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Jake, 27, all my favourite games are JRPGs because I'm a sucker for vicarious friendship😌

PSN: AssumedEnemy
XBOX: AssumedEnemy
Switch: 7219-1950-6311

0.5/5 - Gross, do not touch
1/5 - Bad, touch only if desperate
1.5/5 - Meh, if you're really bored
2/5 - Passable if there's nothing better
2.5/5 - Okay, could be worse
3/5 - Decent enough
3.5/5 - Good, enjoyable
4/5 - Very good, recommended
4.5/5 - Amazing, highly recommended, likely to replay
5/5 - Near perfect quality of execution (or dearness to my heart outweighs all flaws)

Please take all rankings with piles of salt it's impossible to compare things I enjoy
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Favorite Games

Persona 4 Golden
Persona 4 Golden
Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur's Gate 3
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

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Total Games Played

037

Played in 2024

164

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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Apr 21

Dredge
Dredge

Apr 20

Papers, Please
Papers, Please

Apr 14

Oxenfree
Oxenfree

Apr 13

Not for Broadcast
Not for Broadcast

Apr 12

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This game exceeded even my highest expectations in almost every way.

I could talk about it for hours but as with Remake I don't think it's possible for me to do it justice, it's peak. I've spent over 200 hours with FF7 Rebirth now and I could easily jump back in for a 3rd playthrough today.

This game is such an achievement, and home to some of the most beautiful scenes, characters and music in memory. If the final part is able to do even half as many things as well as this does, then we're in for a phenomenal trilogy of games.

As an aside, getting the platinum for this was insanely fun and surprisingly easy ... until the last few combat simulations. It took me around 40 hours over 5 days to get them done. I am begging that part 3 is easier πŸ₯Ή
Thanks for reading folks, hope you're all doing well!πŸ™

I don't have too much to say about Peakmin 4 but I'm really gunna miss Oatchi going back to play 1 and 2 ...

Biggest complaint by far is that some late-game cave enemies are super BS and can devour far too many piks at once if you don't have the right crew/approach (I'm ngl I soloed half the final cave as Oatchi) -- This wasn't bad for most of the game but it got to a point where I'd only have a couple dozen of one type and I'd lose all of them instantly if I got licked or knocked over or screeched at the wrong moment. Skill issue I'm sure but still a bummer.

In terms of positives though, everything else! Level designs were great, music is beautiful, having so many pikmin types was fun (even if half of them were so rare it was easier to use Oatchi) -- This was really fun to just sit down with before bed and I really can't believe I spent nearly 30 hours on it before reaching the true ending. There's something so addicting about figuring out how to get stuff done and then watching cute lil guys put the work in.

Really recommend this to anyone interested, super chill time (until it was the most stressful thing ever, but that's over now, it can't hurt me 😌) - easy to get into and honestly just buy it regardless so we real gamers can get a 5th one :p
It even has hands down the most hateable villain in all of media πŸ₯Ή

That'll do it anyhow, thanks for reading folks, hope you're all well! I'm 110 hours deep in Infinite Wealth so hoping to finish that this week, review will likely end up similar to this one but we'll see -- Until then! πŸ™

Some of the imagery and ideas were good but shortfalls in the game design and some particularly on-the-nose writing made for an ultimately mediocre experience.
Honestly I'm mostly upset that they had a cute actress in the live-action scenes and forcefully dubbed over herπŸ˜”

Shame the concepts weren't executed better, even bigger shame that such a large part of the response to it is to ridicule teenagers for being depressed over dumb thingsπŸ™ƒ