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Persona 5 Royal
I can’t help but feel like the Marche in this FFTA scenario [1/12, Lv. 79, 95:52] Achievements: 49 / 53 (92%)

Updated about 2 days ago

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Ring Fit Adventure
Hooray, I get to attend lectures again! [World 12: Wings of Daddalus, Lv. 83]

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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(U) Unfinished ?No significant accomplishments.     (B) Beaten ?The main objective has been accomplished. Usually marked by the defeat of a final boss and/or viewing of credits.     (C) Completed ?For games which are 100% done. All extras and modes have been unlocked and finished. All significant items have been collected.
18 (U)
  11 Unplayed  
61.1% of Unfinished
1.1% of Total
1.8%
470 (B)
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486 (C)
49.9%
Wishlist  13 ?         Top-Rated  97 ?????         Master Runs  4 (M)
PC BEAT 13 (B) 108 (C) 122 Total
Steam 3 (U) 107 (B) 87 (C) 206 Total
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Nintendo Switch 4 (U) 19 (B) 6 (C) 33 Total
Oculus Store 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Nintendo 3DS 2 (U) 18 (B) 17 (C) 37 Total
PlayStation Vita BEAT 9 (B) 13 (C) 23 Total
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Nintendo DS BEAT 19 (B) 23 (C) 42 Total
PlayStation Portable BEAT 14 (B) 10 (C) 25 Total
PlayStation 2 BEAT 59 (B) 38 (C) 97 Total
GameCube BEAT 4 (B) 3 (C) 7 Total
Game Boy Advance BEAT 13 (B) 17 (C) 30 Total
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Nintendo 64 BEAT 2 (B) 4 (C) 6 Total
SNES BEAT 3 (B) 4 (C) 7 Total
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All Games 999 Total
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about 1 week ago

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
Welp, P5R and TLoU2 have their deepest discounts yet, so I'm tacking them both on to check out after my subscription journey. Royal will be the last since it'll naturally take a couple months of sole dedication, but here's hoping it's worthwhile—for your sake as well.

Oh yeah, not only do virtually all PS4 games run on the 5, but a lot of them are even optimized or patched for it! Of course that's thanks in part to preexisting PS4 Pro enhancements, but a few titles still get an even bigger boost now, particularly with load times. The cross-gen free upgrade system is bilateral too, for that matter; obviously downgrading software isn't advertised as an option, but you do get both versions when you buy either one, so you'd be in luck with a family share!

To reiterate, Morales' plot development is admittedly straightforward and predictable, definitely standard fare for a casual audience, but makes up for that by relegating itself to a "friendly neighborhood" vibe with quirky street-level issues and, toward the end, the most compelling boss fights in BOTH games. Not for everyone, but considering your thoughts on SM18, you'll appreciate the more charming atmosphere at the very least.

The Plus Collection is indeed more extensive than I realized! The mere $30 I spent on a year has already paid for itself. There's also more stuff there yet I want to check out down the road (namely Bloodborne if it ever gets boosted) that could lead to newfound interest in other licenses or developers too. Like I don't care about Crash 4 in the slightest, but maybe N. Sane will change that.

FYI: If you're into Age of Calamity for background and all, you wouldn't be disappointed there. The core two-button fighting works the same as before, so that could be a crucial sore spot. Otherwise though, it integrates resources from BotW like weapon types, cooking, and slate runes while also offering useful side missions across the map that teach more dynamic uses of mechanics and feature familiar NPCs and settings who contribute to worldbuilding. Reviews have called it "the perfect companion to BotW" which is accurate in a P3P kind of way.

Best of luck with Cold Steel IV. As far as projected total playtime, is there any one story thread you've dedicated this many hours to before?
about 2 weeks ago

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
That's neat, and in fact makes P5R so user-friendly and unequivocally appealing that at this point it's effectively a mainstream title. Not too surprising that free time is so far in the other direction now though, considering a do-it-all run was already possible with some margin for error in P5. I'll be sure to put it on my non-subscription PS4 to-do list next to Last of Us and Tsushima.

No way man! I mean yeah, the PS5 will sit idly for a little while since Age of Calamity is about to drop, but after that, I shall dive into the PS Plus Collection! Right now I'm looking at Until Dawn, Last Guardian, God of War, Crash N. Sane Trilogy, and Days Gone. A much better incentive for PS Plus than anything before, at least for those of us who haven't scoured the whole collection already.

As for the 5 itself, it is everything advertised: sharp, colorful, quiet, and cool. The machine looks even bigger in person but also less weird, still not my favorite design but good enough and kinda like a badass Wii. Being able to instantly start a game or checkpoint and change missions or settings on the fly are already huge SSD benefits.

My absolute favorite thing, though, is how Performance Mode appears to be expected as a common option for future games. Fidelity Mode only looks marginally better in my opinion—we're clearly on the flat end of the advancement curve—and after web-swinging in 60 fps I can't go back. I do admire how more effort is now being put into enhancing accessibility in general, which is much more beneficial to making experiences available and preferable for everyone, rather than trying to look fancier or push some useless gimmick.

Naturally I already laid out most thoughts on Miles in my Review section, but FYI: Overall the combat is better if you like stealth and/or direct assault moves. There's not much to offer if you enjoy gadgets (I never use them m'self) or the bigger flashy stuff. I do believe relegating the rogues and conflicts to a more personal struggle was wiser than shoehorning commercializable spectacles like the Sinister Six and all, so huge points for avoiding that. Otherwise it's as decent as you can expect considering how much this series adheres to shallow AAA trends. Still the best or second-best Spidey game!
about 3 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
You're welcome! And thank you! The Ori games are probably my favorite Metroidvania games (that or Hollow Knight) So I had to make it my page theme.
about 1 month ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Happy Ring Day!
about 1 month ago

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
See, that's exactly where I suspect it's going: Once 3D All-Stars stops being distributed next year, Nintendo will instead sell each game individually on the eShop, punctuated by the conspicuously absent Galaxy 2 release. Tough to say what a Zelda bundle will include if it gets that treatment; you'd think OoT and MM would be obvious picks (though I hate to imagine they'd get the same lazy treatment as SM64 when their 3DS versions are already sooooo much better), but the Wii U versions of WW and TP are probably more demanded since they're the rare breed of not-yet-ported Wii U titles. And Miyamoto won't shut up about bringing SS to Switch too, so that's five possibilities.

Okay HOLD ON a minute. I've only recently discovered that the P5R platinum is doable in one go?? That makes me significantly more interested! Apparently it's the most frequently platinum'd PS4 exclusive too, so it must be a good time even despite the commitment. I mean, I claim to have never been bored during my vanilla P5 run, so I shouldn't be surprised people are getting hooked on the less boring version. Guess I'll go for it after all, though not for quite a while with so many new PlayStation shenanigans around the corner.
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