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  1. 4 hours ago, Qazimod said:

    I started Super Mario RPG on my RS97 yesterday evening. It was one of those games I always played the start of and then got distracted and forgot about, so I'm trying to be more committed. So far I quite like the World Map structure, as it really cements your progress and you can look back and see the "do-able" areas and your current progress blockers. It makes a change from me playing Final Fantasy with a Notepad file to hand so that I can remind myself where I was supposed to be going next!


    The main thing that I know is going to be a problem is me attempting new areas and running out of resources partway through and dying. I'm thinking that it will be good practice to grind the hell out of opening rooms until I can breeze through encounters without too much item use. So... RPG stuff. :D


    Also I'm really bad at timed attacks and blocks. :blush: 

    This is one I’ve started multiple times in the past but have always got to the point where I’m I’m under levelled and can’t beat the enemies so stop playing.


    Now I’ve got myself past the idea of grinding as a chore I may be able to try it again.

  2. 13 minutes ago, MikeBeaver said:

    Or send the disc to someone who has a disc skimmer perhaps?!? ;)

    Do you have a disc skimmer?


    If you do I’ve got a question…Can you tell the disc has been skimmed? I’ve read about these machines leaving buff marks and wondered if a disc was only lightly scratched, was it worth doing?

  3. Surely all he has to say is that isn’t the machine that he did the record on, there was another one the event (not pictured) and it goes back to his word against theirs. His cronies would back him up that there was another machine and then you’re scratting around for witness to testify that there was only one machine at the event.


    I think he just wants to be in a place where you can’t justify it either way, at which point he can’t ‘officially’ be declared a cheater and he salvages some kind of reputation.


    The ironic thing is that he might have officially got the score (admittedly on an emu) but he’s dug himself such a hole one it’s interested him giving him that credibility.


  4. 58 minutes ago, pinholestar said:

    I mained longsword in World, continued with it in Rise and really loved the additions of the sheath counters. Also dabbled with the switch axe, hunting horn and sword and shield. All good fun no doubt.


    Never tried insect glaive before though so I gave it a shot a couple of days ago and HOLY FUCK IT'S THE BEST WEAPON. All those poor saps trundling around on the ground below while you just ping about all over the place in the skies like you're in Cirque du Soleil. I'm not sure whether I can live without all the added mobility it gives you now.



    Ha! This is the weapon I’m using too.


    I used Hammer on World and wanted to try something different for this game…and you can’t get more different than the Insect  Glaive!


    Like you say the mobility of the weapon is insane and you can ping around like a jumping jack! There is a big commitment to attacking though that can get you regularly clipped but it is hella fun!


    I would definitely suggest this weapon for anyone that feels the game is too slow paced.

  5. Just had to do another Rampage at the end of 3*, even with 4 of us in there it took 30 mins! If I’d failed right at the end of that I wouldn’t have been happy.


    Moved onto 4*, which has started the High Rank fights but haven’t ventured too far with this. 

    Do you need to up the gear of my support characters? It’s something I’ve not looked into at all (along with 90% of the game TBH) and I’m starting to see some crazy stuff on other player’s support characters.


    Have to say, I’m preferring the variation on Monsters in this compared to World. 

    Also can’t believe no one is talking about this. I guess most people played the Switch version.

  6. 2 hours ago, Keyboard Koala said:

    Ahh, is it not an entirely new game then? Just a next-gen update of Final pt. 2 ?

    That’s how I understand it.


    This is the latest title in the "R-Type" franchise, a milestone in the shooter game genre.

    Based on the side-view shooter "R-Type Final 2" released in April 2021, the game offers an overwhelming package for a side-view shooter: enhanced expression technology taking advantage of the PlayStation 5's features, over 100 player aircraft and more than 20 stages with those from the PlayStation 4 version plus seven new ones. This title will also feature a metaverse lobby set in the world of R-Type for the "Competition Mode," a multiplayer mode allowing up to 6 players to compete for scores.

  7. Really looking forward to this.

    I bought Final 2, played it for like an hour and then got side tracked by something else and never went back. I watched shumpjunkie’s review like a week or 2 ago and was like I really have to go back and play this game.


    Then the trailer drops drops for Final 3, which looks to be like a Uber Director’s Cut of Final 2 so I’ve held off in prep for this coming out.

  8. 22 hours ago, Kayin Amoh said:

    I’ll get you through it if you want. No mic, just a run.



    On PS unfortunately.


    Luckily people joined my game on the 3rd attempt so I was able to finish it otherwise I would have been 100% screwed. Not a fan of that mode.


    Moved onto 3* missions and holy moly, what a shock to the system! The monster to move to 3* is brutal, I was carted loads!


    I hadn’t been paying too much attention to my armour as I figured I was in low rank, so it wasn’t a huge deal…Then I got my ass well and truly kicked! When I eventually did beat it (I say ‘I’) I was probably more a hinderance to the team than a help TBH and I doubt they even knew I was there!


    Think I need to take a step back. I was trying to fast track low rank a little bit, but I’m not sure I can beat 3* monsters until I actually look at my setup.


    This game seems like a real step up from World on that front.


  9. 52 minutes ago, bradigor said:

    Unless I am missing something. Is there no button to lock on to enemies? 


    I've been championing for this as standard in games for the last three years on the MHG podcast as @Treblewill tell you. 

    There’s very deliberately no enemy lock on.


    Part of the game is understanding your moveset and how you need to manoeuvre (in conjunction with the monster’s movements) in order to try maximise your hits and damage. It teaches you to be patient and time your hits. All this would all go out the window if you could just auto target the monster.



  10. 18 hours ago, moosegrinder said:


    Sorry I wasn't very specific. You can join someone's lobby and mooch around but it's not possible to do Village Quests coop. You can do them solo while in someone's lobby and yeah I wish the SOS had been retained from world 

    So if you can’t do the village missions coop, what’s the point in going into someone’s lobby?

  11. I guess it kinda makes sense in that you have to have someone in your world (lobby) in order to play your story mission.


    Still, I would just personally expect everything to be on a big MP menu, whether it be story or general and leave it up to people to choose.


    I can’t see myself getting far in the village missions (unless I’m forced to, to progress) as I don’t want to play single player and playing them MP relies on someone coming into my lobby.


    When I was figuring things out I sat with an open lobby and no one joined. When I joined someone else’s they were just wandering around their village and I ended up quitting out, so I’m not hopeful on this front. 

    I guess it may change as the game is still new, but I know searching in the MP hub put me in a full game almost instantly every time.

  12. The other thing you have to be aware of is the ‘sharpness’ of your weapon.


    You’ll notice a weapon meter that is yellow, orange and red. As you hit monsters this goes down, the weapon becomes less effective and as such it takes longer to kill things. You get round this by keeping the weapon sharp during the fight by using a whetstone. It’s on your R radial menu. 

  13. 1 minute ago, Jg15 said:


    For me it's a mix of being antisocial and the times I play.


    Saying that I don't mind playing with randoms, especially if it isn't all a bunch of kids screaming at you down the headset etc.

    You’re fine. I never even had a headset plugged in in all the hours I played.


    You should definitely give the MP a go.

  14. 1 hour ago, Jg15 said:

    How are these games solo? I have no real experience bar a PS2 one years ago and Dragons Dogma, which was fine.

    Any particular reason for solo?


    I started World solo and while it was okay as soon as I jumped into MP it was a real light bulb moment.


    The beautiful thing about these games (for the most part) is that there’s no requirement to have a ‘good team’ or list of buddies that you play with otherwise it’s just a bit of a chore. Jumping in with randoms is totally fine and makes the game so much more fun (IMO).


    I played World for 130 hours online and couldn’t tell you the name of a single person I played with. TBH I was largely playing solo, in that, I selected a monster I wanted to hunt and joined a game that was hunting it. Having the other people there just gives you the opportunity of a a bit of a breather when things get sketchy in the fight as the other players are also a focus for the monster.

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