CF-WRUP V: Good play. Nice talk.

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Post by Bier_Engel » 1 week ago

I got the demo for Octopath Traveler and it seems cool but I didn't play long because I'm kind of already in the bag (we checked out a new brewery once Mike got off work, and kept going). Started with Therion's route; I like him.

Also Tetris 99 is a trip. Usually I can get within the top 50, and once I made it to 7th place, but a few times I was one of the first 9 people gone because like 5 people attacked me at once. Ain't no comin' back from that, even if you're on the bottom rows still. It seems luck based mostly, depending on how many people attack you.

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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

7th is extremely good considering how fast it gets. I think my best place so far was like, 24th, and I probably average in the 50s if I'm lucky. It's definitely streaky, sometimes I'll get knocked out inside a minute several times in a row, sometimes I'll have a bunch of matches that go pretty deep. That's battle royale, for sure.

I wonder if the sorta folks who can place in the top ten or top five consistently, or ever outright win, are also the sorta folks who've been playing Tetris for 30+ years.

(For a totally different kind of trip, consider Tetris Effect on PS4 next time it goes on sale.)

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Post by DHerder222 » 1 week ago

Started with Therion's route; I like him.
Therion's cool, but Alfyn was my jam. :pac

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Post by Bier_Engel » 1 week ago

I know I can Google it, but for the sake of conversation, what's different about Tetris Effect? (And yeah, 7th place was a fluke, for sure. First and only time getting out of the 50ish range so far).

I almost picked Alfyn! I guess we have similar tastes.

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Post by DHerder222 » 1 week ago

Always a good sign. :awesomelon

If you end up going through the game I'll be curious for yer thoughts on the characters and story. Of the 8 playables I thought 5 were excellent, 2 were fine and only 1 was kind of a dud.

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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

Bier_Engel wrote:
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I know I can Google it, but for the sake of conversation, what's different about Tetris Effect?
Imagine Tetris with rhythm game elements (via the guy who made Rez and Lumines) and procedural music visualization. The trailers probably sell it better than I can with words.




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Post by Bier_Engel » 1 week ago

Hmm, there's almost too much going on there at once...

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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

I think that's mainly the trailers showing off what's possible, while the actual game tends to be way more chill in most modes. The procedural element would probably also mean that it'd only be as chaotic as your pace of play.

This is probably how it would look normally



e: playing it in VR would probably totally be a sensory overload though unless you really sandbag it

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Post by DHerder222 » 1 week ago

Oh, and my Switch code: SW-3516-6158-3313

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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

Delthazar wrote:
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Thinking about buying the Switch version of Into The Breach while it's 50% off [...] and I think I heard good things about World Next Door
ended up doing this, yes. what's another couple games on the pile. Phantasy Star can wait a bit since Layfield's LP wasn't that long ago really

I put a bit of time into World Next Door last night. I'm pretty terrible at its particular mix of match puzzles and action RPG combat stuff, but I really like the art design and character stuff so far. It looks smooth without being Flash game-y, it looks a little retro without being yet another pixel-y thing. The VN character stuff reminds me of some really good itch.io games. Maybe I'll get better at the combat, maybe it'll never click, but the rest is solid.

I'm only just starting Into The Breach but it looks like a million bucks in the Switch's handheld mode in a way that I'm not sure I'd even notice running on Steam on these old-ish monitors.

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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

I get why a lotta folks I follow were so enamoured with Into The Breach last year. The way this game encapsulates XCOM-ish tactics into an 8x8 grid and quickens the pace without oversimplifying or killing the tension is kinda sublime.

It's actually not entirely unlike how Fire Emblem scaled itself down for mobile with Heroes, but the individual parts are naturally totally different. Like FEH I could totally see Into The Breach becoming one of my late night games I use to tire my brain into falling asleep.

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Post by cybersix » 1 week ago

Del's post in the deals thread about Hellblade reminded me to play some more of that.

The art and sound direction are bloody amazing, but as a person who has lived with psychosis the game is sometimes way too intense for me. On one hand I want to give them props for creating an fairly accurate portrayal of mental illness, and on the other hand I get really uncomfortable sometimes. :thumbsup:

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Post by True Perception » 6 days ago

I just popped into the Playstation Store to add my free games for the month. Apparently, they heard people loud and clear, because instead of that soccer/football game that was supposed to be there, it's Detroit: Become Human! That's more like it!

Edit: I bought the basic version recently, but the freebie is the Deluxe version, so I'm not getting shafted there, but even if I did, it's nice to see them taking these seriously. They've been getting steadily worse lately. Ever since they dropped it to just two games, in fact. Or, for the year before that, even.

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Post by Bier_Engel » 5 days ago

Dr. Mario World is now a phone game. Played it for like 20 stages or so and I dig it. Some of the menu controls can be unresponsive for a bit, though, but it's day 1 so I'll cut that some slack. As an old-school puzzle game fan, it's cool to have it.

First few maps are ridiculously easy because they're obviously meant for tutorial purposes, but it ramps up and gives item and character skill options later, which changes the outcome of certain stages.

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Post by Delthazar » 3 days ago

Tetris 99 has a Splatoon 2 event happening this weekend wherein you can get a new theme. Splatoon isn't something I've played myself but it definitely has a cool look and soundtrack so I'll probably be playing a lot the next couple days just for the unlock.

T99 owns, but its menus and stuff definitely has the look of an XBLA game circa-2008, so anything new to skin over that is nice to have for sure.

Set a new personal best of 16th place, still averaging somewhere in the 50s

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Post by Delthazar » 3 days ago

more Switch talk: what's the deal with how the profile pages display your games and playtime? For me, it says like, "Mario Maker 2: more than 15 hours played" or whatever, but then for other stuff it's just saying when I first played, no hour count. And this seems common looking at yer profiles, too. Some folks only have hour counters, some folks only have first played, some folks are a combination. It's super weird.

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Post by DHerder222 » 3 days ago

My assumption was that it was for games that have been played more than once, but for less than an hour. But I could be wrong!

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Post by Bier_Engel » 2 days ago

I found out about the Octopath Traveler demo due to those profile pages, so um, thanks? Does the demo progress transfer to the full game? I have about an hour left to go before my 3 hours are up. It feels very... open and I kind of don't know where to go, but I like it and will probably get the full game eventually.

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Post by John Layfield » 2 days ago

Yeah, your progress can transfer over in full.

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Post by DHerder222 » 2 days ago

Not only that, each character's story is divided into 4 chapters and you have to consciously advance them. In other words, you can bumble around as long as you want before pushing the story forward.

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True Perception wrote:
6 days ago
I just popped into the Playstation Store to add my free games for the month. Apparently, they heard people loud and clear, because instead of that soccer/football game that was supposed to be there, it's Detroit: Become Human! That's more like it!

Edit: I bought the basic version recently, but the freebie is the Deluxe version, so I'm not getting shafted there, but even if I did, it's nice to see them taking these seriously. They've been getting steadily worse lately. Ever since they dropped it to just two games, in fact. Or, for the year before that, even.
I'm in the exact same boat! Picked it up on sale for like $15 or something. Might as well get the deluxe version, because hey why not.

I've played to around the 2/3 mark. It's very much a David Cage game but I dig it.

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Post by Bier_Engel » 2 days ago

John Layfield wrote:
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Yeah, your progress can transfer over in full.
Woot!
Delthazar wrote:
3 days ago
Tetris 99 has a Splatoon 2 event happening this weekend wherein you can get a new theme. Splatoon isn't something I've played myself but it definitely has a cool look and soundtrack so I'll probably be playing a lot the next couple days just for the unlock.

T99 owns, but its menus and stuff definitely has the look of an XBLA game circa-2008, so anything new to skin over that is nice to have for sure.

Set a new personal best of 16th place, still averaging somewhere in the 50s
Played enough tonight to unlock. Definitely dig the music. Personal best tonight was 8th place. Personal worst was 91st... I got targeted by so many people right at the beginning for some raisin that nothing I did mattered.