The State of the Gamer: 1/16/20

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A weekly post updated every other Thursday 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

  • Firewatch – $4.99 @
  • Virginia – $0.99 @

What I’m Playing

Title: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
Series Title: Ace Attorney
System: Nintendo 3DS

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -Dual Destinies coverDate Started: 12/27/19

So the prosecutor in this game has a hilarious and ironic status, which just goes along with the bonkers situations all the characters get into.  He’s apparently an ex-samurai with a pet bird that likes to terrorize the judge, and he uses the honorific “dono.”  I have one more case even after the one I’m still on, so there are more hijinks to look forward to.

What I Played

  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe

Let’s Plays

  • Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Olizandri on YouTube) – Sometimes you just want to watch something fun and familiar and that’s where I am this week.

I haven’t watched any Death Stranding or Mass Effect: Andromeda in the past few weeks.  I’m definitely still interested in the former, but it’s something I have to pay close attention to, and that’s already spread kind of thin.  It’s the same with ME to a lesser extent.  Also I’ve been really into Twin Peaks, which I’m almost finished with, but I’m super obsessed with it and will need to watch the prequel and updated version, too.  

Of course I’ve heard about the FFVII Remake’s release date being pushed back to April 10 (which is one of my BFF’s birthdays).  What makes me sad is how I’m not as bummed out as lots of people expect me to be.  I want to be excited about it and stuff, but I’m just…not?  One of the ways I know I’m depressed is not overwhelming sadness, it’s just numbness and lack of caring about stuff I usually hyperfixate on and love.  Of course I’m still going to play it, but it almost feels like it’s more out of obligation and expectation and in the hopes I’ll garner some kind of emotion out of it, but ALSO, I don’t want to get emotionally invested in too many new things (another reason I haven’t caught up on Death Stranding.  I know it’s going to happen).  Depression and shit is fucking weird.  Also FFVII’s narrative is really topical, and it annoys me how people don’t GAF or pay attention, and idk, I’m probably being elitist.

So after I posted about FFVII, one of my friends mentioned how its new release was only a week from Cyberpunk 2077, then today that dev released an announcement that that’s not coming out until September this year.  Someone made the observation that these companies were probably going to keep doing this until they could get them on the next system.  I feel bad for all the people who are stoked to play these releases though.  I’m not that heartless.

What’s your most anticipated release this year?  Wasn’t the next The Last of Us supposed to come out last year?

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6 thoughts on “The State of the Gamer: 1/16/20

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  2. Virginia wasn’t exactly my cup of tea, but worth a play especially at that price. I adored its soundtrack though.

    My most anticipated games for this year would probably be: The Last of Us 2, Shantae 5, Cyberpunk, Ori 2 and Breath of the Wild 2 (if that comes out in 2020… not sure on that one).

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    • I’ve heard some crits of it, but I figured it was only $0.99 and I really loved Dear Esther which it’s been compared to. I know there’s a bit of a divide with people who like walking sims and those who don’t, but I figured for that price if I don’t enjoy it, it’s not really anything lost.

      I thought Last of Us 2 was going to come out last year. I can’t wait to see that. Cyperpunk 2077 got pushed back, too, found that out the day after the FFVII Remake announcement. I can’t wait for Ori 2 either. I’d love to see the second BOTW, but I have doubts it’ll be this year. I love how we’re all anticipating sequels and remakes hehe.


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