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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Being that this has turned out to be less than the sum of its parts, I’m wondering about PS Vita as a way to get a fix of nostalgia. I used to have a PSP which was stolen in a burglary, and I already have a number of PSX games purchased on my PlayStation store account, so they’re really just waiting for a way to be played. What model of Vita would be best to aim for, and what kind of price would it sell for?
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake

    I don’t remember how they are manifest, but bearing in mind the narrative differences between Leon and Claire, each characters’ A and B scenarios will have been different; so 4 distinct playthroughs as Spacehost says.
  3. Right there with you bro. Very fond memories of Sega Rally on the Saturn with the original pad. The wheel wasn’t great as I recall. I must have played it for hundreds of hours in time attack, just trying to shave a hundredth of a second off my Desert time alone. Fantastic soundtrack to boot.
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    What do you consider the Megadrive’s best games were, if not Sega’s? No S3&Ks means no sale for me I’m afraid.
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Yes, but not Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Or the Ecco games. Or the Wonderboy games. Or Eternal Champions.
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    Dreamcast is now 20 (in Japan)

    Toy Commander Christmas demo! Jeekers, that’s a memory I didn’t know I had. Good times, along with Christmas NiGHTS.
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    Dreamcast is now 20 (in Japan)

    Was it good? I can only remember being disappointed it wasn’t a direct continuation of SSM. Which would be a hard act for any publication to follow. I cant believe it’s been almost 20 years since I got one of these at a midnight launch.
  8. That explains the lack of pos’s...
  9. Question to those who are noting a lack of releases this year - is your issue that this is bad for Nintendo, from the point of view of keeping up momentum and excitement, or bad for you as a gamer, because you’ve played everything available which appeals to you?
  10. I found a bug very near the beginning of the game, surprised no one else has mentioned it yet...
  11. This is quite good fun, isn’t it? What I like - nostalgia for sure, but it’s got enough of the core gameplay that appealed about the original, but hasn’t been overburdened with the additional elements that made the sequels unwieldy and intimidating. It’s got just enough of the additional things from later games - catching mechanic from Pokemon Go, berries, double-Mon battling, dress-up fun - but presented in a nice, straightforward way that has immediacy and charm. I got a matching sailors outfit for me and Eevee; how do you wear an outfit in Let’s Go? You just wear an outfit. There are no beauty contests mini games with lengthy animations and uninteresting interactions, you just get on with wearing it and being stylish. Had an online battle and was really pleased with the way ‘normal rules’ mode levels the playing field, pun intended. It becomes all about your current team, their moves and type makeup and your strategy. Very good fun.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    I think that’s a good case in point - in the video John highlightet reverb turning on and off, but I couldn’t clearly hear any change. Im sure if it was played back several times, slowed down and someone actually said “it is happening now” to draw my attention to it more closely, I’d eventually be able to perceive the difference. To my ear it’s imperceptible.
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    PlayStation Classic - December 2018

    Came here to post this, albeit you’ve done so in a much more eloquent way than I could. I have a great great deal of respect for John Lineman and the tireless attention to detail in his videos, but on this occasion the language being used in general when describing the PS Classic verges on the hyperbolic. Yes, when he slows it right down and highlights what’s wrong with a red circle I can see it, but taken in the round the difference in performance, based on what I’ve seen, is hard to spot.
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    Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    Thanks for that - no I haven’t got Nia back yet, I guess I’ll wait for my party to get up to full strength before I try doing anything else, in that case. I think the biggest struggle for me with this is knowing where the boundaries lie and feeling comfortable with the conventions it uses. With a traditional JRPG you’d have your attack, magic, items and defend options, right where you expect them to be, as it was written by Sakaguchi san, thy god, amen. That’s all gone from this, and making the transition more uncomfortable is the inability to control all party members directly. Blasphemy! The fact that the game took the stabilisers off, giving me an open play area with lots of monsters, and a large city with many side quests to tackle, but did so at a point when I’m not really equipped to really engage with them, has made me feel unsure of what exactly I’m supposed to be able to achieve at this point vs what I am not, so I really do appreciate the feedback @Alexlotl
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    Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    I’m not sure what it is that draws me back in but I’m still playing this and, yes, enjoying it, albeit my brain can’t rationalise why. All the same I’m really perplexed by what I’m supposed to be doing. My guy is now level 11 (discovered that you have to sleep to level up by accident) but I’m still getting battered by enemies of similar or lower level. Any advice for combat basics? My current strategy is: run up to monster, start slashing away until the first, second and third arts become usable, use each one in turn, then do the special attack (mapped to A) where Busty St. Boobs helps out. Rinse, repeat, hope the monster runs out of HP before I do. Am I doing it right? Only, I don’t seem to be able to take the beating required to get to the end of the battle. Another thing I wouldn’t mind some advice on - I got to a big town and picked up a quest to help find who has been damaging a crane. I spoke to some NPCs highlighted in the map and, after doing so wasn’t given any indication of where to go next. There was something about a big tree outside town, should I investigate that maybe? This just popped back into memory as I typed.

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