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Old 09-11-2019, 01:14 PM   #1461
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Yep, that's some cheesy JRPG voice acting alright... but we all know that what's really important is that they kept the squat contest.
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:52 PM   #1462
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Anyone play Darkest Dungeon for the PC? A delightful grind.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:24 PM   #1463
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Anyone play Darkest Dungeon for the PC? A delightful grind.
Delightful as a panic attack, but itís so satisfying to bring a group back from the brink of death, or madness.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:55 PM   #1464
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Delightful as a panic attack, but itís so satisfying to bring a group back from the brink of death, or madness.
Nothing like the adrenaline of that last minute critical with all of your party teetering on the brink.

A decisive pummelling!
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:00 PM   #1465
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Yep, that's some cheesy JRPG voice acting alright... but we all know that what's really important is that they kept the squat contest.
Yeah I dunno ó I maintain that making a 30-40 hour game out of just Midgar is probably dumb.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:19 PM   #1466
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Yeah I dunno — I maintain that making a 30-40 hour game out of just Midgar is probably dumb.
The bigger issue is that nothing significant really happens in Midgar. You don't even meet Sephiroth at that point, just hear of him. The Turks are not that interesting an antagonist.

The big twist on disc one was well beyond Midgar. It was at the end of disc one. That should be the hook for the first game so people qctually feel compelled to play the next.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:29 PM   #1467
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The bigger issue is that nothing significant really happens in Midgar. You don't even meet Sephiroth at that point, just hear of him. The Turks are not that interesting an antagonist.

The big twist on disc one was well beyond Midgar. It was at the end of disc one. That should be the hook for the first game so people qctually feel compelled to play the next.
Yeah I was including that in my ďitís dumbĒ. Not a lot of story happens, you only barely meet half the characters, itís very one note aesthetically... itís a great starting area for an RPG, but not a great area for a whole game.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:50 PM   #1468
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It looks like they're expanding on it somewhat. I'm fine with them giving the core characters some more time to develop. I don't remember how long I actually took in Midgar when I first played it, but it was definitely 10+ hours, maybe even twice that. I always thought 7's pacing, with the slow build in Midgar and massive change in stakes just before leaving the city, was one of its stronger points.

I do agree that if they do this in three equal segments, the middle chapter is going to be where most of the action is.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:37 PM   #1469
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Ten hours would be generous — you’re likely expanding the scope of it based on memory because it was huge and grand at the time. It’s like five or six hours at best.

Here’s a longplay I found on YouTube. He’s out of Midgar at 4 hours, 10 minutes.

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Old 09-12-2019, 12:18 PM   #1470
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I was a completionist and stretched things out, as well as doing some grinding. I finished the game with the play clock maxed out, I think. But you could be right, it was 20 years ago.
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Borderlands 3 for PC supposedly goes live at 5 pm today.
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We may have reached peak something but I don't know what.
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We may have reached peak something but I don't know what.
Meh I don't even know if I'd place that one in the top 5 chicken-based franchise restaurant dating sims.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:52 PM   #1474
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Borderlands 3 for PC supposedly goes live at 5 pm today.
How is it? Iíve heard performance is pretty bad. Iím waiting until itís on Steam anyway but Iím worried itís not worth getting at all.
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