The State of the Gamer: 8/22/17

<–The State of the Gamer: 8/15/17          The State of the Gamer: 8/29/17–>

A weekly post updated every Tuesday detailing my current gaming projects.  I have quite a backlog of games to either play or watch, and I’m hoping a weekly article will assist with my progress as my other accountable posts have done with reading and writing.  I have an account at Grouvee, which is a essentially Goodreads for gamers, so please feel free to friend me there!

Currently Playing: 3

Title: Final Fantasy Type-0
Series: Final Fantasy/Fabula Nova Crystallis
Genre: Action RPG – Fantasy
Developer: Square Enix
Platform: PlayStation 4
Release Date: October 27, 2011
Date Purchased: May 18, 2017
Date Started: June 18, 2017

Progress: Chapter 2 – Leaving on first official mission

No time to play.  Hopefully this weekend; if not, when I’m on vacay in September.  Then I’m playing the hell out of this every day and finishing it.

Title: Final Fantasy V
Series: Final Fantasy
Genre: RPG – Fantasy
Developer: Square
Platform: PlayStation
Release Date: December 6, 1992
Date Purchased: Unknown
Date Started: June 17, 2017

Progress: Walz Tower

I finished Walz Tower, and with the levels gained there, managed to take down Shiva.  So now I have a new summon, and I have more Jobs I can switch to, which I haven’t done yet.  I might wait to gain some levels on the Jobs I have now, which are:

  • Knight – Bartz
  • Black Mage – Reina
  • White Mage – Galuf
  • Blue Mage – Faris

I think I’m only around Level 12, but I don’t know the exact ones.  My next stop is Karnak.

Title: Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius
Series: Final Fantasy
Genre: RPG – Fantasy
Developer: Square Enix
Platform(s): iOS, Android
Release Date: June 29, 2016
Date Purchased: March 21, 2017
Date Started: March 27, 2017

Progress: Rank 30

I’ve pretty much just been doing Vortex missions.  They have one from NieR: Automata and a bunch of characters you can summon from that, as well.  I managed to pull two, but don’t ask me what they’re names are.  They’re all pretty with black clothes and silver hair.

Story-wise, I’m in the Dwarf’s Forge, and I think there’s one more level to do.

Games Currently Watching:

Title: Mass Effect III
Series: Mass Effect
Genre: Action RPG – Sci-Fi
Developer: BioWare
Original Platform(s): Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3
Original Release Date: March 6, 2012
Let’s Player: Olizandri
Date Started: January 23, 2017
Date Finished: July 19, 2017
Watching Duration: 177 days

Progress: 95%

Since I’ve finished all of my other LPs, I’m finishing up this before I start anything new.  I’ve already seen the ending, but Olizandri is doing the Citadel DLC, which is both serious in terms of what’s going on and hilarious in how everyone is reacting to it.  Also, I still want Shepherd’s apartment.

Games Added to Backlog:

  1. LocoRoco – I was told by Defy the Majority that you cannot be sad while playing this adorable, bouncy puzzle game.  Looking at the cover, it’s easy to believe that!

Total Games in Backlog: 136
Change from Last Week: +1

Games Added to Watch List: 0

Total Games on Watch List: 36
Change from Last Week: 0

Games Purchased This Week: 1

Title: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Series: Mario Kart
Genre: Racing
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: May 29, 2014
Date Purchased: August 19, 2017

Price: $59.00

Whoohoo!  I finally have a game for my Switch!  I still haven’t had time to play or even turn it on, but I’m going to do that this weekend, and I’ll let you know what my ID is so we can be friendsies 😀


Along with MK8,  I also bought a cove, case, and screen protectors for my Switch.  When I looked at it, I saw pretty much a tablet that was easily breakable; plus I’ve heard friends say that after a short time by just using it properly, they’ve seen wear and tear.  So I have a screen protector, a cover, and a case where I can put it and games (which are super tiny btw, like DS sized, and they taste bad, too, from what I’ve heard lol).  I’d put a picture up, but I’m lazy and don’t feel like getting up to get them, take a picture, and blah blah blah.  Maybe next week 🙂

What are you currently playing and/or watching? Is it something new or old?  Is it a first time run or a replay?  What’s the genre?  Would you recommend it?  What’s on your radar to play next?

<–The State of the Gamer: 8/15/17          The State of the Gamer: 8/29/17–>






18 thoughts on “The State of the Gamer: 8/22/17

  1. Pingback: The State of the Gamer: 8/15/17 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. My copy of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy arrived in the mail today, so I might start that up soon. Other than that, I’ve been playing Pokemon Red on my 3DS and Mega Man 2 on the XB1 and NES Classic.

    I might check out the stream of Phantasy Star you watched too.

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  3. We’ll have to become Switch Frenz whenever you post your ID!

    I’m still chipping away at FFXIII but school is eating up my free time. I also had family in town for the eclipse (since it went right through SC), which fell during the weekend of my birthday, so it’s been busssyyyyyyy. Whenever I had free time I just didn’t want to do anything but lay around and be lazy lol.

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    • I shall! As soon as I set it up. I’m Team Procrastinator all day every day.

      I caught a bit of the eclipse, but we only had partial here. It was still pretty cool to see. I’m going to be a gaming and writing machine when I’m on vacation. I can’t wait even though I like my job. It’s problem solving mania, and I’m mostly left alone to do what I have to do. My sort of supervisor is on vacation and my unit manager left, so, er, I’m kinda of in charge? People keep telling me when they’re going to be out, and I’m like *shrug* I wouldn’t make a good manager. I hate confrontation and I believe in mental health days. Thankfully, I have good coworkers.


  4. I rarely splurge on DLC so I haven’t tried the Citadel. Shame, because I hear it lessens the game’s disappointing ending by giving you the opportunity to have some fun with your crew.

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