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Still playing away at FF VIII and started the Card Quest on Disc 3. I mainly want that so I can challenge any of the CC group in Disc 4 on keep up with not really fighting anyone except bosses. The Encounter-None is such an awesome ability to have. Always welcomed in RPGs in my book
 

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Finally beat tales of berseria. It was a good but bitter sweet ending. Now it's on to outer worlds. Just gotta wait for the 10gb patch to download. Gotta love modern gaming 😓
 

Scopa

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Playing Baldur’s Gate on Nintendo Switch. The controls took awhile to get my head around, but once I did, they worked surprisingly well. Beamdog did a really good job with the console controls.

I played BG1 in the last couple of years already, but I decided to replay it so I can import my characters to BGII.
 
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Outward released on GoG now. After reading that it hardly had any story and it's all about exploration I immediately bought it. After a bit of modding to make the game less brutal, I'm really loving it. It's one of the few non-SaGa games that actually have this mysterious feeling of exploration that I usually only get from SaGa games.
 
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Playing Baldur’s Gate on Nintendo Switch. The controls took awhile to get my head around, but once I did, they worked surprisingly well. Beamdog did a really good job with the console controls.

I played BG1 in the last couple of years already, but I decided to replay it so I can import my characters to BGII.
I saw that this was available for PS4 as well. I was interested in picking it up, as I only played the first Baulder's Gate a LONG time ago, and then didn't really know what I was doing.
 
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Currently playing Witcher 3. Usually, i avoid AAA games but the sale was too tempting so i gave in. It's ok. I mean, i'm really torn with this game. I've finished the part with the bloody baron and his wife in the bog. The world is stunning, i like the dark themes and the story is fine so far even though there are certain things i don't get. Likely because i didn't play the previous games

On the other hand, the combat is bad. Why does his dodge roll take him out of melee attack range in most cases? The few times i've played that girl i whose name i can't remember i've enjoyed combat far more. Not because of her op health regen but because of her dodge. I wish Geralt had that. Also, would it have hurt them to make just a couple of combos to spice things up? Anyway, combat got better once i respecced into a sign build. Still not very engaging though. I'm hoping i've either missed something or it picks up with the right build later on

Geralt is very well modelled but i find NPC models to be very hit and miss. The bloody baron was well done but that sorceress, Keira i think?, had lots of uncanny valleyish moments. Also, it might just be me but it feels like the horse animation and speed does not match when holding A to ride

Finally, the whole Gwent thing. It feels so tacked on. It's a decent enough TCG but is there an actual point to playing all the innkeepers etc?

At any rate, i'm enjoying it so far
 
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hariseldon

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Currently playing Witcher 3. Usually, i avoid AAA games but the sale was too tempting so i gave in. It's ok. I mean, i'm really torn with this game. I've finished the part with the bloody baron and his wife in the bog. The world is stunning, i like the dark themes and the story is fine so far even though there are certain things i don't get. Likely because i didn't play the previous games

On the other hand, the combat is bad. Why does his dodge roll take him out of melee attack range in most cases? The few times i've played that girl i whose name i can't remember i've enjoyed combat far more. Not because of her op health regen but because of her dodge. I wish Geralt had that. Also, would it have hurt them to make just a couple of combos to spice things up? Anyway, combat got better once i respecced into a sign build. Still not very engaging though. I'm hoping i've either missed something or it picks up with the right build later on

Geralt is very well modelled but i find NPC models to be very hit and miss. The bloody baron was well done but that sorceress, Keira i think?, had lots of uncanny valleyish moments. Also, it might just be me but it feels like the horse animation and speed does not match when holding A to ride

Finally, the whole Gwent thing. It feels so tacked on. It's a decent enough TCG but is there an actual point to playing all the innkeepers etc?

At any rate, i'm enjoying it so far
I love The Witcher but yeah I think now I've played Kingdom Come Deliverance the combat would probably not be so appealing - KCD got that spot on. It's a lovely world to inhabit though, and yeah that bloody baron bit is amazing. I too avoided Gwent because I can't stand these shitty card games. The DLC expansions are well worth it btw.
 
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I love The Witcher but yeah I think now I've played Kingdom Come Deliverance the combat would probably not be so appealing - KCD got that spot on. It's a lovely world to inhabit though, and yeah that bloody baron bit is amazing. I too avoided Gwent because I can't stand these shitty card games. The DLC expansions are well worth it btw.
I'm happy to hear it since i grabbed a bundle with both expansions
 

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I'm happy to hear it since i grabbed a bundle with both expansions
Without too many spoilers, Hearts Of Stone is brilliant - features a very interesting chap who will definitely get under your skin. Blood And Wine is set in a new area that looks a bit like the south of France and it's absolutely gorgeous to look at but I preferred the characters in Hearts Of Stone. That said, it wraps up the Witcher story nicely, so it's a very worthwhile addition.
 
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Without too many spoilers, Hearts Of Stone is brilliant - features a very interesting chap who will definitely get under your skin. Blood And Wine is set in a new area that looks a bit like the south of France and it's absolutely gorgeous to look at but I preferred the characters in Hearts Of Stone. That said, it wraps up the Witcher story nicely, so it's a very worthwhile addition.
Hos has one of the best story line I have ever experienced in a video game, the characters and stories are incredibly well written. It also contains a long quest that many, including me would consider the single best quest in the whole game.
 

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Both expansions of the Witcher 3 are better than the base game, imo. W3 suffers from bad combat and the Ubisoft formula of filling the map with minor stuff.
 

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I'm a month into Diablo 3 on Switch. I have a Paragon 500 Witch Doctor and a paragon 600 Demon Hunter, and I'm wondering what class I want to try next. I really enjoy glass cannon-y builds that require you to juggle multiple cooldowns and procs in order to stay alive while dealing high damage. I love pushing rifts at difficulties that kill me in 1 or 2 hits. Any suggestions other than the Wizard?
 

AbZeroNow

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Currently playing I Am Setsuna on the Nintendo Switch. I just love the simple piano-based soundtrack. The mechanics of this game I'm still getting used to: no random encounters on the overworld; no inns; sell material dropped from defeated enemies to get cash. I also like that you're not forced to use Endir once you have more than 3 party members.

I'm at the Royburg portion of the game (in case anyone wanted to know how far I'm into this game).
 

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So, I reluctantly started playing Baldur’s Gate again as I now have it on Switch. I say reluctantly, not because I don’t like it, but because I only played it through for the first time in the last 1-2 years.

I really wanted to get stuck into Baldur’s Gate II, but since my original BG playthrough was on PC and not Switch, I couldn’t carry over my characters.

So yeah, I begrudgingly started playing BG again about 9-10 days ago and maaaaaaaaan, I forgot how good this game is. I know it’s good when I realise I’ve been sitting in the same chair in the backyard for 4 hours and haven’t moved. I just get totally lost in it.

Yeah, I know BGII is supposed to be every bit as good as BG, but x10. Can’t wait. Hopefully I don’t fatigue on it, playing them back to back.

What a video game.
 
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Alright, just finished FF VIII last night, PS1 version. The final battle was a nail bitter and also made me realize how much I hate that I cannot get Lion Heart every time with my desperation attack. I was really surprised at how the battle ended up though, and I wonder if it was kinda coded in a way to make it like that. I kept getting flashbacks to FF VII final battle, when you use Omnislash to defeat Sephiroth, and it is only Cloud on the field, etc. I basically had the same ending, but it was not scripted, or at least it didn't seem scripted to me. I felt like at any moment I could have been killed, but I did get a lot of those Judgement attacks from Ultimecia that bring your HP to 1, but not kill you.
Anyway, the game is still great. Very epic, but as always the story is not very cohesive. I don't understand why there are 3 "big bads" in the game. The focus of the plot keeps shifting until you are told about a character that you have never met and have no understanding of. Who is Ultimecia? Why does she want to Krompress time? I felt that it should have been either Edea stay the bad guy the whole time, or Adel be the person who is manipulating people from afar, which would make more sense. You find out about the Sorceress wars and Adel being the instigator, she is overthrown, etc. Adel has way more reason to want to destroy the world.
Still, with all that gripe on the story (didn't really bring up the love story part of it) I really enjoyed the game. I liked playing through it without really drawing any magic from enemies, I just used card mod and when I finally got encounter none I was really flying through the latter half of the game. If you haven't played FF VIII yet then you shoudl at least check out the first disc playthrough.
 
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65 hours into Trails of Cold Steel 3, probably still have 20+ hours left, really love the game. The QOL features added to the original Japanese release make all the difference, the only complaint I've ever had about these games is how long some meaningless scenes play out, making ample use of the High-Speed mode :)

Love the battle mechanics, nightmare difficulty is very challenging but there's many different ways to become a powerhouse so you don't feel pigeonholed into a single strategy. It's really great.
 

AbZeroNow

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Gotten further into I Am Setsuna. Man, the Fridging Heights portion is just a punch to the player, but really works for the story. I am enjoying watching through the twists in the game, and I like that I really haven't had to read a guide to know what to do in this game. Gotta say that the Switch probably already has a good amount of really good JRPGs (the WRPGS on the Switch are pretty good too) with more and more coming as the console matures.