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The Last of Us Part II
[Hard NG] Chapter 2, Downtown

Updated about 1 day ago

★★★★★ [2020: 10th new, 14th beaten] It's a really close call between 1 and 2 for me. I liked 2's combat, stealth, and upgrade system more than the original -- at least on Moderate the stealth is quite a bit more forgiving, and the dodge move is a godsend. But I feel like 1 had a slightly stronger story and better pacing, and a better diversity of locales than 2 (where 70% of the game takes place in one city). Both games are pretty essential plays though.
Ring Fit Adventure
[Lv 118, ~30:00] World 14, intensity 11.

Updated about 1 week ago

Progress might be slow because of Joy-Con issues -- specifically that I cannot get Push & Pull Rush to trigger a single time, forcing me to exit the stage when it comes up (can't cancel it because it's a Rush move), and the right Joy-Con refuses to recalibrate on the Switch menu. Looks like the fix is just "get new Joy-Cons" which sucks.
Final Fantasy V Advance
[Four Job Fiesta: Knight/Time Mage/Chemist/Monk] World 2, Castle of Bal. Bosses left until fifth job: 4

Updated about 1 month ago    |    Online Info

★★★★★ [2016: 49th beaten] [2019: 4th completed, 2nd mastered] It's sort of an odd duck between 4 and 6 -- not only because it was originally Japan-only, but also because there's much less emphasis on story than those two. But what it lacks in storytelling, it makes up for in a super fun job system that rewards experimenting with different party structures and is surprisingly challenge run-friendly. Don't skip it just because it's not as popular as 4/6 or you'll miss out.

CastlevaniaTest's Status

(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.
81 (U)
  17 Unplayed  
21% of Unfinished
2.3% of Total
456 (B)
212 (C)
Wishlist  20 ?         Top-Rated  42 ?????         Master Runs  33 (M)
PlayStation 4 14 (U) 39 (B) 2 (C) 56 Total
Steam 12 (U) 94 (B) 48 (C) 246 Total
Nintendo 3DS 11 (U) 20 (B) 5 (C) 38 Total
PlayStation 3 10 (U) 20 (B) 3 (C) 38 Total
Nintendo Switch 5 (U) 9 (B) 2 (C) 19 Total
GameCube 5 (U) 27 (B) 18 (C) 58 Total
Wii 4 (U) 45 (B) 15 (C) 72 Total
Nintendo 64 4 (U) 13 (B) 2 (C) 22 Total
Wii U 3 (U) 18 (B) 0 (C) 24 Total
Nintendo DS 2 (U) 31 (B) 23 (C) 64 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 2 (U) 30 (B) 14 (C) 53 Total
Xbox 360 2 (U) 20 (B) 1 (C) 27 Total 2 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 3 Total
Game Boy Advance 1 (U) 20 (B) 10 (C) 34 Total
PlayStation 2 1 (U) 13 (B) 0 (C) 16 Total
SNES 1 (U) 7 (B) 6 (C) 24 Total
PSOne Classics 1 (U) 4 (B) 3 (C) 8 Total
PlayStation 1 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 4 Total
PC BEAT 9 (B) 20 (C) 80 Total
Game Boy BEAT 8 (B) 7 (C) 22 Total
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All Games 985 Total
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about 4 months ago

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Catherine is an easy game, what're you talking about? It's not like the west got a new very easy mode when it originally came out. It's gonna be a cakewalk. No worries.
about 7 months ago (edited)

Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Hey wow it's a new decade! Happy 2020, friends!!

You like end-of-year backlog stats? We've got end-of-year backlog stats right here: [Link] Biggest takeaways are that I beat/complete fewer games this year (life got in the way), but also purchased fewer games than last year. It's also the first year in a long time I'm starting with under 100 , so things are looking up!

Putting together a top ten list this year was tough -- I had to exclude stuff like Majora's Mask 3D, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and Detroit: Become Human, all games I loved -- but here's what I settled on.

10. Final Fantasy IX (Steam)
9. Astral Chain (Switch)
8. Return of the Obra Dinn (Steam)
7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)
6. ZeroRanger (Steam)
5. Celeste (Switch)
4. Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4)

🥉 3. Mother 3 (GBA)
Mother 3 had the biggest emotional effect on me of any game this year, made especially impressive by the fact that it's on the GBA. It's a contender for best RPG on the system, and I prefer it to Earthbound mainly because of its more focused story and more fun battle system.

🥈 2. Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
Oh man, Red Dead 2. While it didn't have quite the same effect on me as playing RDR1 back in the day, I still was fully invested throughout the entire story. It's AAA gaming at its finest and proof that Rockstar hasn't run out of steam yet.

🥇 Game of the Year: Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch)
Picking my top two games of the year was easy, but figuring out which to put in the number-one slot was way harder. In the end I picked Mario Maker 2 because while RDR2 is the most well-made game I played this year, SMM2 is just more fun. It's the epitome of a desert island game, something I can play every single day and have a different experience every time. It ain't perfect -- online multiplayer has some of the worst lag I've seen in any Nintendo game -- but somehow I've put 140 hours into this in six months and have no sign of stopping anytime soon.

🎵 Soundtrack of the Year: A Hat in Time (Steam)

So that's it for 2019! My only major goal for '20 is I'd like to hit under 10% , which is definitely possible if I can avoid buying a lot of new games, which I can totally do! Probably. Maybe.
about 1 year ago

Backlog Beaten: July 24, 2019
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Thanks! Well, the only difficult part is to resist buying new games. You seem to finish quite a lot of games on average. I’m positive that if you set your mind to it, you can get it done in 4-5 years.

Did you have a good time with A Hat in Time, now that you’ve finished it?
about 1 year ago

On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a great game. It blends third-person shooter with Turn-based Strategy and I love it. The 4 main characters (Claude, Raz, Leena, and Riley) are great as well. I was invested in what happened to them and any game that makes me do that can't be bad.
about 1 year ago

Backlog Beaten: July 24, 2019
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Yeah, I've heard people comparing it to Super Mario Odyssey, which is a tad ridiculous in my opinion. But hey, I'm probably in the minority, so I'm sure you'll have a great time with it. Would love to hear your opinion when you're done.

Good to see that you're playing Valkyria Chronicles 4, btw. It's among my favorite games of all time. Raz and Leena are amazing characters. Hope you're enjoying it.
about 1 year ago (edited)

Backlog Beaten: July 24, 2019
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Hey, man. I've managed to complete A Hat in Time yesterday. It's a good game, but it can be quite messy and all over the place. You'll notice that it will try to do too many things at once. It can be quite laggy as well, but I've heard the PC version is a lot better in comparison to the console versions.

Hope I didn't kill your mood to play it. It's definitely a fun game, but it could have been so much better.
about 1 year ago

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
I never got to beat the game on PS1. So I think it'd be perfect after octopath. Plus I love the Job system.
A bright future awaits you now. Go, and enjoy all the World has to offer.