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Jun 7, 2014
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I tried playing Watch Dogs. First time I've ever felt physically sick while playing a game. I just couldn't take the blandness of the characters and the story and the shallowness. Made my stomach turn and made me feel depressed.

Then I made the mistake of watching the Watch Dogs 2 trailer to see if they might have put some heart and passion into it this time.
....Good God was it bad. The characters made me wince with a cemented look of disgust on my face. The music so droning and dead. The voice acting so generic movie like. The dialogue the same. The generic douchbag villain who does yoga and says namasteey or whatever. Its like ubi were thinking "what do shitty spoilt rebel wanabee teenaagers like nowadays?" and made a concocsion of all the trendy crap we have today. Maybe all this hipster stuff is just more exaggerated since I'm just getting older or something?
Jeez, don't you think you may be taking that stuff a bit too seriously? It's just a video game you didn't like. Take a breath and go outside.

Namaste
 

Lulcielid

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Oct 9, 2014
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I have been play small burts of GTAV and Watch Dogs on my PS3, I can definetely tell and say that the former more well put together than the later, specially since the whole hacking aspect of Watch Dogs is underdevelop (in the sense of not being the main core gameplay nor being heavily used).
 
May 26, 2014
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First time. Always wanted to play it, but got my hands on it only last year.
Nice. The story is incredible. So is the music. And the characters. And the visuals. And the Gears. And the deathblows. And... just everything! Also it's my favorite game of all time (you might remember from the favorite games thread :D).

If you didn't realize it yet, Citan is the most powerful character in the game, so use him, haha. And his overpowered-ness actually gets kind of ridiculous once
you get his sword.

Someone made some bingo cards for Xenogears that you can fill out while you play, and they're pretty funny, so I'll drop those here. They contain some pretty minor and vague spoilers though, so if you if you want to play the game knowing absolutely nothing, don't open this. Otherwise, it's not really anything that'll ruin your enjoyment of the game:

I kind of want to make a bingo card for FFXV...

How far are you in the game currently?
 
How far are you in the game currently?
I'm currently...
...at the point where you go on the Yggdrasil to go rescue Bart's cousin, Margie, from Shakhan. Still at Bart's hideout though, want to train Citan and Bart to gain some more Deathblows first.

But, it's definitely great. Love the visuals, story and combat - though traversal can be a bit of a pain, esp. the jumping sections - and, of course, Mitsuda's stellar score.
 
May 26, 2014
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Awesome. Bart and Sigurd both end up being very cool characters.

though traversal can be a bit of a pain, esp. the jumping sections
Oh boy... there's a certain infamous part of the game that you're gonna really dislike then. Personally I didn't have much trouble with it for whatever reason, but I've heard of people flat out giving up on the game because they couldn't get past this one platforming section. But, uh... you'll see I guess.

Another tip: make multiple save files. It shouldn't really be a problem on disc 1 at all, but once you get to disc 2 the game will lock you into certain sequences and some of them can be very difficult. There's this one part almost near the end of the game where you fight 2 bosses in a row with no healing and the difficulty just SPIKES. It's a gear battle and if you'd been playing the game up until that point just equipping whatever and brute forcing your way through the battles (which is totally possible up until that point - I know cause I did it), then there is pretty much no way to clear this sequence because these 2 particular bosses really require intricate understanding of the gear battle system to beat. Luckily I was able to consult gamefaqs and find out that certain armor that I was lucky enough to have from earlier on in the game would make these fights easier. So that along with some tips about the battle system meant that I eventually passed that section, but since you're locked in to that section without the ability to leave at all until you beat the bosses, you're basically SOL if you're poorly equipped or just suck at the game (I was both).

tldr version is that it's totally possible to save yourself into a corner, so make multiple saves, haha.
 
Jun 7, 2014
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Yakuza 4 - my first game in the series. It's great but all the hostess shit creeps me out a bit. It has a lot of minigames, some of them pretty fun, but pachinko is beyond my comprehension.
 
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Azuardo

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Yakuza 4 - my first game in the series. It's great but all the hostess shit creeps me out a bit. It has a lot of minigames, some of them pretty fun, but pachinko is beyond my comprehension.
Enjoy it. Yakuza 4 is one of the best in the series.
 
Jun 7, 2014
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Enjoy it. Yakuza 4 is one of the best in the series.
Okay, I finished Yakuza 4 and I'm definitely on board with the series now. The game is a very unique mixture of melodrama, over the top fights and some wacky stuff and I love it. The one problem I had with it is that the combat, while fun, is kinda clunky. It's not a problem when fighting some street punks but there were a few more difficult encounters that almost drove me crazy. Particularly the final boss with Tanimura was just fucking awful. Who thought this was a good idea? One guy shoots at me every two seconds, preventing me from doing a combo, while ten other guys attack at once stunlocking me to death. I only managed to beat him by exploiting one move's invincibility.
 

Azuardo

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Sep 26, 2013
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Okay, I finished Yakuza 4 and I'm definitely on board with the series now. The game is a very unique mixture of melodrama, over the top fights and some wacky stuff and I love it. The one problem I had with it is that the combat, while fun, is kinda clunky. It's not a problem when fighting some street punks but there were a few more difficult encounters that almost drove me crazy. Particularly the final boss with Tanimura was just fucking awful. Who thought this was a good idea? One guy shoots at me every two seconds, preventing me from doing a combo, while ten other guys attack at once stunlocking me to death. I only managed to beat him by exploiting one move's invincibility.
I think I recall the same problems in the final boss fight. That's probably one area Yakuza tends to fall down in. They can be pretty epic leading up to the fights and even during, but same cheap crap does ruin it and makes things extremely difficult. The stiff running movement always grated on me too. Yakuza 0 sounds awesome, so I hope some of the complaints were fixed up in that. Just waiting for a price drop and I'll jump on board with it.