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Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer01:58 AM
@Suskie Eh, I like reading other people's progress. It's interesting to see what others are playing.
Mike Suskie @Suskie01:56 AM
New Game+ completed for Dark Souls II. Gonna hit up Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Demon Gaze now. I'm sure this is all very interesting to you.
Jeremy Davis @Germ05:00 PM
@honestgamer yeah, I meant it as an addendum to what I said before about me being bad at reviewing my favorite games
Jason Venter @honestgamer03:27 PM
@Germ It's important to recognize when you have an emotional attachment to a game (for good or perhaps even for bad) that will prevent you from covering it in a way that is likely to prove useful to anyone else, I think.
Jeremy Davis @Germ12:59 PM
with a few of those friends recently and we had a blast, just like we used to with MAT. It's just this little compilation disc for an outdated console, but that game has as much sentimental value to me as any other game I've ever played.
Jeremy Davis @Germ12:58 PM
Even @honestgamer 's reasonable 6/10 review that said little I would actually disagree with had me shaking my head. The whole package just really really clicked with me and my group of friends at the time. I went to an arcade and played Smash TV all night
Jeremy Davis @Germ12:54 PM
Midway Arcade Treasures for PS2 is an example of a game I could never write a review for. Some of the most fun I've ever had was playing it with friends in High School, all the games, the in jokes we made about it, etc. 10/10, impossible to be objective
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer03:35 AM
@overdrive @EmP @honestgamer I liked Ys III back in the day, even though some of the boss battles were annoying. I don't think I'd enjoy it much these days.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyer03:27 AM
Beat Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. Guh... 9 tedious, repetitive levels, one super challenging stage (mostly because your allies are dumb), a boss rush level, and a surprisingly easy final boss battle. After all that I feel empty inside.
Wendell B @pickhut03:17 AM
Game Progress - I'm slowly writing up my PowerSlave review for no good reason. Guess I just wanna take my time. I also purchased a cheap copy of GunGriffon II, which I wanted for awhile now. However, when it arrived, it was just the first GG game. D'oh...
Rob Hamilton @overdriveApr 16, 2014
@EmP @honestgamer I kind of liked Ys III when I was either in college or just out of it. Tried playing it again a few years back and it was a lot more mediocre than I recalled. Like a dramatically lesser version of Adventure of Link.
Kyle Stepp @espigaApr 15, 2014
So SEGA released a game for smartphones called Phantasy Star Online 2es. As a standalone game, it's pretty meh, but viewed as a companion to the "real" game on pc/vita, it's pretty cool.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 15, 2014
I hope to submit my Alleyway review tomorrow night. I would do it tonight, except that I'm exhausted from work and all I want to do is watch some bad horror movies on Netflix.
Gary Hartley @EmPApr 14, 2014
@honestgamer Ys III was the worst of the Ys'. While I wrote this Ys III slam, Dogi relaxed at a local spa.
Jason Venter @honestgamerApr 14, 2014
Did you like Ys. III? I sort of did. Here's a writeup on Kotaku about an upcoming indie PC game that apparently "channels" that classic title:
Rob Hamilton @overdriveApr 14, 2014
Opened today with my reviewer-edition of Trials Fusion. Two hours later, I'd made it up to the hard course and figured that was a good stopping point to go to work. Damn job...I had another good hour or two before my thumb would have protested too loudly.
Jeremy Davis @GermApr 14, 2014
@zigfried @honestgamer @pickhut I tend to prefer Vita versions if they exist so I can quickly stop and start up again rapidly. I have a two year old daughter running around that often needs immediate attention! I'll keep an eye out for either version. Thx
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 14, 2014
rookies that were created for the game. Why the hell would they trust a quartet of unsupervised newbies with frickin' proton packs? Hell, why even bother with newbies? Who thought that was a great idea?
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 14, 2014
Make that level 9. I've burned through most of the game in one sitting. That's impressive, considering how vapid the game is. The worst part is you don't even get to play as the actual Ghostbusters (or even the Extreme Ghostbusters), but a bunch of...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 14, 2014
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime- Completed level 3. Yes, it's true. This shovelware has no dick.
Rob Hamilton @overdriveApr 13, 2014
Made it to the end of Tales of Maj'Eyal. Where, for me the final boss was unbeatable because my magic resistance is less than immaculate. Also played Trials Evolution in anticipation of Trials Fusion. Gotta get my skill back to a respectable level.
Wendell B @pickhutApr 13, 2014
PowerSlave - Completed Kilmatt Colony, which is a dreadful experience because of all the one-hit kill laser traps littered everywhere. However, if you know how to bomb jump, you can skip 90% of the stage... I dunno why I didn't do this the first try.
Jason Venter @honestgamerApr 13, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer I think I have a GOG account with the PC version of Ultima: Quest of the Avatar on it. I seem to remember that being the case...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 13, 2014
I only wish GOG had an app similar to Steam and Desura...
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 13, 2014
I recently discovered/remembered that I have a GOG account with the first three Alone in the Dark games in my library. I've always wanted to play those!
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 13, 2014
I don't frequent the site Rock, Paper, Shotgun, but can someone tell me what the difference is between a review and "Wot I Think"?
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 13, 2014
@honestgamer I liked 10, but not at first. I didn't actually discover that I enjoyed it until I finished it. I'm not big on 7, but I don't dislike it. I keep picking it up and putting it down.
Mike Suskie @SuskieApr 12, 2014
Almost done with the new Strider. Very solid Metroidvania for the most part, but the decision not to let players move with the d-pad makes NO SENSE OH MY GOD.
Zigfried @zigfriedApr 12, 2014
@Germ @honestgamer Go for the PS3 remake of the original Xbox NG. It's actually a decent port, unlike the screwed-up PS3 bastardization of episode 2. And it's better on bigscreen than on small (Vita portis actually good, though)
Jonathan Stark @zippdementiaApr 12, 2014
Wait. What.
Wendell B @pickhutApr 12, 2014
PowerSlave - Reached the Sunken Palace, an underwater dungeon. I managed to narrowly avoid drowning until I reached a room that begins locking up when you grab a door key. There's no unlock and no way of knowing this the first time... so yeah.
Jason Venter @honestgamerApr 12, 2014
@JoeTheDestroyer The only two Mega Man games I've never cleared are 7 and 10. I haven't even played 10, but I do own it on two platforms and will get to it soon. 7, I played only briefly as part of the anthology. I need to get back to it!
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 12, 2014
I think I may attempt to pick up where I left off on Mega Man 7. I've defeated all of the robot masters, but I had a difficult time with Proto Man, and shelved the game because of it. I think with enough practice that I may be able to defeat him.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 12, 2014
Started both FEAR: Perseus Mandate and Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. The latter is pretty much licensed shovelware thus far. The cutscenes between levels are terrible, displayed in difficult to read comic format.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 12, 2014
FEAR: Extraction Point- Finished it. I only have a few complaints this time around, mainly that the AI isn't as good as in the main campaign. Enemies really suck at throwing grenades in EP, and end up killing themselves sometimes.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 12, 2014
Silent Hill: Book of Memories- Defeated Earth Guardian and found the save point in Zone 16. It's dumb that the bosses have such generic names as Earth Guardian and Wood Guardian. It's like no one's trying anymore.
Wendell B @pickhutApr 11, 2014
Powerslave - Reached the Cave of Peril, and it definitely lives up to its name with all the platform jumping over pits, lava, and acid. Got a good ways into the map until a badly-timed jump sent me burning and back to the start of the cave.
Wendell B @pickhutApr 11, 2014
@honestgamer @Germ I only played the first 3D NG game back on Xbox myself. Still don't understand why people thought it was SUPER hard... I just did a lot of rolling and blocking >_>. Still a challenge, though. I have NG2 on 360, but I never played it.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 11, 2014
FEAR: Extraction Point- Reached Interval 4, then dealt with two massive power armors in a row. Thankfully, I've since restocked my ammo and found a particle rifle. Mwahahahahaha!
Jason Venter @honestgamerApr 11, 2014
@Germ Can't say that I have any experience myself, no. The last Ninja Gaiden I actually played was the first Xbox one. Before that, I stuck to the NES stuff like every good little retro gamer. ;-)
Rob Hamilton @overdriveApr 11, 2014
I'm up to the final dungeon in Tales of Maj'Eyal. I also did about half a review for it today before deciding I should finish the afternoon doing work at work, so Monday doesn't completely suck!
Jeremy Davis @GermApr 11, 2014
@honestgamer first instinct was that one, but Vita version is a further enhanced version of that with decent reviews so I'm up in the air. DO you have experience with that one? Any reason to steer clear and go PS3?
Jason Venter @honestgamerApr 11, 2014
@Germ I don't think there's a really good option on Sony platforms, but maybe your best bet is the remake of the first Xbox one, available for PS3?
Jeremy Davis @GermApr 11, 2014
Yaiba is (unfortunately) the only Ninja Gaiden game I've played. Anyone got recommendation for the best PS3/Vita NG game?
Ben Lee @BenApr 11, 2014
@Germ It must be quite a daunting task, doing a game you hold so highly justice in writing. I'm fascinated to see how people have approached it.
Ben Lee @BenApr 11, 2014
Thanks for the responses! I'm going to check them out.
Alex Antonijevic @jerecApr 11, 2014
@Ben Yeah, I've reviewed Final Fantasy X.
Joseph Shaffer @JoeTheDestroyerApr 11, 2014
@Suskie @Ben You should totally review KOTOR.
Wendell B @pickhutApr 11, 2014
@pickhut there's a very hard to see corridor in the bottom corner of a water section. I like this game, but man, that map sucks.
Wendell B @pickhutApr 11, 2014
Powerslave progress - the Amun Mines has to be the most confusing map I've encountered in this game. I got stuck, wandered around, restarted the map, and wandered around again before giving in to watching a YT clip of the area. Turns out,

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