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  1. Mayo Master

    FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH ANNOUNCED

    *Phew* Just saying, since State of Play it's been extremely hard to maintain some semblance of a media blackout. I'm being absolutely carpet-bombed with Rebirth news. Hey, I didn't need convincing, I wanted to buy that game since the PS3 tech demo in 2005!
  2. Mayo Master

    What games are you currently playing?

    ... and now, for something completely different EA Sports WRC. Being a racing nerd with a particular soft spot for rallying. It's actually brilliant. Sadly the release was marred with a few performance issues (screen tearing) and a big blunder with one of the patches (which essentially corrupted...
  3. Mayo Master

    SPOILERS VII Rebirth Chapter 1 Discussion Thread

    Thank you so much for organizing these threads and setting this up. I've been on media-blackout since the game was revealed (I mean, not perfect because I inevitably stumble on a screenshot or artwork here and there) and I'm very much looking forward to discussing the game after so long. The way...
  4. Mayo Master

    What games are you currently playing?

    *Phew* Finally finished Baldur's Gate 3 yesterday. I had been painfully slogging through Act 3, which was a real glitch-riddled bug-fest. Honestly, by the end of it I stopped caring for the story or the characters, and was only motivated by the notion of "finishing what you started". I...
  5. Mayo Master

    What games are you currently playing?

    I personally enjoyed the mountain-hiking-simulator side of this game (well, I like mountain hiking). The concept of pooled online contributions that affect the world structure was really well executed, in my opinion. I was not a fan of the narrative, which seemed to have plot twists just for the...
  6. Mayo Master

    What games are you currently playing?

    Indeed. When those annoyances pile up, they become immersion-breaking. For instance, when your party members regularly get lost because of pathfinding issues, decide to load on the rooftop of the building when you enter the ground floor, or needlessly expose themselves to opportunity attacks...
  7. Mayo Master

    What games are you currently playing?

    Ok, I need to talk more about Baldur's Gate 3. On my end, playing the PS5 version, it's been far from a stellar experience. I'm not saying the game is bad, I'm saying that it's quite far from the 9.6 Metacritic rating it got - it is literally over-rated. In more details: While the game has a...
  8. Mayo Master

    What games are you currently playing?

    I've been playing Baldur's Gate 3 on the PS5 (about 30 hrs) and unfortunately my own experience with this game has been far from stellar, while all the PC gaming community had been raving about this game since its release. My spouse and I were particularly appealed by the opportunity to do...
  9. Mayo Master

    Final Fantasy XVI

    Pretty much the same as everyone here: I was initially thinking of waiting for reviews before deciding to get the game, but playing the demo was very convincing and now I got it pre-ordered. This is really good stuff, looking forward to the full game. As a side-note, I find it strangely...
  10. Mayo Master

    The Official "Where will Rebirth end?" Thread

    Well, that's pretty much how FFXII is structured. Each 'runup' can be fairly branched within itself but it ultimately connects 2-3 areas in general, 4 maximum. To be fair, you could even argue that the original game is structured this way, till the point you get the airship.
  11. Mayo Master

    Your first video game?

    Oh Mummy!! on ZX Spectrum computer. Oh, how far we've come.
  12. Mayo Master

    Trace of Two Pasts novel discussion

    Yeah, if you've ever had to spend some time in a cast, you know what muscle loss is about! Still, recovery journeys are interesting. To take on a tangent, I often feel like recovery processes are special because they're one of the few experiences where your body stats can improve measurably at...
  13. Mayo Master

    Trace of Two Pasts novel discussion

    ^ I got my own copy last week and I've read up to roughly the same point. It's a very enjoyable read. I agree with pretty much all the points you've mentioned. I really liked seeing her journey to rebuild herself (physically, mentally, material possessions, social groups) starting from rock...
  14. Mayo Master

    Crisis Core -FFVII- Reunion General Discussion

    Woot! I finally kicked Minerva's butt (Hard). That was tough, about 2 hrs to get through *Phew*. To me the biggest threat was always Fast slash, since not guarding it would 1-hit-kill me (that's how she got me on 95% of my unsuccessful tries). Anyway, I personally went with Costly Punch, Wall...
  15. Mayo Master

    Crisis Core -FFVII- Reunion General Discussion

    Hi folks! I finally got my hands on this game... It's been fun so far (though I'm only on chapter 3 and going through a bunch of side missions). Overall I have mostly the same impressions as what most people already shared on the thread: the combat system overhaul is really good, the soundtrack...
  16. Mayo Master

    FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH ANNOUNCED

    Hi folks, It looks like I have a history of being out on a trip when remake announcements are made, and I'm a week late for boarding on the hype train! In fact, I personally had kept my expectations very low regarding the 25th anniversary announcement - thinking 'nah, they're just going to...
  17. Mayo Master

    SPOILERS FFVII:R Chapter 4 Spoiler Discussion

    The NPC that cracks me up is the dude renovating his closed shop while humming the Stamp soundtrack and not remembering the lyrics
  18. Mayo Master

    Combat with more than 3 party members?

    I agree, and like you, I don't really have my hopes up about SE implementing a combat system going beyond 3 characters on the field. Swapping characters mid-combat may be the easiest thing to implement (sort of like FFX, but in dynamic combat). For having more playable characters involved in...
  19. Mayo Master

    FFVII REMAKE Official MODS Thread

    When it comes to modding, you could say "anything is possible". I'm not really an expert, but below is a good rule of thumb to keep in mind: - A mod that consists in re-using (or swapping) an existing asset in the game is relatively easy to implement. Cloud in his blue dress, swinging Rufus's...
  20. Mayo Master

    Trace of Two Pasts novel discussion

    I really appreciated how Nojima described Tifa's hardship. In particular, how much disoriented she is when she discovers the slums and gets her new home, following Rakesh around almost mechanically because that's the only thing she can do. It feels strangely relatable - the physical pain and...
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