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#1 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

@mcfart said:

Persona 4.

Persona 3 had too many cliches (Yukari the typical high school girl, Junpei the pervy comedy relief, Mitsuru the perfectionist). The story was cliche as well. At least in Persona 4 the characters felt a bit less cliche, and thus more relatable.

I'll take the cliché characters of 3 over the insanely over the top anime characters of 4 every time. Them cast of 3 being so grounded made them far more relate able than 4 (to me at least.) "I'm a guy struggling with sexuality but there's this boy I like but oh wait it turns out he's a girl pretending to be a boy!" & "I'm a magical teddy bear that turns into the most beautiful Arian boy you'll ever see!" never quite gelled with me personally. To be fair, I'm generalising the character's whole motives but no more so than you with the examples you gave.

@mcfart said:

Also while Persona 3 had some good social links, it suffered from some incredibly basic, boring ones as well (such as the Bookstore)

Woah. The bookstore couple was a no nonsense story of dealing the loss of your child. It wasn't the flashiest but it had one of the better moral tales to it.

#2 Edited by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

I think I'm going to get it, just need to find a friend who will be into at as much as me to justify the $25 price tag. I am really really hyped for it myself however.

#3 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

@thefeta said:

@samstrife: Sounds great to me. I ran around did all the killing and mining etc...She really enjoyed the building and furnishing.

It'll probably be more rewarding for you then because you can find some pretty awesome stuff whilst exploring. "Here honey, I found this already opened Avian Sarcophagus for the house!"

#4 Edited by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

@thefeta said:

So is this game terrerria like? I am in if my girlfriend will enjoy building my houses etc.

Yeah, it's inspired heavily by Terraria. Building houses (whilst less important mechanically) is way easier and more fun than in Terraria though and if you explore a lot, you can find an awful lot of cool things to furnish the place with.

#5 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

Is there a GB server or anything up right now? I just got on by myself

If you hop n into the Giant Bomb Gaming Hub mumble server, we play in the evening.

#6 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

The game's great! There's obvious early access tropes that will get ironed out in time but as a starting point, it's already leagues beyond OG Terraria.

That being said, I'm pretty certain I'll play it so much that by the time it hits version 1.0 (and all the super cool, announced features are in it) I'll have played way too much and be fed up of it >.<

Me and some duders on a server last night, one guy found an accordion and started playing some Bach!

#7 Edited by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

Yes but I don't think anyone would know a robot did it until after it won awards/gained acclaim. I think it will be revealed as a big shocker after.

Art critiquing is bullshit though.

#8 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

@fapathy said:

No. Give it about 2 yrs and it might be playable to people who've never touched an X game before.

If you are a fan of any of the previous games in the series, just forget this ever happened or wait until it's on sale for <$5.

#9 Edited by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

Haha, brilliant I'm liking the place already! When does the talking about games happen though?

Talk about what? Video games? Take that crap elsewhere, we have no place for it here...

Or you can go check out the rest of the forums, they're pretty up to date and active and it's a great community who love to have a laugh and joke whilst talking about the latest news...if that's what you're into...sicko.

#10 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

I spent so much time with Terraria that I don't see myself getting that into a super similar game but I'm still ready to jump into the beta.

Maybe it'll grow on me, but I can't help but feel they stopped halfway with the animations. Terraria was charming in its own way with everything being so rigid, here some of the character animations just look off to me, things bolted onto unmoving torsos. Soldat got it right in 2002.

Yeah the animations are a bit funky. With this being early access though hopefully they'll improve over time. Failing that they're putting out deep modding tools which allows tweaking of animations so maybe some modders will sort it out.