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NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
Completed Game #08:
Final Fantasy VII Remake
(for PlayStation 4)

I have never played the original before, but I was excited enough to acquire the first instalment of the Final Fantasy VII Remake series by Square Enix. The first instalment remakes the first 1/3 of the original PlayStation's first disc apparently and there's a lot of effort put into this. The good news for those who had yet to play it and are reading this, I won't be spoiling the story because that would be unfair, plus as I haven't played the original I can't rant either haha.

Let's start with the gameplay first. FF7R has switched from traditional turn-based RPG gameplay to action RPG in a similar way to Final Fantasy XV (both of which Nomura worked on), however, what makes FF7R's gameplay so unique is the Active Time Battle mechanic (known as ATB). ATB was in the original and is back in FF7R as a cooldown of sorts. Basically you need to keep approaching the enemy or are able to wait long enough to fill a bar or two. That bar can then be used to activate an ability skill, magic skill, item or a summon. Magic still requires MP but will use up a bar regardless. Summons and Limits are also in the gameplay but they take time to be used, but the latter does not affect the ATB bar usage.

Materia plays a huge part in managing your abilities and skills for each character. In every battle you earn AP and this contributes to slowly filling the star completion of a materia, but in return, it will unlock more power and useful supporting abilities. For instance, a Fire materia starts off with Fire but as you fill in the AP amount, you will eventually unlock Fira and Firaga. Other examples include Poison, HP Up, MP Up, Assess (which scans an enemy's weakness), Magnify and many more. You can swap materia around between each character which you will probably need to do a lot in the latter half as you will have one on one (or two on one) boss fights.

Weapons can be levelled up as well. You have the option to have the game automatically fill in the SP for you or you can manually choose which abilities you would like to use, for instance, Attack Power, Magic Attack Power, and Percentage Damage for Magic. Each weapon also comes with a special ability that upon usage will permanently stay with you so you can switch to different weapons without losing it. For instance, Cloud's Infinity End, Barrett's Maximum Fury, Tifa's Starshower, and Aerith's Ray of Judgment are all my favourites in terms of doing massive damage at boss fights.

Combat as a whole is surprisingly really well polished. Attacking enemies hasn't been a complete issue but while there have been times where it can be challenging, it's basically all about being tactical and switching characters to balance the fight. When pressing Command, time slows down which gives you a bit of a breather to choose your next move. You can also pick what move your teammate should do without playing them which can make battles a lot easier especially as they don't activate their move unless they have reached their opponent. Especially as for your own character, the move will start immediately and the enemy would run away at the last second if you are not careful enough. During every battle, if you can exploit their weakness, the pressure bar will slowly fill, and once it has been filled completely it will activate stagger mode. Stagger mode is where you need to obliterate your enemy to take them down sooner.

Outside of combat, the game offers a bunch of side stuff from side-quests where you speak to people, sometimes fight enemies or acquire items, and in return get rewarded. There are also some mini-games available from darts, exercising and a really fantastic rhythm segment that I won't spoil but it makes me wish it could come back in some shape/form as a Theatrhythm instalment. If you do miss out on collectables and side quests they will be accessible again through Chapter Select upon completing the game's storyline. You will need to use Chapter Select anyway because two side quests are only accessible through that method.

Let's talk about presentation, this is a well-presented game with a ton of good looking surroundings. The character models look great and they attempted lip-syncing across both the cutscenes and general dialogue throughout. The skybox in some parts does look very noticeable so it can be very off-putting but the areas around you like buildings and characters are polished. Like some have noticed, I also spotted some texture issues at times which can easily be fixed with a patch but at the moment it often looks weird.

The music offers an interesting variety with traditional orchestra and various genres that can be heard as you walk past a vending machine. The vending machine is where you can buy items/weapons/armour/accessories, and they are located next to a bench which restores health and magic. You can save manually anywhere you go and when you load the game you are back in that exact same position so you don't have to worry about revisiting a cutscene or something like a lot of games do.

Now the one that will get people talking about the most (outside of the game's final act) is the length. I have spent additional time going through the side quests and mini-games, and as such it has taken me 35 hours 43 minutes to fully finish the main story with an additional 2 hours to sort out the last two side quests. UPDATE: One thing that I forgot to mention is that this game does have choices which do have some effect in the storyline and especially the final act's fights so choose a bit carefully as you progress.

Overall, Final Fantasy VII Remake is a well-polished and almost perfect introduction to the project. The gameplay is great, the presentation is lovely but needed a bit more polish, the side stuff is a nice feature, and the final act offers more questions than answers for everyone. The story overall feels like a Season 1 of an anime than an Episode 1. Do I recommend folks to get this game at full retail price? Considering how much content is placed in this game I say yes but only if you don't mind linear aspects which this game does have a lot of. I got my money's worth after spending £80 on the Deluxe Edition and I look forward to the next instalment of the project.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is available to play on PlayStation 4, with Xbox and PC coming 2021.

My backlog so far:
-- PlayStation 3 -- 23 total --
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Catherine
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut
Dragon's Crown
Drakengard 3
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2
Eternal Sonata
Folklore
Katamari Forever
Killzone 2
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Puppeteer
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes
Siren Blood Curse
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus HD
Sly 2: Band of Thieves HD
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves HD
Soul Calibur V
Tales of Xillia 2
Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord
White Knight Chronicles
White Knight Chronicles II


-- PlayStation Vita -- 14 total --
Bullet Girls
Demon Gaze
Freedom Wars
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3
Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies
Muv-Luv
[VN]
Muv-Luv Alternative [VN]
Superdimension Neptune vs SEGA Hard Girls
Touch My Katamari
Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni


-- PlayStation 4 -- 53 total --
428: Shibuya Scramble [VN]
Blue Reflection
Chaos;Child
[VN]
Cyberdimension Neptunia: Four Goddesses Online
Danganronpa 1 Reload
[VN]
Danganronpa 2 Reload [VN]
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony [VN]
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star
Fate/Extella Link
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
Gal*Gun: Double Peace
GOD EATER Resurrection
GOD EATER 2 Rage Burst
.hack//G.U. Vol.1: Rebirth Remastered
.hack//G.U. Vol.2: Reminisce Remastered
.hack//G.U. Vol.3: Redemption Remastered
.hack//G.U. Vol.4: Reconnection
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
Megadimension Neptunia VII (Victory II)
Megadimension Neptunia VIIR (Victory II Realize)
Nights of Azure
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
Our World Is Ended
[VN]
Persona 5 Royal
Punch Line
[VN]
Raging Loop [VN]
Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi
Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal
Shining Resonance: Refrain
Steins;Gate Elite
[VN]
Steins;Gate: Linear Bound Phenogram [VN]
Super Robot Wars V
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
Tales of Berseria
Tales of Vesperia
Tales of Zestiria
Tokyo Xanadu eX+
Toukiden 2
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
[VN]
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth [VN]
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
Valkyria Chronicles 4
WORLDEND SYNDROME
[VN]
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
Yakuza Kiwami 2
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World
[VN]
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma [VN]

-- Personal Computer -- 2 total --
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky First Chapter
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter

-- Nintendo 3DS -- 2 total --
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson
Tales of the Abyss

Completed Games Collection of 2020:
  • January
    • #01 | Kingdom Hearts III ReMIND (for PlayStation 4)
  • February
    • #02 | Final Fantasy X HD Remaster (for PlayStation 4)
    • #03 | Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (for PlayStation 4)
  • March
    • #04 | Ys Origin (for PlayStation 4)
    • #05 | DOOM (for PlayStation 4)
    • #06 | DOOM II: Hell on Earth (for PlayStation 4)
    • #07 | DOOM 64 (for PlayStation 4)
  • April
    • #08 | Final Fantasy VII Remake (for PlayStation 4)

Platinum Trophy Collection:
  • 2014
    • #01 | Saints Row: The Third (for PlayStation 3)
  • 2015
    • #02 | JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (for PlayStation 3)
    • #03 | Hyperdimension Neptunia (for PlayStation 3)
    • #04 | Dekamori Senran Kagura (for PlayStation Vita)
    • #05 | Steins;Gate (for PlayStation 3)
    • #06 | NieR (for PlayStation 3)
    • #07 | No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise (for PlayStation 3)
    • #08 | Asura's Wrath (for PlayStation 3)
    • #09 | Saints Row IV (for PlayStation 3)
    • #10 | The Darkness II (for PlayStation 3)
  • 2016
    • #11 | Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 (for PlayStation 3)
    • #12 | Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD (for PlayStation 3)
    • #13 | Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (for PlayStation Vita)
    • #14 | Gravity Rush (for PlayStation Vita)
    • #15 | Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (for PlayStation 3)
    • #16 | Resogun (for PlayStation 4)
    • #17 | Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (for PlayStation Vita)
    • #18 | Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game (for PlayStation 4)
  • 2017
    • #19 | Miracle Girls Festival (for PlayStation Vita)
    • #20 | Senran Kagura Estival Versus (for PlayStation 4)
    • #21 | The Wolf Among Us (for PlayStation 4)
    • #22 | Final Fantasy XV (for PlayStation 4)
    • #23 | Amplitude (for PlayStation 4)
    • #24 | Root Letter (for PlayStation 4)
    • #25 | IA/VT -Colorful- (for PlayStation Vita)
    • #26 | Persona 4: Dancing All Night (for PlayStation Vita)
    • #27 | Gravity Rush Remastered (for PlayStation 4)
    • #28 | NieR: Automata (for PlayStation 4)
    • #29 | The Silver Case HD (for PlayStation 4)
    • #30 | Steins;Gate 0 (for PlayStation 4)
    • #31 | Under Defeat HD (for PlayStation 3)
    • #32 | Tales from the Borderlands (for PlayStation 4)
    • #33 | Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection (for PlayStation 3)
    • #34 | Life is Strange (for PlayStation 4)
    • #35 | Sword Art Online: Lost Song (for PlayStation 4)
    • #36 | Crash Bandicoot HD (for PlayStation 4)
    • #37 | Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back HD (for PlayStation 4)
    • #38 | Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped HD (for PlayStation 4)
    • #39 | Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (for PlayStation 4)
  • 2018
    • #40 | Corpse Party: Blood Drive (for PlayStation Vita)
    • #41 | Persona 5 (for PlayStation 4)
    • #42 | Zero Escape: The Nonary Games (for PlayStation 4)
    • #43 | Persona 4: Dancing All Night [Japanese Version] (for PlayStation 4)
    • #44 | Marvel's Spider-Man (for PlayStation 4)
  • 2019
    • #45 | Akiba's Trip 2: Undead & Undressed (for PlayStation 4)
    • #46 | Spyro the Dragon HD (for PlayStation 4)
    • #47 | Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage HD (for PlayStation 4)
    • #48 | Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon HD (for PlayStation 4)
    • #49 | Tekken Tag Tournament HD (for PlayStation 3)
    • #50 | Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy HD (for PlayStation 3)
    • #51 | Taiko no Tatsujin V Version (for PlayStation Vita)
    • #52 | Utakumi 575 (for PlayStation Vita)
    • #53 | Jak II: Renegade HD (for PlayStation 3)
    • #54 | Jak 3 HD (for PlayStation 3)
    • #55 | Ratchet & Clank HD (for PlayStation 3)
    • #56 | Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando HD (for PlayStation 3)
    • #57 | Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal HD (for PlayStation 3)
    • #58 | Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (for PlayStation 4)
  • 2020:
    • #59 | Kingdom Hearts III (for PlayStation 4)
 
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HWR

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I also completed Final Fantasy VII Remake (Playtime: roughly 44 hours with some idling and reloads). I did most of what was offered outside of one or two Chadley tasks and the sidequests only available by reloading and playing through a specific chapter (I may go back and fill in some of these gaps in the future and if I do a replay.)

I thought the game did an overall good job of fleshing out a section of the original game that I didn’t feel as fondly about compared to the rest of the story. Some of the design was absolutely gorgeous and I’m keen to see what they do next.

I think what this game really nailed were the characters-they’ve all been suitably fleshed out, especially Avalanche crew who had a limited presence in the original game.

Some issues I had were occasional issues in combat, some lacklustre sidequests and occasionally padded out sections here and there. Certain music choices were also a bit questionable and...odd to say the least.

Story-wise I can’t really give a definitive opinion as this is just the first part of a bigger overall plot but I think it did Midgar justice-curious as to how certain changes will and/or could factor in later on.

My next title to play is Persona 5 R which I‘ll
Be playing through with the Japanese audio.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff
I also completed Final Fantasy VII Remake (Playtime: roughly 44 hours with some idling and reloads). I did most of what was offered outside of one or two Chadley tasks and the sidequests only available by reloading and playing through a specific chapter (I may go back and fill in some of these gaps in the future and if I do a replay.)

I thought the game did an overall good job of fleshing out a section of the original game that I didn’t feel as fondly about compared to the rest of the story. Some of the design was absolutely gorgeous and I’m keen to see what they do next.

I think what this game really nailed were the characters-they’ve all been suitably fleshed out, especially Avalanche crew who had a limited presence in the original game.

Some issues I had were occasional issues in combat, some lacklustre sidequests and occasionally padded out sections here and there. Certain music choices were also a bit questionable and...odd to say the least.

Story-wise I can’t really give a definitive opinion as this is just the first part of a bigger overall plot but I think it did Midgar justice-curious as to how certain changes will and/or could factor in later on.
Yeah I definitely agree on the padding part. It's very noticeable in a lot of places. I'll still give the game at least a high 8 to a low 9 out of 10 overall.
 
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SpideyWrex

Completely Average High School Student
Got into Fallout: Shelter again recently... after I found out some cheats that bypass its annoying microtransactions. Take that, Bethesda. Got myself infinite Nuka Cola and lunchboxes.
 

SpideyWrex

Completely Average High School Student
Been completing the challenges in the legacy missions of Hitman 2 over the past week. Made it to Sapienza now; just dumped a couple of bodies in acid pools to complete the "Heisenberg" challenge.
 

SpideyWrex

Completely Average High School Student
Alright, I couldn't help but play some more Hitman 2's legacy missions again, but I'm glad I did, because... I just finished the Marrakesh mission with "Suit Only" and "Silent Assassin" ratings... ON MASTER DIFFICULTY. :cool:😁 Feeling pretty good about myself.

I always try to get the SO/SA challenges out of the way first because they are SO goshdarn hard! I think I restarted the mission about 20 times, with one save in the middle. It was a piece of cake though after I eliminated Strandberg, as Zayden could be killed off by poisoning a meal at the start of the mission. Getting out was the tough part, but I got sick of dodging that camera that I just shot it. LOL Saved me the trouble though of trying to play hopscotch with the camera.

Edit: I don't wanna imagine doing Colorado with SO/SA. lol I might just be tempted to use a cheat trainer instead, hack my way through. lmao
 
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SpideyWrex

Completely Average High School Student
Played more Hitman 2 today, but for the past couple of hours, I decided to put the game's sandbox nature to the test by seeing how many guards I could take down before I get killed in Marrakesh. I got pretty far, maybe having taken down at least a hundred guards at least...

Then the game crashed. lmao It probably couldn't handle the amount of bodies that were stacking up, and the memory required for those bodies was too much.
 

DragoStark

Dandy Guy, in Space
Been playing a lot of Persona 5 Royal. Chugging through it slowly. Really enjoying it though. I haven't played the original. I was told to wait for this release instead haha.

Also make sure you're subscribed to the Playstation Newsletter if you own P5R! You get codes for themes and avatars for completing the first palace, the fourth palace (I think), all the palaces and for getting the platinum trophy.
There's been some struggles with getting the codes though. I was told that if you subbed after you achieved the trophy you missed out (which is what happened to me, I subbed after completing the first palace) but I got a code via email eventually. However, a friend of mine who's nearing completion of the game has yet to receive any email so it's a bit touch and go. I thought I'd mention it anyway just incase people didn't know about it. Loads of people didn't even know there was a newsletter to sub to in the first place.
 

D1tchd1gger

Claymore
I got some in game stuff for having a save of the original in my PS4, but I haven't played enough to see what it is though. I only did the very first little bit, the message said it'll be in my room.
 

DragoStark

Dandy Guy, in Space
Not sure what extras you get for having a P5 save but I did get the old P5 dlc pack and it was a bunch of outfits and accessories. I also got them from the box in the bedroom.
The themes and avatars are the ones they were selling on the JP PS store. They're really, really nice and totally worth getting.
 

NormanicGrav

(゜ロ゜)
AUKN Staff


Completed Game #09:
Final Fantasy VII
(for PlayStation 4)

After playing the remake and thanks to those who voted in my Twitter poll, I finally checked out the original 1997 version of Final Fantasy VII, using the PlayStation 4 version for my playthrough (which is a port of the PC release). This is basically the game that helped Squaresoft get more popularity back in the day and surprisingly I never played it. I did watch the sequel film Advent Children about 40 times when I was younger but never once did I consider the original. I think the issue was down to the gameplay which may be the reason why I never bothered with it, even though I have played through games that were similar back in the day such as Final Fantasy III on the Nintendo DS (which was ridiculously hard and is not recommended for newcomers) and Chrono Trigger (I never finished it but I quite enjoyed playing this on the Nintendo DS).

So Final Fantasy VII is the 7th major instalment in the JRPG franchise. It's a traditional turn-based type game where you control 3 characters in a battle that is timed so you have to take action in a quick but tactical matter. Most fights can be done by simply selecting Attack but there are moments where Magic and special individual abilities called Limits would be used. The Materia system is really good and I like being able to customise and share the abilities and skills between the characters, though I wish I was able to customise the Materia when I'm during the dungeons from characters that are not in the party because if one non-party character has your Restore materia you are screwed (thankfully this complaint has been amended in the VII Remake version).

Final Fantasy VII's original release was split across 3 discs and each disc basically covers a good idea on what the story covers. Part 1 focuses on Midgar, the game's first chapter of the story which takes around 5-6 hours depending on your speed, before eventually going out into the open-world that is traditional in the world of Final Fantasy. You start off walking around but later down the line additional options become available that makes travel much easier, such as riding Chocobos to using a vehicle.


Random enemy encounters are a thing in this game and honestly, I wasn't that bothered by it because the gameplay is very quick and fast-paced which is a surprise. As mentioned before, if you are levelled correctly, a majority of the fights can be sorted by using Attack only and maybe a Limit break or Magic that can hit every enemy in the battle at once. The boss fights are quite challenging and it's always recommended that you are prepared especially as some enemies can sneak in a quick easy blow that can knock out a party member.



Outside of the story, there is a couple of side-content available. There's a location where you can do battle arena stuff, bet on Chocobos and play random mini-games that would allow you to earn some items. The battle arena is also essential if you wish to acquire Cloud's final limit break. In addition to the side-content, you can also get two more party members; Yuffie followed by Vincent. Both of these characters have special requirements but are worth going through as each of them also has their own side-quests that add more background to the storyline.


Overall, after spending 35 hours playtime, getting to level 70 as Cloud, acquiring every limit break for each character and getting some of the unique materia available, I had a good time playing Final Fantasy VII and I can see why this game is beloved by many fans over the years. If you go for the current-gen versions you also have access to 3x speed mode which I highly recommend using to speed up the pace as it can take a while to get through some parts of the dungeons. There's also a Battle Enhancement Mode which I did use only for the limit breaks due to the requirements to spend like 70-80 kills per person twice to unlock limit breaks which can take multiple hours.

As for how I think the VII Remake will go, I suspect it'll need at least 4 parts overall if they want to expand everything that has been going on in the game i.e. Part 1: Disc 1's Midgar, Part 2: Disc 1's Open-World up to Forgotten City, Part 3: Disc 2's Journey to Whirlwind Maze, Part 4: Disc 2 & 3's Cloud & co. coming together to save the planet.

Final Fantasy VII is available to play on PlayStation, PlayStation 3 (PS1 ver.), PlayStation Portable (PS1 ver.), PlayStation Vita (PS1 ver.), PlayStation 4 (PC ver.), Xbox One (PC ver.), Nintendo Switch (PC ver.) and PC.
My backlog so far:
#Game NamePlatformGenre
01The 25th Ward: The Silver CasePS4Visual Novel
02428: Shibuya ScramblePS4Visual Novel
03Blue ReflectionPS4Turn-Based RPG
04Bullet GirlsVitaThird Person Shooter
05Castlevania: Lords of ShadowPS3Action
06CatherinePS3Puzzle
07Chaos;ChildPS4Visual Novel
08Cyberdimension Neptunia: Four Goddesses OnlinePS4Action RPG
09Danganronpa 1 ReloadPS4Visual Novel
10Danganronpa 2 ReloadPS4Visual Novel
11Danganronpa V3: Killing HarmonyPS4Visual Novel
12Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 FortunePS4Simulation
13Deadly Premonition: The Director's CutPS3Horror
14Demon GazeVitaDungeon RPG
15Digimon Story: Cyber SleuthPS4Turn-Based RPG
16Dragon's CrownPS3Action RPG
17Drakengard 3PS3Action RPG
18Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2PS3Musou
19Eternal SonataPS3Turn-Based RPG
20Fate/Extella: The Umbral StarPS4Musou
21Fate/Extella LinkPS4Musou
22Fist of the North Star: Lost ParadisePS4Action
23FolklorePS3Action
24Freedom WarsVitaAction RPG
25Gal*Gun: Double PeacePS4On-Rails Shooter
26GOD EATER ResurrectionPS4Action RPG
27GOD EATER 2: Rage BurstPS4Action RPG
28.hack//G.U. Vol.1: Rebirth RemasteredPS4Action RPG
29.hack//G.U. Vol.2: Reminisce RemasteredPS4Action RPG
30.hack//G.U. Vol.3: Redemption RemasteredPS4Action RPG
31.hack//G.U. Vol.4: ReconnectionPS4Action RPG
32Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black HeartVitaTactical RPG
33Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1VitaTurn-Based RPG
34Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sister's GenerationVitaTurn-Based RPG
35Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V GenerationVitaTurn-Based RPG
36Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action UnleashedVitaMusou
37JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of HeavenPS4Fighting
38Katamari ForeverPS3Puzzle
39Killzone 2PS3First Person Shooter
40The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the SkyPC/SteamTurn-Based RPG
41The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second ChapterPC/SteamTurn-Based RPG
42The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold SteelPS4Turn-Based RPG
43The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIPS4Turn-Based RPG
44The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIIPS4Turn-Based RPG
45Megadimension Neptunia VIIPS4Turn-Based RPG
46Megadimension Neptunia VIIRPS4Turn-Based RPG
47MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS ZombiesVitaMusou
48Muv-LuvVitaVisual Novel
49Muv-Luv AlternativeVitaVisual Novel
50Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchPS3Turn-Based RPG
51Nights of AzurePS4Action RPG
52One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4PS4Musou
53Onechanbara Z2: ChaosPS4Action
54Our World Is EndedPS4Visual Novel
55Persona 4 Arena UltimaxPS3Fighting
56Persona 5 RoyalPS4Turn-Based RPG
57Punch LinePS4Visual Novel
58PuppeteerPS3Platformer
59Raging LoopPS4Visual Novel
60Sengoku Basara 3: Samurai HeroesPS3Musou
61Sengoku Basara 4: SumeragiPS4Musou
62Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson3DSAction
63Senran Kagura Burst Re:NewalPS4Action
64Shining Resonance: RefrainPS4Action RPG
65Siren Blood CursePS3Horror
66Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus HDPS3Platformer
67Sly 2: Band of Thieves HDPS3Platformer
68Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves HDPS3Platformer
69Soul Calibur VPS3Fighting
70Steins;Gate ElitePS4Visual Novel
71Steins;Gate: Linear Bound PhenogramPS4Visual Novel
72Super Robot Wars VPS4Tactical RPG
73Superdimension Neptune vs SEGA Hard GirlsVitaTurn-Based RPG
74Sword Art Online: Fatal BulletPS4Action RPG
75Sword Art Online: Hollow RealizationPS4Action RPG
76Tales of BerseriaPS4Action RPG
77Tales of the Abyss3DSAction RPG
78Tales of VesperiaPS4Action RPG
79Tales of Xillia 2PS3Action RPG
80Tales of ZestiriaPS4Action RPG
81Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the OverlordPS3Tactical RPG
82Tokyo Xanadu eX+PS4Turn-Based RPG
83Touch My KatamariVitaPuzzle
84Toukiden 2PS4Action RPG
85Utawarerumono: Mask of DeceptionPS4Tactical RPG / Visual Novel
86Utawarerumono: Mask of TruthPS4Tactical RPG / Visual Novel
87Utawarerumono: ZanPS4Musou
88Valkyria Chronicles RemasteredPS4Tactical RPG
89Valkyria Chronicles 4PS4Tactical RPG
90Valkyrie Drive BhikkhuniVitaAction
91White Knight ChroniclesPS3Turn-Based RPG
92White Knight Chronicles IIPS3Turn-Based RPG
93WORLDEND SYNDROMEPS4Visual Novel
94Yakuza 6: The Song of LifePS4Action
95Yakuza Kiwami 2PS4Action
96Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DanaPS4Action RPG
97YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this WorldPS4Visual Novel
98Zero Escape: Zero Time DilemmaPS4Visual Novel
Completed Games Collection of 2020:
#Game NamePlatformGenreMonth
01Kingdom Hearts III ReMIND (+ KHIII Post-game content)PS4Action RPGJanuary
02Final Fantasy X HD RemasterPS4Turn-Based RPGFebruary
03Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac AgePS4Action RPGFebruary
04Ys OriginPS4Action RPGMarch
05DOOMPS4First Person ShooterMarch
06DOOM II: Hell on EarthPS4First Person ShooterMarch
07DOOM 64PS4First Person ShooterMarch
08Final Fantasy VII RemakePS4Action RPGApril
09Final Fantasy VIIPS4Turn-Based RPGApril

Platinum Trophy Collection:
#Game NamePlatformGenreYear
01Saints Row: The ThirdPS3Action2014
02JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star BattlePS3Fighting2015
03Hyperdimension NeptuniaPS3Turn-Based RPG2015
04Dekamori Senran KaguraVitaMusic/Rhythm2015
05Steins;GatePS3Visual Novel2015
06NieRPS3Action RPG2015
07No More Heroes: Heroes' ParadisePS3Action2015
08Asura's WrathPS3Action2015
09Saints Row IVPS3Action2015
10The Darkness IIPS3First Person Shooter2015
11Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2PS3Turn-Based RPG2016
12Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HDPS3Action2016
13Senran Kagura Shinovi VersusVitaAction2016
14Gravity RushVitaPlatformer2016
15Hyperdimension Neptunia VictoryPS3Turn-Based RPG2016
16ResogunPS4Arcade Shooter2016
17Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair GirlsVitaThird Person Shooter2016
18Game of Thrones: A Telltale GamePS4Adventure2016
19Miracle Girls FestivalVitaMusic/Rhythm2017
20Senran Kagura Estival VersusPS4Action2017
21The Wolf Among UsPS4Adventure2017
22Final Fantasy XVPS4Action RPG2017
23AmplitudePS4Music/Rhythm2017
24Root LetterPS4Visual Novel2017
25IA/VT -Colorful-VitaMusic/Rhythm2017
26Persona 4: Dancing All NightVitaMusic/Rhythm2017
27Gravity Rush RemasteredPS4Platformer2017
28NieR: AutomataPS4Action RPG2017
29The Silver CasePS4Visual Novel2017
30Steins;Gate 0PS4Visual Novel2017
31Under Defeat HDPS3Arcade Shooter2017
32Tales from the BorderlandsPS4Adventure2017
33Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD CollectionPS3Fighting2017
34Life is StrangePS4Adventure2017
35Sword Art Online: Lost SongPS4Action RPG2017
36Crash Bandicoot RemasteredPS4Platformer2017
37Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back RemasteredPS4Platformer2017
38Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped RemasteredPS4Platformer2017
39Final Fantasy Type-0 HDPS4Action RPG2017
40Corpse Party: Blood DriveVitaHorror2018
41Persona 5PS4Turn-Based RPG2018
42Zero Escape: The Nonary GamesPS4Visual Novel2018
43Persona 4: Dancing All Night [Japanese Version]PS4Music/Rhythm2018
44Marvel's Spider-ManPS4Action2018
45Akiba's Trip 2: Undead & UndressedPS4Action RPG2019
46Spyro the Dragon RemasteredPS4Platformer2019
47Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage RemasteredPS4Platfomer2019
48Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon RemasteredPS4Platformer2019
49Tekken Tag Tournament HDPS3Fighting2019
50Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy HDPS3Platformer2019
51Taiko no Tatsujin V VersionVitaMusic/Rhythm2019
52Utakumi 575VitaMusic/Rhythm2019
53Jak II: Renegade HDPS3Platformer2019
54Jak 3 HDPS3Platformer2019
55Ratchet & Clank HDPS3Platformer2019
56Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando HDPS3Platformer2019
57Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal HDPS3Platformer2019
58Senran Kagura: Peach Beach SplashPS4Third Person Shooter2019
59Kingdom Hearts IIIPS4Action RPG2020
 
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Gemsy-chan

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Been playing Sakura Wars. Finished chapter 1, i like it a lot. I like the LIPS (Live Interactive Picture System), depending on how quick you are and what option you choose affects the trust between you and the character.
 

Ian Wolf

Himouto
AUKN Staff
After recently reviewing the manga, I've been replaying Danganronpa 2 - and yes, I know it is a bit disturbing to be playing a game where a bunch of isolated people are killing each other during lockdown.
 

DragoStark

Dandy Guy, in Space
Still chugging along with P5R but I also picked up FFX/X-2 in the golden week sale. So I'm playing that when I can't get access to the TV to use the PS4.
 

AnimeCollectorUK

Brigade Leader
I restarted Persona 5 (not Royal)
Got to the second palace in early 2018 then got busy with real life stuff, forgot where I was and only got back to it the other day.
Finished the first palace and looking forward to the rest of the game.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
I completed Persona 5 Royal yesterday afternoon (Playtime: 121ish hours). Maxed out all confidants and social stats, think I missed out on a book and a crossword but otherwise had a pretty lengthy run. The game makes various changes, both subtle and substantial (especially the new characters and ending) which fleshed out parts of the story nicely.

I’ll be playing some Zelda next, probably Majora’s Mask to celebrate its 20th Anniversary but am tempted to do Ocarina of Time alongside it as that’s a title I haven’t played since 2016(?).
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Playtime: around 20-25 hours) is a game that holds an important legacy that subsequent titles have made big improvements on. This playthrough was a bit hit and miss with some clunkier gameplay aspects being made more apparent than they were before.

I’m now sinking my teeth into The Legend of Zelda : Majora’s Mask for the umpteenth time to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.
 

NormanicGrav

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Completed Game #10:
Killzone 2
Format: PlayStation 3

The second game in the Killzone franchise and one of the earlier games for the PlayStation 3. It's a pretty simple first person shooter and while it was entertaining at points, the game is pretty dated and very buggy. There's a lot of loading times and a major bug crash which will occur after the player drops from a bucket of sorts on Chapter 7 and the only way I could pass that point was by going offline and removing the game data. The final chapter's boss fight was a sponge-fest which is one of my least favourite aspects of the FPS games and overall it's okay but could have been better. Going to keep it brief since there's not much to say.

My backlog so far:
#Game NamePlatformGenre
01The 25th Ward: The Silver Case
PS4​
Visual Novel
02428: Shibuya Scramble
PS4​
Visual Novel
03Blue Reflection
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
04Bullet Girls
Vita​
Third Person Shooter
05Castlevania: Lords of ShadowPS3Action
06CatherinePS3Puzzle
07Chaos;Child
PS4​
Visual Novel
08Cyberdimension Neptunia: Four Goddesses Online
PS4​
Action RPG
09Danganronpa 1 Reload
PS4​
Visual Novel
10Danganronpa 2 Reload
PS4​
Visual Novel
11Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
PS4​
Visual Novel
12Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune
PS4​
Simulation
13Deadly Premonition: The Director's CutPS3Horror
14Demon Gaze
Vita​
Dungeon RPG
15Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
16Dragon's CrownPS3Action RPG
17Drakengard 3PS3Action RPG
18Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2PS3Musou
19Eternal SonataPS3Turn-Based RPG
20Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star
PS4​
Musou
21Fate/Extella Link
PS4​
Musou
22Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
PS4​
Action
23FolklorePS3Action
24Freedom Wars
Vita​
Action RPG
25Gal*Gun: Double Peace
PS4​
On-Rails Shooter
26GOD EATER Resurrection
PS4​
Action RPG
27GOD EATER 2: Rage Burst
PS4​
Action RPG
28.hack//G.U. Vol.1: Rebirth Remastered
PS4​
Action RPG
29.hack//G.U. Vol.2: Reminisce Remastered
PS4​
Action RPG
30.hack//G.U. Vol.3: Redemption Remastered
PS4​
Action RPG
31.hack//G.U. Vol.4: Reconnection
PS4​
Action RPG
32Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
Vita​
Tactical RPG
33Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
34Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sister's Generation
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
35Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Generation
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
36Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
Vita​
Musou
37JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
PS4​
Fighting
38Katamari ForeverPS3Puzzle
39The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
PC/Steam​
Turn-Based RPG
40The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter
PC/Steam​
Turn-Based RPG
41The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
42The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
43The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
44Megadimension Neptunia VII
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
45Megadimension Neptunia VIIR
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
46MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies
Vita​
Musou
47Muv-Luv
Vita​
Visual Novel
48Muv-Luv Alternative
Vita​
Visual Novel
49Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchPS3Turn-Based RPG
50Nights of Azure
PS4​
Action RPG
51Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
PS4​
Action RPG
52One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
PS4​
Musou
53Onechanbara Z2: Chaos
PS4​
Action
54Our World Is Ended
PS4​
Visual Novel
55Persona 4 Arena UltimaxPS3Fighting
56Persona 5 Royal
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
57Punch Line
PS4​
Visual Novel
58PuppeteerPS3Platformer
59Raging Loop
PS4​
Visual Novel
60Sengoku Basara 3: Samurai HeroesPS3Musou
61Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi
PS4​
Musou
62Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson
3DS​
Action
63Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal
PS4​
Action
64Shining Resonance: Refrain
PS4​
Action RPG
65Siren Blood CursePS3Horror
66Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus HDPS3Platformer
67Sly 2: Band of Thieves HDPS3Platformer
68Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves HDPS3Platformer
69Soul Calibur VPS3Fighting
70Steins;Gate Elite
PS4​
Visual Novel
71Steins;Gate: Linear Bound Phenogram
PS4​
Visual Novel
72Super Robot Wars V
PS4​
Tactical RPG
73Superdimension Neptune vs SEGA Hard Girls
Vita​
Turn-Based RPG
74Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
PS4​
Action RPG
75Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
PS4​
Action RPG
76Tales of Berseria
PS4​
Action RPG
77Tales of the Abyss
3DS​
Action RPG
78Tales of Vesperia
PS4​
Action RPG
79Tales of Xillia 2PS3Action RPG
80Tales of Zestiria
PS4​
Action RPG
81Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the OverlordPS3Tactical RPG
82Tokyo Xanadu eX+
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG
83Touch My Katamari
Vita​
Puzzle
84Toukiden 2
PS4​
Action RPG
85Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
PS4​
Tactical RPG / Visual Novel
86Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
PS4​
Tactical RPG / Visual Novel
87Utawarerumono: Zan
PS4​
Musou
88Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
PS4​
Tactical RPG
89Valkyria Chronicles 4
PS4​
Tactical RPG
90Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni
Vita​
Action
91White Knight ChroniclesPS3Turn-Based RPG
92White Knight Chronicles IIPS3Turn-Based RPG
93The Witch and the Hundred Knight Revival Edition
PS4​
Action RPG
94WORLDEND SYNDROME
PS4​
Visual Novel
95Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
PS4​
Action
96Yakuza Kiwami 2
PS4​
Action
97Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
PS4​
Action RPG
98YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World
PS4​
Visual Novel
99Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
PS4​
Visual Novel
Completed Games Collection of 2020:
#Game NamePlatformGenreMonth
01Kingdom Hearts III ReMIND (+ KHIII Post-game content)
PS4​
Action RPGJanuary
02Final Fantasy X HD Remaster
PS4​
Turn-Based RPGFebruary
03Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
PS4​
Action RPGFebruary
04Ys Origin
PS4​
Action RPGMarch
05DOOM
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
06DOOM II: Hell on Earth
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
07DOOM 64
PS4​
First Person ShooterMarch
08Final Fantasy VII Remake
PS4​
Action RPGApril
09Final Fantasy VII
PS4​
Turn-Based RPGApril
10Killzone 2PS3First Person ShooterMay
Platinum Trophy Collection:
#Game NamePlatformGenreYear
01Saints Row: The ThirdPS3Action2014
02JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star BattlePS3Fighting2015
03Hyperdimension NeptuniaPS3Turn-Based RPG2015
04Dekamori Senran Kagura
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2015
05Steins;GatePS3Visual Novel2015
06NieRPS3Action RPG2015
07No More Heroes: Heroes' ParadisePS3Action2015
08Asura's WrathPS3Action2015
09Saints Row IVPS3Action2015
10The Darkness IIPS3First Person Shooter2015
11Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2PS3Turn-Based RPG2016
12Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HDPS3Action2016
13Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
Vita​
Action2016
14Gravity Rush
Vita​
Platformer2016
15Hyperdimension Neptunia VictoryPS3Turn-Based RPG2016
16Resogun
PS4​
Arcade Shooter2016
17Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
Vita​
Third Person Shooter2016
18Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game
PS4​
Adventure2016
19Miracle Girls Festival
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
20Senran Kagura Estival Versus
PS4​
Action2017
21The Wolf Among Us
PS4​
Adventure2017
22Final Fantasy XV
PS4​
Action RPG2017
23Amplitude
PS4​
Music/Rhythm2017
24Root Letter
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
25IA/VT -Colorful-
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
26Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2017
27Gravity Rush Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
28NieR: Automata
PS4​
Action RPG2017
29The Silver Case
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
30Steins;Gate 0
PS4​
Visual Novel2017
31Under Defeat HDPS3Arcade Shooter2017
32Tales from the Borderlands
PS4​
Adventure2017
33Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD CollectionPS3Fighting2017
34Life is Strange
PS4​
Adventure2017
35Sword Art Online: Lost Song
PS4​
Action RPG2017
36Crash Bandicoot Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
37Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
38Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2017
39Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
PS4​
Action RPG2017
40Corpse Party: Blood Drive
Vita​
Horror2018
41Persona 5
PS4​
Turn-Based RPG2018
42Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
PS4​
Visual Novel2018
43Persona 4: Dancing All Night [Japanese Version]
PS4​
Music/Rhythm2018
44Marvel's Spider-Man
PS4​
Action2018
45Akiba's Trip 2: Undead & Undressed
PS4​
Action RPG2019
46Spyro the Dragon Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2019
47Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage Remastered
PS4​
Platfomer2019
48Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon Remastered
PS4​
Platformer2019
49Tekken Tag Tournament HDPS3Fighting2019
50Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy HDPS3Platformer2019
51Taiko no Tatsujin V Version
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2019
52Utakumi 575
Vita​
Music/Rhythm2019
53Jak II: Renegade HDPS3Platformer2019
54Jak 3 HDPS3Platformer2019
55Ratchet & Clank HDPS3Platformer2019
56Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando HDPS3Platformer2019
57Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal HDPS3Platformer2019
58Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash
PS4​
Third Person Shooter2019
59Kingdom Hearts III
PS4​
Action RPG2020
 
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