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Re: The "what NON-Cave game(s) are you playing right now?" thread
« Reply #60 on: August 04, 2018, 06:32:40 AM »
I finished Ni no Kuni 2 a few weeks ago. Mostly played it with my son in short bursts over several weeks, he really loved it. I thought it was pretty fun too.

Now I'm trying to finish up Xenoblade 2, which I've been working on since December.  :laugh: Almost there though (I think). Nearing the end of Chapter 9.
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« Reply #61 on: August 09, 2018, 11:32:40 PM »
Xenoblade 2 completed! Great JRPG, highly recommended. I finished it in about 55 hours spread over 9 months.  :laugh:

I have several other unplayed games on the shelf, not sure what to play next over the next several months in my dwindling free time. Perhaps Octopath Traveler on my Switch. :)
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Re: The "what NON-Cave game(s) are you playing right now?" thread
« Reply #62 on: August 10, 2018, 01:19:48 AM »
Please play Octopath. I loved the game a lot, and I still don't know a single other person who has seen a credit roll in that game. Most people just post articles about it and talk about how cool the sprites look. They do look cool, but holy crap that battle system is great and the classes are super fun to synergize.

Speaking of RPGs, did you ever play any of the Etrian Odyssey series?

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« Reply #63 on: August 10, 2018, 01:22:44 AM »
Re: Etrian Odyssey, I tried one or two on my Japanese 3DS but never finished them. Not a big fan of the manual mapping. I do enjoy a lot of DRPGs, though, and have finished many over the years.

Sounds like Octopath is a good one. I really loved Bravely Default, and I think this is by the same team? Not sure which character to start with. Perhaps Ophilia!
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Re: The "what NON-Cave game(s) are you playing right now?" thread
« Reply #64 on: August 10, 2018, 01:24:20 AM »
Etrian Untold 1 and 2, and then Etrian 4 and 5 on the 3DS all had some pretty awesome automapping options, if you're willing to give those another try.

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« Reply #65 on: August 10, 2018, 01:25:22 AM »
Automapping! Okay, I'll look into those some day, thanks. (My backlog is pretty large though.)
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Re: The "what NON-Cave game(s) are you playing right now?" thread
« Reply #66 on: September 24, 2018, 06:40:07 AM »
Aero Blasters - Mega Drive. Such an awesome little game.

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« Reply #67 on: October 03, 2018, 07:00:03 PM »
The last several months have had me just balls deep in RPG after RPG. July was Octopath. August was Demon Gaze II, then Darkest Dungeon - both were on sale at Best Buy so I finally picked up both. I was so enthralled with Darkest Dungeon that I spent my first 10 hours of Dragon Quest XI wishing I was playing Darkest Dungeon instead.

Then DQ sucked me in and it was totally amazing... but then when I was done with it I went running back to Darkest Dungeon.

Just like a true eldritch horror, this game sucks me in with obsessiveness only to drive me completely insane. I love it.

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« Reply #68 on: October 03, 2018, 10:37:23 PM »
What did you think of Demon Gaze II? I really liked the first game, but I'm sort of burned out on first-person DRPGs and I have a few in my backlog I haven't even touched yet (Mary Skelter is one).

I've taken a break from Octopath to play through Captain Toad (Switch) with my son. It's a lot of fun!

I bought the (rather expensive digital) Japanese versions of DQXI on both PS4 and 3DS last year, played each for a few hours, and settled on the 3DS version, which I very much enjoyed playing to completion. I think I will wait for the Switch version to play through it again, I suspect it will have some bonus features or upgrades.
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« Reply #69 on: October 04, 2018, 10:34:12 PM »
I played Mary Skelter briefly and did not enjoy it much. There's definitely a time and place for first person dungeon crawlers, so if you feel like you want a really good one, you would love Demon Gaze II. I think it was significantly better than the original. If you get the physical western release, it comes with all of the DLC. So you beat it, then there's post-game, but then there's post-game DLC, but then there's post-DLC post-game too. It's incredible.

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« Reply #70 on: October 04, 2018, 10:36:06 PM »
Thanks for the info! I bought Mary Skelter during a PSN sale for $3.99. So no big loss if I don't like it.

I will probably go with the Japanese release of DG2, if/when I play it, as I played through the first in Japanese and I like to keep things consistent.
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« Reply #71 on: October 05, 2018, 07:31:55 AM »
They definitely streamlined some stuff for II. As an example, you don’t have to pay rent every single time you go back to your home base, which I thought was something that I enjoyed seeing the change. The PS4 western release also has a major money bug where you get insane amounts of money - the battle winning screen will say you got 42G or something but if you open your menu it could end up being 10,000G. Wasn’t an issue on the vita, but I also don’t think money really does that much for you that you could break the game. Except in the way post game stuff where you can buy stat uppers I guess.

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« Reply #72 on: November 23, 2018, 10:34:31 PM »
I've started on Tokyo Xanadu on my Vita. Really liking it so far. I have the EX+ PS4 version too but I prefer playing JRPGs on portables.
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« Reply #73 on: December 22, 2018, 12:33:08 AM »
Still working my way through Tokyo Xanadu, but I've started Sega Ages Phantasy Star on my Switch today and I've gotten hooked on Ages mode with the automapping. What a game! To think it is about 30 years old...

I have Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Switch) on the way, but that won't arrive until  the 27th. I really liked the demo and I played through the first game on my Vita, which was fun but had some issues (many of which have been fixed in the sequel).
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« Reply #74 on: December 25, 2018, 03:55:21 PM »
I finished Phantasy Star. Nice to finally play through that one.  :righton: I don't think I would have bothered without the automap, though.

Just starting out on DQB2, which fortunately arrived early on Christmas Eve.
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« Reply #75 on: January 12, 2019, 08:20:21 PM »
I put DQB2 on hold for now. Just starting the last chapter of Tokyo Xanadu, and also playing New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe on my Switch.  :righton:
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« Reply #76 on: January 30, 2019, 10:51:52 PM »
I finished up Tokyo Xanadu Vita and New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe last week. TX was pretty average. But NSMBUD was quite fun (I still like NSMB2 3DS better, though).



Next I'm moving on to God Wars The Complete Legend (Switch), which so far is quite good.
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« Reply #77 on: February 18, 2019, 03:27:22 PM »
Sorry I completely fell off the face of the earth. Haven't been updating my spreadsheet either, mostly thanks to life commitments but also in big part due to Enter the Gungeon, Resident Evil 2, and Etrian Odyssey Nexus. I still have big stack of games to play from around the holidays. It's great but I also feel like I haven't done anything productive for a couple months...

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« Reply #78 on: February 18, 2019, 03:51:22 PM »
Nice to have you back!

Back on topic, I gave up on God Wars about halfway through. It just got a bit too repetitious, the inventory management/method of equipping is terrible (and annoying), and the story is rather bland. I'd rather re-play Stella Glow on my 3DS!
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Re: The "what NON-Cave game(s) are you playing right now?" thread
« Reply #79 on: September 22, 2019, 12:21:13 AM »
Time for a thread daifukkatsu!

I recently finished Fire Emblem Three Houses on my Switch. Good game, but I skipped all the "relationship" stuff (I find this stuff extraordinarily boring in any game, tbh) and just blazed through to the end. Cleared it in under 30 hours.

Now I'm playing the Link's Awakening remake on Switch and really loving it (my son loves it too)! Almost finished. Only bummer is the weird framerate that stutters every 5 seconds or so. It goes from 60 to 30, or somewhere in between. I'm surprised they released it in such a state.
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