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midwinter : (08 November 2017 - 03:29 PM) Ok, playing with headphones is definitely superior
midwinter : (08 November 2017 - 03:31 PM) I knew the music in Rei's house changed after Miku's chapters start but I never noticed it has these little bumps and rustles that make it sound like something's moving in the house
midwinter : (08 November 2017 - 05:41 PM) also there is more ghost talk during Kei's phone call!
midwinter : (08 November 2017 - 05:41 PM) i couldn't hear most of it, though, I need to listen again
Hex : (08 November 2017 - 06:12 PM) Yesss, headphones.  I think you can hear doors being closed in Rei's house too.
Hex : (09 November 2017 - 01:03 PM) Damn, I didn't know they were closing down the miiverse until too late.  My screenshots.  :(
midwinter : (09 November 2017 - 01:40 PM) Argh, no backups? That sucks :(
Hex : (09 November 2017 - 01:48 PM) On the bright side, I still have an album full of pretty scenery and Hisoka looking confused.
AnimalLover4... : (10 November 2017 - 05:59 AM) Nintendo shouldn't have shut down Miiverse.
AnimalLover4... : (10 November 2017 - 05:59 AM) People loved it.
AnimalLover4... : (10 November 2017 - 05:59 AM) And they should have incorporated it onto the Switch.
Hex : (12 November 2017 - 12:51 AM) Finally finished TEW2, t'was excellent.
GreekShadow : (12 November 2017 - 05:14 AM) I'm glad you enjoed it Hex!How was it comparing to the first one though(,which i personally disliked)?
Hex : (12 November 2017 - 12:11 PM) I've only played the first for a few hours (didn't like it much either), but it was a big improvement.  The gameplay is fun, the stealth works a lot better, the open world map isn't too big but there's sidequests (one with a cool ghost lady!) and some interesting things to do.
Hex : (12 November 2017 - 12:17 PM) I was really impressed with the story since it was one of the things that put me off the first. The last 20 minutes were so good, definitely one of the best endings I've seen in awhile.
Daz Hinasaki : (12 November 2017 - 07:17 PM) Hey guys I'm finishing fatal frame 1 on my twitch channel tonight! :) love you to join me https://www.twitch.tv/chunzbunz
GreekShadow : (13 November 2017 - 05:36 AM) oh sounds cool thank you hex!And for me also the story of the first one put me off,glad the second one is better
Hex : (16 November 2017 - 12:01 PM) TIL: ghost marriage is actually practiced in China.   :staffsan:
Rheo : (16 November 2017 - 12:13 PM) O_O
Rheo : (16 November 2017 - 12:13 PM) oh yeah there's a local movie here called The Ghost Bride and the actress playing that is half-Chinese

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#1 OFFLINE   Hex

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:18 PM

I was wondering what the general thoughts on this feature were.  Do you think it's an interesting addition to battles that keeps us on our toes and provides a bit of challenge, or is it something that just drags out encounters and wastes time?   Do you prefer the story-tied Blooming or the new attacks with Dark Returns?  And lastly, would you be happy to see this return in a later game?

 

Personally, I'm not a big fan of either.  I'd prefer if every ghost was varied enough without putting them in the same mode just for different attacks.  They can have weird behaviours without any purple mist or blurred face indicators, which would probably make the moves a bit scarier and unpredictable.  If it makes it's way into a sequel, I'd hope they'd make it part of the story.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:27 PM

I agree. They feel like too much of a fame mechanic and less like part of the story or something that might actually happen when encountering a ghost. Making the ghost suddenly faster or more crazed in their movement would work so much better.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:24 PM

I like both for different reasons.  I like Blooming because it ties into the story but I don't think they explained what it is as well as they could.  It's a good story element but it feels like they didn't know what it was either.  However I dislike it because it doesn't do anything other than give the ghosts more attack power.  And because it's so easy to fight the ghosts in 4 and beat them with type 7 film because the game has no challenge to offer other than the Kanade fight they never have a chance to attack with their new power so it feels like a huge waste.  Also Blooming rarely happens.  I can go an entire playthrough of 4 without having a ghost bloom and I have no idea what causes them to do so therefore it feels pointless.  I do like the effect on their faces though.

 

Dark Returns while not being tied into the story because they had no interest to make more story other than the twins which while great additions is upsetting I feel work better than Blooming because they not only make the ghosts more powerful but they gain new attacks along with the new attacks they already were granted when in their normal forms.  They also get more health which can make the fights more tense.  I can see where people are coming from when they say that it makes things drawn out and it definitely does in the case of Mr. Kiryu how you managed to make that fight more boring is a feat only they could accomplish and Ryokan, but I think for the other ghosts it works really well and is a great gameplay addition that does manage to scare me sometimes especially with Broken Neck Woman and Sunken Woman.

 

I'd like for it to return in future games so long as it builds upon how it is in Deep Crimson Butterfly just as Deep Crimson Butterfly built on how it was in 4.  However I would prefer it to be tied into the story again like in 4 but this time fully fleshed out.







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