What are you playing right now?

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#451 Posted by Dudersaper (32949 posts) -
Started Phantasy Star II on the GBA, and Tomb Raider Legend on the PSP
#452 Posted by GreySeal9 (24859 posts) -

Started Phantasy Star II on the GBA, and Tomb Raider Legend on the PSPDudersaper

Will be interested to hear your thoughts on it once you start making some real progress into the game.

The game is archaic as fvck and can be a real chore at times, but I have a real soft spot in my heart for it. It has so much atmosphere. I love how artificial and sci-fi everything feels.

#453 Posted by Dudersaper (32949 posts) -
I'm only about 1 hour in, maybe less, so far I'm quite interested. Hope it pulls me in :D Will definetly let you know my thoughts later on.
#454 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (977 posts) -

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An overlooked blast. Having a great time playing this one. :D

#455 Posted by GreySeal9 (24859 posts) -

Replaying Final Fantasy VII, which is an interesting experience.

My Secret of Mana playthrough is sort of on hold since I'm co-oping it. I need to get my playing partner back into it.

#456 Posted by Lucianu (9489 posts) -

Finally got Otogi: Myth of Demons and Burnout 3: Takedown today for the original Xbox, and i'm gonna go trough Otogi for a couple of hours. 

#457 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5207 posts) -

I started playing Chrono Trigger for the first time and so far it's very good. The pacing is great and I really like the combat system. 

#458 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

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I'm in the middle of Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage on PS1. I needed a bit of a break from RPGs, and this seemed like the perfect mindless excursion. I'm having fun with it, but not as much fun as I did with the original Spyro the Dragon on PS1.

#459 Posted by MikeLirette (4684 posts) -
Currently playing Super Mario World, :)
#460 Posted by Arach666 (23042 posts) -
Went back to Shining Force 3,playing through all three scenarios again.
#461 Posted by NirdBerd (2116 posts) -

Decided to play Metroid Prime 1 on the Wii, soon as I'm done I'll be playing REmake

#462 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

Decided to play Metroid Prime 1 on the Wii, soon as I'm done I'll be playing REmake

NirdBerd

These 2 games are the top 2 reasons to own a Gamecube back in the day. Fan-freaking-tastic games and 2 of the best of that generation. Enjoy, my friend.

#463 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (8056 posts) -
I've gotten a good chunk into Dragon Quest IX for the DS. It's a really solid game but I'm not liking it as much other games in the series, mainly VIII.
#464 Posted by NirdBerd (2116 posts) -

[QUOTE="NirdBerd"]

Decided to play Metroid Prime 1 on the Wii, soon as I'm done I'll be playing REmake

Emerald_Warrior

These 2 games are the top 2 reasons to own a Gamecube back in the day. Fan-freaking-tastic games and 2 of the best of that generation. Enjoy, my friend.

I'm pretty sure I've seen Metroid Prime to the end about 7000 times since my mum bought it for me in 2003, I was only 10, I'm still not bored of the game. Definitely one of my favourite games ever created (not sure where I stand on which out of the trilogy is the best one though, which for some is an easy choice, but not me). Games that I play 5-10 years later and stil not bored after beating it dozens of times are my faovurites, I'm sure REmake will turn out to be that way too, as, surprisingly never played REmake, only the original as a kid.

#465 Posted by Articuno76 (18913 posts) -
Currently juggling Persona 4: The Golden (Vita), Fate/Stay Night Realta Nua (Vita) and Uncharted 2 (PS3). So yeah....been kept a little busy.
#466 Posted by enz2 (1689 posts) -
Getting back to my Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver I downloaded a few months back. Reminds me of Demon's Souls actually.
#467 Posted by FFCYAN (4951 posts) -


The last retro game I played through and beaten was Super Mario World(all 96 exits). The last game any system was Black Ops II. I still need to finish some VC games I downloaded recently.

#468 Posted by Business_Fun (2282 posts) -

From a retro perspective I'm working my through the Splinter Cell HD trilogy (the whole thing is on sale in the PlayStation Store for only £8, couldn't say no) and the glorious Okami HD.

#469 Posted by Darkman2007 (17929 posts) -

in terms of retro games, System Shock 2 , I was so impressed by Bioshock Infinite that I decided to get System Shock 2 as its the predecessor to the Bioshock series.

 

very good game, Im quite amazed there are places in System Shock 2 which are frightning or very tense, even to a person like me who has been gaming for 20 years)

#470 Posted by Dudersaper (32949 posts) -

in terms of retro games, System Shock 2 , I was so impressed by Bioshock Infinite that I decided to get System Shock 2 as its the predecessor to the Bioshock series.

 

very good game, Im quite amazed there are places in System Shock 2 which are frightning or very tense, even to a person like me who has been gaming for 20 years)

Darkman2007
Nice! System Shock 2 is one of my favourite games. Really want to play Bioshock Infinite.
#471 Posted by Darkman2007 (17929 posts) -
[QUOTE="Darkman2007"]

in terms of retro games, System Shock 2 , I was so impressed by Bioshock Infinite that I decided to get System Shock 2 as its the predecessor to the Bioshock series.

 

very good game, Im quite amazed there are places in System Shock 2 which are frightning or very tense, even to a person like me who has been gaming for 20 years)

Dudersaper
Nice! System Shock 2 is one of my favourite games. Really want to play Bioshock Infinite.

I would recommend it, its a great game, even runs decently on my PC , which has a less than great GPU.
#472 Posted by Megavideogamer (5467 posts) -

My current legacy game I am playing is Star Fox 64

#473 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (977 posts) -

Just about to start Rollercoaster Tycoon 3.

 

#474 Posted by MonoSilver (1525 posts) -
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on PS1. Most people will probably say it's an awful game but I enjoy it. I used to own it when it first came out (2001) and it's good fun playing through it again. :)
#475 Posted by GreySeal9 (24859 posts) -

I've gotten a good chunk into Dragon Quest IX for the DS. It's a really solid game but I'm not liking it as much other games in the series, mainly VIII.Eikichi-Onizuka

I'm pretty interested in playing Dragon Quest IX, but for me, the killer presentation in Dragon Quest VIII is going to be a really fvcking hard act to follow, especially considering DQIX is on a handheld.

#476 Posted by SAimNE (6 posts) -
.hack/infection ..... got it running on pcsx2(with only my a6-3420m llano apu inside a laptop with stock heatsinks and a crappy fan) and am now going to go through the entire game with relative ease, and then remember how much i hate life when i finally get to the end of disc 4 and encounter the data bug dungeon once again
#477 Posted by GreySeal9 (24859 posts) -

I just finished Final Fantasy VII a few minutes ago. Sephiroth's theme will forever be melted into my head. :P

I'm not sure what I'll play next. It's a tie between Persona 4 and Final Fantasy IX.

 

 

XeroEX

Just for the sake of varying it up, I'd go with Persona even tho Final Fantasy IX is my second favorite RPG ever.

#478 Posted by October_Tide (5396 posts) -

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga

Then it's on to Persona 3

Then on to DDS2

Then nothing because the awesomeness of these games (+persona 4 which I played before) will make all future rpgs/games obsolete.

#479 Posted by Dudersaper (32949 posts) -

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga

Then it's on to Persona 3

Then on to DDS2

Then nothing because the awesomeness of these games (+persona 4 which I played before) will make all future rpgs/games obsolete.

October_Tide
There's always the rest of the SMT series. The Devil Summoner games are pretty dope. But yeah, the ones you named are the best in the SMT series imo.
#480 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (8056 posts) -

[QUOTE="Eikichi-Onizuka"]I've gotten a good chunk into Dragon Quest IX for the DS. It's a really solid game but I'm not liking it as much other games in the series, mainly VIII.GreySeal9

I'm pretty interested in playing Dragon Quest IX, but for me, the killer presentation in Dragon Quest VIII is going to be a really fvcking hard act to follow, especially considering DQIX is on a handheld.

The game looks good for a handheld but yeah it doesn't touch VIII. There is a lot of content but the world also feels smaller. I would definitely recommend it though, in some ways it's better than VIII with the added customization, gameplay wise.
#481 Posted by AtelierFan (1544 posts) -
Milltary Madness (TG-16) and Cybernator (Snes), both on Wii VC and both recommended!
#482 Posted by AtelierFan (1544 posts) -
[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

[QUOTE="Eikichi-Onizuka"]I've gotten a good chunk into Dragon Quest IX for the DS. It's a really solid game but I'm not liking it as much other games in the series, mainly VIII.Eikichi-Onizuka

I'm pretty interested in playing Dragon Quest IX, but for me, the killer presentation in Dragon Quest VIII is going to be a really fvcking hard act to follow, especially considering DQIX is on a handheld.

The game looks good for a handheld but yeah it doesn't touch VIII. There is a lot of content but the world also feels smaller. I would definitely recommend it though, in some ways it's better than VIII with the added customization, gameplay wise.

A bit off topic, buuuut... how far off from DQ VIII is Wrath of the White Which, from a gameplay stand point? The only reason I ask is because the presentation is really Level-5/DQ VIII (in a positive way).
#483 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (8056 posts) -
I haven't played through Ni no Kuni but have played enough to say they are very different gameplay wise(can move freely around the battlefield). Ni no Kuni's battle system is a mix of real time and turn-based and feels a lot different. There is also the Pokemon-esque monster collecting/training.
#484 Posted by AtelierFan (1544 posts) -
I haven't played through Ni no Kuni but have played enough to say they are very different gameplay wise(can move freely around the battlefield). Ni no Kuni's battle system is a mix of real time and turn-based and feels a lot different. There is also the Pokemon-esque monster collecting/training. Eikichi-Onizuka
Thank you! I have heard nothing but good things about Ni no Kuni, but if I ever get a PS3, that and Demon's Souls are basically the two system sellers for me!
#485 Posted by GreySeal9 (24859 posts) -

Started playing FF8 on the Vita. I had trouble with it last year when I had L2/R2 assigned to the rear-touch pad which would make some text unskippable if you accidentally pressed them. I've gone and moved those inputs over to the touch-screen now and the problem has gone. I haven't played the game since release (and back then I played the godawful PC version in slow-motion) so I hardly remember a thing. The game is giving me a lot of difficulty and is far more grindy than I remember (draw grinding, not exp). I just finished FF7 last year and I have to say the jump up in terms of body language the characters can convey is really amazing; you walk past groups of girls who break in giggles and excitedly chatter to one another. You are on a boat and all the developer has done is make the screen shake a little to convey the motion of the sea (simple but very effective). And the animation is simply incredible. I am not sure if the character animations are 60FPS or 30 but the quality of the animation itself is easily fighting game standard (FF9 is a slide-show in comparison). This is the one FF that I always had a hate-dislike relationship with so I want to see if giving it another chance now that I am a better RPG gamer is going to help.Articuno76

If it wasn't for the weird junction and draw systems, the balance issues, the early overeliance on GFs (which drag out the battles), and the under-developed story (the time compression concept need WAY more time in the oven), I would probably like FFVIII better than FFVII simply because its world is so much more interesting, it is sooooo much better looking with much more creativity in the visual design, the pacing is more exciting, it's not filled with bad mini-games, it controls alot better (FFVII has really weird molasses-like controls), and I actually find the characters to be more developed. For instance, Rinoa has far more development/personality than Tifa or Aeris, even if she has a rather childish personality.

But when it comes down to it, FFVII simply plays better in combat situations and the materia customization system is far superior to the draw/junction systems.

Although the battles in FFIX do seem slower than the other 2 PS1 FFs (probably because you can have 4 characters is battle), I think that it is easily the best of the 3 simply because it has the good looks of FFVIII (actually, it looks noticeably better) and a simple customization system similar to materia, but a little better IMO. It combines polish with high playability while FFVII lacks polish and FFVIII is lacking in terms of playability.

#486 Posted by October_Tide (5396 posts) -

Um wut? Is playing Digital Devil Saga 2 pretty much a requirement of understanding what the **** is going on in the story of DDS1? Probably the only rpg I've played where almost nothing was explained at all. Still a great game though.

#487 Posted by Articuno76 (18913 posts) -
Started playing FF8 on the Vita. I had trouble with it last year when I had L2/R2 assigned to the rear-touch pad which would make some text unskippable if you accidentally pressed them. I've gone and moved those inputs over to the touch-screen now and the problem has gone. I haven't played the game since release (and back then I played the godawful PC version in slow-motion) so I hardly remember a thing. The game is giving me a lot of difficulty and is far more grindy than I remember (draw grinding, not exp). I just finished FF7 last year and I have to say the jump up in terms of body language the characters can convey is really amazing; you walk past groups of girls who break in giggles and excitedly chatter to one another. You are on a boat and all the developer has done is make the screen shake a little to convey the motion of the sea (simple but very effective). And the animation is simply incredible. I am not sure if the character animations are 60FPS or 30 but the quality of the animation itself is easily fighting game standard (FF9 is a slide-show in comparison). This is the one FF that I always had a hate-dislike relationship with so I want to see if giving it another chance now that I am a better RPG gamer is going to help.
#488 Posted by drunkenpyrate (263 posts) -

All the old retro Resident Evils 

#489 Posted by justcause2w (12 posts) -

just finished zelda 2 with save states. Now I'm trying to finish it without any cheating. Can't get past death mountain

#490 Posted by Lucianu (9489 posts) -

TimeSplitters 3: Future Perfect, so far i am really loving the light hearted, comedy story. I'm almost finished with it, then i'm off to play Timesplitters 2.

#491 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (977 posts) -

More Gran Turismo 4.

Can't believe GT5 doesn't have El Capitan or Citta di Aria.

#492 Posted by NicetyNymsaj (24 posts) -
Retro games ....Unreal Tournament for orginal Xbox and San Andreas on PS2
#493 Posted by AsianNoobGuy (11 posts) -
Me play GTA SA
#494 Posted by TheZanmato (28 posts) -

I'm playing Driver: Parallel Lines now... because I love these 2 eras :D

#495 Posted by AtelierFan (1544 posts) -
I just downloaded Light Crusader from the Virtual Console, and so far I am really liking it!
#496 Posted by XiggyTheBeast (85 posts) -

Age of Myth.

#497 Posted by archvile_78 (8382 posts) -

Breath of Fire IV, i'm on the ship in Shikk.

Love this guy

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He doesn't get much in term of character development but battle wise he's so good, got an attack that always crit at the cost of 10 AP and if you give him weapons where he can hit twice thats double critical. The Focus skills + might = a solid 2000 per hit.

@Lucianu: Great choice buddy, this is a game i can always easily go back to, with its fast-paced action and hectic multiplayer.

#498 Posted by MLBknights58 (5015 posts) -

At the moment I just finished Swat Katz and Dracula X, so I'll resume my Breath of Fire IV playthrough playing a bit of Super CV IV and Lament of Innocence on the side.

I can never just play one game at a time.

#499 Posted by Heirren (17766 posts) -
Rocket Knight Adventure. However, I started Secret of Evermore the other day. ABSOLUTELY stunning.
#500 Posted by GaussRiemann (183 posts) -

Currently Panzer Dragoon Saga and Maken X.