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  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel 24 days ago

    For me, the original game's 'magic' consisted mostly of a truly awful framerate and some of the clunkiest controls I've played in a AAA game. It's one of those games I so want to love, but can't get past its flaws. I'm looking forward to the remake... when I get around to it someday and find it for $20 a year from now.

    Posted in Shadow of the Colossus' Remake on PS4 Loses the Magic in its Quest for Technical Brilliance

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel 28 days ago

    I've made it my mission to play through all the story content in FF XI. I guess the servers will be up for another 2-3 years, but you never know, and once it's gone, it's gone. That's no way to treat one of my favorite series. And even though it's become very accessible and solo-friendly in recent times, it's still a LOT of content to work through... and despite the shortcuts, it's still very much a slower-paced game.

    Beyond that, hopefully going to finish off FF XV - I'll be honest, I really don't like it, but hey - one of my favorite series. I stopped playing when the XIV expansion came out, and now that XIV's shallowness is starting to grow thin, I picked it back up. It was pretty easy, since the plot mostly consists of "let's go find your fiancee" and the combat mostly consists of tapping the O button.

    Posted in What New (or Old) Game Are You Playing This Weekend?

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel 30 days ago

    Same as you, I used to play it a lot, but after a certain point, your favorite characters have all the loot they need, and you just don't want to play (or learn) the others. Like you, I've moved on.

    But that's OK. In fact, that's a good thing! With so many games to play, single player and multiplayer, it's really nice to finally be able to say: Ok, I'm done with this game, what's next on the backlog? That's not a knock against OW - I got my money's worth, and then some - but just the nature of the 'games as service' (or games as second job, for some people) that the industry is leaning towards.

    Posted in Overwatch Casuals (Like Me) Will Be Fine as Long as Blizzard Keeps Pushing Cosmetics

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel A month ago

    You know there's something wrong with your backlog when they start remaking games, the originals of which you have owned for a while and haven't yet played.

    Posted in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux Is Coming in the Spring

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel A month ago

    @moochan I think they'll be fine. The games themselves were far ahead of the frankly lousy writing in the Witcher books. After reading the first three (well, couldn't finish the third), I was surprised by how superior the writing (in W2 and 3, at least) was to the books. Just pages upon pages of random characters sitting around speaking vaguely of 'destiny.'

    Posted in Report: New Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer and Demo at E3 2018

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel A month ago

    Don't have a Switch and probably won't get one for some time - after a price drop (on the games too!) and possibly a new hardware iteration. Maybe even longer - it depends on if publishers want to keep treating it as a way to double dip on overpriced ports of PS3 games. But that doesn't mean my 3DS gets a lot of love... the best part of its library is all the RPGs (which I bought but remain unplayed). And I can only go through those so quickly, especially when consoles, PC, and Vita still can draw my attention.

    That said, it's definitely not dead yet. Someday, someday... I'll get around to all those wonderful RPGs.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Are You Still Playing Your Nintendo 3DS?

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel A month ago

    Can't you just put your online status to show as being offline? It's what I do (on PS4) when I'm deep in 'do not disturb' mode.

    Posted in "Do Not Disturb" Mode Coming to Xbox One

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel A month ago

    I'm a long time console gamer (and PS4 owner) slowly transitioning to PC gaming. Right now, pretty much everything MS is doing is the opposite of selling me on it - to me, XBO looks like a watered down PC gaming rig. One might argue that's what consoles have always been, but that's certainly not true - it wasn't that long ago that PC games didn't have the stuff we now take for granted, like native controller support, etc. The mid-generation updates (which Sony is also guilty of) makes it even worse.

    IS HDR and 4K gaming meant to be the big selling point? Not interested, because it's not available to me. I think it's great that consoles are seeing more ports of PC games - but PC is seeing more ports of console games. Sony still has a nice line-up of exclusives, but even those - Nier, Monster Hunter, etc. - are making their way to PC.

    There's nothing to sell me on XBO right now - and in the future, I'm not sure what will sell me on a possible PS5, either.

    Posted in What We Want From Xbox in 2018

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel A month ago

    @Fourfoldroot "Still, at least the plot line may be more engaging with that background included."

    It won't be. The movie is just as terrible as, say, Advent Children, while the anime shorts are a snooze and feel/look like they take place in a separate world.

    a Complete Edition would be a good thing, though, because maybe it means they're finally moving on. I know how the industry works these days, but man... I have ZERO interest in the brand of XV. History won't be kind to this mess of a game, and it's time for SE to move on already.

    Posted in Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition Rated For PS4 and Xbox One

  • Avatar for touchofkiel touchofkiel A month ago

    Final Fantasy XIV 5.0! Of course it will be announced this year, and probably released summer 2019. I'm just excited to hear what it will be.

    Other than that... is this just a wish list, or should be it realistic? Because I'm really hoping to hear/see more of FFVII remake. Whether it's good or bad, I'm a big enough fan of the original that I'm really excited to see what kind of changes they make. It could be a disaster, but I think it will be an interesting disaster. FFVII is one of the messiest achievements of all time.

    I really don't care about Armored Core or any sort of mech stuff, but I do hope we see a Demon's Souls remaster for Ps4...

    Posted in The Games We Hope Will be Announced in 2018