>>21404>Playing through any visual novels or other games samachan?
Not currently but I'm definitely going to be buying Sekiro on Friday and giving it a try. I'll definitely post about it and I look forward to hearing Samachan's experience with the game.
I've played bits of it and it's been interesting and fun thus far. Unfortunately my GPU didn't really meet the minimum requirements and is randomly crashing and I have to play on the lowest possible setting which takes away a lot from the game. I'm wondering if I should get a new card.
I've played about 6 hours so far, very fun game. Combat and movement are very different from Dark Souls but I like it a lot. Grappling around is very fun, and so is the fast paced parry-based sword combat. I'm still unlearning managing a stamina bar and my dodge having i-frames which has led to me dying a lot. I already have 3 rot essences! I'm still confused as to how the heck the resurrection mechanic and the dragon rot all work but I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually.
I got a little stuck on the Chained Ogre boss (his lunging grab is so hard to dodge!) but now I'm in a canyon with a big snake who does not like me very much. It's a pretty cool set piece. There was another route I could have taken but it was a scary cave with a warning outside of it. I went far enough in to see some kinda pale hunched over goblin with a big glowing sword and chickened out.
video games are for children
I'm not yet as far as ahead as you are but I agree the fast paced combat is very fun. Most people probably had a lot of trouble playing it like DS and I did too but I'm adopting a Tenchu approach and it really reminds me of the series.
I have not played Tenchu but I've heard people make the comparison. I just got to the point where I unlocked the skill trees, they add a lot of cool options to combat which I'm excited for. I got an ability that lets me stomp down on an incoming thrust with a well-timed dodge towards which is so much fun to use on spear dudes. The game does a good job of making you feel like a super powered ninja while still being rewardingly difficult.
I wish I knew if there was a respec in the game or not though, I'm saving my skill points right now because you can find combat style manuals that give you whole extra skill trees and I don't wanna waste points. DS2 and DS3 both had a respec in them though so I imagine there's probably a way in this game.
Also I appreciate that despite there being a full English dub, the default audio setting is Japanese with subtitles, I don't think I've seen a game do that before
>>21410>, I'm saving my skill points right now because you can find combat style manuals that give you whole extra skill trees and I don't wanna waste points.
don't do that. every time you die you lose half your EXP
Woah, I just beat Lady Butterfly, that was a really fun boss fight. Probably the hardest I've gotten stuck on a boss thus far, but it totally gave me that same feeling of incremental improvement and eventual success that I really was hoping for out of this games bosses. I wasn't keeping track but it took me at least 10 tries. I quickly ran out of Snap Seeds which made her second phase a lot harder, but still very doable. Learning how to combine parries and dodges simultaneously to get away from her homing butterflies and not die to her melee attacks felt really satisfying once I had it figured out.>>21412
Wait I thought you only lost half your progress to your next point?
>>21413>Wait I thought you only lost half your progress to your next point
oh maybe that's it
still better to use it, you need to unlock enough shinobi skills to get the visceral kill autoheal. It's not called viscerals but you know what I mean
Well I've gotten to the point where the game opens up a lot. I've died every which of the 4 ways available to me I go though. I can go fight the sword and bow dude from the tutorial on top of a tower
, a headless demon who I need to waste consumables on to even attempt in a spooky cave
, a spear guy who spams ghost skulls at you in a different spooky cave
, or I can try to explore a cliff fortress full of Tuskan raider looking guys
How far have has samachan gotten?>>21414
Yeah I've been using them as I get them now, the game's getting a lot harder and I need whatever I can get. the heal on kills
skill is really useful, yeah.
What game do you mean? Sekiro? I haven't played it at all, how much is it/pirateable?
Do you get anything if the guy helping you to fight Juzou didn't die?
No besides a sentence of extra dialog if you talk to him again.
Yeah we're talking about Sekiro. It's like $60 but there's no online component so it's probably pirateable pretty easily.>>21418>>21419
I didn't even notice that guy until after I had cleared the area. He ran out once all the enemies were dead shouting and then just said "Looks like it's all clear" and wandered around the courtyard.
I have 3-4 paths to choose from Ashina Castle, Ashina Depths/Abandoned Dungeon, Temple
You haven't done Ashina Castle
yet? That's probably going to be the easiest one then. I thought you had to go through Abandoned Dungeon
to get to both Ashina Depths
and Kongou Temple
. I haven't done Abandoned Dungeon
yet so I have yet to explore three of those places. I'm in Sunken Valley right now, fighting a giant white monkey
. Which major bosses have you beaten so far? Did you beat Genichiro
No, not yet. I have yet to reach Sunken Valley
, I chose to explore the other places. I've only beaten Gyoubu and Lady Butterfly.
Turns out I totally missed a path in the castle, past the big bell ogre there's a route I hadn't explored yet, looks like I can put off fighting the miniboss I was stuck on. I'm a fair bit into the temple
area now. Those double headed spear guys are pretty tough.>>21423
Ah, I'd say definitely go do that then, I think the game expects you to have by now. I found him a lot easier than Lady Butterfly. You haven't managed to kill the purple orb dude in Abandoned Dungeon
yet have you? And if you have, how?!
Which miniboss? No, not yet I think he is an apparition type similar to the headless ogre in the cave.
The big white monkey
in Bodhisattva valley. I only gave him two tries though, I'm sure I could beat him if I tried some more, but I'm liking exploring the temple right now. There's also some cave that a Memorial Mob guy warned me not to go in because of snake gods which sounds exciting.>I think he is an apparition type similar to the headless ogre in the cave.
No he takes damage as normal, he's just really hard and spams projectiles. I almost got him down one health bar but it's so hard to get a hit in on him
I gave up at the butterfly lady and the bull. I'll give it another try later.
The game is only for windows? Guess i will miss another game
I would honestly save Lady Butterfly for after the Ashina Castle boss, she's a lot harder than him imo and by the time you clear Ashina Castle you should have some extra HP and attack. The bull gets a lot easier with what >>21430
suggested. Also my trick to beating him was to only try to parry as a last resort, and try to stay next to or behind him with dodges while you smack him.
Holy heck this part on the roof where you get swarmed by purple one-armed ninjas is really hard, I can barely take on one of them and once three of them are on you it just feels unfair. As soon as you get close to posture breaking one he backs off and the others attack. I dunno if anyone else is this far but it's at Ashina Castle, after it gets invaded and you lose access to its idols.
I actually didn't even use that once, I just dodged and ran around his big lightning attacks. I'm actually pretty proud that I sightread his second phase, even though I did die to his first two times.>Also managed to beat the three monkeys.
Wouldn't be a FromSoft game without at least one silly gimmick boss fight.>I was wondering if you did get to meet the priest in the main hall of the temple?
You mean the one in the illusory halls where you "fight" the monkeys
? Other than him, I don't think so, what does he say? I've read that this game has multiple endings and it's pretty hard to get the "true" ending blind, so once I beat it I'll probably play again with the aid of a wiki or some such.
Oh yeah, and since you did Genichiro after Senpou Temple, what did the Divine Child say about the Mortal Blade when you met her, since Kuro wouldn't have yet told you to go find it, right?
I'm on this part right now I was wondering why the idols were gone…
A bit slow but I've finally caught up. Have any of you killed off the headless enemies?
I think I'm almost done with the game, I'm certainly in the last area. These weird pale dragon dudes are really obnoxious. They instakill you if they look at you for too long, and you can't rez from it…
Also the Divine Child is really cute, make sure to visit her occasionally.>>21439
I killed off all three of them, they're a real pain in the butt though. Using Divine Confetti makes the fight a lot easier, you can basically just DPS race them if you remember to retreat and use Pacifying Agent before your terror gauge fills. You get a kinda neat reward from them.
Yeah I went back and killed them, somewhat easy to handle with divine confetti but his one shot moves are still a pain to deal with.
Right now I'm on demon of hate and I've lost like 15 times so far. I will keep trying.
You're pretty close to where I'm at, I took a break and spent a few hours wandering around double checking areas, exhausting dialogue and upgrading my tools. I haven't gotten to the boss >>21441
is talking about yet though. I am excited to finish my playthrough so I can go online and look at spoilers to see what I missed.
Kind of. You have to finish Fountainhead Palace before you get to it.>>21443>I haven't gotten to the boss >>21441 is talking about yet though.
It is optional so try not to miss it. The kid is going to be waiting at the final boss room and rather than rushing for that you should go back to that area in Ashina where you fought the general on the horse. (I think he was the very first real boss in the game) That's where you find Demon of Hate.
Done with Sekiro now I have nothing else to play…
Can I emulate it on PC yet?
If you have a good PC maybe, look up RPCS3
I'm playing Sekiro. I just beat Gyoubu.
Nice, how are you liking it? have you killed any other bosses? The game really starts to open up after that point and there's a lot of ways to go so if you get stuck just explore a bit.
Been playing Jet Set Radio. It makes me sad that there is no anime or manga focused on rollerblading or skateboarding delinquents.
Attempt number 11 and counting on Demon of Hate…
This is Darkeater Midir all over again, and I'm having a lot of fun with it. I can get him like halfway through phase two right now, that fire beam that crosses the whole arena keeps getting me.
Got him in only 19 tries! That was a really fun boss, I like how you have to fight him very differently than most of the other bosses in the game, deflections and blocking really do you no good and you have to just run and dodge a lot.
Well I'm on what I assume is the final boss of Sekiro and it's pretty crazy. I gave it 3 tries and managed to get him to the second phase twice, but I think I'm gonna save it for tomorrow, my boss grinding batteries were depleted by Demon of Hatred. This fight seems pretty tough!
I'm here as well.
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I beat Sekiro! Got the ending with the Divine Child too. That was a really great game, some of the most fun combat in a game that I've ever played and the difficulty level was just right, I really wasn't ever frustrated but it was still a challenge. Definitely got my moneys worth out of it and I'm excited for future DLC, which From has a pretty good track record with. I really enjoyed all the Dark Souls DLC.
Finally completed Sekiro, got the same ending as yuyu. Great and fun game but not without flaws. Considering the Divine Child ending, I'm hoping there would be a sequel. Seems like a reference to journey to the west and possibly a connection to the dragons in the souls series.
I went to Game Stop today to look at used DS games and I saw Sekiro for sale.
Nice, congrats! I thought the final boss was a lot of fun. I think I'm going to play through a second time with the harder difficulty.>Great and fun game but not without flaws.
What were your complaints with it, out of curiosity? The biggest thing I didn't like about it was the stealth aspect and how the game kind of forces you into using it by giving you encounters that are really unfair unless you cheese some of the enemies, which felt kinda unrewarding to me. Also a lot of the "stealthing" amounts to just abusing bad AI and not actually being sneaky, which further makes those encounters feel unrewarding.
That and I feel like some of the prosthetic tools were pretty underutilized, but that's more on me than the game. I was just way more likely to take damage trying to make things like the fan, the spear, and the feather work on normal enemies, and against bosses I either used the one the game explicitly tells you to use or didn't use anything at all, because again, futzing around with tools was just making the fight harder for me. For most of the game I used the flame blast, the firecracker, the shuriken, and occasionally sabimaru.
Both points you've made are spot on, I'd also expand that there is a lack of flow between the gameplay transition of exploring and fighting normal enemies versus the boss duels. As you've mentioned, while I liked the stealth gameplay, the awful AI takes away a lot of satisfaction from it. I didn't use the prosthetic tools much either and barely upgraded it but I've been reading up on things related to the game and it seems that together with combat arts, could provide a variety of different ways to play the game and fight bosses.
Since it's probably also made in the same engine as the souls series and it having similar interfaces, I can't help but compare the two and while I appreciate it being a different game, I feel like the absence of certain elements from the souls series somewhat regrettable. My biggest gripe with the game though would be that I feel that the game is too short, especially in comparison to other From Software titles although it is still significant compared to most modern games. The side quests and NPCs are also weaker than their other titles and there are a lot of unnecessary NPCs that only serves as a waypoint to progress the direction of the game like the monk in the hidden forest and the basket guy. I've read that for the vendors, Miyazaki only directly designed the pot nobles and it shows as they were the only ones that are remotely interesting. I'd also like to add that considering the duel-like battle system, I thought that PvP might've been fun. The location design was in general gorgeous but there are a few places where it felt lacking such as the depths which felt like a half assed attempt to replicate the area from Souls and the Fountainhead Palace which was actually brilliant but I was expecting the "palace" to be another area instead of a dingy house.
Anyway, I really like the setting being in the east instead of the usual medieval trope and I hope Japanese devs would come up with more games like it as it used to be in the past with games such as tenchu and way of the samurai. I've always hoped for a Souls game set in the east and whilst this is not exactly it, it's still a great game overall with some great moments and gave me a taste of what it could be. I'd still love to see a sequel though.
I'm enjoying it a lot, but I haven't played in the last days. I killed Lady Butterfly and Genichiro since my last post.
I'm poor and am waiting on my 24th Birthday next month in hopes that someone will get Sekiro for me.
I've avoided lots of spoilers except that the little girl is actually a little boy, there's a big ol' snake and a boss with no head.
Is it like Demon's Souls, or Dark Souls/Bloodborne?
I absolutely loved Demon's Souls when it came out, found Dark Souls to be above average, and was frankly disappointed with Bloodborne.
I haven't played Bloodborne or Demon's Souls, but I found the game to be closest to Dark Souls 3, which in turn is the closest of those games to Bloodborne, or so I hear. At least in that it's fast paced and the combat is very frenetic rather than methodical like Dark Souls 1. That said, it's really a wholly different game, the only similarities between it and the other Hidetaka Miyazaki games are some structural things like how the world and enemies are laid out, the difficulty, the progression of your healing flask, etc. The combat is it's own thing entirely, and the RPG elements are pretty much wholly gone, as is the multiplayer. Great game though, I hope you are able to play it soon! Like anonymous said, if you can't afford it, there's nothing wrong with pirating it.
>>21464>and the RPG elements are pretty much wholly gone
Bit of a non-sequitur, but am I the only one who never cared for these in action games? The whole idea of an action RPG seems to just be an excuse to not have to design harder and harder levels and puzzles for a player that gets better at the game, substituting it with bigger numbers and more grinding. I say this as someone who likes actual RPGs very much.
I wish another sekiro would come out right now…
Why not just play through it again with a different build? Or try maining a different weapon… oh wait…
You're missing the point.
he's poor, he probably only has a toaster and a second-hand ps4
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The power of ace combat on pc…
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Started Symphonic Rain. The music is good and the rhythm game is very fun.
Tortas and champurrado huh, this is making me hungry…
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Torta may be sweet but she is not something you eat!
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I wouldn't mind a bite…
Wow, is that what RE2 looks like with the Expansion Pak? I really missed out huh.
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why did you even need to ask this
Please don't be mean to Anonymous-san. We all feel love slightly differently.
You know it.I refer to the remake as "Resident Evil 2" because it doesn't have "remake" in the official title, and the devs started referring to it as a "reimagining" instead of a "remake", and I'm stupid anal about stuff like that and don't want to screw up the "official" name.>>21480
I've been scolded in the past for posting stuff I thought was Japanese, but wasn't Japanese enough.
I was worried that since the story takes place in America, it wasn't Japanese enough of a game.>>21481
Com'on yuyu! Look at the way her butt jiggles! She's totally helpless and very cute!
>>21483>I've been scolded in the past for posting stuff I thought was Japanese, but wasn't Japanese enough.
there's not varying levels of "japanese", if its japanese you can discuss it
what are you talking about
Well I posted that thread with Japanese drawings of CSA soldiers on 2D/Everything and you said that wasn't Japanese enough.
So I figured if Japanese drawings of Americans wasn't Japanese enough then Japanese games set in America might not be either, so I wanted to check.
if its japanese its allowed, i've never said otherwise or i would've just deleted the thread
my issue with that is the "intent" and the "spirit of the law" rather than the letter
imagine if someone made a thread about japanese opinions of the president, sure it's japanese but its also political and who gives a shit
it just made me think
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That's fair, but I get very anxious being scolded or questioned regardless, like in the CSA thread. I can't read tone over text with some of your posts, Yuno, and I get intimidated.
Therefore I try to avoid any possible scolding and questioning by double checking, but it got me questioned.
Kaos intrigues me as a lifeform
I'm not a lifeform but Kaos intrigues me as well.
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Am I the only one who saw Koopa Troopas as turkeys when I was a kid?
what did you think was happening when you jumped on it
I honestly forget, but given that shooting Goombas with fireballs turned them into coins things didn't make much sense to me anyway.
did you not read the manual lol
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I mostly bought used carts for cheap since I didn't care about boxes anyway.
I know, I'm a piece of shit. I also stole a shiny Pokemon from a Puerto Rican kid in my neighborhood. I asked him to trade it to my cart so I could evolve it for him, without any intentions of trading it back, and I never did.
I still have a Shiny Crobat on one of my old Ruby carts.
To be fair that kid and his buddy used to play hide and go seek without telling me I was it whenever I left the house, so I feel somewhat justified in my perfidy.
That's the mainline harvest moon series made by Marvelous now, right?
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I got Sekiro on PS4 for my Birthday.
It wont install the updates, saying, "There's not enough free space", but when I check my free space I have 30GB+ available, and I doubt some first week patches are over 30GB in size.
Happy birthday anonymous! Hope you get the game to work, it's fun
How old are you
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Thank you and thank you!
I got it to work by deleting Red Dead Redemption 2 as an app (but not my saves)
I also got physical volumes of the Houseki no Kuni manga volumes 1-8 and a shirt I've wanted for a while.
A shirt that says "Northern Confederate" and shows the North Eastern States colored as a Dixie flag.
that doesnt even make any sense
you should return it
I've seen more dixie flag bumper stickers in upstate new york and ohio than mississippi. Yankees are weird.
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It makes sense to me, which is why I've wanted it!>>21506It's a mix of believing secession was constitutional, being disappointed with our current local governments, genuinely liking Southern folks, and showing signs of general rebellion against society.
Especially that last one, though.
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Kemono Friends RPG named "KEMONO BOUND" is in development. Made by the same guy who made Kemono Labyrinth http://www.soundcross.net/contents/game/kemolaby/
It's still being made I believe. A different guy started making his own 3D Kemono Friends RPG too.
Could you post a link to that one?
Thank you, so this one's more of an ARPG I see.
Started playing PSO2 again, and I wondered if anyone here was interested in trying it out.
We could make a samaguild and bother japanese people. Fun stuff!
Here's a guide to help you get started and apply the fan made english patch:https://arks-layer.com/setup.html
Yeah I'm very interested. I can't play for the next couple of weeks but after that I'll download and start.
Make a post here when you're in game and I'll add you
Wow, those are some surprisingly low system requirements. I wonder if it'd run on my toughbook while I'm out in the field building stuff…
Yeah, it runs very well on my dying laptop from 2012 lol
There were some posts about it before but I think having to pay for a subscription turned people away.
why not Guild Wars 2?
or Maplestory 2?
(these are the two MMORPGs I know)
Well outside of not wanting to play Nexon shit because they have a notoriously awful track record, i also want to play a Japanese MMO
shut it fag before I make you shut it
Everyone knows the japanese make the best games, they're folded over 1000 times after all.
Everyone knows that Korea is rightful territory to the Empire of Japan, and Korean people are the property of the Japanese government, so it counts.
Icicle's actually been playing MMOs since the UO days. I met him on Catskills in 1999. Good times.
Speaking of MMOs look at this one (no it's not Japanese and - in dealbreaker - you can't play a cute girl forever since you grow old)https://chroniclesofelyria.com/
No idea if it's going to be good but the idea sounds amazing
Looks like a crowdfunding scam.
Yeah, though they apparently do have work on it
I'm interested but fuck preordering, no matter what exclusive goodies they have
I downloaded it, what ship are you on?
Ship 2, be sure to post your character when you're done making it!
The character creator is probably the best I've ever used.
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Tried to make hyper agent gridman, my player ID is 14519945
>>21536>The character creator is probably the best I've ever used.
Well now I'm interested
I'll try downloading it.
Came out pretty good!
I'll add you when I get on later.
Looks like adding friends when they arent in front of you requires the character name or the player ID name lol.
If you could post one of those it'd be neat, thanks.
Oh sorry, my player ID name is Juno-SG.
What does the SG stands for?
Seaborgium because it has the atomic number 106.
Yeah lol, don't have one but I'd like to one day.
What classes are you guys? I wanna pick something that will compliment us as a group
Or are we all gonna be too far apart in level to play together?
I'm a hunter and anonymous is a bouncer.
Dont worry too much about classes rhough, pick whatever you find fun.
Will playing this take a lot out of my time? Because i am short on time
Will playing an MMO, a genre notorious for being a massive time investment take a lot out of your time?
Probably not bro lol
I mean ryusei is playing it and he has no free time either
I have a ton of free time, what are you talking about?
Well, fuck you too buddy
Well I downloaded the game and I was all ready to go and spend more time in the character creator than I'm likely to spend actually playing the game but the servers are down for maintenance! How annoying…>>21554
RIP Horatio, he never scored
Cute! For cute clothes your best option is the player shop (accessable through the visphone), but most things are expensive…
Why would you lie lol
She is cute heck you
that character looks awful
i dont want to play with you, so no need
Y-yeah well I bet you don't even play and are just being mean for the sake of it!
i've been playing since Ryusei originally posted about this in 2017
Why don't you want to play with Samachan?!
I love the ego on you that you think that you are Samachan.
Oh come on you know what I meant
Not wanting to play with you ≠ not wanting to play with Samachan
But I'm a part of Samachan just as much as any poster is…
And why don't you want to play with me is the real question I had.
If you're going to flame each other can you at least be creative about it?
It's not flaming it's foreplay.
In any case is there a guild or something we can all join? I saw there was a "teams" feature>>21570
I've not flamed anybody I just want to know what this guys deal is!>30293
Anonymous is a tsundere huh…
i dont like you and dont want to play with you, now stop derailing this thread like you do every thread when someone says something that offends your sense of self worth you fucking attention whore
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Both of you stop flaming and derailing a thread about videogames, goodness gracious
jeez, all because people have different opinions on cute…>>21572
there's no team yet
I played excitebike again after a long time today. It was fun.
Cuteness is serious business
kiwami 2 is fun
Been playing kirby's dream course. It's minigolf with kirby as the ball. It's adorable and very fun.
Is that the one for the SNES? I've played it before years ago and I remember having a good time playing it. It's probably the only Kirby game I've played to date.
I've played that too, I picked it up at a second-hand store a few years ago. It has an excellent learning curve - you get a pretty good control of Kirby quite quickly, which is pleasant, yet you can tell there's still much more to learn.
And now I must resist the urge to become that guy who shoves uncalled for recommendations down people's throats, because someone said>It's probably the only Kirby game I've played
Yes it is.>>21581
All of the kirby spinoff games are pretty solid. Kirby's tilt n rumble is one of my favorites.
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Finishing up Stella Glow. I hadn't heard of this game before and was surprised at how high quality it was.
+ Each character feels like they have their own unique play style
+ Cute girls
+ You can marry the bad girl
+ Engaging story
+ Great OST
+ Nice SRPG gameplay
Only thing I didn't like was how slow it felt sometimes. Early game can be physically painful, and I would unironically say it gets good about 15-20 hours in. (That's when plot starts developing and you start getting better items.) If you have the patience, you could enjoy this fantastic game. Its definitely one of the better I've played.
Spoiler image, my wife and child.
What is an SRPG
Also for fuck's sake it' 3DS only AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA SHE'S CUTE THOUGH
SRPGs are turn based combat games that revolve around grids. Fire Emblem, Advance Wars, Disgaea are popular examples. Also you can emulate it, that's what I'm doing. 3DS emulation is pretty good right now.
Oh cool, I didn't even know there was a name for it. What does the S stand for?>you can emulate it
Woah what since when
What's the good one then? I'll find a ROM site for the games
Citra is what you use for emulation and you can find a decrypted rom with a quick google search.
Stella Glow was great. It's pretty grindy at some points and a lot of the story is a ripoff of Luminous Arc but I really enjoyed it. >>21586
They're usually called TRPGs in the west. Some people make a distinction that SRPG refers specifically only to the FFT/Tactics Ogre type of game while TRPG refers to stuff on a smaller scale like Radiant Historia with some basic tactical thinking required but the terms are interchangeable if you ask me since that kind of thing is pretty standard in the RPG genre as a whole and calling it "strategy" in the first place is kind of a misnomer anyways. Technically a true strategy RPG would be something like Nobunaga's Ambition but those are pretty rare and the more strategic get the less RPG they tend to get.
>>21585>Also you can emulate it
If you have an actual 3DS it's pretty trivial to install CFW and pirate games. It's pretty comfy and once you get it set up feels less clunky than the old R4 cards and stuff. I never really enjoyed playing DS games on an emulator.
>>21588>It's pretty grindy at some points
It actually wasn't grindy at all and I forgot to include that in my post. I've probably only done the free battle missions maybe a couple times, the leveling system is really good in that it catches you up with the story missions pretty fast.
>They're usually called TRPGs
I've only seen people refer to them as SRPGs and I'm going to keep calling them that…
Ah, crap. I meant to write slow and wrote grindy on accident. Yeah, the leveling is pretty convenient, pretty much the same as Luminous Arc if I remember correctly. Actually I felt like, just like with Luminous Arc, it was a bit too forgiving and fast but that that might just be because I tend to do extra free battles and try to keep everyone at the same level.
I remember that, haven't kept up with the development of it for a while, is it good enough to run with a mediocre machine now?>>21592
What are you looking for?
Anyone with knowledge on how to decrypt a .cia file for Citra?
JRPG that I can play or emulate on computer where you can romance the girl and live a fulfilling life. And yes I've played through Persona series and also Harvest Moon/Rune Factory.>>21594
Aren't they usually decrypted? I don't think you'd need to do it yourself.
The tools are probably on 3dsiso.>>21595
Assuming you've already played DQV, Sakura Wars and Thousand Arms are good. There's some romancey stuff in Summon Night and Ar Tonelico I guess which are good too.
I'm in posession of an undubbed copy of Bravely Default but it's decrypted. Tried using https://gbatemp.net/threads/batch-cia-3ds-decryptor-a-simple-batch-file-to-decrypt-cia-3ds.512385/
but it didn't work, gave me a fatal with the decrypted copy on Citra.>>21595
Off the top of my head nothing comes to mind besides the ones already posted by >>21596
if anything comes up I'll post it.
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Oh I remembered, Azure Dreams does have romance elements but it plays primarily like a roguelike.
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I am giving this game a shot
Nothing's happened so far but I got the emulator working
Well I accidentally sent the tutorial monster home so I missed out on the tutorial but I think I understand the game anyways
My monster keeps dying on the first level though and I can't find any new ones, should I really just be grinding this early?
I have xrd but it runs like garbage on my PC for some reason…
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I play Xrd sometimes. I suck at fighting games but still fun to play.
Its not that demanding…
>>21604>Its not that demanding…
I know that's why its weird… It runs like its in slow motion even though everything is as low as it will go.
I played some version of XX on PS2 for a while. Don't really remember it that well but I think it was pretty good.
It'd probably be laggy then…
Seems like it will have some form of "time travel", though not in the sense as we know it. A connection to the past.
Are you still playing?
Wow, a real time traveler.
Looks cool. I didn't catch the Pokemon Go hype so I'll give this a try if it comes out in the west.
So it won't use AR as Go did and there is a quest system and some form of narrative. I sure hope so, the DQ series is generally not as well known as pokemon in the west and only in recent years have they been truly expanding into the western market. DQX was never released in the west as far as I'm aware. Also, the fact that it plays more like an RPG and less open-ended as Go did would probably make it harder to localise.
DQX isn't available outside of Japan because Square doesn't want anything to challenge FFXIV
squaresoft is gay
enix 4 life
Agreed, it would have been better if the merger hadn't happened but then again it was necessary.
Is this the FGO killer? Also when the fuck can I fuck Cynthia?
We had a Samachan Azur Lane guild but everyone in it died
Sad… I think I remember seeing an Azur Lane thread a while back but I think they were playing on the EN version. I'm on JP.
Well I hope you speak Japanese
I can read a decent amount of kanji, everything else I rely on guides.
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Has anyone here played Tales?>>21828
I can only play it on nox so it's not worth it for me, especially because the gameplay cycle is weird to me
I might still go back at some point when I have time.
I liked the ninja girl with the titties in tales of symphonia but the combat system in those games doesn't really appeal to me at all
I've played Phantasia, Destiny and Eternia but only completed Eternia.
Fair enough, it's not really a great system
I mostly like Berseria, Velvet tickles my dick nerves
For what it was it was pretty good actually, I just prefer turn-based games or full-on action RPGs over hybrid systems like that
I haven't really played much of them but from what I've seen the newer games have improved and refined it too
The character on the right is a boy isn't it
What're you cruising for an eromenos or something you criminal?
No I'm testing my trap radar>eromenos
I don't know what that means. And I'm not a criminal!
Shes hot, keep going
What a shame, I really like her design.
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not strictly "japanese" but they recently added the ability to transform into a catgirl in Degrees of Lewdity
That game was fun when I first played it but is there any reason to try it again?
no, not really
but it's still kinda addictive, and it's fun playing through it again with a new character
All these text adventure western eroge are wierdly addictive and I find myself playing them for hours on end, just edging. Degrees of Lewdity, Lilith's Throne, and of course CoC which has gotten continued updates through mods.
I do the same, it can take up my entire day but gives me incredibly powerful orgasms. What CoC mods are you talking about?
I tried CoC in the past and Lilith's Throne since, but only DoL really "did it" for me (both sexually and in just being a fun time-sink)
I think what helps DoL is having the little avatar showing what you look like. Having to constantly check back and see what I now look like in CoC and Lilith's Throne takes away a bit of the enjoyment
I think the reason is that DoL has a light anime-esque flare to it
it's also a lot less fetishy than, say, Lilith's Throne
They are fun but my issue with CoC and DoL is that it's way too hard to play the game in such a way that it caters to your fetishes and instead you end up getting brutally raped or growing penises for fingers or something when all I wanted to do was sex my best friend or a cute mouse girl
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Apparently a new IP by From Software created in tandem with George R R Martin is going to be announced at the Microsoft E3 press conference at 1 PM PT today. It is supposedly titled Elden Ring.
I hope it's an RTS.
I hope it's a text-based eroge.
I hope it fucking sucks.
You don't like the most overrated author of the 21st century?
Well, maybe not most, but he's gunning for Stephen King's spot
E3 is lame as ever but this lady was adorable oh my gosh
How do you mean? It doesn't look like a very cute game.
I think he means the japanese dev lady presenting the game
Not the game, the woman presenting it!
She was cute…
You guys are weird.
How am I weird?! Japanese accents are adorable and so was that lady.
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Are you OK anonymous? What's with the face?
The disappearance of engrish from modern anime is a fate that must be avoided at all costs.
This actually looks quite interesting.>>22086
I'm wary about Japanese devs' eagerness to collaborate with western creators, I like From Software but I'm on the fence on this one.
It's almost like japan didn't waste a ton of money and resources trying to imitate western shit when the market was already flooded with western shit and competition was impossible for a whole console generation and finally managed to get back on their feet and catch up in record time by going back to their roots and making full use of their galapagos uniqueness.
Nope, that didn't happen. Get us those western hacks and let kojima waste another billion yen pretending hollywood likes him.
sorry to be a cynical piece of crap but that seemed kind of forced
I don't completely grasp your point but I'll assume we're on the same page. I think this boils down partially to a case of the grass is greener plus a lack of self-confidence on the part of the Japanese devs. The global market is a huge slice of the pie the Japanese industry have been desperately trying to penetrate in the last decade or so, even more so with the contraction of the domestic market. Most of these devs lacks the experience and knowledge of the global market and that brings them to seek western collaborators. Others are disillusioned by the local industries and its work culture and are drawn by the "foreign" industry which they think are different from the homogenous local industry. As you've mentioned, they don't realize that the charm of their creation is in their unique ideas that stems from their prior isolation and that what globalization brings instead is a streamlined, uniform approach to design that ironically waters down the so-called diversity of cultures. The Japanese game industry have seen a slight resurgence in recent years as you've mentioned and I do hope they would grow to become as dominant as they once were. It's frankly frustrating to see Japanese related stuff being made by western developers to receive acclaim when the Japanese themselves turn a blind eye to it.
This recent interview with the creator of the Katamari series might be relevant.https://gematsu.com/2019/06/wattam-interview-with-creator-keita-takahashi-at-bitsummit-7-spirits
I usually try not to ride the cynicism train that you all are on so hard, but I do have trouble imagining what the Game of Thrones guy is going to bring to this game other than name recognition from its hordes of fans. All of Froms recent games have been fantastic at taking an established mythology and aesthetic and putting their own unique spin on it, and while I haven't seen Game of Thrones, it looks to me like very generic medieval fantasy. The trailer had some cool stuff in it though, I liked the hammering dude with his body cracking apart.>>22104>>22106
I remember saying similar things about anime when people were celebrating Space Dandy being aired on US TV the before it aired in Japan, and to an extent simulcasts in general. That sort of thing represents a possibility for anime to make considerations towards appeasing an international market rather than a Japanese one, but it's that same niche appeal that made people like me like it in the first place.>>22105
Do you just take joy in trying to ruin things icicle?!
Don't answer that…
I was being sarcastic. We're on the same page.
>The Japanese game industry have seen a slight resurgence in recent years as you've mentioned
Yes and they even made a documentary on the lost decade of videogame development and how the japanese industry saved itself by going back to its roots.
>It's frankly frustrating to see Japanese related stuff being made by western developers to receive acclaim when the Japanese themselves turn a blind eye to it.
Can you give me some examples of this?
That's another western attack vector aimed at subverting the doujin subculture so the western indie circlejerk can feed on its corpse.>>22111
I honestly hope it's just a one-off thing and that this and kojima are the exceptions, but I look at that flea market Tolkien, "ring" in the game's title and I can't help but look back west and see this as nothing but another pivot to establish the guy as the future lore master at the helm of amazon's take on the lord of the rings.
Ghost of Tsushima I think was the most recently hyped, there are probably more but they are not as big a project. Do you have a link to the documentary? I don't really know much about bitsummit, could you elaborate more on your point?
Bitsummit'e entire operation is directed at "raising awareness" to western indie gaming. They're funded by western companies first and japanese companies (a distant) second. I remember looking into it when it started and as soon as I saw valve as a main sponsor I could smell the long con a mile away.
It seems like you can't see information on the previous events so I won't delve deeper there, but check out what they've got going this year. Most speakers are westerners and their keynotes are all the kind of blogposting that has plagued GDC over the years. Creators of games who would be put to shame by a comiket kusoge made by a college freshman are presented as great authorities and the games awarded are mostly the same kind of arthouse bullshit that has sterilized the independent game making environment in the west. Mind you, there's a couple alright games here and there but they, like the token japanese speakers, are only there as stepping stones to make the award-winning games look as good or better in what I can only believe to be a second coming of the indie awards scams happening in the west. Awards are structured in such a way that the japanese get their own category so there's a spot open for westerners to win the grand prize. People with no taste who spent their whole career making faux retro teaching art. Force-feeding the american retro canon.
Change the language to japanese. Not once do you see the word doujin, but indie is plastered everywhere. Even when ZUN of all people went there as a speaker, he was presented as a japanese "indie" creator. Meanwhile, take a look at comiket game trailers by year since bitsummit came around and you'll notice a trend of adding those laurel graphics to indicate indie awards. Obviously those almost never make it past "you were here" consolation awards and you can take an educated guess why.
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Those are certainly a lot of claims for so little evidence.
I always find it odd how people advocates indie as something groundbreaking and new that stands against the large publishers when the Japanese doujin scene have been around for ages. I don't know why they are trying to classify the two as separate but this extends beyond gaming and even in the film and music industry there are instances where indie and independent are now categorized as different entities.
Aww that's very sweet
See it's not just me that thought she was cute!
Western indie games have been around for just as long too. They've just gotten more popular in the past fifteen years or so with both the growth in popularity of video games in general and disillusionment with corporate productions. I wouldn't call doujin soft the same thing since the culture and relationship to the commercial market is different but it's becoming more like western indie games in recent years with more emphasis on digital distribution and awareness of foreign audiences and corporate interests.
As for music and movies though in the last several decades "indie" has referred more to certain streams within "alternative" genres, many of which are already commercially successful, rather than to their actual independence from major corporate labels or studios. Independent music and film has also existed since the beginning and still does whether or not it conforms to genre expectations.
I dunno is anyone else here is as in love with the games as I am, but the new Animal Crossing looks awesome, I cannot wait!
Ah but we didn't see any Isabelle which is worrying, but I would be surprised not to see her again
Oh cool this game is still alive?
It's slated for a winter release, hopefully it will.
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The gameplay looks interesting, it's literally a rice farming sim with side-scrolling action. Amazed to learn that Edelweiss is a two person project and the whole game is mostly made by only the two of them. Looks like they put a lot of effort into it, I hope it does well.
Goddamn I'm excited for the new Nintendo stuff in the next few years. My Switch purchase was not in vain.
Banjo-Kazooie in Smash is pretty damn cool, the new Animal Crossing looks great, BotW 2 will be great since I loved BotW, Panzer Dragoon (HOLY FUCK) and Sword and Shield looks like it will be fun enough, though I'll probably pick that one up used.
Revamp which I think isn't being developed anymore and the 8mod.