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7thCircle · Proofer of the Realm

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  • Moonlighter (PC) was a quick-paced little thing. Given how basic it is, being relatively fast and short worked in its favor, and the shopkeep aspect worked well to break up the dungeon crawling. It was a fun indie game but not a lot going on to make…
  • I got Civilizationed out during V, accepting that it wasn't as fun as other 4X games I was playing, and every game in the series is the same. But there's a visceral joy to building real world cities with historical tech and murdering real world lead…
  • It took about 3 months, which is an extremely long time for me to pick at a game before finishing it, but I finally completed Octopath Traveler (Switch) today. I enjoyed it the most at the difficulty spikes at the start of chapters 2 and 4, but the …
  • Somehow Tyranny (PC) released 2 years ago without me hearing about it, despite it being an Obsidian game. By the time it popped up as a Steam recommendation, player feedback was mixed, so I waited until I was in the right mood given its weaknesses. …
  • Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales (PC) started rough for me. The 1st chapter gives you a simple deck, an uninteresting story, and runs a bit too long. Once I adjusted my expectations for the game -- the story is fine, but vastly inferior to the other…
  • I started Thronebreaker last night and played to the end of the Lyria storyline. It's what it sells itself to be, but the Gwent fights are all puzzles of some type. Even the fights that aren't technically puzzles often have an odd condition to overc…
  • I made the mistake of starting The Banner Saga 3 (PC) on a work night. Got 4 hours of sleep that night and 3 hours last night, and the game is done in 2 days. This is the best in the series for me. Harder than 2, with more tactical options than 1…
  • The Lost Child (PS4) -- I hadn't played a Wizardry clone in a while and was intrigued by the SMT/El Shaddai influences. Relative to similar games, the simple plot wasn't entertaining nor did it make much sense, the encounter rate was too high in dun…
  • Scar wrote: » OG Legend of Zelda (Nintendo Online) Yup. I can't resist playing this game whenever it comes out on a new platform. Truly a classic. That's probably the last NES game I replayed (via the Gamecube collection a long time ago)…
  • I've been playing The Lost Child for a couple of weeks. I finished chapter 4 today and finally can capture angels. The game gives away the narrative a bit by letting you collect good karma while stating that you'll only fight neutral and evil astral…
  • I swear it took over 40 attempts, but I finally got a group of people who knew the Behemoth fight in Monster Hunter: World and killed it. It was only my 2nd or 3rd time making it to the last phase, and it's hard enough that even that group barely wo…
  • Life Is Strange - Episode 1: Chrysalis (PC) Life Is Strange - Episode 2: Out of Time (PC) I played these a few months ago and have had no interest in finishing the episodes, so I'm uninstalling and moving on. It wasn't bad, just too slow for me.
  • Sam Wachter wrote: » Beyond Two Souls (PS4) -- a hot disaster with David Cage pretending he understands the feminist manifesto This has been in my backlog for years. That summary makes me more interested in finally getting to it. I think He…
  • 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…