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  • Avatar for Jairo-MC Jairo-MC A month ago

    @Jericho-GM I'm not trying to start an argument here, but I thought that Caty managed to tell why she didn't like the game. I agree with you that she could go more in depth about some stuff, but she managed to give an overall perspective of the game.
    Other reviews also glossed over story and gave a high score because it was pretty and they enjoyed the mechanics.
    As for me, I wasn't planning on getting Horizon at launch anyway. I have a huge backlog and Zelda and Persona 5 are just around the corner. I'm interest on it, though, and I plan on getting it come black friday.

    Posted in Axe of the Blood God: Let's Talk About Horizon Zero Dawn (and Chrono Trigger)

  • Avatar for Jairo-MC Jairo-MC A month ago

    First of all, I really loved the episode! I missed not having it last week and I knew it was going to be good thanks to Kat and Nadia talking about Chrono Trigger and I liked Caty's perspective on Horizon: Zero Dawn.

    Now, regarding Persona, I have a few thoughts.
    First, I think that Persona 3 theme is not necessarily about "Fate" or "Destiny", but about Death itself. It has that element of fate and destiny, since it's inevitable, but I think the Death theme to be a bit more complex and, I don't know, more real than the other two themes mentioned on the podcast. The entire game deal with this theme. I think the color blue, so prevalent on Persona 3 is also a sign of the sadness that involves thinking about someon's life and death. The evokers and the characters shooting themselves on the head to summon persona's is also a pretty obvious sign regarding the death theme. Even though the theme is dark, I think the message of the game is also very positive, since accepeting that everyone dies you want to make the most out of your life and your relationships. Because of that, I think that Persona 3 has a stronger central story, but it's revealed pretty late so there are a lot more pacing issues.
    I played Persona 3 Portable (after playing Persona 4 Golden), and I liked it a lot, but the presentation suffers since you don't have the feeling of the city that you get when you move around. Later I download Persona 3 FES, and the presentation is much better, but the gameplay suffers a bit, since you can't control your party. I think P3P to be a better game, but it's definetely NOT the definitive edition. I saw the 4 anime movies and loved them and if you don't have time to play the game, the movies get the gist of the story pretty well. Also, Persona 3 has a more emotional ending.

    Persona 4 Golden was love at first sight. I bought my Vita because I wanted to play that game (and Gravity Rush), and I was never disapointed with my purchase (even though Sony did not support the system), because of that single game. It's a huge game and I played it twice. It's one of the few games I spent more than 100 hours playing (counting both playtrhoughs) and every now and then I want to replay it. The central theme of Persona 4 is Truth and the game also makes the most out of it. Most characters have to accept a truth about themselves and the central murder mystery serves as a hook for people to Reach Out for the Truth. The color yellow, for me, represents the joy that is accepting your truths and the truths of others and the game has a lot more memorable characters because of it. All the social links seem more relevant and deeper too. For me it's definteley the better game, since the pacing is better and the story is more spread out throghout the entire journey. I also think the side stories, battle mechanics and characters to be more fun to mess with. The 26 episode anime series is also pretty awesome.

    Since@NiceGuyNeon mentioned TMS#FE and I just finished it this week I'll mention that it's also a pretty fun game and its' soundtrack is amazing. The battle system is the best part of it and I hope Persona 5 get something on the lines of the sessions, since it was really fun to string combos with different characters. The story is kinda weak and since I play most RPGs because I enjoy their story (I'm with you@nadiaoxford), I found it to be the weakest of the bunch, although very enjoyable.

    I also have to mention that I couldn't believe the fire the site got because of Caty's review. I think the review explained well what Caty though worked and what didn't and she scored it accordingly. Maybe she is burn out on open world games, but, since it's pretty much all this generation has to offer, the games have to have some kind of hook and Horizon's don't appear to have it. I don't play side quest, so I don't bother with some motivation for playing them, but the central story has to be good or the mechanics have to be fantastic. Case in point: I think MGSV: The Phanton Pain has the weakest story of the series but its gameplay is soooo good that it didn't bother me and it turned out to be a great game after all.

    I also enjoy the various points of view that the site offer and, even when I don't agree with them, I enjoy learning them and understanding where they are coming from.

    Posted in Axe of the Blood God: Let's Talk About Horizon Zero Dawn (and Chrono Trigger)

  • Avatar for Jairo-MC Jairo-MC A month ago

    I loved Chrono Trigger. I discovered it a bit later too, but I played it a lot back in the day (God, I feel old!). When the remake for the DS came out, I replayed it again and enjoyed it even more, mostly because I could understand the story more since I had a better understanding of the language (I'm not a native speaker and learned a lot from playing games).
    It's a wonderful game and, just talking about it, makes me want to play it again.

    Posted in I'm Finally Playing Chrono Trigger for the First Time, and Holy Crap Does It Live Up to Its Reputation

  • Avatar for Jairo-MC Jairo-MC A month ago

    I agree with@nadiaoxford on this one. The FTP model isn't ideal, but I think that Nintendo will get a lot more positive buzz with it than going with a "pay up front" model.
    Mobile is a very different beast and Nintendo understands that now. I don't mind much the model, since I rarely play on mobile (I have a New 3DS, PSVita, PSP, DS and GBA for my portable needs) and it never gets on my nerves.
    I'm enjoying Fire Emblem Heroes in small bursts and I think it'll be more successfull than Super Mario Run because of the FTP model.

    Posted in Opinion: Fire Emblem Heroes Brings With It All the Familiar Excesses of Free-to-Play

  • Avatar for Jairo-MC Jairo-MC A month ago

    I want a Persona 3 remake, with all the benefits from the PSP version but with the better presentation of FES. It can be on any platform, but if it was on a handheld, it would be perfect.

    Posted in Atlus Wants to Know If You Want More Persona Spin-Offs and Remakes

  • Avatar for Jairo-MC Jairo-MC 2 months ago

    Just finished Gravity Rush Remastered, so I'm only playing Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. I do play a little of Super Mario Maker here and there, but TMS is my main focus right now. However, I think I'll split my attetion with Final Fantasy XV and Dragon Quest VI.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What Are You Currently Playing?

  • Avatar for Jairo-MC Jairo-MC 2 months ago

    Finish Revelation Kat! It's very fun and quite different from both Birthright and Conquest. For me the best part was being able to choose characters from both kingdoms.
    I also did not see Fire Emblem Echoes coming to 3DS and so soon. I'm really excited about it, and it was the best part of the Direct for me.

    Posted in Opinion: Fire Emblem is Suddenly One of Nintendo's Most Prominent Franchises

  • Avatar for Jairo-MC Jairo-MC 2 months ago

    I want to get the Switch, and I'll probably do it onn 2017, however not at launch. The last console I bought at launch was the original phat DS, which I sold back pretty quickly after I got bored finishing Mario 64 again. I got the system again much later, and ended up enjoying it, but it taught me to never buy a system day 1. I'll get Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Wii U and save up so I can get it later in the year, because the system itself seem to be tailor-made for my gaming needs.Edited January 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Did Nintendo's Switch Presentation Convince You to Buy, Abstain, or Wait?

  • Avatar for Jairo-MC Jairo-MC 2 months ago

    Great write-up Jeremy! I have the exact same feeling. Even if the Switch isn't for everyone, it seems to be tailored to my every need as a gamer. I'm definetely excited to play it, specially considering that the New 3DS is my most played system thanks to its portability.

    Posted in Opinion: Switch Isn't for Everyone, But It's Definitely For Me

  • Avatar for Jairo-MC Jairo-MC 2 months ago

    Well, now I'm depressed... All of Jeremy's claims seem reight on the money, but since I love portable gaming, it's sad to see it enter its twilight years... My 3DS is my most played system because it's so simple to star a session and it's also home to outstanding RPGs and great platformers, my favorite genres. I hope the NS can pull of portable gaming aside from big games on the go because I'd definetely miss them.

    Posted in The Handheld's Last Stand