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  1. 1 hour ago, BadgerFarmer said:

    I'm not keen on the idea that hey it's a JRPG so what do you expect from the story/characters. The best classic JRPGs might've been daft, but they were full of original ideas in that respect. That was always a big part of their appeal, and an area where BD2 could do so much more.

    Yeah exactly, it's just a shame that somehow we've all come to accept that it's OK to just use generic plotlines in these games. It's not just that the writing isn't great, it's that there's not a single original idea to be found. It feels like the developers have some set idea of what an RPG story should be. Hero with amnesia? Check. Princes with gruff mercenary protector? Check. Magic crystals? Check. Why not hire an actual writer? Come up with some interesting ideas for a plot and build the game around that. It just makes the game as a whole so much more entertaining.

     

    As it is I just skip all of it and focus on the gameplay. Which can work well enough, but there's potential for so much more.

  2. Some more positive impressions:

     

    I do like the job system a lot. It gives a lot of scope for interesting party setups (you level up a main job and can equip that job then as a sub job, giving you acces to all the skills and spells). I heard some of the bosses are brutal so I hopefully it's possible to use the system to beat them rather than grind for levels. 

     

    I also like the quality of life stuff they put in: being able to fast forward battles is very nice. Weapon swapping in the middle of battle is also appreciated. 

  3. I gotta say this game doesn't make a great first impression. Technically it's a mess: the graphics are basic and in some ways downright ugly, they forgot to turn on AA and on top of that it runs like crap and drains my battery like no other game. Also the 'story'  is generic rubbish, but I guess that's a given. I do like the battle system though and the first boss fight was pretty challenging.

     

    I'll give it a few more hours but at the moment it feels like I would be better off spending my time with other games :(.

  4. 5 hours ago, StoooTube said:


    Performance mode, I assume, gives you a solid(ish) 60fps while the other mode is shinier but has a less stable frame rate. I’ve only played it on shiny mode and it’s been fine as far as I’m concerned.

     

    Classic reticle seems to be favoured by some Youtube reviewers. I opted for it purely because I’ve been playing the Saturn games since around 1995/96.

     

    My personal recommendation is to set the aiming sensitivity to around 60% as I found the default setting to be unplayable. I also opted for tradition / Saturn controls rather than the new controls option. 

    I will try this. The default setup feels horrible.

  5. I was considering buying this in the sale, glad to hear it was a good decision not to :hat:

     

    It is valuable to read these negative impressions since most of the official reviews I read paint a much more positive image. I think because this is the type of game you really want to like. 

  6. On 22/12/2020 at 11:58, hazeredmist said:

    - Progear coming, that's big news! Another Cave game on Switch. Dreading the price as it's in a 10-pack.

    Is there more info in this? I can't really find anything about it.

  7. Collection of Mana is a good suggestion. I never played SD3 more than a few hours and SoM has been so long I can't really remember anything about it.

     

    FF XII too, it's been on my wish list for ages but I never get around to buying it. Maybe now is the time...

  8. Yeah I played Dragon Quest, one of my favourite games of the last few years. 

     

    I don't have much time to play games these days so I want to play something that's really going to captivate me from start to finish. The exact mechanics don't matter too much (although I do like turn based and it's suitability for handheld gaming). 

     

    I have Ys Viii actually, but drifted away from it when I played it last. Maybe I should give it another go. 

  9. I'm going to buy ZeroRanger and nothing else this sale. There are several other games on my wishlist I do actually want (and a ton I'm really not bothered about) but I know I'm not going to get around to actually playing them. So one game this year and I'm going to actually play it :o

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