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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:03 pm

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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:47 pm

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What did you do to generate that? :lol:
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:22 am

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Anubis wrote:What did you do to generate that? :lol:

Pointed the camera at a ferris wheel, set the exposure time to maximum, the apeture wide open and monochrome mode on. And made sure it was out of focus.

It's not all cars :D

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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 2:12 pm

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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:34 pm

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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:13 pm

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Ooo. Everspace looks VERY pretty!

Is there a good story to go with the graphics? :)
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:47 pm

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The game does have a story but (at least from what I have seen), there isn't much of one, sadly. It feels kinda tacked on tbh.
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:36 pm

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Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (PS4)

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I've never actually played the Kingdom Hearts series before, despite it being so well known. With KH3 in development (and hopefully not too far away now) which I would quite like to play, I figured it would be best for me to start at the beginning of the series. For starters, to see if I actually like these games, but I know that their story & plot points will be important for going into 3 with if I want to understand what's actually going on heh.

I must say, for a game that is 15 years old they've done a wonderful job with the remastering of the first one. I was quite surprised tbh, it looks really good! I haven't played that many hours of it so far so it's still early days, but I like what I've played of it so far and have been quite taken aback by its difficulty at points. Looking forward to playing more later :)
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:15 am

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Kingdom Hearts has never really appealed to me much tbh, despite being a genre fan. The subject matter just feels too...childish from the outside I think!

Maybe a policy I should review at some point, if you find them up to par :)
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:53 pm

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It's funny you say this because that's one of the reasons which has put me off buying them for so long! KH3 has caught my eye a few times though so I decided to do some digging (not too much so as to spoil, but enough to get an idea).

I'm still only a little way through the first game myself atm (so I've seen very little of the series as a whole) but what encouraged me to give the games a go and buy the HD 1.5 and 2.5 Remix boxset was reading (from multiple sources) that the games, while superficially childlike (it being Disney doesn't help that preconception), are anything but. The overarching story of the series is supposed to be pretty deep and complex from all accounts, and get quite dark in places too. With each title in the series being integral to the plot and the understanding of it. I can't confirm or deny this myself yet as I'm only on the first game as I say, and it spans multiple entries, but this is the impression I came away with when looking into the games and what ultimately made me decide to give them a go :)
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:48 pm

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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:36 am

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This is a perfect example of a remaster done right, imo.

You've got the Zodiac Job System which adds a ton more depth & customization to your party (with rebalancing to compensate), a stunning reorchestrated soundtrack in surround sound, better loading times, an auto-save system when zoning, 2x 4x speed modes (great for trekking over long distances & grinding), an awesome map overlay, a trial mode (100 stage battle which I haven't tried yet), both Japanese & English voice tracks (so first time I'm getting to play it in Japanese!) and then you have the graphical improvements, as you'd expect from a remaster; 1080p (1440p on Pro but only if you have a 4K TV), higher resolution textures, character models, improved lighting, DoF & AO... Lots more little changes & additions too which I'm probably forgetting.

FFXII was never among my top 3 Final Fantasy titles but I have always been a fan of it, and was looking forward to this release. Playing it again all these years later and I'd say I'm probably enjoying it more now (thanks to the remaster treatment, along with appreciating it more with age, I think) than I did originally, now over a decade ago. Maybe not the best, but this is a great FF made greater from this release. Give it a look if you have a PS4, or when it inevitably (although not yet confirmed) comes to PC (which I'd hazard a guess will be 1yr from now) :thumb:

Anny - I still say it deserves a second chance <3 ;)
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:43 pm

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Glad to hear (and see!) that it's a good remaster...I just wish they'd done it to a better game tbh :blank:

To date FF12 is the only Final Fantasy game I've ever thrown out my copy of. It was such, SUCH a poor game with an unfinished story, a lame main character, and mechanics that played themselves. I really...I just don't have any desire to suffer through it again.

I guess we'll see when it come to PC. If it's dirt cheap, might consider it I suppose, but I've no intention of paying retail price for it again. Fool me once...

Glad you're enjoying it though mate at least! Hope that continues :)

When it comes to FF games though, the one I really want to get back to at some point is 14.
"Perhaps this is what I have always wished for since that day. The loss and destruction of all. That's right, one must destroy before creating. In that case, if my conscience becomes a hindrance to me, then I will simply erase it. I have no other choice but to move forward....therefore!" - Lelouch vi Britannia/Zero, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:32 pm

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Finished with FFXII now. Didn't completely 100% it but did enough to feel satisfied and probably saw more of the game this time around than I ever did before.

Haven't fully decided on the August releases just yet. Sonic Mania is tempting (it's about time we saw a new Sonic game which looks & plays like the Sonic games I grew up with), and I keep going back and forth with Agents of Mayhem (it could be a sleeper hit, or it could be complete garbage, it's hard to tell atm lol) but Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will be a definite, as will Yakuza Kiwami (though I may not start it on day 1 as it wasn't that long ago I played 0), and episode 1 of Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Expect some screenshots from Uncharted at the very least ;)

Been playing a bit of this in the meantime:

Kingdoms and Castles (PC)

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Quite a simple game in its current state, which I think should probably be considered an early access title even though it isn't tagged as such. That being said, I've already played 3hrs of it and for just 6.99 I'm not complaining :)
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Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:13 pm

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Not the type of game or platform I'd usually post screenshots of, or picture quality either for that matter, but I discovered this game on the App Store a few weeks ago now and have not only been really enjoying it myself, but managed to get my family hooked on it as well lol. Mobile games don't generally tend to keep my attention for long (compared to PC/console titles) but this one certainly has, especially this last 10 day or so where I haven't been able to game on my PC.
It's free & available on both iOS and Android so worth a look if you liked games like Theme Hospital & fancy something casual to play on your phone. I've found it quite addictive heh :)

When I'm back at my PC properly (next day or two hopefully), I'm planning to pick this Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice game up. Only discovered it a few days ago but its themes on mental health really interest me, and the reviews/player impressions I've been reading sound great too so I think I'll be checking that out before Uncharted (23rd) if I can. You can expect some screenies of that if I do! :thumb:
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:06 am

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Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.


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