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What games are you playing at the moment?

Posted: 12th January 2019 10:36

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I've been playing the latest God of War, it's very good, definitely worth a play. Also recently played Astro bot VR. What a fantastic game, they really nailed the fun factor, it's a very cool experience. Next up are Spiderman and the Resident Evil 2 Remake. And eventually Kingdom Hearts 3.

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Posted: 12th January 2019 16:56

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I bought myself a Switch as an early Christmas present, so I've been playing Legend of Zelda: BotW for about a month now. It's really good but also really frustrating. Sometimes it feels like it's another full time job (with all the cooking and elixir making and tower-climbing, etc). I do like the story and the open-worldness, but that was a challenge too at first because I would go to places that I really wasn't ready for yet and get frustrated because there are very limited ways to get more hearts. Now I mostly play it with my iPad beside me to look up Shrine walkthroughs and such. smile.gif

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Posted: 13th January 2019 01:09

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Finished Kingdom Hearts re:Chain of Memories yesterday, and watched the 358/2 Days movie. Now I'm in the Olympus Colosseum in KH2. I'm enjoying the game, but all this gaming is starting to feel like a chore a bit.

I have never played Birth By Sleep, Coded, or Dream Drop Distance and would like to play them before I play Kingdom Hearts 3. There's no way I'll finish all the games before KH3 drops, so now I'm considering taking a Twitter hiatus starting the 29th. I'm a spoiler-phobe for games and really don't want to be spoiled. But dammit, I like my habit of reading Twitter! So I don't know what I'm going to do, si gh.
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Posted: 13th February 2019 13:22
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Posted: 14th February 2019 04:41

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There's no way I'll finish all the games before KH3 drops, so now I'm considering taking a Twitter hiatus starting the 29th.


Shockers of shockers, I actually managed to complete the Kingdom Hearts franchise in time for KH3's release date! I finished Dream Drop Distance the night before, and then finished the fragmentary passage early on the 29th. I also watched Back Cover before starting KH3. I'm glad I did, because it turned out to be pretty important.

I did stay off Twitter while playing KH3. I tweeted at times but didn't read my feed, so I successfully stayed away from spoilers, yay! I rather adored KH3, and feel it just might be the best Kingdom Hearts game yet. It doesn't get a perfect 10 from me, though, mainly because I was disappointed that two of the worlds were basically a retelling of their movies. It would have been nice to see something fresh instead.

The main reason I didn't think I would finish the Kingdom Hearts games in time is because I was playing Star Ocean:Anamnesis pretty heavily. That's still true. Several months ago, I got frustrated with the game because I was having connection issues, which made multiplayer inaccessible to me. Since so much of the game revolves around multiplayer, I was forced to quit. Happily, my connection issues have since resolved and I'm able to play multiplayer again. I think this is why I got so hooked: each battle feels different because you're playing with live players, not AI. It makes it very fun.

Tonight I took a break from phone games and started a New Game+ of Final Fantasy ZV. It's making me grin just as much as the first time I played it. I'm seriously considering aiming for the platinum trophy.
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Posted: 15th February 2019 06:15
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Been kinda sparsely puffing through a few things lately:

Hitman
Got this for free off of PS Plus and it's a fun as hell and I've only been playing the two tutorial levels so far! Now, to be fair, I was replaying these two levels to get all the challenges, because I assumed that's how you 'leveled up', because there is a leveling mechanic that allows for certain perks...but I cleared out all the challenges and it doesn't seemed to have made a difference so...*shrug*

Horizon: Zero Dawn
Sporadically popping around here as well. I reached the past the 'intro' opening lands to the 'super big' opening land and I'm...not sure I'll keep at it. There's nothing new that's been added to do looks like. Just more of what I'd already been doing. I dunno why that wasn't a problem before.

Resident Evil 7
This is the one I've been spitting around in the least. I already played through the entire game on easy because I was doing VR and I wasn't sure how I would handle it, but I'm going through it again now on normal and it's fine. Slightly more annoying dealing with enemies obviously.

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Posted: 17th February 2019 22:30

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Just bought a Nintendo Switch and several games:

Super Mario Odyssey - It's wonderful.

Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy - I have said before that I think Crash Bandicoot 2 is the best platforming game ever made and this is a faithful re-make. Note that it isn't an HD or remaster - They built these games from the ground up, in a completely new engine IIRC. Very well done. I forgot how difficult Crash 1 was!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Every character that has appeared in a SSB game? What more can be said, one of the tightest and most enjoyable fighting games out there. My only complaint is that unlocking characters is completely random - despite numerous outlets saying there are specific ways to unlock characters, for example, Ness is unlocked after 20 hours of gameplay supposedly, but I unlocked him after only an hour, beating Classic mode with Pickachu...

Mega Man 11 - I'm really digging the double-gear system but so far, Mega Man 9 and 10 were better in almost every way. The music and stage design, specifically. A solid addition to the series, none-the-less and thank god Mega Man doesn't have a helium addicted adolescent female's voice anymore. Nothing could be as bad as Mega Man 8.

Sid Meier's Civilization VI - It's almost identical to Civilization V, which is both a good and a bad thing. Nothing will ever come close to Civilization IV in terms of UI and enjoyability, but the ability to play an actual Civilization game on the go, and not that watered down pile of crap Revolution series, is all I needed to buy this game.

No Thing - This game is whacked. Vaporwave aesthetics, 8-bit soundtrack, bizarre in all respects... This is what can only be described as a First-Person/Rail/Platform hybrid (or "Runner" game). You don't get to jump, but there are ramps and ledges that will launch you into the air. Your only controls are move left or move right, but the courses are a labyrinth and you have to collect floating cubes throughout the courses to up your score. As you progress through the courses, you move faster and faster, so it becomes a literal nightmare as the environment warps around you while a robotic voice barks strange one-liners at you such as "Your shoes are shining but I know who you are" at various points during the levels... It's only a few bucks on Steam. Very difficult game. Worth a try.

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Posted: 18th February 2019 03:09
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So I installed >Observer_ yesterday having bought it who knows how long ago during a steam sale. I figured I'd give it an hour run just to see what its like. I ended up playing it for three hours straight until my alarm to remind me to go to bed set off.

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Posted: 18th February 2019 22:03

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I finished BotW! I don't think I'll play it again, though. Same complaints as above, I didn't like how much I had to rely on walkthroughs, and all the cooking.

I'm playing Mario Kart 8 now, and want to get Octopath Traveler.

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