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9 hours ago, SeanDMan said:

Anybody good at Chrono Trigger? I am stuck at the black tyrano.

Oh gosh, it's been awhile. I feel like I remember killing the lizard buddy first, lots of healing to stay in the fight combined with a lot of lightning based stuff. 

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Been playing through Arkham Asylum this weekend. Got about half way through. Damn I forgot how tight this game is. I could never really get into City or Knight because they just both felt too big and loose and far less interesting but Asylum deserves its place as one of the best superhero games of all time.

Fuck I miss linear narrative games.

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Playing through Persona 5, and had my first tough boss fight in the second Palace (Madarame).

A bit frustrating because it had multiple stages, one involving multiple targets that could revive one another and also had overlapping weakness/strengths that meant I couldn't use group spells to take em out.

Also the boss had a nasty ability to make a party character weak to everything, and first time I got beat they just attritioned me into the ground until the pc ran out of mana for group heals.

Second time it was a tad easier, mainly because I knew about the strength/weakness overlap, but I still feel like I got a little bit lucky with who the ai focused on.

Also it feels pointless to have characters that have affliction spells, but they're useless when bosses are immune to any and all of them.

Definitely enjoying P5 thus far, even if the game gives me an existential crisis every time I need to choose how to spend the in game free time and my min-max brain goes into overdrive.

Whether I'll still enjoy the game at the end is another question too, because knowing P3, the game is sloggy as hell

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I remember the Killer Croc fight in Arkham Asylum being way more intense and way more interesting than what it actually was. Huh.

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I don't remember the fight as much as I remember Croc following you in the sewers and randomly popping out of the water to kill your ass if you misstep. 

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I think it's the sort of thing that's tense when you first play it, but it loses its lustre once you know exactly what you need to do. Most of the game still holds up fantastically almost ten years on, though.

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Oh yeah, the rest of the game has been fantastic. There's a few mechanics that haven't aged all too well, like how slow the movement is and some frustrations with the controller layout but that's to be expected from a game ten years old and it rarely detracts from how much you feel like a badass. I'm going to pick up City again in a few months, hopefully I enjoy that more than I initially did.

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I really liked City. Even if it was worse than Asylum (probably, yeah) it was still a great game. 

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I just couldn't get into the open world. I way prefer the more metroidvania-esque layout of Asylum. 

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See, I loved the open world aspect. I loved dropping in on crimes-in-progress and being all I'M BATMAN *smash* >_>

Also, the challenge maps. I wasted so, so many hours in Asylum and City doing challenge maps. I'll never get tired of stringing a guy up by his feet from a gargoyle statue, then waiting until his buddy's under him to cut the line and drop him on top of his buddy, knocking them both out. 

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I had a lot of fun with City, but Asylum is still my favourite. The pressure cooker environment of the asylum was something very special that the sequel couldn't quite replicate. However, I do think that City used its array of villains well, whereas Knight seemed to cram them all in just for the sake of having them. Even then, Knight had its moments.

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I always thought City was the weakest of the trilogy. I loved having all the villains kicking off around Gotham, it felt more like being Batman than just focusing on one specific storyline. Going round saving the firefighters and hunting down the serial killers was a fun way to make it seem like theres more to the world than just the Knight/Scarecrow. I didn't even mind the batmobile sections.

Asylum was the best though, hands down.

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Oh fuck off, sorry, but the Batmobile shit made me quit that game so early. It was shoehorned in so much I am surprised you didn't have to use it as a legit shoehorn.

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Honestly don't see the issue with it :P

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@Kaney you're thinking of Knight. City is the middle one.

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Yeah I meant to say I preferred Knight to City.

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Remember when I said the 10 year old mechanics rarely get in the way?

Well they really get in the way when you're fighting a titan and 20 mooks in a small room and the camera gets in the way and you can't see what's going on and people are hitting you a bunch. Proper rage inducing.

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For me the Batmobile fights were fine, there was just too much of them.

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I have all the arkham games on steam, but have around an hour in Asylum and an hour in City. I recently restarted Asylum and hope I can finally get into it, since I have a steam link and can play it on my telly.

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After the Croc fight Asylum goes from fun to annoying, it's actually soured me a little because it does that fake difficulty thing where instead of being fun challenging it just puts you in a room with 20 dudes over and over again and it gets super annoying.

It's a damned shame, because it's otherwise a near flawless game (with the 10 year caveat, obvs)

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