Let's talk about isometric RPG games. I have been getting back into these again lately, specifically Divine Divinity. It's pretty good and I like it so far.
But it made me realize when I started looking on Wikipedia and other sites about the game that there are A LOT of isometric RPG games out there. I also didn't get into them too much when I was a kid so I missed out on a ton, though I played them later in life. But there are still so many I don't know...!
Let's discuss isometric RPGs. What are some of your favourites? What would you recommend, both old and new? I know they've made a come back. I kind of wanted to try out Pillars of Eternity after I finish (or get bored of) Divine Divinity and check it out since it's pretty new.
Don't worry, 4taba .
You're invited to the New Year's Eve party, too.
We didn't forget you. You'll always have a special place in our hearts.
You'll be coming to play Gikopoi with us on Friday night... right....? Right 4taba..? You're not going to let us down?
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All niche Mario related things go here. Easter eggs, obscure merch/promotional items, cartoons, websites, videos, ROM hacks, odd art, etc.
Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei is such a different game to the original. I feel so bad for the developers when I hear people calling it a direct remake, or telling others to just skip the first.
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This recently came out, a pleasant bit of news if any.
I've enjoyed Irem's, now Granzella's, works for a long time, both their arcade and console stuff, so it's nice to see their legacy still trucking along even after going under. Hopefully this means they won't get rendered Bankrupt again due to a natural disaster.
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Hisoutensoku is an expansion to Touhou 10.5 SWR and is a multiplayer fighting game made by Tasofro with ZUN's approval. It's easy to learn, hard to master battle system makes for fun and fast paced matches with counterhits often launching girls across the screen. Very fast when played right. As a P2P game, game hosts must forward ports in order to play it or use specific workarounds.
Full installation: https://mega.nz/#!ashhnZza!cWdD2mqnQSfpzow5h_LDABQzHOnAiHDL62ceAOF6z9k
Extract into the folder of your choice. After launching th123e.exe, wait one or two seconds and then launch SokuRollLoader.exe to enable netplay. To host, hosting player forwards a port (detailed instructions are available on the internet) and provides IP with a port in an IP:Port format, launches the game with sokuroll and uses the Vs Network menu to start the server. Client connects to provided IP and port and plays game.
If you hate M*rk that much, don't worry - we share the sentiment. You don't have to come to 8moe thread in that case - simply host games in this thread and enjoy the game. If you don't signup you'll be stuck eating cake for a while.
This is a sequel to Rolypolys here https://compu-lsd.com/wiki/index.php?title=Rolypolys_no_Nanakorobi_Yaoki
https://compu-lsd.com/wiki/index.php?title=Rolypolys_no_Sekai_Ryokou This game here. At the right. Anyone have any ideas? Where to talk?
Relatively recently an English translation of Taikou Risshiden 5 became available.
Taikou Risshiden 5 is a 2004 Koei Tecmo RPG/strategy game where you play as a single character of your choice during the Sengoku Japan period with a wide variety of potential activities and minigames. It is probably mechanically the deepest game of its kind.
Have you heard of it, played it or are interested in playing it?
Talk about your favorite local arcades, ask for recommendations for places to go in your area, etc.
One of my personal favorites in Michigan is Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum, which brings me to some sad news I just learned while searching for a picture to start this thread. Marvin Yagoda, owner of Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum in Farmington Hills, MI, died Sunday, 8 Jan 2017, at the age of 78:
For those who have never been to Marvin's, it's an incredible collection of coin-op arcade machines, including videogames, pinball tables, mechanical novelties, antiques, machines commissioned specificially for the Museum and more. Yagoda founded the arcade in 1990 when his personal collection became too large to contain, and it has been a local landmark ever since. He often stopped by the Museum to hang out and chat with patrons while wearing his trademark suspenders, so many people like myself got to personally meet the man behind the magic. Very sad to see him go, but he lived a long life and touched the lives of a lot of people.
Anyway, sorry to start the thread with a downer, but I thought a little memorial would be appropriate. What arcades do you go to? Anybody else have recommendations for Michigan?
What multiplayer games do you guys play?
I got into L4D a while ago. Played through all but the last campaign in 1, since I couldn't beat the last one. All single-player, since the multiplayer was terrible and I don't have any friends.
Playing L4D2 recently, just had two good games with randos. Got some achievements.
Can be your own or random Picto sketches you find online. If you go with the latter option you'll get good results with tags「ピクトチャット」& 「ピクトチャット」2004/insert time period. You can post both images and videos.
If you make your own sketch try to timestamp it
I couldn't afford a proper handheld console, so I just made one out of a used cellphone and a super niche controller.
I'm frankly amazed such a device as a Smartphone is even that flexible to be used for this purpose. It's probably just a personal thing, but I think it's cool that we have that many options as far as entertainment goes.
Picked up Rivals of Aether recently, and playing around with that rekindled my desire to play more fighting games. Politics about whether Smash-likes are fighters aside, the amount of fierce competition and people striving to be better for its own sake really sparked a flame in my heart, even if said feeling came at the cost of about 100 losses before I started really understanding the game. It makes me hungry for more, in addition to still having a fondness for SNK games. In fact I expect my next game purchase (Assuming I pass on Ikaruga for the time being), will be KOF 2k2 UM, since it's light enough for my laptop to run well. I was also considering Koihime Enbu, since I like how grounded and neutral based it is, but I admit the artwork put me off.
You guys play any fighters? What sort are you favorites? Characters you main?
Post some game ideas you've had.
I was just playing Kid Icarus: Uprising, which is a great game. But I want more.
I think a Switch sequel would be great, and this is what I'd do. Spoilers for Uprising ahead.
[spoiler] I the first, Pit defeats Hades, who was manipulating Medusa to create a war and harvest souls. Now, the last time I played this was years ago, and I haven't finished my replay yet, so I'm still a bit rusty on all of the plot, but I'll make some assumptions, which may be contradicted in Uprising. Now, in the new game, it'd be cool if it was made clear that he's actually great at his job, but just hates it. He handles everyone, and tortures the evil, sets the mediocre to work for a while, before he has to release them, and sends the good on their way. So, he started the war to harvest mediocre souls to set them to work. Maybe this is the first time he's really done something like this, and isn't really a villain, just an asshole who hates his necessary job. But for what did he need these souls? Maybe Tartarus needed renovations, which is why he started the war. But now he can't really get those started, because, even with the extra souls from the war he lost, without him administrating it, his underlings are hopeless. So, the Underworld's in chaos without a good boss in charge, and Tartarus has been forgotten. The game starts with Pit being sent to investigate crazy activity from Hades' and Medusa's former servants, and, after five chapters of investigation, he discovers that they had been fleeing one of the weaker Titans, who had escaped and taken over the Underworld, as well as some of Hades' underlings, but not all. So, then there are five more chapters to defeat him, all similar to the chapters in Uprising in form. Then, after defeating the Titan, Pit discovers that anther, stronger, one has escaped. Instead of fighting him and giving others time to escape, Pit searches for help to fix the seal. He asks some of the other Gods and characters like Dark Pit and that human guy to help for about ten chapters, avoiding the second Titan's forces, and occasionally seeing the other bosses from the other games, like the Hewdraw and others, for about ten-fifteen chapters. He doesn't get much help. Through this, a lot of plot and worldbuilding should happen. Why is Palutena the Goddess of Light? Why wasn't, say, Zeus present in Uprising? Maybe they were more like in the stories a hundred years ago, but then many decided to stop interfering in the mortal world for some big reason, leaving Palutena in charge and Gods who didn't retreat, like Medusa and Hades, still around. Here a lot of history can be referenced. Maybe Medusa was defeated by Perseus many years ago. Also, Pit's backstory can come up, as well as the other Angels. Just having other characters like that would be great. Pit, perhaps, isn't a real Angel, though he doesn't know that. He's really Icarus, and, after escaping from Crete with his father Daedalus, fell into the sea. Daedalus lived the rest of his life thinking his son was dead, but Palutena rescued him, and turned him into an Angel, albeit an imperfect one, while he lost his memory. This could come out through some chapters where he explores the Maze, and sees stuff his father invented, in some attempt to collect weapons, or something. Also, Dionysus needs to be a character. A fun guy who's secretly really powerful, and rallies the other Gods to help Pit by the end. This whole thing could be around 30-40 chapters, and could have all the similar collecting stuff, like the weapons, powers, idols, puzzle pieces, et cetera as the first, with a little overworld acting as a hub for everything, as well as having other Angel characters. Also, there should be even more of all the collecting stuff, and real minigame type stuff which you can access from the hub, which could be Pit's house, which you can customize, and the surrounding neighborhood. Beyond that,there could be mini quests, which aren't real chapters or required for the story-mode, but could be fun, include more story, and come into use in the other chapters and mini-chapters based upon what you did in the past. Maybe a new one opening up every other chapter and being diverse in purpose and style could be good. If each was about half a chapter in length, and there were half as many as there are chapters, and there were, say, 40 chapters, that'd be great. Plus the collections, minigames, diversity of story, including extra stuff in chapters based upon other stuff you've done, and multiplayer, it could be really fantastic. I've been thinking about this on and off all day, while doing other stuff. What do you think? Anyone who liked Kid Icarus: Uprising have any thoughts? Do you have any videogame ideas? Is this too autistic for you? [spoiler]
Ive been playing STALKER mods lately.
I love the gamplay changes MISERY makes. Starting with the black road start, where you spawn in the dead of night in a house surrounded by zombies, with nothing but a flashlight and an axe, your PDA is dead, no food or armor, far away from skadovsk or any safety really, was very fun. Then with the increased prices, more lethal combat, radiation, and anomalies, and starting with no money, having to survive the zone like that, was also fun. And they add more stuff you have to spend money on too, and more camping-survivalist-/k/ fantasy sort of shit, which is all great. But they just had to go and rewrite all the dialogue to be stupid grimdark shit, and turn the graphics BROWN.
It seems like the Dead Air mod is like MISERY without those deal breakers, and it also has all the maps from both shadow of chernobyl and call of pripyat. It has all the cool new survival features, so far it seems to preserve the increased difficulty, but it doesn make all the dialogue grimdark and turn everything brown. you can even install a patch for 'summer vegtation', and everything is green.
This really was a dealbreaker with MISERY, STALKER Isnt STALKER without the moments of beauty and comfort that stand out all the more against the harsh, unforgiving background. People find squatting by the campfire eating diet sausage and drinking rotgut vodka so comfy because theres a real difference between that safety and the bloodsucker infested night outside.
How do you feel about the Nintendo Switch?
Personally, it's the first console since the original Wii that's getting me quite interested. Aside from the few very nice titles there are already, especially regarding the indie shelf, I have high hopes for it to become the successor of the PSP regarding emulators / homebrews in general. Of course there's no guarantee for this yet, but it does not seem that unlikely either. Among other great stuff, just imagine being able to run Dolphin on that thing. Keeping an eye out for mods in general can't hurt either.
What do you think?
Definitely not collectors.
In slapping a label on the box art, you're immediately turning away any "collectors", because no collector would want anything other than the original edition of a game, unless they're the insane, far-gone sort who buys every version of an item that's been ever released, but those kinds of people are a rarity. Who buys them, and why? How do the publishers think releasing these things is a good idea? The label is just so ironic to me.
What does 4taba think of omgmobc?
It's basically just a clone of the old omgpop, if that rings a bell for anyone. There's some really fun games on there, you should definitely try it out when you're feeling bored! My favorite ones are Tonk and 8-ball.
The only problem really is the staff and community, which is a huge downer. Certain features, like for example the option to make a room private, are restricted to star (paying) members only. However, friends of the staff get that status and even more benefits for absolutely free. Some even abuse their status to ruin the fun of others and the worst thing is that they never get punished.
Only good thing is that you don't run into those that often, but it's still annoying and unfair.
The games are still great though.
What are some actually good videogames based on anime, especially old and/or JPN-exclusive stuff? There are so many anime out there that would be great for vidya adaptations, but lots of the games are just shitty cash-ins that use a popular license to make a quick buck. Pic related for the "actually good" category from the little I've played.
Write a review of a game. Anything goes. Just keep it concise and clear, nice and tidy. HARD MODE: Use no more than 300 characters in your review.
A strange game, filled with wierd design choices. It's amazing and bullshit at the same time. Gunplay and abilities are great and satisfying. Map design is strange and the story is unintelligible. E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy is worth playing solely for how unique it is.
No, not like those faggots on Youtube; let's actually play the game together like a quest thread. You guys post what we want to do, and I'll check back a couple times a day to put your commands into the game. Commands posted first get prioritized if there are conflicting commands and we can't reach a consensus. Obviously, please don't spoil things by using a walkthrough or prior knowledge of the game. I've never played this for more than an hour or so, so I'm curious to see how far we can get in the game as a team.
Does anybody here like sports games?
>but anon, sports games are for normalfags and plebeians!
Fuck that. I'm talking about the best sports games throughout history, not EA Shekelfarm 2016.
Anyway, Tecmo Super Bowl for the SNES is the best American football game I've played. I know everyone always talks about the NES version, but this is basically the same game with graphical and mechanical improvements. Tecmo Super Bowl III is good too, and I like the expanded playbook. I have to give the nod to the original because it's aesthetically superior, though; dropping the cartoony look and the music during plays was a mistake. I haven't played II yet, so I can't say anything about it.