Update: Before you read this... This is basically a rant about how I think the new Ys 8 feels a bit slower somehow in comparison to the older games and also compared to new Toukiden which I feel are very similar. My impressions of Ys 8 come from the latest demo on JPN store and I noticed in a trailer video that there DOES seem to be some kind of super sprint ability for the character, so I might have a bad impression from the demo. Also consider the game demo is in Japanese so its possible I didn't notice a sprint feature. Either way, it's late! I'm tired! Play both games! I'm making a bid deal about nothing. They are both great! But if you've played older Ys games, what do you think of games new fuller 3D style?
I'm playing the Toukiden 2 demo on PS4 and it reminds me a lot of Ys games. It really doesn't feel like Monster Hunter, more like Dragons Dogma honestly, although I think from the demo I think DD is a better game. So far it's very hack n slashy and on the easy side. A little too simplistic. Does the game get deeper? So far the bosses just come down to cutting down their health and not much strategy like a MH game? Its okay, but I'd say it's monster hunter light. Did anyone play the first game and how does it compare to MH?
Okay, so I've been watching the show after a decade long hiatus. I've watched episodes here and there on broadcast TV but very sporadically over the years. I have never really binge watched anything because I don't have the patience or time to do that, (except Stranger Things because its 8 episodes) and I've been watching at least 2 episodes a day for a couple of weeks now, thats 22 episodes total.
I was recently watching Supernatural Season 1 on NETFLIX and hadn't noticed before how similar it is to the Witcher. Every episode plays like a side quest in Witcher 3, while the main story quest is a search for their missing father. It's a reverse of Siri and Gestalt I guess, but I never noticed it before. Every episode is a monster hunt complete with a little lore, and it all takes place in the midwest, which also works well as a background with the seemingly safe suburban and rural areas really covering up something more evil and sinister underneath, like a David Lynch film. I'm enjoying my rewatch of the series a lot. Not sure where the series goes bad? I jumped off board many seasons ago and occasionaly catch a new episode on TV here and there. The show is still great!
BaD 3 Date 02.03.2017 More on Fire Emblem Heroes (iOS)
Now that I've had some time to play some of FE: Heroes, actually-- I think the game is pretty good. It's similar in presentation and execution to earlier games in the series, the classic 2D games. I didn't partiularly care about the artwork from previews but now that I've seen it in action, I don't have a problem with it anymore. The character portraits are quite nice and detailed. The combat animations have backgrounds scenery that match the environments of the map and the music is fantastic. So far I've only completed 2 chapters and unlocked Hard and Lunatic difficulty modes as well as acquiring extra party members who arent that bad in stats, but I did have repeats. So far, the maps are bite sized, which is good because it makes the battles nice and short and I mainly have a party of 4 versus similar number of enemies max, which again, makes it easier to manage. It's perfect for short breaks of play time, and not long drawn out battles like XCOM or 3DS fire emblem. I've seen people complain about Pay-toWin cheapness, but so far I haven't felt the need to pay for anything. Its fine for a little distraction here and there and it's free. Can't really defend pay-to-win either way.