PC Gaming Era | October 2018 - Jason and the Argonauts

#51
ZeroRanger came out a couple days ago to absolutely no fanfare. Only realized it when someone brought it up to me to sing its praises. I've been playing a bit of it now and it's pretty cool. You don't have all your shot abilities from the start and instead gradually acquire them after bosses, and there are a few to choose from each time. Makes it a little different than the standard shmup in that respect. You start off with your regular shot at first, then you get an alternate, then another, then a mode change ability. I don't know where it goes from there but this game's presentation is on point.

 
#52
I hated Origins due to the grinding and I'm someone who has played every Assassin's Creed game and really liked dark horses 3 and Unity at the time. I still want to get Odyssey for the mega budget pretty but I found Origins so miserable I'm going to stick to the beautiful artistic screenshot blogs I think.
 
#63
i really want to play loom someday but probably not gonna be this month lol

instead, i'm just gonna recommend any of brian moriarty's wonderful lectures

like this one

 
#67
Heh, how long has there been a no anime rule in the op?
Must have been since May/June. When we were just Steam Era back in April the rules were:

  • Do not solicit/trade/sell/beg for games in this thread. The discussion of splitting retail packs is fine though.
  • Do not spam post your steam stats/games count or post damage lists from sales.
  • Don't hype pre-order bundles that you have no idea about.Just buy them!
 
#70
I do wish that devs would make some games with skill trees you had to spec into for added replay value instead of giving you enough skill points to fill the whole thing. I guess Prey 2 did that pretty recently. I also liked the way Splinter Cell Blacklist had the three different playstyles, all of which gave xp, so you could choose a way to play.

No anime is fair and all, but wth is wrong with J-Rock/Pop?

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Mr. Orange only likes K-pop.
 
#73
Mr. Orange only likes K-pop.


I guess it could be worse.

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Keep getting a frustrating glitch in VC1 where sound effects like gunfire will break until I restart the game. Sounds effects still work in book/command mode, but not the actual movement or shooting part.

It doesn't play the sounds but it seems like it wants to because you can hear static and audio popping... Anybody ever had this?
 
#74


I guess it could be worse.

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Keep getting a frustrating glitch in VC1 where sound effects like gunfire will break until I restart the game. Sounds effects still work in book/command mode, but not the actual movement or shooting part.

It doesn't play the sounds but it seems like it wants to because you can hear static and audio popping... Anybody ever had this?
That's a common issue with VC1, it happens when you kill an enemy sniper. Super annoying that a fix was never put out for it, and it's why I won't buy VC4 on pc.
 
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#75

Vaporum is on sale for its one year, ya'll should check it out if you haven't. Was my first dip into grid-based crawlers and I enjoyed it very much, they're working on a prequel it seems.
 
#81
ZeroRanger came out a couple days ago to absolutely no fanfare. Only realized it when someone brought it up to me to sing its praises. I've been playing a bit of it now and it's pretty cool. You don't have all your shot abilities from the start and instead gradually acquire them after bosses, and there are a few to choose from each time. Makes it a little different than the standard shmup in that respect. You start off with your regular shot at first, then you get an alternate, then another, then a mode change ability. I don't know where it goes from there but this game's presentation is on point.

The moment when you fight Vic Viper head to head from Gradius was awesome.

Uh... I mean Arc Adder.

Just before you encounter it, it appears far off in the right side of the background clearing off a string of enemies and gathering the powerup before it fights you.

It's like the Sonic Mania of homages for the shmup genre.
 
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#82
Steins;Gate true ending achieved! That was quite the ride. It took a while to really get going and it wasn't quite how I thought it would be but I enjoyed it a lot.

It was pretty much my first "pure" VN, everything else I had played up until now had some element of gameplay to them. So, for future reference, what other VNs available on Steam do I need to wishlist? Steins;Gate 0 is an obvious one and I remember people in this thread pushing House in Fata Morgana pretty hard a few years back, so that one too. What else, though?

A few things to note:
- I have no interest whatsoever in romance/slice of life/etc, so I won't be interested in stuff like Clannad. Mystery/thriller, horror, sci-fi and the likes are all good, though.
- Dogshit art is a big turn off for me (so again, no Clannad!)
- Having actual gameplay isn't necessary but I would be lying if I said I didn't prefer it. I love Zero Escape, Danganronpa and Ace Attorney. Even something minimal like in VA-11 Hall-A is cool.

Oh and am I misremembering or was there some talk of Spike Chunsoft bringing over the other Science Adventure titles? If they're anywhere near as good as Steins;Gate then I definitely wanna check them out.
 
#83
It was pretty much my first "pure" VN, everything else I had played up until now had some element of gameplay to them. So, for future reference, what other VNs available on Steam do I need to wishlist? Steins;Gate 0 is an obvious one and I remember people in this thread pushing House in Fata Morgana pretty hard a few years back, so that one too. What else, though?
428: Shibuya Scramble
G-Senjou no Maou
Muv Luv (romance, but leads to) + Muv Luv Alternative
Island
Enigma
Himawari
Cupid
Root Double
Higurashi and Umineko
 
#87
428: Shibuya Scramble
G-Senjou no Maou
Muv Luv (romance, but leads to) + Muv Luv Alternative
Island
Enigma
Himawari
Cupid
Root Double
Higurashi and Umineko
Some of those look really interesting, thanks.

I know Umineko is another one that got a lot of praise around here but some of those screenshots look rough. Kinda makes it a tough sell lol.

Doki Doki Literature Club is the only VN you need.
And doki doki is free! So no harm in trying it.
I got spoiled on that one so there's no real point in playing it for myself.
 
#89
Steins;Gate true ending achieved! That was quite the ride. It took a while to really get going and it wasn't quite how I thought it would be but I enjoyed it a lot.

It was pretty much my first "pure" VN, everything else I had played up until now had some element of gameplay to them. So, for future reference, what other VNs available on Steam do I need to wishlist? Steins;Gate 0 is an obvious one and I remember people in this thread pushing House in Fata Morgana pretty hard a few years back, so that one too. What else, though?

A few things to note:
- I have no interest whatsoever in romance/slice of life/etc, so I won't be interested in stuff like Clannad. Mystery/thriller, horror, sci-fi and the likes are all good, though.
- Dogshit art is a big turn off for me (so again, no Clannad!)
- Having actual gameplay isn't necessary but I would be lying if I said I didn't prefer it. I love Zero Escape, Danganronpa and Ace Attorney. Even something minimal like in VA-11 Hall-A is cool.

Oh and am I misremembering or was there some talk of Spike Chunsoft bringing over the other Science Adventure titles? If they're anywhere near as good as Steins;Gate then I definitely wanna check them out.
i very much recommend the christine love games: analogue: a hate story, its sequel, hate plus and ladykiller in a bind, which lets you be really mean to girls and then get punished for it and i love that. these are really well written games with each having some neat gameplay twist that makes it something beyond intense reading off a monitor which can get tiresome for me with no breaks in between. i recommend all three tbh, ladykiller is pretty nsfw but it's just a story with a lot of sex in it rather than a porn thing so idk i think it's art whatever

my other favorite would be the one you mentioned last, va-11 hall-a, which also breaks up the text with a cool bartending minigame that really makes you feel like you know everyone's favorite drinks and there's a reason they come to you with the stories. it also has phenomenal pixelart and super catchy music. it's great, you'll love it

that's about it for me, i very much disliked everything else i played. doki doki is for sickos
 
#92
AC Odyssey is the only time Ive bought a game version higher than standard in years and it's simply because that early playable is better timing for me, season pass will probably be cheaper and I loved origins.

So Ubi, don't fuck it up.
 
#95
i very much recommend the christine love games: analogue: a hate story, its sequel, hate plus and ladykiller in a bind, which lets you be really mean to girls and then get punished for it and i love that. these are really well written games with each having some neat gameplay twist that makes it something beyond intense reading off a monitor which can get tiresome for me with no breaks in between. i recommend all three tbh, ladykiller is pretty nsfw but it's just a story with a lot of sex in it rather than a porn thing so idk i think it's art whatever

my other favorite would be the one you mentioned last, va-11 hall-a, which also breaks up the text with a cool bartending minigame that really makes you feel like you know everyone's favorite drinks and there's a reason they come to you with the stories. it also has phenomenal pixelart and super catchy music. it's great, you'll love it

that's about it for me, i very much disliked everything else i played. doki doki is for sickos
Oh right, I played Analogue years ago (as well as Digital, its free kinda-prequel). Completely forgot about it. I should probably check out Hate Plus, yeah. Ladykiller doesn't look like it would be my thing, though.

And yeah, VA-11 Hall-A is great. I played it right before that year's Steam GOTY voting and it ended up stealing my #1 spot at the last minute. I'm pretty excited about the sequel they just announced!
 
#98
It's one of the easiest MGS games with MGSV to S rank honestly. You just need to avoid killing enemies, being spotted and be fast.
I thought S-rank in MGSV was only speed, so you can just run through a stage, do the objective and get S-rank no matter who sees you. Unless Ground Zeroes was different of course.
 

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#99
I thought S-rank in MGSV was only speed, so you can just run through a stage, do the objective and get S-rank no matter who sees you. Unless Ground Zeroes was different of course.
Speed gives you enough of a bonus for an easier S-rank but depending on the mission (in TPP at least) you can take your time so long as the final score is high enough due to other considerations like objectives completed, no spottings, etc.
 
Dentist tomorrow, wee woo.


Let it Die has been taking my time lately. The biggest thing that really bugs me about it is the small inventory on your fighters. I think I'm going to start primarily playing the collector class because of the increased capacity.
 
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