As mentioned, started replaying Pokemon Crystal after replacing its battery. Going to be playing this only on stream for the moment, too; if anyone wants to check it out, the first part is here (for however long past broadcasts stay on Twitch), played up to saving the Slowpoke in Azalea Town.
Slowly, ever so slowly, making progress through Breath of the Wild. I finally decided to venture into Hyrule Castle, even though I haven't been to the town yet. The music is awesome and very fitting. I got all the way up to the central tower of the castle, but I didn't fight Ganon. I want to try exploring the town first and try to find me a Hylian Shield, which I hear is somewhere in or around the castle.
I've been playing through Ogre Battle 64 again for the first time in years. I think it has aged really well for a N64 game, and it's still pretty engaging. I appreciate the plot with its war drama and political musing a lot more now that I'm older too.
I've also been playing Metal Gear Solid V (both of them). It's the only other Metal Gear game I've played except the original Metal Gear Solid (although I know of the other games a bit), but I'm enjoying it. It's one of the few modern AAA games I've played in years, and it's definitely a very different experience than I'm used to. It seems like it's more focused on gameplay and less focused on Kojima-flavored plot goofiness, so it's probably one of the more accessible games in the series.
Just got a glimpse of my friend and his group making a specific vault from the Fallout games in a 7 Days to Die server w/Valmod. It looks pretty good but it tanked my frames inside. Probably because the game isn't optimized well but the fact that I have an older i5 (the 4440) is showing its age.
Speaking of Fallout, I started to play the 4th game for a little bit and I got mixed feelings about it. Maybe some mods might improve the game but given I bricked the progress when I modded New Vegas heavily in one zone (probably an access violation error I don't know) I'd rather play it with the unofficial patch and that only.
Originally posted by Zero OneI bought Yakuza 0. It's absolutely insane, and I love it, and I'll definitely be getting Yakuza Kiwami after I'm done. Just wish there was some decent defence against being knocked down.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. I've had it a while, but never progressed particularly far. Since I've had a bunch of time off work, I decided to get into it.
I definitely think it's better than Human Revolution. They got rid of the yellow filter, so everything looks much nicer. No boss fights is an interesting take; I guess probably to avoid the whole fiasco with the boss fights in HR. Instead of having 2 hub worlds, it's just one large one, that's been nicely fleshed out.
Unfortunately, the last third has kinda killed my momentum as
Just finished Half-Life 2 for the first time. Originally played it on the Xbox 360 via the Orange Box, but as it has been years since I'd started (and never finished) that playthrough, I restarted a couple of days ago on the PC version. I'm not too great at articulating my thoughts about games and other media, but let's see regardless.
To start of, I really liked the game. It had a decent story with good storytelling, plus I'm starting to understand fan's frustrations about HL3 - that is, the lack thereof. (*1) Gameplay, soundtrack, etc. all good as well, not much to say there. I did get annoyed by some platforming segments, as well as an occasional lack of direction on the maps, tho especially the latter might've just been me not noticing certain things indicating the way. Initially thought the Gravity Gun was cool but not that useful, but going through the game (*2), I did warm up to it quite a bit. Graphically, the game's age does show when looking at it close-up, like certain textures, but I don't think it's detracting from the experience - I preferred it easily running at 60 FPS at 1920x1080, to it looking super-detailed and all.
Can't think of anything else; overall a really good game and I had fun playing it.
Mainly playing random things right now; some very unspecific, some very specific...
Specific: Voltorb Flip in Pokemon SoulSilver, ex. when on the bus or otherwise waiting for something.
Unspecific: Mid-90s to mid-2000s PC games on my newly built Athlon XP machine, like Unreal Tournament 2003.
Everyone's in the 50s (Arc and Tosh are at max level, 60, because of sidequests, namely the Choko and Proving Grounds ones) in preparation for Arc 2.
Pretty meh game, but it's like Soul Blazer to me. It's not that special, but I've played worse. It fits squarely in the inoffensive yet average category. It does what it did just fine, and that's ok. I'd have appreciated more places to grind rather than stick them all in the early game until you reach Zariban. You CAN mostly solo the game as Arc in around 10h if you don't plan to transfer the save to Arc 2, but still.
Tosh is a cutie
Also playing Digimon World: Current partner is Bakemon, wanted Leomon but what're ya gonna do. File City's prosperity at 10.
Wild ARMs: PS1, not Alter Code F. Heading to the Sand River, also beat Chaos.
and Summon Night 1: Not Swordcraft Story. At Chapter 5 of 19. Might restart just to translate the dialogue for myself, I haven't been paying attention to it and that's a shame. Chapters are pretty short (a few story scenes; travelling about Seijent to speak with party members, buying items/armor and grinding in Free Battles; and 1 or 2 mandatory story battles) so it's not a huge issue. Game's fun too. Edos and Leid are shaped like friends
Also still at Mt. Gagazet in Final Fantasy X International, haven't touched that in a while 💦💦
Kinda in the mood to play more SRPGs thanks to SN and Arc, might try Shining Force, Ogre Battle or FF Tactics again soon.
EDIT: Also played Barkley's Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden some weeks back. It was pretty amazing.