This post seems even more random than last year somehow. Once again a fun read. Good job putting it together ZP. Glad to see you liked Aggretsuko too. Feels like we've hit the peak if you like a isekai series. We can only go downhill from here. Tetris has always been a game I never quite understood why everyone seems to be addicted to it. But with Tetris Effect I can certainly see the appeal of the visuals/music.
I'm 100% sure the reason why I prefer touch based rhythm games is thanks to Elite Beat Agents. It really does do a excellent job of hitting all the beats along with each song. The wacky storyline just adds the right amount of charm that kept me coming back for more. Even in such a silly game it has a effective emotional moment within the Christmas episode too.
I played the NES version of Mario Is Missing quite a bit. Pretty much the same exact game but everything doesn't quite look as good. Along with the "sequel" Mario's Time Machine. As edutainment games I don't think they really taught me anything that I managed to retain to this day.
I'll be joining in and tallying up everyone into a handy chart once more people join in. Make sure you include when and what your playing once you've figured out what your going to do. As for me I'll be playing a bunch of Gamecube games on Nov 3rd and 4th. 48 games in 24 hours. Since I own 48 Gamecube games why not play them all? I'll be playing them between 3PM EST- 3AM EST on Nov 3rd and then 10AM EST-10PM EST on Nov 4th.
Not relying on stamina and making the combat more about parries looks much more interesting to me than if it was just another Souls like game. The light stealth elements look neat too if they pull them off correctly.
I enjoy playing fighting games a lot. Not in a compeitive way at all though. 99% of my time is spent on playing single player modes or playing with friends. I've been more into them more recently than I ever have been before even although they certainly showed up occasionally in the past. Spending some time getting good with a few chracters is quite fun even if I don't take it online at all.