That's the same score I'd give Faselei!. My one big complaint is that towards the end of the game, melee attacks take precedence. Meaning you'll have a much easier time using strong punches and such. That's not cool if you've been focusing on ranged attacks successfully up until that point. Minor complaint though in the grand scheme of how cool this little mecha SRPG is.
Post by nullPointer on Aug 29, 2018 12:02:03 GMT -5
This sounds like a cool event, and I've always been interested the Shadow Hearts series. I've never played any of them, so I'll probably be taking a shot at Koudelka. It sounds like the completion time is pretty manageable, although where it comes to JRPGs for whatever reason I often need to figure my own playtime at ~1.5 X HLTB estimates (same goes for FPS which is even more baffling). What can I say, I'm a grind-a-holic! Still even at ~20 hours, Koudelka seems like it would be more than manageable.
Question for anyone who might be in the know; will Koudelka run sufficiently on PSP? Are there any controller mapping problems and/or disc swap issues? For the most part these days, I heavily favor portable gaming for most JRPGs if I want to have any shot at completion. In the case of PS1, this typically means converting PS1 ISOs to EBOOT and loading them up on the PSP. Typically this works pretty well, but there are some notable outliers.
I think the last time I checked, I got some weird issues with Koudelka and my EBOOTs. I think I had to mess around with different versions of the PopStation loader to get it to play nice. I'm also not sure if you can merge all the discs into one EBOOT or not. I need to look into that, actually. I only have a single disc on my PSP right now, and I'm trying to remember if it gives you a save prompt before you have to swap discs. I suspect so, if I only did a single-disc EBOOT.
EDIT: Ah, if you're on 6.60, I think you may be just fine according to one source.
Yeah, that list (or another source for it) was where I saw the update that says 6.60 seems to work fine now for a multi-disc EBOOT. I used to pore over those lists when I was making all my EBOOTs. Those early days required quite a few workarounds.
Both of those emulators can play real or burnt PS1 games from your computer's disc drive. (Although being crafty with ISOs and virtual drive imaging is easier.) Then you just need a decent controller like:
Yeah, that, or even ePSXe would probably run fine. I mean, my laptop is eight years old. And I was emulating PlayStation stuff way back on my laptop that was 15 years old, so I'd be shocked if you couldn't run them in some capacity.
I would also note that the original XBOX ran PCSX pretty well, and that's only a Pentium III @ 733 MHz and a GeForce 2/3 hybrid. Really, really old tech.
Post by nullPointer on Aug 31, 2018 12:05:39 GMT -5
Well guys & gals I have to say; I was initially a bit hesitant about jumping into Koudelka immediately after finishing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations. Typically I'd throw in at least one action/reflex based game between steadfastly paced/'cerebral' type games. Or put another way I'd typically run through at least one 'short-form' game before diving into another 'long-form' game. But after all our JRPG discussion over in the JRPG story thread, I think my appetite has been sufficiently whetted for a nice JRPG experience! I'm really looking forward to getting into this series for which I only have passing familiarity.