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Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2020, 10:33:51 PM »
7. Fallout New Vegas



Well..this came out of nowhere. Was going to play planescape torment, got too drunk, decided to play this instead...

GOOD GAME BAD BUGS

Before the last few story missions I would have put this above fallout 4, after...It is my least favorite fallout game. Yknow one good way to remove power fantasy in a videogame? CONSTANTLY HAVE AREAS THAT TAKE ALL YOUR GEAR! Now you can just tell people to fuck off and slaughter entire casinos, which I DID...then you get to higher tier people like brotherhood and with savescumming, I just wasn't powerful enough to rambo that many people. Iunno, I think the game has more and better content than 4, but 4 lacked bugs to piss me off to the extent that new vegas did. Fiddley quests failing you for no reason, playing the game normally pisses off other factions, and when they attack you in a town...the guards don't help you, and when you retaliate, the guards kill you...come the fuck on even morrowind had that shit in check.

Fallout 1 > 3 > 4 > NV  (haven't finished 2)

Kinda feel annoyed having finished it but its done.

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Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2020, 10:39:49 AM »
New Vegas could have been so much better if Obsidian actually had more time. They were super rushed with something like 9 months to create the game, which unfortunately lead to a bunch of bugs and cut content. I'd still put NV above 3 and 4 personally thanks to the interesting story lines, different ways to complete quests, and the overall setting and such.

That said, the game has some very rough points that I don't fault you for having issues with.
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Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2020, 08:58:23 PM »
I think if I had put more time into the game I'd probably put it higher, but I honestly bee lined the main quest in...2 days...and anything that got in my way of finishing the game got way more annoying than it would have if I was playing normally.

That said, I still think I'd prefer fallout 3 because of the leveling system. One perk per level > every other level, and my playstyle was supported in 3, and not new vegas. In 3 I had a stealth guns build with heavy emphasis on explosives and VATS. Less skill points/perks in NV just made me rambo shotguns, which is fine, but I really like stealth in bethesda open world games, and in fallout 3 I whored VATS like a mofo, seems less good in NV.

Reading online I see a lot of people calling NV their favorite fallout game, and I can see where they'd come from even if I do not agree for myself. I really liked fallout 3, but I only put 40 or so hours into it, and I hated oblivion and I put over 90 hours into that, so while I like fallout, I VASTLY prefer a real elder scrolls game.

Not even getting into Fallout 1, which is fantastic, and has a legitimately creepy atmosphere that I still remember today. And for fallout 4...fantastic gameplay, THE BEST BETHESDA GAME LEVELING SYSTEM EVER...and THE WORST BETHESTA GAME OPEN WORLD EVER, and with jack shit to do after the main story and like one populated city in the game, I do not think too highly of the game even if the gameplay and leveling system are pretty great.

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Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2020, 03:12:46 PM »
I think NV would have been my favorite Fallout game if Bethesda didn't give Obsidian the shaft. :< I have a really hard time looking past the bugs and overall clunkiness of it, so classic Fallout is still my favorite Fallout.

I don't know if Obsidian were just routinely handed the short end of the stick (also see: KOTOR 2) or if they were just overly keen to accept large projects with tight deadlines, but yikes.
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Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2020, 07:28:48 PM »
8. Phantasy Star (Sega Ages)



Always wanted to try out the Phantasy Star series (online doesn't count, totally different games), and with this iteration existing, I figured it would be the best starting point.

Same opinion of dragon quest 2 applies...while this version has less random encounters, more money/exp per encounter, and "gasp" DUNGEON MAPS!? It's still a very...very...very...OLD game. If you hate yourself, you could play without a FAQ, but I don't, so, that's the way to go. Other than random trial and error and getting lost, idk how you get through the damn game without a guide.

That said, it's not exactly a fantastic game, however, from a historical sense, it's a cool game to experience. Has this medieval meets future vibe with swords and guns, but also spaceships and hovercraft, feels pretty original for its time. It's pretty cheap on switch eshop, if you've got the patience for a game older than I am (32 years young), it's not too bad to play through with an FAQ...and maybe a few maps...

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Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2020, 12:03:31 AM »
*. Persona 4 Golden (steam)


Doesn't count as ninth game because I beat the original non golden edition on ps2 already a few years ago. I pretty much put it on very easy(I'm not going to say golden, but original persona 4 was HARD AS FUK, and people laugh at me for that. I legit had an easier time completing smt nocturne than vanilla persona 4), and fast forwarded through most of the scenes I've seen before stopping to watch the new stuff golden added. The instant I heard this game dropped on steam it was an autobuy, and when I seen it was only $20, I was buying it regardless, but now I can bug people to buy it because its only $20. Original game took me 102 hours to complete far as I remember, going as fast as I can speeding through everything, on the most easiest of difficulties took me...47 hours...to finish, this game is by no means short, you get your dollar per hour out of this fucker. AFIAK THE GAME IS DOING WELL AND BROKE SOME RECORD OF MOST PEOPLE PLAYING A JRPG ON STEAM AT ONE TIME SO ATLUS PORT MORE STUFF TO PC I WILL BUY ALL OFITplz

AND WITH GOLDEN THERES AN EPILOGUE WHICH HIT ME IN ALL THE FEELS FUKKKKkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk talk about wrapping up a massive long huge rpg game with an ending you can feel good about.

10/10 game, 10/10 port, buy it. I spent damn near 50 hours beating a game that doesn't even count on this list, its very much worth playing for any jrpg fan.

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Re: The Backlog, 2020 edition
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2020, 01:09:18 AM »
9. Advance Wars Dual Strike



Funny I did days of ruin first because I hated the aesthetics. This game has the best audio/visual of the entire series...and yet it's the worst game out of the lot of them. Very very gimmicky with the DUAL SCREENS OMG ITS THE NINTENDO DEE ESS GOTTA GIMMICKS!

Selecting anywhere between 4 and 6 CO's, and having to equip skills on all of them, as apart from the series norm of picking 1 guy, and not having any persistent skills to worry about...ehh, no. And there's just some bullshit overpowered stuff, on your end, and the enemy end. Like it when the enemy gets two turns in one turn? NOBODY DOES, the fuck thought it was a good idea. Despite that, it's probably one of the easier of the 4 games? So I can't complain too much about how bullshit two turns in a row is.

I could rant about how all of the other games are better, but at the end of the day, its an advance wars game, and thus, it's still a good game. Worth playing if you have access to it, I found a loose copy for a reasonable price...but I did recently get a "cough" r4 "cough" due to how much of a robbery the ds dragon quests are, so you could do that too...besides that...this marks the last advance wars game...so I beat em all! If you don't count famicom wars, super famicom wars, and the gameboy wars series...which I don't since those are all nip only and serve more as proto advance wars games in my opinion.

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