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Discussion in 'RC' started by Conspicuously Absent, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    Level 1 without enemies.


    Level 2 with enemies.

    Imagine hearing this in friggin' 1990 in a gorram video game. I mean 2 years prior I was blown away by the Castlevania II soundtrack and then suddenly THIS was in my bedroom blasting through an Aiwa sound system.

    Yes I love Super Metroid and A Link to the Past and Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy III (aka VI), but those bits of sonic glory were auditory disappointments compared to what TurboGrafx was doing several years earlier.
     
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    Ellestin one-click buy

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    The Radiance handed me my ass so many times that I ended up watching a late stage playthrough and pretending I was the one playing lol.

    I know it's kind of the "unofficial" final boss, still it's a disgace. I could never manage its crazy hardcore patterns...

    Maybe I should replay the whole thing before tackling Silksong.
     
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  3. Demilich

    Demilich Remember

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    I've only played the first one (Remastered) because it is on the Switch, and I don't have a PC other than my work laptop at the moment. I am dying to play III, hearing II was a bit of a misstep.

    I must get a new gaming PC together but the GPU market is such a mess!
     
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    Demilich Remember

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    Hollow Knight... please someone convince me to buy it. I know it's great but can't get past the art style.
     
  5. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    The art is one of the best parts! It's all hand drawn and amazing. The atmosphere rules, the metroid like world rules (yet can be frustrating), and it's hard AF if you're in for a challenge. It's kind of a throwback to the good 'ol days of video gaming. Oh, and it's CHEAP!
     
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    Demilich Remember

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    Sold! Though I never finish any of the other Metroidvania games I own, such as Timespinner and Axiom Verge.
     
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    Ellestin one-click buy

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    - it plays like a dream
    - level design is ace
    - shitton of character/combat enhancements and combo opportunities
    - world opens up in logical and satisfying conjunction with the story - thanks to manifold travelling options
    - speaking of which, moving and complex story, a few great characters
    - challenging side activities

    Honestly it's a must play. So yeah, maybe the art style is an acquired taste, but I for one don't see anything divisive about it. Everything is plain beautiful and cute, though some maps are pretty dark/scary as well.
     
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  8. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Speaking of works of art, has anyone else ever played NieR:Automata?

    That fucking game. THAT fucking game.

    The story is brilliant. The atmosphere is brilliant. The many style-shifts of the gaming experience is brilliant. Oh, and the best Video game OST EVER ties the entire experience together in an amazing way that I can't even begin to describe. I still listen to the OST for enjoyment and nostalgia.
     
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    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Another point that needs to be made about the few games being talked about recently is it's obvious that the devs deeply care about the product they are creating. It's highly evident when you play a game that has had fjords of passion poured into it vs a game that is just thrown together to hit a deadline for the next cash grab.
     
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    Another case of the art style turning me off of a game I would probably love. I've read enough about it that now I am just waiting for it to be available on a platform I own.
     
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    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    I understand that due to the anime semi-anime nature of it. But...

    a. 2B is super hot
    b. You quickly get over that once you start playing and get sucked in by the sheer creativity
    c. 2B is super hot

    edit: I'm partially kidding about 2B of course but you'll definitely be seeking out ladders to climb.

    The game is worth playing for the story and how the fantastic music syncs with the gaming experience/different map areas alone.
     
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  12. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    A game that definitely anime that I loved (let's face it though, we all grew up with anime styled games) was Persona 5. That game had me addicted for a while.
     
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    Ellestin one-click buy

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    Besides RDR2, it's the other game gathering dust in my steam library :dopey:

    From what I've seen, everything about it feels strong on a creative level, and the art appeals to me.

    I plan to complete it sometime in 2022.
     
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    That is a great one! -- there are so many on that soundtrack.


    Yea I backed the kickstarter as soon as I found out. I have played it, but not all the way through yet -- since new school year (+ covid) just haven't had the time.

    Definitely looking forward to that new hollow knight--loved the first one.

    This is another one that is coming out soon that is in the same vein---definitely a great time to be into these platformers:heh:



    Has anyone played cuphead--the art looks amazing on that one too.
     
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    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    I wanna play Cuphead (all hand drawn too I believe) but am too intimidated by all the mentions of extreme difficulty.
     
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    Ellestin one-click buy

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    gitgud boomer

    RE Ender Lilies: looking nice but a fair-haired, white-skinned heroine in this day and age? There's no way I'm gonna back blatantly racist developers!
     
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    My girlfriend and I are currently on the penultimate boss, an oh man it has been a challenge.

    In fact, the whole reason I went back to Dark Souls was to reclaim the feeling that I knew what i was doing somewhat.

    Cuphead is highly recommended though.
     
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    ~Neurotica perfectly insane

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    Far Cry 6 comes out this month... <3
     
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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but they announced in October that the game is delayed until further notice. Currently there is no scheduled release date, which is disappointing because I have been looking forward to it as well!
     
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    ~Neurotica perfectly insane

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    Oh no... I was wondering how come they don't talk about it anymore. I thought covid didn't really inflict gaming industry.
    Let's hit co-op together once it's out!
     

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