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Old 08-10-2019, 03:30 AM   #3701
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^Yeah, I beat MM2 back in the day (used to play it so much that I knew I could beat it if I had a two-hour block). I re-beat that and #1 in the mini-NES, but with save states (which is basically a cheat). Weird thing is I always found them challenging and couldn't beat most of them, but I still loved the games; especially the story. Years later, when I found the story was largely cribbed from Astro Boy, I had a new venue to follow.



But to this day, Mega Man is in my top five favorite video game franchises along with Hit Man, Mortal Kombat, and Metal Gear (which has slipped in my estimation after MGS 3).
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:50 PM   #3702
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Finished the Kenly College Expedition for Division 2, grabbing nearly all the cell phone recordings, all backpack trophies, and unlocking all three supply rooms and the Chapel so that I got the Diamondback exotic rifle. Here are my thoughts:

1) The babysitting needs to stop, immediately. At multiple points throughout the expedition the player is required to fend off waves of enemies while a countdown burns away and vulnerable equipment must either be protected or kept in close proximity; if the former then it's easily destroyed, and if the latter then it's easily too far away. You also have to babysit an NPC at the Student Union Center, which just makes things all the more irritable. More than once I failed because the unending flood of hostiles combined with the fragility of the equipment and the mission went foul. Thanks, Massive. I don't have a healing setup to my Hive device, so hell if I know if it can do anything or not, but I doubt it. These game design choices should never, ever be embraced.

2) The level layouts are very "open" in the sense that you can wander around all over the place and discover a hell of a lot of loot (gear, weapons, materials), but the navigation system is a joke more than ever before. At times it took me a couple minutes of running around clueless to figure out where I was and needed to be. I know having your hand held is stupid, but there was a little more trickery to orienting oneself than there probably should have been.

3) The Diamondback. It hits like a beast from what I've seen other people say, but at the same time, it's design is mind-boggling bordering on ridiculous. You have a rifle with a snake wrapped around its entire length, the snake being some bizarre hybrid of cobra (head) and rattler (tail). On the one hand, it's just a game, yeah I get that, but on the other, I just don't know what to make of this.

4-a) The enemies changed things up just slightly this time, with numerous mini-boss/boss encounters throughout each section. What really surprised me were the couple of times that an Outcast heavy, who usually carry sledgehammers, two of these bastards were wielding goddamn flamethrowers. Really set me on edge when they showed up.

4-b) The two-at-once fight in the Student Union Center against two Outcast bosses that were immune to damage except fire. It wasn't just their armor needing to be exposed to flames before you could kill their health bars, they were totally invincible except to explosive boxes and barrels scattered around the room. It took way longer than it should have to kill them because of this mechanic.

Final thoughts: nice area to explore, I'm glad the once NPC can be rescued, but the obvious padding and misery-inducing mechanics need to be removed, and future weapon design needs a little more thought put into it.
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:19 PM   #3703
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:46 PM   #3704
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Just reinstalled Division 1 onto my PS4's external HDD. Mainly I want to re-access my characters and inventory and take pictures for my capture gallery, but since the player base is smaller than in Division 2, I figure I might actually be able to complete some more commendations (and global events are still going on, a new one starts Monday I think).

I also need to do this for both Destiny games, and I might actually mess around briefly in Destiny 2 since I stopped playing before Forsaken came out (and it's still way too expensive for me right now). Chances are I'll drop out of that again quickly since I don't have the current content but I miss seeing my characters and some of the areas and items.
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Old Yesterday, 11:32 PM   #3706
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He learned that from William Shatner, naturally.

Update on reinstalling games: just finished reinstalling Destiny 2. It took around 2.5 hours, and I don't have the Forsaken content, so I can only imagine what I'll be walking into when I load it up later tonight or maybe tomorrow.

As for the other games:

Division 1: I really need to clear out my inventory of all the shit I will never, ever use. I've got near-/god-rolled stuff in there and other useful toys, but a lot of other stuff I will simply never touch and the rest is just there wasting space, be it for collecting or because I never got around to deleting it earlier.

The current global event, Blackout, started earlier today and ends next Monday, giving me plenty of time to earn the last mask I need. There are some other commendations I might knock out in some other events when they roll around, but otherwise I'll be grinding Dark Zone extractions (currently at 488 of 1,500 needed). I popped in the DZ and spent a short while failing to kill rogues, who were having a murder orgy all over the damn place, and in decent numbers. I'm not going to care if the loot is any good, I've got too much in that game as it is, so anything I pull out that isn't immediately setting my brain on fire is being dismantled to make way for the next wave of extracts.

Destiny 1: it's almost saddening (in both a good and a bad way) how easily my reflexes for this game came back. Division 1 felt slow and awkward, but this felt crisp and smooth in comparison. Old tricks and farming areas for bounties and weapon testing for the Gunsmith came back so naturally to me, and when an open-world boss was summoned, I instinctively opened my inventory to try and remember which special item to active to increase my chances of getting an exotic. There are still things I want to do in this game, I never did beat King's Fall on hard and I am missing armor sets that I would like from more than one raid/activity, and I still need to complete the Outbreak Prime weapon quest and also get the fucking Vex Mythoclast and other things. I keep seeing low-level (below 10) Guardians as I play, and that feels amazing and comforting that any number of new players are still coming into this incredible setting. I can only hope that some of the old things that originally didn't make the jump into Destiny 2 (sparrow horns, among others) are now in it when I fire that up. We'll see.

Both of the above: took some screenshots of my characters and a handful of other things, will keep snapping photos to preserve memories during the week and weekend.

Destiny 2 update later tonight or tomorrow.
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