Finally, weekly thread on proper time!

Another busy week, only got a few hours in the week, an hour here, an hour there. Played a bit of Demon’s Souls, a bit of Ghost of Tsushima and a bit of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

In Mario, I have cleared Soda Jungle-5, but there is no way forward. Could it be because I haven’t cleared the frozen area yet? There were two paths and I went to the sea/water path and ignored the frozen one. Now I have gone back to clear that. If that doesn’t open the path forward either, will lookup the solution online.

What about all of you? What have you guys been playing?

  • untrainedtribble@lemmy.world
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    9 months ago

    Finally have had time to pick up TOTK again. Got all the light roots and want to get all the surface and sky shrines this weekend. Then I’ll finish all the side quests which will take a while. I 100%’d BOTW and going to attempt the same!

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      9 months ago

      How do you keep track of everything? How can you be sure you didn’t miss anything?

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        9 months ago

        I got all of the light roots first. Was easier to get all of them because you can follow the darkness. All shrines on the surface are directly above the light roots so it’s easy to know where the shrines should be.

        The sky shrines I’m missing 2 I believe so just exploring and I’ll find em. I know where one is for sure so I’ll just be missing one shrine. You can also do hero’s journey to see where you have/haven’t travelled to see “oh I never went over there, probably a shrine missed”

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    9 months ago

    Gave up on trying to find the last few shrines in TotK by myself and just dug up a guide because I want to finish the game with at least all the surface shrines found in a reasonable amount of time. Surprised at how many I missed that were practically right under my nose. They also love hiding way too many shrines in caves. I have 8 more surface shrines to go, then the decision of if I want to finish the sky ones since it’s such a PITA to try to even get up to where they are in the first place. I do still have to farm a few Light Dragon parts and Sundelions to finish powering up a certain piece of gear, so I’ll have to spend some time in the sky anyway, so maybe I’ll go for the rest of the sky shrines while I’m at it.

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      9 months ago

      The shrines are in the exact same places as the lightroots in the depths, which are much easier to find due to no caves, everything being dark, and the map not being revealed around them (so you can easily pinpoint one based on the map of you missed it). Then I put a pin on the surface and go to that spot. If it’s in a cave or something, at least I know the entrance is kinda nearby.

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        9 months ago

        I just played digital but it translates close to 1:1 imo it has cute animation and sounds and quick facts when played

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          9 months ago

          Nice! I have been thinking about the board game version, but maybe I should give the digital one first to see how I like game.

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    9 months ago

    I’ve been playing Xenoblade chronicles 3 the past week. Started the DLC but also grinding in the main game to get some better equipment and face the supeebosses.

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    9 months ago

    Started Anonymous;Code!

    The last VN I played from the “Science Adventure” series was Robotics;Notes DaSH which was a complete disaster and one of the worst VNs I’ve ever played.

    Thankfully, this new entry is a huge improvement. The presentation is gorgeous, with nicely animated characters, tons of illustrations including some comic-book like sections and lots of cool interface details. Unlike most entries of the series the plot is action-packed and very fast paced, as it follows a hacker named Pollon and a mysterious girl called Momo as they try to solve a series of strange events.

    There’s also an interesting 4th-wall breaking mechanic, which is your main way of interacting with the game.

    Minor spoiler, talks about the mechanic mentioned above

    The idea of the character being able to use the same “Save & Load” screen as the player to go back to the past and change history is really unique.

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      9 months ago

      That sounds like an interesting concept.

      BTW the name sounds very familiar, is this a remake or sequel? Or did they have another game with similar name?

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        It’s a new game from the “Science Adventure” franchise (aka the “;” games):

        • Chaos;Head
        • Steins;Gate
        • Robotics;Notes
        • Chaos;Child
        • Steins;Gate 0
        • Robotics;Notes DaSH
        • Anonymous;Code
  • Sho@lemmy.world
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    9 months ago

    Currently finishing up Ultra Moon on my 3ds so I can transfer everyone to Pokémon home, then it’s grinding away on Pokémon Scarlet…been on a bit of a Pokémon binge lately 😁

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        9 months ago

        Its OK so far, not too bad but not great either. I have only played about 2 - 3 hours so at this point I am still figuring out the controls and I hadn’t played an AC game in a long time so it is a bit different to me. If it gets too difficult I have no shame in setting the difficulty to easy. Games like this (or Ghost of Tsushima, Witcher 3, etc.) I view as playing through a movie or reading a book so I just want to be able to play and finish it while having fun.

        I can say I like the setting since it is not a common one. Can’t recall if I ever played a game where you can ride a camel.

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    9 months ago

    Gonna try to get the kids to play Minecraft Dungeons without fighting this time.

    I’d love to get time with Links Awakening though.

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      9 months ago

      Minecraft Dungeons is fun, played it with my kid. Good luck with getting your kids to play without fighting. It’s a big task.

      Link’s Awakening Remake or the original one?

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    9 months ago

    Into the Breach. My last session was a perfect start for the first island then I accidentally validate a random action because I was moving with my Switch. I was sad.

    By the way Into the Breach fits the Switch handle perfectly.

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      Ah. It’s really annoying when that happens. Wish you good luck for your future runs.

      BTW if you don’t mind playing on phone, it’s available with Netflix subscription, and controls are pretty good, feels very natural.

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    9 months ago

    Finishing up my playthrough of the main story of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 in preparation for the new Dragon Quest Monsters game this December. I can’t wait!

    • slimerancher@lemmy.worldOPM
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      Just looked up all Dragon Quest Monsters games, I didn’t realize there were so many. The Dark Prince is going to be my first DQM game. Any tips?

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        I haven’t played the demo so I don’t know what features are coming over, but fusion is amazing and really opens up once you can reliably get monsters up to level 20 since you get lots of skill points by then.

        Getting good monsters is just about as important as getting good skills, max one out to get an improved version on the next fusion (with some super good ones only showing up if certain combinations of skills are maxed). I don’t know if they’ll be in this game, but if you come across a way to teach class-based skills to monsters (fighter,warrior,monk,etc) they are super strong.

        If you have two monsters that you won’t be fusing with anything important, fuse them together. Getting the overall number up will help out later, and you might want to use them as skill fodder at some point or maybe you’ll stumble into a cool or unique fusion.

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    9 months ago

    I bought Doom 3 a long time ago, but got stuck at some point and stopped playing. Gave it another try this week and was able to progress again. Turned out my last save game was from 2022 :o. Will probably play again this weekend.

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      Haha, has happened to me many times. How are you liking the game? Doom 3 isn’t as loved as other games in the series, but I enjoyed it.

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        I think it is pretty good in terms of difficulty. What I miss somitimes is a bit more variation in the levels in terms of color. But that of course does not make sense for a game like doom that is all about dark, industrial and scifi themed.

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    9 months ago

    Had ToK in the beginning of the week, having great time to move back to Hyrule. It has been a long time.