Played/finished Them's Fighting Herds story mode on Beginner difficulty. Platforming sections were annoying. Had trouble with the first two bosses but eventually got through. Surprised story mode was so short. There's supposed to be more chapters soon, but apparently it's been in development hell. Haven't really played much in online mode, but the salt mines are kinda fun.
Played some more Minecraft Dungeons with my oldest yesterday. It is a fun game, but I find the loot rewards to be annoyingly spare and the boss fights to be annoying. Not to mention how buggy the game is on the Nintendo Switch.
Picked up the digital version of Process of Elimination. Feels like it took forever to get to the next strategy/board game section. I lost b/c I spent too much time trying to investigate side data. XD
Apparently, once you beat the game, you can go back and use all the detectives to investigate. Plus there's extra data? I'll still try to get everything I can once more, though. I kinda forgot about some of the mechanics since it's been awhile since the demo.
Finished Process of Elimination. Saw some of the twists coming. Some plot holes, but it was more complicated than I thought. It had shounen beats of darkness/despair with unbridled optimism and a little fanservice. The characters were fairly interesting but I didn't get overly attached. There was some inconsistent characterization. Def didn't hit hard compared to other mystery games I've played.
The best part was the board game/strategy maps. Each char has their own strengths/weaknesses, plus you have to navigate/uncover the evidence in X amount of turns. Some areas have enemies/traps to avoid, which made things more complex. Two shorter maps were really annoying, though, and I had to look up a video. You can't undo anything once you make your move, if you fail you have to start over from scratch. I kinda wish there were more maps you could do just for fun. Post game clearing adds a few more skits/info you can uncover on the maps, but you can't use all available detectives on all the maps.
It was pretty fun, once I got to the 2nd map it was hard to put down. 6.5/10 maybe?
I decided to get back into Demon's Souls before the hot weather takes over and makes me nervous about running the ol' PS3. I managed to beat the Flamelurker, finally unlocking the ability to craft boss weapons. Not that I was really interested in any because I'm playing a Temple Knight and discovered that the Moonlight Great Sword in this game is geared toward high-Faith characters. On the subject of special weapons, though, I trekked back into the Valley of Defilement to have a go at the crystal lizards, and discovered that an extra ladder appears once you've beaten all the world's bosses. It leads to four of the giant Depraved Ones, an enemy that's particularly hard to deal with in this zone because of the terrain. Somehow I got them all without getting hit, despite being utterly unprepared to face them. I'm getting really good at baiting out attacks and then casually stepping out of the way just in time. Too bad that rarely works on bosses.
Speaking of which, the Penetrator is no joke without Biorr. I don't know if I was getting tired of cheesing my way through everything or paranoid about Biorr possibly dying—probably a little of both—but for now I would like to try to solo him. I think the big issue is that I have no idea what I'm doing. I've watched several LPs of this game at this point, so I can try to just follow their example if nothing else, but they all dealt with the Penetrator by letting Biorr do most of the work. I'm flying blind for the first time in this entire run.
The Maneaters, meanwhile, also continues to be a wall for a different but related reason: it's completely impossible to predict. No two attempts feel like the same encounter. One time I was beating them both pretty easily until the survivor was at 25% health left and decided to just stunlock-combo me to death. Another time, one of them just flew away and never came back. (I know that can happen if you have the Thief Ring, but that was actually the time I remembered to take it off!) I've heard people describe that fight as "literally broken", as in it was never programmed properly, and I believe it.
12 bosses out of 16 down, though, and one of the remaining ones should be a cakewalk. Oh, and I figured out that I can stop leveling Intelligence if I swap out my helmet for the silver coronet, which will put me over the 100MP needed to cast God's Wrath, so that might be what I try next against Penny and the Goyles. Definitely going to go farm the crystal lizard nest in 2-2 with it.
Final Fantasy III on I Pad
Final Fantasy IV on I Pad
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy IX on PS Mini
Final Fantasy X on PS 2
Fnal Fantasy XII on PS 2
Tomb Raider VIII Anniversary on PS 2
Tomb Raider IX Underworld on PS 2
Final Fantasy XIII
Starting Chapter 4
Finished the main game for Final Fantasy Dimensions II
I beat Street Fighter IV on my phone. Used Cammy. This was before I got a PS 3.
I have sucked completely into Xenoblade Chronicles 3 again. Which is both an awesome game and story, and yet I feel like I’m progressing really slowly because barely have I finished say 3 or four missions/side quests, then 6 more instantly pop up. And yet…
I am loving every minute of this.
Still haven’t finished Xenoblade 2 and still need to buy Xenoblade 1, though i do know both games stories well enough.
While I’m not quite done with the main story yet, i am very much looking forward to the dlc expansion story Future Redeemed.
I know it will likely never happen, but I would love a total remake of Xenogears.
Process of Elimination... one of the characters is Pinkerton descendant. The name sounded vaguely familiar when playing, now it's Poor Posh Detective has her work cut out for her, trying to restore honor to her family name.
Started Danganronpa S Ultimate Summer Camp. It was the main reason I got the Decadence bundle, since I haven't played it before. It is fun, but looking up guides, it's a LOT more grindy than I thought. Leveling up individual cards on the board game helps you win tower fights which give you bonuses on the board games and on and on. Of course there's a huge gotcha mechanic, and while you *can* pay real money for cards, apparently it's not even necessary (if you play enough).
I'm not sure if this game will keep me interested to "beat" the game (you have to play every char on the board at least once), and I definitely won't bother with all the events for all chars, but it's fun so far!