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by Jobobonobo
April 9th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252241

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Ooh, I tried this too. Played to the end of the demo but there wasn't enough there to tempt me into buying. The voice acting is really bad though. Charwotte is the worst and I didn't even include her in my party but the others are varying levels of poor too. It's like middling to poor PS2-era JRPG ...
by Jobobonobo
April 9th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Let's have a thread about the virus, then. We might as well.
Replies: 181
Views: 60669

Re: Let's have a thread about the virus, then. We might as well.

It has been a mad last couple of weeks, eh? Austria has been pretty good about the whole situation. People for the most part are practicing social distancing and everything but supermarkets and chemists are shut. Only 2 people allowed in at a time at chemist and face masks are mandatory now for shop...
by Jobobonobo
April 5th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252241

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Tried the demo for Trials of Mana and got a fair amount of hours out of it. You can definitely tell it is a SNES rpg just by the structure of it and it's straightforward story. Found it to be pretty enjoyable overall and may just check out the full game in the future. Only real fault I can find with...
by Jobobonobo
March 7th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252241

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Other than Yakuza Kiwami, I checked out the demo for the Final Fantasy VII remake. Wow, this has turned out nicer than I was expecting. While it was expected that the visuals and music were going to be gorgeous (the music especially had a great base to work from) but I was pleasantly surprised by th...
by Jobobonobo
March 7th, 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252241

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I think I was in the minority that wasn’t disappointed which is why it took me so long to mess with it, though I was given it as a gift knowing it had been bought in a period when it went very cheap. There was enough on there I adored and enough I’d never played but wanted to to make it worthwhile ...
by Jobobonobo
February 23rd, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The World Ends With You
Replies: 7
Views: 6702

Re: 428: The World Ends With You

A friend of mine recommended this to me as he knew I was a DS owner who loved his JRPGs. This being a new series from Square Enix and being set in modern day Tokyo did make this pretty appealing so I was not hard to convince me to give it a go! While the game had some clichés such as a main characte...
by Jobobonobo
February 23rd, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)
Replies: 12
Views: 17674

Re: Our next Console Special No.8 - recording late March 2020 - Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)

A common feature of my childhood in rural, Catholic Ireland was when families in a parish would host what is known as the Station. Long story short, the local priest would come to your house and perform Mass there while the neighbours would come around to attend said Mass. Each family would perform ...
by Jobobonobo
February 23rd, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Paper Mario
Replies: 7
Views: 6710

Re: 430: Paper Mario

N64 and RPG were words that rarely went together and for fans of the genre, it is understandable that they left for greener pastures on the PS1. But there were a few attempts made for the system and Paper Mario was easily the best of the lot. It was this, not Super Mario RPG that really made me fall...
by Jobobonobo
February 12th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252241

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Getting a bit more up to date, I’ve just got the AutoBleem hack running on PlayStation Classic. It’s really simple and runs off a USB stick so no risk. Having a great time with Destruction Derby 2 - one of my all time favourite games - as well as Legacy of Kain, Parappa the Rapper and Nightmare Cre...
by Jobobonobo
February 2nd, 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252241

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Just started Yakuza Kiwami today and god, it feels good to be back in Kamurocho. The familiarity meant that I could get into the game straight away and I'm already at chapter 4! I think I am finally at a spot where I can truly roam around and get stuck into dating, arcade games, substories and all t...
by Jobobonobo
February 2nd, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 832
Views: 196894

Re: Games Completed 2020

Jan 31-Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair This game was close to having an accurate title. The impossible lair is one of the greatest challenges that I have come across in years. Even with all 48 bees I died time and time again. But unlike Furi which I tried last year, I could see myself improving...
by Jobobonobo
January 26th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252241

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Checked out a couple of PS4 demos lately. First one I tried was the Medievil remake. Never played the PS1 original but it was pretty alright. Nice Danny Elfmanesque soundtrack though. Also literally beat the demo boss with only one health left, which was pretty badass. Also tried out Fist of the Nor...
by Jobobonobo
January 24th, 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Rayman
Replies: 14
Views: 7529

Re: 433: Rayman

I am a massive fan of both Origins and Legends but I had never got the chance to play Rayman’s original outing back in the day. When I came across a cheap PS1 copy, I snatched it up and popped it into my PS3. What catches your eye straight away is how gorgeous the game still looks to this day. The c...
by Jobobonobo
January 24th, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Marvel's Spider-Man
Replies: 18
Views: 10357

Re: 417: Marvel's Spider-Man

While much has been said of the sublime movement of Spiderman in this game I would suggest that its other main strength is its top notch combat system, refining and building on from the solid system established by the Arkham games. Being all stealthy or going all out, webbing up bad guys was a true ...
by Jobobonobo
January 21st, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252241

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I also finished Spyro the Dragon on PS4. The final boss level stinks - piece of cake when you eventually catch him, but prolonged multi-stage high speed chases across narrow platforms, combined with dodgy PS1-era controls and shocking checkpointing, pretty much ruined what had been a really pleasan...
by Jobobonobo
January 15th, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 832
Views: 196894

Re: Games Completed 2020

Jan 11th - Sonic CD Well this was completely average based on my experience but I know there's a decent game in there, somewhere. I felt the same way about it as well. The only way you know about the time travel mechanic is by reading the instruction manual otherwise you are given no explanation at...
by Jobobonobo
January 15th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 832
Views: 196894

Re: Games Completed 2020

I remember playing Rocket Knight Adventures ages ago at a mate's place and was blazing through it until I came across the robotic fish boss. That thing absolutely destroyed me and it was pretty damn annoying having to start over again! Would love to see this remade with a slightly more fairer diffi...
by Jobobonobo
January 12th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All 92+ Commercially Released Consoles, Ranked
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Re: All 92+ Commercially Released Consoles, Ranked

Interesting watch, really very little to disagree with, especially the no. 1 pick. Number of consoles sold, number of games and number of great games, the PS2 really had to be up there. Here would be my top 10 list: 1. Playstation 4 2. Playstation 2 3. SNES 4. N64 5. Wii 6. Gamecube 7. Playstation 8...
by Jobobonobo
January 12th, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 832
Views: 196894

Re: Games Completed 2020

#3 Rocket Knight Adventures: This game is great, but a frustrating play. Without the Retron 5's cheat features (infinite lives in particular), this game is legit just not playable. I do not miss the arbitrary difficulty of these older games. That being said, if you have infinite lives and lean on t...
by Jobobonobo
January 9th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Yakuza 0
Replies: 14
Views: 7045

Re: 409: Yakuza 0

I had always heard good things about this series but good god I was not prepared for the sheer experience this turned out to be. The substories are truly something else. The situations I got myself into ranged from helping a wimpy rock band appear tough in a Q and A session with fans to helping a ma...