Gaming Confessions & Blasphemy

Mayfield wrote:

I was too old to be a hipster, before it became cool.

FTFY

I am impressed at how controversial the Final Fantasy games are. When a game is very polarizing, I think it has to be accepted they have done something very, very right, unless of course you want to say the people on the other end of the spectrum have no worth, which I hope is something I never see on this site.

I really liked some Final Fantasy games, and detested others. Something I can't figure out is how some people like some of the same ones I liked, then also really liked some I hated.

I think I've said it before in this thread, but... I don't get the Super Metroid love. At all. I mean, it seems like a fine enough game compared to what else was out at the time, but every time I try to play it, I eventually end up wandering around areas that I've been through ten times before, not sure where I need to go next. And due to the open nature of the game, it's not the simplest thing to get on GameFAQs and figure out exactly where I'm at and what I need to be doing, so I get bored and quit. When does that get fun?

LarryC wrote:
Mayfield wrote:

I was too old to be a hipster, before it became cool.

FTFY

Too princess to be a hipster

JillSammich wrote:

I've met people that still claim that it's nearly a perfect game, and I don't bemoan them for it at all. I just don't think that it controls all that great, and I can't get into it despite the fact that it has everything that I really enjoy in one of those types of games - exploration, the grid map, upgrades, interesting character designs... I really like the SNES graphical style as well. I just think that there are some things that I don't think I can go back and play because I never played them when I was younger. That's not to say that it's not still a great game... I just can't get into it.

I think that's why I feel so weird about not liking it and why I keep trying to go back to it even though I know I'm not going to enjoy it. Because it DOES have so much going for it. I love the graphical style, I love the music, I love the atmosphere, I think the controls are just fine (except for the wall jump which was just stupid). I WANT to like it. But around the 45 to 90 minute mark I always realize I'm not having fun.

MrDeVil909 wrote:
Eleima wrote:
davet010 wrote:

I much preferred DA 2 to DA:O, and I don't care who knows it.
:)

WOOT!!! High five!!!!! :D

Dead to me!

Hehe, I love you too.

imbiginjapan wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
imbiginjapan wrote:

I lieu of a Game Boy, I had a Lynx. In lieu of a Playstation I had a 3DO (after a steep price reduction!). In lieu of an IBM PC, I had an Atari computer, then an Amiga... in lieu of a PS2 I had a Gamecube. Only in the past half-decade or so have I owned a machine that was not deemed a failure or worse, sent a company into bankruptcy. At some point in the past I even had a TurboGrafix 16.

How's that Vita/Wii U combo working out for you?

Part of the problem is I'm a sucker for a discount. I usually figure if I can get a half-dozen good games on a system and it's cheap enough, I'll get my time & money's worth. For example I think the Gamecube put me back 90 bucks new with 3 games. I'm not sure I ever paid full price for a single game on it. I picked up a Wii U bundle on the cheap a couple weeks ago. I haven't actually booted a game up on it yet, but I fully intend to take advantage of the discount game market when they inevitably pull the plug early.

TBH The Vita doesn't even meet these fairly generous requirements. A good-sized memory card runs 30% of the cost of the system and there are a total of two games I am interested in.

So it turns out I've gotten far more use out of my Wii U so far than my PS4. The Wind Waker HD and DK Tropical Freeze are just great. I had a bunch of eShop credit and got DK for next to nothing. Guess I'm always for the underdog.

It doesn't help that the PS4 is still in its first year. Consoles almost never have anything worth playing for the first year.

Eleima wrote:
MrDeVil909 wrote:
Eleima wrote:
davet010 wrote:

I much preferred DA 2 to DA:O, and I don't care who knows it.
:)

WOOT!!! High five!!!!! :D

Dead to me!

Hehe, I love you too. :D

Don't worry, Eleima, I got your back!

Quintin_Stone wrote:

It's got to be better than FF8.

Hell, even Beyond the Beyond is better than FF8.

I actually don't think FF13 is that bad.

The only real misstep the game is naming multiple races with names similar to "L'Cie" which made it hard to follow at times.

It is not the best FF, but it is not the worst and if you find it for 10 or 20 bucks, it's worth picking up.

I disagree! As someone who actually did enjoy 13 more than most, I would say it is easily the worst of the main numbered Final Fantasy series. Yeah, I think 8 is better than 13.

13's battle system is much better than 8's, though.

That's it, MechaSlinky. Your name is going on The List.

You monster.

Now that I'm playing it, I think Final Fantasy 13 is the only good one.

And my sincere apologies to kuddles for my previous oversight.

Minarchist wrote:

That's it, MechaSlinky. Your name is going on The List.

You monster.

He's on my good list.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Now that I'm playing it, I think Final Fantasy 13 is the only good one.

bad list.

I liked 8's story after reading Squall is Dead.

7 still irritates me, but I did enjoy 6 up until the "end of the world" (though I did like that the end of the game is post villain's victory). I have 13, maybe I'll play that after Rayman Legends (21 teensies to go, though I don't think I'll ever get the 1 million Lumes character).

Demosthenes wrote:

I liked 8's story after reading Squall is Dead.

7 still irritates me, but I did enjoy 6 up until the "end of the world" (though I did like that the end of the game is post villain's victory). I have 13, maybe I'll play that after Rayman Legends (21 teensies to go, though I don't think I'll ever get the 1 million Lumes character).

I love that theory! Thanks for that.

Honestly, 7 is a fine game. I just wish the hype train for it would die. It's not perfection on a disc. It's just a good (maybe great) JRPG.

I actually really like FF6 because the world ends in the middle of the game. There are some lulls (like being forced to use Celes, even if you've never leveled her), but over all I like it. I also feel like the ensemble cast is pretty well executed. I like to get everyone and do everything, but it's mostly possible to just get the people you like and make them awesome.

All that said, the games came out in '97 and '94. I could easily understand why someone who didn't bring nostalgia along with them wouldn't like either game. They both aged pretty well, but FF6 is almost old enough to drink. Next year FF7 will be old enough to buy cigarettes. (Well, in the US anyway.)

MechaSlinky wrote:

It doesn't help that the PS4 is still in its first year. Consoles almost never have anything worth playing for the first year.

Yeah, I don't expect that to remain constant - plus I have used the PS4 for some streaming services so it's not totally extraneous.

In the mean time, you can always play your unfinished PS3 games on - oh wait.

I don't like roguelikes or variations on roguelikes.

I picked up Nethack a very very long time ago, got killed by grid bugs a couple of times, and finally said "I'm not enjoying losing this game. Why am I playing it?"

This afternoon, I fired up FTL for about the second time since I got it on sale I don't remember how long ago. After several rounds of either dying in my first fight or picking up a potentially-interesting weapon but dying before I could figure out how to properly use it, I reached the conclusion that... I'm not enjoying losing the game. So I'm going to play something else.

I have had Goat simulator on my PC for a week.....and have not yet played it !
I am waiting for a friend to come over and do a let's play video with me whilst getting first impressions.
Waaaaahhhhh !!!!!

misplacedbravado wrote:

I don't like roguelikes or variations on roguelikes.

I picked up Nethack a very very long time ago, got killed by grid bugs a couple of times, and finally said "I'm not enjoying losing this game. Why am I playing it?"

This afternoon, I fired up FTL for about the second time since I got it on sale I don't remember how long ago. After several rounds of either dying in my first fight or picking up a potentially-interesting weapon but dying before I could figure out how to properly use it, I reached the conclusion that... I'm not enjoying losing the game. So I'm going to play something else.

Hey that mindset could have saved you a ton of quarters in the arcade days!

misplacedbravado wrote:

I don't like roguelikes or variations on roguelikes.

I picked up Nethack a very very long time ago, got killed by grid bugs a couple of times, and finally said "I'm not enjoying losing this game. Why am I playing it?"

This afternoon, I fired up FTL for about the second time since I got it on sale I don't remember how long ago. After several rounds of either dying in my first fight or picking up a potentially-interesting weapon but dying before I could figure out how to properly use it, I reached the conclusion that... I'm not enjoying losing the game. So I'm going to play something else.

Spelunky is the only one I've really taken to, and I base that more on learning a ton about it from when Patrick Klepek was doing his daily stream on it.

For me, FTL just isn't what I consider "fun" - but it might be due to a lack of understanding everything on my end. Regardless, I probably will nuke it from my iPad soon.

I like turn-based dungeon crawlers so much that I'll dump time into them even if I know they're not that great. Thank you, Japan, for keeping the genre alive.

I enjoyed Bioshock 2 more than Bioshock, and didn't really like Bioshock Infinite.

(Shields face with hands and runs for cover)

That's fair.

doubtingthomas396 wrote:

I enjoyed Bioshock 2 more than Bioshock, and didn't really like Bioshock Infinite.

(Shields face with hands and runs for cover)

I think BioShock 2 is the best in the series even before counting Minerva's Den.
Also every game Ken Levine has worked on is vastly overrated.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

That's fair.

Thanks.

I used to feel more guilty about it before I went here for absolution:
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42 Hail Ken's and a few levels of System Shock 2 and all was forgiven.

Doubting Thomas, you are very not alone in those opinions.

I haven't played BioShock Infinite, but I thought BioShock 2 was way better than the original.

sjam613 wrote:

Hey that mindset could have saved you a ton of quarters in the arcade days!

Ah, but there were games I did enjoy losing!

(And there still are. AI War would be at the top of that list.)