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7thCircle · Proofer of the Realm

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  • I'll catch up a bit. I finished Monster Hunter: World (PS4) a few weeks ago. I'd been hesitant about the series because I'd heard about similarities with Dark Souls's combat system, and I can only take so much of that, but this was much less cumbers…
  • I spent a while trying Behemoth in Monster Hunter: World tonight. Never killed it, and only got close once. I know the fight is going for a Final Fantasy XIV feel, but it succeeded in ways I'm not sure they expected. The ilvl (HR) is too low, so und…
  • I spent around 4 hours in Eureka during the last free login period and it was not for me. I'd have to be extremely bored whenever I resub to go there again. After doing a pre-nerf relic in HW I decided never again, and at least for that I was runnin…
  • Took off work Monday through Wednesday for the FF14 free login period. Like last time, that let me cap two week's worth of tomes and whatnot. The story in 4.3 was excellent with a surprise trial I enjoyed. Square has found a good place for the diffi…
  • I finally got around to starting World of Final Fantasy yesterday. I was expecting a bunch of great ideas wasted on a budget, TOSE-developed game that would frequently use an old-school aesthetic as an excuse to be subpar. So far I'm pleasantly surp…
  • Yakuza 6 (PS4) - Awesome game. I could rave about it for a while. It excelled at all the JRPG genre's strengths and avoided the genre's weaknesses and pet peeves of mine. I haven't played every Yakuza game because I'm tired of the gameplay by the en…
  • Finished off Assassin's Creed Syndicate (PS4). Despite noticeable improvements to the controls, I'm tired of the gameplay and didn't enjoy this much. I hardly touched the optional content and beat it mostly because no other game is grabbing me at th…
  • I've been itching for a 4X run for a few weekends now. I started Galactic Civilizations 3 (PC) Friday night, played until 8:30am Saturday morning (which is why I only play on weekends), and wrapped it up during daylight hours. It got another larg…
  • Dragon's Crown Pro (PS4) - It's just a port of the original. Supposedly the music and graphics are better, but I didn't notice. After a slow, linear start, it's an arcade-style brawler in a fantasy world where you replay stages in a random order for…
  • Been bouncing between games this weekend because the new ones I started haven't grabbed my attention. Life Is Strange has been in my digital backlog for a couple of years. I finished the 2nd episode tonight. Stories where 4 years' worth of high s…
  • I finished BattleTech (PC) tonight. At about 4/5 of the way through, I lost steam and then stopped playing for a week when a mission annoyed me after I failed a couple of times, but until that point I played it for hours every day and was hooked. Th…
  • When I did it in December, it took at least 24 hours to arrive.
  • One of the first PC games I played was MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries. It became one of those not-RPGs that my mind categorized as an RPG, and a memorable experience that I've been wishing for a long time would return in a modern game. I was skeptical a…
  • I played all five episodes of Batman: The Enemy Within (PC) over the course of a couple days, and I consider this one game not five. Episode one was outstanding, leaving me marveling over Telltale's mastery of storytelling. Then the rest of the seas…
  • The board's FC gets quiet when it's been a while since the last content patch. Junko Byrne and Jammy Dodger were both online about every day I was around this week. Try sending one of them a tell and ask them about joining. I was only around for the…
  • I took off work Monday through Wednesday this week to max out my time in Final Fantasy XIV during a free login campaign. That gave me 2 days to cap weekly stuff before the reset, then 2 days after. Even completed 2 Wondrous Tales, which I usually do…
  • I also played three games of Into the Breach (PC) on Easy over the weekend. The package as a whole is more simple than FTL, which was disappointing, but as a tactics game it's very rewarding to plan out a series of moves and pull a victory out of a …
  • Mercenaries Saga 2: Order Of The Silver Eagle (3DS) was a solid, simple Japanese tactics game. I liked how each character felt different, and that you can't unlock everyone's best class so you have to pick and choose with some guesswork and fingers …
  • I played Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) during the Olympics. It's only the 2nd 3D Mario I've played since 64. Once every 10 years is about the right frequency for me. I had fun, and it was the right length, but having a moon around every corner took a…
  • I forgot to have a handheld game ready for March Madness. Decided to go with Mercenaries Saga 2. Lost Sphear sounds like it's going to be too slow for me, though I'm surprised it's already on sale when the physical copies are sold out.
  • After playing it regularly for 2 months, I finally finished Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch). The game clock isn't reliable because I left it running often, but I definitely spent over 150 hours on it, which I think makes it the longest I've spent on…
  • My top 10 in the order they came to mind: Persona 5, Breath of the Wild, The Witcher 3 - The three best games I played since 2010. Final Fantasy XIV - Sunk the most time into it, and it had the most memorable moments of accomplishment. Shadowru…
  • Lord Golbez wrote: » Persona 5 looks like a strong contender for the next GOTD, though with how rarely those come along, I'm not sure the staff would want to go for another Persona game. That wouldn't stop us. I'd hope staff would make thei…
  • DQ5 DS and DQ9 both ended up in the top three RPGs of the year. DQ5 lost to Demon's Souls and Dragon Age Origins, which many staff members considered two of the best games in a decade when they came out. We have nothing against Dragon Quest. The rep…
  • Times like this, I wish FF14 allowed for shorter subscription periods. I enjoy content the most when it's new, but when I resub I want to play it every day of the subscription, and patches don't add enough for me to do that very often.
  • Macstorm wrote: » Persona 5, Nier Automata, and Zelda are likely major favs out there. I see it like so...Persona 5 isn't as good as 4, Nier Automata isn't as good as Nier, and BotW isn't what I was looking for in a Zelda game. Just my thoughts. I…
  • I spent a while at my brother's today to play Nine Parchments couch co-op. For a friendly-fire spellcasting game with goofy controls that caused us to blast each other regularly, I think we both enjoyed it. We stopped because he wanted to watch the …