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  1. WAT! My worst crimes are probably getting rid of my AES games. Worst one was Viewpoint which I sold for £150 and I believe it’s worth over a grand now. Other main one is probably Wild Guns on the Super Famicom. I actually swapped my SNES stuff for Saturn stuff so probably not too bad a deal. Both sets had good games but Wild Guns is getting to like £800+ now, which probably would buy all the Saturn stuff I got outright.
  2. I think like most arcade games of the time, they were simple in premise but to get proficient takes LOTS of understanding of the fundamental points. It’s not been designed to allow you to get through it like a console game, it’s designed to subtly take your money. Looking forward to hearing more antics. I’ve tried the Famicom games a few time’s but have bailed pretty swiftly due to difficult and lack of understanding.
  3. I’d say between 20-25 hours. There is a NG+ and different endings too. Depends if you want to do that though. I’ve just finished it. Enjoyed it overall but it is probably a bit too easy. I played it on normal and apart for 1-2 sticky points I absolutely smashed it. Even the last boss went down first time with me only using 1 cup of wishes. 95% of the stuff I collected through out the game I never used as I just didn’t need it. Wouldn’t care but there’s an easy and a very easy mode too! It’s hard to tell as I don’t really play these types of games, so I’m not sure what’s considered ‘Normal’. I only got 35% of the trophies so there’s more to do, if I wanted. Its a game that’s been on my list for a while. I’ve played to SNES version a couple of times but never finished it so always wanted to see the game out (in some form). Tempted to have another shot at the SNES one to see how it compares.
  4. Quite far into this now. Hunting Benevodons, of which I’ve done 6. This is sooooo much easier than the original. I’m not sure how it compares to other modern day rpgs but the vast amount of items, the auto-save, the pots everywhere make it much more easy going. I’m still not sure about the fighting. sometimes I think it’s okay, sometimes I don’t. I think my main beef is the camera, it feels all over the place and I find it hard to see what’s going on. When everyone is attacking and there’s multiple enemies running around it turns into a bit of a mash fest. I don’t feel fully in control of the situation. Still, there’s nice bits too. The red warning areas of enemy attacks are cool, and it feels satisfying to dodge out of the way. Ditto landing one of your combos for some chunky damage. I stopped playing the secret of mana remake because I was getting annoyed with the AI and this is no different. You rely on them to do certain things and when they don’t and they die because of it, it’s hella annoying. One classic example was watching the AI try new dodge the attacks of the boss on the boat. I literally stood to the side and watched the AI get itself lynched when all it had to do was stand next to me. I sound like I’m moaning but I’m not. I am finding it pretty compelling and I’m definitely enjoying playing it. The music has kept the original very much in mind too and is amazing! Reading up it sound like there’s a whole NG+ which could be interesting. However having 6 individual stories would mean 6 playthroughs which I’m not sure I’m ready to take on.
  5. Goemon

    NIOH 2

    Nice! Yea, it was tough for sure, although running into the fight again later on I didn’t find it as bad. May have been harder using Tonfas as it’s possible to knock the eyes out, which staggers it. I don’t imagine Tonfas have the reach to do that easily. I think it’s the next main mission that was my favourite boss. Just loved the fight. It’s in the ice level.
  6. Goemon

    NIOH 2

    Yea, it’s a cool level. In a game like this, having something that draws attention to you is scary for sure. Tricky boss too (at least for me).
  7. Having started a playthrough of Trials of Mana on the PS4 I’m reminded of all the great music that this game has. Lots to choose from In this game but this one is probably my favourite
  8. Goemon

    NIOH 2

    Ah yea the grab. Only way out of that is when you see the grey/white smoke, just get the hell out of there. It has limited range so the safest bet is to be out of it by dashing away. Your dashes are different depending on your stance. One thing you need to start practicing is when you Ki pulse that you switch stance at the same time. High stance dodge is a roll that has loads of recovery. If you’re in that stance and try to get away she’ll have you for sure. It’s definitely worth just practicing on your own stance changing when you Ki pulse. Ideally you want to be attacking in high stance and dodging in low stance where possible.
  9. Goemon

    NIOH 2

    Block. All her normal moves can be blocked pretty safely. After she does a move she normally skits away so you’ve got time to gain your stamina back before the next one. Both her red/danger attacks go straight forward so when you see these just prepare to dodge to the side or counter. I would normally dodge as it gives you a chance at free damage while she recovers. Don’t get greedy with hits. As mentioned she’s skittish so will dash away after an attack. Probably only around 2 hits then wait, if you keep going you’ll miss, waste stamina and she will be preparing for her next attack. I disliked them at the start but now they don’t both me at all.
  10. Goemon

    NIOH 2

    Nice, one of my favourite boss fights is in region 3. Good stuff! The game has a lot of systems, so you really can find yourself getting sucked in for hours at a time. The pace also means there’s no rush to how you play. Another quick couple of tips... You can add stones to your items, these are a good way to draw enemies away so you can tackle them one at a time. You have a semi rare item called ‘summoners candle’ if you die and you really don’t want to go and tackle the area again, you can get your dropped items/Amrita back by using it.
  11. Goemon

    NIOH 2

    Come on people, where are the updates? I’m always waiting for tales of everyone’s adventures, struggles and triumphs in this game and it’s all quiet. I know there’s some of you playing it!
  12. Goemon

    NIOH 2

    Ahhhh shows what I know I’ve actually forgotten about my Prestige Points, I should really take a look!
  13. Goemon

    NIOH 2

    Yes, you can respec your stats using a book of reincarnation and your weapon moves using a zen manual. There’s tonnes to understand, so don’t worry, you get there eventually. One good thing to understand early on is the Yokai burst counter. You hold R2 and press circle. This move (if timed correctly) will counter an enemies move that flashes red for a load of Ki damage. Blowing an enemies Ki is important as it puts a human in a tried state and it allows you to hit stun a Yokai (so you can basically hit them without fear of being hit back). The feral Yokai is the easiest to do this with as it moves you forward as you do it.
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