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Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
I don't know if this game is a fascinating little gem or a confusing mess. Currently in Monstro and uh...kinda stuck?

Updated about 1 week ago

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Quick little ten minute jaunt in Vergen beginning of Chapter 2. Excited to get back to something that doesn't demand so much of me.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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Goemon's Great Adventure Ownership: Other
@Cubis co-op, couple stages down on Mafu Island, potentially requiring revisiting as I saw a bunch of alt paths. We shall see.

Updated about 2 months ago

@Cubis copy, brought it over so we can jam it together.
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
Co-op w/ Amanda - Wowowow...we really finally got back to it! Defeated Vaati with the Silver Keys but gonna run back thru to get Gold. Then Hero?

Updated about 4 months ago

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Final Fantasy XI: Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition
Mission 2-2 up next. Gettin the flow.

Updated about 6 months ago

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about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Congrats on finishing up FF XV, sorry you found it to be a... let's say somewhat middling experience. When you wrote "I'm someone who really values getting an excellent story, characters, lore, world, etc. from my games especially when that's such a big part of their appeal" I kinda went uh-oh to myself but didn't see any benefit to verbalizing that at the moment. I actually do think the four main characters are well done and I like the world from a design perspective if not a lore one... but the story is utterly discombobulated and beyond defense. For me and jrpgs I'm more of a journey kinda guy than a story one with mainly just wanting the battle system to keep me engaged enough without bothering me too much (no random battles are a huge personal blessing) so XV managed to just slip enough into my personal comfort zone to work for me. Also I played the game right at the start of the covid lockdown and perhaps being able to go on a virtual road trip with my buds at that particular point in time was enough to override several other potential issues >_>

Anyways glad Witcher 2 is seemingly going much better than that!

EDIT: Dead Space: Extraction IMO is rather mediocre but it is a horror game so I'm sticking with it due to the season and its short duration. It is more heavy-story and mechanically complex than the typical light gun shooter but it's very dark and muddied to look at and... it's just not doing a lot for me. Perhaps co-op saves it but barring that I think you can safely live the rest of your life without having played it, so your selling it was totally fine!

EDIT 2: I might be an evil person, I pretty much waited all week thinking "I wonder if they know about World 9 or not" and hoping the answer was the latter just for the reaction

EDIT 3: I enjoyed the Lost levels myself but I played the SNES All Stars version which lets you save your progress, I am unsure if the version you played allowed that but it made the game markedly more... possible? I assume the original version would annoy me greatly.
about 1 month ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
I played all the NES and SNES Final Fantasy on this year and the hype for FF VI was real and now I see it was worthy. I just finished Locke's adventure and escape, now I'll play Terra's.
I'm when the game split in three parts for the first time.
about 2 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I just have to say that I love your FF XV updates. I enjoyed the game a good deal but I'm not sure I ever understood more than about half of what was going on with its story, and a couple years later I only have the barest recollection of what said story actually was (I get about as far as pre-wedding road trip). That said I liked the four male leads as characters and thought the game overall had good vibes, but the most sensical thing it was not.
about 3 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I get what you mean about the difficulty changing things so much.
I've been good! I played thru Splatoon 2 and the octo expansion right after 1 but they were already so they don't show up in the memory card. Splatoon 1 was a lot of fun and they really didn't change much for Splatoon 2 besides adding weapon variety for the solo mode. The octo expansion has some difficulty spikes but is a lot of fun overall. I'm excited for 3 soon!
about 3 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
You're deciding to play Goldeneye on 00 Agent! I only went thru it on Agent a few years back and it wasn't a challenge at all but I enjoyed it. I don't think I'd be able to go back thru on harder difficulties anymore lol but good luck to you!
about 6 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I mean I probably won't get to Half-Life Episode 2 for another few years given my usual pacing, I recall people generally considering it the stronger of the two episodes but you know, people also generally like the first Half-Life game and I'm a very low vote on that.

I generally wouldn't take me not being a fan of a shoot 'em up to mean that it is definitely awful, my tastes sometimes run a bit on the odd side when it comes to them. That said... I would be shocked if anyone else though it was better than okayish, there's not a ton to it.

I listened to both people who care for and don't care for Final Fantasy XIII so I feel like I'm heading into it with eyes open and willing to give it a shot while aware of some of the things it does that bothered people. I would not be shocked to find out I hate it, but hopefully it goes well. Anyways I'm about 2 or so hours in now (probably midway through chapter 2) so it is still rather mindless and tutorial-esque, but it sure is pretty.
about 7 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Nice that's cool you're getting the hang of it! I know the DNA of those are games are the same and have a ton of similarities but there are plenty of differences as well. Yeah hmu any time!
about 7 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
We gotta talk about XI! I understand how it works and can give you tips but also just wanna talk about it with u!
about 7 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Thx m8 eldo was incredible i see u in goemon country how's it look up there??
about 7 months ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
So as noted I use the backloggery "fortune cookie" feature to pick a random game for me to play out of the massive amounts of small PC games I have access to... and it picked Dear Esther. Normally I'd skip it and pick again (it's fairly known) but it's such a long shot for it to come up literally right after you mentioned it just last week on my page so I guess I'm playing it next!

BTW as an addendum to my last message I put aside a day a week or so to try a smaller mostly unknown game at random, so if you do want to try and find some "short story" type games that might be a way to figure out what kinds you may like. Put aside a day every so often, go pick a random free/cheap game off of itch.io or something and while it'll likely be on the rough side it may give you a clue as to what type of games in that mold appeal to you. Use that to narrow what you are looking for and it'll be easier to track other things you may dig down.

(If you want a free one to try I would recommend The Indifferent Wonder of an Edible Place, although it is a story that touches a good deal on saddening real life events).

EDIT: I had both but went with Landmark Edition. Dear Esther seemed pretty well put together, unlike many it had a definite somewhat strict path through the game world but I thought it was a rather well laid out "tour" through the island which helps a lot. The style of writing wasn't really a type I care much for but that's more of a personal preference than an actual mark against the game, I can still see why it stood out upon release.

Yeah itch is sort of the wild west of the PC indie game scene, there's a bunch of free stuff on steam as well but this seems to be where a lot of the hobbyist more narrative games end up. I checked using tags and it has over 3k free walking sims and 7k free visual novels so... yeah it is a lot and truthfully most of them are likely rough as hell. Still as said if you ever feel like exploring search via the tags and pick one of the popular or highly rated ones and you can hopefully at least get a feel for the genres and what appeals or doesn't to you
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