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Monster Hunter Rise
[Village Quests⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐|Hub Quests⭐⭐Hunting Horn] Credits=Beat but there's still so much to do.

Updated about 5 days ago

☆★★★★ This is such an improvement over the other MH games I have tried to play before.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
[THPS 1 100%] [THPS 2 100%] Calling this beat for now. Still lots of things to collect and challenges to complete.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

☆☆★★★ Forget to add this to my Backloggery. Pouring one out for Vicarious Visions
[100/145 Pagies][911/1010 Quills]

Updated about 3 weeks ago

☆☆☆★★ I think this game is pretty average although the art direction and music are top notch.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
[Premium Adventure] Beat!

Updated about 4 weeks ago

Snagged for $25.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
[18:30] Finally past the the boss I was stuck on.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

☆☆★★★ Attempt #2. Really surprised by the solid performance of this port. Being able to respec jobs anytime greatly reduces my anxiety lol.
Yakuza Remastered Collection: Yakuza 5
[Beat] Done and done! Onto Yakuza 6!

Updated about 1 month ago

Mario's Picross JPN
[Easy Picross: LV 6C] I really enjoy the theming to this game.

Updated about 2 months ago

☆☆★★★ Snagged for $10.
Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon
[Chapter 5]

Updated about 2 months ago

Snagged for $22. Battles are pretty speedy which is nice. The pauses between scripted scenes and battle are kind of annoying on a base PS4
Yakuza Remastered Collection: Yakuza 4
[Beat] A huge improvement over Yakuza 3. Really liked the 4 protags in this one.

Updated about 2 months ago

Combat is WAY better in this one.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
[108 Gems] All gems collected in Episodes 1 & 2. Onto Episode 3!

Updated about 2 months ago

Due to a pricing error, I was able to snag the whole game and DLC for only $4.13. Looking forward to giving it a go!
Yakuza Remastered Collection: Yakuza 3
[Beat] Probably the weakest Yakuza game I've played through so far.

Updated about 2 months ago

☆☆☆★★ Oof, a rough transition from Kiwami 2 to 3 Remastered. Definitely feels like a PS3 game.
Death Stranding
[Beat] While some of the writing is a little irksome, the overall game is compelling.

Updated about 2 months ago

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Beat. Very worth it for the story despite not enjoying the RTS battles. Will whittle away at the plat. Achievements: 53 / 56 (95%)

Updated about 3 months ago

☆★★★★ Snagged for $30. Looking forward to delving into this game's story.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition
[Level 6] Started over with the GOG version.

Updated about 4 months ago

☆★★★★ Wow, it's really refreshing to play an RPG that actually emphasizes role-playing! Made my way out of White Orchard. Black Friday purchase. Really hoping this fills the void Fable 1 & 2 left.
Persona 5 Royal
Platinumed. An incredible game. Achievements: 53 / 53 (100%)

Updated about 4 months ago

★★★★★ Snagged for $20.
[Beat] Rolled credits. Still so much to do!

Updated about 6 months ago

Nulled because roguelite. Scored for $10 with sale plus EGS coupon.

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241 (B)
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about 2 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Pretty sweet deal
about 2 months ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Where did you snag River City Girls for 10 bucks ? I've been waiting forever for it to drop on the playstation store.
about 2 months ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I'd really like to play Royal after playing vanilla P5. But with the limited time I have and the massive ever growing backlog I can't see myself going back.

As for Trails of Cold Steel, I guess I can see why people are comparing it to Persona. Personally though I don't think they are that similar. Story wise persona dabs in the mystical and the deeply philosophical while Cold Steel is mostly politically oriented. Well, it is similar on the personal growth and the deep development of the characters. In both of them you can grow your bonds with your teammates and use some time to have unique interactions with each of them. The free time is managed quite differently though: in persona you have time to manage on a day to day basis, in Cold Steel you have 1 or 2 days each chapter during which you can interact with your team members. Both games are quite story and character driven but the pacing is quite different. In persona, story and dungeon exploration is pretty much mixed together, you have exposition bits but they aren't as lengthy as in Cold Steel. In Cold Steel you have really long exposition and story development that can span hours, even longer if you talk to every NPC and read everything the game has to offer. Each and every NPC has a story that evolves with the passing time, you can speak to them in the morning, the afternoon, the evening and same thing on the following day and their dialog is everchanging ( most story bits are spanning the course of 2 or 3 days. ) In persona the battle system is a part of the game, in Cold Steel the battle seems secondary. Not that it's not good, I loved it, but it really takes a backseat to the story.

So yeah, I CAN see why people are comparing the two. Highschool students, great characters and development, strongly story driven ( and really good story ), mini-games but I strongly believe that jumping into Cold Steel expecting Persona you leave someone disappointed. It's its own beast to be tamed and you must be a lot more tolerant to exposition, story and NPC dialog than with Persona .

Really liked the game, just know what you're getting into ( TBH, I didn't know myself, but I get into games with no expectations so I'm pretty tolerant )

Hope my rambling is not too confusing, I'm writing as the kids are eating their snacks and waiting to go play Skylanders . ( And talking non-stop, soooo much talking during this pandemic )
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