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Old 2017-03-04, 04:29 AM   #2001
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I play lots of Diablo 3 on the pc. Does anyone else here?
Only on the PS4! So yeah, but not on PC. Fantastic game though!

Also, my preorder for Zelda: Breath of the Wild came in today!!!

...But for the Switch. Which I don't own yet. I'm on a waiting list at my favorite local shop - I'm third on the list - so hopefully in the next month I'll have the system in my hands. I put a ton of trades in and have the system nearly paid in full without any out-of-pocket money. Can't wait for that to come along. And the game cartridges are ridiculously tiny!
 


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Old 2017-03-04, 10:12 AM   #2002
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I've finished Haruka and Akiyama's chapter and now moved on to a new character, a disgraced baseball player named Shinada.
 

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Old 2017-03-06, 03:33 PM   #2003
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Last week I took advantage of a sale on the Nintendo eShop and finally picked up Shovel Knight on Wii U. What a fantastic retro styled game! The music reminds me a lot of the Mega Man series, and the graphics are 8-bit but really spruced up. Pretty simple game, but challenging. Debated on getting it for the Switch (when I have one) but I couldn't pass it up for $10.

I've also been playing quite a bit of Smash Bros. Wii U with the kids lately. They're coming around pretty well even though they're 6 & 4. It's a fun game to get into and they really enjoy all the characters. Nintendo really knows how to do family gaming and couch games.
 


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Old 2017-03-12, 04:40 AM   #2004
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Sometimes, synergy just works. I had my taxes done a couple of weeks ago(2 weeks to the day, to be exact), and after today's bout of mandatory overtime I hit the local used game shop. I've been toying with the idea of getting a Wii U, and they had the Legend of Zelda edition Wii U. I didn't get it, because I hadn't gotten my refund yet.

Which was waiting in the mailbox when I got home.

Wii U - Zelda Edition: not quite as epic as it sounds, because since it was used, the only Zelda stuff actually on it is the Hyrulian runes and scrollwork on the tablet controller. And it was cheaper than taking a crapshoot of which version of the system I'd get at GameStop.

And since I need a Wii U game.....

Shantae: Half Genie Hero Risky Beats Edition: At least, I guess that's what it's called. They didn't give me the outer box, just the game and soundtrack CD. I love this series. And the music is great.

Now I just have to figure out how to get the stuff off of my Wii......

EDIT: After doing a little poking around in the eShop, as well as on the controller pad for the Wii U, I think I'll just stick with the Wii being completely separate. Heck, I don't even need to have the Wii U hooked up to the TV, if I've got everything figured out right.
 

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Old 2017-03-13, 04:47 PM   #2005
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Now I just have to figure out how to get the stuff off of my Wii......

EDIT: After doing a little poking around in the eShop, as well as on the controller pad for the Wii U, I think I'll just stick with the Wii being completely separate. Heck, I don't even need to have the Wii U hooked up to the TV, if I've got everything figured out right.
It's fairly straightforward to port everything over, if you decide to do so. I did it not too long ago and it doesn't take much time. For me, having all my VC and Wiiware titles bundled onto a single system was optimal.

The nice thing is, you can still play all the VC stuff off-screen if you've got the little stand for the GamePad. You can still sync a wii remote to the system and play it that way. It's pretty neat, if a little clunky. You can play Wii titles too, as the area around the camera doubles as an IR sensor.

And yep, you're right about not needing it hooked up to the TV. The other day I just plugged in the system to the power outlet and left everything else out, while playing Shovel Knight on the Gamepad on the couch!

Speaking of the Wii U, I double-bought Breath of the Wild on both the Switch and the Wii U (since I don't think I'm getting a Switch anytime soon from my local store). Started BotW last night... what a refreshing change of pace for Zelda! The game is beautiful, fun, and oddly very different than other titles in the franchise. I only played through 30-45 minutes of the beginning, but I am already hooked!
 


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Old 2017-03-13, 10:38 PM   #2006
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I had to visit 8 different shops to get BotW but it was worth it!
 

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Old 2017-03-14, 03:25 PM   #2007
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I had to visit 8 different shops to get BotW but it was worth it!
Yes... yes it is. I have a copy on the Switch and Wii U (because I have no Switch to play it yet) and I don't regret having both.

I spent 45 minutes of my precious gaming time yesterday hunting a warthog, gathering items, and cooking. COOKING! Made a steak skewer with an apple and raw meat. Then it was time for real life bed.
 


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Old 2017-03-18, 06:52 AM   #2008
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Rise Of The Tomb Raider: Anniversary Edition & Horizon: Zero Dawn Special edition.

I've finished the fifth character Shinada who was a pro baseball player before being scapegoat for a baseball scandal and now I'm into the 2nd part of the Finale which involves the aforementioned Shinada as well as Akiyama.
 

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Old 2017-03-20, 12:16 AM   #2009
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BOTW: Just what we need, another game that looks grindy as ****

(I have not played. All I've seen are youtube videos and cooking memes)

You know what, I take that back. Given some of the games I've played, this looks like a cakewalk in terms of grind.
 

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Old 2017-03-20, 03:02 PM   #2010
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BOTW: Just what we need, another game that looks grindy as ****

(I have not played. All I've seen are youtube videos and cooking memes)

You know what, I take that back. Given some of the games I've played, this looks like a cakewalk in terms of grind.
To me it doesn't seem all that bad on the grind, but I haven't played much of the grind-y games. The last one I played was Skyrim, and that was months/years ago. And I only made it to level 15-ish before switching to something else.

BotW has a lot of travel and to get boosts and whatnot you need to do some cooking. On the plus side, you can cook up some good meals and sell them off for bunches of Rupees (which, in contrast to every other Zelda game, are not ridiculously abundant). I've found quite a bit of fun discovering recipes with all the materials I've been hoarding...

Which is really sped along if you've got amiibo - you can scan every amiibo once a day to get things - and I have nearly all the Zelda ones (minus the Bokoblin and Guardian) which drop the most stuff. Hell, just scanning one of my Link amiibo gets a chest with a weapon plus 6-8 fish or raw meats. I scanned my Smash Bros. Link yesterday and Epona popped up!

The game is pretty darn hard for a Zelda game though. More deaths than I can really count so far (I'd been playing TP: HD before this and haven't died yet even though I'm two dungeons from Ganondorf), but those deaths are mostly that I didn't take care to be prepared or aware of my surroundings: two falling deaths from rocks, two bludgeoning deaths from a stone golem-type thing that threw a boulder at me, a few from not being able to outrun lasers, a couple drownings from my stamina draining as I swam across a river, one because I fell into icy water and died from immediate hypothermia, and a couple from not watching my hearts when foolishly running into enemies. All good learning experiences!

For whatever reason, Zelda games tend to put the biggest smile on my face out of all the stuff I've played.
 


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Old 2017-03-22, 08:48 PM   #2011
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Been playing Mass Effect: Andromeda on my PS4 and having a lot of FUN.
 



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Old 2017-03-24, 04:30 PM   #2012
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In my quest to snag a 'free' Switch via raffle, I picked up Animal Crossing: New Leaf from my local shop via trade credit. I've only just started (got into the town and located my house tent) but the game is full of charm. Seems like it will be a nice little change of pace that I can sit back and enjoy.

Also played BotW last night for a couple hours. Made it up to a tower, avoided flying guardians (well, except for once), and began climbing a rock. Only for a rain storm to set in, causing me to wait until it passed. Finally got right up to the base of the tower, and... lightning storm. Waited that one out too. But overall I did a bunch of cooking and selling the meals for a hefty chunk of cash which allowed me to buy the three parts of the Sheikah 'armor'. Pretty nifty set!
 


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Old 2017-03-25, 11:34 AM   #2013
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Up to the fifth section of the Finale chapter of Yakuza 5, hoping to finish some side stuff before ending the story.
 

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Old 2017-03-28, 07:38 PM   #2014
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Beat ME:A on PS4 now I'm beating it on Xbox One! Still a great game with a pair of Transformers references there is Scourge a dangerous form of dark energy that destroys ships and planets in the game and the other is Primus a kett who might run the kett in other parts of the galaxy. I think he dresses in red and dark blue (maybe black) too.
 



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Old 2017-03-29, 07:54 PM   #2015
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In my quest to snag a 'free' Switch via raffle, I picked up Animal Crossing: New Leaf from my local shop via trade credit. I've only just started (got into the town and located my house tent) but the game is full of charm. Seems like it will be a nice little change of pace that I can sit back and enjoy.!
I love this game when you first get started. It gets monotonous after awhile though. Plus my attempts to get rid of all the non-deer townspeople are not working quite as well as I'd hoped.

I typically play(ed, haven't in awhile) to fall asleep. Not sure if I can recommend a game that basically just serves as enough brain-distraction to allow me to fade into unconsciousness...

You're probably right on BOTW btw, it doesn't look as grindy as I initially thought. I'm finding it hard to not draw parallels to the Elder Scrolls series, though this obviously has elements of classic Zelda gameplay to it. I'm not as excited about it as Hound is, but we'll buy it eventually and maybe gameplay will change my mind
 

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Old 2017-04-03, 03:04 PM   #2016
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I love this game when you first get started. It gets monotonous after awhile though. Plus my attempts to get rid of all the non-deer townspeople are not working quite as well as I'd hoped.

I typically play(ed, haven't in awhile) to fall asleep. Not sure if I can recommend a game that basically just serves as enough brain-distraction to allow me to fade into unconsciousness...
Yep, already feeling like this one's getting boring. I haven't played very much of it, but the monotony is settling in quickly. I don't think I'll own this one for very long. Playing to fall asleep usually isn't a selling point, but I can see it in this one.

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You're probably right on BOTW btw, it doesn't look as grindy as I initially thought. I'm finding it hard to not draw parallels to the Elder Scrolls series, though this obviously has elements of classic Zelda gameplay to it. I'm not as excited about it as Hound is, but we'll buy it eventually and maybe gameplay will change my mind
I didn't play a ton of Skyrim (but I did finish Oblivion) and there are some sure parallels there. It's almost like a Skyrim lite, where the elements are there, but it's not as fully fleshed out. BotW does things differently enough that I find it enjoyable.

And I got Epona back this weekend! Didn't know you had to register the horse at a stable for her to always be there. So when I scanned the first time, I left her off in the wilderness as I climbed a mountain to get to a shrine . It's been a couple of (real world) weeks since she showed up again - I was in a remote location when scanning amiibo and she popped back in, so I took the time to ride to a stable and get her all logged in.

Otherwise I've still been playing... don't know how many hours I've racked up so far (not concerned, been enjoying it too much to care) and finally made it to my first real 'dungeon'. Which is really a giant mechanical elephant with innards that I need to investigate.

In other gaming news, I've finally been able to upgrade all four of my Wii Remotes to Wii Motion Plus. With the coming of the Switch, a lot of places are putting this stuff on clearance. My kids are starting to play games a bit better now, and as a reward for a couple months worth of chores I picked up a Princess Peach Wii Remote for my daughter, and a Yoshi one for my son. To go with my daughter's, I found a Peach-themed GameCube style controller on the cheap for Smash Bros., and I'll be on the hunt for a Yoshi one for my boy. I also snagged a Toad style Wii Remote on dirt cheap clearance ($10). All of these round out my set of 4, with my gold Skyward Sword version being the fourth.
 


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Old 2017-04-06, 06:41 PM   #2017
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Managed an inexpensive Yoshi PDP Fight Pad to match my boy's Yoshi Wii remote from eBay. Should be here around the 10th, so there will be some smashing going on at that time!

Anyhoo, I've pretty much given up on Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as it's just gotten so boring. Seems like it's getting traded the next time I go to the store.

Went through Divine Beast Vah Ruta last night in BotW - pretty interesting, as it wasn't much of a 'dungeon'. Only a handful of monsters abound and just a few puzzles. Very thoughtful though, and enjoyable. This game never ceases to put a grin on my face.
 


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Old 2017-04-08, 02:17 PM   #2018
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Have finally finished Yakuza 5 after 125 hours, rather quickly played through Voltron, where I noticed that some of the animations used for the intro and to tell the story were a bit laggy to the point where the audio was off compared to the animation.

And I am now maybe halfway through Battlefield: Hardline, playing on the PS3.
 

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Old 2017-04-19, 03:55 PM   #2019
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Well, not much more than a month after I picked up Zelda: BotW for the Wii U (and had been playing frequently), my local shop called me up and had a Switch available for me.

So I did some more trades (New Leaf went in there) and with my previous credit came out with a Switch for not much cash. The hardware is really neat and of good quality (as expected from Nintendo). The screen is really nice, and much better than playing on the Wii U GamePad. So far I've only got BotW for it, so it wasn't like I was playing anything new. The game looks a bit more crisp on the Switch. It's not the worst thing in the world to restart such a great game even though I was only about a quarter or so in. I'll probably get the expansion pass sometime this summer too.
 


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Made a lot of progress (about 20 chapters out of 30) on God Of War: Ascension, but it feels weaker than some of the other entries including the the PSP games.
 

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