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Everything posted by drahkon

  1. Jeez louise, that shit's getting annoying. Had to make my way through a tower/lighthouse/whatever and it was a slog. Yes, I did appreciate the experience but sometimes...can't believe I'm about to say this...sometimes the grind has to stop Took me almost an hour and now I'm done with DQII for tonight...
  2. bad stuff thread.

    Coli bacteria have been found in the tap water in our city. We've been advised to boil the water before use.
  3. DQXI allowed targeting individual enemies (however, apparently not in the 2D version, as that weird frog-Pokémon-avatar-having-person mentioned). Would suck some serious balls if the battle system keeps it half-assed targeting throughout my journey. I eventually want to finish all Dragon Quest games of the main series (except DQX for obvious reasons).
  4. GQTDM: Is Hyrule Warriors Canon?

    *me reading this thread* This is more confusing than Primer's plot.
  5. Put a little more time into DQII just now. Acquired the ship and am now off to the east. I've read that this entry in the Dragon Quest series is supposed to be the hardest (and one of the hardest JRPGs ever), but so far it's been quite easy. I do a fair bit of grinding, but to be honest it's a lot less than what I do in other games. I'm enjoying it very much, though Just as in the first Dragon Quest game, you have to pay attention to what the people are saying to you. If you don't, you risk not knowing what to do and where to go. The game does suffer from a few issues, just as the first one. Menus are slow (especially selling items), battle system is still kinda clunky (not being able to target enemies properly is some grade A bullcrap) and the encounter rate is cranked up the ass. But it's Dragon Quest. The charm keeps me hooked and I love it
  6. Wargroove

    The game starts with a bang... you control an evil character you kill the king war And that's the prologue First two missions of act 1 were your typical tutorial shenanigans and I assume the next few missions will introduce a lot more game mechanics. I can see the game becoming quite complicated pretty quickly. Characters seem lively, the game is lovely to look at, story so far is a little meh, but overall Wargroove is not bad. Not bad at all.
  7. The moment you've been waiting for has arrived. I introduce you to the magnificent N-Europe Video Game Club Only people with good taste in video games are allowed to take part. Yes, YOU are not. You know who you are. Anyway, now that this is out of the way let me give a rundown of what this is about: every month (doesn't have to start at the 1st of each month; maybe every 4 weeks is better Edit: or less, depending on the game/pool of games) we take a vote to choose a game out of a set pool the game with the most vote will be played by anyone who's interested and discussed in a dedicated thread you can tell us about your journey, praise the game, criticize how bad it is, write a poem about your love of the game in question, record a video which depicts you stabbing the cartridge with a knife, tell others that their opinion SUCKS (this is the internet after all), etc Regarding the games pool: one participant selects 3 games one system (SNES, MegaDrive or GB/GBC/GBA for now) easily available games (i.e. no games that would cost a fortune to acquire) once the time to play is over this participant names one who will select the next 3 games out of this pool we each choose one game with the most votes will be the one we play @Happenstance, @S.C.G, @Hero-of-Time, @nekunando, @Sheikah, @Sméagol, @Glen-i, @Goafer, @Jonnas, @Mandalore, @Ike, @RedShell Feel free to tag others I didn't think of in your posts. (yeah, yeah, ok. People with bad taste are allowed, too.) This thread serves as a place for discussion about the "rules", voting and general ideas/suggestions. I'd say that before we start with the first vote (I will provide the first three games, because screw you ) tell us what you think about the idea and the above points. Suggestions are always welcome.
  8. Yooka Laylee And The Impossible Lair

    Aaaaaaaanyway Took me 14 attempts to beat The Not So Impossible Lair, 5 of them I spent trying to complete the first checkpoint without being hit once. Even with me not enjoying how the final level is designed, I'm still going to give Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair a 5/5 rating. It's a fun, challenging yet fair (most of the time ) 2D-plaftormer. Actually, one of the very best of the genre. It puts Donkey Kong to shame, in my opinion. Can't wait to see what Playtonic Games has in store next.
  9. Yooka Laylee And The Impossible Lair

    Ah, then I misunderstood. Indeed. And I understand that. It's just that I hate a levels that are designed that way Apparently I never played many platformers like that. My experience with games from those times seems to be a bit different.
  10. Yooka Laylee And The Impossible Lair

    Disagree. It's only on the player once you know what to expect. Yes, there is a pattern, but there are certain parts where you have no time to figure out that pattern. Example: There's an upwards jump you have to make and during the camera scrolling upwards a heat seeking missile is launched. You couldn't even see the canon. There's almost no way you can escape the hit. Just made it to that section again and wouldn't you know it: I didn't get hit by the missile 'cause I knew there was one The challenges'/patterns'/jumps' difficulty is actually perfect, in my opinion. It's just that more often than not you can't figure out how to approach these things 'cause you simply don't have the time. It's why I love the old Mega Man games. You enter a new screen and have time to scan the area and even when there's enemies approaching you still are able to assess the situation and react accordingly. These games were difficult for the right reasons. Well, that's not really a problem for me
  11. Yooka Laylee And The Impossible Lair

    Gave it a few tries. On my first attempt today I got to the third checkpoint with 15 bees left. No idea if that's enough for the next part + its boss. I'm also pretty sure that this'll be the remaining sections of the level. Sadly, this level sucks. The difficulty usually comes from not knowing what to expect and sometimes not having enough time to react/plan ahead. It all comes down to: memorization and I hate that shit in platforming games (edit: case in point: Just "beat" the first section without being hit; it's not a necessarily difficult level on its own, but if you don't know what's coming you will get hit) Pretty sure I'll get it done today after a few more tries, but it's a shame that this level will affect my overall impressions of this game quite negatively
  12. Yooka Laylee And The Impossible Lair

    Everything's done except the final level. Haven't given it another go, yet, but will definitely try to complete it tomorrow.
  13. good stuff thread.

    Yeah, I know
  14. good stuff thread.

    Wow, way to go calling your newest family member boring Congrats
  15. Wargroove

    Good question. 2019 was 7 years ago, so does Wargroove hold up?
  16. Wargroove

    I probably wouldn't have bothered with it for a while if I was able to afford new games but I'll definitely give it a go once I'm done with Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair.
  17. Wargroove

    Just got a surprise in the mail. Apparently there was an offer for physical copies (PS4) on Amazon.de a few days ago. 6.70€ per copy. My sister's boyfriend ordered two. One for him, of course. And he sent the other one to me Tried Advance Wars many times but always stopped for some reason. It never was about the game itself, but rather about the fact that other games/things got in the way. Well, time to give this one a go soon.
  18. Final Fantasy Official Thread

    That's H-o-T for ya I'm proud of him.
  19. Yooka Laylee And The Impossible Lair

    7 more Bees, a few more T.W.I.T. Coins and Tonics are mine. Won't have time to play much more before Saturday evening It's a shame. This is a game that puts a smile on my face every second Can't believe this game is even better than Playtonic Games' first.
  20. Yooka Laylee And The Impossible Lair

    100 T.W.I.T. Coins, 23 Bees and 29 Tonics are mine. So pretty much half-way through the game. Absolutely loving it. There's so much polish everywhere. Level design is awesome. Wanna play it fast? Make use of the certain flow each level has. Wanna find secrets? Take it slow and look around. At first I thought having two versions of each level (I assume each level has one) is a bit lazy, but boy oh boy was I wrong. The alternate versions play out very differently and it's such a joy to play them. And the overworld...THE OVERWORLD. Filled with secrets, puzzles and awesome NPCs. Obviously, there's also that Playtonic Games charm and humor
  21. 5.5 % of players earned the Platinum? Pff, not that difficult then
  22. Yooka Laylee And The Impossible Lair

    Tried it, died. No idea if I made any real progress as I don't know how long it is. Made some dumb mistakes, though, i.e. I lost 5 bees at the same hazard... Will finish the other levels before trying again, though.