The State of the Gamer: 7/29/21

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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

  • The Darkside Detective (Point-and-Click/Adventure) – $5.84 @ Nintendo eShop
  • Tested on Humans: Escape Room (Puzzle/Adventure) – $3.99 @ Nintendo eShop
  • The Lost Child (RPG/JRPG) – $9.99 @ Nintendo eShop
  • The Dark Eye: Memoria (Point-and-Click/Puzzle) – $9.99 @ Nintendo eShop

Total: $29.81

What I’m Playing

Title: Tales of Vesperia
Series: Tales
System: Nintendo Switch

Cover of Tales of VesperiaDate Started: May 23, 2021

I am well into the third act of the game and have over 120 hours in.  I’m not exactly sure where when it’s going to end, but I at least know what the real threat is now that we’ve cut through the chaff.  I’ve started using a spoiler free* guide to the side quests since Vesperia has a lot of missables.  There are some that I’m already out of luck on (like the 50% Monster Book and Nan) since I didn’t know about them in the beginning (and watching Oliz play through it has really confirmed that), but I’m trying to get all of the ones I can.  There are some I’m willing to forgo like the dragon races with Ba’ul.  I just eked out a win in the first level.  I’m not good at those types of games, and the big reason to do it seemed to be so you’d get the upgrade that would allow Ba’ul to land on this one island, but something happened in the game that made it accessible so I’m not even sure that’s necessary anymore.

After every major event (or when I complete the next dungeon), I try to do a “world tour” of each city, talking to all the NPCs and going to all the buildings again.  At least one thing usually happens in each town.  I’m in the process of doing that now, though I know from the guide where to expect an event.  I’ve also snagged all of the current synthesis weapons, armor, and items that I can.  I’ve also been keeping track of what I’m going to do with a To Do list because that’s how I keep organized.

Next up I need to go to Nordopolica to do my NPC talk, and there’s an optional dungeon that should’ve opened up at the center of the world.

*Spoiler free seems to just be a suggestion since a major event involving one of the cities was just totally given away.  I can’t be too upset though, since it can be difficult to keep the spoilers at a minimum when you’re trying to give an accurate timeline of when you can do certain quests.

What I Played

  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe

What I Watched

  • CJUGames
    • Munduan – This was…phenomenal.  The writing in it was excellent even if the plot is quite common.  I really loved what the devs did with it.  I also learned about the existence of the Romansh language.  I’d never heard of this before.  It sounded like the people were speaking a combination of French, German, and Italian, which…isn’t too far off.  It’s predominantly spoken in a specific place in Switzerland, so it’s utterly apt for this game’s setting.  If I had the time I’d write something up for it (the game…not the language).  It was such a good experience.
    • Song of Horror – I’m watching this right now, and it’s quite interesting.  You can play as different characters with different status attributes, and the stakes are really high.  Death is permanent and one of the characters was actually lost in the first video.  I think I have three or four left.
  • Olizandri
    • Scarlet Nexus – I watch about one video of this a week.  It’s intersting, but I think because I have other things I’m into I’m less likely to pick this to watch.
    • Tales of Vesperia – I’m definitely putting things together from where I am, and this is exactly why I watch LPs after I’ve played.
    • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – So the other day I went to watch this and saw Sam had another Phoenix Wright LP that I’d never heard of, and that’s how I found out about The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.  Um WHAT?  How did a new Ace Attorney game get released in the states and I didn’t know about it?!  Initially, I thought it was only available on the 3DS, but it was also released on the Switch.  It’s $40 so I haven’t picked it up yet, but I probably will after I finish Vesperia.  Anyway, I guess I should talk about the actual game I watched (I’m not going to watch the fore mentioned until I play it myself).  I’m in the last trial which is the culmination of narrative.  Ace Attorney is so well written.
    • Axiom Verge – Definite Metroid vibes are definite.  Hell, the machine Trace was using in the beginning looked a bit like Mother Brain.  I also got an Out of This World vibe from it, too (age yourself if you remember that lol).  I didn’t watch much of it.  The story is interesting, but the gameplay really isn’t my thing, not even to watch, plus as I’ve mentioned before Metroid scares the fuck out of me haha.

Should probably have talked about the new Ace Attorney game here.  Oops.  So there’s something about meteors on my TV so I need to pay attention to that now.  Ta!

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