The State of the Gamer: 10/17/17

<–The State of the Gamer: 10/10/17         The State of the Gamer: 10/24/17–>

A weekly post updated every Tuesday detailing my current gaming projects.  I have an account at Grouvee, which is a site you can use to keep track of your backlog, so please feel free to friend me there!

Currently Playing: 2

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 3 – Expert Mission – United Front

I just started Chapter 3 and was giving access to an eidolon (Shiva I think) in addition to an optional expert mission north of the Togoreth area.  I initially walked all the way up there anyway (well, I rode a chocobo all the way up there) for another mission only to find out the prerequisite for that is the United Front task.  I’m glad it’s easy to get back to Akademia, but I wish faster travel would open up already.  I did manage to breed some war chocobos, so there’s that.  Right now nothing is attacking me while I’m on the birds, but I suspect the roaming monsters in the Togoreth region might very well do so.

I called it quits because it was almost 9:00 and I have more to do, but I think after I complete the Expert Mission, I’m going to go back and redo some of the earlier ones in order to make more gil and harvest more phantoma.  Apparently, replaying earlier missions is the only real way to earn gil in the game, according to the Google.

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: Karnak Castle


Ongoing Games: 2

Title: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Series: Mario Kart
Genre: Racing/Driving
Developer: Nintendo
Platform(s): Wii U, Nintendo Switch
Release Dates: April 28, 2017 (Switch), May 29, 2014 (Wii U)
Date Purchased: August 21, 2017
Date Started: August 26 2017

Progress: 200cc

Nope squared.

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 32

Nope cubed.

Games Currently Watching: 1

Title: SpellCaster
Series: Kujaku Ou
Genre: Adventure/RPG – Fantasy
Developer: Sega
Platform: Sega Master System
Release Date: September 21, 1988
Let’s Player: Hungry Goriya
Total Number of Videos: TBD
Date Started: October 11, 2017

Combining action/adventure and RPG elements has always been a popular paradigm.  This game is quite full of surprises, and you’re never quite sure what’s going to happen next. You might be offered a plate of spaghetti or be attacked by a man-fish lol.

Games Added to Backlog: 6

  1. Picross S – I can’t remember if this one another one of Mr. Panda’s recommendations or not, but it wasn’t on my OneNote list o.O
  2. Rudra no Hihou – Who the hell recommended this one to me??  I’m seriously cracking up.  Oh god, I hope it wasn’t The Otaku Judge…I’m constantly forgetting his recommendations! D: D: D:  Also, I’m hoping I can find this on a rom somewhere, since it only seems to be available on the SNES.

All of the below games were (definitely) recommended me by the one and only Mr. Panda after I posted about my soon-to-come 3DS, and I couldn’t appreciate it more!

  1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  2. Final Fantasy Explorers
  3. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
  4. Puzzle and Dragons

Total Games in Backlog: 161
Change from Last Week: +6

Games Added to Watch List: 1

  1. System Shock – Okay…this was recommended by someone, because I remember asking if it had any connection to BioShock, and the person answered that if it did, the fore mentioned would be a prequel.  I usually keep all of my recommendations in a list, and I’m just really dropping the ball.  If you were the one to tell me about this game, just let me know and I can always update this post.

Total Games on Watch List: 42
Change from Last Week: +1


In more “my blogger friends are awesome” news, the queen of game acquisition Hungry Goriya (who must have a collection bigger than anyone in either Canada or the US) was gracious enough to send me two of her surplus games: Final Fantasy II on the PSP and Final Fantasy Tactics for the PlayStation.  I now have a copy of the former for that system, and I have an original and physical copy of the latter!  I couldn’t be happier, and I really appreciate the early Christmas gift 😀

I’d include a picture, but the games are currently somewhere in the jungle of my coffee table, and there’s a delicate, precarious balance going on there that I’m loath to disturb, so I’ll try to show you all 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: 10/10/17         The State of the Gamer: 10/24/17–>




18 thoughts on “The State of the Gamer: 10/17/17

  1. Pingback: The State of the Gamer: 10/10/17 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. Nice! I have a ton of stuff to play thanks to my spree at the con.

    Super NES

    Joe & Mac
    Clayfighter II: Judgement Clay
    Desert Strike
    Joe & Mac



    Atari 2600

    Fatal Run


    Gunship (MS-DOS)

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  3. 200cc is bloody difficult, it particularly freaks me during the live online races. What is this “braking” nonsense?! Anyway, I’ve been on Stardew Valley these days to taking an MK8 break. Plus… the new Mario next week and it looks amazeballs!

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  4. How could you forget my recommendation? Haha, just kidding. I have no idea what Rudra no Hihou is.

    Right now I am playing/reading Chaos;Child on Vita. It’s started well, but now I am stuck on a puzzle were you place photos on a map. The game isn’t out in the US so I have no one I can ask for advice. Noooo.

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  5. I’ve never heard of Spellcaster before, I’m going to have to look that one up.

    FYI, Bioshock is a spiritual successor to System Shock but they aren’t directly related.

    As for what I’ve been playing, mostly Destiny & Destiny 2, with a smattering of LEGO Dimensions in there for good measure.

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    • I never did either! It’s a game on the Sega Master System, which means I’ve probably never heard of it let alone played it. I know a little bit about the Genesis and have played some of the more popular games on that, but the SMS is really foreign to me.

      That makes a LOT of sense about BioShock and System Shock just from the description of the game I read.

      How is LEGO Dimensions? I haven’t heard of that one.

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      • LEGO Dimensions is fun, it is the toys-to-life game but unlike Disney Infinity or Skylanders, it is a solid core game and the toys are truly LEGO that you have to build.

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