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PS4
Control: The Foundation
Going to play this as soon as I'm in the mood for videogames again

Updated about 15 hours ago

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Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
[36:37] Post Game Grind

Updated about 2 weeks ago

I never wanted to play Disgaea again, as without the original cast, it just didn't feel like it made sense to. Lo and behold, they made a direct sequel to the original game.
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PS4
A Hat In Time
Platinum Trophy Obtained Achievements: 28 / 28 (100%)

Updated about 4 weeks ago

It's beyond amazing. Writing...
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PS4
Path of Exile
Playing around the Atlas as a Lv 83 Necromancer

Updated about 1 month ago

I\'m using this really solid Necromancer build that\'s supposed to be SSF viable for all content, to try and counteract the ridiculous console trade market that makes the game so impossible to play. But god, this game is stressful. I like it a ton, but it\'s really stressful.
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PS4
Yakuza Kiwami
[67:49] Platinum Trophy Obtained Achievements: 55 / 55 (100%)

Updated about 1 month ago

Writing...
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PS4
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age PAL
Phon Coast

Updated about 2 months ago

Party is Vaan as Uhlan/Time Battlemage, Balthier as Knight/Bushi, Basch as Shikari/Foebreaker, Ashe as Black Mage/Monk, Fran as Red Battlemage/Archer and Penelo as White Mage/Machinist. The game is so much more fun when everyone has a fixed role like that!
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PC
Magical Diary
[4:00] January

Updated about 7 months ago

Lucca202's Status

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about 1 month ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Oh wow, I did not remember writing a comment about Yakuza games six months ago. And I mentioned the same Haruka request, that's funny. Yeah, I only attempted to platinum Kiwami since it seemed like a game with a much smaller checklist of stuff compared to Zero. I got close. Besides being stuck on Karaoke, I only remember having climax battles left. And mahjong since I felt like I needed a day just to understand it. I'm much better at American gambling.

I like Yakuza games, but they're just so jam packed with content that I gotta make sure I don't start chasing tasks I can't win. You never know what's going to turn up to be a real roadblock. Kind of like Final Fantasy games, lots of fun to play but a nightmare to 100%. As you say, the extra time could have been spent enjoying other games if my brain can learn to walk away, or just come back to it in small quantities later.

I read your writeup about Pokemon, and it definitely feels like the series is heading in the wrong direction. I was never too passionate about these games as an adult, but I always felt like there was so much more untapped potential there. As a child my first gamecube game was Pokemon Colosseum, and also my first taste of Gen 3. It's honestly not great compared to main series games, or its sequel, but it captivated my imagination of what a console pokemon game was capable of. At the time I was probably expecting Pokemon Stadium 3, since the title is so similar, but I couldn't get enough of Full 3D environments and double battles.

I still have friends to play pokemon with, which has kept me into the franchise throughout all these years, but Sword and Shield was what finally pushed me to just ditch it. It didn't look fun anymore. It just looked like the same game but with missing features. I hope there's a day in which I can enjoy new pokemon games again. I know the wait won't be too bad, since there's a lot of dusty old cartridges hanging around here that still hold up just as well on replay.
about 2 months ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Oof, I remember the shooting chapter you're referring to in Yakuza Kiwami. My best advice is that you do significantly more damage hitting somebody near the center of each circle. And that's how you win the parts with the drivers try to crash into you. It's so annoying you have to redo the entire chapter just for one chance at this segment since there's no opportunity to save.

I'm always impressed whenever somebody manages 100% completion on one of these Yakuza games. This one is the furthest I got with my finished Legend Mode run, but I just got roadblocked by Haruka's karaoke request. I tried for hours, I just can't do it as perfectly as the game asks for. I was really tired of the song too but I know I needed to listen to it in order to get the proper rhythm lol
about 7 months ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
River City Girls was delightful. I invited a friend over and we cleared it in one sitting which took 5 or 6 hours. The dialogue and characters were consistently funny, and the combat was so fun we had to pull ourselves away from beating up random enemies on every screen transitions because the combat was so fun. You've played Yakuza, which is a beat em up. This is that, but as a lower budget side scroller. There are no mini games and the Girls don't have as many moves as Kiryu does with his four styles. They do have completely unique move lists but you won't have to memorize lengthy combos. Just do a string of light attacks that all confirm directly into heavy or super moves.

My only gripe with the combat system is that in order to grab an opponent they must be stunned. And the only way to stun is to hit them with a certain amount of attacks. The game doesn't visually show they're stunned until they get up off the ground so the player likely overshoots on damage while stomping them if they're not counting hits.

We also did not care for the game's ending.

As for difficulty I think the game takes it easy on the player. Dying makes you lose half your money like in the NES original, but the vast majority of your money is earned from story progression rather than grinding. As long as you remember to go on a shopping spree after each story quest you shouldn't have much fear of death.
about 7 months ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Whoa, 100% clear on Yakuza 0? I only ever tried with Kiwami. As far as I know, Kiwami has much less to do than 0, but I crumpled. I was done in by a hard as heck Karaoke high score, and a bunch of grinding other tasks on the CP list. These are good games, but I definitely feel like I could wait before continuing the series when they rely on the same game world. Seems easy to get burnt out on games like that.
about 12 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Lol I forgot how much I hated The Order's subtitles. YES! They were horrible. QA for subtitles would be amazing. If movies can standardize them, games can too. I am really enjoying Sleeping Dogs so far so at least there's that. I feel like it's gonna be a repeat of the Arkham games for me: super fun to play, but actually playing them involved lots of pausing and moving closer to the screen during story beats.
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