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What Are You Playing? (July 2021)

Recently Finished:
Metroid Zero Mission (GBA)
Metroid Fusion (GBA)

Currently Playing:
Scarlet Nexus (PS5)
Mario Golf: Super Rush (Switch)
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Re: What Are You Playing? (July 2021)

I haven't gamed in a couple of weeks!

I'm still aiming to work through my backlog before picking up anything else, so Skyward Sword HD will have to wait. I'm thinking about Cthulhu Saves Christmas (PS5) and/or Saints Row The Third (XSX) next. Now that we finally have two DualSenses, as soon as my wife finishes her playthrough of Rift Apart, we'll probably mix in Sackboy too. After that, hopefully I'll have time to at least start FFVIIR: Intergrade or Tokyo Mirage Sessions.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (July 2021)

Metroid Zero Mission on Wii U
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Re: What Are You Playing? (July 2021)

Gave up on Shadow of War, since it started requiring micro-management of orcs and other stuff I couldn't be bothered with.

Started Horizon Zero Dawn.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (July 2021)

I just changed my mind. Long weekend. Gonna start this (see below) and continue with SN mos def.



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Now what could be enhanced about above? Just like startup and load? Not graphics or anything? But, fun platformer? I seriously can’t remember last platformer i actually played. Maybe PoP: Sands of Time way back on Gamecube. Maybe Ori and Blind Forest, but haven’t finished and more 2D side scroller.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (July 2021)

now replaying



Finished replay

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Re: What Are You Playing? (July 2021)

I'll pick back up on this ...the New Expansion/DLC hits in a few days with a New Frame this suppose to be pretty cool....



...and decided to jump back and test some PC gaming since Steam has a pretty good sale going on for 4th of July Weekend...





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Monster Hunter Rise (Nintendo Switch)
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Re: What Are You Playing? (July 2021)

I got Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4) for Christmas and finally popped it in and played for a couple of hours.

It had been awhile since I had played the first one, so it took me a bit to get the feels of the controls again… but I like the new moves.
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but I like the new moves.
Between Miles as a character and his much more expansive powerset, a straight-up Spider-Man sequel might feel like a step backwards.
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now replaying



Finished replay
oh forgot, replayed this before replaying UNDERWORLD


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Started playing this since it's leaving Gamepass soon. Played the first 2 chapters and then started dying multiple times and was confused where to go with like 10 quests. So I quit, fuck that I don't/won't have enough time to play 50+ hours.


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So I quit
I got CrossCode as a Christmas gift and had a similar experience. I borderline-never drop games anymore, but this one broke me.

I might’ve made it a little further if it’d had more of a 16-bit style, but I did find the visual language tough to follow (gauging height, for instance). And even if its refusal to handhold is in keeping with vintage RPGs, I need a little more than it gave me. I was missing one item in a fairly large, multi-stage dungeon, and when I finished going through every room a third time and still couldn’t find it, I had my “fuck this” moment.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (July 2021)

Well, we definitely got our money's worth outta Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart! My wife and I both platinum'ed it, and she kept going afterwards, tonight finishing her second playthrough -- with a complete set of omega weapons, all at level 10 and fully spec'ed out. (And millions upon millions of unspendable bolts and something like 750 raritanium left over. ) I'll be doing that myself at some point -- our fourth playthrough between the two of us -- but probably not for another year or two.

Coincidentally, I also finished my second playthrough of a game today: Saints Row the Third, this time the remastered version on the XSX, and I got every last achievement: 79 in all, over the course of 38 hours or something like that. Why, I don't know.

I think Cthulhu Saves Christmas will be my next solo outing, and now that Ratchet and Clank has been ejected, I'll be popping in Sackboy for our first couch co-op on the PS5.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (July 2021)

Either Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands or 2008 incarnation on Xbox? Anyone have a preference of which you prefer?
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Re: What Are You Playing? (July 2021)

replayed both. The End of my Tomb Raider franchise play-throughs (8 last released games)
Hopefully they release a new arcade version.





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Re: What Are You Playing? (July 2021)



Started playing this one a few days ago. HLTB suggests I'm probably not that far off from actually finishing it. Much shorter than 4.
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Got bored of grinding in FF3 near the end so took a break and started back up the psp FF2 playthrough I had started a few months back and finished it up. Can finally mark that one off my on-hold backlog. Guess back to FF3 now.
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Finished:

Started back in May and finished early in this month (including the 2 story DLCs). Huge, but I liked it a lot. But I'm taking a bit of a break from the franchise before moving on to Odyssey (which I own).

Also finished:

I played the first two games in the series, and this certainly delivered with more of the same. Like a lot of players though, I'm not sure about the direction they took with the ending:
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going heavily "meta" and making the entire series "fiction" (at least for in-game canon). Though I didn't take the offense that some players felt when the real villain was revealed to be the audience, who derive pleasure from the watching the killing game. I really didn't see it as insulting the "real" fans of Danganronpa, since in this game while things are "fictional" it seems that real people are playing and dying.



Just started:

I've played (and enjoyed) a number of Japanese visual novels, and I frequently see this series called one of the greatest of the genre. I know that the beginning is supposed to be very different in tone (a high-school romantic comedy) that the rest of the series, though all the recommendations say it's worth playing to appreciate the rest. It's really early, but I'm struggling with how much of an immature obnoxious jerk the main character is ... I really hope that starts changing soon. And maybe it's just a cultural/translation thing that is getting switched up, but I'm uncomfortable with how the main character (a high school senior male) seems to regularly slap/hit women (with the understanding that it's supposed to be funny/charming, which I'm not finding it in the least).

Playing this one on Steam (AC:Origins and Danganronpa V3 were on PS4) with a "Director's Cut" patch applied (that I got from the Steam forums). Even though it's supposed to have a minimal impact on the quality of the story, I can't stand playing/watching things in a censored version.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (July 2021)

Originally Posted by gerrythedon View Post
replayed both. The End of my Tomb Raider franchise play-throughs (8 last released games)
Hopefully they release a new arcade version.




I should do an audit of my Tomb Raider games. I think I’m midway through one of the new ones, and I have a few other random ones including Temple of Osiris.
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Gonna try…tomorrow.



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Re: What Are You Playing? (July 2021)

Playing, and not loving, Mario Golf. It's just not scratching that arcade golf itch. However, I'm also playing Clap Hanz Golf on iPhone (Apple Arcade), and it's just great.

I'm also playing Scarlett Nexus on PS5. Looks great, plays great, combat is really good, and the story is as incomprehensibly Anime as they get, though I'm still holding on to the plot just barely. Fun game.

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