A lot has happened playing games wise, just a short recap of what I played the last time I posted here:
The Legend of Zelda OOT 3D
Forza Motorsport 3
The Last Remnant Xbox 360
Box Boy (11/22 worlds)
Etrian Mystery Dungeon (6/7 story dungeons, 48/74 side missions)
Kororinpa Wii (27/50 stages)
I don’t really have to go into OOT 3D. Everyone knows what a classic game it is by now. I have enjoyed it far more with the 3DS version and finally see why it is so loved. I’m looking forward to Majora’s Mask whenever I get around it.
Unfortunately, I also decided to stop playing Forza Motorsport 3 or at least take a break. Having done the races for the 4th year, achieving first except for the last race that was incredibly long and ended up becoming second just because of 1 race made me have enough. It’s really unfortunate how they made the races such a drag, if only they were shorter and with less laps…
I’ve started with the Last Remnant recently. Maybe not many remember it, it used to be an exclusive xbox 360 rpg released by SE with lots of hype. It was later released on PC with improved performance. Because my god, the game does have issues with its performance. Slow frame rate, long loading times, textures that are being loaded in front of you etc and the game crashed at one point. These problems became less of an issue after installing the game on the Xbox 360 hardrive. These are my only issues for the time being. So far, I am left with very good impressions. While the plot seems very cliché (sister kidnapped, brother going ballistic anime style trying to find her…yawn…), the characters and writing are very decent so far. The game focuses on politics, the party members do not come over as brainless idiots for once, they plan ahead before taking actions. The party members involved are officers, marquee and veterans. The main character, while thinking with his emotions first, he does get things done at least. The tone and setting reminds me of FFXII a bit. The plot has not been revealed fully, leaving enough to look forward to. I’ll go more into the gameplay the next time.
So, I have not been really playing much of Box Boy. While I have said so many good things about it, I feel my excitement decreased because the challenge is not increasing. Every time you start a new world, you are introduced to new gameplay mechanics, the levels have been very basic to get you used to them. But then I feel like I am missing the meat of the game. Hopefully it will become a bit more challenging soon.
And so, I’ve decided to sink my teeth into Etrian Mystery Dungeon again. Most of you might remember me playing the game around the time it was launched (sep 2015), left the game a few times and continued with the same save file. I’ve continued with the same save file again. Before, I felt like EMD was clearly weaker compared to the main EO games. This time, I feel like I finally get EMD. I now enjoy it almost as much as EO games. It has become so addicting trying to fully explore dungeons, stay there as long as possible, get all the loot alive and sell it to make big cash. I got so absorbed with the side activities, that I think I might be overpowered for the last story dungeon. I’m looking forward to it!
Kororinpa is a weird motion based game that I started with a year ago without mentioning it on WYL. I wasn’t sure whether to continue with it back then. I’ll go more into it soon.