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  1. #421 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

  2. 5/10. Played a number of decent games, but there are also games like Mayo and Slyde as well so overall it roughly balances out.
  3. 6/10. Some incredibly high quality games like Bound and Furi and Celeste. Let down a bit by the Knack incompletion Edit: This was for Miles, AJ posted at the exact same time lol. 7.5/10. A lot of good games, some decent series completions, and a noticeable lack of ezpz shovelware.
  4. #420 - Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair A very bittersweet completion here. Great game (although I do prefer the first one), but.. also my final Vita game. What an incredible handheld and I'm sad I have to say goodbye to it for now. As for the game, my main problem with it comes from how... over the top it is. Danganronpa 1 had some typical anime tropes but for the most part it was pretty grounded, the characters felt like actual people, and the setting was also better. Here, some characters are just walking anime tropes all the time (Looking at you, Mikan and Teruteru), some of the plot elements are way more out there, and the setting is very bright and vibrant, which is fine, I just prefer the tone the original had. That said, the trials in this did feel harder which was very nice, and ignoring how over the top this game could be it's still a very engaging story. The bonus minigame modes were pretty bad, but Magical Miracle Girl Monomi wasn't quite as bad as people were hyping it up to be, which was a nice surprise.
  5. Progress Update: #420 - Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair A very bittersweet completion here. Great game (although I do prefer the first one), but.. also my final Vita game. What an incredible handheld and I'm sad I have to say goodbye to it for now. As for the game, my main problem with it comes from how... over the top it is. Danganronpa 1 had some typical anime tropes but for the most part it was pretty grounded, the characters felt like actual people, and the setting was also better. Here, some characters are just walking anime tropes all the time (Looking at you, Mikan and Teruteru), some of the plot elements are way more out there, and the setting is very bright and vibrant, which is fine, I just prefer the tone the original had. That said, the trials in this did feel harder which was very nice, and ignoring how over the top this game could be it's still a very engaging story. The bonus minigame modes were pretty bad, but Magical Miracle Girl Monomi wasn't quite as bad as people were hyping it up to be, which was a nice surprise.
  6. #419 - Tales of Zestiria This is without a doubt the worst Tales game I have played to completion. Not only is it rather poorly balanced (I ended up having to fight the final boss when he was over 60 levels higher than me... and I had been fighting every mob), it's also just not very interesting. None of the characters stand out as being memorable, the plot feels barebones, and every environment looks pretty much the same. A part of me wishes I hadn't played Berseria already so many years ago, because that one seems to add a lot to this retroactively, but I can only vaguely remember the big connections so that's a bit lost on me. The plat experience was pretty miserable too - I spent 2 days just running around in circles praying to RNG for my snack trophy to pop, and then there's a bunch of other RNG stuff to do as well. It's easy, it's just a complete slog. This game also features one of the things I hate most about certain JRPGs - if you die, you reload a save. There are some exceptions - most story bosses let you retry, but if you die to a mob or an optional boss, have fun losing potentially hours of progress. It feels so archaic and outdated, shocking that such a thing was still considered okay for a late-gen PS3 game when as far back as PS1 (maybe even earlier) games had autosaving. It's literally just a waste of the player's time for no reason. Some games can do it well - Shadow of the Tomb Raider, for example, which has an emphasis on traps and puzzles. The reload save aspect of that helps add to the tension and danger of it all - but Zestiria isn't like that at all. In Zestiria it's just tedious. I am very happy to be done with this but god I hope that Arise is actually good. I need a good Tales game to cleanse me after this one.
  7. Progress Update: #419 - Tales of Zestiria This is without a doubt the worst Tales game I have played to completion. Not only is it rather poorly balanced (I ended up having to fight the final boss when he was over 60 levels higher than me... and I had been fighting every mob), it's also just not very interesting. None of the characters stand out as being memorable, the plot feels barebones, and every environment looks pretty much the same. A part of me wishes I hadn't played Berseria already so many years ago, because that one seems to add a lot to this retroactively, but I can only vaguely remember the big connections so that's a bit lost on me. The plat experience was pretty miserable too - I spent 2 days just running around in circles praying to RNG for my snack trophy to pop, and then there's a bunch of other RNG stuff to do as well. It's easy, it's just a complete slog. This game also features one of the things I hate most about certain JRPGs - if you die, you reload a save. There are some exceptions - most story bosses let you retry, but if you die to a mob or an optional boss, have fun losing potentially hours of progress. It feels so archaic and outdated, shocking that such a thing was still considered okay for a late-gen PS3 game when as far back as PS1 (maybe even earlier) games had autosaving. It's literally just a waste of the player's time for no reason. Some games can do it well - Shadow of the Tomb Raider, for example, which has an emphasis on traps and puzzles. The reload save aspect of that helps add to the tension and danger of it all - but Zestiria isn't like that at all. In Zestiria it's just tedious. I am very happy to be done with this but god I hope that Arise is actually good. I need a good Tales game to cleanse me after this one.
  8. On the bright side it only takes an hour or two to skip through back to chapter 5, and I didn't have to redo that awful arcade game again lol. I found the touchpad easier than dpad - dpad/x button didn't feel responsive at all (I even did a stream of me playing the arcade game, and at one point I was spamming x, but you could clearly see on the stream that almost none of those inputs were being recognized.) It really did feel a bit out of place in a game so easy everywhere else.
  9. #418 - 2064: Read Only Memories PS+ gave me this game a long, long time ago (October 2018) but I never really bothered looking into it, must've been busy with other games at the time. Recently though I had seen quite a few people praise it, and I wanted an excuse to stop playing Tales of Zestiria, so I decided to download it and try it out. It... ended up being rather lackluster tbh, especially compared to all the hype people had been giving it. It's not a bad game by any stretch, has some interesting characters, the art is good, the music is excellent, and the plot could be engaging when it's not beating you over the head with entire conversations about operating systems or AI or other electronic-based systems. Those conversations got repetitive and tiring and unfortunately that's almost the entire game, and the main plot gets lost in it a bit and by the end I just didn't really care anymore. It didn't help that I had my save data corrupted at the end of chapter 5 (there are 6 chapters) so I had to redo the entirety of the game. And then you have to do another playthrough on top of that, which had some fun conversational changes (because you're rude to everyone in that run), but the main plot was basically the same overall so it wasn't particularly interesting. I do wonder whether my thoughts would be a little more positive if the save corruption hadn't necessitated an entire extra playthrough pretty much, but... I doubt they would be, honestly. If this game interests you it's worth at least trying it, because it's not outright bad, but I'd recommend going in with lower expectations than I had.
  10. Progress Update: #418 - 2064: Read Only Memories PS+ gave me this game a long, long time ago (October 2018) but I never really bothered looking into it, must've been busy with other games at the time. Recently though I had seen quite a few people praise it, and I wanted an excuse to stop playing Tales of Zestiria, so I decided to download it and try it out. It... ended up being rather lackluster tbh, especially compared to all the hype people had been giving it. It's not a bad game by any stretch, has some interesting characters, the art is good, the music is excellent, and the plot could be engaging when it's not beating you over the head with entire conversations about operating systems or AI or other electronic-based systems. Those conversations got repetitive and tiring and unfortunately that's almost the entire game, and the main plot gets lost in it a bit and by the end I just didn't really care anymore. It didn't help that I had my save data corrupted at the end of chapter 5 (there are 6 chapters) so I had to redo the entirety of the game. And then you have to do another playthrough on top of that, which had some fun conversational changes (because you're rude to everyone in that run), but the main plot was basically the same overall so it wasn't particularly interesting. I do wonder whether my thoughts would be a little more positive if the save corruption hadn't necessitated an entire extra playthrough pretty much, but... I doubt they would be, honestly. If this game interests you it's worth at least trying it, because it's not outright bad, but I'd recommend going in with lower expectations than I had.
  11. #418 - 2064: Read Only Memories

  12. 100% of people with the base game also have the DLC on their list as well, so should be factored in.
  13. How is it artificial if it’s the most accurate representation?