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« Reply #1905 on: March 26, 2023, 02:44:47 AM »
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Finished New Game + (Hard Mode) of Triangle Strategy with a different ending, acquiring all the extra side characters. Thinking about doing a third and final to wrap it up forever.
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« Reply #1906 on: May 12, 2023, 10:36:20 PM »
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About to finish my first playthrough of Sekiro. Man, what an amazing game! I thought the Nioh games had spoiled me rotten on what's possible with Soulslike combat, but Sekiro has not disappointed in that regard. I do wish the NG+ was as robust as Nioh, but I'm having lots of fun with it regardless. Great combat mechanics! I just wished I started this one sooner.

EDIT: Just came back to say how satisfying this game is. There are very few games where I had my lunch eaten by a boss on the first (or first dozen, lol) attempts, only to learn the patterns inside and out to the point where you really "get" the boss patterns, and the game, overall. As long as you dive headfirst into the deflection mechanics, this game will reward you. And this is only on my first playthrough! About to start NG+ as soon as I finish the second boss gauntlet available to me. Just so fun as long as you have the patience. I love games like this where you can feel your skills significantly improve as you adopt the mechanics. And I have yet to really dive into the prosthetics for the most part.
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« Reply #1907 on: May 31, 2023, 04:07:24 PM »
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I've been working my way through Afterimage.  It's pretty stellar so far, and I'm maybe 10-12 hours in.  It has an awesome variety of weapons and the map is ridiculously huge.  It runs kinda terribly on the Switch though.  Usually that doesn't bother me much, but it has almost constant stutters and framerate issues.  It's still playable, but I hope they come out with a performance patch soon.

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« Reply #1908 on: June 03, 2023, 12:45:13 AM »
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My wife and I have been playing Goldern Tee 97 lately. I can't explain it, but it's hilarious when you end up overshooting the ball unexpectedly. Especially when your little golfer guy has a tantrum.

I also gutted my Arcade1up Street Fighter II machine so I could play some 90s 3D arcade games, among other things. But I still keep coming back to Street Fighter II Turbo. The MAME version is extremely fast! It's so addictive. You have a super-small window to punish projectiles. But damn, it's a rush.

Now I'm considering getting a PC and lightgun setup for one of the basement TVs. And a sitdown racing cabinet. It's pretty awesome when you get a promotion that allows you to bring to life all the dumb gaming fantasies you had as a kid. My basement is slowly becoming an homage to arcades and neon lights  :-[




Well...crap. My images aren't showing up. Dammit.  :-\

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« Reply #1909 on: June 03, 2023, 09:51:52 AM »
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Dragon Quest XI on the Switch for me. I've never finished the game during my previous play. I have heard that it is the prequel to Dragon Quest III so I really should try finishing it.
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« Reply #1910 on: June 03, 2023, 05:57:39 PM »
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Started TotK but have had literally zero time since its release, beyond the first 4 shrines.
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« Reply #1911 on: June 09, 2023, 06:22:38 PM »
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Saw Diablo IV but I didn't by it. The game must have PSPlus prescription in order for us, the customers, to play it despite the fact that it is on a disc. *sigh...* WTF Activision Blizzard.
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« Reply #1912 on: June 24, 2023, 01:14:24 AM »
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Going through playthrough 2 of Sekiro. Damn this game is amazing! Still trying to finish the gauntlet of Severance; I can beat Inner Isshin on his own, but I just can't seal the deal on the actual gauntlet. Just got to Owl Father, going through the Purification ending. Man, it feels like I'm going to have to re-learn his attack patters (from the Shinobi Owl fight) all over again. I still can't get over how satisfying the combat is in this game. And, my wife and I found a new favorite content creator:

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« Reply #1913 on: July 20, 2023, 06:19:19 PM »
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Just bought Sonic Origins Plus for my Switch today. Talk about getting my hands on a collection  :)
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« Reply #1914 on: August 07, 2023, 08:32:31 AM »
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Baldur's Gate 3.

I don't have much time to play games due to my work schedule, which is why I ignored the long Early Access period for this game. Now that its finally complete, I finally tried it out this weekend and I'm loving it so far. Currently a lvl 3 Barbarian.

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« Reply #1915 on: August 09, 2023, 01:29:27 PM »
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TotK, finally. Beaten 25 Shrines and explored a bit of each of the 3 maps.

EDIT: Just beat Phantom Ganon’s a$$ with some perfect flurry rushes
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« Reply #1916 on: August 20, 2023, 05:49:02 PM »
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Murder by Numbers. I had a tough time of it at first because I've never played picross in my life. So I left the game for about a week, played lots of picross online, and came back. Now I can't get enough of it. The Phoenix Wright-style vibes are a bonus.

Also Hades. I don't do well with roguelikes because I generally find them even harder than Soulslikes. But the story and presentation keep me coming back for more. I definitely see why it was nominated for GOTY 2021.

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« Reply #1917 on: August 21, 2023, 10:00:05 AM »
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I've played Hades. It's cute for what it is and the characters and voices fit well. There's also some good light comedy too. The only thing that really puts it down for me is that it's one of those games where you are required to die in order to eventually make your way to the end of the game. It's a concept that doesn't really suit my play style and eventually I got tired of it as I felt I was getting nowhere.
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« Reply #1918 on: August 21, 2023, 07:07:16 PM »
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Played through the Quake II remaster on medium difficulty. It's now a much better game than it originally was on PC with its subtle gameplay tweaks that go a long way. I never used to be a fan of this game and now I am.

It includes the N64 version, or rather a rebuild of it using Quake II's engine. (More specifically, Nightdive's KEX Engine remaster of the Quake II engine.) The N64 original used a modified version of the Quake engine used for Quake 64, so it actually plays quite a bit different. As such, it's not the perfect recreation of Quake II 64 that I'd hoped it would be, but it's a good effort, just not something that replaces the original.
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« Reply #1919 on: September 22, 2023, 10:55:47 PM »
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I just recently got my custom racing arcade cabinet set up, so I've been playing lots of AB Cop. I want whatever drugs were involved in the making of this game; I can't even begin to explain it, but it's crazy in a hilarious way. The bikini girl in a dog kennel being held captive by a circus clown is the most wtf moment for me.  :-X

Played a lot of Turbo Outrun, too. It's not as brutally hard as Outrun was, but the turbo button may as well be the "hold my beer" button, because it'll definitely cause wrecks, lol.

Also got a PC with an external drive specifically for lightgun games on my TV. Played through Time Crisis and the first two HotD games so far. Still trying to get my lightguns to work for Operation Wolf and HotD remake though.  :-\

Also just bought the most recent Getsu Fuuma Den and Ghosts N Goblins Resurrection. Plan on starting one of those soon. 
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