After finishing Ys X: Nordics (which was great), I went back and played through Ys IX (PS5). I had played the Switch version for about 9 hours, but the framerate and graphics were so bad I dropped the game about a year ago and didn't feel like returning until I cleared Ys X. I decided to try the PS5 version of Ys IX, and this time I really enjoyed playing it. Took me about 30 hours to clear it with 100%. Really good Ys game, but I felt the extensive story scenes and large number of characters in the city made it feel like a Trails/Kiseki game at times, which I'd rather not have in my Ys games. Ys X was better in this regard. However, I preferred the gameplay of Ys IX.
Next up on my playlist are Soul Hackers 2 (PS5) and Super Mario RPG (Switch), when it releases later in the week. I've played the first hour of Soul Hackers 2, and so far it's great.
I finished this recently, it took me about 31 hours. There is a lot of side quest content I skipped, but I really enjoyed the game and Karja is an awesome partner for Adol. There is also a really cool story teaser in the epilogue (hidden in a rune stone under the lighthouse) that tells of one of Adol's adventures several decades in the future. I wonder if that will be Ys XI?
I'm still playing through Ys X: Nordics on the PS5, but I took a break recently to complete Super Mario Wonder. I got 100% in the game except for the "final-final" level. I've played that many times but keep dying on the invisibility part at the end, which is just not any fun, so I think I'll give up and move on. The game is pretty great outside of that, though it only took me 8-10 hours to do everything, so I feel it is a bit light on content. After that I did a 100% clear of Super Mario 3D World on the Switch (except for finishing each stage with all 5 characters, because that would take me dozens of hours and be quite boring), which was fun.
Last post by brentsg - October 28, 2023, 02:50:36 PM
I'll pop in at a whopping age of 54.
My age is one of the reasons that I don't play much. I have compression in my neck that'll need surgery someday, so the muscles in the back of my neck start to spasm if I'm not careful during the day. When I play things like Fromsoft games, I'll play at my desk is a crazy expensive chair with my monitor on an arm that allows a neutral position. Naturally, playing PCBs in my cabs isn't conducive to this.
It sucks for sure! I'll need to get a list of my PCBs and kits together and get over the hump of letting some or all of them go.