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Topic: What (Non-Xbox) Game Are You Currently Playing?

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LtSarge

Saw that we didn't have a thread for non-Xbox games that we're currently playing, so I decided to make one.

I'm currently playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey The Fate of Atlantis Episode 1 DLC on PS4. I've been playing this game since the beginning of 2019 and I'm still not done with it, lol. I've gotten the Platinum trophy, finished the first DLC expansion First Blade, and now I'm hoping to finish the second expansion during the coming week before Trails of Cold Steel IV comes out.

Anyway, I had no idea how huge the Atlantis DLC is! Each episode apparently has a new world to explore that delves into Greek mythology and that's really cool. I honestly thought that I'd breeze through this DLC at first, but then I realised that there's going to be three worlds to explore, lol. Either way, I think it's a good way to end off a game that I've been playing the heck out of for over 100 hours. Not to mention that this is getting me pretty hyped for Valhalla!

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Ryu_Niiyama

Sakuna:of Rice and Ruin on PC until Amazon finally ships my Switch copy. Why preorder when you get the game days late???? Sigh. Anyway, loving Sakuna to the point that it bumped down Spider-man:MM until next year for me.

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LtSarge

Been playing a lot of AC Odyssey Fate of Atlantis Ep. 1 on PS4 and honestly, I have mixed feelings about this DLC now. It's overall really good and it's nice to be exploring a new map, but the issue I'm facing right now is the weird dialogue choices. The game wants you to choose between whether to do something or not, and a lot of times you don't have a lot of information to go on so you just use your common sense. Then it turns out that the choice you made could be considered both good and bad, and the other choice the same thing. So I don't really understand what the purpose of letting you choose. Like it's obvious that the developers wanted to give me choices that were not obvious in terms of good and bad, but it literally doesn't matter what you choose.

This is one thing I'm hoping Valhalla has fixed from Odyssey because I just don't see the point in choosing something while having incomplete information and then the game first punishes you and then rewards you for making that choice. Just give me quests where you gather information and then based on the information you make a choice, instead of being like "Well you should've been more careful with your uninformed decision!". Or just have quests where each choice can be explained more in detail. There have been a few like that, but there were still a lot of odd ones mixed in there.

Anyway I'm reaching the end of the first episode now and I'm really looking forward to seeing what the next one has to offer!

LtSarge

LtSarge

Got done with episode 2 of the Fate of Atlantis DLC in AC: Odyssey and honestly, while there were some cool moments in it, it all felt overall rather uninteresting. It feels like half of the new map wasn't utilised at all for the story missions, which is too bad. Regardless, I'm onto the next and final DLC which lets you explore Atlantis, which should be interesting!

Since it's almost Christmas, I decided to start up the next Kingdom Hearts game for me, which is Dream Drop Distance. The last KH game I played, Birth by Sleep, was almost a year ago, and I've forgotten a lot of things that's taken place in the story thus far. This series genuinely feels like a university course that you need to keep repeating in order to remember all the necessary things, lol. Anyway, I had no expectations going into DDD and after having played it for a couple of hours now, I can say that it's been a surprisingly refreshing experience so far. It feels rather different to play this game compared to BBS even though it borrows some elements from it. I think though that despite people not liking the complexity of KH's lore, you have to give it to Square Enix that at least they're trying to implement different gameplay mechanics in each entry. Chain of Memories had the card system, KH2 introduced a lot of flashy attacks and combos, BBS introduced decks where you can customise and level up special attacks (which is my favourite gameplay system in the entire series because of the variety, depth and skill needed in order to properly utilise it) and DDD has now introduced attacks that can be performed with the help of the environment, e.g. spinning around a post or bouncing off a wall. On top of that, you can also create and raise monsters that act as your party members. These also give you abilities to unlock that are tailored to each monster. In other words, this game also feels like a refreshing experience. The only thing I don't like about this game is that you're kinda "timed" when completing the levels since you need to be constantly switching between the two main characters before they go to "sleep". Really wished this wasn't a mechanic but oh well, I'll get used to it over time.

LtSarge

ralphdibny

@LtSarge ahhh I tried playing the kingdom hearts games but I only managed to get to the end of the first one. I.e. I didn't finish it so I couldn't start number 2! I got stuck on fighting that grey haired boy at (I guess) the end of the game about 2 years ago, I've booted it up a couple times since but have been unable to beat him. Any tips in case I decide to polish that one off?

ralphdibny

LtSarge

@ralphdibny The first one? Man it was such a long time ago since I played KH1 that I don't fully remember the final boss fight. Although if it is the one that I'm thinking of, I believe I used a lot of Ethers and Elixirs during the fight in order to heal myself since I was fighting rather aggressively. I think I grinded a bit beforehand as well. Maybe not that helpful tips but it worked for me after a couple of tries.

Worth pointing out that KH1 is, in my opinion, one of the "least good" (since they are all pretty good games) games in the series due to the stiff combat. If you manage to beat it, then there will be other games that deliver a much better and more fun gameplay system such as KH2 and Birth by Sleep. Do keep in mind though that this series has a fairly confusing chronology, sort of like in Metal Gear Solid. It's not recommended to jump straight into KH2 after finishing KH1 since you'll be missing out on a lot of story content. Same with jumping into KH3 after KH2. If you have the PS4 collection, the order is the same as shown in the menu, i.e: KH1 -> Chain of Memories -> 358/2 Days (cut scenes) -> KH2 -> Birth by Sleep -> Re-Coded (cut scenes). People tend to call these games "spin-offs" but they are all canon games that connect the overall story.

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ralphdibny

@LtSarge ah fair enough! I didn't do any grinding in the game whatsoever leading up to it and I left it so long that I sort of didn't want to go and grind somewhere and forget how to get back to the boss, maybe I'll give it a go at some point though!

I did hear that for a first timer, that it was better to play in release order because there would be less context for the various prequels and interquels without knowing about what happens in the previously released games.

I was just going to play them in release order and possibly (but probably not) revisit them in chronological order). I just started god of war in the same way, going to play them in release order and just make a note where the various prequels and interquels are set as I get to them!

I do catch your drift though, in terms of stuff I've seen, I think something like star trek is better watched in chronological order but something like the MCU is better in release order!

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LtSarge

@ralphdibny Yeah, I mean it's the developer's recommendation as well (hence why the menu is structured like that) so it's definitely for the best to play them in release order. But I mean, if you've already played through KH1 and feel like you want to move on to the next game, then you could always look up the ending online. Because like I said in my previous post, the first KH1 is definitely not as good as the later games and instead of spending too much time with it, I'd just move on to the next game. Granted the next game Chain of Memories isn't really that good either, lol. But it has so much story content that you need to experience it (along with 358/2 Days) if you even want to understand what happens in KH2.

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ralphdibny

@LtSarge nah I cant do that haha I would feel like a cheat! I've only done it once to watch the Sam fisher (from splinter cell) scenes in that ghost recon game. There was a free weekend for the game but I couldn't level up enough and learn how to play the game in that much time in order to see the scene naturally so I just watched it on youtube

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urrutiap

couple of games im playing the rest of this month

Star Wars Jedi Academy for my Nintendo Switch Lite along with Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core for my PSP

urrutiap

dmcc0

Couple games from the backlog while I wait for the Series S on Xmas Day: Motorstorm RC on PS3 and Kirby Triple Deluxe on 3DS.

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eduscxbox

This year I have finished a couple of games on PS4, all of then Sony fisrt party, last week was Uncharted 4 (I've finished all uncharted this year), but now I'm focused on Series S, Playing We happy few and tomorrow I'll start new Gears 5 campaing.

After that, I'm planning to start playing Sakura Wars and Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash on PS4. Also, The Order is on my list as well.

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urrutiap

Currently playing Final Fantasy VII for my Nintendo Switch Lite along with Assassins Creed Brotherhood for my Playstation 3

urrutiap

Anti-Matter

1. Animal Crossing New Horizons
2. Pocket Fighter PS1
3. Sly Cooper Collection PS3

Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

LtSarge

So I watched a person stream Trials Rising on Youtube and in all honesty, I have completely forgotten about this series these past couple of years. Then I remembered that I still haven't played through Trials Fusion that I bought on PS4. I bought the full game as well as the season pass but I managed to only get past the first couple of worlds. So now I've decided to continue playing this game and I've forgotten how fun these games are! I don't know why I never bothered to play more of it, but it's genuinely really good and I'm definitely playing through the rest of the game now, including the DLC packs.

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LtSarge

Anti-Matter

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3
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Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

urrutiap

currently but not right now, playing Final Fantasy 8 for my Nintendo Switch Lite

urrutiap

Anti-Matter

Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

danielrestored

Addicted to World of Warcraft again.

danielrestored

JGRockford

@danielrestored
I used to have the same issue.

To step away permanently, I was able to delete the account outright. All connected games, and characters are gone.

I'm much happier for it, as the chasing of the carrot grows wearisome.

I even had the 2004 original collectors edition with the Mini Diablo/Panda/Zergling.

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