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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: Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
Series Title: Etrian Odyssey
System: Nintendo 3DS
Date Started: 6/30/19
So I kind of finished this! I beat the final boss, which was actually easier than some of the optional bosses, but there’s still more game to go. There’s a final floor of the labyrinth to complete, and I could challenge the final boss again once I reach the bottom in a harder battle. I’m not sure if I’m going to do that. I might just finish up mapping the labyrinth and doing all of the quests before I call it a game. I’m currently trying to beat this lightning dragon, but I’m just not taking off enough HP per turn and eventually I run out of TP (the game’s magic point system), and none of the restoratives restore enough. Like I said, this game is much harder than my Final Fantasy fare, but I like the problem solving opportunities it presents. I wound up switching my main character back to a Highlander after watching a bit of a video on that fore mentioned dragon, since they were using techniques only a Highlander has and KILLING it, so I need to level my guy up again, possibly rest my Protector so I can put skill points into Volt Wall, and then see what Grimoire Stones I can mess around with.
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What I Played
Title: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Series: Mario, Rabbids
System: Nintendo Switch
Date Started: May 14, 2015
This is surprisingly fun, and I say surprisingly only because I’ve never played any Rabbids game before. They remind me of Minions, which I hate much less than the average internet user (I’m also a bit confused why they’re so abhorred besides the propensity of Baby Boomers to share memes of them, which I usually just scroll past. I think the Minions themselves are cute), so their antics don’t bother me. The combination of Mario and the Rabbids actually works, probably because there’s always some crazy shenanigans going on in the Mushroom Kingdom, so an invasion of raving rabbids with a device that can combine two separate things isn’t that far fetched.
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What I Finished
Title: Thimbleweed Park
Developer: Terrible Toybox
System: Nintendo Switch
Genre: Point & Click/Puzzle – Mystery
Date Started: February 25. 2018
Date Finished: April 23, 2018
Play Duration: 57 days
It only took me three months to finish my second game of 2018! it was fun, witty, and extremely self-aware. Like self-aware to the point that it was an integral plot device. My favorite character is definitely Delores, though I do love Agent Ray’s snark. Delores is completely genuine and nice, as well as a game programmer.