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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 12th, 2020, 11:27 pm

I got this bad boy as my 1 year anniversary gift

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It's powered by usb, and you put in a mini hdmi to regular hdmi cable. It converts SD games to HD, and also plays them at 60 fps. One of the buttons does a smoothing effect to make it more clear. You can tell from this photo that it's working on the text and on Link

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Of course, an emulator will look a lot better, but for an authentic experience this still looks awesome.

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Post by funkybusiness » January 13th, 2020, 12:56 am

nice.

happy anniversary

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Post by outdoorcats » January 13th, 2020, 1:54 am

Awesome! Coincidentally, I ordered my first ever console online and got it this week - a Playstation 2. Also ordered Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3, Shadow of the Colossus, and Persona 4 to go with it (I plan to play the Fatal Frame games on it as well).

I finally beat the Path of Pain challenge on Hollow Knight. It only took me about 9 hours. Here's some guy doing it in 2 minutes:



(it's an optional challenge in a hidden part of the game done only for the purpose of bragging rights, and getting 112% completion).
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 13th, 2020, 2:42 am

I have all metal gear solids except 4 and the new shitty one so I will definitely try those out soon.

With the retrotink I'll probably play yoshi's island soon and maybe attempt to play silent hill 2. Key word attempt

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Post by funkybusiness » January 13th, 2020, 4:22 am

Yoshi's Island, it's really long. like, JPRG long.

love MGS2 and Shadow of the Colossus, MGS3 is alright, better gameplay but so...many...cinematics... genuinely like 4 films worth of just sitting there. a few of them are so long my controller would shut off and my monitor would dull due to lack of player input. it's been a long time since I've played either of them. I did play MSG1 a few months back and it's fun, but hasn't aged very well. I imagine 2 and 3 have aged decently tho.

never played any of the Persona or Shin Megami Tensei games. I might try a few of them before Shin Megami Tensei 5 comes out, if it ever actually does.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 15th, 2020, 8:24 pm

The first of many Zelda games


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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 19th, 2020, 3:12 am

Started Outer Wilds. I'll just say this as a tease for how good it is:

I always have tea. All day, every day. I heated up some water, put the tea bag in, and thought I will just play this game for 1 round, so 22 minutes. I ended up doing 3 rounds, completely forgetting about my tea.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 20th, 2020, 1:15 am

You guys Outer Wilds seriously might be one of the greatest games I've ever played, and I'm not even done it yet. Yea the controls are garbage but you get used to them eventually, and everything else more than makes up for it.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 21st, 2020, 1:20 am

Went inside the Interloper. It's been like 30 minutes and I'm still shaking and breathing very heavy from its conclusion. Games can be more immersive than movies at times, so this shit hit me really hard. Apparently it gets even more touching and emotional later on. Right when I thought this was a potential 10/10 it just gets better and better. This does what no games have done before. If people say games can't be art, show them this.

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Went into a comet that has deadly crystals. I found out that some astronauts died there and can see their floating bodies. I had no way out so I ended up dying along with them.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 23rd, 2020, 7:12 pm

Finally beat it, especially because I didn't have internet for 2 days and had nothing else to do. I'm gonna call it: This is definitely top 5 of all time material, and I may even call it the greatest game ever made in the future when I play more games. I urge everyone to play this now.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 27th, 2020, 12:09 am

I really fucking hate Wind Waker. This is ignoring the broken controls which only seems to be an issue with me. Words cannot express how infuriating and tedious the Earth Temple was. The fact that you can't change characters quickly yet have to do it so often. the fact that you have to carry her everywhere (I hated this in Ocarina of Time too), and the fact that the boss is just as tedious.

I remember playing this like 6 years ago. I HATED this, and then it turns out the Wind Temple is the same bullshit. I gave up at that point. I will beat the game this time though... I still have the very infamous part of the game to look forward to as well.

Funny because everyone hates the game for its style and I think it has one of the best styles of any Zelda game.

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Post by funkybusiness » January 27th, 2020, 12:14 am

agreed. Wind Temple was my least favorite. It's worse than the Water Temple in OoT.

I know they fixed OoT in the remake, I wonder if there are enough qol fixes in the Wind Waker remake on the Wii U. I do hope those rumors of the Wind Waker and Twilight Princess remakes coming to the Switch are true, because I only played TP once, when it first came out, and have been quite interested in replaying it recently. (and everybody knows Nintendo needs some major releases other than Animal Crossing and BotW2 on the schedule for 2020 to compete with PS5 and Xbox Whatever)

Majora's Mask still the best don't @ me

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 27th, 2020, 12:27 am

I did start Twilight Princess as well. It is not off to a good start. The wolf stuff was simply done better in Okami. The first dungeon was also tedious with its monkey rescue part. I also don't like the style. Still, I have heard from many people that it does pick up a little bit after that, so I am still excited to play it.

After playing the masterpiece Obsidian, and finding Outer Wilds to be easily one of the greatest games of all time, I will finally get around it and play the Myst series very soon.

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Post by funkybusiness » January 27th, 2020, 12:36 am

from what I remember, TP does have a really slow beginning. Once the game starts to open up and the hand holding stops, it was a lot better.


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Post by outdoorcats » January 27th, 2020, 1:39 am

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 7:12 pm
I'm gonna call it: This is definitely top 5 of all time material, and I may even call it the greatest game ever made in the future when I play more games. I urge everyone to play this now.
Pretty close to my feelings on Hollow Knight!

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 27th, 2020, 3:02 am

funkybusiness wrote:
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this Obsidian?
https://www.myabandonware.com/game/obsidian-3ny
Yea you can get it here https://collectionchamber.blogspot.com/ ... n.html?m=1

My review for it will be in maybe 3 weeks. It'll be a short one though as all I can mention is its surrealism and how short and surprisingly easy it is.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 27th, 2020, 6:57 pm

This trailer actually shows how the Obsidian game is fairly well


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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 27th, 2020, 6:59 pm

outdoorcats wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 1:39 am
Pretentious Hipster wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 7:12 pm
I'm gonna call it: This is definitely top 5 of all time material, and I may even call it the greatest game ever made in the future when I play more games. I urge everyone to play this now.
Pretty close to my feelings on Hollow Knight!
I'll try it out when it goes on sale for the PS4. My PC is garbage.

I realized that I have super metroid on my wiiu. Maybe I should get around to that. Just not the biggest fan of backtracking which metroid is known for. That and I heard the controls didn't age well.

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Post by weirdboy » January 27th, 2020, 10:54 pm

Hollow Knight is not exactly taxing on hardware resources.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 27th, 2020, 11:09 pm

weirdboy wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 10:54 pm
Hollow Knight is not exactly taxing on hardware resources.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 lags as I recorded it sometimes. Recording takes a decent amount of CPU on this pc. Perhaps it's still worth a shot? It is on sale now.

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Post by outdoorcats » January 27th, 2020, 11:25 pm

I have a potato PC (or more specifically, an HP desktop I got for $200) and all parts of Hollow Knight run fine on the highest quality settings - except it gets framey for the Coliseum of Fools challenge (the third challenge specifically, which is optional and only completed for bragging rights), and the Hollow Knight boss himself, who is still pretty easy.

To compare with your PC, my properties are:
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64-bit operating system

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 28th, 2020, 12:37 am

Systemrequirementslab says I have the minimum requirements, but not the recommended. I guess this means I can play it, but not record it. My partner and I plan on getting a used gaming pc from the facebook marketplace in a few months when we move in, so I'll get the game then. Unless it goes on sale on ps4 before that happens.

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Post by outdoorcats » January 28th, 2020, 12:49 am

Nice.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 30th, 2020, 7:38 pm

Kept it short and vague to avoid too many spoilers. Adding some spoilerish stuff to draw you in though. Seriously might be the greatest game of all time.


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Post by Pretentious Hipster » January 31st, 2020, 10:05 pm

The Wind Temple is longer than Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time. It's like a combination of Jabu Jabu's Belly and The Water Temple from Ocarina of Time. It has that very tedious escorting process that the Earth Temple had, and to top it off you have to climb up such large rooms with the hookshot, taking at least 5 minutes to do. The giant pit room is the bane of my existence. You'd think when the current is unlocked it will be easier, but it is somehow just as difficult as using the hookshot for your way up. The final room before the boss as well. It's a very simple puzzle, but the process of it is so long.

It was honestly such a draining experience, but unlike some of the arthouse films I've seen that have the same draining experience, at least they were cathardic in a way. This was draining in a bad way, and took everything out of me.

EDIT: So drained that I'm now a part of bladee's drain gang.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 1st, 2020, 9:00 pm

Will do a review of the first Legend of Zelda some time this week. This review will be very informative, as even the hardcore Zelda fans won't know much about what I will mention in there. There is a very special thing.

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Post by Onderhond » February 1st, 2020, 9:32 pm

I've been playing Astral Chain for a while now. A bit hard to get into, mainly because I'm used to quieter/simpler games, but man this game kicks ass.


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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 1st, 2020, 10:44 pm

So it turns out I gotta play the whole thing. There's a remake of the first zelda called BS Zelda. It's actually so amazing. I was so giddy and shouting "that's so cool!" all the time.

For starters it contains this amazing electro rap song



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Post by mjf314 » February 3rd, 2020, 12:02 am

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
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Will do a review of the first Legend of Zelda some time this week. This review will be very informative, as even the hardcore Zelda fans won't know much about what I will mention in there. There is a very special thing.
It's one of my favorite games, in my all-time top 10 (although it's not my favorite Zelda game). I'm curious to see if I'll learn anything new from your review, since I know a lot about the game.

I've played BS Zelda. I don't think it's as good as the original Zelda, but it's worth playing if you're a Zelda fan.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 3rd, 2020, 12:30 am

Which version of BS Zelda did you play? It seems like most played the third quest version which gets rid of the live element of it. The original broadcast is the way to go. The third quest just comes across as a remastered version, but the intro videos, voice acting, and timed events of the broadcast is what makes it special... and this is coming from someone who hates time limits.

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Post by mjf314 » February 3rd, 2020, 12:38 am

I don't remember which version it was, but I don't think there was a time limit. I played it a long time ago, so I don't remember it very well.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 7th, 2020, 10:46 pm

Started a new fantastic game today called Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight. I know it's a meme, but it really is the Demon's Souls of the early 90s.

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Post by weirdboy » February 8th, 2020, 7:50 pm

Also interested to see if I would learn anything new about original Zelda, since I have played it many times starting back when it was first released, and personally spent hours as a kid looking for and finding hidden stuff in the game.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 9th, 2020, 7:49 pm

Finally got to the triforce hunting part in Wind Waker. I gotta beat this game but for my well-being I really don't know if I can do it. The chart was confusing because I didn't get the islands drawn on the map by feeding the fish. Even with that, finding the ghost ship wasn't through times of the night, but rather the type of moon phase.

After that, you have to own your own island. Thank god I found 20 joy pendants before that or else I would have probably given up. It's a whole huge fucking maze in there that doesn't have the bird's eye view so you have no idea where the fuck you're going. At least in the end you get the triforce shard out of it. In the gamecube version, all you get is a map, repeating the bullshit that you through in the first time.

I gotta do this shit 6 more times to get the full triforce. This is actually hell.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » February 10th, 2020, 4:49 pm

So to celebrate getting the job I'm thinking of buying a Sega Saturn. It comes with a cartridge that allows you to play burnt CDs so I could try out the more expensive games before deciding if they're worth my money.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » Yesterday, 1:49 am

The triforce part just gets worse and worse. Two areas are repeats where you gotta clear enemies in a room. Then you have to clear 30 FUCKING FLOORS of an area. It was the most tedious shit ever especially because it wasn't a challenge until around floor 40. This has more padding than a Ubisoft game. I thought at first that this was just a bad Zelda game, but the final act is so abysmal that it's just overall a bad game.

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Post by outdoorcats » Yesterday, 3:33 am

Nothing but fond memories of Wind Waker lol, out of curiosity what did you think of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask?

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » Yesterday, 3:36 am

outdoorcats wrote:
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Nothing but fond memories of Wind Waker lol, out of curiosity what did you think of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask?
I disliked jabu jabu's belly and the water temple in ocarina of time, but both are masterpieces. However I haven't played them in like a decade. I plan on replaying them soon.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » Yesterday, 8:08 pm

A myst clone that's better than myst there I said it.


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