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The Wii U games :

Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival

Paper Mario Color Splash

LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER

My Top 3 Dance Dance Revolution Arcade:
1. Dance Dance Revolution X2
2. Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME
3. Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix

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theWildLink

Replaying Link's Awakening since I quit somewhere halfway through.

You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?

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Jhena

Finished chapter 6 of Dark Chronicle today. The spheda challenges of chapter 7 seem to be easy and it is the first chapter that is slightly dark. After all it is the last story chapter. Replanting and buiding the garden should be interesting.

Jhena

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NintendoByNature

Started luigis mansion 1 for 3ds the other day. Perfect time for some Halloween goodness.

NintendoByNature

Zuljaras

Got really frustrated that I lost so many souls to the Smelter Demon in Dark Souls 2, so I am going on a journey to get the Gyrm Greatshield. Yes I have to defeat another boss to get to it but I bet it is not as "hard" as the Smelter Demon.

The best part of the Souls games is that there is always a workaround certain obstacles. Yes you have to do some extra stuff but it is worth it

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XandertheWise

for old times sake for a little bit, i was playing around in an old save file for the western game Gun for my Gamecube.

XandertheWise

StarPoint

So I am currently still going through Fire Emblem Three Houses, I chose the Black Eagles route and joined Edelgard and Hubie with the whole thing halfway through, if you played the route you know what I'm talking about. I am really, really enjoying my time with the game.

I love strategy games like Advance Wars and the like, so this game is right up my alley, at least on the combat side of things. The combat feels very open-ended, which I love. You can train any character to fill any sort of position. If you want a fully Reason, Bow, or Lance-based team, you can. My roster class right now is pretty balanced, but I do have one Light Mage and two Darks. But anyway, back to combat. I really like the rewind feature, I think it's a great way of tying the story into a gameplay mechanic, and it's one that I've used a lot since I have made a lot of bad decisions during combat. One complaint I have with the combat overall though is that, even though I make a lot of mistakes, it feels REALLY easy. I chose normal mode since I felt like it would pose some challenge without being too hard, but I have only lost one battle, and it was only a few hours into the game. I feel pretty much unbeatable at the point where I'm at, which is a little strange. If I play through the game again, I will definitely pick Hard mode.

For me, the story kind of just exists. I haven't been paying a ton of attention to it. I have a grasp of what's happening but I guess I'm just not super invested in it. Not that it's bad or anything, I'm just not quite as into it as I am the rest of the game. The characters are great, though. You have a lot of really fun interactions with them through support events and just talking to them in the monastery.

Speaking of the monastery, I love it as well! I think it acts as a great sort of "hub world" for you to really do as you please. You can boost your whole class's motivation by eating with them, or you can be selfish and level up your own stats by training with other teachers. There's also stuff like fishing, side quests, and planting to keep you busy too. I do have a problem with the side quests though, at least the ones for the first 7-10 hours or so. I feel like every quest that isn't a battle quest is just a fetch quest, where you either need to find something or bring something to someone else. And the real stinger is that when you're trying to find something specific, there's a big flashing light on the minimap showing you exactly where it is. Not the most in-depth quest mechanic. I wish that side of things could have had a little more work done.

I'll end this little schpeel off with the presentation side of things. I really enjoy most of the music. This is my first FE game so I'm not really sure how the rest of the series holds up music-wise, but I can say for sure that this game has a pretty solid soundtrack. Some songs do get repetitive after a while, especially the ones that loop in the monastery. But that's a small gripe. Unfortunately, the graphics and performance do not fare as well as the music does. I love this game, but boy-oh-boy it does not look the hottest. Nearly everything is a different shade of brown or gray except for the character models. Maybe they were going for a somewhat realistic tone? I would have preferred more color, though. The framerate also loves to drop frequently. It's really confusing to me how they couldn't have made this game look better, or patched it later to make it run better at least. But oh well.

So yes, I am loving Three Houses so far. It has some issues that are hard for me to look past, but that will not stop me from finishing my current route, and likely starting up the Golden Deer route next. I really hope that Engage turns out as good as this game. So far, it's looking awesome and I can't wait to see how it does.

"Science compels us to explode the sun!"

Currently playing:

Splatoon 3
Crosscode (PC)
Monster Hunter: Rise (PC)

Jhena

Hype The Time Quest for the PS 2 is awesome so far. Really great mood and the gameplay is challenging.

Jhena

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Arnie4490

Currently working my way through Crosscode on Switch, I've owned it for a while and I've been on a bit of an RPG binge.

I love parts of the game; the story is good so far, the pixel graphics, I like the MMO aesthetic, music is pretty good, (one of the songs reminded me of FF9, the Evil Forest I think).

I'm undecided on what I reckon to the puzzles and combat. The puzzles I feel can be difficult because of the perspective, (not knowing what you can bounce projectiles off of sometimes) and I must admit that I put the puzzle slider right down to give me more time on the longer puzzles where you have to interact with obstacles to 'escort' a moving projectile. Admittedly my patience varies and occasionally I will just look up a solution to progress the plot.

The combat I feel can be overwhelming sometimes just due to how fast the enemies can move, especially if there's multiple types on screen at once. I kept both enemy damage and speed at 100% for most of the game, but I've turned that down a bit now after reaching and beating the Gaia's Garden temples, (the boss difficulty jumped quite a bit I feel). There's usually a 'puzzle' in figuring out how to beat a specific enemy type, but this can get exhausting which leads me to just run past some non-mandatory encounters. I've also never been a fan of 'locked in a room with enemies, defeat to progress' when it's not a mini boss or the dungeon boss, it's overdone and can get old fast, although I admit that it does help you get used to combatting a particular enemy type, so I am a bit torn on this.

It's honestly a good game and I believe a lot of people won't take as much issue with the puzzles as me, (my patience can be a detriment at times) and the combat issue obviously gets mitigated the more you play. Last point is that the trading system is a bit laborious, I normally ignore it and buy the best gear from the shops or wear whatever upgrades I find. I just wish they'd let you buy the better health regen items instead of having to trade for them, maybe an endgame shop will allow you to, who knows.

TL;DR: Crosscode is a good RPG with some frustrating elements, not my favourite RPG on the Switch so far, but it's decent.

Arnie4490

Jhena

Trying to beat Turtles 1 of the Cowabunga Collection. Almost reached the boss of area 3. This could take a while. It is a very challenging game and after all these years, it still is enjoyable.

Jhena

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Tyranexx

Metroid Prime Hunters (Wii U VC) - I thought I'd try this one just for the novelty. It's the only Metroid title outside of Federation Force and the Metroid Prime Pinball spinoff that I haven't played. I think it was a fairly decent game for its time, but it hasn't exactly aged well. Samus controls like a tank even when I switched to the button mode, and enemies are really hard to hit due to this....Yet they have no issues hitting Samus.

Supposedly this is worth it for the multiplayer, but this is unfortunately very limited on Wii U VC titles.

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Currently playing: Ys Origin (Switch), 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Switch)

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Spyro the Dragon from Spyro Reignited Trilogy PS4 (2019 version).
I have accumulated 20% gameplay.

My Top 3 Dance Dance Revolution Arcade:
1. Dance Dance Revolution X2
2. Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME
3. Dance Dance Revolution 3rd Mix

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WaffleBoat

I caved in and bought xenoblade 3 I was sick of people saying it was the best RPG (mother 3 is the best one) so I will see about that.

I fear no man
but that thing:
The carrot minigame from bowser's inside story
it scares me

CFarris419

I've been playing Splatoon 3. I played a little bit of Splatoon 2 when it came out, but it didn't really pull me in. This one, on the other hand, has me hooked. There's so much to do and it's pretty visually stunning. I really enjoy walking around the square and looking at people's drawings. I think Salmon Run is my favorite thing to do right now, I just wish the rounds lasted a little bit longer.

CFarris419

WaffleBoat

@CFarris419
I wish they were shorter! (When glow flies show up you will KNOW)

I fear no man
but that thing:
The carrot minigame from bowser's inside story
it scares me

CFarris419

@WaffleBoat I haven't run into that yet, I'm just a few hours into the game. I'm sure there's chaos to come XD

CFarris419

Tasuki

Tried out Overwatch 2 last night. It's fun and it's Overwatch but feels more like DLC to the first game rather then an actual sequel. I mean. It even used the same intro video. I will say it did add one thing that I enjoy in my FPS Games, progression which mean since Modern Warfare II dropped the ball this year Overwatch 2 will probably be my go to FPS for a few years.

RetiredPush Square Moderator and all around retro gamer.

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Jhena

Reached a mini boss today in the last level of turtles 1. The game is getting easier a little bit. I think I should be able to beat it.

Jhena

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Zuljaras

Now I am playing Dark Souls 3!
I am heading to the Catacombs of Carthus after beating the Abyss Watchers!

Why are those games so damn good?!

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CJD87

Return to Monkey Island! Finally made it to "Act 2".... got stuck on a few bits, but thankfully none of the puzzle have been too obtuse (so far anyway!).

My goal is to complete it without using the 'hint book' which resides within your inventory. So far so good, now pushing on with Act 2.

A really enjoyable point-and-click romp, although perhaps not quite as sophisticated or impressive as Thimbleweed Park

CJD87

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