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Re: What are you playing now?
« Reply #1710 on: December 28, 2015, 09:25:47 am »
I'm fine with how the combat itself is. It can be janky, sure, but a game is more fun when every encounter is a challenge than if there's no challenge at all.

I'm reminded of one of the Penny Arcade Rainslick episodes, can't remember which. It has a jrpg style, except items are x number of uses per battle instead of use once only and hp/mp/whatever automatically recovers after each fight, which in turn allows the game to throw everything it can at you each battle, and force you to work for each one and use everything you have access to rather than the typical grind. It's a great design, but that level of challenge without a convenient way of refilling lost resources means a huge amount of downtime inbetween challenges, which in turn makes it feel a lot more boring than it should be. Jade Empire has almost a great system, but falls short in one key area imho.

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Re: What are you playing now?
« Reply #1711 on: December 28, 2015, 03:23:42 pm »
I liked it, the combo  type stuff was neat.

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Re: What are you playing now?
« Reply #1712 on: December 29, 2015, 11:26:53 am »
Picked up Personal Trainer: Cooking on the cheap at the store.

It's a really great digital cookbook on the DS. If you like goofy things like this and want to learn some neat recipes, give it a try! Fun time. :D
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Re: What are you playing now?
« Reply #1713 on: December 29, 2015, 12:38:38 pm »
Rocket League! Also Project X Zone on my 3DS, though I have no idea who half the roster is.

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Re: What are you playing now?
« Reply #1714 on: January 05, 2016, 03:27:31 pm »
In my continuing quest to find and master every 'turn your own music into levels' game out there, I've picked up Drive Any Track and Polynomial. I have yet to actually play either, but I will soon.
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Re: What are you playing now?
« Reply #1715 on: January 05, 2016, 06:56:43 pm »
Polynomial is weird.
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Re: What are you playing now?
« Reply #1716 on: January 05, 2016, 09:14:49 pm »
Yeah. It turns out it's really just a playable visualizer with a kind of boring shooter game tacked on. Worth a few bucks if you really like music visualizers, but not for me. Drive Any Track is fun, if unfinished.
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Re: What are you playing now?
« Reply #1717 on: January 05, 2016, 09:24:52 pm »
Drive Any Track looks really neat! Thanks!
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Re: What are you playing now?
« Reply #1718 on: January 09, 2016, 06:43:40 pm »
Card Hunter is neat
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Re: What are you playing now?
« Reply #1719 on: January 10, 2016, 12:36:08 pm »
It has some cool mechanics but eventually hits a fairly hefty paywall if I remember right. Also kind of forces you into a separate grind for pvp, nothing you have in pve carries over, which is no fun.

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Re: What are you playing now?
« Reply #1720 on: January 10, 2016, 01:01:23 pm »
Oh what?

Man that's a bummer to hear about the pvp
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Re: What are you playing now?
« Reply #1721 on: Yesterday at 06:02:57 am »
I just finally picked up Xrd Sign on Steam. Thirteen hours later, I can no longer feel my thumbs.