So last year I attempted a Final Fantasy challenge, just try to get through the main games within a year. That failed spectacularly because I got to FFV and it was just so slow and boring that I lost momentum. Turns out all I really needed to do was get a better port. Started it again on PC (was using PS1) and it is sooooo much better (the reviews are wrong and stupid). As it turns out, speed of battle really matters, and having auto-battle is a real winner. I think it might be a little easier too, but it's tough to really tell since I'm playing more efficiently this time around.
Other than that, also started Shovel Knight. Game is really good so far. The music isn't really doing it for me though, despite the universal praise it's gotten. I dunno, I never got into the 8-bit music trend, it would be a lot more pleasant if it copied the 16-bit era instead.