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7thCircle · Proofer of the Realm

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Proofer of the Realm

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  • Picked up the Gathering Storm expansion on sale and played a game of Civilization VI (PC). The new diplomatic victory seemed a bit odd and too easy to get -- I was 1 point away when the rest of the world teamed up and blocked me, but if I understood…
  • Played Gears 5: Hivebusters (Xbox One) co-op with my brother last weekend. A little nugget of Gears fun we finished in under 4 hours. Our couch commentary making fun of the new characters should be a part of everyone's experience.
  • Over the last year I've been replaying some of my favorite recent-ish games, and to that end I played Child of Light (Switch) this week. I had this #5 on my personal RPGs of the decade list for RPGamer's feature last year and it was a very rare 5/5 …
  • Finished Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (PS4) and didn't enjoy it much. I thought Odyssey was great, but in Valhalla the series mechanics that have been around since the early PS3 days felt either unnecessary or burdensome, and the formula doesn't work …
  • Didn't finish any new games since Cyberpunk, but I had FTL: Faster Than Light (PC) in an earlier post and it's missing from the list.
  • (Quote) Yeah. I spent hours on alchemy when all the endgame gear and items became available, not knowing I was literally at the end of the game and only had 15 minutes of fights left. I beat all the elementals I was aware of before finishing the ma…
  • I skipped the last 4 Atelier games after getting increasingly disappointed by the series. RPGamer's feature on the series piqued my interest in them again and I blitzed through Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (PS4) this week. Th…
  • Picked up Etrian Odyssey Nexus (3DS) to play during NFL games this season. I was disappointed from start to finish. It's the biggest game in the series, but possibly the worst due to how bland and recycled it all is. I'd have preferred for the fina…
  • Been a slow year for completing new games for me. A lot of time spent on FF14, Overwatch, and MHW Iceborne, but I've completed a couple lately. Children of Morta (PS4) - Couch co-op with my brother. It's rare for us to both enjoy and not tap out on…
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (PS4) pulled me in with its sharp storytelling. The way it frequently reveals little twists and revelations while still leaving open questions I wanted to see answered made it hard to put down. Kudos to Atlus USA for an excel…
  • Played Huntdown (Xbox One) couch co-op with my brother today. It's a fast-paced arcade shooter with frequent checkpoints, and boss fights that are short when mistakes aren't made. We died a lot, but had fun because the bosses were all rather basic o…
  • In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition (PS4) I replayed the base game, then played the expansions for the first time. It held up superbly in a 2nd playthrough and I loved the expansions. Hearts of Stone felt like an 8 episode final season for…
  • (Quote) I was a big fan of FTL and gave Into the Breach a couple chances to snag me the same way, but after a dozen victories or so I wasn't finding it as satisfying and eventually dropped it. I still play FTL: Faster Than Light (PC) every now and …
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Switch) was scratching an itch for a while, given how long it's been since a 2D Castlevania came out. By the end it felt a little too long with warp points too far apart and upgrades requiring too much grinding. It…
  • I've been piddling around with breather games after Persona 5 and settled on The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch). Link's Awakening was my go-to Game Boy game for long car rides throughout my childhood and still easily in the top half of b…
  • I played The Executioner (PC) today and am just baffled. It's the most unsatisfying game I've played in a long time. If I knew it ended at chapter 1 and was 3 hours long I never would have bought it, and the number of typos and minor bugs in this sh…
  • My brother picked up Streets of Rage 4 (PS4) for us to play couch co-op. I think it was exactly what we wanted. Fun, short, maybe a little too easy but my bro gets frustrated fast when we lose in games so it might have been for the best. And for th…
  • I was in the mood for a turn-based game and played Pokemon Shield (Switch) this week. It's tough playing this right after Iceborne and Greedfall, two games where companies are trying to make the best game possible on their respective budgets. Shield…
  • I did end up playing Iceborne like a crazy person, hitting MR100 to fight the last monster, then doing Safi afterward because I thought it was meant to be done in all super endgame gear, but it's not. Also, succeeding on 2 raids was enough to make …
  • Rolled credits on Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (PS4) last weekend. It's extremely frustrating to play most of the time, but then it feels so good when a monster finally dies. I cuss at the screen nonstop while playing this. I did all the main miss…
  • (Quote) I've found, based on a small sample size, that I like Eastern European writing a lot. I wasn't surprised when I read after playing it that Disco was written by an Estonian author. The communist influences were a giveaway, but the game's wh…
  • I'm so glad Disco Elysium (PC) didn't fly under my radar. Suppose I have Steam to thank for that. Outstanding writing and a special game. Looking back, I've played several games lately with either a great story or great writing or both -- this, Oute…
  • There was a stretch around the middle to middle-end of The Outer Worlds (PS4) where I wasn't very engaged and found the game on the dull side, but the ending pulled me back into it and left me wanting more. If Monarch were shorter (or denser) and qu…
  • I feel like I've been slowly picking at The Longest Five Minutes (Switch) for months, but that could be because the ending sequence had me clicking through 1000 text windows often containing 6 or fewer words, and rewatching flashbacks within flashba…
  • I saw Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PC) in my Steam library and was in a patient enough mood to play it. I'd read how 'love it or hate it' it is and figured I'd play it a bit and just quit if it got annoying, but it was hard to put down once I got into…
  • My brother and I finished Borderlands 3 (PS4) tonight. Me as FL4K and him as Zane. This is my favorite Borderlands game and I'm looking forward to replaying it with different characters at some point. Technically, it's a bit of a mess with loading a…
  • God of War (PS4) somehow went under my radar last year, and a friend recommended it to me this summer. It was an outstanding game. I'd go so far as to call it flawless for what it aimed to do, and I completed all of the optional content/bosses. It l…
  • I was in the mood for a CRPG and blitzed through Torment: Tides of Numenera (PC) last week. I suppose I still consider Planescape my favorite video game ever, and this succeeded as a spiritual successor in that the writing and creativity were outsta…
  • My brother and I are playing BL3 on PS4 and all we've seen so far are stuttering and slowdown caused by pulling up the menu. I assume it's because we're playing couch co-op, but it's very disruptive when one of us opens the menu while the other is t…
  • I started Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch) while on vacation in August, then picked it back up when my FF14 sub ended a couple weeks ago. It was one of those rare games that was less than the sum of its parts for me. The story, lore, tactical comb…