The State of the Gamer: 8/27/20

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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’m Playing

Title: Broken Age
System: Nintendo Switch

Cover of Broken Age gameDate Started: 7/4/20

I think I’m in the final parts of the game.  The narrative is doing that thing where as you get closer to the end, the two sides of the story (have to) switch more often.  It’s a clever pacing method that ramps up the tension, and since all of this is taking place during a barrage, it’s even more nerve wracking.

Cover of Breath of FireDate Started: 8/24/20

Just randomly started playing this last Sunday when I opened the SNES app on my Switch.  it plays like your standard JRPG with an unnamed hero.  I called my guy Liam, which seems like a good name for a medieval fantasy hero, and so far I like it.  It’s definitely not as hard as the original Final Fantasy, but it’s challenging enough where I have to consider my moves.  I just made it to Romero, the zombie town (great reference btw) and I’ve been switched to the winged Princess Nina.  I may stick around there to earn money to outfit her and the two soldiers with her with better equipment.

What I Played

  • Picross – I’m just playing one at at time now.  Once I finish up this one, I’ll move on to the others.  I completed all of the Mega puzzles, which are harder, so doing the regular ones are a cakewalk.

What I Demoed

  • AVICII Invector – I am so into this.  I love rhythm games, and it’s been really long since I’ve found one I really vibe with.  I think it’s available for preorder for $20 so I’ll probably scoop it up this weekend.
  • Darkestville Castle – A fun and spooky point-and-click where you play the mischievous Cid.  It was a little cheesy, but still pretty fun.  It has a Tim Burton aesthetic to it.

What I Watched

  • The Turing Test (ChristopherOdd) – Finished this the other day, and I have to say I could see both sides of it.  You seemingly play as Ava who has been sent to see about the research team on Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter.  They have discovered an organism that apparently repairs DNA and can cause functional immortality.  TOM, the AI is adamant about not allowing them to return to Earth due to the potential damage such a discovery can cause.  While Ava seems to be working with TOM, she doesn’t share his insight, but…he has a point.  This turns into a “kill one to save a thousand” narrative, and I don’t think the answers are easy.
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Olizandri) – I love watching this game.  I do it once every few months and enjoy it each time.  It’s just a great distraction for *gestures at everything*  I tried re-watching his Twilight Princess LP, and while I love the game, I’m just not in the mood to watch this.  I’m attempting Ocarina of Time Master Quest.  I honestly just need something on in the background when I’m working or playing Picross.

Another one of those weeks where I post date something.  I actually fell asleep while logged on to work.  It was the end of the day, but I just got hit with a wave of exhaustion and was in no condition to do anything afterwards.  My husband asked if I wanted him to wake me up when dinner was ready, and I answered, “It doesn’t matter.”  After a few hours I got up and ate, but I literally could not summon up any wherewithal to work on anything.  I wanted to, but it just wasn’t there, and I hate that.  Like I wasn’t yet tired enough to go to bed, but there was nothing I wanted to *do*  That’s…sadly one of the things with depression.  You just…kinda exist.  I’m hoping to catch up on things tonight like *gestures at SOTG post*

I want to write my review of TLOU on my two week vacation that happens after next week.  I also hope I can finish my review of FFVI.  I’m in the story analysis section now, which takes a lot more brain power so I need more energy to work on it.

Fuck…there was something else I wanted to talk about.  Oh well, I need to do more catch up, so I will catch YOU all later.

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8 thoughts on “The State of the Gamer: 8/27/20

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  2. Ugh, I know that feeling you’re talking about well. Hoping it doesn’t rear its ugly head again any time soon for you. ❤
    I haven't played anything lately myself, but I've watched as my fiance started playing Ori and the Blind Forest. What a beautiful game. Also, the beginning totally made me cry a little. lol I so was not expecting that kind of reaction but I just couldn't help it. 😥
    He's also been playing Ghost of Tsushima.

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    • I loved the first game! I started watching the second but I think I wasn’t in the mood/headspace for it at the time. I’ll probably go back to it at some point. It’s something I can watch during the day at work. I bawled like a baby at the beginning of Blind Forest like full on sobbing.

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  5. Man, I hate being in that state where you don’t really want to go to bed, but you don’t want to do anything either 😦 Lately I’ve been feeling more like shit and turns out there’s a medical reason for it, which is depressing all on its own! 2020, amiright?!?!

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    • Ughh, I’m so sorry to hear that. As a fellow sufferer or multiple medical issues, I feel for you. I hope you’ll be able to do something about it. I will say it’s much better to know what’s going on so you can potentially do something about it, though it’s still a pain because often there’s no cure, they’re just dealing with it :\

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