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Old 12-30-2019, 03:32 PM   #16
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I enjoyed Ace Combat back in the day, so I was excited for Ace Combat 7. In lead up, I played through 4, 5, and 0 again which was the first time I had played them in probably over a decade. I got 7 on the Xbox One which came with a download code for 6. I had 6 previously, but I never beat it and I didn't repurchase it when it was stolen with a lot of my stuff in '09, so I saw this as an opportunity to get through that one before playing 7.

However, after redeeming the code for 6 and downloading and installing it it would not allow me to play the game. It said I didn't own it even though I could still download it. I contacted Microsoft and finally convinced them that I should be able to play this, but then basically sat around for three weeks with no real assurances this was being worked on.

Finally, after three weeks, Ace Combat 6 started working and I finally played through it so now, finally, I can play Ace Combat 7.

Ace Combat 7 was fun. Felt like a classic PS2 game with updated graphics - so basically exactly what I wanted. Feels weird that it was nearly the entire year ago that I played it. Time doesn't work like it used to, man.

At some point in the same I kept hearing how great the Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV was. I'd played FFXIV before and complete the 2.0 content, but never made it past that, so most of the rest of year has been spent working my way through that. Finally finished the Stormblood content yesterday and am working my way to finally finally playing the Shadowbringer stuff.

Of course there have been some small breaks to play some other games as well. I played Shenmue III which was super surreal. Don't know how much I talked about it (I was a bit of an idiot back then), but I was a huge fan of the Shenmue I and II. Of course, I played the recent HD re-releases as well. I had a lot of fun with III, but am disappointed that it didn't really move the story forward hardly at all. I don't have a lot of hope of Shenmue IV coming out at all, much less anytime soon.

Also played Jedi: Fallen Order. I thought it was fun. It was very nice to play a single player focused Star Wars game on current gen stuff.
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Re: What are you playing right now?
Old 05-05-2020, 10:04 AM   #17
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Got my way through FFXIV Shadowbringers. Definitely the best piece of FFXIV so far, although I enjoyed my entire journey through it. I hope to remain current with the game going forward, but we'll see how it goes. There's already been one small update that I haven't gotten around to playing yet.

Playing FFXIV got me itching to go back to SWTOR. I have a lot of fond memories of that game as it released just after my son was born. I went through the Jedi Knight, Jedi Consuler, and Trooper storylines. My goal is to ideally finally get through all of the storylines and then carry my Jedi Knight through all of the expansions I never played, but we'll see. I'm currently kind of paused on it right now as..

Playing FFXIV also got me itching to go back and play through the FF series again, so I've kind of gotten pulled into that. The whole apocalypse situation has provided a lot of free time to play some games, but of course an MMO (or two) and a 30+ year old jRPG series takes a lot of time.

And of course I have a bunch of other games I've bought over the years that I haven't played or only sort of played I could go through, but, nah, let's go through games I've already played through once or twice or thrice.
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Old 05-05-2020, 06:34 PM   #18
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I'm playing FFXIV right now actually... currently in the post-Heavensward patches so I have a while to go.

I did some swtor recently and it's not bad it just failed to really hold my attention.

I too have felt the desire to play some older FF. I have a vita laying around so I was thinking about playing FFIV.
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Old 05-06-2020, 05:12 PM   #19
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Yeah! I thought about digging out my Vita and buying the digital release of FFIV on it to play it there, but I already own it on UMD for the PSP, but my PSP broke. I also really wanted play it on the TV, so went for emulation on my PC hooked up to my TV. It looks nice!

I really wish Square would release this version on Steam even just upscaled or something. They just have the 3D version everywhere now; this very nice 2D version is only available on the PSP/Vita and that's getting to be a difficult solution if you don't want to go for emulation. I think the Complete Collection version looks amazing and would especially be so in true HD and it is truer to the original game than the remake.
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Old 05-14-2020, 02:41 PM   #20
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Slight update on the Vita front... evidently my 16GB Vita memory card is corrupted and can't be reformatted or fixed in any way.

Evidently this is extremely common with Vita memory cards, which is frustrating because they're expensive and proprietary.

So I did some research and bought some stuff and now I'm going to hack my Vita which will allow me to use an SD card with an adapter in the game card slot, and then load everything digitally.

Will update on how it goes.
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:22 PM   #21
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Nice. Yeah, those memory cards are ridiculous. And you'd think its only going to get worse as the system fades further into memory.

Hope this hack works out alright for you.
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Old 05-18-2020, 09:48 PM   #22
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Well it took some effort but the hack worked out. Currently have FFIV redownloading to my new 256GB SD card.
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Old 05-19-2020, 09:19 AM   #23
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Nice!
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:58 AM   #24
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Lots and lots of Animal Crossing

When not that Xenoblade 2 Torna - The Golden Country

With friends, I'm rotating between Diablo 3, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Nine Parchments, Overcooked 2, Gears 5, Path of Exile, Streets of Rage 4, Dead by Daylight, Borderlands 3

I'm really trying not to not have some games going on during this...
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:41 AM   #25
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So tempted to get a Switch just for Animal Crossing. That was my absolute favorite game for Gamecube which was the last console I've owned.

I don't play much these days. Last game was Skul: The Hero Slayer. Was pretty fun but ended up getting very repetitive. Still in early access though so that might improve. Before that I played A Short Hike. Kind of Animal Crossing-esque but not quite. And very very short.

Had a hankering to play Tetris on my Game Boy Pocket yesterday but I had left batteries in it and they exploded and fused to the coil. Same for my Game Boy Advance. Luckily my Game Boy Color is still in working order. Just no batteries period for that. Short story shorter: my hankering has not been satisfied.
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