final dungeon but day drinking happened all day cuz MERICA so I'm super lost and just stopped at a random save point. Can I just mention that I hate warps?

Re: CF-WRUP IV: play stuff, talk about it.

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:39 pm
by Delthazar
While I don't mind Magilou at all, Bienfu can geeeeeet fuuuuuuuuuucked.

Re: CF-WRUP IV: play stuff, talk about it.

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:20 pm
by True Perception
Damn! Got one of the bad endings in BtS.

And, adding on the Bonus episode on PS4 is ridiculously obtuse! I had no idea that button was even a thing, let alone would I have guessed you needed to check a list of add-ons to get the episode. What is this; Steam?

Re: CF-WRUP IV: play stuff, talk about it.

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:41 pm
by Bier_Engel
Delthazar wrote:While I don't mind Magilou at all, Bienfu can geeeeeet fuuuuuuuuuucked.
Ugh, yeah. Doesn't get any better, sorry to say.

Re: CF-WRUP V: Good play. Nice talk.

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:08 pm
by cybersix
Been playing Divinity: Original Sin II. Old school computer RPG with local multiplayer, some occasionally amusing dialogue, and a somewhat non-linear story. Pretty damn good.

Re: CF-WRUP V: Good play. Nice talk.

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:17 pm
by Delthazar
I've been thinking about giving that a shot someday. Ditto with Pillars of Eternity, Wasteland 2, etc. That kinda-sorta revival of old-style hardcore-ish isometric CRPGs. Don't think I've played anything like that since Fallout 2 unless you count Shadowrun Returns and its sequels.

Seems like the upcoming adaption of Pathfinder Kingmaker will count as that.

Re: CF-WRUP V: Good play. Nice talk.

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:38 pm
by Falcon Critical
I ran into the same problem with Divinity OS2 that I did the first one, I just run out of steam playing it. I still get like 20 hours out of it so totally worth the money and I love the combat system but I don't know why I just tire of it so easily.

Pillars and Tyranny I had the same thing but a lot faster, I just bounced off them after like 10 hours. I don't know why Shadowrun holds my interest so much more, but I keep talking myself into replaying Shadowrun games and can't stick out these others.

Re: CF-WRUP V: Good play. Nice talk.

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:51 pm
by HunterF
I really need to finish Pillars I and start Pillars II. I'm basically at the last quest for Pillars I, and II looks really swank.