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In Training
Jun 28, 2008



goferchan posted:

Good. It's definitely better than Super Metroid and SOTN but maybe not as good as Metroid Prime

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sector_corrector
Jan 18, 2012

by Nyc_Tattoo


i can't get past the visual style, but the platforming seemed cool enough

Wormskull
Aug 23, 2009



extremebuff posted:

i thought it was bad but the trump avi makes any post worse

Stupid Newbie back when it was a baby used to be a sure bet that the poster was epic.

Wormskull
Aug 23, 2009



mysterious loyall X posted:

It was too long and the puzzles were bad sierra puzzles but the fire was tite iirc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jotUnizCIdM#t=10751s (2:59:10)

In Training
Jun 28, 2008



goferchan
Feb 8, 2004



sector_corrector posted:

i can't get past the visual style, but the platforming seemed cool enough

It's got the best map design of anything in the genre i've played. There's a lot of actual freedom in where to go and when to go there as opposed to movement upgrades just acting as like the key you use to open the next given lock -- most zones have alternate methods of entry and it feels like at any point I have 3 or 4 areas and boss fights I can choose from. Also the way everything is connected makes sense architecturally from a lore standpoint and it's hard to explain why that's cool but when I find a train station it's just like "yeah of course there would be a train station connecting these two places" or like a passage between a mine or a refinery or whatever, it just always makes sense. All the connections feel very natural and even though areas are distinct it never feels like "here's your jungle zone, now you took an elevator and here's your lava zone" etc. It's not perfect but the map design specifically is best in class IMO

sector_corrector
Jan 18, 2012

by Nyc_Tattoo


goferchan posted:

It's got the best map design of anything in the genre i've played. There's a lot of actual freedom in where to go and when to go there as opposed to movement upgrades just acting as like the key you use to open the next given lock -- most zones have alternate methods of entry and it feels like at any point I have 3 or 4 areas and boss fights I can choose from. Also the way everything is connected makes sense architecturally from a lore standpoint and it's hard to explain why that's cool but when I find a train station it's just like "yeah of course there would be a train station connecting these two places" or like a passage between a mine or a refinery or whatever, it just always makes sense. All the connections feel very natural and even though areas are distinct it never feels like "here's your jungle zone, now you took an elevator and here's your lava zone" etc. It's not perfect but the map design specifically is best in class IMO

i like that part, but i dislike the fact that it looks like a flash game, is about bugs, and is like pure grey

goferchan
Feb 8, 2004



sector_corrector posted:

i like that part, but i dislike the fact that it looks like a flash game, is about bugs, and is like pure grey

I love that it's about bugs but i'm unfortunately a Bug Guy irl and their twists on real world species are all super cool and surprisingly accurate in some weird ways

edit: it is very grey though and honestly just becomes more grey the further into the outskirts of the world that you get lol

extremebuff
Jun 20, 2010


goferchan posted:

Also Bob now that you're in here did you eventually turn on Hollow Knight?

i love it and have beaten it 100% 8 times across multiple systems lol. and they kept adding new stuff, the latest update being the biggest one where they added kirby-style boss rushes. it's a sick game

the art style especially in the first area can be offputting and starting new saves where you dont have the dash for 15min is a bit lame, those are my only complaints lol. but everything outside the first area looks great

FactsAreUseless
Feb 16, 2011



Control Volume posted:

0I saw the word "PS2" and Im now involuntarily thinking of replaying shadow hearts covenant
You should, it's a fun game/good. But Shadow Hearts 1 is more October.

Neurotic Roleplay
May 20, 2005



American McGay posted:

I wish Stardew Online worked like an MMO and everyone didn't have to be on at the same time so I could play 10 hours a day but also play with friends who think I'm a weirdo for wanting to play 10 hours a day.

host your own farm so you can play as much as you want and friends can jump in whenever

American McGay
Feb 28, 2010



goferchan posted:

but i'm unfortunately a Bug Guy irl
This explains so much.

elf help book
Aug 5, 2004

It's not a dream, or a lie.
I know my sister is alive out there.


I.N.R.I
May 26, 2011


American McGay posted:

This explains so much.

Dont hate .. I respect people who have hobbies 10000x more than normies

Pablo Nergigante
Apr 16, 2002



I started Shadow Hearts a while back so I should play that too. I'll be getting my Basement Gaming Den set up soon

Bolverkur
Aug 9, 2012



I've already jump-started my October gaming with some classic Silent Hill for the Playstation. I also will try and fail, yet again, to play Silent Hill 2. It's a tradition at this point. I will probably never get to experience that game, I just can't handle it for longer that 15 minutes at a time, six months apart. The other October game I've got lined up is my first playthrough of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. I've also started work on my annual Halloween October Movie Marathon Madness list.

In Training
Jun 28, 2008



Bolverkur posted:

I've already jump-started my October gaming with some classic Silent Hill for the Playstation. I also will try and fail, yet again, to play Silent Hill 2. It's a tradition at this point. I will probably never get to experience that game, I just can't handle it for longer that 15 minutes at a time, six months apart. The other October game I've got lined up is my first playthrough of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. I've also started work on my annual Halloween October Movie Marathon Madness list.

I hope someday you're strong enough to get through SH2...it's one of the all time greatest

extremebuff
Jun 20, 2010


i want to replay dead space 2 cause i really like scifi re4, the game is really good but i fell off it when other games came out

Bolverkur
Aug 9, 2012



In Training posted:

I hope someday you're strong enough to get through SH2...it's one of the all time greatest

Thank you. Pray for me at your amiibo shrine.

In Training
Jun 28, 2008



Speaking of silent hill I decided my first scary game was gonna be Silent Hill 4: The Room, and my component cables arrived yesterday. I only just started, I'll report back soon.

In Training
Jun 28, 2008



I really love the setting and structure of SH4 but judging from the first dreamzone, which is like 80% reused assets from the SH3 subway station filled with invincible ghosts that follow you around and just do damage by being in the same room as you, the game is gonna really piss me off I think. it pisses me off double already bc the idea is so cool but the actual execution is bunk. maybe it gets better, since they're not beholden to any logical town design or anything. They don't need another pier, amusement park and hospital. Dreams can be anything!

Kongming
Aug 30, 2005



I think the ghosts are actually the most effective part of 4 because they're always a threat and they can appear anywhere at anytime, so it makes the whole game more tense because there are no safe areas. I still don't like Silent Hill 4 overall, but it's good at making the player feel like they're in constant danger.

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013


extremebuff posted:

i want to replay dead space 2 cause i really like scifi re4, the game is really good but i fell off it when other games came out

I liked 2 a lot but I think 1 is still king. 2 is when I started to worry they were getting away from the horror for action though it still ruled hard. Just having a dude turn into a necro right in front of you in bright light was lame but otoh having to run around in a strait jacket was p tense. The return to the Ishimura is scay af

Fantastic Flyer
Aug 8, 2017


SH2 is so drat good. I played through it multiple times to see all the endings about a decade ago and it felt scarier the more times I played it.

In Training
Jun 28, 2008



Kongming posted:

I think the ghosts are actually the most effective part of 4 because they're always a threat and they can appear anywhere at anytime, so it makes the whole game more tense because there are no safe areas. I still don't like Silent Hill 4 overall, but it's good at making the player feel like they're in constant danger.

It's true, but I like horror games with cadence. Like entering a room and not knowing if it's going to be safe or not. In the subway level I played I just had to run constantly and never look at anything for too long bc of the ghosts, which is a different kind of nerve wracking I suppose. At least they realized that combat in the previous games was lame and that everybody ran past everything anyway and made a mechanic out of it

Mr. Sophistication
May 16, 2014

I know this wasn't your original avatar but I just love this game. Cheers, rediscover.


sector_corrector posted:

i like that part, but i dislike the fact that it looks like a flash game, is about bugs, and is like pure grey

Itís not pure grey.. sure thereís lots of grey but thereís some vibrant areas too. And I thought the same thing about the flash game art until I played it and now I think the art is very pretty

A CRUNK BIRD
Sep 29, 2004


Dead space 3 was so bad

extremebuff
Jun 20, 2010


A CRUNK BIRD posted:

Dead space 3 was so bad

it was a game that failed at everything because EA pushed them to make it gears of war

extremebuff
Jun 20, 2010


EmmyOk posted:

I liked 2 a lot but I think 1 is still king. 2 is when I started to worry they were getting away from the horror for action though it still ruled hard. Just having a dude turn into a necro right in front of you in bright light was lame but otoh having to run around in a strait jacket was p tense. The return to the Ishimura is scay af

1 is absolutely the king at being scary and atmospheric, and its story telling is much better than 2's.

but 2 is just crazy fun and to-the-point and has way more enemy variety

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013


If you could take the atmosphere of 1 with the just better gameness of 2 then you have an all time great. Loved the spear gun from 2, more games hsould have spear guns. Also Isaac's suits in 2 were dope af

my morning jackass
Aug 24, 2009



Despite not liking horror games I played through dead space and it was really good. I tried to coop 3 with a friend after getting it in a humble bundle and after about 15 minutes I had more than enough. It was so miserable and I donít know how it got even mildly positive reviews.

SuppressdPuberty93
Nov 11, 2013


Might continue my dead space 2 play through,. Stopped playing last year because Too Scared.

Wormskull
Aug 23, 2009



spb posted:

Might continue my dead space 2 play through,. Stopped playing last year because Too Scared.

Mods?

Wormskull
Aug 23, 2009



Ah first let's wait for bob to flame the post. Then call in the cavalry.

In Training
Jun 28, 2008



I call it Gay Space.

American McGay
Feb 28, 2010



In Training posted:

I call it Gay Space.
But enough about your new apartment, let's get back to the gaming chat.

Lunchmeat Larry
Nov 3, 2012

IF I COULD BE ANY KIND OF FLOWER I'D BE A BIG ANGRY COCK

Mr. Sophistication posted:

It’s not pure grey.. sure there’s lots of grey but there’s some vibrant areas too. And I thought the same thing about the flash game art until I played it and now I think the art is very pretty

Yeah the Newgrounds art put me off for a while then I fell in love with it in motion within about an hour of starting to play. It's such a confidently put together game, every aspect is so... holistic I guess id say

Scrub-Niggurath
Nov 27, 2007



writing off an indie game for having flash game art seems kinda silly to me when binding of isaac was literally written in flash and was one of the best indie roguelikes ever made

In Training
Jun 28, 2008



I love Isaac but it is undeniably fugly.

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In Training
Jun 28, 2008



SH4 Update: I've been enjoying so far but, it definitely is a supremely halfassed game. There's no puzzles, all the combat is as easy as it ever was even though they went through the trouble of putting in a stamina bar and on-screen health indicators. The atmosphere is great even if the cutscenes are super corny. Returning to the room and being on edge about the subtle changes or potential hauntings is still cool. Having to replay every level halfway through the game with an escort when they were already kinda boring the first time is killing my buzz. I'll probably finish it bc it can't be that long but definitely a disappointment after how much I loved the first 2ish hours.

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