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gjones wrote:
masofdas wrote:
I never get why people compare Splinter Cell and Metal Gear Solid, I find them completely different.

Because they are the two big budget stealth series.

DOOM and Call of Duty are both big budget FPS but aren't the same or Forza Horizon and Gran Turismo again both racing games but not the same.

They share elements like those but that's about it. I'm more an MGS fan then I'm a Splinter Cell due to it being a stealth game but certainly would be excited about a new one and was one of the biggest things missing from E3.

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Runbow worked best when I *absolutely destroyed* youse all at it in Manchester. I vividly recall wiping the floor with andyman in particular.

I don't think Andy even won a game. Embarrassing performance, really.
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I'm glad I wasn't playing: I'd have made Andy look like an expert! Embarrassed I'm singularly shoddy at Runbow in multiplayer, and the thing that would drive me to improve - the single-player - I found even less fun than Jay does. It's the controls: they feel slippy, slidey, and even... gooey. It's hard to explain. Bottom line is, it's bobbins.
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Bobbins is you. Razz
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Bobbins is in all of us if we look hard enough.
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That's well unfair on Runbow. It's much better than Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Paper Mario and the Thousand-Year Door, Metroid Prime, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Mario Kart 8 (Deluxe), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Ghost Trick, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (3D), Meteos, Celeste, Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Kid Icarus Uprising, Okami, Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, Muramasa: the Demon Blade, Bravely Second, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Picross DS, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (HD), Mario Tennis and Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii version), and you should be ashamed of yourself.
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The Cappuccino Kid wrote:
That's well unfair on Runbow. It's much better than Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Paper Mario and the Thousand-Year Door, Metroid Prime, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Mario Kart 8 (Deluxe), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Ghost Trick, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (3D), Meteos, Celeste, Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Kid Icarus Uprising, Okami, Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, Muramasa: the Demon Blade, Bravely Second, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Picross DS, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (HD), Mario Tennis and Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii version), and you should be ashamed of yourself.

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Laughing I laughed, damn it. Context for Rum.
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The point is that Runbow is still a cracking game though.

*runs away to tell Zero you are badmouthing one of his favourites behind his back*

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YOU SEE THIS, ZERO? YOU SEE THIS??? LET'S SETTLE IT RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW![/sneakyattempttogethimtopostagain]
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Anyone tried The Bridge? Fun little physics-based "turn the level to solve the puzzle" game. I may well finish it but as it was free on PS Plus last month, just wondered if anyone else has given it a bash. Glad I didn't put money down, mind.
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Anyone tried The Bridge? Fun little physics-based "turn the level to solve the puzzle" game. I may well finish it but as it was free on PS Plus last month, just wondered if anyone else has given it a bash. Glad I didn't put money down, mind.
I haven't - it's on my PSN backlog! This doesn't really count as an answer; I apologise.
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Right, I'm going to try something different.  I don't know if anybody's going to use this particular review as a guide as to whether they'd enjoy it, but I have an idea that might make it more legible for those who do.

My thoughts:
 

6/10

Is that a recommendation?  Yes, but it's a very conditional one.  It's conditional on you (a) liking JRPGs - not tolerating them, but actively liking them; and (b) having 80+ hours to while away.  You could play a whole lot of other Switch games in 80 hours, but if you're at a loose end and condition (a) applies, yes it's worth picking up at full price!
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So did you beat all the story chapters for each character? As I would say you've finished it but not 100% completed, like beating the Elite Four / Last Bit of story in a Pokémon but not the end game (I'm certainly not doing Let's Go Master Trainer Thing).
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I did, but given the strong strong hints in the Chapter 4s to something bigger at work, and (frankly) the lack of punch when you finish each story bar your MC's, I didn't consider it finished.

Finishing's relative, natch. Some people'll only consider a game finished when they have every Trophychievement. (See: me, Smash Bros.)
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That's why I have a distinction between "beating" a game in that I've seen the credits/finished the story and "completing" a game in that I've rinsed it of all its content.

I think you've been a bit harsh on Octopath - it actively marketed itself towards classic JRPG fans through its visuals alone, so assuming that you'd need to enjoy JRPGs to get into this is a bit of a no-brainer, I'd say. And a lengthy playtime comes with the trappings of the genre too. I think there's some fair criticisms - some variety in the dungeons would be nice, and the writing isn't consistent - but the stuff that's really important in a JRPG, which I'd say would be the battling and the music, is done really well and I'd be hard pressed to score this anything less than an 8.

The endgame stuff is naturally for the tryhards and die-hards, so I don't see it as a negative that it's locked behind rinsing the game of its side content and is naturally hard as nails to boot. I see that as something that, again, comes with the territory.
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...but the stuff that's really important in a JRPG, which I'd say would be the battling and the music...

PLAY BRAVELY DEFAULT FOR GOD'S SAKE Hissy fit Dunno if you'd be as keen on Second as I was though, the music takes a noticeable hit.

For me, it's really the story that carries JRPGs, and that spent most of the game being variable in quality and detached-feeling; but it's not like the battle system blew me away.  It was alright, mostly due to the Breaking system, but the BP stuff and the job system had been done better by the same team before (see previous paragraph).  When I was most heavily enjoying the game, I was leaning towards a 7 for these and other reasons.  I never considered giving it higher to be honest.

I did, however, dock an entire mark due to the endgame.  I completely disagree with the thrust of your last paragraph, because after completing the 8 adventures I felt unfulfilled and unsatisfied.  If it had ended there I'd still have docked a mark for trailing miserably to a sluggish and unrewarding close.  It felt like it needed that final battle to tie everything up in a neat bow, and by making it one for the die-hards and try-hards only it Brand's Thundered itself in the foot.


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Same like with RDR2 when I see the ending / credits then I've finished it but not 100% completed, then getting the Platinum / 1000g would be mastering if you went by Backloggery.

As you all know I play for the story that I'm happy with just having my cowboy adventure and finishing it.
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Perhaps I've been fortunate enough having played this before BD if that does that battling more justice - I couldn't say for sure, having not played it and all! I do own them but I own like 30 unplayed games with zero hyperbole involved, in fact I may be understating things...

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I did, however, dock an entire mark due to the endgame.  I completely disagree with the thrust of your last paragraph, because after completing the 8 adventures I felt unfulfilled and unsatisfied.  If it had ended there I'd still have docked a mark for trailing miserably to a sluggish and unrewarding close.  It felt like it needed that final battle to tie everything up in a neat bow, and by making it one for the die-hards and try-hards only it Brand's Thundered itself in the foot.

I think that's where a difference of opinion will have to remain as I simply don't see it as anything more than a nice little optional ending. I think it'd be a different story had the game presented itself as a traditional JRPG where there was an overarching story from the word go, but Octopath is solely about each character's personal journey as opposed to a typical "save the world, beat the big bad" plotline.

Mas: I can hardly blame you with RDR2 though - even I'm skipping a lot of the side stuff so I can say I've beaten it before going back to replay it as a white hat as opposed to a mean ol' outlaw and with more of a focus on rinsing the game fully, but I'd like to play some other games too this year so that'll have to wait.
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Fair. I think for it to have felt nice and optional for me, the individual stories would have had to tie together a bit more than they did. Characters from one reappearing in others reasonably often, for example. Also I just like big ol' conclusions.
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Today on Games You Haven't Finished (am I the only one who gives up on stuff? Sad ), I'm going to be disappointing Jas, Jay, and... well pretty much nobody else, to be fair.

THE MESSENGER:
 

THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU:
 

MARIO TENNIS ACES:
 

Tune in next time when I'll try Sonic Mania and Gris and call them both 'mediocre', thus further increasing my Disappointed Forumites Ratio.


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Tbh I saw that coming with The Messenger and even though I think you haven't given it enough time I understand deciding to stop playing a game especially when Switch has tonnes to offer. I still think it's a gem of a game and one of the best on Switch.
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Tune in next time when I'll try Sonic Mania and Gris and call them both 'mediocre', thus further increasing my Disappointed Forumites Ratio.

You'd be correct.
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Drunkalilly wrote:
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Tune in next time when I'll try Sonic Mania and Gris and call them both 'mediocre', thus further increasing my Disappointed Forumites Ratio.

You'd be correct.

He's always been a disappointment
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Jesus Mas, that was savage! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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