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On 5/26/2019 at 1:49 AM, YangustheLegendaryBandit said:

With the PS4 remake, I totally forgot what a wonderful job Bluepoint Studios was able to pull off. I still think it’s visually one of the best games I’ve ever seen. I keep hoping the rumors of them working on a Demon’s Souls remake will finally happen (or just be true) because I’d love to see what they could do with that game. Or heck, I just want to see the studio work on ANYTHING else big. They seem to do a good job with every project they handle. 

Anyway, kudos to them for bringing the world of Shadow of the Colossus to PS4. A year later this remake is still just as spectacular in many ways.

 

They did do the remaster for Gravity Rush on PS4, just to throw it out there if you’re interested in their games.

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8 hours ago, eal said:

They did do the remaster for Gravity Rush on PS4, just to throw it out there if you’re interested in their games.

I’ll get it at some point. It’s on my list of PS4 games (remaster or otherwise) I’d like to get.

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9 hours ago, YangustheLegendaryBandit said:

I’ll get it at some point. It’s on my list of PS4 games (remaster or otherwise) I’d like to get.

I haven’t played the remaster personally but, based on what I’ve seen, I would actually say get the remaster, unless price matters at all since the Vita version is usually at a deep discount during sales. The mechanics should work on Vita but feels better with a PS4 controller in the case of Gravity Rush 2. The problem with it is it’s charming and the music is great and Kat is one of my favorite protagonists but it’s an open world with nothing to do. There are some challenges and stuff but not really any fun sidequests. The sequel fixed that and some other issues as well, but the original game is required to understand what’s happening and the original is only like 9-12 hours long if you zoom through it. So Gravity Rush 1 is worth it just to play the sequel.

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15 hours ago, eal said:

I haven’t played the remaster personally but, based on what I’ve seen, I would actually say get the remaster, unless price matters at all since the Vita version is usually at a deep discount during sales. The mechanics should work on Vita but feels better with a PS4 controller in the case of Gravity Rush 2. The problem with it is it’s charming and the music is great and Kat is one of my favorite protagonists but it’s an open world with nothing to do. There are some challenges and stuff but not really any fun sidequests. The sequel fixed that and some other issues as well, but the original game is required to understand what’s happening and the original is only like 9-12 hours long if you zoom through it. So Gravity Rush 1 is worth it just to play the sequel.

Eh, an open world with not much to do except explore is fine. That’s what Shadow of the Colossus has, as the only “side activities,” are to find any fruit trees and white tailed lizards to help increase Wander’s HP and stamina respectively. The remake does add 79 coins to find which do give you a pretty nice reward, but otherwise Shadow of the Colossus, like the other Team Ico games, focuses on the base gameplay elements without too many distractions. You have bonus unlocks from doing some optional tasks like the time trials in Shadow or the secret weapons in Ico, but otherwise it’s just the main character, their companion, and the overall goal of the game. It’s real simple, but it works.

It’s stuff like that that kept me going with Red Dead Redemption 2 actually. Yes there are optional quests you can do if you find people out in the world, but really I just had a lot more fun exploring the landscape, seeing if I could find rare animals or odd landmarks. I remember in one of the mountain ranges I came across a Sasquatch looking skeleton and a stone circle of some kind further up the mountain. Or how I came across a house in the middle of the woods and found a new shotgun, some of the cigarette trading cards I was missing, and full reloads on my weapons.  

 

I mean, it’s cool to hear they improved on the original Gravity Rush, don’t get me wrong, but I like just exploring and seeing what can be found. I’m guessing I’ll like both games anyway since they are ones I’ve been wanting to get (and because you always talk highly about the games anyway 😜) since they just seem like interesting games. I remember hearing about Gravity Rush even before I really got into Sony consoles.

Funny enough, same thing happened with Shadow of the Colossus. Knew about the game for years thanks to an old show on G4 called Cheat! (I’m pretty sure that was the show’s name anyway) where they had an entire episode dedicated to the game. It looked fascinating and stuck with me despite not playing it for myself until 2015.

 

Anyway, like I said before, I do plan to get both Gravity Rush games at some point. I don’t know when, but eventually. Maybe I’ll pick them up when I finally pick up the Bioshock Collection, which is another series I’ve been wanting to play for a long while now.

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14 hours ago, YangustheLegendaryBandit said:

Eh, an open world with not much to do except explore is fine. That’s what Shadow of the Colossus has, as the only “side activities,” are to find any fruit trees and white tailed lizards to help increase Wander’s HP and stamina respectively. The remake does add 79 coins to find which do give you a pretty nice reward, but otherwise Shadow of the Colossus, like the other Team Ico games, focuses on the base gameplay elements without too many distractions. You have bonus unlocks from doing some optional tasks like the time trials in Shadow or the secret weapons in Ico, but otherwise it’s just the main character, their companion, and the overall goal of the game. It’s real simple, but it works.

It’s stuff like that that kept me going with Red Dead Redemption 2 actually. Yes there are optional quests you can do if you find people out in the world, but really I just had a lot more fun exploring the landscape, seeing if I could find rare animals or odd landmarks. I remember in one of the mountain ranges I came across a Sasquatch looking skeleton and a stone circle of some kind further up the mountain. Or how I came across a house in the middle of the woods and found a new shotgun, some of the cigarette trading cards I was missing, and full reloads on my weapons.  

 

I mean, it’s cool to hear they improved on the original Gravity Rush, don’t get me wrong, but I like just exploring and seeing what can be found. I’m guessing I’ll like both games anyway since they are ones I’ve been wanting to get (and because you always talk highly about the games anyway 😜) since they just seem like interesting games. I remember hearing about Gravity Rush even before I really got into Sony consoles.

Funny enough, same thing happened with Shadow of the Colossus. Knew about the game for years thanks to an old show on G4 called Cheat! (I’m pretty sure that was the show’s name anyway) where they had an entire episode dedicated to the game. It looked fascinating and stuck with me despite not playing it for myself until 2015.

 

Anyway, like I said before, I do plan to get both Gravity Rush games at some point. I don’t know when, but eventually. Maybe I’ll pick them up when I finally pick up the Bioshock Collection, which is another series I’ve been wanting to play for a long while now.

Hey, if it works for you, it works for me. I do think a key difference between some of the open worlds of the games you mentioned and Gravity Rush’s is that you travel the world by floating in the air and shifting gravity to fly to where you’re going, so you probably spend about 75% of the game when not doing story missions in the air, not observing the world around you. My issue with the lack of things to do is it didn’t give me a reason to drop to the ground a look around.

It also has to do with how the world is built, at least to me. It’s very open the higher up you go, so it’s better to travel at higher altitudes. Gravity Rush 2’s world is a bit more wide and full of low buildings, and more spacious so you can take in the scenery as you travel moreso than you could in Gravity Rush.

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The other day my best friend found Dead Like Me season 1 on DVD and bought it for me (it's the one TV show I've ever watched beginning to end multiple times). Glad to know I'll be able to watch it any time now, even if Hulu drops it. (I was pretty sad when I found out Netflix had dropped it, that's where I first saw it.)

 

Now if only I had season 2...

 

I kind of wish they'd bring back the series, but between the actors aging and Mandy Patinkin having passed away (wait, he's still alive? I could have sworn I read he passed... Maybe it was a hoax. I guess it's pretty hard to kill a reaper, huh?), I don't think it could be as good as it once was.

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I just splurged on myself and picked up a new guitar recently, but unfortunately my practice as of late has been very inconsistent. : ( I've been wanting to practice and learn a couple songs as well but nothing has really stuck on me and kept me interested for long. But! On the brighter side, I backed up my computer so in the scenario that it croaks at least all my data is safe, so yay! I have that going for me at least LMAO. Does anyone know where to pick up good ol' Dragon Quest plushies? There's a Malroth on eBay that's seriously tempting me and I know I shouldn't go for it... but self-control is something I lack! 

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Amazon will most likely offer free shipping. Ebay is hit or miss for free shipping, depending on the seller. However Ebay's selection tends to be better than Amazon in terms of the different types of plushies they actually have available. Amazon has a lot of stuff that's no longer in stock when you search for it, which is pretty pointless. Ebay is better about clearing out old listings. If you find what you're looking for on both or even other sites like Ami Ami or Play Asia, do a price comparison before you buy.

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The Dragon Quest Smash reveal’s already got me juiced up and then I see that Boston Comic Con’s announced some more artists: most notably Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, Greg Capullo, Becky Cloonan, David Finch, Peter Tomasi, Steve Rude, Lee Weeks, and Phil Noto. Boston is always week when it comes to comic guests, but this is a solid lineup of names.

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Well Seiken Densetsu 3 is finally in the west. Waited 21 years to say that.

I'll be picking it up physical when it releases in August.

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The Bruins lost in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final last night and it's a rainy crappy day today so the weather must have known what happened. Everyone at my work keeps walking up to me talking about it being a bummer. Like...I know they lost please stop reminding me.

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21 minutes ago, DrippySlimeStar said:

The Bruins lost in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final last night and it's a rainy crappy day today so the weather must have known what happened. Everyone at my work keeps walking up to me talking about it being a bummer. Like...I know they lost please stop reminding me.

You must be like four feet from me because it’s also raining where I am.

I just have to say hockey is the weirdest sport, in terms of how the layperson views it (I am one of them lol). I don’t hear anyone talk about it until suddenly everyone’s asking me if I saw the Bruins game last night (for the last couple weeks). I could tell they made it to the play-offs just by everyone suddenly caring about it. I get the impression that Boston sports fans are just into the excitement of a team from Boston potentially won a championship.

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37 minutes ago, eal said:

You must be like four feet from me because it’s also raining where I am.

I just have to say hockey is the weirdest sport, in terms of how the layperson views it (I am one of them lol). I don’t hear anyone talk about it until suddenly everyone’s asking me if I saw the Bruins game last night (for the last couple weeks). I could tell they made it to the play-offs just by everyone suddenly caring about it. I get the impression that Boston sports fans are just into the excitement of a team from Boston potentially won a championship.

I'm in New Hampshire and yeah it's just kind of the thing with Boston teams. You might not follow them all but everyone kinda joins in on keeping tabs on each one if they make a deep playoff run.

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17 minutes ago, DrippySlimeStar said:

I'm in New Hampshire and yeah it's just kind of the thing with Boston teams. You might not follow them all but everyone kinda joins in on keeping tabs on each one if they make a deep playoff run.

Only Boston teams people seem to follow regularly are the Red Sox and the Patriots (although they’re not strictly a Boston team). Despite basketball being created in MA, they don’t seem to care all that much except during March Madness or if the Celtics make it to the play-offs.

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57 minutes ago, eal said:

Only Boston teams people seem to follow regularly are the Red Sox and the Patriots (although they’re not strictly a Boston team). Despite basketball being created in MA, they don’t seem to care all that much except during March Madness or if the Celtics make it to the play-offs.

I started watching the Bruins so I'd have something to do while drinking in the winter. Basketball you don't need to pay attention until the last 2 minutes and I find football boring with the constant start and stop of play and commercials. At least with baseball I can have it on in the background while I play a game or something and look over when I hear the crowd getting excited.

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Weird Al was in town last night. Originally I was just going to listen while I walked around the park outside. My girlfriend volunteers at the concession stand, so I went around to the front gate to wave, make a face, etc. As I was waiting for a lull in the crowd, a security guard came up and asked what I was doing. (This happens quite often to me.)  I told her and she said, "Why don't you tell her yourself." and she gave me a ticket! So I got to see Weird Al with the symphony for free. Great seat, too! I've always wanted to see Weird Al, but he's eluded me for years. It was a great show. He played for 90 minutes. Wish it could've been longer, but I'm really happy with what he played.

Moral of the story? Stalking your girlfriend at work pays off!

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18 hours ago, Dwaine said:

Weird Al was in town last night. Originally I was just going to listen while I walked around the park outside. My girlfriend volunteers at the concession stand, so I went around to the front gate to wave, make a face, etc. As I was waiting for a lull in the crowd, a security guard came up and asked what I was doing. (This happens quite often to me.)  I told her and she said, "Why don't you tell her yourself." and she gave me a ticket! So I got to see Weird Al with the symphony for free. Great seat, too! I've always wanted to see Weird Al, but he's eluded me for years. It was a great show. He played for 90 minutes. Wish it could've been longer, but I'm really happy with what he played.

Moral of the story? Stalking your girlfriend at work pays off!

He's coming around my area and my friend works for the concert venue so I'm sure he'll be able to at least listen from backstage. Unless he's doing the spotlight in which case he'll have a front facing view.

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Weird Al was in town last night. Originally I was just going to listen while I walked around the park outside. My girlfriend volunteers at the concession stand, so I went around to the front gate to wave, make a face, etc. As I was waiting for a lull in the crowd, a security guard came up and asked what I was doing. (This happens quite often to me.)  I told her and she said, "Why don't you tell her yourself." and she gave me a ticket! So I got to see Weird Al with the symphony for free. Great seat, too! I've always wanted to see Weird Al, but he's eluded me for years. It was a great show. He played for 90 minutes. Wish it could've been longer, but I'm really happy with what he played.
Moral of the story? Stalking your girlfriend at work pays off!
That's awesome. Been a fan of his for... 25ish years or so. Almost as long as DQ!

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Been job hunting for a week so far. Apparently getting my first offer tomorrow morning. Have a few interviews for the next few days so I'll have to wait and weigh my options. 

I guess the three years of stress of where I am now kinda pay off.

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I scratched the itch and bought a Switch.

And Super Mario Odyssey.

And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

 

Looking forward to finally playing on the system.

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