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#542

I’m sure if you search Twitch you can find someone doing it quick right now.

Also, it could be you!


#543

It could, but it would take more time than I care to spend practicing it.


#544

The Council has released episode 4 if you are into old schoolish Adventure RPG/Puzzle games.

Also Xcom2 has released a free DLC that re-imagines some of the previous game’s maps There’s a mini-campaign mode.

I do hope if there’s a XCom3 they try a more modern take on Terror from the Deep. That looked like it had a lot of potential, but it hamstrung itself out of the gate badly.


#545

Played 6 hours of the new Master of Orion last night since it’s on sale on Steam. I liked it quite a bit, put several thousand hours into MOO 2 as a kid. Definitely feels similar in a lot of ways heuristically, and it also feels a lot like the old game in that you can either play a bit loose and not be perfectly efficient, or be really into the minutia to win. Not sure why it got middling reviews… as a person that played the original game. It’s certainly not for everybody… and the one time I saw a friend playing MOO 2 who hadn’t played it for years it was agonizing to watch… so maybe it’s just that it’s too overwhelming?


#546

I finally started EarthBound, and I’m totally digging its humor and vibe.


#547

The Castlevania show on Netflix has gotten me really hype about the video game series in general. I’ve decided to start playing the NDS entries in the series: Dawn of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin, and Order of Ecclesia.


#548

I’ve beaten that game at least 40 times as a kid, enjoy it and have a blast.


#549

They’re all good enough that I would play them all again.

Maybe I should play them all again.


#550

Sounds like a good idea to me. I recently watched this video on this history of the Castlevania video game series and I never realized how many games there are before.


#551

I recently replayed EarthBound for the first time since the SNES era, and found the inventory management system to be incredibly antiquated and cumbersome. The idea of each character having a very limited inventory space, and everything else needing to be stored in a vault that you don’t have easy access to all the time is so painful in retrospect.

Old Man Rym Voice: But that’s the way it was and we liked it!


#552

I kept trying to play the GBA ones and I kept failing for some reason. If only I had bought them when they came out I probably would have beaten them, but i would probably be a lot less good at Mario Kart: Super Circuit.

Maybe I’ll put them back in the queue.


#553

I never liked that. I was also mad I couldn’t have more than 99 potions in FF1.


#554

99 potions you had to buy individually.


#555

Tldw, still an amazing game but has bad things too.


#556

Weird inventory is part of the charm, and this is definitely a different way to do it.

I’m trying to avoid FAQs but I did look up what a Skip Sandwich was.


#557

Return of the Obra Dinn is haunting, intriguing, and straight up delightful to play. I finished in a single day long session. Go into it completely blind (and turn off pixel smoothing in the options).


#558

I just hit Moonside.


#559

#560

Welcome to Moonside and Bye


#561

And beat EarthBound! Now watching an EarthBound speedrun from GDQ 2018.