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"Coronavirus gaming list"
Fri Mar-20-20 05:29 PM by L_O_Quent

  

          

Stuck at the crib and trying to figure out what all this extra time will be spent on why not list what you've gotta finish of the games you already have let us know when good games are on sale?

I just picked up Enter The Gungeon (yeah I know Exit came out but I need to finish the first) for super cheap on the Switch even though I have it on my Xbox. Just got NBA 2K20 on Game Pass so I've been playing that lately but am going to go through my list of games I need to finished (am stuck on Hollow Knight still) soon.

Hope you all are staying safe!

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Subject Author Message Date ID
Bruh Hollow Knight was amazing.
Mar 20th 2020
1
thanks for reminding me about Red Dead
Mar 21st 2020
2
Gotta Finish Spiderman & HZD Frozen Wilds...
Mar 22nd 2020
3
got back into No Man's Sky with all the updates.
Mar 23rd 2020
4
I bought Doom Eternal and haven't played it yet lol
Mar 23rd 2020
5
going through my backlog (not trying to spend money).
Mar 26th 2020
6
Getting into Castlevania
Mar 26th 2020
7
Rondo of Blood..
Mar 26th 2020
8
      It's interesting that SOTN is the sequel to ROB
Mar 26th 2020
9
Nioh 2 and Animal Crossing
Mar 31st 2020
10
analysis paralysis of the backlog variety
Apr 01st 2020
11
Jorbs?
Apr 09th 2020
14
      yep. with his smug self
Apr 09th 2020
17
           He *is* smug, haha.
Apr 09th 2020
18
Hooked up the 360 and Kinect
Apr 02nd 2020
12
i tried granblue. felt slow + finicky and no character felt "right"
Apr 03rd 2020
13
RE: Coronavirus gaming list
Apr 09th 2020
15
Damn
Apr 09th 2020
16
anybody get FF VII Remake?
Apr 12th 2020
19
I just finished it up last weekend
May 05th 2020
35
      yeah I'm intrigued by what I saw
May 07th 2020
38
I tried to play Xbox fitness, it's no longer available lol
Apr 12th 2020
20
A handful of things
Apr 12th 2020
21
Damn eshop sale added to my list
Apr 21st 2020
22
RE: Damn eshop sale added to my list
Apr 28th 2020
25
Stardew Valley is the closet to Animal Crossing..
Apr 22nd 2020
23
All over the place
Apr 28th 2020
24
Tetris 99 has got me
Apr 29th 2020
26
one more lamb to the slaughter
Apr 30th 2020
28
      I kicked it because my wife won't get off of Animal Crossing
May 23rd 2020
45
rage quit God Of War 4 again. this time due to Valkyrie's
Apr 29th 2020
27
Stupid Valkyrie's
May 01st 2020
31
Streets of Rage 4 is out
Apr 30th 2020
29
RE: Streets of Rage 4 is out
Apr 30th 2020
30
Walk speed and proper spacing is so crucial in that game.
May 04th 2020
33
      some of the mobs have more tools than the player
May 05th 2020
34
           Shit that's in your wheelhouse you play Kolin
May 05th 2020
36
                ya'll sound like you playing like scrubs
Jul 01st 2020
52
Bring on Streets of Rage 5
May 15th 2020
40
College Hoops 2K8
May 03rd 2020
32
wow!
May 06th 2020
37
Enter the Gungeon!
May 14th 2020
39
if you have some extra cash and you haven't done it...the SSD upgrade
May 18th 2020
41
My Xbox is slow as shit
May 20th 2020
42
      the new one (T7) is twice as fast and $110 for a 500gb
May 20th 2020
43
Just now learning that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is long as fuck.
May 21st 2020
44
I need to get back into that one
May 26th 2020
46
      I finally finished it.
May 26th 2020
47
Added a couple more to the above list
May 26th 2020
48
yeah, Eternal is definitely a mouse and keyboard game
Dec 26th 2020
94
on to the next one(s)
Jun 16th 2020
49
gotta find my PS3 in the basement
Jun 16th 2020
50
PSNow has changed everything for me
Jun 24th 2020
51
i hacked my n2DS and Vita
Jul 01st 2020
53
Get a PS4 you fucking coward.
Jul 29th 2020
54
Who’d get a PS4 now?
Jul 30th 2020
55
Ghost of Tsushima and MLB The Show 20
Jul 31st 2020
56
I'm loving Ghost so far.
Jul 31st 2020
58
Anyone else here pick up the new Paper Mario?
Jul 31st 2020
57
im finally really getting into BOTW
Aug 03rd 2020
59
i might be addicted
Aug 26th 2020
63
      it's one of the best games ever made...
Sep 10th 2020
64
           it needs to let me go
Sep 10th 2020
65
                RE: it needs to let me go
Sep 10th 2020
66
                     are we talking about the same game?
Sep 10th 2020
67
                          LMAO i was talking about Horizon Zero Dawn,,,
Sep 11th 2020
68
                               lol im just relieved theres not a whole aspect to the game i was missing
Sep 11th 2020
70
Anybody else fucking with the Avengers beta?
Aug 18th 2020
60
RE: Anybody else fucking with the Avengers beta?
Aug 18th 2020
61
Mortal Shell is kicking my ass
Aug 26th 2020
62
i've done... so much... i'm tired.
Sep 11th 2020
69
I've been wanting to play OG NFL 2K, but I don't want to dig.
Sep 12th 2020
71
      i need to find my external CD Burner
Sep 27th 2020
81
I have played so much Mega Man it's hilarious.
Sep 13th 2020
72
Started playing Mario 64 for the first time ever recently
Sep 14th 2020
73
if i get 3d all stars mario 64 will probably be the last one i play
Sep 14th 2020
74
Galaxy was magnificent
Sep 15th 2020
77
      i gave in to FOMO
Sep 24th 2020
78
I played it "for real" about 7 years ago
Sep 14th 2020
75
lol, facts
Sep 15th 2020
76
Finished the game with just under 100 stars
Oct 03rd 2020
82
Lately...
Sep 24th 2020
79
RE: Lately...
Oct 24th 2020
83
Got back into Gears 5
Sep 27th 2020
80
RE: Coronavirus gaming list
Nov 02nd 2020
84
Just got introduced to RB6 Siege
Nov 04th 2020
85
I don't play games nearly as much as I used to
Nov 05th 2020
86
mario kart live home circuit
Nov 05th 2020
87
Xenogears
Nov 19th 2020
88
Doom Eternal is kicking my ass
Nov 29th 2020
89
OK, so once you master all these new elements
Dec 26th 2020
93
100%’d Miles Morales
Nov 29th 2020
90
Playing that Sakura Wars fan translation
Nov 30th 2020
91
so i got a stadia premiere
Dec 03rd 2020
92
Played over the last few months:
Dec 28th 2020
95
Got a PS4
Dec 29th 2020
96
borrowing my wife's job's PS4
Jan 04th 2021
97
you're booked, fam
Jan 04th 2021
98
Since last time...
Jan 04th 2021
99
I'm feeling you on these.
Jan 06th 2021
100
RE: I'm feeling you on these.
Jan 15th 2021
101
i need to get back to Kentucky Route Zero
Jan 17th 2021
102

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1. "Bruh Hollow Knight was amazing."
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I can't wait for Silksong.

I copped Red Dead Redemption 2 cause I figured by the time I'm done with it it'll be Summer

  

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2. "thanks for reminding me about Red Dead"
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gotta finish that. I'll get SilkSong when I finish that bastard but I'm super stuck right now.

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3. "Gotta Finish Spiderman & HZD Frozen Wilds..."
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...Haven't even opened God Of War yet. ...I have others to work on, but Dead Cells is all i've been playing for 2 months now


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4. "got back into No Man's Sky with all the updates."
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Found some good cash exploits. Finished the main quest. Gonna build some refiner farms and see what other cool shit I can find.
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5. "I bought Doom Eternal and haven't played it yet lol"
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6. "going through my backlog (not trying to spend money)."
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Final Fantasy XII -- absolutely loved it when it came out and trying to get back into it. the beginning is slow, so hopefully it picks up for me soon.

Resident Evil 2 Remake -- wow, this game hit me upside the head unexpectedly. I thought I was done with it, but started watching some speedruns and a lot of the tricks are super viable and worth doing (unlike most speedruns I see). just a fun-ass game to play. I even did all the bonus modes (No Way Out with 60 handgun bullets is hell on earth). RE3 coming soon (never played the original) and I expect it to be just as good.

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7. "Getting into Castlevania"
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I have Dracula X Chronicles on PSP, my original plan was to play the Rondo of Blood remake for just a bit until I unlock SOTN, but I just kept playing and playing, and now I'm at the final boss, haha. The game is very punishing but it's a lot of fun too, you feel great when you've beaten a stage after five Game Overs. I might even play the original Rondo of Blood as well in due time.

Still going with Fire Emblem Three Houses. I can't play it too often as it drains too much brainpower when you're strategising.

Also trying to finish Pokemon Shield, pretty close to the end now.

Gonna get Persona 5 Royal next week and spend another 100+ hours with the Phantom Thieves.

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8. "Rondo of Blood.."
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....i've been meaning to start this up as well ...just about finished SOTN (or as far as i'm willing to go lol). ..i hear Rondo plays more like a traditional Castlevania, and less Metroidy than SOTN.



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9. "It's interesting that SOTN is the sequel to ROB"
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yet the gameplay is so different between the two. SOTN pretty much birthed a new subgenre.

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10. "Nioh 2 and Animal Crossing"
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I'm also finally going to finish Zelda: BOTW.

  

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11. "analysis paralysis of the backlog variety"
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however

still playing SFV. killing it in casuals for some reason. my spacing somehow became really good and i'm almost whiff punishing on purpose. brolylegs said i had "pretty strong neutral" on stream the other day and he had the advantage with chun vs my kolin. i'm still awful at some confirms though. since i'm working from home now i think i'll just grind hit confirms on my 15 minute breaks for a week and see how that goes

have a 2k19 season going which is an alternate reality starting with the 2018 draft. luka and jaren jackson jr are on my hawks, zion is on the heat, jokic is on the pacers, and harden is shooting 45% from three on 13 attemtps/game. it was incongruous when the actual nba season was going but now it's serving well as a weird substitute

finished borderlands 3 story mode a few days ago and am still completing side missions on mayhem mode. it's fine. i don't have any guns i really like so i'm not super enthused when i play. it might just be general fatigue from the gameplay and presentation. it is cool getting gold drops out of lockers on mayhem mode but this might get dropped until the DLC goes on sale

i started invdivisible and octopath traveler but neither game grabbed me. i should go back to one of them soon

i'm playing a lot of slay the spire on switch. some time ago i beat the game handily on normal mode but got stuck on the low ascension levels, which are runs with added difficulty modifiers like "enemies hit harder" and "bosses have more health." searching for StS speed runs on yt led me to a streamer that has a deep understanding of the game and is good at articulating those thoughts. i've watched several of their streams and as a result i got over the hump and am making my way up to the highest ascension level

thinking about getting granblue fantasy vs or persona 5 royal. i would prefer to wait for the inevitable persona 5 royal PC port even if it's released a year from now. granblue can probably wait since i'm enjoying SFV at the moment. yakuza 7 is dominating my radar right now. i'm so excited for it

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14. "Jorbs?"
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>i've watched several of
>their streams and as a result i got over the hump and am
>making my way up to the highest ascension level

Slay the Spire is one of my all time favorites. Picked it up somewhere during Early Access, still playing it almost every day. Mostly daily runs, but ascension 20 is so challenging that it stays fresh even after all this time.

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17. "yep. with his smug self"
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>>i've watched several of
>>their streams and as a result i got over the hump and am
>>making my way up to the highest ascension level
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>Slay the Spire is one of my all time favorites. Picked it up
>somewhere during Early Access, still playing it almost every
>day. Mostly daily runs, but ascension 20 is so challenging
>that it stays fresh even after all this time.

it's amazing how many decks can be made viable because there is so much synergy built into the game. i completed a floor 1 snecko eye watcher run the other day, essentially negating snecko eye's drawback with retain cards, establishment, and meditate. watching jorbs play and talk about how relic x is normally kind of bad but he picked it up since he has cards y and z has helped me think about card and relic value beyond their their properties in a vacuum. he also said something about building a deck to solve early game problems (elites, act 1 boss, etc.) on the way to becoming a deck that can beat the act 3 boss(es) and/or the heart. that helped me approach runs differently and start climbing my way past the early ascension levels

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18. "He *is* smug, haha."
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But yeah, to beat higher ascension levels, you're going to have to unlearn a lot of stuff that is perfectly viable or overpowered in standard mode.

I don't really have the patience to really play A20 Jorbs' way, so I tend to get dropped somewhere in the second act. But when I do get to the end, it makes me feel like a smart boy.

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12. "Hooked up the 360 and Kinect"
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Me and my 3 yr old been playing Kinect Sports and Fruit Ninga and I've been playing games I forgot I had on this thing Rainbow 6 Vegas, Gears Of War 3 and Shank 1 and 2

  

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13. "i tried granblue. felt slow + finicky and no character felt "right""
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i liked metera and zeta but not enough to keep the game on steam. i need a character to grab me like ramlethal and kolin did and no one on the current GFV cast stood out to me like that. GFV seems pretty cool though. any slowness or clunkiness as perceived by me is surely just because i've been playing only SFV lately. i do like that GFV seems neutral heavy and it seems mechanically deeper than it appears to be. definitely will check back in in about a year when the roster is larger

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15. "RE: Coronavirus gaming list"
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Playing Civ 6 on console (shit's watered down versus the pc version but it's a good time waster)

Running LFG Raids on Destiny 2 on Saturdays (been the same group for that last couple of weekends, good group)

Got my daughter hooked on Marvel Ultimate Alliance on her old 360, wish I still had an old controller to help her - might just buy it on the Xbox one so we both can play.

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16. "Damn"
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You can't buy it anymore from either PSN or Xbox's stores

>Got my daughter hooked on Marvel Ultimate Alliance on her old 360, wish I still had an old controller to help her - might just buy it on the Xbox one so we both can play.

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19. "anybody get FF VII Remake?"
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I'm only on PC so it'll be a year for me, but I did read about the ending. and I think it's a clever way to handle it.

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35. "I just finished it up last weekend"
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Some shit is perfection, while a lot of the filler has me like "meh."

I don't wanna spoil too much though

  

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38. "yeah I'm intrigued by what I saw"
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I was there when FFVII launched, and I've done a fairly recent playthrough of the original, so I think I have a good perspective of it (if you *haven't* played FFVII since PS1, nostalgia is good and bad). I did like what I heard about the ending, though.

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20. "I tried to play Xbox fitness, it's no longer available lol"
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It's been years since I've booted it up smh.

  

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21. "A handful of things"
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MLB The Show 2020: Always the big one this time of year. Diamond Dynasty is just the perfect mix of nostalgia, fantasy team building and not having to pay attention too close (other than online games) that lets me side-watch Giant Bomb videos, dumb reality TV like Love Is Blind, Tiger King or Vanderpump Rules or scream through 10 hours of podcasts. I basically play The Show nonstop from March through September or October, and I'm not even that big of a modern baseball fan.

DOOM Eternal: I'm super on the fence about this one. I figured I'd love it at least as much as 2016 but I put a handful of hours into it the first couple days it was out, got to level 4 or so...and haven't touched it since. This game is the definition of "extra" to me - everything's been programmed and designed to such a minute degree that it feels like I have to have fun the way the people who made the game have fun playing it, only I'm not intimately familiar with every aspect of its design nor do I want to reach that point, so it just feels both really restrictive and way less focused at the same time. I have such weird feelings about this game, I'm not sure when I'll get back to it and kind of regret the purchase right now...

Final Fantasy VII Remake: If DOOM Eternal gets everything so right on paper it all goes wrong in reality, FFVII is almost the opposite. There are so many things wrong with this game, from weird lip animations to N64-grade textures, PS1-grade skyboxes and PS2-grade level design to a super bizarre, extra Japanese storytelling style that feels like its translators played a ton of Yakuza Zero/6 and tried to bring the zany feel of that game into a super melodramatic ecoterrorism tale. The combat is pretty damn fun though, and the voice acting is great almost thanks to how bad some of the dialogue they're tasked with making sound genuine is. I'm not sure how this game would hold up to someone who didn't play or like the original because every time it starts getting me down, some amazing theme kicks in or they super subtly but faithfully recreate something animation for animation from the original in this new super high fidelity and I'm right back in. Plus, what little I think I understand about the new wrinkle they added on the backend has me kind of enjoying the weird graphical mix of late-gen PS4 character models butting up against textures that look like they could have been lifted directly from the original game (which is likely a bug or error of not uploading the right files to the PSN download, because if it isn't...woof!).

Control (Foundation DLC): I'll probably not actually dig into this until I either get a little worn out from FFVII (or finish it if that never happens) but I'm super excited for it. Control was probably my favorite game to play and world to explore last year and I'm very happy to have an excuse to jump back in.

Apex Legends: I've actually barely touched this since MLB dropped and haven't tried the Bloodhound event at all, but this is the first competitive FPS I've played regularly since the original Modern Warfare, and I hit level 75+ on the first three battle passes (including 100 on season 2) so it's definitely the FPS I've played the most and the most consistently other than Goldeneye/Perfect Dark back in the day. It's always a click away.

Dead Cells: You know what it is.


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22. "Damn eshop sale added to my list"
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Picked up these because the deals were amazing though I regret not picking up Little Nightmares:

- Ape Out
- Golf Story (which they'd explain SOMETHING in this game but I do like it)
- Pacman CE 2 (I think)
- The Touryst
- Transistor


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25. "RE: Damn eshop sale added to my list"
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Golf Story is fun until it isn't. I'm excited for the sequel though so there's that.


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23. "Stardew Valley is the closet to Animal Crossing.."
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... But they fixed the item glitch. Wtf.

No empathy for white misery (c) BDot

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24. "All over the place"
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I'm playing Black Mesa, the Half Life remake, on PC. I ordered the Turbo Grafx-16 Mini from Amazon Japan and have been on that. Tetris 99 is a forever gem. Got back into Mario Maker 2 with last week's update. Tried Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 and will be deleting it straight away, no thank you. My partner is playing FFVII Remake and my son is playing Persona 5 Royal so I have been watching as they switch back and forth on the Playstation (so far no arguments). I'm considering a Breath of the Wild replay, maybe Dishonored 2 one more time.

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26. "Tetris 99 has got me"
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28. "one more lamb to the slaughter"
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45. "I kicked it because my wife won't get off of Animal Crossing"
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27. "rage quit God Of War 4 again. this time due to Valkyrie's"
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It is honestly a beautiful game with top shelf mechanics but I cant even sniff the Valk and i'm playing her on the easiest mode.

this game and Sekiro are absolute jokes (of great games)

might have to dabble in Ghost Mode for Wildlands again

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31. "Stupid Valkyrie's"
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I am legit one away from Platinum in that game but can't get past the final Valkyrie, even on easy. Nothing should ramp that high in difficulty when compared to the rest of the game but here it is. I have done all the armor leveling and the like and still can't do it. It upsets me, lol.

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29. "Streets of Rage 4 is out"
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go get that

  

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30. "RE: Streets of Rage 4 is out"
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Shit was fun and nastolgic. Altho, some of the bad guys were cheating as shit

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33. "Walk speed and proper spacing is so crucial in that game."
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I don't remember the old games being so difficult. Pretty cool how the game keeps you hooked through unlocking older characters by racking up points.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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34. "some of the mobs have more tools than the player"
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>I don't remember the old games being so difficult.

standard enemies can have wakeup attacks, longer reach, super armor, maybe some i-frames and bigger hitboxes. it feels unfair at times, particularly because of the super armor absorbing a hit that should stun lock the enemy

it also plays closer to dark souls-like evade-counterpunch than classic beat 'em ups that mostly consisted of the player stun locking the enemies to death. the challenge used to be managing and prioritizing multiple enemies. now it's more about spacing and movement

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36. "Shit that's in your wheelhouse you play Kolin"
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Fam I was screaming out "FOOTSIES NIGGA!" every time I made them whiff a button. I flew through normal mode just by whiff punishing and taking advantage of the throw invincibility.

  

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52. "ya'll sound like you playing like scrubs"
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this shit has cancels and chains, etc. i keep learning new combos every time i boot this thing up.

  

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40. "Bring on Streets of Rage 5"
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I had a blast with this one.

  

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32. "College Hoops 2K8"
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Yep. Fired up the old 360.

Rickey O'Donnell of SBNation has been documenting his old College Hoops 2K8 franchise.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2020/4/29/21233299/western-illinois-video-game-college-hoops-2k8-dynasty-leathernecks-video


Seeing the pictures kinda had me missing the game.
I dug my ol' console out of the closet and boom, and I'm back playing.
Somebody gotta take Chicago State University to the big dance..ha ha.

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37. "wow!"
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39. "Enter the Gungeon!"
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I’m playing almost every day. It’s a game that really opens up once you get good enough to stop dying all the time. There’s mountains of goodies to unlock and all sorts of jackass tasks to complete. Every time you think you’re about done, there’s something else to unlock or handle. And again, the unlocks are VERY rewarding lots of the time.

No spoilers but Gunslinger is an amazing gift. He is hard to unlock but he basically creates a whole additional piece of the game. Some guns that sucked are now awesome because of his synergy passive. And his starting weapon is a party.

And holy moly some of the guns you get later on turns the game into a massacre of you just walking around causing destruction. It’s good times. Gunther for instance. Gungine is another. Black Hole Gun = you basically get to cheese the rest of the way as long as you have ammo or the bandana.

And rainbow runs! Gotta love those rainbow runs. You get less stuff but it’s usually better stuff so it’s a good trade off to me! I’ve been able to put together some really fun combos of items where I’m blowing up bosses in 10 or so seconds and knocking out tough rooms in less time than that. Blank bullets, gold ammolet, snowballets, get outta here, Dragun! Keep your bullet hell shenanigans to yourself!

And you haven’t played the game until you unlock Clone. You just haven’t.

>Stuck at the crib and trying to figure out what all this
>extra time will be spent on why not list what you've gotta
>finish of the games you already have let us know when good
>games are on sale?
>
>I just picked up Enter The Gungeon (yeah I know Exit came out
>but I need to finish the first) for super cheap on the Switch
>even though I have it on my Xbox. Just got NBA 2K20 on Game
>Pass so I've been playing that lately but am going to go
>through my list of games I need to finished (am stuck on
>Hollow Knight still) soon.
>
>Hope you all are staying safe!

  

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41. "if you have some extra cash and you haven't done it...the SSD upgrade"
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big difference.

it's not like...zero load times, but on some games it cuts easily a third from loads.

kinda surprisingly, BR like warzone and apex have the biggest benefits of what I've tried.

the samsung SSDs were on sale last week at best buy and amazon for like $70 for a 500gb, 120 or something for a 1TB (the new ones that go twice as fast are coming soon)

there will probably be more sales

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42. "My Xbox is slow as shit"
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I may try this

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43. "the new one (T7) is twice as fast and $110 for a 500gb"
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idk if anyone needs a faster SSD for these systems or if it would make a difference


but the T5s are back to like $90 now.


even the 110 is less than the slower ones were just a year or so ago.

kicking myself for not making the move sooner, it's just better.

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44. "Just now learning that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is long as fuck."
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60+ hours and I’m not max level or at the end of the game.

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46. "I need to get back into that one"
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It's fun but yeah it's long as hell.

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47. "I finally finished it."
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I’m OP at the end of the game with maxed out attacks and ship, but I’m definitely not doing NG+.

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48. "Added a couple more to the above list"
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UNCHARTED 4: Randomly wanted to replay this to remind myself of that old Naughty Dog magic...and totally forgot how many cheats they give you after beating their games one time. Been having a ton of fun with the audio/video filters as well as the Max Payne powers and ability to choose Golden versions of any gun at any time during a mission. It trivializes the combat, even on the hardest not-stupid difficulty, but the story and "acting" as it were is still phenomenal and I'm not sure I wanted to do "true" Uncharted combat that badly anyway. Can't wait for Last of Us 2.

THE BANNER SAGA 2: I played TBS not long after it came out and really dug it for what it was...then it took two years for the sequel and they were pretty upfront that the Kickstarter campaign was flimsy enough it'd likely be another two for the finale so I just kind of let it lie. Now four years later I'm playing the direct sequel to a six year old game and really suffering from the dark-middle-chapter aspect of it all since the series is already incredibly dry and dark. It's also harder to accept its wild juxtaposition of high quality art and world building with the low rent actual storytelling and production value in 2020 than it was in 2015 and Stoic were plucky upstarts from the Mass Effect team. It just doesn't feel like a significant enough growth on the previous game. I probably won't play THE BANNER SAGA 3 unless it makes some significantly interesting changes to the combat; there was charm in the first game that carries to the second, but it seems like they lowered the stakes of the Oregon Trail side of the game while adding a bunch of new abilities to the combat side that make it hard to recall who does what. It all winds up feeling just kind of...there.

BLOODBORNE: Been watching Jan Ochoa at Giant Bomb Get Real Good at this game over the past 2 months, feeling equal pangs of jealousy and nostalgia, so I decided to re-download and one-shot The One Reborn the way I already knew I could...and now I'm scrambling around the new Dream areas and crying like a baby through the Nightmare sections (both Hunter and Old Hunter) trying to shake two years of rust. I MUST beat this game someday...but will I? I have 3-4 mainline bosses left and know from lore videos I'm confident I could take two of them confidently, the only question is whether I can survive the madness to reach them.


-----------------Following up on previous post------------------


Still playing the hell out of MLB THE SHOW 20, still perfect for podcasts and second screening.

Dropped DOOM ETERNAL the same week it came out, currently uninstalled, not really sure I'll ever go back. The further out from that game I get and the more I've heard/read about it, I feel like that game just completely left console players behind when it came to tuning for controller vs. mouse+KB. Really wish I'd listened to my intuition there when I saw all the arcadey stuff in previews, but I loved 2016 so much...

FFVII REMAKE I wrote a lot about on the Giant Bomb forums...it's one of the worst best games I've ever played. So far easily the standout of 2020 though, nostalgia or not. It really helps that the VIDEO GAME part of that video game is some of the most thoughtful but approachable action combat I've played in a long time. The way they balance reminding you of old-school RPG mechanics with the feel of modern action is wild.

CONTROL DLC: Actually never hooked into this, I couldn't find the start point and had that unfortunate issue where picking up an old game the rust just doesn't wear off fast enough while the enemies are endgame strong.

APEX LEGENDS: Still really fucking solid, not really using the new character but the new balances feel up my alley, I'm more competitive now than I was at any point in S4.


--------------Horizon----------------

Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Mortal Kombat 11 DLC???, returning to Yakuza 0?, kind of feeling an itch to dust off Mafia III and re-play it with the DLC they recently made free even though that game was hella-busted and frustrating..., I think about finally playing the Shadow of the Colossus remake every once in a while but with nothing to really look forward to in October I might just make a deal out of its 15th anniversary down the road...


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94. "yeah, Eternal is definitely a mouse and keyboard game"
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>Dropped DOOM ETERNAL the same week it came out, currently
>uninstalled, not really sure I'll ever go back. The further
>out from that game I get and the more I've heard/read about
>it, I feel like that game just completely left console players
>behind when it came to tuning for controller vs. mouse+KB.
>Really wish I'd listened to my intuition there when I saw all
>the arcadey stuff in previews, but I loved 2016 so much...

hard to imagine unlocking the fun parts about it on a controller. having the flame belch and hotkey weapon swap and throw a grenade and use your weapon mod while double dashing is a lot.

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49. "on to the next one(s)"
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granblue fantasy versus
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i'm very much enjoying certain parts of it. it strikes a fine balance between accessible and deep. easy to pick up and bang out some autocombos and specials but near-frame perfect timing is needed for optimizing giant combos ending in supers for max damage. it has a good amount of neutral play but often devolves into corner pressure, like many fighting games and particularly arcsys fighitng games. netcode is awful though, as is ranked matchmaking. my dream is that it gets updated with decent netcode but i'm not holding my breath. i love the art style — led by final fantasy tactics art supervisor hideo minaba — and want to see how they convert characters from the mobile game into a fighting game setting



persona 5 royal
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the definitive version of one of the best jrpgs of this generation. not much to say about it that hasn't been said in previous threads about this game except there is more time and opportunity. technical attacks have been expanded into something useful and the tweaks to the velvet room allow for some very game breaking things. morgana is far less pushy (still a little pushy) so the player has a lot more time after school than in vanilla p5. i'm making it a point to complete all dungeons in one day when it's possible (some dungeons force an exit/extra day due to a story beat) and it has really opened up the game for me. all those extra days to bump up confidant ranks and grind for yen in mementos really pays off in the mid and late game. i'm about to go into the penultimate dungeon of the base game (there is an additional dungeon in p5r) at level 56 with almost nothing but level 80+ personas, including very late game ones like satan. i'm not as interested in the extra story beats in p5r as i am in how much damage i can do to bosses compared to p5



into the breach
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extremely engaging once you get your head around the mechanics, the fact that it's not ftl, and that it's not much of a tactics game. it's closer to a puzzle game with several moving parts and a randomized board each round. great for bite-sized gaming on the go or when you have a few extra minutes



fft battleground
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https://www.twitch.tv/fftbattleground. randomized AI final fantasy tactics units fighting to the death for your amusement. it's one of the best ideas i've seen in a long time. it has shades of dota in the repurposing of existing assets and mechanics into something familiar yet new. as expected, calculators can completely take over matches, summoners can deal out tons of aoe damage, and mimes add an element of unpredictability not seen in the base game. it's wonderful and worth watching and learning if you love fft

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50. "gotta find my PS3 in the basement "
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dust it off and finally get around to playing The Last of Us.

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51. "PSNow has changed everything for me"
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Current rotation

Control - Frame rate issues and the character is ugly but i kind of dig the story... so far. Reminds me of TV show Fringe)
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (First SW game- better than i imagined. Awesome campaign)
GTA Online (I’m still at it. Bought fourth large warehouse today)
Bloodborne
Dark stalkers 2
Doing platinum run on Spider-Man

Games I play quickly before dinner:
The Last Guy
Brave
Transformers
Race to the Sun

Co-op stuff me and wifey do:
Phineas and Ferb
Ratchet and Clank All for One
BO4 Zombies
Double Dragon
Resdient Evil
Ghostbusters

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53. "i hacked my n2DS and Vita"
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so now my backlog is that much longer

  

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54. "Get a PS4 you fucking coward. "
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SFV.

BRING IT. LOL

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55. "Who’d get a PS4 now?"
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I can take the one from my wife’s job and murder you on it though.

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56. "Ghost of Tsushima and MLB The Show 20"
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They have been taking up most of my time lately, but TheShow has some glitches that crop up from time to time that are frustrating and have cost me games.

GOT is gorgeous and pretty much like that. Like all open world games, some of the collecting and fetch quests are tiresome. The side quests are all pretty good and very well written even if they all end with you having to swing your sword. Combat is satisfying as hell, especially when you get your parry game right and master all the different stances.

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58. "I'm loving Ghost so far."
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I upgraded my tanto and katana early so I feel hella OP and I love it. I got the Heavenly Strike and the "Dance" moves, and them shits are true one-hitter-quitters, in a lot of battles. I like the challenge of dodging and switching stances between enemies.

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57. "Anyone else here pick up the new Paper Mario?"
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Boy oh boy is that game humbling with the puzzles. The cutesy, kidsy graphics makes failing at some of the puzzles so frustrating, but it makes beating some of the bosses so fulfilling.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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59. "im finally really getting into BOTW"
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i decided to be more focused in my game play, try to stick to quests more than just exploring. that made me actually want to play it more. ive probably played it more in the past month than i have the previous year or two that ive owned it lol

  

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63. "i might be addicted"
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ive probably progressed like 20% of the game. it is fun. plenty of options on what to do. game pushes you towards fighting the more powerful enemies as you progress.

i really loved playing mario odyssey but this is a way better game.

  

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64. "it's one of the best games ever made..."
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...one of the few games where i wanted to complete 100% and actually stuck with it





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65. "it needs to let me go"
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i might be getting tired of it to be honest. thats after playing hours almost daily lol

i got through two divine beasts, all the memories, all the towers. i think an okay amount of shrines. right now i dont really want to get to the third beast but i also dont want to just explore so i dont know what i will do lol.

i definitely understand the hype now. for a while i thought the game just wasnt for me. im considering ordering hyrule warriors but i might take a break when im "done" with botw.

  

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66. "RE: it needs to let me go"
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>i might be getting tired of it to be honest. thats after
>playing hours almost daily lol
>
>i got through two divine beasts, all the memories, all the
>towers. i think an okay amount of shrines. right now i dont
>really want to get to the third beast but i also dont want to
>just explore so i dont know what i will do lol.
>
>i definitely understand the hype now. for a while i thought
>the game just wasnt for me. im considering ordering hyrule
>warriors but i might take a break when im "done" with botw.


it's been a while since i've played.. but once you locate all the power cells and get the shield weave armor, it gets a lot easier to to finish up all the side missions you have left over..



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67. "are we talking about the same game?"
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>
>it's been a while since i've played.. but once you locate all
>the power cells and get the shield weave armor, it gets a lot
>easier to to finish up all the side missions you have left
>over..
>
>

wasnt familiar with power cells or shield weave armor. did a google and it shows a different game. im i just missing the joke? lol

  

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68. "LMAO i was talking about Horizon Zero Dawn,,,"
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...sorry my man, i am shot lol




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70. "lol im just relieved theres not a whole aspect to the game i was missing"
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you had me thinking i had yet to discover quite a bit lol

horizon zero dawn does seem equally good. if i ever get a playstation ill have to check it out.

  

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60. "Anybody else fucking with the Avengers beta?"
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I think it's pretty fun/tolerable. Definitely not mind-blowing or game-changing. I just hope they don't treat it like Anthem and let it fall to the wayside. If anything, it should've come out maybe before Infinity War or Endgame, since those are so iconic at this point.

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61. "RE: Anybody else fucking with the Avengers beta?"
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I'm not buying this when it drops (it's gonna have to be on a deep discount)

It has some cool elements but seems off somehow.

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62. "Mortal Shell is kicking my ass"
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I'm not into those Dark Soul games but thought I'd try this Dark Soul inspired game.

this game made me remember I need to finish Bloodbourne eventually.

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69. "i've done... so much... i'm tired."
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playing moon on Switch now
which is an experience

trying to make it through this backlog too

i started fixing gameboys

hacked a 3DS and Vita so now i have like 200 more games to play

Playing P4G on vita which is an incredible
the persona dancing games
that crazy Virtual On game

playing old games. making my way through every Dragon Quest game. Buncha translated games like Famicom Detective Club, Front Mission, etc

god

thats not even close to half. i'm going insane.

pulled the genesis and dreamcast out and gave them some spins

gonna probably mod my original gamecube with at GC Loader

  

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71. "I've been wanting to play OG NFL 2K, but I don't want to dig."
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My DC is in pristine condition but my closet isn't, lol.

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81. "i need to find my external CD Burner"
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so i can burn a couple more games

i don't wanna do the SD conversion on it until the laser burns out. too sentimental

  

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72. "I have played so much Mega Man it's hilarious."
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the Legacy Collections + Mega Man 11 for the price of a regular PS4 game is a good ass deal. I don't know if it's still going on though

but I've been playing ports on a gang of consoles, including PS2.

  

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73. "Started playing Mario 64 for the first time ever recently"
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then literally a few weeks later Nintendo announced the 3D All-Stars collection. Oh well.

Coming from more recently 3D Mario titles like Galaxy and Odyssey, I was shocked at how bad the camera and controls are for SM64 in comparison. I seriously just wanted to stop playing, but after an hour or two you get used it. I now find those things...tolerable. The game itself is still very fun to play. Exploring courses and finding new stars never gets old. It's just amazing how refined 3D Mario titles are today, and it's all thanks to SM64 paving the way.

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74. "if i get 3d all stars mario 64 will probably be the last one i play"
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i will probably start with galaxy since its the only one i have never played. i hear its great, possibly the best 3D mario.

then sunshine. i have played this one but i always stop playing it after a month or so and not getting very far.

i played mario 64 so much when it came out. ill probably check it out but unless they revamped a lot (doesnt seem like they did) i dont think ill spend much time with it until im really bored.

i kind of want the physical copy but i didnt preorder so im guessing it will be hard to find one. might just go ahead and get the digital version.

  

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77. "Galaxy was magnificent"
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My only concern is that the Joy Cons may not feel as comfortable as the Nunchuk/Wiimote combo.

I haven't played Sunshine before, so looking forward to giving that a go.

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78. "i gave in to FOMO"
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i figured i was going to buy it at some point. might as well get it now and make sure i get points for it. probably wont play it until i beat breath of the wild.

  

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75. "I played it "for real" about 7 years ago"
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never owned a N64 and only got in short bursts at friends' houses. my cousin got Pilotwings 64 instead of Mario that first Christmas, so we played the shit out of that instead. later we mostly played Goldeneye.

and yes, it's primitive, but the ground-breaking feeling was still there. the analog movement, the freedom to explore, the depth of gameplay (all those jump variations, with perfect weight and balance to them)...everything since has been an improvement on that original template. Miyamoto brought down the 10 Commandments of 3-D gaming from the mountaintop.

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76. "lol, facts"
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>Coming from more recently 3D Mario titles like Galaxy and
>Odyssey, I was shocked at how bad the camera and controls are
>for SM64 in comparison. I seriously just wanted to stop
>playing, but after an hour or two you get used it. I now find
>those things...tolerable. The game itself is still very fun to
>play. Exploring courses and finding new stars never gets old.
>It's just amazing how refined 3D Mario titles are today, and
>it's all thanks to SM64 paving the way.

the platforming in Mario 64 makes me want to throw things (been playing on Wii VC)

  

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82. "Finished the game with just under 100 stars"
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I ended up really enjoying this, it's just pure joy whenever you've finally reached that elusive star you were trying so hard to get, and overcoming the imperfect controls and camera just makes it even more rewarding. I didn't think it would when I first started, but this definitely still holds up in 2020, and I now understand why it was so groundbreaking back in 96.

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79. "Lately..."
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Still MLB The Show, content has been perhaps the apex of ultimate team modes this year. Just embarrassing the competition left and right...unfortunately, it's baseball, so who cares?

Spiritfarer. This is a cute little game about ferrying your deceased friends and family through reconciling their worst memories and habits from their lives and then seeing them off into the great unknown. It's got some super-lite Harvest Moon mechanics and it drags on for way, way too long (and kind of directionless at times too) but it's been a cool little distraction in these dark times. Has kind of a Studio Ghibli feel to it.

Tony Hawk. Still haven't cracked even a million since getting back to it, and man are the joints in my hands twenty years older than they were the last time I played these games, but boy is this the shit. The soundtrack is great but it's so smart they let your Spotify override it also. In a really weird year for big budget titles this might honestly have a shot at GOTY.





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83. "RE: Lately..."
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Fell off Spiritfarer in the final third, it just isn't helpful enough about where to find certain materials and some of the later characters just felt more and more like caricatures, with a gameplay loop that just got busier and busier but didn't really feel like it NEEDED to. Probably grab some item guides and wrap it up after the first snowfall though.

THPS really hurts my wrists so I don't play it much but it's basically perfect. I just wish online wasn't full of people who've clearly stuck with the series through all its twists and turns, every time I try to get into a fun little match it's just super discouraging to go up against a bunch of normal humans and one dude that's basically the Daigo Umehara of skate combos.

VAMPYR is a new one I've just started today via PS+ and I'm kind of regretting I chose Normal over Story mode, which was added in a later patch after many reviews claimed its Bloodborne for Idiots combat style put a real sour note on an otherwise very engaging, Witcher 3-esque adventure RPG...and I can totally see that after just a couple hours. Playing this game kinda sucks, but it's set in London during the onset of the Spanish Flu as you play a blood transfusion specialist whose recently become a vampire, so...to say the themes of the game are startlingly relevant would be an understatement.

GENSHIN IMPACT is a game I can't really explain the appeal of but I've been thinking about it a lot since it came to PS4. I'm at a point now where the grind is real but I honestly kind of appreciate that, it's the sort of thing I just pop into a couple of times a week and accomplish what I can then mosey on. As someone who never played Breath of the Wild it's also nice to get even 5% of a glimpse of what people liked about that game at no charge (the game is free).

I've gotten back into THE LAST OF US PART II on Hard+ and am really enjoying taking an honest crack at the open ended nature of the combat encounters now that I'm not stressing getting to the end of the game and joining the conversation surrounding it as soon as possible. I think critics really underrated how similar this game is - aside from the lack of science fiction weapons - to Metal Gear Solid V. The combat just feels lived in, and while the story's a pulpy meandering mess the characters, performances, dialogue and settings are all still fantastic. Pretty damn sure this is my Game of the Year easily.

Also giving Ghost of Tsushima Legends a shot and dabbling in and out of that game's NG+ as well...Legends is actually pretty hard, and I beat the game on Hard/Lethal originally! In fact it seems so hard it might be the sort of thing I wind up having to appreciate from afar since I don't really have a gaming friend group and even halfway through the story missions being randomly matched in voice-less sessions seems like it's making things more difficult than they need to be, I can only imagine what the horde mode is like.

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80. "Got back into Gears 5"
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The offspring :-D

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84. "RE: Coronavirus gaming list"
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nowhere prophet (game pass for PC)

cool hearthstone x FTL mashup. lots of variety to the cards/creatures. easy to pick up and play if you have some CCC and rougelike experience. however the runs are too long and cards/creatures having permadeath is very discouraging


nba 2k19 (ps4)

my go-to on-the-stationary-bike game. load up myleague, run spread pick and rolls/pops for ~75 minutes/20+ miles, and my daily exercise is done


spelunky 2 (ps4)

spelunky:demon's souls::spelunky 2:dark souls. mostly the same game but *more* with slight QoL improvements. spelunky 2 is harder than its predecessor imo. seems like there are way more instant death opportunities. still very fun and engrossing


guilty gear xx accent core plus R (PC)

100% playing this because of the rollback beta, which will end on november 16th. old fighting games were crazy. trying to learn this as a challenge to myself but it might be too challenging


forza horizon 4 (PC)

mostly doing the seasonal challenges for cars and money. i enjoy the process of being assigned a car due to tournament restrictions and making it as fast as possible so i can beat the driveatars at expert and sometimes unbeatable. occasionally dipping into rivals mode to shave a few seconds off my times

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85. "Just got introduced to RB6 Siege "
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Love this game!

The offspring :-D

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86. "I don't play games nearly as much as I used to"
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but I've been playing PGA2K21 since August. I haven't played a golf game in over a decade. So the game is good enough for me. No complaints being a casual gamer and real casual golfer.

I also dip into TitanFall 2 from time to time.

I'm trying to figure out what games I'm going to cop when this XBOX Series S gets here next week.

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87. "mario kart live home circuit"
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anyone else get it? got it last night and its fun.

im pretty sure im picking up hyrule warriors: aoc when it drops.

  

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88. "Xenogears"
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one of the most indelible games of my youth (like many who experienced it in the moment). even with 22 years dulling the varnish, replaying it was still as resonant as the very first time.

first 40 hours are unbelievably great -- the scope, characters and world are incredible. and even with the extremely dated look, the soundtrack keeps the game timeless. Mitsuda crafted an entire score where every other song would be the best track on any other JRPG.

I'm not even sure a fleshed out disc 2 would've made everything better. there are certainly big ideas that needed to play out better (many of the humans in the world mutating after removing the limiters was one of the biggest plot twists that got lost in the disc 2 format), but the battle system and dungeons were reaching their limits. plus several of the "answers" to disc 1 were not as satisfying as the mystery, even if they had been presented in disc 1 fashion. and how much more damn music could they have Mitsuda compose?

anyway. an eternal classic. glad I got to play it when it was released.

(btw, I have saved myself a lot of hours by not finding out about RetroArch until now. PS1 never looked so good)

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89. "Doom Eternal is kicking my ass"
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just picked it up during the Steam sale and the difficulty is way ramped up from Doom (2016)

I started on Ultra Violence (which I remember being a solid challenge on the last game) and the first three levels have been *punishing*

they added a lot of combat elements -- air-dashing, dash-strafing, bullet-time on jump descent, flame thrower, ice bomb -- which are cool, but to the point of sensory overload

seems like Eternal is like all the Hell levels of the last game, which were death arena after death arena

I miss the more atmospheric parts and linear story so far

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93. "OK, so once you master all these new elements"
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Eternal is fun as hell.

dash strafing mid-air, pulling out your sniper scope to weak-point a heavy demon in bullet time, then switching to your super shotgun (still while in mid-air) to grappling hook a different demon, set him on fire for the armor drop and kill him when you land...*chef kiss*

the combat system gives you a ton of different ways to play, and when you get good you actually *feel* like the Doom Slayer.

and the environments and story work out in the end (well, for Doom anyway). phenomenal game.

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90. "100%’d Miles Morales"
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That shit was FUN. I even liked the collectibles, like the original game. And, them post-credit scenes are crazy. I don’t know where they go for the next game but it’s definitely gonna be a must-cop.

I think I’m gonna do AC:Valhalla next, while continuing to plug away at 2K and Dead Cells.

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91. "Playing that Sakura Wars fan translation"
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been playing a lot of fan translations this year

incredible game. shame we never got them all

  

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92. "so i got a stadia premiere"
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now what? they had an offer for a free one for youtube premium subscribers or something. i charged the remote but havent bothered plugging in the chromecast.

might give it a try this weekend.

im pretty close to being done with BOTW. gotta fight ganon. not sure how much more i want to do before i do. i feel like im just about mentally done with it.

picked up the mario/sonic olympics or whatever. story mode is lame. games are pretty cool. got mario maker 2 as well. havent tried it. i think mario galaxy will be the next game i jump into.

  

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95. "Played over the last few months:"
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Cyberpunk 2077: lots of good stuff there, but scratch the surface and you find something that should've been in development quite a bit longer. Beautiful world and cinematic approach, but many of the actual gameplay systems feel half-assed/unfinished. Needs a lot of love before it can become something like Skyrim, which I still return to every now and then.

Monster Train: appeared on Game Pass so I gave it a shot since Slay the Spire is one of my favorites. It's holding up pretty good so far, but I think StS is still the king of balance and replayability. Very nice dopamine dispenser though, definitely going to be a time sink for the coming days/weeks.

Horizon Zero Dawn: some of the most fun & engaging fights I've had in a while, with a story that kept me interested in between. The human npc AI could use some work and the skill tree doesn't really invite experimentation, but very solid game overall.

The Outer Worlds: big letdown. Gameplay is thin as hell and the story/RPG elements aren't strong enough to overcome the utter pointlessness of every other choice you make. Weapons, attributes, perks and crafting feel like they don't matter for progression at all. Anti-corporation schtick wears thin pretty damn fast.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Can be fun with a co-op buddy, but it's a bit repetitive and some of the boss battles are terribly designed. Like "do you hate me playing your game?" terrible.

Red Dead Redemption 2: first time I've ever been emotional over a video game story. Also one of the most beautiful game worlds I've experienced.

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96. "Got a PS4"
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went ahead and copped Persona 5R and FF7r
gonna get Yakuza 0
and like... all the rest of the Yakuzas

not sure what else i'm gonna have time for in 2021

  

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97. "borrowing my wife's job's PS4"
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so I can play both Last of Us games.

The offspring :-D

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98. "you're booked, fam"
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99. "Since last time..."
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• I mentioned getting VAMPYR from Playstation Plus in my last post and it turns out that was one of my favorite games in a long time. The fighting stinks but if you make the right skill upgrades and find the right weapons you'll quickly go from under to overpowered, trivializing the bad part of the game and able to focus on the social aspects. Nothing about this game is perfect - in fact, you can find something new to complain about every five or ten minutes - but somehow it all congeals into this really fun, unique game that stands as a good example of just how far some unique ideas and strong world building can get you. Plus, it remained VERY 2020 throughout, and while most people ran from virus media I clung to it as a reminder.

• HOLLOW KNIGHT is a game I can now understand why people love, at least partially, but it's just not for me. I find the art kind of boring to look at and the combat feels as demanding as something like Dead Cells without the sheer grind you can run on to overpower enemies you can't handle. I set out hoping to binge this game hard but fell off immediately instead.

• NBA 2K20 is a game I re-installed when the 2021 season started. I must've downloaded this game earnestly three or four times (along with 2K19) since the bubble hoping it'd click but honestly these games just feel like ass these days. If their fantasy mode was any good I might still be hooked, but I hate how MyLeague games feel and just can't find sliders that make up for the fact the players are too big on courts that are too small and the animations still feel designed for the post-up roots of the franchise's 2007-2012 glory days.

• DESTINY 2 is still maybe the best pure game-feel of the generation, and I'm always good for a month or two of solid play once or twice a year, but I didn't buy the Beyond Light expansion this time around and the level of content for a solo player seems extremely limited at this point...again, the core gameplay hooked me hard for a few weeks, but if I'm gonna mindlessly grind GENSHIN IMPACT has a stronger sense of moving forward and...

• MLB THE SHOW 20 is still the most perfect mindlessly podcast and achieve something new game ever made. 12 year old me is so happy I'm playing a baseball game this much, 32 year old me still can't believe I care about baseball again at all.

• CYBERPUNK 2077 was a fun experience for me, a base PS4 owner, because I've never got to go to E3 and see a work-in-progress game before. This game looks like a Jackson Pollock impersonation of a Claude Monet painting. The voice acting is so-so, the open world is basically Grand Theft Auto III levels of dis-engaged (I can't believe this game decided it's Wanted system works at all - they should've just not had cops), the action is pretty illegible, the stealth is not my jam, and the game hard crashed my PS4 more in two weeks than the system has in seven full years otherwise. I was fascinated by all of it, but accepted Sony's offer for a refund and uninstalled the game as soon as I played my second hour-long mission that hit a fail state crash three times in a row and started back at the beginning.

• KENTUCKY ROUTE ZERO is wildly ambitious in some ways, but in others...I played four chapters and all the interstitials leading up to Chapter V in a single evening and loved the mindstate it put me in, but the more ambitious it got with perspective shifts and the more characters it piled on, I found myself wishing there was some voice acting here, or some kind of lore book I could double back on to connect some dots. I'm excited to finish, but I'm not sure when I'll get back in the mood. There's no whiskey in the house.

• SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER is a game I was scared away from by the zeitgeist despite absolutely loving the first two games in the reboot series...and I'm fascinated by this game in a lot of opposite ways from Cyberpunk. It's just as gorgeous as The Last of Us Part II or Red Dead Redemption 2 and likely the best example of HDR on base consoles I'll see before a PS5 appears on my table. The combat is a huge step back, but surprisingly (and thankfully) this game is mostly tomb raiding and mindlessly completing conversational side missions in large hub towns. It's clear that this wanted to be a definitive game: bits of Horizon Zero Dawn, Assassin's Creed, Uncharted and even predictions of The Last of Us Part II are in this thing and it's usually worse at all the things it's borrowing from those franchises. The story is also batshit bad, equivalent in whiplash factor to Wonder Woman 84.

And yet...I've put nearly 30 hours into it and am continuing to gawk at the scenery and scrounge for flavor documents that add zero flavor to the world. There's a baseline appeal to this, most of all that with a little more focus on the things it's clearly best at (which double as the things that make it unique) Shadow could have been an all-time action game. Instead, like Vampyr, it's a death by 1,000 cuts situation that, sadistically, can still leave you satisfied.


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100. "I'm feeling you on these."
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>• I mentioned getting VAMPYR from Playstation Plus in my
>last post and it turns out that was one of my favorite games
>in a long time. The fighting stinks but if you make the right
>skill upgrades and find the right weapons you'll quickly go
>from under to overpowered, trivializing the bad part of the
>game and able to focus on the social aspects. Nothing about
>this game is perfect - in fact, you can find something new to
>complain about every five or ten minutes - but somehow it all
>congeals into this really fun, unique game that stands as a
>good example of just how far some unique ideas and strong
>world building can get you. Plus, it remained VERY 2020
>throughout, and while most people ran from virus media I clung
>to it as a reminder.

I have a decent time playing the game up until I get to the Sewer Dog fight, and then I'm not strong enough to beat him. The "go to sleep to upgrade" system fuckin sucks.

>• HOLLOW KNIGHT is a game I can now understand why people
>love, at least partially, but it's just not for me. I find the
>art kind of boring to look at and the combat feels as
>demanding as something like Dead Cells without the sheer grind
>you can run on to overpower enemies you can't handle. I set
>out hoping to binge this game hard but fell off immediately
>instead.

I got about 10 minutes in before I completely gave up. The black/greyness of it all made me sleepy as shit. I'd rather play Avengers.

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101. "RE: I'm feeling you on these."
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Love Hollow Knight but I've been stuck on a part for a few months and have zero clue how to get out of it.

The offspring :-D

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102. "i need to get back to Kentucky Route Zero"
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i played it WAAAAAYYYY way back when it was just one episode on PC

  

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