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Fronzel



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I'm not sure I'm prepared to live in a world where folks can grope digital breasts in VR on a mainstream home console.

I imagine you're not being entirely serious but this, uh, really isn't serious. I'd write "it's just porn" but this isn't even porn.
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Nioh is the first game I plan to buy at full price in a while. The combat system is overwhelming at first,but it is some combat when you get a handle on it. It's take on the stamina gauge really add's a layer of depth and also prevents sloppy play from the player. It could tone the difficulty down of the earlier enemies,which are just ridiculous overpowered with them killing you in 2 or 1 hits (even Dark Souls wasn't that brutal).

Otherwise am eager to get my hands on the final product.
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Hey, the more virtual breasts get groped in doax3, the less real breasts get groped in the public transportation services.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:32 pm Reply with quote
Fronzel wrote:
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I'm not sure I'm prepared to live in a world where folks can grope digital breasts in VR on a mainstream home console.

I imagine you're not being entirely serious but this, uh, really isn't serious. I'd write "it's just porn" but this isn't even porn.


Well VR porn already exist, so he's already living in it, whether he likes it or not. Laughing
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meiam wrote:
Fronzel wrote:
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I'm not sure I'm prepared to live in a world where folks can grope digital breasts in VR on a mainstream home console.

I imagine you're not being entirely serious but this, uh, really isn't serious. I'd write "it's just porn" but this isn't even porn.


Well VR porn already exist, so he's already living in it, whether he likes it or not. Laughing

To be clear--VR porn? Totally cool! Folks can get it on any way they want. It's just SUPER weird seeing something this close to it as an officially licensed product on a Sony console.
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That is something I've always been hesitant about when evaluating Dark Souls. Sure, enemies hit hard but it mostly boils down to how pragmatic the player is, only having fights one on one, and seeking the safest path to victory. And if all else fails you can just grind your way to victory. With Nioh that just isn't possible. Enemy aggression in on a different level and combat is way more complex and fast. I actually went through the entirety of the beta and there wasn't a single boss I beat on my first try. Heck, the boss of the second level killed me at least a dozen times before I built a strategy around hit and run tactics, slowly chipping away at her. Still, the game is shaping up to be great and I eagerly await its release.
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Themaster20000 wrote:
It could tone the difficulty down of the earlier enemies,which are just ridiculous overpowered with them killing you in 2 or 1 hits (even Dark Souls wasn't that brutal).


It was actually brutal enough during the Alpha Demo that they toned it down somewhat for the Beta demo along with adding a tutorial.....though apparently you still get some level 1 players who get their asses kicked at the start of the of the first level of the demo. Once you level up and become more acclimated to the controls it becomes a cake walk, though it can still get difficult if you get into a battle with more than than 1 enemy.

AiddonValentine wrote:
I actually went through the entirety of the beta and there wasn't a single boss I beat on my first try.


The bosses aren't really meant to be beaten on your first try unless you already know how to beat them (at whatever level you are) and know how their attacks work. Which can shave off most of your health instantly the 2nd Boss can steal your health to heal herself along with paralyzing you for instance.
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I'm all set for Cold Steel II. Anyone else? :D
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That's usually how it starts with Touhou fandom. Laughing
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I'll just be interested in a VR environmental interactive world. I'm not ready for anything more than that. Laughing

Ah, welcome Dustin Bailey!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:02 pm Reply with quote
The Nintendo Direct at least the Japanese one was pretty good, although Super Mario Maker for the 3DS is complete trash without online features (Nintendo just gutted what Super Mario Maker was all about), but I can't wait for Puyo Puyo Chronicle (please have a stage for this at TGS, Sega), Ever Oasis, Pokemon Sun and Moon, and Tank Trooper. I'm also interested in RPG Maker Fes but primarily for the assets and the fact that I can play created games without owning the software, I want an asset pack similar to how DS and DS+ got one for MV.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:13 pm Reply with quote
belvadeer wrote:
I'm all set for Cold Steel II. Anyone else? Very Happy


Can't wait! I didn't expect it was really going to come Sept 6th, so when they confirmed it it was awesome news!

meiam wrote:
Well VR porn already exist, so he's already living in it, whether he likes it or not. Laughing


Yup, lol.

It's not like it's a surprise what this is, and it's not even "porn." The first controversy article I saw was Polygon's clickbait of an article lol. Edit: Though I guess now there are more lol.

Looking forward to trying it out since I have the game Wink Laughing


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I'll be playing Trails of Cold Steel II shortly myself! I actually just beat CS1 last night. When I had bought CS1, I didn't realize there was a CS2 hot on its heels. I would've beaten it a few days ago, but dammit, my PS3 froze on me during the very final battle! I went ahead and watched the ending on youtube, then went back and actually beat it, because I remembered things carry over, and I could sure use that.

I'm only getting into the Trails series myself. It's not too confusing though, each Trails set is its own story arc in a single universe. There will be easter eggs, but you can jump in at CS1 without any problem, I sure did. I am going to acquire Trails in the Sky on PSP soon though. And I've finally decided to get a PS TV, so I can play Trails SC on that or PSP (but there's other things I want too, Vita is a RPG and VN machine). I may get a proper Vita later, but I can't afford the whole thing right now.
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whiskeyii



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:18 pm Reply with quote
Well, this is the first time I've heard of the DoA VR thing. I'm not opposed to this thing existing so much as the "Don't" and "Stop that!" reactions of the girls (or at least Kasumi). Heck, even something softer like "Quit that! Wink *giggle*" would be less skeevy. I can't tell if it's relegated to just this character reacting that way and maybe the older women are more willing about it or what, but boy, that just seems like it's setting a bad precedent...again. I'm getting DoA pole-dancing flashbacks. :/

On the plus side, looking forward to picking up the new Phoenix Wright when it releases! I'm tempted to try out the demo, but on the other hand, I want my experience to be fresh and spoiler-free. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:54 pm Reply with quote
DangerMouse wrote:
Can't wait! I didn't expect it was really going to come Sept 6th, so when they confirmed it it was awesome news!


I know right? I immediately go to my last run on Nightmare so I can collect all but one trophy (that stupid cancel 100 enemy arts one, which is too tiresome to do at this point). My save file is all ready to go for CSII.

classicalzawa wrote:
I'll be playing Trails of Cold Steel II shortly myself! I actually just beat CS1 last night. When I had bought CS1, I didn't realize there was a CS2 hot on its heels. I would've beaten it a few days ago, but dammit, my PS3 froze on me during the very final battle! I went ahead and watched the ending on youtube, then went back and actually beat it, because I remembered things carry over, and I could sure use that.

I'm only getting into the Trails series myself. It's not too confusing though, each Trails set is its own story arc in a single universe. There will be easter eggs, but you can jump in at CS1 without any problem, I sure did. I am going to acquire Trails in the Sky on PSP soon though. And I've finally decided to get a PS TV, so I can play Trails SC on that or PSP (but there's other things I want too, Vita is a RPG and VN machine). I may get a proper Vita later, but I can't afford the whole thing right now.


I know what you mean. I just finished my third run on Nightmare like a madman, abusing the fast forward option, completing the student tasks and just steamrolling through the bosses to get to the end and create my final save file for the next chapter.

The real beauty is finding and knowing those easter eggs. Cold Steel has one in particular that's a photo cameo of a character from the city of Crossbell (which you never visit), but it's from a title that still hasn't been localized (Ao no Kiseki). There's a direct reference to Dogi from the Ys series and two characters in particular are references to Legend of Heroes: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch (can you guess which two?).
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