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#1 Edited by Ezakael (936 posts) -

I have one question about Risen 3. Does the series still punish you for grinding? I remember in Risen 1 I killed a bunch of animals, at the start of the game, then found out that the critters do not respawn and I was boned because I, shortly thereafter, unlocked a perk that doubled the resources from kills and late game those extra resources / xp would have come in handy. Which brings me to my biggest complaint with Risen 1, the game felt like it was trying to punish people who do not pre-plan their characters. XP was incredibly limited and it felt like the game was designed with min / maxers in mind, if you put a skill point in the wrong skill then you were boned at the end of the game.

Okay first question is are critters bound by permadeath? Secondly, does the game try to punish people that like to level up their characters? Is the game all about min maxing still?

As far as I can tell monsters respawned a lot more often then in Risen 1. Every time I went back to a previous island a lot of the monsters were back so I don't think that will be much of an issue, however the game is extremely easy even on the hardest difficulty so you won't ever have to worry about min/maxing to be effective anyway.

#2 Posted by Ezakael (936 posts) -

@zeik said:

@ezakael said:

A new .Hack game series would make me super excited, but the likelihood of it ever happening is very slim. CyberConnect2 is too busy making a billion Naruto games to go back to the series that I love. I even imported that Japanese only .Hack fighting game they made but that doesn't even come close to scratching the itch that a new RPG in the franchise would.

They've talked about making a new one for consoles many times over the years. (Even within the last year they were talking about it like it was probable.)

But who knows if it will ever actually happen. .hack is exactly the type of B-tier game that is all but dead these days.

Well if they did make a new one it would be fantastic, whether they release it outside Japan is another thing entirely though. The last two they made never came to North America.

#3 Posted by Ezakael (936 posts) -

A new .Hack game series would make me super excited, but the likelihood of it ever happening is very slim. CyberConnect2 is too busy making a billion Naruto games to go back to the series that I love. I even imported that Japanese only .Hack fighting game they made but that doesn't even come close to scratching the itch that a new RPG in the franchise would.

#4 Posted by Ezakael (936 posts) -

This just makes me wish that they would release Saints Row 2 on PS4. That's the one I enjoyed the most out of all of them and it ran like garbage on 360, didn't look great either.

#5 Posted by Ezakael (936 posts) -

I've been thinking about getting it and playing it on an emulator recently. I've never played it before and it seems like a fairly good old-school JRPG.

Also, people keep calling for an FF12 HD edition, and I am always for that.

Now this is what I really want, if they released an HD remake of Final Fantasy 12 I would be so happy. 12 is one of my favourite Final Fantasies.

As for a DQ8 remake, I would maybe pick it up if they released one. I never did get around to finishing it on PS2.

#6 Posted by Ezakael (936 posts) -

I got pretty deep into some Korean MMOs back in the day. For those of you who don't know, Korean MMOs are notorious for insane grinds. Older versions of these MMOs were fucking brutal. I'm talking 'stay in this one room of this one dungeon killing this one type of enemy for 6 hours and you might be able to squeeze out 10% of the exp needed for your next level' brutal. Maplestory, Sword of the New World, Lineage 2, FlyFF, Rose Online, Silkroad Online, and Perfect World were just a few.

I could have accomplished so much when I was younger.

Oh man this is the first time I've seen someone mention Flyff on here. That game was my life for several months and still to this day I kinda still miss it. Met a lot of cool people despite it being a generic Korean grinder.

I can't really think of much else other then playing that game? writing notes for school is pretty tedious I guess.

#7 Posted by Ezakael (936 posts) -

I played on one of my friends accounts for a bit back when Burning Crusade was the only expansion. So I'd say maybe 3-4 hours? I was never big on WoW and the game has been around so long now I don't really have much of a desire to start it up.

I wish Final Fantasy 14 had a playtime counter.

#8 Posted by Ezakael (936 posts) -

I'm totally ready for this. I have no interest in playing the games myself so seeing Drew and Dan go through them will be interesting.

#9 Posted by Ezakael (936 posts) -

So I just finished the game and I have to say, I was thoroughly satisfied with Risen 3 almost all the way through. The biggest hiccup being those god awful sea battles they implemented. Doing most of the side quests and picking up some of the legendary items a long the way I managed to beat the game at around 45 hours.

Only open if you beat the game or don't mind spoilers

The ending area is one of the coolest looking endgame zones that I have ever seen in a fantasy game before. It was also loaded with tons of content, which I wasn't at all expecting to be the case. The final boss however was terribly designed in my opinion. Being stunlocked to hell while the boss heals constantly was not a fun time. I ended up just switching to easy mode so I didn't take as much damage from all the adds he spawns.

The ending was also kind of bad. For the end of a trilogy I was expecting a lot more then for the credits to role almost immediately after the boss with zero closure. It seems like the ending was set up in a way where they can sell you the REAL ending when they inevitably release DLC for the game.

#10 Posted by Ezakael (936 posts) -

As mainly a soloer the changes to hunts is great for me. Now I can actually do them.

Making the ability to change your chocobo's colour be restricted to Gardening though is really dumb because it ensures I will never be able to use that feature. I'm seeing a pattern with SE and I don't like it. Every new feature they introduce is locked behind something ridiculous half the time.