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Joshua Carpenter · RPGamer Staff

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  • Thanks again Clix for managing this thread; I've only been participating the past few years, but I really enjoy reading about what games everyone has finished and their thoughts about them.
  • Va-11 Hall-a (Vita) - The Cyberpunk Bartending Action game was just what I needed right now. I played this on PC last year and didn't manage to finish, but it fit perfectly on the Vita. A slice of life game with a story that resonated with me right …
  • Nayuta no Kiseki (PSP) - Really excellent combat, incredibly mediocre story. Nonetheless, the gameplay is so good that it’s a shame the west missed out on this PSP gem.
  • Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix (Switch) - Review to come once I see how different the 2 paths actually are. If you liked Mercenaries Saga games, you'll feel right at home and this will be another small step forward. Otherwise, it's SRPG comfor…
  • Assassin's Creed Origins (PC) - I never gotten more than a few hours into and AssCreed before and that was pretty okay... the story is a jumbled mess with bad pacing and I still don't see what the point of the modern day part of the story is; thankf…
  • Metal Max Xeno (PS4) - It was apparently my night for finishing games. I finally managed to take down Catastrophus. I wish I could say it was because I leveled up, equipped my tank better, and used my knowledge of the battle system to outsmart him, …
  • 428: Shibuya Scramble (PC) What an amazing visual novel. It starts out following five characters who are in Shibuya as a kidnapping ransom is paid off. They all end up interacting and influencing each other in unexpected ways. The game has a fantast…
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Switch) - Finally rolled credits on VC4. Outstanding map design and combat; merely ok story and characters. I'm going to take a look at the post-game and write the review.
  • Donut County (PC) - Do you want a chill Katamari style game with an interesting art style? That's Donut County. There are some very light puzzle elements, but mostly it's about finding things that fit in the hole you control to make it bigger so you…
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - That was an alright Mario game. Had a lot of the Mario 64 style, but just didn't 100% click with me. I'm certainly not going to jump immediately into the post-game. Didn't jive as much as 3D World and 3D Land. Nonethel…
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4) - Finished this Friday night. I'll have a review up when we return to normal operations and I can get in the right frame of mind to write a positive review. Short version: very, very good, probably the best story in the series.
  • Zwei: The Arges Adventure (PC) - Finished that just in time for the end of JRPGJuly. I'll have some thoughts when the final update goes up.
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Donkey Kong Adventure DLC (Switch) - That was more of a good thing, though it doesn't manage to evolve the gameplay in the way I would have hoped. Crashing at the end of the last boss battle didn't help either.
  • Yakuza 6 (PS4) - Yep, going to be tough for anything to top that for my personal RPG of the year (though Moss may still be ahead in my personal GOY). I thought the improvements to the engine, while overdue, really improved the gameplay experience. W…
  • Full Metal Panic! Fight! Who Dares Wins (PS4) - That sure was an anime tie-in game. Super low-budget. An interesting battle system that the developers don't do anything with. Full Japanese VA cast so that helped carry the game along. The first half …
  • Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (PS4) - Ding-dong, the witch is dead. This game has an incredible amount of wasted potential. Unfortunately, it seems they spent the money on an excellent recreation of the look of the anime and bringing along …
  • Mercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of War (Switch) - Long overdue to finally finish this up. The patch a few weeks back did fix the bug with the play clock. Need to go back and see if the patch also fixed the bugs I ran into in MS2 and write up the rev…