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I had played Mega Man 11 and I like it. it was much better than the travesty that was Mighty No 9. also Played Marvel's Spider-Man for PS4 it was great. now I'm currently Playing Dragon Quest XI
 
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I was gifted Fallout 76 while recovering from this year's flu strain. (ProTip kids - get the goddamn vaccine.) I liked the original Fallout 1 and 2. Fallout 3 is one of my favorites. Fallout: New Vegas was an enjoyable, if ultimately inconsequential, diversion. Fallout 4 had its moments. (Needed more of them, to be honest.)

And...it's not ready yet. Not even close. I suspect once Bethesda figures out what they want to do with this game, it'll improve drastically. But I can't recommend it for anybody right now.
 
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Just got my copy of KHIII. With some trepidation, here I go...

EDIT: Early returns about what I expected. The narrative is completely lost on me. It's earnest, certainly, but very weirdly paced. The gameplay, thankfully, is mindless fun. It's not so much a strategic action RPG than a glorified button masher. And it's absolutely gorgeous.
 
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avensis

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I play Resident Evil 2 remake, the game respects the original, graphically very beautiful and well optimized, the difficulty is well measured ... very good remake.
 
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sergann

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I was gifted Fallout 76 while recovering from this year's flu strain. (ProTip kids - get the goddamn vaccine.) I liked the original Fallout 1 and 2. Fallout 3 is one of my favorites. Fallout: New Vegas was an enjoyable, if ultimately inconsequential, diversion. Fallout 4 had its moments. (Needed more of them, to be honest.)

And...it's not ready yet. Not even close. I suspect once Bethesda figures out what they want to do with this game, it'll improve drastically. But I can't recommend it for anybody right now.
it was much better than the travesty that was Mighty No 9
 

FFChocobo18

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Yesterday, I got to Chapter 8, replayed Episode Gladiolus, and beat it, and got the rest of the Royal Arms on Lucis. For Costlemark, I didn't want to waste my time on it due to how diffficult it was to get through it's hordes of Daemons and Jabbawak, I used the Magitek Exosuits at some point in it, and eventually switched to Easy Mode when the suits were nearly out of power. I switched it back to Normal Mode after I got the Sword of The Tall, and leveled up from 38 to 51 at Galdin Quay's hotel. Now, next up is the FFXIV collab and Chapter 9 and onward.
 

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I've been playing a couple of old games on Switch.

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition - I can't believe I've ignored this series for as long as I have. I've looked at it before and thought I would enjoy it as it's basically a mix of Zelda and Prince of Persia (also reminds me of Legacy of Kain fairy often) but I never knew I would get into it as much as I am right now. I seriously like this game and the Switch port seems pretty solid.

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD - I played this game 3 or 4 times back on the PS2. I picked up the PS3 HD release but sadly never got around to touching it. The Switch version caught my attention, however. Being able to play this hybrid was too tempting. There's also the fact that I love the Pro Controller. Going from the PS2 version to this is a shocking difference. From what I've seen, it looks pretty much identical to the PS4 version. It's a shame they didn't make use of the HD rumble or add anything other than touchscreen healing between battles, but it's fine.
 

Lulcielid

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey, potentially my new favourite Assassin's Creed, yet, the fact that the Assassins vs Templar plotline is very thin makes it debately the best AC story yet (having a less rubish combat system also helps).
 
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Trials of Mana from the Collection of Mana. I've played the fan translation any number of times, and this localization effort highlights the stark difference between professional translators/writers and hobbyists. So far highly recommended.
 
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Finished the FFVIII remaster. Some thoughts:

- I cannot stress enough that the 3x speed option and the ability to turn off random battles immeasurably improved the experience.
- Without random encounters, it forced me to use Triple Triad (the best minigame in the entire FF series) and Card Mod to get the appropriate magic to junction.
- The new character models, for my money, looked great and sharp. It's a shame the backgrounds weren't (or more appropriately, couldn't) be updated as well.
- When I actually had to draw magic from enemies (mostly bosses), it was far, far less of a chore with the speed enhancements. The game is still stupidly easy to break.
- The Random rule is manageable if you mod every card except the GF and character ones. Same/Plus can die in a fire.
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- The menus seem to run at a lower framerate than the rest of the game. 3X speed fixed that.
- Interestingly enough, getting through the gameplay more efficiently allowed me more time to concentrate on the actual story. It's better than I initially gave it credit for 20 years ago(!). Nothing's changed - some of the plot points (especially THAT one) are still bizarre to this day, and the scenario hung more lanterns than 19-century London. I think it's more the translation -- grammatically proficient but but wildly inconsistent -- that holds this game back in my personal FF pantheon. I don't blame the localization team. We've all heard stories about the lack of support and access they had. Squall is far more relatable when you realize he was supposed to be awkward and scared, and not an emo jerk.

So if you liked FFVIII, this is well worth the $20 to experience it again. If you didn't, this is the version to give it another chance.
 
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Just got the Link's Awakening remake. It's as charming as it was when I first played it in 1993. The game is a near 1:1 remake of the original, which -- unlike Adventures of Mana -- is a good thing; the game world didn't need fixing. Of course, there are QoL improvements you would expect for a 2019 game. The only quibble I have is the need to equip Roc's Feather to jump; a minor complaint in a wonderful game.

It brings back memories of trying to see the Game Boy screen late night in the back seat of my parents' car.

EDIT: Finished it, with my daughter and youngest son watching me. It's much easier than the original -- simply given the QoL improvements. The map feature trivializes infamous sticking points in the original, like Eagle's Tower. The only trouble I had was a bit of JoyCon drift with the paver puzzles in Turtle Rock. All in all, this 15-hour game was much more fun and rewarding compared to my experiences with DQ11 and XC2.
 
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