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Antiwhippy
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(04-10-2017, 01:52 AM)
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Still not quite there for me yet, but it's a close second.

One thing I have to adjust going from nier to persona is that everything is so... overt. I know persona is never one for subtlety but it is jarring coming from nier where I'm still thinking how the various parts of the game tie to the onerall package. It really dug its claws into me.
Incandenza
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(04-10-2017, 01:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rhaknar

"knocks enemy down with Zio, gets extra turn, attacks the same enemy instead of doing Zio on a different enemy to also knock them down"

Maybe I should skip the combat parts :3

I imagine this is the same frustration peeps went through all those years ago lol

Now you know why Endurance Run is a dirty phrase to Jeff. That was the OG for "make sure you play it THIS way!" comments on Giant Bomb. They figure out the weakness thing before too long, thankfully.

Although it does take them like half the run to start actually looking at personas' stats during fusing.
danm999
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(04-10-2017, 01:54 AM)
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Just got eyes on Tender Loving Care; what the fuck was all that.
Twin Tails
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(04-10-2017, 01:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by danm999

Just got eyes on Tender Loving Care; what the fuck was all that.

Art
hamchan
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(04-10-2017, 02:00 AM)
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Sometimes it feels like my eyes can't handle all the flash and style of Persona 5 on the screen at once.
wenis
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(04-10-2017, 02:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Master_Funk

Yup persona 5 is my goty already. Sorry Zelda or nier.

It's only april
Tiamatsword22
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(04-10-2017, 02:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by wenis

It's only april

The earlier you declare your goty the earlier you can kill yourself with no regrets

So yakuza
wenis
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(04-10-2017, 02:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tiamatsword22

The earlier you declare your goty the earlier you can kill yourself with no regrets

So yakuza

But what about 2018?
Tiamatsword22
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(04-10-2017, 02:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by wenis

But what about 2018?

You just assume all those games suck like you do with the rest of 2017's games.
Antiwhippy
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(04-10-2017, 02:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by wenis

It's only april

I can't think of anything else that will come close.

Tekken 7 maybe? I'll love it but ehhhhh, probs not GOTY.

CODWW2? Ehhhhhhhhhh

Destiny 2? Ehhhhhhhhhhh
daveo42
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(04-10-2017, 02:10 AM)
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I get the issues with time restrictions. It was about as bad in Persona 4, but the way they layered in S.Links into that game as opposed to the Confidants here as well as the number of different activities you have at your disposal at any time kind of makes it feel way more restrictive. P3 was way different in that regard because you could just go to Tartarus at night and still get a full day of stuff done and the nighttime access doesn't come till later in the game anyway.

Still, P5 is my current game of the year. I've put about 55 hours in since Tuesday and I plan on putting in about the same amount over the next week.
Salarians
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(04-10-2017, 02:11 AM)
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there are more games coming out this year? what?
Rhaknar
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(04-10-2017, 02:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by wenis

It's only april

you can still have a GOTY... until that point.

Mine was Hollow Knight, then both Horizon and Nier failed to dethrone it (even if I liked both, especially Horizon), but Zelda finally managed to take the spot, and its my GOTY for now.

Im playing P5 now and im super into it but im way too early yet (only about 6 hours in)
hamchan
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(04-10-2017, 02:14 AM)
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Nier is my GOTY so far. That game is just special in every way.

Still have to play through Horizon, Nioh and Persona 5.
TraBuch
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(04-10-2017, 02:16 AM)
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Let's be totally honest here, The Last of Us 2 already has the 2018 GOTY locked up.
danm999
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(04-10-2017, 02:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by daveo42

I get the issues with time restrictions. It was about as bad in Persona 4, but the way they layered in S.Links into that game as opposed to the Confidants here as well as the number of different activities you have at your disposal at any time kind of makes it feel way more restrictive. P3 was way different in that regard because you could just go to Tartarus at night and still get a full day of stuff done and the nighttime access doesn't come till later in the game anyway.

Still, P5 is my current game of the year. I've put about 55 hours in since Tuesday and I plan on putting in about the same amount over the next week.

I am the sort of weirdo who enjoys building schedules and flowcharts so I actually enjoy making all these notes for ways to optimise my P5 schedule.

I'm only in early July but I've maxed several Confidants, have 3 or 4 for all skills, have cleared all Mementos I can and have tons of cash.
Mr. F
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(04-10-2017, 02:25 AM)
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Just a friendly reminder that Spycraft is still the great game.
Rhaknar
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(04-10-2017, 02:25 AM)
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Funky student!
wenis
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(04-10-2017, 02:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by TraBuch

Let's be totally honest here, The Last of Us 2 already has the 2018 GOTY locked up.

I almost forgot that existed. dammit.
DanLongman
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(04-10-2017, 02:27 AM)
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HI new thread. This weekend I've finally dug into p5. So fucking good.
Antiwhippy
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(04-10-2017, 02:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by danm999

I am the sort of weirdo who enjoys building schedules and flowcharts so I actually enjoy making all these notes for ways to optimise my P5 schedule.

I'm only in early July but I've maxed several Confidants, have 3 or 4 for all skills, have cleared all Mementos I can and have tons of cash.

Wait, what.

I haven't even gone past 7 in several confidants and I'm at about the same date.

Then again I'm really into starting new confidants.
Hindl
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(04-10-2017, 02:34 AM)
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Just finished the 2nd palace in Persona. That's a good boss fight, made me use a mechanic I wasn't using before. Persona 5 would be my GOTY if I put aside Zelda (haven't finished Yakuza, and still have Nioh, Nier, and Horizon). I'm still early, but I don't think it'll dethrone Zelda. Zelda made me feel emotions no other game has come close to making me feel. It's still too early but BotW may be my favorite game ever, so Persona doesn't quite compare
slightconfuse
(04-10-2017, 02:36 AM)
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Im still going though horizon. Game has its claws in me like Witcher 3 did.
brainzelda
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(04-10-2017, 02:39 AM)

Originally Posted by slightconfuse

Im still going though horizon. Game has its claws in me like Witcher 3 did.

I think it has the best story of the year locked up. The way it metes out the revelations is so well paced and enthralling that I couldn't stop thinking about it weeks after I had finished it.

I think Jeff is going to drop the hammer during Best Story deliberations this year and refuse to budge.
Fantastapotamus
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(04-10-2017, 02:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fried Food

give me a episdoe range? Perhaps cross reference your memory with your internet history?

Must be between 15 and 20 somewhere

Edit: Oh, didn't see that you already found it
Hindl
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(04-10-2017, 02:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by brainzelda

I think it has the best story of the year locked up. The way it metes out the revelations is so well paced I couldn't stop thinking about it weeks after I had finished it.

I think Jeff is going to drop the hammer during Best Story deliberations this year and refuse to budge.

That's when Austin returns out of nowhere to shit all over Horizon's story and we get another great 30 minute feud
Tiamatsword22
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(04-10-2017, 02:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by brainzelda

I think it has the best story of the year locked up. The way it metes out the revelations is so well paced and enthralling that I couldn't stop thinking about it weeks after I had finished it.

I think Jeff is going to drop the hammer during Best Story deliberations this year and refuse to budge.

Someone will just read the Wikipedia summary and tell him it doesn't seem that great.
Antiwhippy
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(04-10-2017, 02:42 AM)
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If they would actually play nier it would get best story.
Fantastapotamus
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(04-10-2017, 02:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tiamatsword22

Someone will just read the Wikipedia summary and tell him it doesn't seem that great.

Y'all like to bring this up but the ending of Life is Strange was pretty bad.
So while the reasoning behind it might not be the greatest Jeff was 100% right to keep it off the story throne.
Basileus777
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(04-10-2017, 02:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Antiwhippy

If they would actually play nier it would get best story.

Best moment it deserves, best story I'm not so sure of.
Tiamatsword22
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(04-10-2017, 02:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fantastapotamus

Y'all like to bring this up but the ending of Life is Strange was pretty bad.
So while the reasoning behind it might not be the greatest Jeff was 100% right to keep it off the story throne.

I would never defend Life is Strange, I just think that whole situation was hilarious.
robotrock
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(04-10-2017, 02:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tiamatsword22

The earlier you declare your goty the earlier you can kill yourself with no regrets

I love this line of thinking
Antiwhippy
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(04-10-2017, 02:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Basileus777

Best moment it deserves, best story I'm not so sure of.

I would actually agree with you there when I initially just finished it (yes even E). Honestly it didn't hit me that hard initially at first because I had certain expectations midway through C, but the more I think about it and analyse it with all the context I know by the end of the game the more I love it.

It's super fucking weird, like, without any of the context you learn by the end of the game I wouldn't think of A, B, C as amazing. Good, but not amazing. But with the context it hit me like a ton of bricks.
robotrock
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(04-10-2017, 02:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Antiwhippy

I would actually agree with you there when I initially just finished it (yes even E). Honestly it didn't hit me that hard initially at first because I had certain expectations midway through C, but the more I think about it and analyse it with all the context I know by the end of the game the more I love it.

It's super fucking weird, like, without any of the context you learn by the end of the game I wouldn't think of A, B, C as amazing. Good, but not amazing. But with the context it hit me like a ton of bricks.

I liked automata a lot more when i went into the spoiler thread
Antiwhippy
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(04-10-2017, 02:53 AM)
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Like it's a weirdly backwards way of writing. When I went back to the game after the true ending, even early on, a lot of the things where I thought was kinda random or just an awkward piece of character writing made me go "Oh SHIT".
Hindl
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(04-10-2017, 02:58 AM)
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Alright Persona 5 is a better game than Persona 4.

Regarding the Kawakami (homeroom teacher) after the 2nd palace:
You can invite your teacher over to your place to clean in a maid outfit!
Jeff would love this game if he dug into it
Basileus777
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(04-10-2017, 02:59 AM)
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Automata is weird in that it's a game where the sidequests have more meaning if you do them after you've seen all the endings.
Fantastapotamus
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(04-10-2017, 03:00 AM)
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I should probably play Nier at some point
robotrock
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(04-10-2017, 03:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hindl

Alright Persona 5 is a better game than Persona 4.

Regarding the Kawakami (homeroom teacher) after the 2nd palace:
You can invite your teacher over to your place to clean in a maid outfit!
Jeff would love this game if he dug into it

I feel really guilty whenever I call her.
Hindl
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(04-10-2017, 03:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by robotrock

I feel really guilty whenever I call her.

My guts need to be higher anyway so I can't do it. Besides, I already have my sights set on the Punk Doctor who gives me weird drugs
Gobias
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(04-10-2017, 03:05 AM)
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I should probably play Persona 5 soon...
Antiwhippy
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(04-10-2017, 03:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by robotrock

I feel really guilty whenever I call her.

I mean the implication is that you're giving her a break from her work and that's why she's giving you a break sometimes during her classes so I don't really feel that guilty.
Hindl
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(04-10-2017, 03:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gobias

I should probably play Persona 5 soon...

You should play Persona 5 now
Salarians
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(04-10-2017, 03:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hindl

Alright Persona 5 is a better game than Persona 4.

Regarding the Kawakami (homeroom teacher) after the 2nd palace:
You can invite your teacher over to your place to clean in a maid outfit!
Jeff would love this game if he dug into it

this is too anime!
Incandenza
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(04-10-2017, 03:12 AM)
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I think I'm gonna end up tackling this year backwards. Persona 5, then Nier Automata, then Yakuza 0. Maybe Zelda somewhere in there if the Switch stock gods smile upon me.
Gobias
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(04-10-2017, 03:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hindl

You should play Persona 5 now

Too busy being unemployed
Blitzrules240
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(04-10-2017, 03:20 AM)
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I wish I felt like playing a high school anime game but I rather play a nostalgic platformer with a chameleon and bat...
Fried Food
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(04-10-2017, 03:20 AM)
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I've been rewatching some of the P4 ER lately and it's kind of off putting how much underage sexual innuendo riffing the guys are doing now. I don't remember feeling this way 8 years ago, but it's just kind of messed up now. Given where the guys are in their lives now, I'm guessing they wouldn't, even make the same jokes now, at least Vinny probably wouldn't.
Antiwhippy
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(04-10-2017, 03:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Blitzrules240

I wish I felt like playing a high school anime game but I rather play a nostalgic platformer with a chameleon and bat...

Which really is a metaphor for high school anime when you really think about it.
Joeku
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(04-10-2017, 03:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gobias

Too busy being unemployed

I am thou and thou art I.

I am also that thing you are and 100+ hour game is a fantastic way to burn time not working.

Originally Posted by Fried Food

I've been rewatching some of the P4 ER lately and it's kind of off putting how much underage sexual innuendo riffing the guys are doing now. I don't remember feeling this way 8 years ago, but it's just kind of messed up now. Given where the guys are in their lives now, I'm guessing they wouldn't, even make the same jokes now, at least Vinny probably wouldn't.

Game localization, the Internet, and the guys themselves were different nine years ago. Vinny wasn't even married yet, I don't think.

Like, I'm (only) 25 hours into the game, but Persona 5, despite not being afraid of bad language, hasn't done anything close to "All these bitches..." unlike P4.

Edit: Also, that was mostly comedic roleplaying that was fed by their own personalities. Even as late twenty-somethings, I don't think the guys would have thought hitting on teenagers was okay for them to do.
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