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Old 09-05-21, 09:42 PM
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What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

since we are finishing the fifth day of September (1/6 of month) and everyone still summer lovin and dreaming, figured this was due...


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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

Iím not playing anything at the moment, unless you count being player 2 in Chicory: A Colorful Tale, which you shouldnít.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is the only new release Iím eyeing.

Otherwise, the next thing I pick up will either be an expansion (Maneater or Ghost of Tsushima) or my long-languishing copies of Final Fantasy VII Intergrade or Tokyo Mirage Sessions.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

Just beat Dark Souls 3, and after Demons Souls and Returnal, I think I need another light game.

So I'm playing through Quake for now.

Edit: Nevermind, bought Dark Souls Remastered for PS4 (for my ps5). Moaaaar Souls! Used copies are $13.99 at Gamestop, but it's $39.99 for digital amazing how much better the series looked over the course of three games.

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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

As I mentioned before, I completed the main story of Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4) on Saturday evening.

So now I am starting Old Man's Journey (Switch). Looks like and interesting game.



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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

I just started Far Cry New Dawn.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Just beat Dark Souls 3, and after Demons Souls and Returnal, I think I need another light game.
Hereís something thatíll keep scratching that Souls itch but with a bit of a different aesthetic:



Thereís a demo coming pretty soon.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

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Here’s something that’ll keep scratching that Souls itch but with a bit of a different aesthetic:



There’s a demo coming pretty soon.
Jesus that looked fantastic. All platforms?

Now, what does this “Souls” moniker mean?
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"Souls" sort of became its own genre like "Metroidvania", sometimes listed as "Soulsborne". Imo, it's like Metroidvania with Roguelike aspects (you collect Souls to level up, but lose them all when you die. But can retrieve them as long as you get back to that spot without dying). They usually emphasize boss battles
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That’s ok. Similar to losing shit in SWJ: FO. Lose it. Go back, kill at spot and get back. Plus, you lose in a lot of games. Think it will be cool and first “Souls” game. And with 60FPS patch will look and play nice.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

Still making my way through these games a little bit at a time:


Final Fantasy II: Pixel Remaster


Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light

Shadow Hearts (like the dozenth replay lol, still LOVE this game)


Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne

and I just started:


Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation

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I played through the Tales of Arise demo, andÖnope, not for me. Itís a beautiful game (despite some crazy pop-in), but at least within that little snapshot, I never really got to a point where the combat sang.

Looking at comments, everyone seems to be complaining about how terrible Shionne is to play as, and perhaps not coincidentally, thatís who I chose.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

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So now I am starting Old Man's Journey (Switch). Looks like and interesting game.
Been having this one sitting on my Switch for a while now, but your post inspired me to finally start it. Cool game so far, though it's already bumming me out but I'm sure it's designed to really hit home for people our ages.
Such a perfect game for the Switch too by the way.
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Been having this one sitting on my Switch for a while now, but your post inspired me to finally start it. Cool game so far, though it's already bumming me out but I'm sure it's designed to really hit home for people our ages.
Such a perfect game for the Switch too by the way.
I know that it has about a two hour play time, so that makes me want to appreciate every minute of it. I'll start it this week.

... and what do you mean "people of our ages"? I'm not even 50 yet... but I'm close. j/k
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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

Nothing right now but soon it will be dead space 2 and 3 - never played them yet.
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... and what do you mean "people of our ages"? I'm not even 50 yet... but I'm close. j/k
Me either, but growing old terrifies me more and more lately and having just lost my grandfather a few weeks ago makes me even more sensitive to the subject.
Didn't mean to imply you were a geezer
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Me either, but growing old terrifies me more and more lately and having just lost my grandfather a few weeks ago makes me even more sensitive to the subject.
Didn't mean to imply you were a geezer
I've been a member here since October 1999... I qualify as a geezer 'round these parts.

I lost three grandparents in 13 months back in 2000-2001... thanks for prepping me for this game.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

Trying to relearn how to play Ghost of Tsushima through the new Director’s Cut content.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

So 2-3 weeks ago I blind bought DARK CRYSTAL 4K UHD Steelbook (I needed to get to $50 to get $10 off on Ebay seller) Watched it, thought it was okay. Then I find out that Netflix has prequel show, so I decided to watch. I liked it a lot (sucks it was cancelled after 1 season ). Now fast forward to beginning of the month when new list of leaving games on Gamepass, yup this is one of them so I decided to play. Earlier today I finished my first playthrough and just started on NG+. Have 7 days to complete .






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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

Finished Horizon: Zero Dawn with DLC. Great game, loved just about all of it.

Started going through some of the smaller games to see if any are appropriate for my kids yet.

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Island Saver
Looks like it was put out by a bank. You go around cleaning up islands, while learning about banks, saving, exchange rates, loans, taxes, etc. I wouldn't call it super fun, but I'll finish it out. It will be something I give to the kids soon, as it'll help reinforce the things we've started teaching them about money.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)



Started playing Final Fantasy IV: 3D Remake.

I previously played the playstation one port that was bundled with Chrono Trigger called Final Fantasy Chronicles many many years ago. So wanted to try out the 3D Remake, especially since I played the Final Fantasy III: 3D Remake a few months back.

I'll likely eventually play the Pixel Remaster version, but it probably will be next year. Got a lot of games currently active on my play list and several others that got put on hold that I'd like to get back to.
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About a week ago started Tales of Zestiria:

I only played one Tales game before (Xillia) and enjoyed it. I know this isn't supposed to be a masterpiece, but it seemed light-hearted, quick-moving, and fun (and I like the anime style). I don't think I understand a fraction of the equipment/spell/combat system, but I'm getting by with button mashing on "moderate" difficulty just fine.
Finished. Took me about 50 hours, and it was overstaying its welcome in the last 10-15 of those. I wish it did something that made it easier to avoid random trivial battles ... kind of like how Ni no Kuni had monsters run away from you if you were above them by a certain level. The story DLC for this is an easy pass (reviews made it sound like a gigantic dungeon slog). I still like the general Tales style, and I have the follow-up to this, Tales of Berseria, which it seems most enjoyed more than this game.

And for something really short I played Erica:

Not really a game, but more an interactive movie (kind of like the Black Mirror episode Bandersnatch). It only took me about 90 minutes to play through, and I'll probably try at least another run through (making completely opposite decisions).
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That’s ok. Similar to losing shit in SWJ: FO. Lose it. Go back, kill at spot and get back. Plus, you lose in a lot of games. Think it will be cool and first “Souls” game. And with 60FPS patch will look and play nice.
Are you saying you never played a "Souls" game? You talk about playing Dark Souls 1 in the Dark Souls II thread that you created.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

I'm doing Dark Souls II right now. For some reason it feels more like an Ubisoft Soulslike than an actual Souls game so far.
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Re: What Are You Playing? (September 2021)

^ explain please.

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