Ultimate Videogame Topic 3: The Next Generation

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Post Post #2950  (ISO)  » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:12 pm

Huh, I've been prioritizing stopping grid damage over stopping pilot/mech damage because mechs heal after combat and unless it's a super good pilot you don't lose a lot from it, but grid is significantly harder to regain
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Post Post #2951  (ISO)  » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:25 pm

also Gamma & I played through the entirety of Overcooked in one sitting yesterday

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Post Post #2952  (ISO)  » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:38 pm

At least, you're lucky it wasn't a 4p playthrough. There were 5 of us when we played, and we noticed that for whatever reason, we were always better at following our plan on the attempts where we'd rotate my brother out.
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Post Post #2953  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:40 pm

In post 2948, Andrius wrote:I think the key is realizing you *have* to let certain things die in the game. You can get power back, you can't get objectives/pilots back nearly as easily.


certain squads scale much better ive found

for instance the area denial nature of husting hulks will works the same / even better when you scale the number of the vek up because there is a limit to the number of good squares they can act from and you often get vek standing around unable to reach a good square or force them shoot at mecs which you can just move
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Post Post #2954  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:40 pm

same with frost titans
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Post Post #2955  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:41 pm

i can not get hazardous mecs to work on hard though

in fact i can barely get them to work on normal lol
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Post Post #2956  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:49 pm

Frost Titans are so OP, partly because freezing a Vek is basically a one-hit KO, and partly because frozen Vek still count as alive and on the map for spawns- the game will actually spawn fewer Vek in future turns if you leave Vek alive but frozen instead of killing them. Add in that frozen Vek also deny a square, and they act as an auxillary target for unfrozen Vek, and that if the frost artillery is shielded (by having Bethany pilot), it becomes immune to its own freeze, and it's just ridiculous.
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Post Post #2957  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:52 pm

what game is this?
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Post Post #2958  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:06 pm

i havent even cleared it on normal w/ anything yet lol
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Post Post #2959  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:08 pm

@panzer: Into the Breach
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Post Post #2960  (ISO)  » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:08 pm

In post 2953, TheButtonmen wrote:
In post 2948, Andrius wrote:I think the key is realizing you *have* to let certain things die in the game. You can get power back, you can't get objectives/pilots back nearly as easily.


certain squads scale much better ive found

for instance the area denial nature of husting hulks will works the same / even better when you scale the number of the vek up because there is a limit to the number of good squares they can act from and you often get vek standing around unable to reach a good square or force them shoot at mecs which you can just move

Steel Judoka is by far the most misunderstood group simply because they rely on others to do damage for them.

But yeah, the Rusting Hulks are my go-to squad because of the area damage over time and you can pull off cool moves if you can use the smoke effectively. Also, Chen Rong on either the jet or pulse is insanely good since you can hit-and-run on jet or bunce-and-run on pulse.
In post 2955, TheButtonmen wrote:i can not get hazardous mecs to work on hard though

in fact i can barely get them to work on normal lol

I've played them ONCE and won.
The key, I found, was upgrading damage in sync with upgrading healing-from-killing. Because attacking and not killing something hurts in the long run. So if you cant kill it don't attack it or kill it with a hazard etc.

@Reck: If you need help winning in general, the damage team of [Combat, Rocket, Boulder] is solid, especially if you focus all your core into damage upgrades. Rocket and Combat are capable of 4 damage attacks and it gets better with terrain/hazards, etc. I used that team to beat HARD mode and it took ~3 tries. I've found that the best order for islands (for hard) is Detritus -> Archive -> RST. Detritus and the poison helps you increase your damage output, Archive is a great easy island, and I favor RST over Pinnacle since Pinnacle can be a nightmare. Cap damage, buff your power grid, and rush the final island as fast as you can. Also the pilot who's immune to web/clouds is great for Hard mode since webbing quickly becomes a problem.
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Post Post #2961  (ISO)  » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:49 am

I've been playing through Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology because having Radiant Historia remastered for the 3DS is like a dream come true.

Things I like so far:
  • Friendly Mode is amazing. I like challenging combat as much as the next person, but I don't have time or, frankly, patience for grinding anymore, and nowadays it's the main reason for me to drop a game. Being able to skip battles by whacking enemies on the map and still getting loot and XP is pretty great, and I don't mind shortening what is easily a 40-hour game to significantly less than that.
  • Minor characters that have available quests now have a quest marker above them, so one doesn't have to go all over the city talking to every random person trying to get all of the quests.
  • The voices, with exception of Nemesia, are decent thus far, which is a major step over Bravely Default. I low-key enjoy listening to the person voicing Stocke.
  • Pretty game is still pretty, and the gorgeous soundtrack definitely sounds better than it did on the DS.
Things I do not like so far:
  • Nemesia. RPGfan liked the character, so there must be a redeeming quality somewhere, but I hated her entrance. Good god. She could have screamed "I'm an anime trope", and there wouldn't have been a lick of difference. There were immediate regrets playing on Perfect mode.
  • The portraits for the DS release were beautiful. The ones for the 3DS release are more conventional. Dislike. There's DLC for turning on classic portraits, but any new characters would have the new portraits for obvious reasons, so it didn't make sense to play that way.
  • There's a DLC for a swimwear scenario? Dislike, angry emoji, etc. I appreciate it not being part of the game proper, but I feel kind of ill about the fact that it exists and that this re-release plays into so many classic anime tropes.
TL;DR - I'm keeping my DS version, thanks.

In other news, I'm also playing through Bravely Default again because it's been more than three years since I last played it. I continue to loathe Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, but I might as well finish it.
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Post Post #2962  (ISO)  » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:53 pm

You can drink until you throw up in Sea of Thieves and that alone makes the game worth it to me.
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Post Post #2963  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:50 pm

In post 2932, hasdgfas wrote:I have been obsessed with Slay the Spire for about a week now. A great combination of roguelike and deckbuilder, with a lot of room for variety, and a lot of room to grow.

Slay the Spire has been absolutely killing my free time, and I love it.

I admit I'm getting a tad frustrated with high ascension levels. Ascension 11 is stonking bullshit, and there's legit runs where I feel like I couldn't have done too much different.

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Post Post #2964  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:56 am

the reviews weren't lying: god of war is a masterpiece
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Post Post #2965  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:56 am

xRECKONERx wrote:the reviews weren't lying: god of war is a masterpiece

I'm not that far in yet so I dunno about masterpiece but it is REALLY good so far

I'm playing through on challenging so I'm dying at least once on most boss fights (and the opening areas before you actually get good skills/armor/etc were a biiiiitch), but figuring them out and beating them is really satisfying and there's a ton of cool exploration shit to do and the game is godamn beautiful

greenmangaming has it a few bucks off btw assuming you just want the digital download, was 10% off over the weekend and it looks like 5% off now still

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Post Post #2966  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:56 pm

In post 2964, xRECKONERx wrote:the reviews weren't lying: god of war is a masterpiece

This.
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Post Post #2967  (ISO)  » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:52 pm

i got my ass kicked nonstop

i have so many thoughts on god of war so yall finish so i can discuss it

also by far the most obnoxious fight in the game is the first "realm boss" i guess you could call it?
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Post Post #2968  (ISO)  » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:25 pm

can confirm, I watched that guy kick Reck's ass for an hour
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Post Post #2969  (ISO)  » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:10 pm

I bought shin megami tensei 4
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Post Post #2970  (ISO)  » Fri May 04, 2018 10:15 pm

Stardew Valley is in multiplayer beta

Y'all should play it now

Also does anybody else own a switch? I want somebody to throw freaking blue shell at already
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Post Post #2971  (ISO)  » Sun May 27, 2018 3:57 pm

Shit I don't want that you can have:

Roller Coaster tycoon deluxe (original game), STEAM: YFELC-GHXNI-MQ6AV
Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box, ORIGIN: 4Y7P-MLXZ-WVLC-GM4H-VH4L
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Post Post #2972  (ISO)  » Sun May 27, 2018 4:38 pm

:thumbsup:

i took rollcoaster tycoon
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Post Post #2973  (ISO)  » Sun May 27, 2018 4:44 pm

Already have both but you're awesome dude (Y)
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Post Post #2974  (ISO)  » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:38 am

So uh, Moonlighters. Get it.
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