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  1. I only finished the 3DS one (Sticker Star) that everyone seemed to hate. So I'd probably also like the disliked Color Splash. Anyway, I'm looking forward to this one.
  2. Great news! I just recently finished ToCS 2 and I'm currently playing the excellent fan translation of Trails from Zero.
  3. I don't get the toilet paper and especially bottled water hoarding. Then again, my wife comes from a country where bidets are the norm, so we use way less toilet paper in our household than most people. With two kids that are almost 6 and 3, baby wipes are actually much more essential in our house. I wonder if COVID-19 will finally push some of the die-hard "physical copy or bust" gamers to digital? Nah, who am I kidding. 🙄 I'm almost completely digital now, so my gaming won't have to change much no matter how bad the changes to infrastructure get. Animal Crossing does seem like a good game to dig into over the next month, but life sim games have never appealed to me. I guess I'll keep at my PS4 and Switch backlog.
  4. I'm wrapping up Trails of Cold Steel II. This game is much more massive than I thought. I kept thinking it would end, only to give me more. I'm in the Epilogue dungeon now, which seems to be the final part of the game. Maybe it's just me, but this game feels at least twice as big as ToCS 1. I remember Trails in the Sky II being bigger than the first one, but it didn't feel this much bigger. I've really enjoyed all the games, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I'm looking forward to finally finishing this one. Hopefully the fan translation of the first Crossbell game will be done soon (it's "done", just not released yet since it's being polished up).

    1. MosesRockefeller


      And... it's done! I guess it's good the fan translation for the first Crossbell game isn't released yet... I need a little break from the series. But not too long. :)

  5. I don't know how far I am either. Chapter 2 or 3 I think. I was very lost in the game, just like you said, "running around aimlessly". I did want to play far enough for the Skells, but I just don't think I have it in me. I hate MMOs and this game is too much like a MMO for me. I didn't even want to create a character for it; I much prefer having a set character to play as. I noticed that the trade-in value of the game is really bad (unusual for a Nintendo game), so I might as well give it another shot. But I predict the annoying stuff will still vastly outweigh the things I like. Speaking of the online features and Miiverse integration, XCX isn't the only game guilty of this, but the Miiverse messages are really annoying. Why couldn't Nintendo have patched out that damn message? They should just skip the Miiverse stuff completely. I don't need multiple warnings every single time I launch a game with Miiverse integration!
  6. I was going to ask why you have 3 Switches, and then I realized the answer is "because we don't need 4". What a dumb question! 😜 Anyway, I agree, that's a nice looking edition.
  7. I enjoyed TMS on Wii U but the dungeons got a little repetitive towards the end. Maybe my problem was doing too much fighting and overleveling? I played Persona 5 afterwards and enjoyed it more (although the Mementos dungeons were very bland and the biggest weak point of that game). I am not getting the Switch version of TMS, but I would say it's worth a look. I was also playing XCX on Wii U but I had the Wii U disconnected for a long time before, during, and after our move. Now that I have it hooked back up, I realize how bored I had gotten in XCX, and I have decided to abandon it. It was too directionless and open for me. I have lost almost all interest in "open world" games over the past few months, and XCX being so open combined with a lack of story focus, made me really lose interest. I liked XC2 a lot though, so I'm looking forward to playing the original game when it gets ported to Switch. On Switch, I recently finished Fire Emblem Three Houses. I took the Edelgard path, and I had FemByleth romance her (yes, it's kind of subtle since it's Nintendo, but it's there). I enjoyed it, although I can see why hardcore strategy fans think it's not challenging enough. I played on Classic but thanks to Divine Pulse and overpowering Byleth, Edelgard, and my black magic characters, combat wasn't usually very challenging. I have the season pass so I'll check out this new story DLC, but I doubt I'll do another full run through a different house. I'm mostly playing Luigi's Mansion 3 now, which is a lot of fun.
  8. That's not what I was trying to say. I must have worded my original post poorly and it's not really worth digging into. It was only an aside anyway. Let's move on. One thing I will clarify however, is that in no way was I stating that I don't want the Crossbell games or the Trails in the Sky games to get ported to PS4. I'm sure there is a market there for Cold Steel fans, whether they're remakes or straight ports. I think the series should continue on PS4, Switch, and PC so I would like to see both older series there, as well as Cold Steel 1, 2, and 4 on Switch. And Cold Steel 4 localized for PS4 too of course. The Switch getting JRPGs is not necessarily a vast untapped market, but it's still increasing the fanbase. It has become an extension of the JRPG market just like the PC has, and the Atelier series has added it as a major platform. JRPGs on Switch are appealing to gamers like me, who preferred to play long JRPGs on PSP/Vita and got left behind when the Vita died. I can't speak for all portable gamers; in my case I wouldn't refuse to play a non-portable JRPG (on PS4), but I love having more games to play on the go. The part I don't understand is how porting the series lessens the experience if you choose to continue playing it on PS4. That isn't likely to happen with Trails. Why not both? The series has established a pattern of PS3 (now PS4) as lead platform, with the PC ports having extra bells and whistles. The Switch can fit into that, with it being similar to the PS4 versions but with reduced graphics quality.
  9. I'm not sure what you mean. Indie 2D games? Minecraft? I didn't mean to say only graphical powerhouses sell on PS4, but they're definitely its bread-and-butter. Anyway, my point was that the Switch does very well with graphically underwhelming games, since a lot of people play it in handheld mode where it's not very noticeable. It doesn't seem like crazy logic to me. What does this even mean? You don't want the series to be on other platforms? Why in the world not? Getting to more platforms helps increase the player base, and keeps the franchise alive. How could that be a bad thing? From what I've seen, that's going to be a major time commitment. I'm fine with just 1 route. I'm not that big of a Fire Emblem player though. I played Awakening and liked it a lot, and I started on Fates but got bored partway through the first route I tried. I think the characters and story fell flat for me. Three Houses is more engaging so far. Xenoblade 2 was fun. I actually liked the exaggerated weird British accents. I haven't played Golden Country yet though.
  10. Look at this, Cold Steel 3 is coming to Switch! I just started on Cold Steel 2; I'm still in the Prologue but I think I'm near the end of it. I have the Collectors Edition of Cold Steel 3 for PS4 on my shelf but I may just order the standard edition for Switch. It will be out by the time I finish Cold Steel 2 and play fan translations of the Crossbell games (to be honest, it will probably be out before I even finish Cold Steel 2!), and I want to support porting these games to more platforms. The Trails in the Sky trilogy (and Crossbell series) would be right at home on the Switch without doing 3D remakes. On the PS4 people would probably expect prettier remakes. Since you mentioned Fire Emblem, I am also playing that right now. I'm currently in the December month at the monastery. I'm enjoying it so far.
  11. I love the Vita, but the Switch did not kill it. I can understand being slightly bitter, but that's pretty silly. You can't keep a system going without any first party games. The Switch captured most of the Vita's audience by being a similar handheld with actual manufacturer support. The Vita was already dead before that happened.
  12. Well met! I've tried to play 4 or 5 Pokemon games. The longest I've ever stuck with one is a few hours. I finally decided it just wasn't for me. Agreed! I loved Ori.
  13. I'm almost done with Trails of Cold Steel. A question for anyone who has finished the story: without skipping dialog and playing at a normal pace, roughly how many hours of playtime are there from October 24 (Festival Day 2) until the end of the game? I'm about to go on vacation for 3 weeks starting Sunday, and I'd love to finish up the game before then. Realistically though, I probably only have a few hours of playtime that I can spare between packing, work, kids, etc. Any hints on how doable this is? By the way, I'm just talking about playing out to the end of the story, not reloading for character end trophies or anything like that.

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    2. Neputyunu


      The final boss in ToCS2 ist really amazing. But beware, you need ALL your mates for this fight. So better equip and grind them up a bit. ;) I did not and it took me hours to beat it with my secondary party haha.


      Yes, the second game does not answer all the questions... I heard you would need to play the Crossbell Stories too, to fully understand it. Rumors say they are coming to PS4 at some point. I would like to play that before ToCS3, because ToCS3 is supposed to be more confusing if you did not play that.

    3. MosesRockefeller


      I was planning on playing the 2 Crossbell games (the fan translation of the first game is almost done, and the second one -  although not as thorough - is already done) after ToCS2, and it sounds like that's the best time to take a break from the Cold Steel arc.

    4. Phoenix_argentea


      Surely after ToCS II I'll take a break! xD Probably I'll go with ToCS III during next year, and luckily the second game has no crazy cliffhanger. Actually I really didn't like the two final chapters: according to me the game could end with the final dungeon of the Finale chapter and a couple of extra scenes, nothing more. I have no idea about the Divertissement chapter (probably the two characters come from another arc of Legends of Heroes), and the Epilogue dungeon was boring. :S

      But it has a "normal" ending (compared to the first game), so I have no hurry for the 3rd game! :giggle:

  14. I started playing RPGs with Western RPGs, and a lot of them have set paths and stories too (e.g. Baldur's Gate, which was the first one I really got into). To be honest I think it's only the open world ones (Fallout, Elder Scrolls, etc.) that don't have those things. Most of the RPG elements are in building your stats, equipment, customizing your character. For example, in FFX and FFX-2 you can take any character and make them do any role (mage, warrior, etc.). Even that is not possible in a lot of RPGs. I'm a redhead American, and I don't really get what being ginger has to do with anything? Sadly, right now the most famous redhead is probably Ed Sheeran, who embarrasses our entire hair color.
  15. I just started playing it and I'm enjoying it as a game. I'm not going for trophies though, which is a huge difference in how it plays. Kudos for the Platinum in FFX by the way. I could never force myself to manage that - I never seriously thought I would, and I convinced myself very early on.