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Re: The "what NON-Cave game(s) are you playing right now?" thread
« Reply #90 on: September 11, 2021, 12:00:23 AM »
I bought Tales of Arise (PS4) today and couldn't stop playing for about 3 hours. Just really awesome, all around.
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« Reply #91 on: October 09, 2021, 03:28:39 PM »
I finally finished Tales of Arise. Took me 36 hours. Great JRPG! Even better than those Xenoblade games.
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« Reply #92 on: October 18, 2021, 06:31:56 AM »
After Arise I played through Secret of Mana on the PS4. Just cleared it today, total play time was around 12 hours. I've cleared every version of the game now (even the iOS version on my ipad, which isn't bad actually!). I really liked this 3D remake, even more than the Trials of Mana remake. The best thing about this SoM remake is all the voice acting and new story scenes at the Inn with the three characters. Overall the game felt (and looked) like some long lost PS1/Saturn remake, which was pretty cool. With that said, I still prefer the original SNES game.
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« Reply #93 on: December 15, 2021, 06:05:37 PM »
Since my last post I've been going through some other JRPGs. I played Shin Megami Tensei V for 10 hours, but then dropped it and sold the game. I generally don't like Pokemon-style monster collection games, and this one wasn't great. I quickly tired of the whole "collect demons > fuse demons to make new demons", rinse and repeat over and over. Story was pretty blah too.

Next I tried Caligula Effect Overdose. Big mistake. I played this for about 10 hours too, determined to find some redeeming qualities. I liked Kotono, but that's about it. Another game dumped for good!

Ah, and then I began Trails of Cold Steel III on the Switch. Here we go! Finally a great game. I'm 45 hours in, up to Chapter 4. Hoping to finish it before the year's end.

I also bought Bravely Default II, so that's up next.
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« Reply #94 on: April 28, 2022, 11:24:08 PM »
I just finished up Shining Force, played on the Nintendo Switch Online Genesis service. It's a game I had been meaning to play through for years (I think I rented it back in 93 or 94, but I definitely didn't finish it back then). I found it to be an excellent game, a true classic of the SRPG genre, somewhat similar to Street Fighter II in its accessibility, innovation and lasting impact. It has also aged very well, outside of the clunky shop and item management system. I see they have just added Shining Force II to the service, which I am eager to play through in the near future.

In the mid-90s I played through Shining the Holy Ark on the Saturn, which was an amazing game at the time. I'm hopeful they'll add its predecessor Shining in the Darkness to the NSO service soon, as I've never tried that one.
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Re: The "what NON-Cave game(s) are you playing right now?" thread
« Reply #95 on: April 30, 2022, 10:11:28 PM »


Pocky & Rocky Reshrined ! Absolutely amazing and gorgeous in term of graphics, really fun and with some major new gameplay features and new characters.