What a delightfully goofy game. A little on the short side, but I'd say even that worked in its favor. It ends before anything can really get too tiresome, which I appreciated. As a primarily PC only gamer for many, many years now, it was actually kinda comfy/refreshing to experience a pre-2005 sixth gen console game like this again. At the same time, it also kinda reminded me of something you might see come from Platinum nowadays and while playing this I couldn't help, but think of stuff like Vanquish or MGS: Revengeance, at least in terms of how similar it is to those two in regards to style, bombastity and just sheer Japanese wackiness.
It's a bit of a shame From Software doesn't make more random games like this anymore and are pretty much just sticking to milking the whole Souls/Bloodborne/Sekiro thing until complete exhaustion. Elden Ring might be a bit different, but honestly it looks to me to be about the same sort of thing as the rest, continuing From's sole fixation on Souls-like gameplay/atmosphere.
Anyway, it'd just be cool of From to make random games again, like Kuon or Metal Wolf. The bait & switch job they did with Sekiro, which should've been, and I was believe was even intended as, a spiritual successor to Tenchu, only to then turn out to be another Souls clone, is still something I'm disappointed with them over.
As an aside, we all have boat loads of random games we haven't gotten around to yet, but I feel I'd especially like to cross more off from around this time period. I really should try to emulate and finally play/finish some of the ones I've missed or am interested in, but, odds are, I know I probably won't, which depresses me.
you sound like an aoe player. yeah it's really old now. pathfinding was also really bad for the larger units when it first came out. they built sc using the wc2 engine and it took fucking forever to come out
Finally done with Nocturne. Had to grind a lot to get decent skills for the MC and (re)make a good team of demons with Pierce to have a chance against Lucifer… Well I might have overdone it because my OP companions tore him a new one.
I don't think I'll replay this, and I don't really know how much replay value there is besides a few different endings. Too burnt out now anyway.
By the way, how in the world does one unlock every skill/magatama in the game? with all the grinding I've done I'm still short of like a dozen levels to get to 100%.
>>48502>you sound like an aoe player
I love AoE 2, it's the only game of the series I played, and yeah I really like it.