Noobtoob's Week in Gaming: 31/08/15
  • Another PAX Prime, another weekend of looking at joy-filled social media updates thinking "one year...".  Video games were able to ease my suffering though.  At least, they would if I'd been around to play them - a Bank Holiday weekend at the in-laws is a guarantee of console-less evenings.  Oh Well.  Did manage to get a bit of gaming in over the rest of the week...

    (360) Red Dead Redemption A bit more exploring, some more maps bought, a couple of story missions completed.  Keepin' on keepin' on...

    (360) FIFA14 My real-life favourite football team Manchester United are in the process of reaching the end of the transfer window and panic-signing my fake football team's backup striker Anthony Martial.  What is reality?

    OK, done.  Hit me with your WiG-ing stick.
  • #DropFIFA

    I played a lot of stuff.

    Got more time with One Piece Pirate Warriors 3. It's pretty great, probably the best One Piece game. I like it a lot.

    Spent more time with Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. Still not feeling it, and I enjoy walking simulator games. Time will tell, though. I plan on finishing it. Someday.

    I've spent an hour or so with MGSV already and it's cringeworthy in a lot of ways, but also does a lot of neat stuff. Judgment reserved for later, as you'd expect.

    Gears Remastered is a surprisingly sobering look at how far third-person shooters have come since. Feels antiquated in some ways, but is still as fun as ever. Felt content-light considering Horde mode didn't even really EXIST on a grand scale until Gears 2.

    Played Blops 3 beta, this time on the Bone, and it's good. Will be buying the full goddamn thing.

    Picked up Party Hard on PC, a game that had a dope synopsis: "It's 3am, and your neighbors are having a party. Stop them." - I was hoping for a stealth game where you sabotaged a party to get it to end, instead I got a shitty mass murder simulator that isn't really fun. Steer clear of this, it's no good.

    Blues & Bullets, episodic adventure game ala Telltale's stuff. 50s noir. I don't like it, feels REALLY stilted to me. Wasn't worth the $5 but I'm also not done with it. It may pull a trick out of its hat.
  • I may not really be a gamer. Dishonered is good, but it is kind of an overpowered stealth game that tries to tempt you into a sword fight mechanic, that should totally be third person. Old old news. Looking forward to Twisted Metal on Plus. I have been holding off on that forever, because I knew it was coming. I will never buy The Order, because it will be on Plus in the next year. I want a Vita, but I already do not play all the games I got. Binge watching Narcos and Rick and Morty was way more of my week.
  • I've planning on playing a mixed set of games to play this week

    (PS4 / Xbox One) Battlefield 4 - The Summer Patch comes out this week so I'm going to try that out.

    (Xbox One) Gears of War: Ultimate Edition - Playing the odd game of King of the Hill and some campaign.

    (PS4) Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Not 100% sure I'm going to play this but I've heard it's good so I might give it a go.
  • Bloodborne - Been playing this with Epke. We are cleaning up side bosses before hitting Mensies House of Frenzy. Only Paarl and Amygdala to go.

    Plants Vs Zombies - Garden Warfare on PS3. It was fun. I got some trophies.

    LEGO Jurassic World - Platted it.

    Mickey's Castle of Illusion - Got to the end, lost my save, started again and got to the end again. Last boss is cheap as fuck.

    Sniper Elite 3 - 5 out of 8 missions down. I like this game. The levels are big and fun.

    Until Dawn is in the mail so hopefully it'll arrive this week. I had to import from the US because the J-version is fucking hideous. ALL of the gore has been cut out, and instead you get to listen to it with a black screen.

    I also watched the whole Wrong Turn movie series. If you have a fetish for deranged hillbillies and barbed wire you might enjoy them.
  • Until Dawn is censored in Japan?!? A country where men read comics on public transit, that might be considered child porn elsewhere on the Earth? The country that has been making blood fountain samurai movies for decades? A country so into porn and violence in media that it's vocabulary is used elsewhere?

    Please explain censorship of games in Japan. I am officially interested in the anthropology. Wait, Japan makes a bunch of pervy games. What the hell is going on.
    Noobied by 1sloth
  • Basically Japanese censorship is using the thinking that games are interactive and therefore need tougher regulation than books or film. They still censor film too (Chappie being a notorious recent example) but they lose their minds with games. Sexual things are OK, but you can't show the good bits. God Of War for example has those famous sex mini-games; in the Japanese version the girls are always wearing bikinis. You can get away with implying a whole bunch of shit, but you can't outright show some things. The current government is also currently threatening to pass tougher laws all round so the days of good ol' tentacle rape porn films and games may have had their days numbered. As for violence, that sort of thing is not on. Blood is still sometimes censored (eg, Dying Light had green blood in Japan) and the gore in Evil Within was removed but provided as DLC for the Japanese market. Games like Heavy Rain pulled the Until Dawn trick with its nudity and sex scenes too. Until Dawn is possibly one of the worst butcherings I've ever seen though.
    Noobied by 1sloth
  • Galak-Z (PS4) Ok, I have been stuck on Season 3 for about a week now and I think I'm done with the game. No matter how many times I try I can't seem to fucking be able to beat this set of levels. I enjoyed the game while I was playing it, but I don't have time for it anymore right now.

    Curses 'N Chaos (PS4) This game is super fun! Single screen co-op beat em up! I'm playing solo and I'm a few stages into it and having a blast. I took a small break from this to put some time into the next game below;

    MGS1 (PSN/PS1) Ok, I'm really looking forward to MGSV so I started this in anticipation, (late I know) but I just got past the 1st battle with Sniper Wolf and Ocelot's torture device. I think I'm making decent progress so far.


    Thats it from me. for last week, More Metal Gear this week! I may move onto MGS2 after I beat 1. I'm not sure yet, I know I should be playing new games, but I've never been thru MGS 2/3/4 on PS3 before.
    Noobied by 1SpaceOfSoul
  • @Dr Flibble Interesting, you would think with all the weird things Japan is known for, this would be the least of their concerns. Oh well... 

    As far as games this week?

    Very few 
    Beyond Two Souls - 
    Almost near the end, currently at the Black Sun chapter. managed to save everyone so looking forward to the ending. Saw a few scenes that were new to me, so it's nice that I haven't seen the games entirety with my first playthrough.

    IA/VT -
    I'm just about through with this game, the rhythm gameplay is fun... the song selection? Not so much. Don't see myself coming back to this game much since there are very few songs I find enjoyable. Little bit disappointed with the game since this game went through so much before release.
    Just got about 9 more songs to play on easy mode to nab my "Play all 61 songs on each difficulty" trophy. 
    A few others I'll need to clean up, such as "Play a song 20 times...." and "Play with all IA costumes once."

    Taiko No Tatsujin V Version - 
    Just got the game and it's a must for every rhythm game owner; the song selection is catchy and fun.
    With a whopping 86 songs with future DLC (Mind you a Japanese PSN is required), the song has a lot of replayability. Haven't played a song yet that I dislike, but i've only had a taste of the first 10-15 songs. 

    The Donda quest mode is actually proving to be a bit difficult for me. With me being a veteran with Rhythm games, I assumed I'd have ease with this mode... that wasn't the case. 
    Had a few missions where I failed because I didn't get the right amount of Perfects, or not meeting mission requirements since I broke my combo.
    Looking forward to trying to Plat this game, it already has two thumbs up for me.
  • Strange that there is lot of blood and violence in Japanese made games.

    Playing Warthunder, Warframe and Bloodborne on PS4
    Yep a lot of bloodborne with Herr Flibble the respawing enemies in unseen village were fun :P
    Revived the queen Fuck you Alfred :P wering the cairnhurst armor and the enemies in the first area do almost no damage now, was surprised of that.

    And skyrim doing a lot of side missions dicking around, i am enjoying the game not fan of the fighting system, but my sneak is so high that i just shoot arrows to the knee!

    Oh and i started to play world of warships, great game although i have to get a new laptop as mine is painfully inadequate 
  • You can still have blood and violence, as long as the enemy is not human. I had a talk with a dude who works at CAPCOM many a year ago, and he told me one of the reasons Resident Evil was a zombie game was to get around the censors. Zombies are no longer human and can be classified as monsters, and the bosses were all creatures of some sort, so the censors let it slide grudgingly apparently. All the old fighting games had green blood, but they had been loosening up on that one, which is why people were so surprised by Dying Light having green blood. The Evil Within also has green blood in the options menu, but it's up to the player to turn it on. They lack consistency and some things slip through of course, same as any country.

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