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#1 Posted by mrhaydel (31 posts) -

I just took the MH4U plunge myself, so count me in for some hunting with fellow duders please!

#2 Posted by mrhaydel (31 posts) -

I'm in the same boat with a lot of folks on this thread: after watching the QL of this yesterday, I immediately looked on PlayAsia for a PS4 copy, which they were sold out of. But! eBay had several new PS4 copies for $58 and free shipping, so in a few weeks I should be te-tu-rus-ing with the rest of ya!

PSN: mrhaydel82

#3 Posted by mrhaydel (31 posts) -

Hi duders!

Name's Michael. I'll be there for all 3 days with 2 of my buddies (1 of which is another fellow duder), and this is my first PAX! Pretty psyched. Fun fact: During the movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, you can see a brief cameo by Stephen King towards the final showdown with Dennis Hopper's character. Blink and you'll miss it!

I'm also down for some sort of meet up for sure.

#4 Posted by mrhaydel (31 posts) -

Good luck Patrick - you will be missed dearly. But I trust that your next move will be one to watch, and I look forward to seeing what it is!

#5 Posted by mrhaydel (31 posts) -

Title more or less says it all, and I guess for the most part (IMO) 'criminally overlooked' probably sums up how this game will be as far as 2014 is concerned. Which is a shame!

I'm ~25 hours in and loving it dearly (I uh, may have even ordered the soundtrack on CD from the internets), so I'd love to see at least someone on staff take a look at it (whether that means an official Quick Look or not is arguable), if only to hear their thoughts on a podcast/stream/what have you.

Oh well? I guess let this topic server as another reminder for anyone else that this game is great! And, I'd say it will likely sit somewhere in the top 3 or 5 for me as far as games of the year go.

#6 Posted by mrhaydel (31 posts) -

I'll be playing as soon as I get home (around 3PM CST). Super pumped!

Gamertag: mrhaydel82

#7 Posted by mrhaydel (31 posts) -

@belegorm:

@belegorm said:

@mrhaydel said:

I'm super interested in this, but I'm wondering whether anyone here could help me decide between playing this on PC, or just getting the Vita version. 'Portability' arguments aside (I do feel like I'd be more inclined to play it on the Vita since I can theoretically do so from the comfort of wherever in the apartment), I can't quite tell what the benefits are (if any) to the PC version, other than a higher resolution.

Looking at the Steam page, it even says the PC version contains 'numerous updates previously seen only in the handheld version', so even in that regard it doesn't seem like I'd be missing much by going with the Vita version.

Thoughts?

I think it's purely based on your circumstances. I mean it would undoubtedly look better on a computer monitor than a small vita screen, but then again I played chrono trigger on a psp and enjoyed it. I don't know what benefits this PC version have; sounds like it's possibly the older PC version with any bells and whistles the portable version had. The steam release of Ys book 1 and 2 had three different soundtracks to use for the game, so maybe in this game different audio tracks might be something, or maybe more extras.

But really whatever platform most suits you now, or whatever time you see yourself having the time to play through the game. It's on sale now on steam so now could be a good time to pick it up, even if you plan on playing it later on PC.

Thanks man, that's pretty much where my mind was going, and of course, in a fit of uncontrollable instant gratification last night, I wound up getting it on the Vita. :-)

Looking forward to trailing in the sky! Or whatever.

#8 Posted by mrhaydel (31 posts) -

I'm super interested in this, but I'm wondering whether anyone here could help me decide between playing this on PC, or just getting the Vita version. 'Portability' arguments aside (I do feel like I'd be more inclined to play it on the Vita since I can theoretically do so from the comfort of wherever in the apartment), I can't quite tell what the benefits are (if any) to the PC version, other than a higher resolution.

Looking at the Steam page, it even says the PC version contains 'numerous updates previously seen only in the handheld version', so even in that regard it doesn't seem like I'd be missing much by going with the Vita version.

Thoughts?

#9 Edited by mrhaydel (31 posts) -

I think a lot of the big stuff has already been covered, but there are two semi-minor UI things that I haven't seen mentioned yet:

  • You can right click on a character's portrait on the left hand side to open their inventory screen in a separate window, meaning you can have two or more windows open at once (versus hitting 'i' and using the arrows to cycle through).
  • To make repairs on equipment go way faster, just move the 'repair hammer' to the skill bar of whoever is your blacksmith, open up one person's inventory, hit the number key associated with the hammer, and start clicking away. Cycle through all of your characters, or open up their inventories separately using the method in the point above.
    • Do the same for your identifying glass, because you can identify things from right within chests before you even put them in your inventory. Probably only needed if you're a monster and quickly save-scumming the occasional chest. Don't be a monster! I wouldn't know anything about that though, I've just heard.

Seriously though, up until I realized/thought about doing what's in the 2nd bullet point above, I thought you had to literally right click on each damaged piece of equipment, send it to my blacksmith, repair it, send it back to its owner, and then re-equip it.

#10 Posted by mrhaydel (31 posts) -

Well, FWIW, I finally got the promotion to work yesterday (Sunday).

Not super surprisingly it did get far enough in to the process on the website to where it would have shown me the download code, but the page either timed out or errored out before that could happen. However, an email showed up maybe 15-20 minutes later and that had the code in it, which redeemed just fine last night.

So, I guess patience/perseverance are key!

GLHB