The State of the Gamer: 5/5/22

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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 Demoed

Nothing this time.


What I Purchased

  • Knife Sisters – $5.77 @ Steam
  • The Tiny Bang Story – $2.99 @ Nintendo eShop

Total: $8.76


What I Finished

Nothing this time.


What I’m Playing

Title: Triangle Strategy
Series: HD-2D Series
System: Nintendo Switch

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Date Started: March 20, 2022

I failed another persuasion, but I was smart enough to save beforehand and not save over.  However, I keep failing at it probably because I don’t have enough affinity with the character I need to convince.  This one has three possible outcomes, but the one they keep going with is the most ridiculous fucking thing ever.  The one I want to do makes sense in the long game whereas the one they want to go with only works in the short term.  I’m not trying to make the people hate me.  I looked up that bringing people along into battles will increase your affinity with them so I’m going to try some mock battles with them to see if I can sway them to my side.  If all else fails I’ll go with the second best plan, which I still think is absolutely ridiculous, but doesn’t have as much fallout as the other.

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The State of the Gamer: 4/21/22

<–The State of the Gamer: 4/7/22           The State of the Gamer: 5/5/22–>

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 Demoed

Nothing this time.


What I Purchased

  • Picross S: Genesis & Master System Edition (Picross S, Picross) – $7.99 @ Nintendo eShop
  • Jessika – $1.84 @ Nintendo eShop

Total: $9.83


What I Finished

Nothing this time.


What I’m Playing

Title: Triangle Strategy
Series: HD-2D Series
System: Nintendo Switch

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Date Started: March 20, 2022

I’m currently super salty about this right now.  I lost my first persuasion and it was a game changing one like I can no longer fulfill the Golden Route because of this.  At one point you have to make a choice on whether or not to deliver ill-gotten goods and I was going to do it, because it made sense in terms of the long game, but apparently I didn’t have enough of some conviction to convince enough people so I failed the persuasion, which means I’m a “chapter behind” and now miss out on meeting a certain character in Aesfrost.

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The State of the Gamer: 4/7/22

<–The State of the Gamer: 3/24/22           The State of the Gamer: 4/21/22–>

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 Demoed

Nothing this time.


What I Purchased

  • Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition (Chrono) – $19.99 @ Nintendo eShop
  • The Journey Down: Chapter One (The Journey Down) – $6.99 @ Nintendo eShop

Total: $26.98


What I Finished

Nothing this time.


What I’m Playing

Title: Triangle Strategy
Series: HD-2D Series
System: Nintendo Switch

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Date Started: March 20, 2022

I turned the difficulty down to easy and my life has been so much better.  I’m currently in Chapter 7, which is the first place you can make a decision that effects the “golden route” or the way you get the best ending.  I found a spoiler free guide here if you want to check it out.  There are only a few necessary choices.  I’ve been doing the mock battles, too, which is apparently the best way to gain materials.  I wasn’t able to play for a few days, but currently everything has gone wrong lol.  I knew it was going to happen.  I’m currently past the part I demoed, so I’m hurtling into the unknown now.

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The State of the Gamer: 3/24/22

<–The State of the Gamer: 3/10/22           The State of the Gamer: 4/7/22–>

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 Demoed

  • Edge of Eternity (Nintendo Switch) – I like this. The voice acting is excellent, and I’m already drawn into the story.  The demo does a great job getting you interested in the characters and making you care about them and their plight before ending. Their banter is really good and I’m cool with the battle system. It’s also an indie game and I always like supporting the smaller guys.
  • Oninaki – Another Squeenix action RPG. The battle system is totally doable and there’s a casual setting. I’ll definitely pick this up at some point, though I can understand the critiques about the MC.  He’s a stone cold jackass.  I understand the psychology behind it, but I’m hearing he doesn’t get much better throughout, which is a shame if they miss out on character development.
  • Yoku’s Island Express – This game is adorable.  I never thought you could make a game like this around the concept of pinball but then again why not?  Sonic the Hedgehog is pretty much that.  The music is bangin’, the graphics are adorable, and the gameplay is fun and intuitive.

What I Purchased

  • Palindrome Syndrome: Escape Room – $4.99 @ Nintendo eShop
  • LOST Sphear – $19.99 @ Nintendo eShop
  • Star Ocean First Departure R (Star Ocean) – $8.39 @ Nintendo eShop
  • I Am Setsuna – $19.99 @ Nintendo eShop
  • Final Fantasy X/Final Fantasy X-2 Remaster (Final Fantasy X/Final Fantasy) – $24.99 @ Nintendo eShop

Total: $78.35

Squeenix has all my fucking money! 😭

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The State of the Gamer: 2/24/22

<–The State of the Gamer: 2/10/22           The State of the Gamer: 3/10/22–>

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 Demoed

  • Dynasty Warriors IX – Nope.  Not my type of game at all lol, aaaaand now I feel really foolish because I thought it was the same series as Miracle Warriors as played by HG, but it just seemed like a hack and slash type of game, which is not my bag.  I mixed up my “warriors.”

What I Purchased

  • Pendula Swing: The Complete Journey – $0.00 ($1.99)  @ Nintendo eShop
  • Four Last Things – $2.71 @ Steam

What I Finished

Nothing this time.

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The State of the Gamer: 2/10/22

<–The State of the Gamer: 1/27/22           The State of the Gamer: 2/24/22–>

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 Demoed

Nothing this time.


What I Purchased

  • Picross S7 – $9.99 @ Nintendo eShop
  • Bravely Default – $39.99 ($13.49) @ Nintendo eShop

What I Finished

Nothing this time.


What I’m Playing

Title: Etrian Odyssey Nexus
Series: Etrian Odyssey
System: Nintendo 3DS

Cover of Etrian Odyssey NexusDate Started: December 25, 2021

I have moved into the spreadsheet making phase of playing lol.  I love my spreadsheets.  It just makes item organization much easier, especially now that I have duplicates of some classes.  I registered more characters since I have this Memory Conch item that will allow you to share experience with inactive party members, and I noticed the new ones I made before were at like level 20.  I haven’t taken any of them out yet, but I like the idea of having two of a class like Zodiac (magic user) and Hero.

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The State of the Gamer: 1/27/22

<–The State of the Gamer: 1/13/22           The State of the Gamer: 2/10/22–>

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 Demoed

  • Picross S7 – I intend to buy this; it’s the next version of Picross, but I need to wait until I can purchase games on my 3DS again, which I’ll explain at the end.

What I Purchased

No purchases this time.


What I Finished

Nothing this time.


What I’m Playing

Title: Etrian Odyssey Nexus
Series: Etrian Odyssey
System: Nintendo 3DS

Cover of Etrian Odyssey NexusDate Started: December 25, 2021

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The State of the Gamer: 12/16/21

<–The State of the Gamer: 12/2/21           The State of the Gamer: 12/30/21–>

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 Demoed

  • Brain Age: Concentration Training – You get 30 sessions, but it only takes you through one game.  Granted I’m going to pick it up based on that at some point anyway, but it’s $30 so not right now.

What I Purchased

  • Persona 4 Golden (PlayStation Vita) – $60 from Cheap Boss Attack
  • OneShot (PC) – $5.99 @ Steam

Total: $65.99


What I Finished

Nothing this time.

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The State of the Gamer: 10/7/21

<–The State of the Gamer: 9/23/21           The State of the Gamer: 10/7/21–>

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

  • Deemo – $14.99 ($12.99) @ Nintendo eShop

Total: $12.99


What I Demoed

  • Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars – I kept running into the word “Advent” left and right a few weeks ago.  I was watching The Sinking City, a Lovecraft inspired horror game where one of the main throughfares was Advent Avenue.  Then YouTube kept recommending I rent/watch Advent Children, Tales of Berseria had an event called the Advent, and then this game has a Castle Advent.  Granted this is a Squeenix game, which of course means the music is fucking lit.  The voice acting is excellent, too.  The narrator sounds like a crusty, old storyteller.  I’m 100% buying this when it comes out on the 28th.  It’s like Final Fantasy meets Magic: The Gathering (not that I know anything about Magic: The Gathering.  It’s just Final Fantasy with cards).  I spent around three hours playing through the entirety of the demo, and I’ve been playing the in-game card game almost every day.  I like it almost as much as I like Triple Triad, which has long been my favorite FF card game.

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The State of the Gamer: 9/23/21

<–The State of the Gamer: 9/9/21           The State of the Gamer: 10/7/21–>

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

  • Tales of Berseria (Tales) – $9.99 for PlayStation 4 @ PlayStation Store
  • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (Ace Attorney) – $39.99 @ Nintendo eShop
  • Cross the Moon – $4.99 @ Nintendo eShop

Total: $54.97

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