miffy495

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About miffy495

  • Rank
    Rhythm game star/loser
  • Birthday 12/19/1987

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  • Biography
    Meh. Right now, I'm here. Before that, I forget.
  • Location
    Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Interests
    Games, Hockey, whatever I can find that's entertaining that hasn't been done to death already.
  • Occupation
    Elementary School Teacher
  • Favorite Games
    Rocksmith, Rez, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts, Gitaroo Man, Jet Grind Radio
  1. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    Back to Octopath: I am about 15 hours in. I am really liking this game, but the story has been the least interesting part for me. I have finished the first chapter for all 8 characters, and chapter 2 for Primrose. I am currently halfway through Therion's chapter 2. I actually quite like both of their individual stories so far, though I definitely started with them because I found them the most interesting. I'm not getting the vibe that these stories will link up at all. Actually, it's looking like this may actually just be 8 distinct JRPG short stories that have much more personal stakes, meaning that some will probably hit and some will miss. If you're ok with that, go for it. I will say that this is a very good JRPG and I am enjoying it immensely. At 13 hours I unlocked a job system on top of everything else, and it's completely changed the way that I play. New stuff coming in this late is a good sign. I'm very impressed.
  2. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    I feel like the game really hits its stride around the end of the internment camp section. If it's still not for you then, there's not much else to say. ...I still love it (and TNC) though.
  3. Recently completed video games

    I just sat down, started, and then finished Gorogoa. It's delightful, throwing something new at you at just the right pace, and the final segment brought a huge smile to my face when I realized what I was trying to do. I don't want to say too much else because the discovery is this game, but I really recommend it. It's like if Amanita Design said to themselves "Ok, we can do weird, but what if we tried surreal?" EDIT: Probably worth saying I played entirely on a touch screen on my Switch. I don't think I'd want to play this with a controller. Mouse or touch screen feel pretty integral to this one.
  4. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    I mean, also one of the best things about those games is that they DO get to the fireworks factory. They just take their time getting there and are oddly slow-paced for a game named "Wolfenstein" along the journey. The tonal swings in those games are HARD.
  5. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    I found the New Order really hard to get into. Both it and New Colossus play in a very unique style that feels more like a very bombastic immersive sim at times than it does a traditional shooter. Lots of sneaking, lots of exploration, but when you finally do go loud with dual wielded shockhammers, god damn is it satisfying. Basically, that blend worked great for me once I found my groove, but I found both incredibly and frustratingly hard for the first few levels while I found it. I also know that it didn't work nearly as well for a lot of people. Most common complaint about both that I heard from others was "man, it's too bad that the game feels so weird to play because the story is amazingly fun and surprisingly good at times". Then there's me off in the corner quietly saying "noreallyguysit'sgoodjustdon'tplayitlikeanormalshooter..." Long story short, I hope you get into it and am curious to see how this goes for you.
  6. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    Honestly, in terms of UI or any non-games things, the worst thing about the Switch is the horrible navigation on the store. Would you like a list of every game in alphabetical order, in release order, or just to see the things that are on sale? You have no other options, so I hope one of those works for you. Also, if you put something on your wishlist, it will remain there forever until you remove it manually, even if you buy the game. Trying to bookmark a new release you're interested in until payday? I hope you remember to go remove it once you get paid lest your wishlist get full of things you already own!
  7. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    Overcooked is good for multiplayer. Single player, I've really enjoyed Golf Story and am liking Human Fall Flat. Tried getting into Stardew Valley, but there may just be too much for me there. With how many things they put in that game I find myself pulled in all directions at once and don't reach a satisfying point in any of them. And yeah, Snipperclips is choice #1. I got a Labo. Built half a piano tonight. I enjoy constructing things. Looking forward to playing with it later!
  8. Jeff Goldblum

    It is the third I have seen, the others being French New Wave (very good) and Nier Automata alternate endings (EXTREMELY good). I enjoy this meme.
  9. LucasArts adventure games on GOG and Steam

    Yeah, I was 13, so probably in a very similar vote. When I logged into The SCUMM Bar and saw all the disappointed people who'd grown up on the earlier games I didn't understand at all. (Not to say I hadn't grown up on them a bit. MI2 was one of the first games I'd ever played thanks to a friend lending me that disc from a LucasArts Adventure pack, but I had limited access/experience with the rest of the catalogue.)
  10. What's the Name of the Game!?

    54.
  11. LucasArts adventure games on GOG and Steam

    Man, I haven't played CoMI since I still lived in my mum's house. It's been nearly a decade. I gotta get on this and see how it holds up.
  12. What's the Name of the Game!?

    38 is
  13. New people: Read this, say hi.

    What kind of magical place do you live where the liquor store also sells ice cream?