The State of the Gamer: 4/8/21

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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 Purchased

Nothing these past two weeks.

What I Finished

Nothing these past two weeks.

What I’m Playing

Title: Bravely Default II
Series: Bravely Default
System: Nintendo Switch

Cover of Bravely Default IIDate Started: February 28, 2021

I started watching a Let’s Play of this while I’m playing it.  I’m far enough along that there’s really no danger of seeing something before I get there myself.  I don’t even think the streamer has reached where I am in his playthrough yet let alone what he’s posted on YouTube.  I’ll talk about it more in the What I’m Watching section, but I brought it up here to say I definitely could’ve done the jobs better.  I pretty much shoehorned Gloria and Elvis as casters instead of branching out, whereas in the LP he has Elvis (originally a Black Mage) as a Vanguard main with Black Mage subclass so he’s essentially a spellblade.  I wish I’d done that instead of pigeonholing both him a Gloria, but it’s not like it’s too late.

I’m currently in Chapter 5, which might be the last or penultimate chapter of the game.  Either way I finished up a big story heavy section and am currently catching up on side quests.  I finally reached A Rank for B ‘n D, the card game, then almost immediately jumped to S Rank.  I attempted an optional boss that I knew I couldn’t handle prior, but still got my ass handed to me lol.  I’m not longer remotely shy about looking up strategies, and in watching the LP I see that the stronger enemies do respawn.  I still have some I haven’t beaten yet, and I’ve found a few ones that are out of my league.  I’m not sure how long I’ll be doing the side quests, but I’ve only been back to two of the towns, and I still have a lot to do.

This game has given me my money’s worth, and I will definitely be replaying it.

What I Played

  • Picross S3

What I Watched

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (Olizandri) – I watched just a little bit of this today.  I still like it, but I’m just not as into it.  I wanted to see it before I switch to Trails in the Sky, though I’m unsure how connected the two series are.
  • Bravely Default II (Olizandri) – I knew Oliz was going to play this lol, and I’m so happy he did.  I like to watch any game I play after I finish playing it, because it gives me the chance to just concentrate on the narrative and pick up things I might have missed.  I can easily pause a video and take notes.  It’s also really useful for tips.  Oliz is having a much easier time than I did with the fights since he’s spreading the Asterisks (jobs) around better than I did.  It’s also just fun to watch.  He’s streaming it on his Twitch and posting a video to YouTube daily.  I don’t watch the Twitch stream since that’s further along, plus I want to see things in order.

I may start watching CJUGames’ let’s play of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs at some point.  I asked Trash, formerly Cheap Boss Attack, if it was as psychologically fucked up as SOMA and apparently it’s not so I might give it a try.  Frictional Games makes them both.  Okay…I just googled it to make sure I had the name right, and AMFP is apparently the sequel to Amnesia: Dark Descent, so I should probably watch that first.  Also the dev is The Chinese Room, which is the same company that did Dear Esther.  Wow, I am very interested now.  I think because I was skimming the review of SOMA that’s still in my drafts.  Despite the fact I started that literally years ago, I don’t hate it like I usually do my old writing lol.  I was actually on my A game with that.  One day I’ll finish it…

It’s almost the anniversary of the release of FFVIIR, which also happens to be my BFF’s birthday (4/10) haha.  Those two things don’t have anything in common;  I just find it funny.  I really want that mobile game that will go through the story of the entire Compilation to come out so I can stop being ashamed of what I don’t know.

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4 thoughts on “The State of the Gamer: 4/8/21

  1. Pingback: The State of the Gamer: 3/25/21 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

    • I will do the same thing. I’m actually kind of at that point with my Etrian Odyssey game. I’m kind of stuck in a grinding loop where I need to beat this one boss, and I’m kinda over it. I want to go back, and I might after I finish my current game and another one, but the difficulty in that series is SO much.

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  2. Pingback: The State of the Gamer: 4/22/21 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

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