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xtal
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October 4, 2017 - 12:15 pm
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It's hard to understand why region locks still exist in the 2017 global economy. That's frustrating.

Gregg, Journey was one thing. Breath of the Wild another. Will you reveal your true soulless robot self with your loathing of Nier Automata? We'll see!

Ummmm has anyone heard of the mouthful-of-a-title, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun? Imagine the Commandos games from the late '90s, except this one takes place in 17th century Japan. There's a demo available on PS4/XB1/PC as far as I know. It's really cool, especially if you were a fan of the Commandos games as I was.

Also finished Pyre, the first Supergiant game I've managed to finish, and it was cool. I think I wrote about it a few posts ago in this thread. Visual novel + weird sports game. Definitely worth a look.

And yes, I tore through Nier: Automata and its five main "endings" (plus three others). Steerpike, I think this is a game you should play. This game takes the cake in the existential crisis-of-the-self category / rumination on the crushing sadness and meaninglessness of everything. What a fucking experience it was, for me at least.

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need to play Nier Automata to fulfill a promise made to Armand. I'm just waiting for the right sale to pull the trigger!

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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I bought it on sale on the PSN a few weeks ago. You missed it! But definitely make time for it. Also, I said it before, but I highly recommend breezing through the game on easy with auto-chips. It saved me from button mashing, and it made my characters do really cool-looking moves that I probably wouldn't have been able to pull off myself anyway.

In other new game news, I finished Uncharted: The Lost Legacy last night. It's another good Uncharted game, but it's so Uncharted-y, and especially very similar to 4, I can't recommend it unless you're definitely prepared for another full blown Uncharted experience. People are saying it's about as long as the first game. That was 7 years ago for me so I can't remember. So yeah. It's good, but not essential. For what it's worth, the games are ranked as follows in my books: 3 > 4 > 2 > Lost Legacy > Golden Abyss > 1.

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xtal said
Ummmm has anyone heard of the mouthful-of-a-title, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun? Imagine the Commandos games from the late '90s, except this one takes place in 17th century Japan. There's a demo available on PS4/XB1/PC as far as I know. It's really cool, especially if you were a fan of the Commandos games as I was.

I forgot to respond to this! Yeah, I've heard of it and it looks pretty cool. I remember loving Commandos back in the day, then later Soldiers: Heroes of World War.

Interesting to see you rating Uncharted 3 above the rest! I've only played 1 and 2 so can't really comment.

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geggis said

Interesting to see you rating Uncharted 3 above the rest! I've only played 1 and 2 so can't really comment.  

Yes. That is a fascinating perspective.

I realize now that my internal work chat program has poisoned me with emojis, since I lack a way to nonverbally express my suspicion that xtal may be some kind of robot.

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You know, we used to have a library of strange emojis that I salvaged from the FFC forum system ages ago. They were all rather specific and... peculiar... but at least you would have felt somewhat empowered. I wonder what happened to them.

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In other news, I spent some of the weekend blowing through Quantum Break, as I had yet to do that. I actually really liked it (which is maybe no surprise, considering I like everything Remedy's made), despite some of the criticisms it received at the time being valid. It feels like a game that was hamstrung by a change in direction somewhere in the middle that I imagine was more Microsoft and the Xbox One than it was Remedy.

I will say I think the last chapter, and particularly the final boss, was pretty poorly done from a design perspective. I liked everything that was happening narratively, all the threads connecting, but I just could not be done with the game part soon enough for most of that section.

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You're at least the third person I know to mention Quantum Break recently, Dix. This is a game that I allowed to fall off my radar when it was an XB1 exclusive -- the approach, which seemed rather gimmicky at the time, didn't impress me either -- but like you I've always enjoyed Remedy's work. Everyone I know who's played Quantum Break has said that it's worth spending time with.

With approximately eight minutes left in Persona 5 I've realized I need to spend several hours grinding in order to reach the end of the game; this is irritating since it's been an (almost) entirely grind-free experience up to now, and the place I'm at limits my options considerably. The game deserves to be finished, though -- 141 hours is a major investment -- and despite frustration with this setback I'm going to make it a priority. There's also Horizon to return to and my long-overdue commitment to Armand to buy and play Nier:Automata.

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