ChosenSavior wrote:Had to bump this thread back up and catch up with everyone on the gaming front. The holidays were busy so I did not have the time to post in this thread as I would have liked.
Firing off quick things in my mind:
* Kingdom Hearts 3 has been amazing so far. If anyone else has been playing it or has beaten it, please do not spoil the story for anyone who has not played it yet.
* Smash Bros. Ultimate is so addictive! I try to practice as much as I can to get my skills respectable. Friend code is 3148-9953-7982 for anyone that wants to add me.
* Apex Legends has been a welcomed surprise by Respawn. Battle Royal shooter with excellent controls.
* Resident Evil 2 is amazing as well. Such a beautiful remake of a great game.
I love the Kingdom Hearts gameplay, but I absolutely loathe how far up its own ass the story is. I haven't bought the game yet, but there's a very real chance I just skip all the scenes when I do play it. I really couldn't care less what happens in the story. That being said, I expect to like the game.
Despite being my namesake, I'm just now playing Final Fantasy XV. I was very skeptical of it all along, and I waited until I could get the Royal Edition for 19.99. I like the game but I definitely don't love it.
Since this post, I've played quite a few things.
I finished FFXV and got the platinum trophy. Wasn't very difficult, just time consuming. I had all the DLCs from the Royal Edition (except Episode Ardyn, which released later) and played those, but didn't get all the trophies. They don't count towards platinum, I was kinda done with the game by this point, and some of them would have been annoying anyway. I played Comrades for awhile and was able to solo most of the content, but eventually you hit a wall and you can't really progress anymore without friends to play with or massive grinding. Screw it.
Played Rise of the Tomb Raider. I liked it, didn't love it. Will get Shadow of the Tomb Raider soon, as it will be 19.99 in no time. Didn't platinum this game since it would take too much work for a game I wasn't nearly passionate enough about. The ps4 version includes the DLCs, but they were kind of whatever. Croft Manor was ok, but I quit Lara's Nightmare after my first death. Thought it was pretty stupid and didn't feel like trying again.
Played Shenmue II. Or rather, I finally picked it back up and finished it. I started it after playing the first one right when the collection released, but then put it down. Missed 3 or 4 trophies, but honestly I didn't really like the game very much, so I didn't do a 2nd playthrough to get them. Maybe it's just nostalgia that makes me like the 1st one more, but there were a lot of things about the 2nd that really annoyed me. It adds some significant quality of life improvements, like auto waiting for scheduled events. But the QTEs (the more complicated ones introduced in this game) are pure garbage, and even though grinding money at a specific point in the game that requires it isn't actually that hard with save scumming the gambling games, it's still tedious and not fun whatsoever.
Played South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Stick of Truth was great, and I think this one was better. Got screwed out of the platinum by a glitched trophy. I did everything it required, but apparently sometimes it just doesn't pop. And the nature of the trophy is that it would require playing all the way through again from scratch, and I don't want to. Hey, i know in my head that I got it.
Played .Hack//G.U. Last Recode. Never played those on ps2, so I wanted to check this out. It was alright. Almost got the platinum, just missing a few grindable trophies, but I didn't feel like it. I was burnt out by that point and didn't want to spend the additional 5-ish hours I estimate it would take.
Played the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Never played Spyro as a kid, but I always wanted to. Got the platinum for all 3 games, which was pretty simple to do.
And finally, Kingdom Hearts 3. 29.99 was good enough for me, so I got it and played it. 85% trophy completion. I'd like to platinum it, I really would, but I just don't feel like it. I think the Flantastic 7 minigames are terrible, and I'd need to go back and redo all 7 of them to get the Excellent rating. I'd also need to get all the treasures in the Frozen Slider minigame, which probably wouldn't be hard after consulting a guide, but I just hate that minigame. Nobody can make me play it again.
I'm looking at Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Nier Automata Game of the Yorha Edition, and Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition as games to play next, depending on when they hit my price point for them.
11/18/2017 - I have officially disowned Nikola Vucevic and branded him a loser.
- Skal Labissiere was my guy in 2016 pre-trade. Whoops, but I still believe.
- Malik Monk was my guy in 2017. Whoops(?)
- Mo Bamba was my guy in 2018. TBD.