Strider Hiryu

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  1. From the album FFXIV Pics

    View of the anime weapon in the ninja's battle stance
  2. From the album FFXIV Pics

    Side view of my anima weapon
  3. Pfft, there were like 9 Tenchu's Sledge (though 2 were handheld titles). I can't say much I only played Wrath of Heaven (or Return from Darkness as I played in on Xbox) and Z. Wrath of Heaven is what got me into the games (though I honestly had no idea what was going on story wise) and Z is a damn good game (instead of playing as the main characters you make you're own ninja, was freaking fun as hell especially with friends).
  4. I like what I see, has a Tenchu sort of feel to it (everything except the magic/mystical powers) and I've been looking for a game that offers a similar play style (god I miss the Tenchu games, so much fun. I should dig out Tenchu Z again and play through it).
  5. Oh I'm sure they will but someone had to say it. Mag size I don't really see being a problem as long as the weapon is accurate (I hope they treat it differently based on it's mag size, firing it longer to get better accuracy is going to hurt big time with it. Then again maybe we'll get versions with bigger mag sizes (I know there was a 40 round mag for it but it was used exclusively in an anti-air roll and was discontinued in 1927 (it might show up in the game but I doubt it)) to balance it out) since support pretty much has infinite ammo. If the Mosin gets fucked up people will be up in arms considering how much love that gun gets. I might pull support out more in the actual game since the BAR is going to be in the game but I honestly was far from impressed with it in the beta. Support just seemed to be a lot weaker then it should be. I get a lot of it had to do with us not having access to all of it's gadgets but those changes to the MG's were a major game changer (I mean I go full Rambo all the time in BF4 with Support but those LMG's are a lot more accurate then the guns we're playing with now). Plus it's hard to give up that awesome range Medic has with it's DMR's. I was afraid Medic was going to be on of the worst classes in the game but I'm happy to see it's not. The only real thing I'm not looking forward to is everyone playing Scout in retail. That one class pretty much ruined most of my fun in the beta and I really hope DICE either makes some serious changes or has some maps where Scouts are at a serious disadvantage (as is Sinai is a Scouts paradise).
  6. As much as I hate to be the pessimist in the room, watch the BAR be the worst MG in the game. I just had to say it but it's probably the one weapon I'm looking forward to most in this game (outside of that semi-auto shotgun). Sadly I'll have to pull myself away from Medic if I ever want to use it (and that's going to be hard to do, I absolutely love the Medic class's weapons).
  7. Started playing Journey today. Have no idea whats really going on (I understand for the most part but without any talking or narrations it's all pretty much how you take what you're shown in the cutscenes) but the art style is nice, the puzzle mechanics are pretty interesting, the ability to meet random people playing it is cool (even if you can't speak to each other), and the soundtrack is freaking amazing (probably the best part of the game so far for me). It's a rather relaxing game, can't wait to find time to sit down and actually finish it (I think I'm a third of the way through the game).

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Yea, it pretty much is. All it really gives you is cutscenes and a few pictographs while you're traveling with a basic premise (I've read a plot synopsis from the developers so I know what they're trying to say through the game but it is pretty much up to your own thoughts on it). It's roughly a 2-3 hour playthrough by what I've read (if you only plan on playing it once, I'll probably play this multiple times just because the soundtrack is awesome and as I said it's a very relaxing game). Even though I haven't beaten it I fully understand why this game was so well received when it first came out.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      So I beat it tonight after my curiosity got the best of me. I really do have to say this game is amazing and I plan on playing it through multiple times now that I've finally reached the end. It really is a deeply personal experience (evoking all sorts of feelings and thoughts, I honestly found it to be a greatly moving game to the point I had a tear in my eye when I reached the end) and while there is a plot there you really do make meaning for yourself while you play through the game. You get to meet a variety of people playing through the game (I played through with 6 different people in my one play through playing with the last person for the last half of the game) and though you can't talk (every character has a unique tone that you can use to get their attention but that's about all it's useful for) you still get a sense of camaraderie while you journey with them. The soundtrack, as I said is amazing, really does set a tone for each stage/level you progress to getting serious when it needs to and uplifting when it needs to. There are points where the game gets rather tense (I won't say what they are so you can surprise yourself as it's part of the experience) and points where it's downright goofy (meeting the cloth whale was probably the strangest thing I found in the game).

      Overall this game deserves all the praise it's gotten and more. This game has more to it then most AAA titles on the market today and did so with a relatively small team and a simple idea. I can't stress enough how much everyone should give this game a try and while I admit it's not for everyone I'm sure even those who dislike it for what it is has something they found enjoyable about it. I really wish big name developers would look at these indie studios and take notes on what a game should be and not what they want it to be.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Awesome. This game is next on my to play list. :D

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  8. It was probably one of the best campaigns I've played in a COD game so it'd definitely be worth buying just for that (though I recommend staying away from Veteran difficulty if you ever do pick it up, the AI gets grenade happy (and they're extremely accurate with those grenades) when you set it to this which makes the levels frustrating as hell to complete (it's the main reason I never actually beat it on Veteran difficulty back in the day). The "All Ghillied Up" level still remains one of my all time favorite levels in an FPS game to date.
  9. Good god firing a sniper rifle from the hip is excruciatingly hard to get used to but it's the only real way to play Ana as scoping with her takes to long. Learning how far to lead characters to heal/damage them took me a good minute or two but once I got the hang of it I was a healing machine (almost beat out the Mercy in heals). Honestly I'm extremely used to hip firing from my MW and MW2 days as the only real way to play was to hip fire (unless you were sniping). Aiming down sites just slowed you down to damn much so Overwatch feels good to me (though certain heroes need some work on their weapons) due to that (though I will admit my skills are extremely rusty, a fact I found out during the Titanfall Tech Test. I really need a good COD like game to play again to get back my twitch reflexes and hip firing accuracy). Out of my 8 or so rounds this afternoon I got teamed up with 3 good teams who actually played like they had brains and knew what they were doing (that Ana round I played we lost but my team was extremely close to winning thanks to the Mercy, myself and the D'va) but it was those other 5 rounds that just aggravated the hell out of me (especially the last one where I spent almost the entire round dead due to idiotic teammates). Yea I'm sure the matchmaking can be blamed on the free weekend and the fact that all the higher level players are playing Comp atm but they could of at least let us queue with the normal players. What level you are means nothing more then how much time you spend playing the game so it'd would of been nice to play with people who actually know how the game works and how team comp makes or breaks a match. Then again it is a free weekend so you really can't expect much more than this.
  10. So I lied. I played a few matches this afternoon just to see if I really do want to buy it. Honestly after the shit show that was quick play I don't think I can stomach this game and probably won't be purchasing it now (I can't stomach playing with randoms and with the way my work schedule is I don't see me having any real time to play with DX or any of my other friends that have it). No it's not because of the changes to characters (I actually like the changes to Mercy and in my first game I got Play of the Match with her) it's the community. I realize I'm playing with people who are only trying out the free weekend but I'm seeing exactly what you were talking about DX, people refuse to do what's good for the team and would rather run fucking 2 Widows and 2 Reapers instead of thinking what was best. I'm not griping because I actually like playing support/healer characters in this game but it's fucking retarded to run a healer when there is no tank and all you do the entire match is spend in face down in the dirt (which is exactly how my last match went). I assume the game as a whole is probably better but I sadly can't comment on it due to being stuck with these idiots trying it out. I'd give anything to actually fight with people who know what they're doing. I won't be playing anymore this weekend that's for sure but I'm going to have to take a serious look at the game and whether or not I buy it (with BF1 coming out in October, Mafia 3 right around the corner, and Deus Ex having been released (though I hear it's not that great I'd still like to play it) my funds will be taxed (have to rebuild my savings after that 4 month unemployment period)) or put it into the "maybe in the future" category. On a positive note I absolutely love Ana and though my first time playing her wasn't exactly what someone would call epic I thought I did a damn good job backing up my teams Mercy with side heals and that nice healing grenade. I also Nano Boosted our D'va and watched her completely wreck the entire enemy team three times (my god she's a monster with nano boost on). I also tried playing Roadhog. It's safe to say I'm terrible with him but he is fun to play once you learn how to use him effectively.
  11. Sadly I highly doubt they'll release it separately as it seems this is only a way to get IW to sell. We'll just have to look back on our COD4 days with a distant fondness. Watching that gameplay makes me miss my Ghost class layout. Oh how I loved running around the map with a silenced P90 and stomping snipers and campers. Don't know if I'm fond of the point increase on kills but it's a minor dislike. Everything else look amazing.
  12. Meh, I'm far from impressed by this partnership. I like Funi well enough (more so than I ever used too considering they're one of the few companies still around licensing anime (Geneon/Pioneer and ADV were my go to before both companies went under on this aspect)) but I've never really liked Crunchyroll (they're subs are shit compared to better done and localized fansubs). If this means Crunchyroll gets access to Funi's translators it's a step in the right direction but I highly doubt it (who knows it might but Crunchyroll has always been rather shady (even before they went the legit route, back when I used to support them)). Plus it's another subscription service that I honestly can't afford to pay for (plus the Funi catalog, like I mentioned previously, isn't as robust for me. I own everything that interests me and Crunchyroll doesn't pick up the shows that really interest me (and honestly I watch pretty much everything through fansubs and buy what I want when it comes over here (and considering my declining taste for anime over the last few years it's be a waste of money to pay for a service I'll barely use))).
  13. You'd also have to hit 25 before you could access Comp anyways Sledge so unless you planned on playing it constantly over the next 3 days you probably wouldn't even get in. Meh, I'd play but I won't have time this weekend (too much other shit going on plus I wasn't planning on having to work today which took up half of my day).
  14. Meh, I've been playing STO for years (about 3 I believe) and I don't think they translated it over well to the PS4. Controls are wonky as hell on the controller and I see it becoming a huge problem once you get into the bigger ships where you have more than 3 officer stations per ship (my current ship (on my Fleet Admiral (lvl 60) has 5 BO stations, I can't imagine how fucked up that's going to be for controllers (Commander ranked BO's get 4 abilities, Lt. Commander's get 3, Lt. gets 2, and Ensign 1. Good luck trying to map all that shit)). Not to mention all the abilities you get as a Captain, the abilities some ships come with, and any Rep abilities you have. I really wonder how they mapped that for controllers. Combat is it's own nightmare as well. I'm not a fan of auto lock-on and the fact you can't break it (don't really know, didn't really try in the short time I played) makes fights a lot more difficult (not the early ones but I can name a boat load coming up that will be a bitch to take on). This goes for ground and space combat. There's also a few things I don't like about space combat like shield balancing and power level adjustments. I can balance each shield separately on PC (doesn't seem to be an option on console that I noticed) and I can fine tune my power levels better instead of just choosing a preset (even though I do use the shield preset exclusively). I can't say much about travel, it sucks in the early game but once you hit Vice Admiral you get access to Quantum Slipstream that makes travel a lot more bearable (pretty much warp 30 for 30 seconds). Depending on your level you should have access to Transwarp I believe at 10 (if not it's 20), it allows you to warp to a specific place instantly but it's limited on where you can go (pretty much you're factions Home Planet, DS9, Fleet Spaceport as well as fleet Dyson Sphere, Fleet Research Base, and Fleet Dilithium Mine, the Solanae Dyson Sphere, the Delta Quadrant, and a few other locales. Sadly it's also on a 5 minute cooldown (could be 10 or 15 minutes, not sure as it's been awhile since I've actually played my Fleet Admiral). I'm really pissed they won't let me link my Arc account to the PS4 version but I'm guessing the PS4/XBone versions of the game don't connect to the PC servers (which sucks, I don't want to spend the time leveling another captain to 60 (I've done it almost 4 times and it gets boring (not to mention I'm not spending real cash on another version of the game, I have over $500 invested in the PC version (buying ships, unlocks, etc.) and won't spend more)). Yea they pretty much sucker you if you want to play specific races in the game (and if you want to be a Reformed Borg you need to purchase of Lifetime Subscription or subscribe for over 1000 days I believe). I've only unlocked the Joined Trill and Reformed Borg species (I have a lifetime subscription so I get 500 Zen every month, not hard to save up for shit). Honestly it's a good attempt much like their Neverwinter port but both this game and Neverwinter are so much better on PC. Sadly I did not get your references for the characters you made.
  15. I was actually trying to do that when I was playing with you and your brother but tank cannons are sadly not powerful enough to take it down (I placed about 14 shots into it and it didn't budge so I gave up).
  16. It seriously looks like they took the slim and spliced it onto a normal PS4 , that's just sad. Sigh, $400 for a new PS4 when I've only owned my current one for 2. Yea I'll pass. 4K gaming doesn't interest me in the least (graphics are the last thing I consider when buying a game) and I'm not going to spend $1500+ on a decent 4K TV just so I can play them. Even if there are minor benefits on normal HDTV's I just don't see the point.
  17. Seriously, I manually save in EVERY RPG I play (you should see my ME3 save list for my Infiltrator, it's like 65 different saves (my DA: Inquistion one is just as bad, I believe I'm at 40 different saves for it)) because you can't trust games to not bug out anymore. I've lost progress to many times because I wouldn't save ofter so now I do it at every major choice given in a game. Game looks pretty but honestly I want more substance then a "here's a tech demo for you to see how pretty our game is in 4K" type videos. Give me info on story, companions, weapons, etc. Seriously BioWare the game has been in development long enough for you to start giving us these tidbits.
  18. With the amount of time PSN is "down for maintenance" I should of just stuck with Microsoft and bought a XBone, at least Live is up more then it's down. All I wanted to do was watch some god damn Netflix tonight but no someone is either DDoSing them again or they just suck at announcing maintenance times. /grumble

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I don't get is why the hell we should even have to connect to PSN to watch netflix at all. I blame the BF1 beta tho. We use netflix at least 5 days a week on Lady's account on our PS3 (she is set to autologin on that device for auto updates to the system) and the only time we've had PSN interrupt us in the past 4 years is whenever there is a large beta happening. I'm assuming its people that hate Sony / EA and are DDOSing PSN but PSN is saying "maintenance" my ass its maintenance. The same "maintenance" happened during the BF3 and Destiny betas too and I can guarantee it'll happen the week of BF1's release too. Get a roku stick when you see one on sale. I use my roku every day and netflix has only screwed up a couple times on me over the last almost 2 years and I fix it by resetting my router. The youtube app on my roku is horrible because of how laggy the menu navigation is but once it's playing a video its fine. Netflix however runs the same on my roku as it does on the PS3/PS4. No lag and great performance.

      I have the equivilant of last years model of this one:

      https://www.amazon.com/Roku-3500R-Streaming-Stick/dp/B00INNP5VU

      I got it for a christmas present from my parents. They bought it on sale for $25 at the time. I recommend a roku to everyone. Want to watch netflix on another tv? or visiting a friend that doesn't have netflix? This thing fits in your pocket. Plug it into any tv, setup the wifi connection and its all set. It plugs in the hdmi port and it comes with a power cord that you can either plug into the tv's usb port or use the power adapter it comes with. It periodically updates the apps and resets itself when not in use. I even have the time warner app on this and it acts like an extra cable box.

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I might have to pick one of those up but I don't have an open HDMI port on my TV (it only has 3 and all are used (one for the retarded cable box, one for the PS4, and one for my 360 (which I guess I could unhook since I never use it))). If I wasn't so damn lazy I could turn on the 360 to watch Netflix but the damn thing feels like it takes 3 years to load the dashboard. I could also watch it on my phone or my laptop but meh, it's just so much nicer to lie down in bed and watch it on the TV. My main grumble is why are they increasing Plus prices when there network is shit compared to Live which can justify the price you pay for it (yea Live has it's own problems but Microsoft did a great job on it that the problems are few and far between). The other grumble is that it always goes down when I plan on doing something on my PS4 (like last week when I tried to catch up on Youtube vids and last night when I was actually going to get on Netflix for once) that doesn't revolve around gaming (and I agree apps like Netflix and Youtube shouldn't be tied to whether PSN is up or down).

      Funny thing is everyone was blaming it on the BLOPS3 DLC going live yesterday (or the fact that it'd go down when a major DLC releases, I got a kick out of that).

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Thats why I like my roku stick. Theres no network to go down to prevent you from using it. And I figured out today that I can use my phone's youtube app as the controller for my roku's youtube app (I thought that only worked for consoles). God that made using youtube so much easier for me today. I can even setup a queue of videos to watch and just sit back and enjoy. I've used this thing almost every day for almost 2 years and the only time I have issues with netflix (1 time netflix went down for a few hours, over 2 years) or my time warner app (time warner's app connection has issues about 3 times a month), its because those services are having issues and not the roku stick. Get one of these sticks and unhook the xbox and you wont regret it. Theres numerous apps that can be installed on it too. I have amazon prime, so I use the amazon video app on it and stream movies too.

      https://channelstore.roku.com/browse

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  19. I already unlocked it (actually shortly before I started playing with Sledge and his brother yesterday). It's a nice gun, recoil is going to take some time to get used to (that scope goes all over the damn place when you fire but it's damn nice for taking out pesky snipers that are in range). I still want to get my hands on the Mondragon Marksmen variant, I hear that gun is a freaking beast but sadly it doesn't have a modern mag (both Matimi0 and Level really seemed to like it during the Alpha). Sadly I need to be medic level 3 before I can unlock it (which I may or may not hit, since today is day 4 for me I'll get on for a bit just to guarantee I get the dog tags. Probably won't play much more after today (started getting back into TOR again so that's really eating up my free time when I'm not playing FFXIV) especially since I go back to work after tomorrow and I'd like to take some time tomorrow to get caught up on anime and a few other things). The end date for the beta is the 8th according to what I've read on the forums so you still have time to get to 15 and get some vehicle action in Sledge.
  20. Tank bros all the way! After playing with DX today I feel I have a new appreciation for the game. I still feel this game isn't what everyone says it is but playing with others makes this so much more fun. After playing Assault I'm not overly impressed with it but it's fun and I wish I had the rocket gun unlocked, would make taking tanks out a lot easier (though I did take out a heavy tank with dynamite). Also tried out support and I'm not entirely sure I like it. The MG's are just to inaccurate and when you finally get into that nice accuracy the damn things overheat to damn fast. Honestly I don't like this aspect of the MG's and find it to be a really hard sell for me. The Flanker layout for the light tank is an infantry's worth nightmare, that damn MG it has just tears through them like paper. That's what I was running when both DX and I were dominating with tanks. I ran protection when I was near him so he could destroy everything else. It's also relatively good at shredding tanks at close range (it's weaker overall then a normal tank cannon but due to it's fast reload and 15 shots you put out a lot of damage though you'll never win a tank on tank battle if they're running normal cannons). I really wish I would of recorded this (maybe it did, I'll have to look tomorrow) but I shot a bomber and a fighter out of the air tonight with one of the landships cannons, was freaking amazing. Went 16 and 0 that round by just staying in the landship with a damn good driver and was up at the top of the score board due to flag caps. That's one thing I was never able to do on BF4 with a tank so it feels great to do it with an old school tank. Also really loving the Medic class, I unlocked the rifle grenade option tonight. Don't use it, it sucks and the grenades barely go anywhere unless you arc the fuckers big time (and even then it's not that far). Trying to push medic into level 2 so I can get the next semi-auto rifle since it comes with a marksman scope (really hoping it makes life easier, I love the artillery version of the first semi-auto but I really want to get my hands on one with a marksman scope). I felt like that more then once tonight, god damn snipers and environment clipping is driving me nuts.
  21. Meh, I don't know it it was because I was tired last night or what but I really didn't have any fun playing the beta at all. Conquest is really no fun with the new changes and I'm sick and fucking tired of dying to snipers every 20 seconds (seriously people get a life). Plus this map is just to fucking big for conquest (something I thought I would never say). If you don't have a vehicle you're asking for a long ass sprint to get toward any action and you're probably going to die by sniper fire 5 or 6 times before you even get close. Rush on the other hand is a blast. Before I got off last night I joined a Rush match and went on a freaking tear with the Heavy Tank (no I didn't spawn it in, someone else did and then just left it sitting in the middle of the map). I believe I went on a 20 kill streak before someone finally destroyed the tank (all because I couldn't figure out how to auto-repair, I kept hitting the damn button it said to but it wouldn't do anything (and I wasn't taking any fire and was in a very safe location every time)). I would park myself right next to an mcom and defend my fellow soldiers while they armed it (did this for 4 of the 5 sets of mcoms). The spread shot is amazing at knocking infantry out and is pretty much a one hit kill from short to medium range (and the heavy tank gets 8 shots, that's way more overpowered then the light tank). I also got lucky and had 4 other gunners on board to protect my flanks. While playing I did try out the scout and honestly either I suck major balls at playing as one (and I'll admit I do, can't hit shit) or everyone else playing this are gods because I couldn't hit shit and I would die pretty much instantly when spawning in by another sniper (seriously get lives people). I do love the medic class though, their semi-auto's are a blast to use and hit like trucks if you land your shots. Was also able to get a few revives off (surprisingly). I'll have to try Support and Assault next time I play but right now I love me my medic. Also tried out flying and I feel with a little more time I could master it. Not really hard to fly them but with being so used to Ace Combat controls I can't get my fingers to adjust to BF1 control scheme. Honestly I'm slightly underwhelmed by this game and don't really see what everyone is raving about. I'll attribute this to my being tired last night and honestly not really into it (I was pissed because of the maintenance, didn't get to get caught up on my youtube video's last night (I prefer watching them on my TV, bigger screen)). I'll hold my final judgement till after I get more play time in this weekend but as of right now I'm just not feeling this game (I think I'm too spoiled by modern shooters like BF4, all the guns being pretty inaccurate is throwing me off).
  22. Dear god, why couldn't we have gotten our hands on Legion (I'm sorry, Mech sized mini-gun trumps all) and where the hell was Ronin (my god I want that Titan, plays exactly into my style of gameplay). Northstar looks fun but I've never really been a fan of missiles in mech based games (I consider them to be noob weapons because they're so easy to use. Before we jump all on me I understand that Legion's mini-gun could be considered a noob friendly weapon as well). Gotta admit that the other 4 Titans would definitely be worth giving the game another shot but the multiplayer, while fun, is sorely lacking based on what we got to experience in the Alpha. I'd really like to see a more polished beta come out before the game launches but I get the feeling we won't get one unless they push the game back (which saddens me, I really want to get my hands on Ronin and Legion).
  23. The day they said we could choose our platform I set it (again the day of and I still get fucked). Fucking EA/DICE, this shit always happens. That's why I hate these stupid "Join this for early access to beta" and then they fuck over quite a few people by not giving them access (it's The Division beta shit all over again (different publishers but still, I have no luck when it comes to this shit)). As I said no big loss, I won't be able to play it until Friday and that's only if I don't have to work (won't know more till probably Thursday. Plus the grind in FFXIV is real and I'm so close to getting my Anima weapon I can taste it so that kind of takes priority (yea, I'm addicted to it)). I'll be on and off it all weekend (and since I don't work Monday that means at least a 3-day weekend) but I'm going to take it easy, I don't want to get burned out on the beta.
  24. Apparently I'm not lucky enough to get a code even though I signed up for Insider the day it was announced. Sigh, not like I have the time to play it but it'd still be nice to know I could and get it loaded for tomorrow (though I still probably won't play until Friday at the earliest). Have fun for me guys.
  25. Well that's depressing, Willy Wonka is dead. RIP Mr. Wilder.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      RIP. I loved that movie when I was a kid.