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Anybody currently playing any games?

Started by Nightcrawler, November 08, 2006, 09:42:06 AM

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Well, are you?

I tried out FF12 due to all the hype. Seems pretty cool and worthwhile to play, but I don't time to commit to anything right now. I'm glad they went back to the series roots rather than that online crap like FFXI. Final Fantasy was never meant to be an MMORPG. - The central hub of the ROM hacking community.


I have a few games either on the go or i am waiting till i got time to start.

Saints Row on xbox360  good way though

Kingdom Hearts 2 PS2   waiting to start

Final Fantasy Tactics    GBA  started but not far into this 1

Secret of Mana Snes     had a clear out as a mate wiped my saves on cart and im starting fresh.

Ive also got a few other games ive bought but havent had time to play like Warrior of the eternal Sun(AD & D) on Mega Drive and Suikoden IV on PS2 .


anyone know any good rpgs for the older consoles, especially mega drive or snes, avalible on cart in english if poss. thx in advance

Gideon Zhi

I've been playing Okami and absolutely adoring it. Screw FF12, Okami is where it's at.


I hadn't heard anything about Okami, so I looked it up. Looks like an interesting game. Not sure it's really my cup of tea. However, I am sometime a sucker for restore the world type games.

Graphics certainly have a unique look to them. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing yet though. - The central hub of the ROM hacking community.

Gideon Zhi

Okami's halfway between a modern-day Zelda game and Soul Blazer back on the SFC. You run around as a wolf restoring the world (yes), feeding animals, and helping people out. Nearly everything you do increases peoples' "faith" in you, which translates to experience that can be spent on upgrading your health, magic gauge, the size of your purse, and so on.

Really though, the "restore the world" aspect is only a small part of it. It seems like a lot more in the beginning, but it's really only the first thing you do in each area, where the majority of it is either the main story or the pursuit of a large amount of optional sidequests.

One of the things that makes Okami so unique is that there aren't any Zelda-style tools, like hookshots or arrows or anything like that. Well, that's not entirely correct - there are, but they're done differently. Let's say you've just been given a technique that allows you to place bombs. In order to place a bomb in the field, you'd hold one of the triggers (R1, I think), which causes the world to go flat and brown, as if it were a pencil sketch. Your controller then manipulates a paint brush in a very simple interface - if you need a bomb, you just draw a circle with a fuse sticking out of it, and bam, the bomb appears when you let go of the trigger. It never asks you to draw anything overly complicated - the weirdest symbol I've ever had to do was an infinity sign for a fire attack - and using the brush is much more fun than the annoying inventory-to-button management that Windwaker had :p

Seriously, I've beaten FF12, and I'm enjoying Okami much more. Even though a huge amount of Okami is optional sidequests, they're much more varied than FF12's (which, by and large, amount to 'go kill monster x') and they're a lot more fun.


I've been playing BAten kaitos origins the second time through but Mostly it's been all centered on guitar hero.  I beat medium and got 5 stars on everything (for the viking and coffin guitar) and I've been trying trhough on hard but LAid to rest by god of lamb is ungodly.

I watch my friend Play Okami and it is pretty awesome.  Though it looks like a basic hack and slash (though I can't make proper judgement) but I say the best part is really just barking at everything.
Megaman makes everything better.  baking, soccer, racing, radio shows and of course the average pool party.


At the moment I'm again trying to beat Star Wars: KOTOR, but I guess too large RPGs are not for me. I'd better play those freedom-restricted, but deeply-developed, with numerous side-quests and kick-ass storyline jRPGs again))

A couple of days ago I finished Actraiser translated by AGTP (thanks, Gideon) and Call of Juarez, which wasn't as bad as I thought.

There are a some games waiting for me to play them:

Gothic III -  although I'm afraid I'll dump it after a day or two cuz it's too big.
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth - hey, it's good old Howard Lovecraft stuff! (I hope i named him right, its hard to tell from what he is called in my language).
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy - lol, the first one was a supergame.

And I have two games on major hold:
Heroes of Might and Magic V - got a severily bad situation in the second mission of the Necro Campaign (made some stupid mistakes), too lazy to start that one over.
Dynasty Warriors IV Hyper (PC) - just got bored of levelling up all those tons of characters.

I also play that fan online game - Naruto Arena (don't laugh:P), cuz it's reaaly awesome, although still beta. Well balanced, interesting, and you got to challange players from the whole world in intellectual battle!