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@  xcrash1998 : (21 September 2018 - 05:46 PM) I like games that actually reward you for reaching more difficult objectives.
A good example would be the golden ballon in Super Mario Oddisey it more like a trophy and less like an in game side note of what you did.
@  Fire Blazer : (17 September 2018 - 07:13 AM) but like yeah I get more trophies/achievements in games that I just happened to play more bcuz the game itself was fun or w/e and it's like oh ok i also will get these things just through doing the stuff i wanted to do anyway, that's cool i guess lol
@  Fire Blazer : (17 September 2018 - 07:08 AM) like they don't rly hurt but they aren't something of particular value, it's kinda like a fancy alert with a title that tells u u did a thing, it's not bad but im not rly one to go out of my way to obtain the validation of a video game through something that can usually just be done via spending enough time/effort on it

(getting to like the top X% of a competitive multiplayer game or smth would be a diff story, but in that case i wouldn't even want an achievement, i feel like just getting there should feel rewarding in itself, so... yeah, lol)
@  Fire Blazer : (17 September 2018 - 07:07 AM) yeah I'm not a trophy/achievement guy lol
@  acceptance : (13 September 2018 - 10:35 PM) That's just not incentive enough for me, man.
@  acceptance : (13 September 2018 - 10:34 PM) Plus with modern gaming a lot of the time the most you can hope for if you get all the collectibles is a trophy/achievement. Which I suppose is valuable to some people, but it's not gonna add anything to the game whatsoever.
@  Fire Blazer : (12 September 2018 - 05:58 PM) like yeah sidequests with an actual crafted scenario to them, post-game dungeons that aren't TOO much grinding/rehashed content, etc. are cool
@  Fire Blazer : (12 September 2018 - 05:57 PM) yeah I only like completionist stuff if it's like meaningful content/not super grindy but usually at some point it becomes kind of annoying so meh
@  acceptance : (11 September 2018 - 01:01 AM) Gotta love unforgivingly difficult super bosses. (Looking at you, Lingering Will.)
@  acceptance : (11 September 2018 - 01:00 AM) I cannot do the whole collectible thing. It always feel so tedious. Sidequests and EX dungeons are always fun though.
@  xcrash1998 : (09 September 2018 - 06:56 AM) So thats perfect for me
@  xcrash1998 : (09 September 2018 - 06:55 AM) I am rather obsessed with completing on 100% unless it is completely unreasonable to do so
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:51 AM) if they ever make a sequel/spiritual successor or the like at the very least it should have my attention, haha
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:50 AM) so yeah, great, great game overall, I even bought the expansion and played the heck out of that too because it was so much fun. Think I ended up almost 100%ing it (basically fully explored the map IIRC, not sure I did everything but at the very least I should have gotten pretty close).

and I'm not really a completionist either, so again... just speaks volumes about how fun the game was IMO.
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:48 AM) Awesome gameplay, sweet enemies, an overall interesting premise and plot along with some solid writing, even the soundtrack was decent for a Western game, lol... but of course, the VISUALS. whew. the game looks soooo good. couldn't help but take pictures even though I don't usually consider myself that kinda guy, lol. the environments and hyper-realistic look are just so visually appealing I was often kinda mesmerized, similar to how I felt with Xenoblade X.
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:46 AM) I'm surprised to have finally found some other people who have played and liked that game though. I was excited for Horizon: Zero Dawn and got it at launch and ended up basically binging it, IIRC even putting P5 on hold for a bit, because it was just so much fun.
@  Fire Blazer : (03 September 2018 - 04:46 AM) ouch @ potential april fools lol
@  Rujio : (02 September 2018 - 09:34 AM) Still an excellent game. One of the more interesting stories I've come across in a game, especially an open-world one, and some pretty solid characters and worldbuilding. The gameplay is fun and works really, really well in the setting, too.
@  Rujio : (02 September 2018 - 09:31 AM) Although that article is from April 1st and my google searches are not revealing any other evidence of a PC release...
@  Rujio : (02 September 2018 - 09:29 AM) Ah yes! I just played that game this past summer with my friends (who have a PS4) and it really was great! I'm really glad it's coming to PC so I can have it myself, and also because I've got some PS-less friends who would really enjoy it.

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#1 Retyl

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 10:06 AM

Hello!

 

I've known about this forum for a very long time but I never frequented it and I never made an account until now.

 

My story with Fire Emblem started in 2010 when I gave Shadow Dragon a try. I thought it was ok but it didn't keep my interest for long.

 

It wasn't until early 2014 when I gave Blazing Sword a try that I really got into the series but I have yet to actually finish Blazing Sword since I started playing a bunch of games around that time and eventually got a huge backlog as a result. I have however finished Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn and Awakening. Radiant Dawn is my favorite installment. I also have a copy of Conquest that I bought on a whim two months ago but I haven't really been playing it lately.

 

I don't think I'll be that active on this forum but I will probably check it out sometimes.

 

I actually forgot that this site existed until a certain someone told me about it last year. You know who you are.



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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:21 PM

Oooh, another new person! New people seem to be popping up quite a lot recently. Ni hao!


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#3 Fire Blazer

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 10:09 PM

Hello!

 

I've known about this forum for a very long time but I never frequented it and I never made an account until now.

 

My story with Fire Emblem started in 2010 when I gave Shadow Dragon a try. I thought it was ok but it didn't keep my interest for long.

 

It wasn't until early 2014 when I gave Blazing Sword a try that I really got into the series but I have yet to actually finish Blazing Sword since I started playing a bunch of games around that time and eventually got a huge backlog as a result. I have however finished Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn and Awakening. Radiant Dawn is my favorite installment. I also have a copy of Conquest that I bought on a whim two months ago but I haven't really been playing it lately.

 

I don't think I'll be that active on this forum but I will probably check it out sometimes.

 

I actually forgot that this site existed until a certain someone told me about it last year. You know who you are.

 

lol hi

 

the story about Blazing Sword is so silly, go finish the game already you silly person

 

it was also pretty random of you to just join this site all of a sudden

 

Oooh, another new person! New people seem to be popping up quite a lot recently. Ni hao!

 

he's just a silly friend of mine that I'm not even sure how I met anymore... maybe through Smash...? idk... lol


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 03:49 AM

All I've got to say is "Phi!".  The Zero Escape fanboy in me demands that I keep gushing how happy I am that someone else loves that game. 


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 06:17 AM

Oooh, another new person! New people seem to be popping up quite a lot recently. Ni hao!

 

Hello!

 

 

lol hi

 

the story about Blazing Sword is so silly, go finish the game already you silly person

 

it was also pretty random of you to just join this site all of a sudden

 

 

he's just a silly friend of mine that I'm not even sure how I met anymore... maybe through Smash...? idk... lol

 

I'm currently playing Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 (PS2 Version) both of which I went back to recently after having them on hold for forever. I might play Blazing Sword again after I'm done with those two but that will take ages.

 

Yeah, it was pretty random. This site came to mind yesterday, so I made an account because why not.

 

A Serenes Forest member by the name of Euklyd made a group Smash chat on Skype in 2014. That's where I met you. We really only talked once or twice and played a few matches at first and didn't start talking to each other much until late 2015/early 2016, if I recall correctly.

 

All I've got to say is "Phi!".  The Zero Escape fanboy in me demands that I keep gushing how happy I am that someone else loves that game. 

 

Yeah, I like Zero Escape. Zero Time Dilemma was...ok at best, but 999 and Virtue's Last Reward are prettty good! I played all three of them last year.



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 06:53 PM

Yeah, I like Zero Escape. Zero Time Dilemma was...ok at best, but 999 and Virtue's Last Reward are prettty good! I played all three of them last year.

Zero Time Dilemma was exhausting at times for sure.  I'm just glad it exists at all given that I've been on this ride since the start and there was a 4 year gap where we were told that there was no funding for a sequel to Virtue's Last Reward.

 

I'll take all the good that came out of the game and throw away the fact that the game kind of ended poorly...it's the sequel I gave up hope on ever seeing.  Whether or not it was good at points or has any replay value is pretty irrelevant for me as I finally got to see it through.


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 07:03 PM

lol Yo, just coming to check once in a while helps a lot. 


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 07:53 PM

 

Hello!

 

 

I'm currently playing Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 (PS2 Version) both of which I went back to recently after having them on hold for forever. I might play Blazing Sword again after I'm done with those two but that will take ages.

 

Yeah, it was pretty random. This site came to mind yesterday, so I made an account because why not.

 

A Serenes Forest member by the name of Euklyd made a group Smash chat on Skype in 2014. That's where I met you. We really only talked once or twice and played a few matches at first and didn't start talking to each other much until late 2015/early 2016, if I recall correctly.

 

 

Yeah, I like Zero Escape. Zero Time Dilemma was...ok at best, but 999 and Virtue's Last Reward are prettty good! I played all three of them last year.

 

ahhh your memory is scary, I thought it might have been that but I really didn't want to delve into the details, especially when my memory was fuzzy and not scarily detailed like yours, lol

 

I'm still kind of curious why we started talking though, oh well

 

Zero Time Dilemma was exhausting at times for sure.  I'm just glad it exists at all given that I've been on this ride since the start and there was a 4 year gap where we were told that there was no funding for a sequel to Virtue's Last Reward.

 

I'll take all the good that came out of the game and throw away the fact that the game kind of ended poorly...it's the sequel I gave up hope on ever seeing.  Whether or not it was good at points or has any replay value is pretty irrelevant for me as I finally got to see it through.

 

I like that attitude/I feel and respect that haha, like a recent example would be, I gave up home on ever seeing a decent Fire Emblem game ever again, so even though Echoes is "weird" (different) and certainly has various flaws and weakpoints, I didn't really care that much and don't feel like criticizing it because it's decent and made me happy to play FE again, so that would have been kind of a crappy, ungrateful attitude to have IMO when the series could have just kept being trash in my mind and never had a good (imo) FE game again, lol

 

(that being said I 99% expect the new Switch FE to be bad since it's almost certainly not a remake and thus has more potential for terribleness IMO, lol)


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 03:29 PM

Zero Time Dilemma was exhausting at times for sure.  I'm just glad it exists at all given that I've been on this ride since the start and there was a 4 year gap where we were told that there was no funding for a sequel to Virtue's Last Reward.
 
I'll take all the good that came out of the game and throw away the fact that the game kind of ended poorly...it's the sequel I gave up hope on ever seeing.  Whether or not it was good at points or has any replay value is pretty irrelevant for me as I finally got to see it through.

 
I'm kind of glad that I didn't play Virtue's Last Reward until last year because that ending would have annoyed me if I saw it at a time when there was no sequel in sight.
 
The cinematic style and panning camera they went with made sitting through Zero Time Dilemma pretty boring at times. The character animations aren't that great due to the visibly low budget which leads to the characters not moving much, so I wonder why they went with this when they could have gone visual novel like the first two games. I'm guessing they wanted to appeal to the American fans since Zero Escape is liked more in America than in Japan.
 
I don't remember all the things I had a problem with in the story because it has been a long time. Two things I recall not liking are Junpei's and Akane's characterization. Junpei's

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The game's ending was unsatisfying and disappointing. I can see myself replaying 999 and Virtue's Last Reward but not Zero Time Dilemma.

 

lol Yo, just coming to check once in a while helps a lot.

 
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ahhh your memory is scary, I thought it might have been that but I really didn't want to delve into the details, especially when my memory was fuzzy and not scarily detailed like yours, lol
 
I'm still kind of curious why we started talking though, oh well

 
My memory isn't really as good as you think. Yours must be very bad.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:44 PM

 

My memory isn't really as good as you think. Yours must be very bad.

 

hey, I readily admit my memory isn't that great, but I'm still offended by that, it's not that bad

 

and it's definitely a little odd to remember random stuff like that in detail

 

I mean idk, I meet so many people, I can't remember where or how I've met all of them, lolol


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