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newtmonkey
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[Playing] Baldur's Gate (PC), Dark Souls II: SOTFS (PC) | [Finished] Dark Souls (PC) May 31, 2021

    1. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Playing] Baldur's Gate (PC), Dark Souls II: SOTFS (PC) | [Finished] Dark Souls (PC)
      1. Sukhāvatī, Barabus, Aemar and 1 other person brofisted this.
    2. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Baldur's Gate (PC), Diablo (PC), Bloodborne (PSNOW) | [Last finished] Dark Souls III (PC)
      1. NJClaw and Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
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      3. NJClaw
        NJClaw
        Personally, I love everything from Demon's Souls to Sekiro. I can see where each entry fails, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying what it gets right. They are part of the very short list of games I enjoyed enough to try ironman runs.
        May 24, 2021
        AdvancedHero, Thac0 and newtmonkey brofisted this.
      4. NJClaw
        NJClaw
        Bloodborne is an incredibly good game, but it's painful to play on such a shitty hardware. With hacks it maintains 60 FPS most of the time on the PS5, but the drops to 20-30 in the most crowded areas are like knives in the eyes.
        May 24, 2021
        newtmonkey brofisted this.
      5. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Well, we can only hope that Bloodborne somehow gets ported to PC one of these days (so that I can actually play it, and you can enjoy it on better hardware). Once I finish Lords of the Fallen (it's okay) I'll probably tackle Sekiro next.
        May 24, 2021
        Thac0 brofisted this.
    3. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Baldur's Gate (PC), Diablo (PC), Dark Souls (PC) | [Last finished] Curse of the Azure Bonds (PC)
      1. Sukhāvatī, Strange Fellow and NJClaw brofisted this.
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      3. NJClaw
        NJClaw
        I think the only things preventing it from becoming a REAL genre-defining success are a couple of very absurd design choices that can only be explained with Owlcat's inexperience. I still can't believe they left in the game stuff like Entangle lasting for multiple IRL minutes even outside of combat.
        May 24, 2021
        newtmonkey and Thac0 brofisted this.
      4. Thac0
        Thac0
        Also at least according to Tacgnol the adventure module is fucking shit in the second half, and Owlcat had to do one hell of patching it up so it made sense. Which explains the rapid decline of quality in the second half of the game, as ressources get stretched thin.
        May 24, 2021
        newtmonkey brofisted this.
      5. Tacgnol
        Tacgnol
        Yeah they made quite a bit of effort to fill in plot holes and generally expand the narrative. One of the big criticisms of the AP is that Nyrissa gets fuck all characterisation or presence until the final book. Owlcat tried to give her more presence throughout the entire AP.
        May 24, 2021
        Thac0 and newtmonkey brofisted this.
    4. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Final Fantasy VIII (PSX), Pathfinder: Kingmaker (PC) | [Just finished] Curse of the Azure Bonds (PC)
      1. Sukhāvatī, CryptRat and Strange Fellow brofisted this.
      2. Citizen
        Citizen
        !unsubscribe
        May 7, 2021
        newtmonkey brofisted this.
    5. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Final Fantasy 8 (PSX), Curse of the Azure Bonds (PC), Realms Of Antiquity (TI-99) | [Just finished] Ultima III: Exodus (PC)
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      2. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        I like the junction system and the backgrounds haha. There's really not much to recommend about it, but I want to finish all the FF games from 1-9, and all I have left to complete is 5, 8, and 9.
        May 7, 2021
        Thac0 brofisted this.
      3. Thac0
        Thac0
        It has so much potential, but the game is constantly tripping over it's own feet. Junctioning would be pretty cool, if not for the amount of spells junctioned influencing your stats that much. That makes casting a junctioned spell actively stupid in almost all cases, and turns the game into a boring auto attack slog.
        The backgrounds are nice tho.
        May 7, 2021
        newtmonkey brofisted this.
      4. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Agreed. It's too bad they never revisited the junction system. Imagine a nonlinear game where you could go explore the world to hunt down powerful spells to junction to stats, etc. It's shame such an interesting system was stuck in such a ridiculous game.
        May 7, 2021
        Thac0 brofisted this.
    6. Kruno
      Kruno
      hello
      1. Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
    7. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Breath of Fire II (SFC), Tenchi Souzou (SFC), Realms Of Antiquity (TI-99), Ultima III: Exodus (PC)
      1. Hóngwèibīng and CryptRat brofisted this.
    8. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Stranger of Sword City (PC), Breath of Fire II (SFC), System Shock (PC)
      1. Dreed, janior, Hóngwèibīng and 1 other person brofisted this.
      2. asfasdf
        asfasdf
        faggot
        Jan 12, 2021
        Citizen brofisted this.
    9. Aemar
      Aemar
      You seem rather undecided, as you're continuously adding and removing me from your ignore list. Please make up your mind.
      1. newtmonkey brofisted this.
      2. NJClaw
      3. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        No, I will ignore and unignore you as often as I like.
        Feb 9, 2021
        Thac0, NJClaw and Aemar brofisted this.
    10. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Now playing] Inindo (SFC), Stranger of Sword City (PC), Star Ocean (SFC), Lurking Immortui (PC)
      1. Thac0, Dreed, Sukhāvatī and 3 others brofisted this.
      2. CryptRat
        CryptRat
        The Dark Heart of Uukrul is definitely somewhere on the very top of the list of games I never even try but need to play.
        Dec 31, 2020
        Thac0, Dreed, newtmonkey and 2 others brofisted this.
      3. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        It's a great great with a very tight design, but maybe a bit too much focused on puzzles (at the expense of combat and character development) for me. It's still a lot of fun, so I hope to complete it this year.
        Jan 1, 2021
        Dreed brofisted this.
    11. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Illusion of Gaia, Stranger of Sword City, Ultima: Exodus, The Dark Heart of Uukrul
      1. Sukhāvatī, Dreed, Strange Fellow and 2 others brofisted this.
      2. Maxie
        Maxie
        how many of these do you actually enjoy
        Dec 29, 2020
        Sukhāvatī and newtmonkey brofisted this.
      3. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Listed in my profile now? All of them are enjoyable.
        Dec 29, 2020
        Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
    12. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Stranger of Sword City, Estpolis Denki, Ultima: Exodus, The Dark Heart of Uukrul
      1. Sukhāvatī, Strange Fellow, Thac0 and 5 others brofisted this.
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      3. Thac0
        Thac0
        Yeah I almost assumed as such. Even the modern generic "hard" JRPGs like SaGa and SMT are several notches below Isometric rpgs on max difficulty when it comes to challenge. Even mild shit like PoE on max is harder than any JRPG.

        I guess it has always been this way then, with western blobbers being the pinnacle of difficulty usually.
        Dec 20, 2020
        Hóngwèibīng and newtmonkey brofisted this.
      4. Grauken
        Grauken
        Eh, I think that is overstated, played DW2 on the NES a couple of years ago and don't remember it being particularly hard
        Dec 20, 2020
        Thac0, Hóngwèibīng and newtmonkey brofisted this.
      5. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Many JRPG fans are brain damaged, there is no other explanation. All you need to do is read GameFAQS boards and also the FAQs to realize this. A lot of these people enjoy spending hours and hours grinding easy combats so they can sail through the game "to enjoy the story" lol.
        Dec 20, 2020
        Thac0, NJClaw and Hóngwèibīng brofisted this.
    13. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Dragon Warrior II, Ultima: Exodus, The Dark Heart of Uukrul
      1. Tweed
        Tweed
        Just don't cry when you finish DQ2.
        Dec 8, 2020
        Latro, newtmonkey and Dreed brofisted this.
      2. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        I finished it when I was a kid, replaying it now :)
        Dec 8, 2020
        Tweed and Hóngwèibīng brofisted this.
      3. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        I finished this earlier today and instead of crying I had a glass of cognac.
        Dec 20, 2020
        Tweed brofisted this.
    14. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Dragon Warrior II, Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, The Magic Candle
      1. Grauken, Sukhāvatī, Hóngwèibīng and 3 others brofisted this.
    15. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Dragon Warrior II, Stygian, Operencia: The Stolen Sun
      1. Grauken and Hóngwèibīng brofisted this.
    16. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Dragon Warrior II, AD&D: Curse of the Azure Bonds, Lurking: Immortui, Stygian
      1. Grauken and Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
    17. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      !!PLAY MORE RPGS!!
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      3. NJClaw
        NJClaw
        But, honestly, I didn't get the combat and the underlying system at all. Stats hardly matter, and "dancing" around the enemies isn't much fun. There are like four worthwhile encounters in the entire game that aren't just a "hop around the enemy until it dies".
        Nov 1, 2020
      4. Thac0
        Thac0
        Yeah, that is a problem that all real time blobbers share to a degree, at least from those I have experienced. It is certainly more fun with turn based combat.
        Grimrocks combat is bearable, better in the second entry, and I found it more fun with ranged heavy parties since it almost handles like an odd shooter rpg hybrid and the ammo management part kicks in.
        You play that genre for the dungeons.
        Nov 2, 2020
        NJClaw brofisted this.
      5. Thac0
        Thac0
        Maybe try MMX if you have a heart for the Heroes of Might and Magic series, it is turn based, gridlocked and pretty good. Not as good as Grimrock tho, I never finished it since it heavily drops off a few dozen hours in imo.
        Wiz8 is a good recommendation aswell, but do yourself a favor and speedhack the game. Ultra slow gameplay otherwise.
        Nov 2, 2020
        NJClaw brofisted this.
    18. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Might & Magic II: Gates to Another World, Dragon Warrior II, Lurking: Immortui, Swords & Sorcery: Underworld
      1. Grauken, Sukhāvatī, Strange Fellow and 3 others brofisted this.
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      3. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        I guess it's just the culture of the site. It's hyper focused, and nothing outside of that focus get attention. It just seems like this place should be doing cartwheels over games like Lurking I/II, Swords & Sorcery, Dungeons of Chaos, and Legends of Amberland (maybe there were some news posts about LoA).
        Oct 23, 2020
        Strange Fellow and CryptRat brofisted this.
      4. CryptRat
        CryptRat
        I've not played M&M1 and I don't remember 3 well, I love the series and there are things I really like about M&M2, the combat system, the class quests. The optional levels in the castles are cool levels. Cool gfx, save in town instead of forced ironman of early Wizardries, the UI is perfect (no need for a mouse when there's no pointing).
        Oct 23, 2020
        Strange Fellow and newtmonkey brofisted this.
      5. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Cryptrat, if you've ever got like 50-70 hours to spare, definitely consider playing M&M1. I really think if you liked the combat and optional stuff in M&M2 you'd love M&M1. The interface is basically the same. I've now put maybe 10-12 hours into M&M2 and I prefer M&M1 for exploration and combat (though M&M2 is definitely great).
        Oct 23, 2020
        Strange Fellow and CryptRat brofisted this.
    19. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Might & Magic II: Gates to Another World, Phantasy Star II, Curse of the Azure Bonds
    20. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Might & Magic II: Gates to Another World, Hillsfar, Phantasy Star II
    21. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      [Currently playing] Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday, Might & Magic II: Gates to Another World, Hillsfar
      1. Grauken brofisted this.
    22. newtmonkey
      newtmonkey
      Sometimes I need to block a lot of people to filter out the nonsense when I am just trying to read about computer role-playing games.
      1. Thac0 and Grauken brofisted this.
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      3. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        Once I get the information I'm looking for, I remove everyone from my blocklist other than the genuine shitposters, so it's only temporary.
        Oct 2, 2020
        Sukhāvatī brofisted this.
      4. Unorus Janco
        Unorus Janco
        You're just rubbing salt.
        Oct 2, 2020
        Sukhāvatī and newtmonkey brofisted this.
      5. newtmonkey
        newtmonkey
        I can't remember why I ignored you, it was probably a mistake while I was drunkenly ignoring a long stretch of the typical RPGCodex anime people, posters who have never played a CRPG outside of two or three released in the late 90s, etc. etc.
        Oct 2, 2020
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    23. NJClaw
      NJClaw
      Thanks for unignoring me, you are a good monke
      1. Circuit and newtmonkey brofisted this.
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    25. Citizen
      Citizen
      monke
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      2. Citizen
        Sep 22, 2020
      3. NJClaw
        NJClaw
        bad monkey
        Sep 22, 2020
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