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30 minutes ago, YangustheLegendaryBandit said:

Went ahead and bought A Short Hike after work today. I’m looking forward to starting it and might give it a go after work tomorrow.

Also lucked out with the Indie game sale and saw that Enter the Gungeon was at a good sale price. Went ahead and got that too as I’ve been wanting to play that game for a while now.

Let me know how Short Hike is. I am interested in picking it up.

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17 hours ago, Twinkie said:

Let me know how Short Hike is. I am interested in picking it up.

Actually ignore that. Turns out they gave the game free on EGS a while back and didn't realize I did pick it up. I will probably be playing it later tonight.

Moon: Remix RPG Adventure also went up on preload for those (if any) that are interested.

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1 hour ago, Twinkie said:

Actually ignore that. Turns out they gave the game free on EGS a while back and didn't realize I did pick it up. I will probably be playing it later tonight.

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Now I can’t tell you anything. LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE!!!

1 hour ago, Twinkie said:

Moon: Remix RPG Adventure also went up on preload for those (if any) that are interested.

This is one I definitely want to get in the future. I watched the trailer for it last night and it looks like an interesting take on an RPG. It being a PS1 era game is another perk, as I’ve really enjoyed playing/discovering PS1 RPGs over the years since I didn’t grow up with the console.

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A Short Hike has been a charming game so far. First off, I really like how you can tweak the graphics to your liking, giving them that thick and kind of blocky DS hardware look or a smooth and clear look (and some in between choices too), the music changing subtlety as you play and explore is a nice touch, and you can pretty much go wherever once you start the game. The main character Claire uses Golden Feathers to help with climbing, flying (via double jumps), running, and so forth. It’s basically a stamina bar that you can quickly refill as the Golden Feathers recover pretty fast.

You do get a goal at the beginning. Apparently Claire is expecting a phone call (and by the context of dialogue a pretty serious one) but the cellphone reception is poor so she needs to head to the mountain on the island she’s staying on. You can head straight there or freely explore, which is what I’ve been doing. You meet a lot of NPCs with fun dialogue (including a kid who gets mad at you if you ask him to repeat any controls one too many times) and you can meet up with folks you talked to if you go to the right areas. I’ve gained new items like a shovel and fishing rod, and have helped a few people and have earned some special gear to wear like a ranger hat.

I’m really liking this game so far. It feels very relaxing and has a lot of nice details to it. Gives me a bit of nostalgia too for those DS quality 3D graphics too.

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55 minutes ago, YangustheLegendaryBandit said:

A Short Hike has been a charming game so far. First off, I really like how you can tweak the graphics to your liking, giving them that thick and kind of blocky DS hardware look or a smooth and clear look (and some in between choices too), the music changing subtlety as you play and explore is a nice touch, and you can pretty much go wherever it nice you start the game. The main character Claire uses Golden Feathers to help with climbing, flying (via double jumps), running, and so forth. It’s basically a stamina bar that you can quickly refill as the Golden Feathers recover pretty fast.

You do get a goal at the beginning. Apparently Claire is expecting a phone call (and by the context of dialogue a pretty serious one) but the cellphone reception is poor so she needs to head to the mountain on the island she’s staying on. You can head straight there or freely explore, which is what I’ve been doing. You meet a lot of NPCs with fun dialogue (including a kid who gets mad at you if you ask him to repeat any controls one too many times) and you can meet up with folks you talked to if you go to the right areas. I’ve gained new items like a shovel and fishing rod, and have helped a few people and have earned some special gear to wear like a ranger hat.

I’m really liking this game so far. It feels very relaxing and has a lot of nice details to it. Gives me a bit of nostalgia too for that DS quality 3D graphics too.

Just that premise sounds pretty good. I got caught up doing PSO2 stuff tonight so haven't played it yet. Can't wait to try it!

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So I found out something interesting about that Moon game that’s coming out soon. Apparently it and the small company that made the game originally were led by a guy named Kenichi Nishi. Why do I care about that? Because Mr. Nishi was one of the directors for Chibi-Robo! Plug into Adventure on the GameCube, which is one of my favorite games of all time. It was one of those games I saw in Nintendo Power that looked so inviting and kind of goofy, and it ended up being great.

Moon isn’t a game I’m planning to get at launch, but finding out some of the folks who worked on it went on to make Chibi-Robo does help sell the game that much more to me.

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25 minutes ago, cprmauldin said:

Anyone have any thoughts or comments on Nexomon: Extinction?    Looks like an expansive game, and possibly well worth the $19.99 Price point. Link below for reference. 

 

 

https://www.siliconera.com/review-nexomon-extinction-brings-polish-freedom-and-snark-to-monster-battling/

It looks pretty good. Especially for the price point. I might be keeping an eye on reviews for it.

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18 minutes ago, Twinkie said:

It looks pretty good. Especially for the price point. I might be keeping an eye on reviews for it.

My thought exactly. 

 

I do still have to play my Digimon game on Switch. Maybe I'll give it half a year and see if it goes on sale. 

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Anyone have any thoughts or comments on Nexomon: Extinction?    Looks like an expansive game, and possibly well worth the $19.99 Price point. Link below for reference. 
 
 
https://www.siliconera.com/review-nexomon-extinction-brings-polish-freedom-and-snark-to-monster-battling/
Sounds great actually.
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I managed to beat A Short Hike. Not bad. I had fun with it for the evening I spent on it. The default graphic settings was too much. So it down a notch. Music was great. Had great dialogue and some good humor. Worth the money if you got a spare evening to play through it.

Don't have any complaints about the game. Outside of the fact that the game doesn't have a deadzone programmed into it. So I had to fight the movement a bit with my old 360 controller.

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6 hours ago, cprmauldin said:

Anyone have any thoughts or comments on Nexomon: Extinction?    Looks like an expansive game, and possibly well worth the $19.99 Price point. Link below for reference. 

https://www.siliconera.com/review-nexomon-extinction-brings-polish-freedom-and-snark-to-monster-battling/

Can’t say that looks like something I’d enjoy. I’ve heard of it, but not being a fan of mainline Pokémon it just doesn’t sound like a game I’d have fun with.

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33 minutes ago, Twinkie said:

I managed to beat A Short Hike. Not bad. I had fun with it for the evening I spent on it. The default graphic settings was too much. So it down a notch. Music was great. Had great dialogue and some good humor. Worth the money if you got a spare evening to play through it.

Don't have any complaints about the game. Outside of the fact that the game doesn't have a deadzone programmed into it. So I had to fight the movement a bit with my old 360 controller.

I managed to beat it last night too. I really like the ending, and I could completely relate to Claire once she was able to get that phone call. I won’t go into details, but it was something I wasn’t expecting and was genuinely surprised how nicely it was handled.

I’ve loved the game. So worth getting for my Switch. I found it hilarious how it just goes “the end,” when you get back to the starting point, but I’m still finding a lot of stuff I missed while exploring. Just last night I found the Orange Islands off the coast of the main island and managed to get the boat from it, and that led to finding more islands! I love it when games have stuff like this, making it feel so worthwhile to go and explore because it leads to one thing and then another AND THEN ANOTHER and stays fun. One of my favorite discoveries was from fishing and how I caught an Actually Rainbow Trout that was all the colors of a rainbow. Turned it in to the guy who collects fish and he was stumped whether it was real or not.

Great little game, and I love the freedom the game gives you. I definitely want to pick the soundtrack up off of iTunes.

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56 minutes ago, YangustheLegendaryBandit said:

I managed to beat it last night too. I really like the ending, and I could completely relate to Claire once she was able to get that phone call. I won’t go into details, but it was something I wasn’t expecting and was genuinely surprised how nicely it was handled.

I’ve loved the game. So worth getting for my Switch. I found it hilarious how it just goes “the end,” when you get back to the starting point, but I’m still finding a lot of stuff I missed while exploring. Just last night I found the Orange Islands off the coast of the main island and managed to get the boat from it, and that led to finding more islands! I love it when games have stuff like this, making it feel so worthwhile to go and explore because it leads to one thing and then another AND THEN ANOTHER and stays fun. One of my favorite discoveries was from fishing and how I caught an Actually Rainbow Trout that was all the colors of a rainbow. Turned it in to the guy who collects fish and he was stumped whether it was real or not.

Great little game, and I love the freedom the game gives you. I definitely want to pick the soundtrack up off of iTunes.

I think the funniest part of the game happens with the boat. I don't wanna spoil it, but it was a pretty funny side event. I had to end up looking up a guide on the fishing to cheat for the last couple fish. I wasn't aware you could fish EVERYWHERE. I was under the impression you could only do it in spots with fish shadows.

I really liked the fact that they included an optional timer for speedrunners. I ended up watching a couple speedruns of the game after I completed it.

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28 minutes ago, Twinkie said:

I think the funniest part of the game happens with the boat. I don't wanna spoil it, but it was a pretty funny side event. I had to end up looking up a guide on the fishing to cheat for the last couple fish. I wasn't aware you could fish EVERYWHERE. I was under the impression you could only do it in spots with fish shadows.

I really liked the fact that they included an optional timer for speedrunners. I ended up watching a couple speedruns of the game after I completed it.

Ha! I bet I know what you’re talking about with the boat!

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It’s when they hit the ramp and everything slows down while Claire and the kid stare wide eyed at the camera, isn’t it? I just saw that a while ago and thought that was hilarious.

I’m trying to find the rest of the fish now. Not sure where I’m missing some, but I’ve found stuff like the crawfish/crustacean in a small pond near the visitors center, so I figure the others may be in places like that.

I may try speedrunning now that I have the timer unlocked, but we’ll see. I’ve found the fun in the game just taking my time, and it’s been great just unlocking stuff as I go. I managed to find the last golden feather from one of the treasure maps, and I’m happy I could find all of them without outside help.

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1 hour ago, YangustheLegendaryBandit said:

Ha! I bet I know what you’re talking about with the boat!

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It’s when they hit the ramp and everything slows down while Claire and the kid stare wide eyed at the camera, isn’t it? I just saw that a while ago and thought that was hilarious.

I’m trying to find the rest of the fish now. Not sure where I’m missing some, but I’ve found stuff like the crawfish/crustacean in a small pond near the visitors center, so I figure the others may be in places like that.

I may try speedrunning now that I have the timer unlocked, but we’ll see. I’ve found the fun in the game just taking my time, and it’s been great just unlocking stuff as I go. I managed to find the last golden feather from one of the treasure maps, and I’m happy I could find all of them without outside help.

Yup. That was the part! I had a good laugh from it.

It looks like a good game to speedrun if you like movement tech. There is an exploit that you can use through diving downwards with flying to get a massive speedboost. You can also stand on top of chests to open them to get a good bounce.

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On 8/24/2020 at 2:05 PM, Plattym3 said:
On 8/24/2020 at 12:56 PM, cprmauldin said:
Anyone have any thoughts or comments on Nexomon: Extinction?    Looks like an expansive game, and possibly well worth the $19.99 Price point. Link below for reference. 
 
 
https://www.siliconera.com/review-nexomon-extinction-brings-polish-freedom-and-snark-to-monster-battling/

Sounds great actually.

That’s what I thought. I figured sharing it may spark some interest around here.

23 hours ago, YangustheLegendaryBandit said:

Can’t say that looks like something I’d enjoy. I’ve heard of it, but not being a fan of mainline Pokémon it just doesn’t sound like a game I’d have fun with.

Yeah, I feel you on that. While I’ve played and beaten quite a few Pokémon games, I actually lean toward other Monster-Collecting games.

 

Which reminds me, as soon as I start Digimon Digital Story: Cyber  Sleuth, I need to give you my eval on that.

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I managed to find all the fish in A Short Hike. I’m glad the journal will give you a tip on where to find unfound fish, as I was beginning to run out of ideas where I hadn’t been yet. The White Perch was the last one I needed, and after a quick look online I found that I had found where it was supposed to be but I just never managed to catch it there.

Now all I need to do is figure out what the heck the mystery achievement is. I think I might know, but I’ll have to wait until tomorrow at 5 to see.

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Well SaGa 1-3 are coming to the Switch................................................. digital only, but 20$ isn't an awful asking price.

imo the original SaGa trilogy are the best games of that franchise. <---- current icon is from the remake of 2 on the DS

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(Edit: This post was originally from yesterday after the Direct was uploaded to YouTube but for some reason I couldn’t post it due to the video links. Was testing this morning to see if I could post it without the links and it worked.)


Not much for RPGs announced today in the Direct Mini, but we did get two shown off. I’m looking forward to the Collection of SaGa since I’ve never played the original Gameboy trilogy and have wanted to (and that’s before becoming a fan of the SaGa series, mind you) and the Taito no Tatsujin RPG looks interesting. I’ve enjoyed the one I picked up earlier this year, so I’m down for an RPG take on the game.

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Testing to see if this video link will post.

 

2nd test of video link:

 

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5 hours ago, YangustheLegendaryBandit said:

Testing to see if this video link will post.

 

2nd test of video link:

 

Oh yeah, the SaGa series does look good. I've got the third one for GB, so I'll price out grabbing the original copies before deciding if downloading on the switch is the right option for me. 

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SaGa?  Hmmm... not sure if it's worth it if I have them on my Vita.  For $10, I might do it, but I gotta be honest, I'll likely not play them.

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I have the exact same concern.
One of my new years resolutions was to stop playing games I don't enjoying just for the sake of saying I played them or beat them. And then I didn't buy a game for 6 months too. It's taught me a lot about what I actually want to play and what I don't. I've sold off a lot of games "I'll get around to some day" that I know I won't. Can't avoid a backlog, but I've gotten to know my tastes more and how to avoid bloat there.
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