The State of the Gamer: 1/22/19

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A weekly post updated every other 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!

What I Bought

  • Nier Automata – $23.99 @ Best Buy – I returned my extra copy of Jurassic World: Evolution for store credit, and I still have around $30 left to play around with.  Not sure what else I’m going to buy.  I might grab a Switch GC or something since BB only sells games for the latest systems (PS4, Xbone, and Switch).  Give me your best suggestions on what I should spend my credit on!

What I Finished

Title: Octopath Traveler
System: Nintendo Switch

Octopath Traveler coverDate Started: August 11, 2018
Date Finished: January 12, 2019
Play Duration: 154

While I didn’t fully “finish” the game aka I didn’t beat the “true” final boss, I still completely everyone’s chapters, and I’m satisfied with that.  I watched a tutorial on that last big battle and I decided “nah.”  It was way too involved, and I’d already left my Switch on overnight because there’s a boss rush right before it and no save.  The boss rush isn’t hard if you’re in the high 60’s/low 70’s for level like I was, but still.  I’m more than happy with what I got out of the game.  I’m hoping they’ll add more content, because there’s still plenty of map that needs to be filled out.

Title: To The Moon
System: iPhone

To The Moon coverDate Started: January 13, 2019
Date Finished: January 20, 2019
Play Duration: 7 days

Holy shit, TSN starting and finishing a game in the same month, and that month being January??  What’s this world coming to???  This one was easy to complete because one, it’s on iOS, and two, it’s magnificent.  I’m listening to the soundtrack right now.  I have complex feelings about this game, because it’s main focus is memory, and I have complex feels about that concept.  I also have mixed feelings about the two scientists you play.  Sometimes I completely related to their personalities, especially Dr. Rosalene, but other times they both seemed very cold.  I know it’s easy to take anything for granted no matter how many times you’ve done it, but their particular line of work is very personal and not something you should be jaded over.  You’re literally messing with the memories of the dying, ensuring that they get to experience their inner most wish before it all fades to black.  Some things just…bothered me, but I’ll go more into that when I review.


What I Played

  • The Adventures of Lolo (Nintendo Switch) – I love that you have old school games on the Switch now (granted only with a subscription, which I could complain about a lot).  I grew up playing The Adventures of Lolo 3 and didn’t play the other two until much later.  I feel like 3 was a tighter puzzle system with only one solution for the majority of them, but now that I’m getting further in this one, it’s definitely getting harder.
  • Mobius Final Fantasy – I only played this for maybe a half an hour.  I thought it was more story based, but it’s just a bunch of combat, and I’m just not interested.

What I Demoed

  • Piczle Colors – I’ll definitely download this when it’s out on January 31.  It’s similar to other Piczle games, using colors instead of numbers.  It’s a fun, little, logic puzzle.  I don’t know how much it will be, but I doubt it’ll be over $10 if that.

What I Watched

Title: Golden Axe Warrior
Series Title: Golden Axe
Let’s Player: Hungry Goriya

Date Started: Unknown
Date Finished: Unknown

If you like the original Legend of Zelda, you’ll enjoy this game as per Hungry Goriya’s review here!

Title: Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Series Title: Golden Sun
Let’s Player: Olizandri

Date Started: 1/1/19
Date Finished: 1/15/19

This closes out the second half of the story, and I like how it ended.  It’s not a cliffhanger one like the first game, but they certainly left it open to add more story.


What I’m Watching

Title: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Series Title: Golden Sun
Let’s Player: Olizandri

Date Started: 1/15/19

Every action has consequences.  We find out at the end of the last game why the series has the title it does and what kind of ripple effect that caused.  Apparently, this game wasn’t as well liked as the others, but besides a graphics update for a more modern system, I’m not seeing any downgrade in quality.

Title: King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder
Series Title: King’s Quest
Let’s Player: Hungry Goriya

Omg my childhood, though I don’t remember if this was one I played.  It looks really familiar though (I never got very far).  I didn’t realize there were a lot of King’s Quest games.  I do remember how easy it was to die though lol.  My big question is how the hell do the people of this land not know their own king???  People are talking to Graham any way they want.  Also, why the hell was he wandering around alone in the first place without any guard or retinue?


Why do short weeks feel longer than regular weeks?  I was off Monday for MLK Day (one of the perks of working for a bank), yet I feel like today should be Thursday.  Also why did TSN promise to do things both Saturday and Sunday this upcoming weekend?  What the hell is wrong with me?!  There will be lots of naps in my future.  I can foresee it.  

I was supposed to record tonight, but since I took my asthma meds I don’t have the voice for it.  If I skip them on Thursday I should be able to do what I need to do on Friday and then I can start the editing process.  I am liking the Davinci Resolve program I downloaded though.  Currently, I’m using it for my video book review, but I can definitely see switching to it for slideshows and other stuff instead of using Windows Movie Maker.  I’m watching a tutorial for it now in parts (that bitch is an hour long) and going along with it to make sure I’ll have some idea what I’m doing.  I plan on doing a video review of Dear Esther, which I’ve had on my list for years.  

So that’s what I’ve been up to in terms of gaming et al and what’s coming up.  How are you doing with your gaming goals?  I need to jump back into FFVI but I also want to start playing The First Tree on Switch, too.  I was in a grinding loop with FFVI, and I usually level up all my characters, but I think I’m going to just pick the four I’m going to take to the Cave to the Sealed Gate and worry about the others later.


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12 thoughts on “The State of the Gamer: 1/22/19

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  3. Congrats on beating Octopath. I don’t blame you for skipping that boss. Having to face many fights in a row without a save is something I hate in games. I managed to clear the first chapter of Octopath but put it down when I saw the difference in levels between my party and the next areas. Didn’t feel like grinding.

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  4. I agree, this week feels long for me despite being shorter. I even have a Snow Day today due to the roads being icy and I’m still all antsy for the weekend to arrive. lol I’ll admit I was happy to wake up to a text saying work was called off due to the roads. 😀
    As far as gaming, I’ve been watching my other half play a lot of Spyro lately. I got him the Spyro Reignited Trilogy as one of his x-mas gifts and he’s been enjoying the nice blast from his past. 🙂 I played a bit of Sonic Mania recently as I was listening to an audio book that was boring my socks off. It was the only way to get through it and not declare it a DNF title, honestly. lol

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    • I have never played or watched Spyro, but I hear so much about it that I think I need to change that. It was originally a Sega game wasn’t it? I think Sonic is now on the Switch, which I find absolutely hilarious since Sega and Nintendo were at each other’s throats back in the 80’s/90’s and now Sega’s mascot is on the rival system 😀

      What book?

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      • You should! They’re fun/cute games. 🙂 They were on the PlayStation way back in the day.
        Surprisingly the book that I was so bored with was The Handmaid’s Tale. Cupcakes & Machetes even warned me that she didn’t like it either, but I persisted and finished it. Just wasn’t my cup of tea. Have you read it?

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        • I actually liked it! But I read it years and years ago and didn’t read it again but more for it already feels like we’re living in it, you know? I haven’t seen the show either, but I’ve seen lots of praise for it. I wasn’t super fond of how the book ended, but I didn’t really expect a happy ending, but some hope would’ve been nice :\

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