Games Played in 2020

For the last couple of years I've been documenting every time I play a game and what I thought about it during that session. You can see all the previous lists here.

A session can be anywhere from a few minutes to many hours. Sessions that last longer than one block of time (illustrated below) are counted for each block individually. Sessions that cross over a block (like from 2:30 to 4) count towards the one that more time was spent in.

This will be unedited and likely full of typos and misspellings. The descriptions of my sessions may include story spoilers. Any spoilers will NOT be marked.

Here's the break down of the time of day:

TimeTermTimeTerm
12am to 3am Midnight Noon to 3pm Afternoon
3am to 6am Early Morning 3pm to 6pm Early Evening
6am to 9am Morning 6pm to 9pm Evening
9am to Noon Late Morning 9pm to 12am Late Evening

List items

  • Played: 1/1. Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    Continuing the playthrough with my partner from last year. We near the end of the Day 2. This game is extremely good!

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    Played: 1/2. Evening.

    We started Day 3.

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    Played: 1/5. Late Evening.

    We met the cryptozoologist. It's great!!!

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    Played: 1/8. Evening.

    We met the speed punks who want to set up a speed lab in the church, and found a dead body.

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    Played: 1/14. Evening.

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    Played: 1/14. Late Evening.

    We did a lot! Finished up most of the stuff at the church, did most of the cryptozoologist stuff, then actually got the body down. We are savescumming a bit and it does seem like that game always gives you a success if you savescum. We did not take the boots.

    This game also really starts throwing level ups at you.

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    Played: 1/15. Evening.

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    Played: 1/15. Late Evening.

    Started Day 4. Found the pinball secret.

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    Played: 1/16. Late Evening.

    There was a loud sound. It turned out ok...

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    Played: 1/21. Late Evening.

    Hot on the trail of Ruby. Probably should have had been doing this earlier. Whoops.

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    Played: 1/22. Late Evening.

    We found Ruby. She got away. I think it was the head scab who shot him.

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    Played: 1/25. Evening.

    We survived the shoot out. Now on the island.

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    Finished: 1/28. Late Evening.

    We finished the game! What a fun little reveal at the end. I do wonder how else it could go. We did think it was odd that it had a very jarring cut to credits. Kinda wish it was like a slow pan out and fade to black or something. No epilogue either. Still absolutely fantastic!

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    Started: 12/3. Evening.

    We decided to play it again. We picked Electrochemistry as our skill and are probably going to go for SUPERSTAR cop. also hobocop.

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    Played: 12/6. Early Evening.

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    Played: 12/6. Evening.

    We failed to get the body down.

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    Played: 12/11. Evening.

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    Played: 12/11. Late Evening.

    We snuck into the harbor. Talked to Ervart. Got Measurehead to get the body down. Give the "LOVE TRUTH" to Garte. Open the trash can. And Got in touch with our clipboard.

    We are now a hobocop and a superstar cop.

    Thank you.

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    Played: 12/16. Evening.

    We put the body in the bear fridge. We're gonna steal those boots. We also smashed down the door to the doomed commercial area.

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    Played: 12/19. Late Evening.

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    Played: 12/26. Evening.

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    Played: 12/26. Late Evening.

    We finished up Day 1 and totally stole the boots.

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    Zordak

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    Started: 1/2. Early Evening. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    This is a still-in-development Metroidvania. So far it's pretty snazzy. I don't want to play too much since it's not finished and I don't know how much is there, but it's pretty good so far. a little rough around the edges, but I think I can forgive that!

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    Played: 1/2. Early Evening.

    I didn't realize but I actually got to the end of the demo before. I just spent time running around looking for where to go and walked back into the boss room and noticed the "That's all of the demo!" message. Ah well.

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    Little Comet

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    Played: 6/14. Midnight. PC Itch. Mixed.

    I was hoping this game would be more like the flash game Gravity Golf, but that's not really the case. It is EXTREMELY cute, but unfortunately not very fun. It's a little too focused on getting the specific goals. I may look up to see if Gravity Golf is still playable anywhere though...

    (I looked it up, the game I was actually thinking of was called "Gravitee".)

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    Gravitee

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    Played: 6/14. Midnight. PC Web. Enjoyed.

    I had to see if this game is still playable and it is and it's good. I also looked to see if there's any speed runs and there are and that fact is absurd.

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    Shn!p

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    Played: 6/14. Midnight. PC Itch. Neutral.

    This seems like an alright puzzle game. I don't know, maybe I just wasn't in the right mindset for it.

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    Adjacency

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    Played: 6/14. Afternoon. PC Itch. Negative.

    This is a fiddly puzzle game about getting colors into specific shapes without overriding other colors. It was required too much clicking and not enough logic.

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    Cascadio

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    Played: 6/14. Afternoon. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    This game reminds me of another I got through the itch BLM bundle. It does require some math and is very obviously meant to be a mobile game, but it core puzzle idea is pretty good once I figured it out. I might play more of this.

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    Garden Match

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    Played: 6/14. Afternoon. PC Itch. Mixed.

    This is a match 3 game. The movement feels awkward and the tiles aren't distinct enough from each other. The presentation is real nice and the endless mode was pretty alright for what it is. The puzzle mode seemed impossible though. I couldn't beat the first level.

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    No More Kings

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    Played: 6/14. Evening. PC Itch. Neutral.

    This is a puzzle game based off chess movements which I just don't have a good base for. It got a bit too tricky for me too quickly and I don't like that it has a grading system.

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    Theorem

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    Played: 6/14. Evening. PC Itch. Negative.

    Not my kind of puzzle game. The goal of "figure out how to get the cube in this orientation at this point" is just sort of frustrating rather than interesting.

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    Breaker

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    Played: 6/14. Evening. PC Itch. Neutral.

    I could not wrap my head around the controls. Its just right and left, but it didn't feel right.

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    Flowerdrops

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    Played: 6/16. Late Evening. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    This is an incredibly simple puzzle game about bouncing water on to flowers. It's actually a lot like Gravitee in a weird way. I really liked it.

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    Played: 6/20. Early Evening.

    I unlocked all the levels that I have access to. I wonder if I need to get perfect scores on all the levels to unlock more. I don't think I would do that.

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    Knights of the Card Table

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    Played: 6/20. Afternoon. PC Itch. Neutral.

    This game is mechanically interesting, but I don't really like the irreverence. I find that sort of stuff so insufferable.

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    Cuckoo Castle

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    Played: 6/20. Early Evening. PC Itch. Mixed.

    This game wasn't very well programmed. The gamepad doesn't quite work right and the music doesn't play after a bit. Too unpolished to really play at the moment. It was a game jam game though. Nice art too.

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    Nine Nines

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    Played: 6/22. Early Evening. PC Itch. Mixed.

    This is an in development tower defense. It's a little boring and directionless at the moment.

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    Gumgem

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    Played: 6/22. Early Evening. PC Itch. Mixed.

    This is another sort of twitchy platformer that I just can't play. I couldn't even do the last area of the training. Though the controls were not really layout how I would have had them.

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    Chaos Galaxy

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    Played: 11/7. Late Morning. PC Steam. Neutral.

    I didn't play too much of this because the tutorialization wasn't great and I think I messed up a main quest for the faction I choose. I was supposed to go fight the robot AI, but since a large faction was like "hey be our vassals" and I agreed, that made it so I couldn't fight the robots. I'll probably restart and see what I could do. I might switch it to beginner too.

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  • Played: 1/3. Evening. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    Discovered that water purifies toxic sludge!

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    Played: 1/27. Midnight.

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    Played: 5/16. Evening.

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    Played: 5/16. Late Evening.

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    Played: 5/17. Late Evening.

    Turns out vampirism + plus more blood + blood cloud is pretty good. Shame I died because I ran out of jump.

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    Played: 5/22. Late Evening.

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    Played: 5/25. Midnight.

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    Played: 5/25. Afternoon.

    I actually had a decent run to the jungle area, but could not deal enough damage and got messed up by a wand I picked up exploding in my face.

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    Played: 5/25. Afternoon.

    Tried again.Died to silly mistakes. But I think I have a good strat of exploring a lot of the first area first before moving on.

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    Played: 5/25. Afternoon.

    I really wish I could figure out a way to not just die a lot.

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    Played: 5/25. Early Evening.

    Ok! So the unlimited spell perk is extremely good.

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  • Started: 1/4. Early Evening. PC Steam. Mixed.

    This game has a lot of really weird controls that I don't think I'd like were I to play more of it. The wall jumping and shooting feel bad. The telekensis is awkward. I don't know about this one.

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  • Played: 1/18. Late Evening. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    I've been thinking about how to do a speedrun of this game. No one else has from what I can tell.

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  • Played: 1/19. Evening. PC EGS. Enjoyed.

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    Played: 1/19. Late Evening.

    Decided to jump back into this game. A lot has changed. I had to restart but that's fine since I planned on doing that any. I was able to get to the Bone Hydra and almost beat it.

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    Played: 1/20. Late Evening.

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    Played: 1/21. Early Evening.

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    Played: 1/21. Evening.

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    Played: 1/21. Late Evening.

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    Played: 1/22. Midnight.

    I was actually able to beat the Bone Hydra. Not once, but 3 times!

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    Played: 1/22. Late Morning.

    Was able to get to the 3rd boss. That 3rd area is really rough. They also must have made the Hydra a bit easier. Though I'm no longer playing with those skull options they had before. I still have yet to meet Demeter or get access to fishing. Maybe I should focus more on the gems.

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    Played: 1/22. Early Evening.

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    Played: 1/22. Evening.

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    Played: 1/25. Afternoon.

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    Played: 1/25. Early Evening.

    Was able to beat the Minotaur and got to the final zone. That area is extremely tough. I now can get to the boss of the 3rd area pretty regularly too.

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    Played: 1/26. Midnight.

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    Played: 1/26. Early Evening.

    I've come so incredibly close to actually beating Hades. Fought him twice now. Only seen Demeter once. The fishing is fine. I think it could be a lot better.

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    Played: 1/26. Afternoon.

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    Played: 1/26. Early Evening.

    I'm trying to max out the hearts with Chaos and even with the egg they do not show.

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    Played: 1/27. Midnight.

    Came so close again, but Hades spawned in the level 3 enemies. Which were a major pain.

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    Played: 1/28. Early Evening.

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    Played: 1/28. Evening.

    Was able to beat Hades... almost. There is a second form... I got my first and second duo boon though. There was a bug where I sold it between levels 3 and 4 and did not receive my money.

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    Played: 1/28. Evening.

    Almost beat Hades again! Got to him with all my death defies, but my build wasn't good for enemies that move around a lot.

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    Played: 1/29. Early Evening.

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    Played: 1/29. Evening.

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    Played: 1/30. Early Evening.

    I was able to beat Hades!! Wooo! I had a really good run with Zeus. Now doing the path of punishment stuff, but I may give this game a break.

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    Played: 2/1. Midnight.

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    Played: 2/1. Early Morning.

    Spent a lot of Titan blood to upgrade the weapon aspects. The new spear is interesting. I am finding even with 1 PoP that I can't get too far beyond the bone hydra.

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    Played: 2/1. Early Evening.

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    Played: 2/2. Midnight.

    I have the aspect of Hera. It's interesting but it does not mix well with Demeter's cast at all.

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    Played: 6/23. Late Evening.

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    Played: 6/24. Midnight.

    Decided to try the new update. Seems like a lot of stuff since I last played. I was able to get to Hades no problem. Even got to his 2nd form. Couldn't do much after that though. I should really put it down until the full release comes out. One last thing is I don't know if Nyx's design matches her voice anymore. Mostly her facial expression.

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    Played: 9/22. Midnight.

    Finally dug into v1.0. Completely restarted. Sad that it doesn't seem that they added any new deities with it, but I only did like 3 runs. Died on Meg the first run, then got pretty far into Asphodel the next two. Starting with 50 HP is so rough.

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    Played: 9/26. Morning.

    Played for like 3 hours. Got to the boss of the third world. They've changed so much about the early game. Some of which I don't really agree with. Like Nyx's item is different. Still, it's a lot of fun.

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    Played: 9/26. Late Morning.

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    Played: 9/26. Afternoon.

    Unlocked the fists and they seem alright.

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    Played: 9/27. Early Morning.

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    Played: 9/27. Morning.

    Was able to get to Hades' 2nd form with a really nifty Zeus + shield run. Now I have most of the stuff unlocked and can upgrade the weapons. Starting to fill like my old runs. Still die at the Bone Hydra every now and again. I do like that the bosses all have varieties and there's some new mini bosses.

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    Played: 9/27. Early Evening.

    Beat Hades for the first time! Using the bow no less! I had the homing shot aspect of the bow, but that wasn't really all the important. It was more Aphrodite's attack boon, and the Demeter's cast + cast upgrade coupled with Artemis and Demeter's duo. Basically I just let the cast take care of things while I ran around taking pot shots when I could. I also had Pressure Points and some attack-up jerky. Artemis's call also helped a bunch.

    I really do like how they set up the fake ending. Though apparently if you beat it enough times there's an actual ending too. I did end up looking up some actual Greek mythology a couple days ago so I probably spoiled myself on where the overall story is. Still it seems stuff would got a lot easier if folks just swallowed their pride and talked openly.

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    Played: 9/27. Evening.

    Had a really bad run with the spear where I just couldn't get any damage.

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    Played: 9/29. Evening.

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    Played: 9/29. Late Evening.

    Got a second win with the Zeus shield.

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    Played: 9/29. Early Evening.

    Had a bad run with the Hera bow and am at a the end of a pretty good run with the Chaos shield.

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    Played: 9/29. Evening.

    I was able to get a 3rd win with that Shield run. Even cleared out all of Styx, though I almost lost because of that. Now I'm having a ok-ish Rail run. It keeps cycling between the Rail, Bow, and Shield for the bonus darkness and that's very annoying. I would like a run with the sword (which I've barely used), spear or gloves!!!

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    Played: 10/1. Early Evening.

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    Played: 10/1. Evening.

    Had a very silly sword run with the cursed upgrade where it cuts your health by 60% and restores 2 HP every attack. Which I got in the first room. It was also a crit build that was backed up by the lightning rod duo and the double slam with doom. I didn't lose a death defy until Hades himself. Win #4!!!

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    Played: 10/2. Early Evening.

    Had two runs that both ended at Hades since I just could not get the upgrades I wanted. The Lucifer gun seems OK but I didn't really like the upgrades for it. I was trying to build towards a the vengeance duo from Zeus/Ares in the 2nd run, but it just would not give them once I got to the final area. Then the anvil gave me the bad dash upgrade for the spear and that lost me the run. Having lower dash just makes that upgrade completely useless and very bad.

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    Played: 10/2. Late Morning.

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    Played: 10/2. Afternoon.

    I'm on a 3 run winstreak! All I need to do is get a win with the gloves. Now if only they put dark thrust on them!!

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    Played: 10/2. Evening.

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    Played: 10/2. Late Evening.

    Had a 4-run winstreak, but then had too bad runs. Ah well.

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    Played: 10/3. Late Morning.

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    Played: 10/3. Afternoon.

    Got my first win with the Fists. They work very well with Atena's attack boon.

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    Played: 10/3. Evening.

    Saw Credits! My last run was not especially memorable or interesting. I don't think I'm as high on this game as other folks mostly because I've been playing it through out its development. But I do like it. I don't think the story is as good Pyre mostly because they're not working with original characters so it's not as inventive or unique. The music is also not a varied or interesting as Pyre's and is mostly just fine. Still a great game and I'm glad it's getting a lot of attention.

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    Played: 10/7. Late Evening.

    Did a few more runs because I was feeling like it. Got some prophecies done and had a run where Poseidon gave me the fishing boon in the first room and I brought in like 15 fish. Probably more fish than I had ever seen in the whole 1.0 patch. haha.

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    Played: 10/8. Evening.

    I think I unlocked all the weapons now? I had a fun run with the Hera bow with the Ares Cast plus a bunch of buffs. It was pretty good. First level 3 Heat.

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    Played: 10/10. Afternoon.

    Died with the Beowulf shield. Ah well.

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    Played: 10/10. Late Evening.

    I just can't get a good run with the Guan Yu spear at all.

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  • Started: 2/2. Evening. PC Steam. Mixed.

    This game has a cool idea and an interesting aesthetic, but it falls back on just pretty typical puzzle-platformer and one-hit-death platformer tropes. It isn't very interesting beyond the nifty premise.

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    Finished: 2/6. Evening.

    I think this game has a cool gimmick and some good moments, but the actual level design is pretty mediocre and gets tedious towards the end. I'm not sure if it's a good idea executed poorly or is the best one could do with this sort of idea. I'm leaning towards the former because a lot of the puzzles end up being rather simple and instead just require you to execute the steps in the correct order.

    I think it will make for an interesting speedrun (which at the time of this record is already under 13 minutes.) I think it will probably win a some awards since it's concept is clever and it has some nice moments. But I don't think it's a very good or enjoyable.

    The moment-to-moment gameplay is kind of old hat. There are better simple looking puzzle platformers out there that require you to do push boxes and collect keys. That part of the game feels straight out of a 2007 browser game. It's not terrible, but it's nothing special. Sometimes the way it's gimmick and the puzzle-platformer stuff is combined in an interesting way, but then you die because of a tiny error and have to resolve the level.

    It controls pretty finicky too. Usually that's fine, but sometimes the lack of precision will cause an annoying death or put an item in a place you didn't intend.

    The audio for this game is fine. The music is good, if a bit generic, when it's playing. The problem is that the music will stop and you're just left with the sound of wind or other ambience. But that doesn't always happen. In some areas the music seems to loop. I can't tell if that's intentional or not.

    I just didn't like this game very much. Maybe I'll write a review, but it's I don't know if I want to spend the time.

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  • Started: 2/2. Late Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    I haven't really played a pokemon styled game in probably 25 years. This game piqued my interest. It certainly doesn't really explain itself well at the start, but ah well. I'm sure it will in time.

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    Played: 2/2. Midnight.

    I think I'm liking this game. Now that I got a little more experience and looked some things up. I still don't really understand the EVs and TVs or whatever they're called. I just know that high green numbers are good. haha.

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    Played: 2/5. Midnight.

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  • Started: 2/8. Afternoon. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    This game seems ok. I don't think I agree with the gamefeel thoughts that Ben had in the quicklook, but it's fine so far.

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    Played: 2/8. Early Evening. Mixed.

    I don't know, there's something about this game that doesn't feel quite right. I think the level design/path they have you take is more awkward than fluid. Like they put you at a switch that opens a door on the other side of the map rather than the door right in front of you. Then you go to the door it opened and that has a switch that opens the door where the first switch was. You can get around this by using a death warp, but you should have to do that.

    I just got the shurikens and that area sucked. The spikes deal too much damage and the hit box for the character is too deceptive. The swing with the grappling hooks doesn't feel right. Sometimes I can get a lot of momentum and other times none. There's a little jump that they do after you release from a wall and it almost always puts me where I don't want to be. I'd rather it just drop me down.

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    Played: 2/9. Midnight.

    I got to the slime boss that they did in the quick look. However I don't have a sword upgrade that I think Ben may have had. Each little slime takes 2 hits to kill and I cannot kill them fast enough without taking tons of damage. They restore very little health on death too. This boss is basically impossible and the way it's saved I cannot leave. I have to beat the boss to get out of here. I'm basically softlocked because I don't have the tools the game expects you to have, but like. they let me get to that point.

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  • Started: 2/9. Early Evening. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    This is a horror metroidvania. Not my usually taste, but it's so far all atmosphere. It's pretty cool so far, but I don't know how far I'll get into it since it's very easy to die.

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    Played: 2/9. Evening.

    Part of me was torn because I thought I got myself stuck like in Kunai, but it turns out I just had to explore more. This game definitely wants to be a sort of post apocalyptic Dark Souls of a sorts. It has very Souls-like level design. More than just the "unlock a shortcut" but like "explore to find all the little goodies". I do like how you can peak into a room from a safe location and see what (literally) horrors await you.

    Anyway, I got a rocket launcher and riot shield.

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    Played: 2/12. Late Evening.

    A bit lost as to where to go. Apparently I missed a lot in the earlier areas. Fortunately this game is really small. I kinda like that. I'm actually really digging the aesthetic and level design, but I find it hard to play for more than about 45 minutes at a time.

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  • Started: 2/10. Midnight. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    Another metroidvania. This one is a bit more of a traditional metroid-like game. It seems good if a bit janky here and there. It has some really nice art, but there is something about the way it moves that feels off. I've encountered some minor bugs here and there, but nothing that is game breaking.

    I will say the wall jumping feels odd, but I'm generally enjoying it.

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    Played: 2/15. Evening.

    I got to a point where I can fight two bosses but I can't really make much progress in either of them.

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  • Played: 2/15. Evening. Mobile. Neutral.

    I saw a lot of folks talking about this game and new it was some sort of strategy game with cute anime girls. It turns out it's a tower defense game. I could use a good one of those and this seems fine. Though the text is a little too small for my phone. I think I'd rather it on PC or Swtich. But I know it has a gacha component that I will probably not like. Also tooo much tutorial and story for my taste so far, but I'll give it a chance.

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    Played: 2/15. Late Evening. Enjoyed.

    Still very early on and the game is very easy. I did get a bunch of the various resources and bought some characters on the random pull. Seemed like the thing to do. I haven't skipped the story, but maybe I should.

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    Played: 2/16. Afternoon.

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    Played: 2/16. Early Evening.

    The story in this game is pretty generic. The fact that it has a base building element is pretty cool. The TD parts are cool too.

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    Played: 2/16. Early Evening.

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    Played: 2/16. Evening.

    Got to the introduction of the main villain. She seems cool I guess. The whole story is really generic and not very well told. That said, I am enjoying the gameplay flow and have gotten to missions I can't win right off the bat.

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    Played: 2/16. Late Evening.

    I broke down and spent some dang money on this. Only 12 bucks, but still. Also I think I need to get my team all to level 20 before really trying to move on. I guess I hit the grind wall. Boo.

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    Played: 2/16. Late Evening.

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    Played: 2/17. Midnight.

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    Played: 2/17. Late Morning.

    Spend some time playing this at work. Grinding in the background while I did my job. It works...

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    Played: 2/17. Afternoon.

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    Played: 2/18. Late Morning.

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    Played: 2/18. Late Morning.

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    Played: 2/18. Afternoon.

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    Played: 2/18. Afternoon.

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    Played: 2/18. Early Evening.

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    Played: 2/19. Late Morning.

    I feel like I'm at the point where I can't seem to defeat any of the levels. Like my guys just can't deal enough damage to even the most basic enemies?

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    Played: 2/19. Afternoon.

    Yeah, I'm basically hitting the resource wall. I guess I won't be playing this more than like 30 minutes a day now. Ah well.

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    Played: 2/19. Early Evening.

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    Played: 2/20. Late Morning.

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    Played: 2/20. Late Morning.

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    Played: 2/20. Afternoon.

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    Played: 2/20. Afternoon.

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    Played: 2/20. Early Evening.

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    Played: 2/20. Early Evening.

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    Played: 2/20. Evening.

    Ok, so... after grinding a bit the game opened up a lot. Now I have a lot of 3 star elites and guys at max level waiting to be upgraded.

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    Played: 2/21. Afternoon.

    Just did my daily log in stuff.

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    Played: 2/21. Early Evening.

    ...I played for like 2 and half hours because I'm home sick today. I may have spent another 15$ just to see the new folks. I got a summoner lady that seems alright, if a bit tricky to use.

    The game kept crashing on me though!! So I stopped playing.

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    Played: 2/22. Afternoon.

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    Played: 2/23. Afternoon.

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    Played: 2/23. Early Evening.

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    Played: 2/25. Late Morning.

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    Played: 2/28. Late Morning.

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    Played: 2/28. Afternoon.

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    Played: 2/28. Late Evening.

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    Played: 2/29. Afternoon.

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    Played: 2/29. Evening.

    I've been logging in every day to get the bonus, but not really playing the game most days. It seems to work out.

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    Played: 3/1. Early Evening.

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    Played: 3/2. Late Morning.

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    Played: 3/3. Late Morning.

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    Played: 3/3. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/3. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/4. Late Morning.

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    Played: 3/4. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/5. Late Morning.

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    Played: 3/5. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/6. Morning.

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    Played: 3/6. Late Morning.

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    Played: 3/7. Early Evening.

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    Played: 3/8. Evening.

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    Played: 3/9. Late Morning.

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    Played: 3/9. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/10. Late Morning.

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    Played: 3/13. Late Evening.

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    Played: 3/14. Afternoon.

    Got to the point where I'm actually running out of Sanity. I did pull a 7 star Vanguard so now I'm trying to promote her.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/15. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/16. Afternoon.

    Was able to beat one of the Elite lv 25 grind levels and the game got it's hooks back into me. damnit.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/17. Afternoon.

    I beat the training mission than pretty much steam rolled most of the levels after it. Now I need to grind the gold currency to 18 to buy my next lvl 40 pact.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/17. Early Evening.

    Discovered Sanity refills super quickly. Too the point where I don't really understand why it's a mechanic, even from a business perspective.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/18. Late Morning.

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    Played: 3/18. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/18. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/19. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/20. Late Morning.

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    Played: 3/20. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/20. Early Evening.

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    Played: 3/20. Evening.

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    Played: 3/21. Evening.

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    Played: 3/22. Early Evening.

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    Played: 3/23. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/24. Late Morning.

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    Played: 3/24. Late Morning.

    New Event! seems not very interesting! Ah well.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/25. Late Morning.

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    Played: 3/26. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/26. Early Evening.

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    Played: 3/26. Evening.

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    Played: 3/27. Late Morning.

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    Played: 3/27. Afternoon.

    Tried and failed this one challenge where melee folks cost twice as much.

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    Played: 3/28. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/28. Late Evening.

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    Played: 3/29. Early Evening.

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    Played: 3/29. Evening.

    I am completely stuck on this one story mission.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/30. Late Morning.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/31. Late Morning.

    Am now in episode 4. I finished out the current event completely. I really like the guy from that. He's maxed out for me too. I think I have my main team settled too.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/31. Early Evening.

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    Played: 4/1. Late Morning.

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    Played: 4/2. Afternoon.

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    Played: 4/3. Evening.

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    Played: 4/4. Afternoon.

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    Played: 4/4. Afternoon.

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    Played: 4/5. Early Evening.

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    Played: 4/5. Late Evening.

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    Played: 4/6. Early Evening.

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    Played: 4/7. Late Morning.

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    Played: 4/8. Early Evening.

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    Played: 4/9. Afternoon.

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    Played: 4/9. Evening.

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    Played: 4/10. Evening.

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    Played: 4/11. Evening.

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    Played: 4/12. Evening.

    Got to player level 50 and spent all my resources leveling up a handful of characters to around 60.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/13. Afternoon.

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    Played: 4/13. Early Evening.

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    Played: 4/14. Late Morning.

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    Played: 4/15. Early Evening.

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    Played: 4/15. Evening.

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    Played: 4/16. Late Morning.

    I was able to beat the exp and money level 5 grind missions.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/17. Late Morning.

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    Played: 4/18. Late Morning.

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    Played: 4/18. Afternoon.

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    Played: 4/19. Late Morning.

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    Played: 4/19. Early Evening.

    Trying to make sure I get all the event missions. Dang. I'll need to grind lower mission too.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/20. Afternoon.

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    Played: 4/20. Early Evening.

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    Played: 4/21. Late Morning.

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    Played: 4/21. Evening.

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    Played: 4/22. Late Morning.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/22. Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/26. Afternoon.

    Looks like some data I entered in here wasn't saved because I have been playing it each day. I must not have hit "save" like I thought I did. Dang.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/27. Late Morning.

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    Played: 4/28. Late Morning.

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    Played: 4/29. Early Evening.

    There's a new event and it gave me a free 10x headhunter item when I already had 6000 headhunter juice. So there's 12 free pulls. I got a couple of new guys including the event character. I was excited 'cause she's a sniper, but then disappointed that she's a close range sniper when I'm looking to replace Meteor and just got the only close range sniper. Ah well.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/30. Late Morning.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/30. Afternoon.

    This new summer event seems pretty cool. I don't know if I'll unlock all the gacha stuff though. Probably not.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/1. Afternoon.

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    Played: 5/2. Late Evening.

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    Played: 5/3. Evening.

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    Played: 5/4. Afternoon.

    Grinded in the new event. Got a lot of gacha junk.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/5. Late Morning.

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    Played: 5/5. Afternoon.

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    Played: 5/6. Late Morning.

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    Played: 5/7. Late Morning.

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    Played: 5/7. Afternoon.

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    Played: 5/7. Early Evening.

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    Played: 5/8. Late Morning.

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    Played: 5/9. Afternoon.

    I think I'm done with the summer event. I don't think I have it in me to do grind for the gacha resource.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/10. Afternoon.

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    Played: 5/10. Early Evening.

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    Played: 5/11. Late Morning.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/11. Afternoon.

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    Played: 5/12. Afternoon.

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    Played: 5/12. Early Evening.

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    Played: 5/13. Late Morning.

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    Played: 5/14. Late Morning.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/14. Afternoon.

    Got my first Elite v2 character. It's Meteor. I'm one coin off the level 60 pack too.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/15. Late Morning.

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    Played: 5/16. Evening.

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    Played: 5/17. Afternoon.

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    Played: 5/18. Late Morning.

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    Played: 5/19. Late Morning.

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    Played: 5/20. Late Morning.

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    Played: 5/21. Late Morning.

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    Played: 5/22. Late Morning.

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    Played: 5/23. Early Evening.

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    Played: 5/24. Evening.

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    Played: 5/25. Late Evening.

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    Played: 5/26. Late Morning.

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    Played: 5/27. Evening.

    Started the new event. It seems whatever. But I did pull Firewatch TWICE and she seems rad as hell!

    ~~~

    Played: 5/28. Afternoon.

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    Played: 5/29. Late Evening.

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    Played: 5/30. Late Evening.

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    Played: 5/31. Late Evening.

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    Played: 6/1. Afternoon.

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    Played: 6/2. Late Morning.

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    Played: 6/3. Late Morning.

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    Played: 6/4. Evening.

    ~~~

  • Started: 3/6. Late Evening. Switch. Enjoyed.

    Started the Ashen Wolves DLC. I will likely do Blue Lions NG+ campaign afterwords.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/8. Late Evening.

    I feel like the DLC missions are pretty long and have a lot of plot between them. But I guess that makes sense since there's the fix party and all. I kinda wish it was just part of the main game and you got to choose who came with you instead. Ah well.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/10. Late Evening.

    I think the focus on the combat, lack of character customization, and distant that I'm playing this from the original game has me pretty down on this DLC. It feels more like a slog than I would have hoped. I'm not sure it would have had that same feeling had I played it when the game was still fresh.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/17. Evening.

    Got passed the chapter that I heard Gita Jackson lament about on the Waypoint podcast. It wasn't so bad, but now I fear my characters may be underleveled since I didn't grind on the previous map. Ah well. Onward. I also just am not really feeling the plot so far. Pretty by the numbers.

    ~~~

  • Started: 3/6. Late Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    This is one of my favorite games, but man is it tougher than I remember. I'm trying to get all golds which involves building as few towers as possible and jeez. I can't even do it on the 3rd level. I think I need to focus on gun towers. Now that I think about it they were really ridiculous when spammed.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/13. Late Evening.

    I just can't remember the good strat to get gold on most levels. It makes me enjoy the game less and that's frustrating.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/13. Late Evening.

    I'm getting too much in my head about how much I've forgot about it.

    ~~~

  • Played: 3/18. Early Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/18. Evening.

    Austin streamed like 7 hours of this the other day and I just had to jump back in. Geez.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/21. Midnight.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/21. Early Morning.

    Yep. just played it for 6 hours basically. The updates are good I think. It's a better game than it was, but there's still a lot I find very confusing.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/21. Late Morning.

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    Played: 3/21. Afternoon.

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    Played: 3/21. Late Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/22. Midnight.

    PSYCHICS. I've been able to play a fairly isolationist mid-game. I have some allies, but I've mostly just been accepting refugees from all over the galaxy. It's probably the most successful pacifist run I've done so far. My nation is fairly small because of that though. I could really use more dig sites to finish my one quest, but ah well. The AI doesn't seem to trade systems in the current version unfortunately.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/22. Afternoon.

    Opened the L Gates and now I have a nanite friend.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/22. Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/22. Late Evening.

    I got robbed of some prime systems and got to the end of one quest that was really unfulfilling. Much of my time is just waiting and hrmm. I think I may be done with this game for now. I am head of the galactic council though!

    ~~~

    Played: 3/22. Late Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/23. Midnight.

    Restarted as a evil space empire with a huge map with max other civs and as a hegemony. We'll see how it goes.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/27. Evening.

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    Played: 3/27. Late Evening.

    Restarted again and I guess I messed up the declaring war mechanic and then my rival built in a star system where my fleet was and a lost my fleet. This happened just as pirates showed up. Whoops. I closed the game, hopefully before it saved.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/27. Late Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/28. Midnight.

    Restarted again. This time I'm boxed in pretty badly, but I have TONS of alien artifacts. Only 3 planets that my people can colonize at the moment too. I am super outclassed by even my (now former) rival. However. I think I will bounce back. I found a cool artifact that increases my ship's speed.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/28. Early Evening.

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    Played: 3/28. Late Evening.

    About to go to war! Finally!

    ~~~

    Played: 3/29. Midnight.

    War didn't go super well, but I got a little bit of what I wanted. I'm super in the red for energy credits.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/29. Late Morning.

    ~~~

    Played: 3/29. Late Evening.

    Very much in the mid game. I'm only really staying afloat now before of edicts and easily generating influence. I have been moving around or sell off unemployed and criminal slaves and that's been helping too. I think I'll go to war again to get some more of my main rival's systems while they fight someone else.

    ~~~

  • Started: 4/4. Early Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    I decided to pick this up. I don't find the gamepad controls super intuitive but maybe that won't matter too much? The art style is nice and it seems to run well. I may start over though since I don't like the generic name I gave my character AND when I spent my money from the training mission it undid the cool eyes I gave him.

    ~~~

    Started: 4/5. Afternoon.

    Restarted and played through like 4 missions. I do find myself getting lost a bit, and I rebound boost to Circle instead of R1. I think I'll get the hang of this game. It is pretty ridiculous.

    ~~~

    Started: 4/7. Early Evening.

    So apparently I failed one of the free missions and you don't get any of your rewards? The object didn't really seem that clear. I didn't realize I was letting enemies through until the very end. That's not great. Otherwise this game has been pretty easy.

    ~~~

  • Started: 4/4. Late Evening. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    Finally started this game with my partner. We played through Act 1 and read it in southern accents. From the first screen she stated "Oh this looks like a game we would play." And thinks it's interesting so far.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/5. Evening.

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    Played: 4/5. Late Evening.

    We finished up Intermission 1 and Act 2. I like the visuals and the game has a cool atmosphere. My partner did get a bit dizzy during the bird flying section.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/14. Evening.

    We played through the next Interlude. It was pretty interesting.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/18. Late Evening.

    We started Act 3, but our cat, Boss, wanted a lot of attention so we only played for about a half hour. Stopped right outside the bar.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/19. Late Evening.

    Finished Act 3. It was longer than expected. Pretty good though.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/28. Late Evening.

    We played through the next interlude. We had fun. My partner liked the snake one.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/2. Late Evening.

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    Played: 5/9. Late Evening.

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    Played: 5/16. Late Evening.

    We finished Act 4. My partner and I have been reading out the lines in character voices and she gets the "sassy southern lady" voice stuck in her head sometimes.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/30. Late Evening.

    We finished up the 4th interlude.

    ~~~

    Finished: 6/6. Late Evening.

    The last episode felt really short and I don't know if it really did anything for me. I mean other than playing as cat. I feel like it just sort stop without finishing the plot at all. Like Weaver is never there. Conway and his dog are just kinda written out of it. It was pretty disappointing to be honest. Just kinda fell flat.

    ~~~

  • Started: 4/10. Late Evening. PC Emulator. Enjoyed.

    There's an event going on for 4 Job Fiesta and that got me wanting to play again. I'm doing a Chaos Fiesta run with a "rebalanced" fan made hack. The jobs I got are Thief, Ninja, Ranger, and Mystic Knight. The patch makes Thieves have auto-haste and their final upgrade gives auto-haste too. So that's pretty cool. I played up to just before the Fire town.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/11. Afternoon.

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    Played: 4/11. Early Evening.

    Got all the way done with the Earth Crystal. I accidentally started using my forth job as soon as I got it. You're not supposed to use jobs until you get to the crystals But whatever, this is a casual play through. I'm kinda glad I did though as Theif+!Animals is really good in this fan hack. Just a constant stream of animals. This is especially good considering Nightingale is my only non-item way to heal.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/11. Late Evening.

    At Galuf's castle now. Apparently the Object'd'arts have good ninja/thief weapon I can steal. I'm going to probably end up grinding them for a bit.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/14. Afternoon.

    Grinded out AP on ART enough to get each character at a max class. Proceeded to then grind for reflect rings at the base of the tower. I don't know if I'll need them, but probably! I know I'll eventually have to tackle the Dual Towers to get Holy for my Mystic Knight.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/15. Evening.

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    Played: 4/15. Late Evening.

    Alright, at the start of World 3. In the early 30s.

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    Played: 4/19. Evening.

    Ok, at the point where I can do side quests or go do the final dungeon. I'm thinking I'll do the water temple and fork tower and that's probably it. I don't know if I want to try to triple crown this.

    ~~~

    Played: 4/22. Evening.

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    Played: 4/23. Late Evening.

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    Played: 4/24. Midnight.

    Decided not to triple crown it and just finish the danged game. I'm at exdeath. It's not going well. I also forgot to save at the last save point so all I have is the save state at at the start of the exdeath fight or right before nercophage.

    ~~~~

  • Started: 5/23. Late Evening. PC Steam. Neutral.

    I remember really enjoying the first game for what it was (though I never finished the DLC). I only played a little bit of this one so far and it seems to be about the same quality. It certainly catches a certain era of rpgs that I find nostalgic, though I'm not sure how intentional that is.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/24. Afternoon.

    I have to get the sacred pristine water from Mudtown.

    ~~~

  • Played: 5/25. Late Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/26. Midnight.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/26. Early Morning.

    I watched a stream of this and decided to pick it up. Ended up playing it for 4 hours. It's pretty good but has a terrible name.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/26. Early Evening.

    I unlocked the fourth team and they seem really cool. I think I will focus on them maybe.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/26. Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/26. Evening.

    I've come very close to beating it a second time but geez.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/28. Midnight.

    I'm such trash at this game.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/28. Early Evening.

    I cannot get a second win at all. I unlocked the final team. They seem weird as hell.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/29. Midnight.

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    Played: 5/29. Early Morning.

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    Played: 5/29. Afternoon.

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    Played: 5/29. Afternoon.

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    Played: 5/30. Midnight.

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    Played: 5/30. Early Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/31. Midnight.

    I think I hate this game.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/31. Midnight.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/31. Early Morning.

    I can't seem to win even on the easier difficulty. I feel like there is a thing about this game that I'm just not understanding.

    ~~~

    Played: 5/31. Late Evening.

    I think I'm done with this game now. I was able to squeak by to the final encounter but keep getting screwed there.

    ~~~

  • Started: 6/6. Late Evening. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    Got this in the BLM itch bundle. It's a pretty simple and cool little puzzle game.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/7. Evening.

    This gets tough!

    ~~~

    Played: 6/13. Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/22. Midnight.

    This game got really hard. I can boot this up, solve one puzzle, then get stuck on the next.

    ~~~

  • Played: 6/14. Midnight. PC Itch. Neutral.

    This game seems to grade off fiddly execution which seems completely unnecessary for the style of game it is. I only played through the first world, but that kinda turned me off the game.

    ~~~

  • Played: 6/14. Midnight. PC Itch. Negative.

    The core idea of the puzzle logic is pretty cool in this game, but it doesn't let you fail. If you click the wrong path it just makes a Bzzt sound and gives a mistake point instead. I found that didn't really teach me the logic and instead I ended up just clicking around. Maybe that is just something for the "easy" level, but I don't like it.

    ~~~

  • Started: 6/14. Midnight. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    This is a cute little logic puzzle game. I got to a tricky level I couldn't figure out but I think I'll play it again some time.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/17. Midnight.

    Was able to get a bit further. What a charming little puzzle game. Really beautiful and elegant puzzles. Loving it!

    ~~~

    Played: 6/17. Early Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/19. Late Evening.

    Solved the puzzle I got stuck on quickly only to get stuck on the very next one. I'm on 49.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/22. Midnight.

    Still stuck on 49.

    ~~~

  • Started: 6/14. Midnight. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    This is an interesting idea for a puzzle game, but I got to a puzzle where it seemed like I didn't have enough cards to complete it? Nifty idea though.

    ~~~

  • Played: 6/15. Midnight. PC Itch. Mixed.

    This is a one-hit death kind of platformer which I just don't have the patience for. The jump is very quick too and that doesn't quite feel right.

    ~~~

  • Played: 6/15. Late Evening. PC Itch. Neutral.

    I remember hearing about this game around when it came out. It's ok! Pretty good from what I played, but I don't think I'd play the rest of it. I'm not a fan of one hit kill platformers even if this one seems to have very generous checkpointing. It's just not my style. I bet the speedruns are fun though.

    ~~~

  • Started: 6/15. Late Evening. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    Here's a puzzle game for me. Simple spacial puzzles and cute pups. I like it. I'll probably play more of it.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/16. Early Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/25. Midnight.

    This game gets really hard in a very specific way.

    ~~~

  • Started: 6/20. Midnight. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    I'm not usually for these sorts of physics based instant death platformers, but this one is so fast it's usually already. The checkpoints could be better and I'm not as far as I thought I was. Also the gamepad only works with the analog stick, which is fine for movement but bad for menus.

    ~~~

  • Played: 6/20. Midnight. PC Itch. Neutral.

    This sort of game just isn't for me.

    ~~~

  • Started: 6/20. Late Evening. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    This seems like a nifty little take on a deck building game. Beautiful art and music. Nifty mechanics.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/21. Midnight.

    Awkward conversion simulator 2020.

    I like the world and the colorful characters. Most of the music is extremely good.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/21. Afternoon.

    Hrmm... I think I need to figure out how to better build my deck. I've been losing conversation.

    ~~~

  • Played: 6/21. Late Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/22. Midnight.

    This is apparently the first time I played it this year? That's a surprise. Any way, beat the run I had with the Ironclad first time. This is so much better than Monster Train.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/22. Midnight.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/24. Late Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/3. Midnight.

    Had a very good Ironclad run built around less than 20 cards, 2 Rampages, and double tap.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/5. Midnight.

    The Watcher is cool, but my favorite is still the Ironclad. They're who I am most comfortable with.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/11. Late Evening.

    Two good runs as Ironcald and Silent.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/12. Midnight.

    I'm not great with the Defect.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/12. Afternoon.

    I was playing in the beta branch and I think that meant I couldn't get achievements so I switched to the normal branch, but that didn't keep my progress. Whoops.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/13. Midnight.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/14. Late Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/25. Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 11/28. Midnight.

    A couple streamers I follow picked up this game and I just couldn't resist jumping back in.

    ~~~

    Played: 11/28. Afternoon.

    ~~~

    Played: 11/28. Early Evening.

    finally got a win with The Defect.

    ~~~

    Played: 11/28. Late Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 11/29. Midnight.

    Almost re-unlocked all the stuff for the Defect.

    ~~~

    Played: 11/29. Early Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 11/29. Late Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 11/30. Midnight.

    I was not aware they put a straight up secret final super boss in this game. Oh boy. It destroyed me too. I'm assuming you have to have a specific set up for it. It definitely countered my style of deck. Well, now I know to basically never go for it haha.

    ~~~

    Played: 12/1. Midnight.

    ~~~

    Played: 12/1. Early Morning.

    Played some of the Watcher. I remember really liking them and I understand why. It took a few games, but they're bonkers. I love how much variety there are in the characters.

    ~~~

    Played: 12/5. Midnight.

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    Played: 12/5. Midnight.

    ~~~

    Played: 12/5. Afternoon.

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    Played: 12/5. Early Evening.

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    Played: 12/5. Late Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 12/6. Midnight.

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    Played: 12/6. Early Morning.

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    Played: 12/6. Evening.

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    Played: 12/9. Midnight.

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    Played: 12/12. Afternoon.

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    Played: 12/12. Afternoon.

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    Played: 12/12. Evening.

    Beat Ascension 3.

    ~~~

    Played: 12/13. Midnight.

    Beat Ascension 4.

    ~~~

    Played: 12/13. Early Morning.

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    Played: 12/13. Early Evening.

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    Played: 12/13. Evening.

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    Played: 12/13. Late Evening.

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    Played: 12/14. Midnight.

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    Played: 12/14. Evening.

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    Played: 12/14. Late Evening.

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    Played: 12/16. Midnight.

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    Played: 12/17. Late Evening.

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    Played: 12/19. Evening.

    ~~~

  • Played: 6/26. Midnight. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    I remember hearing about this game years ago but heard it was kinda bad. A streamer I follow played some and it actually seems pretty cool so I picked it up. It's cool!

    ~~~

    Played: 6/26. Midnight.

    So I was able to get too the final boss, but not beat it. It was just not dropping health pick ups. But I guess with this sort of game you gotta learn what upgrades mix with your build.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/27. Midnight.

    Died in a dumb way and decided that was enough for now.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/27. Midnight.

    I wanted to abandon the run I was on but instead deleted my save and had to start over. Ah geez. Also died because I got too many speed ups and got caught between some spikes and enemies.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/27. Afternoon.

    I should not take the speed ups.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/27. Late Evening.

    Died at the same damn boss that I lose to every time I see them.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/28. Midnight.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/28. Afternoon.

    I was having an incredible run, then I picked up an item that made enemies only drop scrap and could not get rid of it.

    ~~~

    Played: 6/28. Early Evening.

    SIGH

    ~~~

    Played: 6/28. Evening.

    Another run lost to that one boss that spawns a ton of enemies. I did start in a forest zone though!

    ~~~

  • Played: 7/1. Afternoon. Mobile. Enjoyed.

    I don't have a whole lot to say about this game. I didn't play Desert Golfing since I didn't have a smart phone at the time.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/1. Early Evening.

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    Played: 7/1. Evening.

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    Played: 7/1. Late Evening.

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    Played: 7/2. Midnight.

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    Played: 7/2. Late Morning.

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    Played: 7/3. Midnight.

    I think I got to an end point of this game? There's a massive wall with a lip that I could not hit around unless there's a mechanic that I'm missing.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/3. Late Evening.

    Decided to restart. Apparently impossible holes is a bug that the dev knows about.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/4. Morning.

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    Played: 7/4. Morning.

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    Played: 7/9. Early Evening.

    So.... I actually realized how to get spin to work and this game became a lot easier.

    ~~~

  • Played: 7/4. Evening. PC Itch. Neutral.

    I watch a streamer couple who has been playing through this game and decided to get back into it, but I had the same problems with it that I had when I stopped playing it. Trying to beat the witch and I get screwed over by only getting the dice I can't use each turn. Man... I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/4. Late Evening.

    I just played ones I had already beat to get myself refamiliar with the mechanics. Still can't win with the witch though.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/5. Late Evening.

    I finally beat a run as the Witch!!

    ~~~

  • Started: 7/11. Midnight. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    This game added a randomizer. I set it to be very chaotic and had to grind on enemies to find a progress ability. But now I can basically fly around. So much of the game is now open to me.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/11. Early Evening.

    Ok so there's a lot of places that Dimension Rift just can't get you to and using it is pretty fiddly, but I still have so much to look through. I really wish I had double jump or any of the other movement options.

    ~~~

    Finished: 7/11. Evening.

    I took a round about way to get to Gebel, but realized I could just go there and beat him. If I was more familiar with the game I could have probably beat this seed in like 30 minutes, but it took me just over 2 and half hours. This mode is cool! I'll probably play more of it.

    ~~~

    Started: 7/12. Late Evening.

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    Played: 7/13. Midnight.

    I started a new run, but I think I softlocked as I can't get out of the hidden desert by where the boss is since I do not have any jump or other movement abilities.

    ~~~

  • Started: 7/18. Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    I heard this was "anime Darkest Dungeon" and I guess that's right. There's a lot more story than I expected, but so far it seems alright.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/18. Late Evening.

    Ok, yeah, this game is just Darkest Dungeons. It has already gotten pretty tough but I haven't lost anyone yet. All my guys do have a thick neck for some reason though.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/19. Afternoon.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/19. Early Evening.

    I could see why this game could be a good podcast game. I'm now in the snow area and am figuring out what a good party is. I'm still not sure why you would want to switch out your party all the time, but I'm doing it anyway. I find not having a mage or warlock is a bad idea though.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/19. Late Evening.

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    Played: 7/22. Midnight.

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    Played: 7/25. Afternoon.

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    Played: 7/25. Early Evening.

    Fought through the castle area to find out that the town lord guy was turned into a demon. That fight was VERY HARD. Also considering the scene afterwords I fear this game may be a lot longer than I expected. I think I will have to grind a lot too. Booo.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/25. Early Evening.

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    Played: 7/26. Early Evening.

    It seems like Level 6 is where the game really becomes the game and the units get really cool. I really like the thief now. I also discovered that talents can be changed out on the fly. Meaning that units are not as individualized as I thought.

    ~~~

    Played: 7/26. Evening.

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    Played: 7/27. Early Evening.

    ~~~

  • Played: 8/16. Morning. PC Itch. Mixed.

    I find this game incredibly difficult to parse. Something about the way the pieces move. It doesn't feel like how I would expect. Like you can't just move them left and right without also shifting them down on top of they move down. I don't know, maybe I need to do more of the "zen" or whatever mode since there it only moves down when you move it horizontally.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/16. Early Evening. Enjoyed.

    So I spend some time in the Relaxed mode to help wrap my head around the game a bit and it worked. I was able to complete a marathon run scoring just over 1mil and did two Rush games getting 50k on the first one and 100k on the second on. I think I could get pretty OK at this game eventually. I wish it had more music.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/16. Evening.

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    Played: 8/16. Late Evening.

    This game does the annoying thing where it doesn't use the standard keyboard controls like holding escape to quit or having enter be the universal "accept" button. Also you can't rebind the controls nor does its menus wrap.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/17. Evening.

    Got a new high score Endless! 2.26 mil. Woooo.

    I also spent a good chunk of the day working on a custom song only to accidentally export my stuff from audacity wrong. Dangit!

    ~~~

    Played: 8/18. Midnight.

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    Played: 8/20. Evening.

    I can feel myself getting better at this game.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/20. Late Evening.

    I'm able to get to 2 mil in Endless pretty regularly. Not every run yet, but I'm getting it. I can almost intentionally set up combos too! I have to do it through intuition though.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/21. Evening.

    Started to record my runs to see how well I progress!

    ~~~

    Played: 8/22. Afternoon.

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    Played: 8/22. Late Evening.

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    Played: 8/23. Early Morning.

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    Played: 8/23. Early Evening.

    4.2mil BABY! Wooo. Not the highest score as there are people getting close to 5mil, but that's my next goal. I suspect eventually there will be people that could easily get 10mil.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/23. Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/23. Late Evening.

    I seem to be able to get over 2.5mil pretty regularly now. I've started to look for setting up combos. I think next session I'll do some Relax labbin'

    ~~~

    Played: 8/24. Midnight.

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    Played: 8/24. Midnight.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/24. Early Evening.

    Beat my Endless score. It's now 4.7mil! I'm actually starting to see how to put together combos. Folks in the discord pointed out that getting matches of 4+ is especially good early on, so I've been going for that. Heck, I have an opener!

    ~~~

    Played: 8/25. Early Morning.

    I'm getting pretty decent at intentionally setting up combos.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/25. Early Morning.

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    Played: 8/25. Early Evening.

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    Played: 8/25. Early Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/25. Evening.

    Tried intense for the first time. That mode is very aptly named. I was able to get a clear at 2.5 mil.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/25. Late Evening.

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    Played: 8/26. Early Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/26. Late Evening.

    I think I'm getting worse at this game. Dang.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/27. Midnight.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/27. Early Morning.

    So I was practicing in Intense Mode and uhh... I now WR at 3.7mil. Probably won't last more than a day or two considering the competition, but it feels amazing at the moment!

    ~~~

    Played: 8/28. Early Morning.

    Too Sleepy to play.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/28. Evening.

    I need to practice more. I think I should spend an hour or so in Relaxed once a day just trying to get goo at setups.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/29. Midnight.

    Spent a good hour+ in Relaxed mode figuring stuff out. Need to get into more of a gameplan mindset but I learned a lot.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/29. Evening.

    I was able to beat my own Marathon high score and am now once again in 2nd with 2,150,904.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/29. Late Evening.

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    Played: 8/30. Early Morning.

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    Played: 8/30. Evening.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/30. Late Evening.

    I was able to get a good gameplan and a good run of 3+ mil with my highest just over 4.4mil. So close to my PB. Felt great!!

    ~~~

    Played: 8/30. Midnight.

    Too sleep to play well. But I did test out some palettes I made.

    ~~~

    Played: 8/31. Early Evening.

    NEW PB! 5.1mil!

    ~~~

    Played: 8/31. Evening.

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    Played: 9/1. Late Evening.

    I am trash. There are now people getting 12+ mil Endless scores and I can't even get like 2 today. Geez.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/4. Evening.

    Ok. I did the "just clear" strat and was able to put games at around 2.7 to 3.3 mil. Nothing impressive but better than I was doing. Especially for not playing for a few days.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/5. Early Morning.

    Had a few good 4.4 mil runs.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/5. Early Morning.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/5. Morning.

    Long Session. Did increasingly poorly.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/5. Afternoon.

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    Played: 9/5. Late Evening.

    NEW ENDLESS PB! 6.9mil!!!

    ~~~

    Played: 9/5. Late Evening.

    Came close to another new PB. 6.6 this time. Just under.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/6. Early Morning.

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    Played: 9/6. Evening.

    I BROKE 8 MIL!!! WOOO!

    ~~~

    Played: 9/6. Late Evening.

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    Played: 9/7. Midnight.

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    Played: 9/13. Midnight.

    Knocking off some of the rust. Still feels good. Love this game.

    ~~~

    Played: 11/25. Late Evening.

    Finally decided to go back to this game. Man I love it. There's some cool new community music packs, but none have really jumped out to me. I was able to very casually get a 6 mil endless score though. While I have a lot rust, I was doing surprisingly well. I just gotta remember how to actually set up combos.

    ~~~

  • Started: 9/5. Early Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/5. Evening.

    Going through the tutorial. Finding it all very overwhelming but I think I'm doing ok. I don't really have a main goal but I tend to focus on domestic stuff instead of taking over Ireland.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/6. Midnight.

    I feel like I don't understand war in this game.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/20. Midnight.

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    Played: 9/20. Early Morning.

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    Played: 9/20. Morning.

    Ok. I restarted in Iceland as early as I could and yeah this game got its teeth in me. I've had stories like those I've heard on podcasts and I'm starting to understand how war works. It's pretty cool.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/20. Early Evening.

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    Played: 9/20. Evening.

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    Played: 9/20. Late Evening.

    Ok I think had a good run in Iceland. A holy war was eventually called against me and I couldn't do anything about it. Completely destroyed. Well I just lost the one island area. I think I'll start in a new stop. I had a lot fun having my seductress Jarl murder the kings of Alba over and over again though.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/20. Late Evening.

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    Played: 9/21. Midnight.

    Restarted first as Pinkst but that didn't go so well, then as Count Leon and that is going better. This game is very funny when you play as a bisexual seducer.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/21. Early Morning.

    Restarted again as Austria and had a very good run as a friendly man. Now I'm his one legged son who had to divorce his pretty wife for being unfaithful.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/22. Early Morning.

    Nothing super wild happened this session other then my wife dying and my new wife being the Princess of the gosh darn Holy Roman Empire. I'm not entirely sure what my goal here will be. I could try to form the Archduchy of Austria then go for independence, but right now I'm just having fun with the little stories. There's one guy in a different duchy that just keeps killing people in my court and his wife. It's very annoying. I don't have good scheming so I can't kill him. My guy right now is just focused on making his little space as nice as possible.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/23. Early Morning.

    Got bored of Austria and decided to try the tutorial over again. I was able to make the kingdom of Ireland! The original guy died just before being able to get all the counties unfortunately. Now I'm having a bit of a rocky start as his heir but I think I'll be able to hold it together once I can get more gold production. Maybe I'll go takeover Iceland or something too.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/25. Early Morning.

    Things went bad because my vassals started a war of independence right when the crusades kicked off leaving without an army to defend myself with.

    ~~~

  • Played: 9/5. Late Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    My partner wasn't really interested in CK3 but remembered this game and we played it for a bit.

    ~~~

  • Started: 9/12. Late Evening. PC Steam. Mixed.

    This game sounded really cool, but there's something really off about it. I think the art style looks really bad. Like it's detailed in a way that makes it very visually confusing and kind of ugly. Especially the character portraits. There's also different scales of pixels which just increase the issue.

    The combat tutorial (which is basically all I played) had the problem of handholding in a way that doesn't teach the game. It kinda just throws the systems at you and then presents everything in the UI as icons. You can "inspect" things but you have to hold a button down or hold your mouse over an enemies icon. It doesn't feel right. Especially since the game is played almost completely with a mouse.

    The game's option menu is extremely limited as well. You can't rebind things or set anything outside of the bare minimum.

    Then I had something bad happen. I got passed the tutorial and was in the middle of a cutscene when I thought I had to click to continue the dialogue but that just skipped the cutscene completely, so I had no context for anything after that. I think I may have to restart the game, but it's not a good first impression.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/13. Early Morning. Enjoyed.

    I looked it up and I hadn't missed anything it's just an awkward scene. The main structure of the game could have been better introduced but there is rogue-like elements to this game so I guess I just learned stuff for later. I finished up the first planet and I'm enjoying it more. The combat is pretty good. It reminds of Aira Chronicles from earlier in the year. Still not digging the art style.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/13. Late Evening.

    Got through the 2nd planet. Am enjoying this game more as I play it. The combat is very strategic, though I wish actual healing wasn't made so difficult. It's kinda annoying in that way. I haven't lost a full party yet. Only one person each time.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/15. Midnight.

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    Played: 9/15. Early Morning.

    Got through the 3rd planet with little issue. I almost lost in a side dungeon but now I'm doing alright. The optional area had really a awful frame rate. Regardless I'm in the seemingly final zone.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/16. Early Morning.

    Beat my first run. The final area was very easy. The final boss was really cool conceptually and I love that they do a reverse Into The Breach thing where basically one of your party members becomes the bad guy for the next run. I will say I think maybe this game is a little too easy, though maybe I'm just good at turn based games.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/18. Early Morning.

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    Played: 9/18. Morning.

    I had a bunch of runs just go bad in the first area. Like I could get to the boss but then would just lose over and over agian, barely able to even get through him half way despite coming in with full health, tons of shields, and really good team synergy. It seems that first character is just so much better than any other melee characters.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/18. Early Evening.

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    Played: 9/18. Evening.

    I was able to get to the 3rd world by using basically the same party as the first run except with the brother. Having the rogue guy for staggers and stuns is so much more important than dealing damage or being really tanky. Him and the mage add too much utility early on of the characters I have unloaded. My fourth is the sniper and they're really good. I just got the enforcer but haven't done any combat on the 3rd planet yet.

    ~~~

    Played: 9/18. Late Evening.

    Lost to a dang subboss that gets enraged every time you hit him.

    ~~~

  • Played: 10/6. Evening. PC Standalone. Mixed.

    I played the tiniest bit of this game. You cannot rebind the controls and the layout is so bizarre and unintuitive to me that I cannot play this game. So many of the buttons are flipped for what I would want. Like gather stuff is on Square instead of Circle which is where normal attack is. Dash/run is on R1 instead of R2. You can't use the d-pad in the menus. Confirm and Cancel are switched, but that's whatever.

    ~~~

    Played: 10/6. Early Evening. Neutral.

    I decided to give it a try with kb+mouse and you also can rebind those controls, but, while the layout is still very questionable, it's not as bad. Other than that, the game hasn't really grabbed me or done anything all that interesting. I know I should just push through the early tutorial stuff, but I kinda just want to explore as is even though I shouldn't.

    ~~~

  • Played: 10/11. Early Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    Didn't play 1.0 ever. Check it out and was able to beat a run as the Huntress. Tried the Captain for a bit and they seem like they suck.

    ~~~

    Played: 10/11. Late Evening.

    Unlocked the monster man. They seem pretty cool.

    ~~~

    Played: 10/16. Evening.

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    Played: 10/16. Late Evening.

    Played Co-Op with my brother and had a great time. We died a lot.

    ~~~

  • Started: 10/11. Late Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    This was on sale and I figured I could use an SMT game in my life right now. I think this is technically the 3rd time I bought it. I didn't get too far. Just to when the first murder is revealed.

    ~~~

    Played: 10/13. Evening.

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    Played: 10/13. Late Evening.

    Played up to where you see Yosuke's and the MC's persona. One thing I noticed about it is how the game tries to bait and switch. Like it presents Saki as a likely main cast member then kills her off, then teases Yukiko the same way. Obviously that doesn't work super well since the main cast is shown in all the box art and opening, but hey, it's nifty.

    ~~~

    Played: 10/14. Evening.

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    Played: 10/14. Late Evening.

    Got Chie's persona and basically am in the game proper now. I hung out with Marie because I hadn't played any of the golden stuff yet, and uhhhh so... this series (especially 5) has a tendency to make female characters based off certain fetish archetypes and it's very painfully clear with Marie... I do like the new card system they added over the original though. It seems really rad so far.

    Also I set the difficulty where I deal less and take more damage, but receive bonus rewards and it was a good idea so far. Make the battles feel a lot better and gave me the resources for all the fusion shenanigans I wanted to do.

    I stopped before going out at night to fish!

    ~~~

    Played: 10/15. Evening.

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    Played: 10/15. Late Evening.

    Did a little bit of social stuff, but then I went in to some dungeon crawling. I changed the damage I do to normal since I was finding the fights a little to resource draining.

    ~~~

  • Started: 10/24. Late Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

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    Played: 10/25. Midnight.

    My partner and I wanted to play a game together and I gave her two options between this and Unavowed and she chose this one. We're finding it a little tricky to figure out the game's logic, but am otherwise enjoying it. Probably will be better at it once we're better rested.

    ~~~

    Played: 10/28. Late Evening.

    We're up to 8pm. We're both enjoying it a lot more now that the intrigue is starting to be teased out.

    ~~~

    Played: 10/31. Evening.

    Was only able to make it to 9pm.

    ~~~

    Played: 11/7. Late Evening.

    ~~~

    Finished: 11/8. Midnight.

    My partner is mad at me because I remembered who the murderer was, but didn't tell her that I knew. I didn't remember any of the other details and she had noticed the tape very early on and didn't think of any of though. She's calling me a liar now. haha.

    ~~~

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  • Started: 11/1. Afternoon. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

    ~~~

    Played: 11/1. Early Evening.

    I heard this game was pretty short so I wanted to see if I could finish it in a session. Not quite! But I'm probably pretty close to the end. It's cool. It's really unwieldy to control and my partner did not like all the screaming, but it's interesting! It's not quite as metroidvania-y as I was hoping. The areas are pretty discreet, but it's nice and compact. I remember complaints about a lack of map, but I don't really think it's necessary since the areas are all pretty much just big loops.

    ~~~

    Finished: 11/1. Evening.

    Got an ending! I'm not sure if there are others. It was kinda anticlimactic. Like there was no boss fight or anything, but that's kinda awesome? I really like the way it ended to be honest. Way to go Monster!

    ~~~

  • Played: 11/4. Early Evening. PC Steam. Enjoyed.

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    Played: 11/4. Evening.

    I heard this was a decent little deck builder and it is! It's interesting as once you play card, if it's not a basic card, then it's removed from your deck forever. So you have to have an evolving build which is a little hard for me to wrap my mind around. Cards are also played in an order and you can switch in a different card once. Your hand doesn't get discarded, but you can spend your money resource to replace cards. It's interesting.

    I like the art style too. It's that cute anime girl aesthetic, but isn't as "gaze-y" as it sometimes is. The localization is a bit rough. I don't really understand what some of the cards do at all.

    I haven't been able to get too far in to it. Just to the 2nd level boss. But the runs seem pretty quick. I'll probably play more of it. It might be a good podcast game.

    ~~~

    Played: 11/5. Evening.

    Apparently I have died enough for them to say "hey, what if you played on easy mode? I just unlocked that for you." I could see giving that a try. There doesn't seem to be too much too this game but I'm enjoying it enough.

    ~~~

  • Started/Finished: 11/8. Evening. PC Steam. Mixed.

    This is one of those First Person Puzzle games a la Portal or Antichamber. Much more the later than the former. It's ok. The story/message is not very interesting, especially in today's political climate (even with the biden win). The puzzles kind of peter out about half way through and it becomes some fun visuals for the most part. Which is fine. There are some genuinely funny moments and it's main gimmick is pretty cool. There is a "challenge mode" that I will probably check out since I was looking more for a puzzle game than an inspirational message.

    ~~~

  • Played: 12/19. Afternoon. Mobile. Neutral.

    I saw a job posting for Big Fish and decided to check out the game I would probably be working on if hire (still not sure if I'll even send a resume yet). This game seems alright, but there's no one playing it. I wish there was a vs CPU mode, but ah well.

    ~~~

  • Started: 12/24. Early Evening. PC Itch. Enjoyed.

    This seems like a pretty well made indie jRPG. For some reason X isn't working right with my DS4 so I have to use square instead. Still seems cool so far.

    ~~~

    Played: 12/25. Late Morning.

    Still in the very early bits of this game but it continues to be pretty good. I like the way equipment is handled so that money isn't really important. At least so far. The writing has been kinda hit or miss but there's nothing offensive or especially annoying.

    ~~~

    Played: 12/25. Afternoon.

    The copy on the store page made this game seem way more open than it is so far. This is not a problem really, but I was expecting something a bit different. Right now I'm exploring the "Blood Forest" because all the people are turned to stone.

    ~~~

    Played: 12/25. Evening.

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    Played: 12/25. Late Evening.

    OK I think I'm at the point where it opens up. I have all four characters (judging by the UI I don't think there's any others). I was finding the game very easy in the vampire forest, but now that I'm doing the side stuff it has become a much more satisfying difficulty for me.

    I'm building the main character to be critical hit focus which I just got an upgrade class for as well.

    ~~~

    Played: 12/26. Afternoon.

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    Played: 12/26. Early Evening.

    This game definitely has a very set critical path with some side areas. I encountered some trolls on a bridge that are level 40 and I'm 22. I could probably grind up a defeat them this early, but it's not worth my time. I just continued on with the main plot.

    ~~~

    Played: 12/27. Afternoon.

    Finished up Chapter 3.

    ~~~

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