The State of the Gamer: 5/7/19

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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 Obtained

  • Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy – $29.99 @ Nintendo eShop

What I’m Playing

Title: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Series Title: Ace Attorney
System: Nintendo Switch

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney coverDate Started: 5/6/19

I’ve only played the prologue so far, but I love it.  The humor in it is going to be fantastic.

“When something smells it’s usually the Butz.”

I’m…dying.  For those of you who haven’t played Phoenix Wright (like me a few days ago), Butz is the last name of Phoenix’s best friend and first client Larry.  While it’s wholly unrealistic for an out-of-the gate lawyer to be given a murder trial, you can just ignore that and enjoy the fun.

My friend has told me to prepare myself for Edgeworth, and I cannot wait.  Apparently, his and Phoenix’s totally “not” gay subtext interactions is the foundation of the entire fandom XD

Title: Final Fantasy VI
Series Title: Final Fantasy
System: PlayStation 3 (Port)

Final Fantasy VI coverDate Started: 6/2/18

Nope, didn’t get a chance to play this in the past two weeks.  I’m going to have to go back to scheduling game play because that’s my life now.


What I Played

  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe – My plan was to play all the downloads for this and then start Phoenix Wright. Then I went to see how many there were, and there are all the downloads.  I will be playing this game for the next ten years, so I need to put limitations on my playing time so I can do other things.

What I Watched

  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (Olizandri)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Olizandri)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Olizandri)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Olizandri)

Too many Let’s Plays to list them as I usually do, but as you can see my LOZ rewatch is going well.  A Link to the Past went by way too quickly; it only took two days.  I like Spirit Tracks a little better than Phantom Hourglass, though I still love them both.  I like that ST gives Zelda much more agency, even though she’s technically a ghost most of the game.  Being able to inhabit an invincible phantom body is a nice ghostly perk.  I wasn’t bothered by the train aesthetic of the game either.  I believe it’s the final game in the Child Timeline, occurring in a new version of Hyrule after the flood in Wind Waker.  It would make sense that technology would eventually advance to steam, and it also makes sense that Ganon isn’t the antagonist since after WW, since he’s still sealed beneath the Great Sea along with old Hyrule.


What I’m Watching

Title: Skyward Sword
Series Title: The Legend of Zelda
Let’s Player: Olizandri

I couldn’t remember if it was this game of Twilight Princess with the time stones.  Turns out it’s this one.  To show the cyclical nature of things, as Spirit Tracks shows advanced technology at the end of a timeline, Skyward Sword reveals the ancients who lived on the surface had it, too.  Where Link and Zelda dwell in a sort of medieval era above the clouds, the ground holds some fascinating finds with electrical devices before the coming of Demise.  I do have to say Ghirahim is the epitome of a particular trope that’s been around for a while.


I need to bring back Final Fantasy Friday as in I play Final Fantasy on Friday.  Someone make me do this.


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8 thoughts on “The State of the Gamer: 5/7/19

  1. Pingback: The State of the Gamer: 4/23/19 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. Done! I will bug you every Friday until Final Fantasy Friday happens again 🙂

    I’ve never played the Phoenix Wright games yet but hearing about this humor is making me interested. Side note: One of the people in my ace group (OMG, I recently found a community of aces offline in my city!!! No words to describe my happiness level at that, haha) is studying to be a lawyer and she can’t wait to be called “Ace Attorney” 😛

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    • Guess what…IT DIDN’T HAPPEN (Nooooo!) I put it on my schedule but things were too hectic. I pushed it to today though so I’m hopeful. I want to at least do the next story dungeon.

      Omg I think you would love it. The humor is punny and sarcastic. It’s over the top dramatic and ridiculous. It’s $30 on Nintendo eShop for the first three games, which is loads better than Nintendo prices, ugh. They NEVER drop them. I was going to pick up the first Wii DDR game, which came out in the 00’s and it was STILL $60.

      That. Is. Brilliant. I remember you were really bummed about not having any real life contact support, so whoohoo! I was schooling people on the webs about asexuality, which just baffles me. Yes, I didn’t really *know* about it as an identify until 5-10 years ago, but once I found out, I was like, “Oh okay,” but some people (re: salty internet dudes) get SO “offended” that there are people who aren’t interested in sex (with them…we know what’s going on) that the idea that out of nearly 8 billion people on this planet no one in their paltry sphere of influence has EVER been that way means it doesn’t exist *rolls eyes*

      Side note: there should be classes on self-awareness.

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      • And I forgot to bug you on Friday, haha. Oops! It will happen.

        Life is definitely getting better over here! Yay. I didn’t know asexuality was an identity until last year… I would’ve saved myself so much heartache had I known. What I find cool about meeting the aces near me is they have the same issues I do! For example, none of us know how to come out to our families since it’s very hard to put into words. Ugh. I know. Those salty internet dudes are slowly going down.

        I would love to take classes on self-awareness! Or maybe I could start a self-awareness university 🤔

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        • I played Saturday! I’ve moved it to Saturday instead of Friday.

          This is why representation is so important. There are probably so many ace babies running around thinking there’s something “wrong” with them when really they just need some queer guidance. Ugh, the family thing can be so tough. I feel like even if you just don’t want kids, that generation has learned how to guilt trip, but it’s not about them; it’s about what you want to do with your life. From what I’ve picked up, your parents seem pretty awesome, and it’s a possibility that they may have some inkling.

          I could use some more or some way to control my self-awareness so I’m not disassociating all the time *huff*

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    • Oh my freaking god I love it. It’s SO dramatic and over the top and so much fun. I’m on the second episode of the first game. I usually play until the game prompts you to save, but I play a bit every day. I’m absolutely loving the dialogue, the problem solving, and how the narrative is cohesive. I’m going to have fun with these for a long time.

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