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 No.518[D]

ITT:Talk about your what your currently doing gaming wise. Please post screenshots of the game you are talking about for context. Feel free to talk about what you think about the story.
I am currently playing CrossCode which is an action RPG. It is pretty interesting so far. The combat is fun and the pixel art is very cool looking to me pic related. What is odd to me is that the developers seem to love diversity and have npcs of all different races. It hasn't affected the quality of the game so far but it is obvious what the developers politics are. Currently, I am doing a dungeon that involves a puzzle. I haven't had the energy to do it but I will definitely complete it to talk about it in this thread.

 No.524[D][DF]

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>>518
I've made some progress in the game. I mostly struggled due to being tired while playing. It turned out the puzzle was hitting this stick thing with the rock structures. While I was clearing the dungeon I noticed the game reminds me of old Zelda games such as Minish Cap or Link to the Past pic related. The next thing I will do is fight the dungeon's boss.

 No.530[D][DF]

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>>524
I had a rather brief session on Cross Code today. I had a boss battle I thought would take longer than it did. The boss was rather simple when you got the pattern down. After I beat that boss I was accused of cheating by a character in a cutscene which was kinda funny considering I thought the boss was going to be hard.

 No.532[D][DF]

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>>518
Cool thread, I remember playing a demo of CrossCode before it came out. I might try the full thing if you'd recommend it.
As for myself, I just got finished with Mafia. I had been meaning to post sooner, but I never got any screenshots and ended up just grabbing one from someone else's gameplay video.
Anyway, that game was fun. The open world wasn't very robust, but the driving physics were very nuanced and it was interesting having cops care about certain violations that go ignored in other games, like speeding or running red lights. The gunplay was pretty standard, but serviceable, and the mission design was mostly a lot of the same thing. I found the writing to be a strong point, as it was more subtle and mature than in most games.
Does anyone know if the sequels or the remake are worth trying?

 No.533[D][DF]

>>532
I've been enjoying it this far. I will probably recommend it but I need to know for sure that it doesn't fall apart. Also, are you able to escape the cops by driving fast? It seems like it would be a fun adventure to just run away from the cops.

 No.534[D][DF]

>>533
Yeah, you can lose them by getting out of sight and hiding or killing all the ones that have seen you. The cops without cars are basically useless for this reason. You can also just pull over and pay the fine, unless it's something serious. In the end, whatever time you save by speeding is usually lost on the detours that the cops make you take, so it's best to only do it when they're not around.

 No.535[D][DF]

>>532
i went through like half of the game not too long ago, but after that mission of the railroad/dock shootout part i just had enough of it since some missions can be really frustrating.

 No.536[D][DF]

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>>530
I am also playing Langrisser I in addition to Crosscode. Langrisser is a comfy tactical RPG that got a remake fairly recently. I really enjoy that you have just a few characters or commanders, unlike Fire Emblem which has many. Langrisser uses the commanders well in battle and in the story itself. Sometimes the bosses are very powerful so I have to be smart to not get my commanders killed. For example, in pic related I had to have one commander attack and have the other commanders heal the attacking commander.

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>>530
I played a little more Cross Code. I arrived at what appears to be the first town. I met this German character who will probably be a major character. The town is really well done and I am still enjoying the game. It does seem that the devs are putting in characters of various nationalities on purpose. I guess the game is saying we will move past nations. It isn't a big problem, but it is obvious what the ideology of the game creator is.

 No.545[D][DF]

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>>544
I also got two new games: Persona 5 Strikers and Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon/Blade of Light. I am looking forward to getting time to play these games. I just need to take some time for myself. That is my main issue with making progress in games.

 No.563[D][DF]

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>>544
I've reached a foresty area in Crosscode. I really struggle with forest areas because I harp on parts of the forest that is irrelevant parts to progressing in the game. Another part of the game that will distract me is the side quests. Sidequest can be painful to complete. In order to keep the thread active, I will try my best to complete the side quests.

 No.566[D][DF]

>>518
I just got my first clear in Slay the Spire, which I've been playing for the past 3 or 4 days. It's a card-based game where you have to build a powerful deck by accumulating cards over the course of a run. It reminded me of some board games I've played.
I managed to win by exploiting a combination of cards: Barricade, which allows your block to persist after your turn is over, and Entrench, which doubles your block. With these and a deck focused mainly on blocking, I was able to become untouchable after enough time in any given battle. Plus I had Body Slam, which damages an enemy by the amount of block you have, so I was pretty overpowered.
The game design was interesting, with a lot of variation in the dynamics of each enemy encounter. I don't usually play turn-based games, but the choices in this one always kept my attention and I had fun figuring out what strategy to build. The art and the soundtrack were pretty uninteresting, if well-produced. There were a lot of places where the developers tried to show a sense of humor with unusual scenarios or minor references to other games. Maybe I'm just cynical, but I got the impression that whoever came up with that stuff would annoy me if we met in real life. Oh well, it was still fun.
In conclusion, I got the game on sale but I still think I spent too much. It never seems to go below 5 dollars, but I'd recommend waiting for that if you're interested. Sorry I don't have a sceencap, I always forget to take one.

 No.570[D][DF]

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>>563
In addition to Crosscode, I am also playing the first Fire Emblem game. It feels very ancient in comparison to previous games but I can't help but enjoy the game. I enjoy the variety of classes and I like how the units have names so I care about the units. It does seem like I have a lot of wing horse class I have no clue what it is called. There are not enough animations but that is the harsh reality with a game from 1990. If you are thinking about getting the game get it by the end of the month.
>Slay the Spire
I have that in my steam library. How does the turn based part of the game work with the card game? Can you give me an example of the devs sense of humor?

 No.571[D][DF]

>>570
Each turn, you get a certain amount of energy and a hand of cards. You play the cards using the energy until you can't or don't want to play any more. You can see what the enemies are going to do on their turn, so you use your cards to prepare for their attacks while you damage them.
The humor wasn't the most grating I've seen, it's just a bit lacking in substance. For example, there's one scenario where you come across a fight between two people and can bet on the winner. One is the owner of a pet named Noodles who has been killed, and the other one is the killer. The owner is less likely to win, but you can get more money guessing him. It's not something that would bother me if I saw it in a cartoon, but it seemed out of place in the game's setting. I think hit-and-miss humor is pretty common with indie devs.
Anyway, if you already own the game, there's certainly no harm in giving it a try.

 No.572[D][DF]

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>>570
I am having issues keeping every single unit. One issue is that it is harder to judge if the enemy will land an attack or if the attack will be a heavy attack. I want to keep every unit so I start the level over. It is getting frustrating doing the level multiple times.

 No.574[D][DF]

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>>518
Hey guys, I just beat FTL. I remembered to take a screenshot this time, so here it is. I've had this game for a long time, but never played it as seriously as I did over the past week or so.
My winning strategy was to focus on weapons that would let me fire as many shots as possible to brute-force the enemy shields. I had some other runs that came close to winning with the same strategy, so I just stuck with it until it worked. I had to buy a lot of upgrades for shielding and evasion to survive the final battle. There were some enemy guys on-board my ship when I won, but I didn't have to kill them after blowing up their ship, and it never said what happened to them. I guess they surrendered. Interestingly, my winning run was considerably far below my high score.
FTL was a fun game that I think did a good job of emulating the dynamic of classic Star Trek without being too derivative. The combat system is very deep and strategic, since each system on the ships can be damaged separately for different effects. You can even win by killing all of the individual crew members if the ship doesn't break apart first.
There are a few things that seem cheap or unfair. For example, if an enemy surrenders and you accept, then any shots flying from your ship to theirs will miss automatically so they don't blow up, but you don't get the same privilege and can still be hit. Also, the final battle is a bit dragged out, and the boss doesn't seem to follow the same rules as everything else. Still, there are some other ways that the game throws you a bone, like having enemy shots fall randomly across your ship instead of giving them the ability to strategically focus on any system.
There are many random elements, too, but that's just the nature of the game. I sometimes felt like it would come down to luck to determine whether I would be able to employ my overall strategy, but I'm sure that wouldn't be a problem if I was more adaptable.
I recommend this game to anyone who doesn't mind a challenging strategy game. The same developers also released another game, Into the Breach, which received a lot of praise, but I haven't played it. Does anyone know if it's good?

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>>574
I have both Into the Breach and Faster than Light. I have not played either games, though it may be a good idea because I need to get back into PC gaming. Can you play Faster than Light for short sessions (1 hour or less)?

 No.577[D][DF]

>>576
The game lets you save and quit, so you can come back and pick up where you left off. You can only load the save once, though.
If you want to play an entire run unbroken, then it probably won't be that quick unless you lose. I would say you'd have to give yourself an hour and a half at least, but that's just an estimate. It would depend on how you play.
If you ever try Into the Breach, let me know what you think. It seems interesting to me.

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>>572
The first Fire Emblem requires you to be more tactical than the more modern games. I have to be more careful. I managed to beat the third level. The movement was I did slow which, is very different from the 3DS games I played. This game so far is as rewarding as the other games I played.

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>>536
I am getting pretty far in Langrisser 1. The next level is some kind of castle. This cave episode was pretty fun. I enjoyed that the bosses had different weak points and abilities. That added to the challenge.

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>>580
I've played a lot of Bully lately. I enjoy the simple idea of the game. Personally, I enjoy bullying police officers or prefects because they fight back and it is fun to be chased. The quests in this game are really interesting and funny at moments. One quest I protected the lunch lady while she was on a date with the blind chemistry teacher. At the end of the quest, the blind guy received his vision and was horrified at how ugly the lunch lady was. In another quest, I invaded the nerds' headquarters. In hand-to-hand combat, they were a joke, however, they had an overpowered gun. It took many tries but eventually, I gained a gun out of it. Pic related from the nerd side quest.

 No.590[D][DF]

Playing minecraft on the xbox series x, i feel like rip van winkle. I missed so much stuff. I last played around 2016 or so, and when i actually started playing i instantly died lol. I had to mess around a bit in creative mode and catch up with all the new added features in several wiki articles and i managed to make a 20 blocks long, 20 blocks wide and 4 blocks tall house i plan on turning into a hotel that goes both underground and as high as i can in the air in survival mode in the infinte setting so i won't get lost when exploring, and i can mine for resourses at the same time. come on minecraft what the hell is that flying manta ray thing and those underwater zombies

 No.591[D][DF]

Pillagers.
Minecraft why! those things came out of nowhere and broke into my house fbi style and i had no armor on, or weapons. lucky me i ran down the basement i made and quickly made a stone sword, they almost killed me though. dont know what the curse they put on me does, hopfully nothing.

 No.592[D][DF]

got a kewl banner and a award for killing the leader

 No.593[D][DF]

>>590
The great part of Minecraft is that you can easily pick it up after years of not playing. It hasn't changed all that much but, the amount it has changed gets your interest. I can see why you died quickly. It takes a while for you to get back into the swing of things. Are you on your own server or someone else server?
>>591
Did you investigate if they had their structure anywhere near you?

 No.594[D][DF]

>>593
Yes, i explored the entire map and there's no nearby structure or even a village of regular villagers. there was at least 5 back when they raided my house and now there is only 3 every couple days.

 No.595[D][DF]

The infinte land is pretty cool, and the coordinate numbers are great, now i can explore and still find my way home without a map
>>593
>Are you on your own server or someone else server?
My own.

 No.596[D][DF]

>>595
> I can explore
Do you last long on your journey? I often die quickly because I don't have good equipment and I suck at video games.
>My own
I assume it is private, so do you plan on keeping the server for a long time?

 No.597[D][DF]

>>596
>Do you last long on your journey? I often die quickly because I don't have good equipment and I suck at video games.
I had collected a full set of enchanted golden armor, and i died after getting killed by a charged creeper and one of those phantom things, and i lost my armor and my map which sucks. I tamed a horse, and i found some temple structure that was booby-trapped and it had some diamond horse armor, with some luck i now plan on planning things out instead of killing myself.
>I assume it is private, so do you plan on keeping the server for a long time?
I plan on getting to the point where i can do cool stuff like kill the ender dragon, kill the wither, explore the nether, apparantly there's a secret city in the end and i'll explore that, get a full set of enchanted armor and tools, Build cool stuff like a roller coaster, The list goes on.



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