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NintendoByNature

Switch:

  • PM: 1000 Year Door
  • Kudzu

Xbox:

  • Fallout 4
  • Evil West- going to start this tonight

NintendoByNature

MarioVillager92

I played Tears of the Kingdom this night. I finally got the maximum amount of hearts!

"Give yourself the gift of being joyfully you."

ACNH Name/Island: D-Pad/D-World
Dream Address: DA-1613-1378-1995

Also known as MarioLover92. Please ask for my Switch FC if you want to play online with me. Thanks!

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NeonPizza

Lords of Exile
Seems like the 3rd legit Castlevania Spiritual Successor, coming hot of the trails of the FANtastic Curse of the Moon 1&2.

I'd take COTM 1&2 over most of the old school Castlevania games these days, simply because they're a bit more faster paced, especially when it comes to trudging up those pesky stair cases.

Plowing through Castlevania I & III NES, as great as they are, can be a real drag due to the slower nature of the two. Rondo of Blood being my personal favourite of the bunch, but I still can't get on board with replaying any of the retroVanias with the exception of maybe Bloodlines, due to it's speedier nature. Gotta love SCIV though for it's dangly' multi-directional whip mechanic. it's too easy though. lol

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Nintendomatt64

I've been mainly been playing stuff on my switch such as Sonic maina, streets of rage 4, Corn kidz 64, bridge constructor portal, and etc.......

Nintendomatt64

Pizzamorg

After getting close to the end of Unicorn Overlord, I have been itching to play more Fire Emblem. I was thinking about replaying Three Houses or Engage because they are readily available on my Switch, but I've played Three Houses a few times already and I didn't really love Engage. As such, I decided to go a bit further afield.

It seems like common consensus online is the entry point is either Blazing Blade or Awakening if you want to jump into the modern era.

I checked out Blazing Blade first and I was surprised by how well it holds up well given its like twenty years old? I don't know if it makes Blazing Blade more impressive or the modern games just less impressive that so much of what you think of as a Fire Emblem title was still present all those years ago.

I then tried Awakening to see which one I wanted to stick with, and this one I definitely enjoyed out of the gate more. Both games front load you with a bombardment of new characters which I didn't love, but this has a much more interesting story right out of the gate and the cutscenes still remain pretty impressive even while compressed down onto that horrible 3DS screen. The "cutscenes" in Blazing Blade are basically low quality static images. I don't fully understand the pros and cons of pairing or not pairing units yet, but maybe the knowledge will come with time.

Life to the living, death to the dead.

RR529

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (PS5) - Currently (stuck) on the final boss. I've genuinely loved the game until now in spite of many things to nitpick about, however this final boss has to have the most disrespect of the player's time I've about ever experienced in a modern game. This thing is 10 phases long (with unskippable cutscenes), takes about 2 hours just to get to the end (even if you don't die on an earlier phase), with no option to save between any of it, and then once you get it's health down to about 10% in the last phase you have to finish it off in about 10 seconds before it charges an unavoidable OHKO move (all the while it spews this purple crap all over the place that flings you to the edge of the arena if it hits you).

No matter what I do I just can't deal enough damage in the absurdly short timeframe you have to finish it off (I even tried summoning Odin right before that final bit, but he seemed to be removed from the equation as soon as it started, which is BS. Also remembered that I had Limit Syphon on Cloud, so I was able to fire off two Limit Breaks during one run, however the game interrupted the second Limit Break's animation in order to trigger the OHKO animation which seriously ticked me off).

Sure, as long as you're still playing the game you can retry from that phase as many times as you want, however forgive me for not having the time to do so after spending 2 hours to get there in the first place (I tried about 5 times before having to put the game up). So now next weekend I'll have to start the whole thing over again from the beginning (I'll try doing it on Normal again this weekend with a few strategies I've read up on, but if that fails I'm not too proud to drop it to Easy the time after. If the game is going to BS me, I'll BS it).

Onechanbara Origin (Steam) - Years ago I grabbed a bunch of these low budget fan service games on PC in support after the "Sony Censorship" debacle first really started breaking. I'll pull one up occasionally and admittedly most of them end up being pretty mediocre at best, however as it turns out this one is better than most.

Sure, I probably still wouldn't give it much more than a 6/10, but it's fun. It's not terribly deep (or difficult), but the gameplay loop is fun, it throws new enemy types often enough (including frequent bosses) & only takes about 5 or 6 hours to work through the story mode so it doesn't overstay it's welcome.

Also not quite as pervy as many of the other games in this niche. Sure the leading ladies jiggle & don't wear very much, but it doesn't seem to have any modes that are voyeuristic for the sake of it (no "touching" mini games or the like) that you'd usually see in a release like this. The sexiness is just one element of the schlocky B movie horror vibe it has going on. Enemies dismember easily & pop like pressurized blood fountains dousing your player characters (& is part of a power up mechanic) as well as the screen, and one of the bosses is even a giant demon baby that uses it's umbilical cord like a whip. It's pretty twisted stuff, but fun.

Paper Mario: the Thousand Year Door (Switch) - Just retrieved the Sun & Moon stones & am headed to Hooktail's Castle, so I'm not too far in yet, but it's been fun so far. Never played it before, so it's nice to finally be able to experience something considered a classic.

Stellar Blade (PS5) - Started this a couple weeks ago as well, just finished off the 3rd or 4th boss, and it's honestly the most fun I'm having at the moment. If you've played the Star Wars Jedi games, this is pretty much those (now with copious amounts of jiggle), and those were some pretty darn fine games.

It's maybe not quite as ambitious in scope, but it still looks & feels very premium, and at least so far doesn't come with any of the performance hiccups or bugs present in the SW games, so I'd say it's a winner overall.

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

Anti-Matter

I started again Ratchet & Clank PS4 on my PS5 machine and it felt like playing new games despite I have ever played on my PS4 machine before.
60 fps boost on PS5 machine looks very sweet.

Anti-Matter

MarioVillager92

Taking a break from TotK so I've been playing Paper Mario: TTYD.

"Give yourself the gift of being joyfully you."

ACNH Name/Island: D-Pad/D-World
Dream Address: DA-1613-1378-1995

Also known as MarioLover92. Please ask for my Switch FC if you want to play online with me. Thanks!

My Nintendo: MarioLover

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