"What are you playing?" thread

What are you playing?
What have you recently beaten?
Any opinions on it?

Figured this would be a good thread to bring back. So get posting!

I'm currently playing through Majora's Mask (3D), which I never played much of before, and it's awesome.

(Put this in "Random Time!", because where else to put it.)

No new posts since December?!

I'll do a third post in a row, because I've been playing two indie games that I want to spread the word about.

Ms. Splosion Man - a really fun 2D platformer. You can play in single player or multiplayer co-op, and unlike the New Super Mario Bros. series, the co-op here is not just an afterthought. You will need to work together with your partner(s) or you won't get very far. There are 100 levels, 50 for single player and 50 different levels for multiplayer, so even if you only plan to play the game alone, or only with friends, you get a full game's worth of content either way. I absolutely recommend this over New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe and it's a heck of a lot cheaper as well.

BQM - BlockQuest Maker. Until Nintendo decides otherwise, this is the closest we've got to a Zelda Maker. The userbase is small (understandable since it's hard to make your game stand out in the eShop among all the trash that gets released every week) but there are some really creative levels on here. Since you can make your own story be told through NPCs and leave signboards with hints for the players, I find this to be a little more creative than Super Mario Maker.

Saw Skyrim was half price on the Switch eShop so took the plunge. Haven’t actually started it yet because I’m replaying BOTW.

Pulled out the ps2. DDS 1 and 2 then xenosaga trilogy

I've been playing Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. It's...interesting. I kind of regret going with the Switch version instead of PC or PS4, but that's just for the graphics. This game, while a miracle they have it running on Switch, can look downright ugly at times. It reminds me of when games that were made with Dreamcast specs in mind would get scaled down to run on Nintendo64 or PlayStation. Even if they were still a good game, you just knew you were playing the inferior version.

This game doesn't seem very long and also doesn't seem like it's going to be something you want to play through more than once, but I'm enjoying it while it lasts.

Wed Feb 24 21 01:24pm
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Might as well bring back this Thread.

I've gotten a lot of Japanese N64 games in recent days. So I'm going through most of them right now.

I'm playing the Japanese versions of Bomberman Hero, the three Pokémon Stadium games, Pokémon Snap, Mario Tennis, Diddy Kong Racing, Mario Kart 64, Yoshi's Story, Kirby 64 and Smash Bros.

Other Japanese games I got but cannot play because I don't know enough Japanese are Hey, You! Pikachu (no VMU for me, either), Dobutsu no Mori (Animal Crossing 64) and Shiren the Wanderer 2.

Wed Feb 24 21 05:09pm
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Mostly what I've been playing lately on the Switch side is:
Super Mario Maker 2 - I finally earned a bronze medal for making it onto the leader board for number of times I was the first person to beat a level, so I need to keep it up or else I'll lose it if I drop down far enough. I'm also working on (to me anyway) a ridiculously difficult level that I intend to submit to Dashie and maybe a couple of other YouTubers as well.

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered - I wish I had bought it on PS4 instead because having analog L2 & R2 triggers really makes a difference in racing games. Also, thank goodness the game supports cross-platform multiplayer because when I play online I'm often the only one in the lobby playing on Switch, which makes me think the online community on Switch would be dead if we couldn't play against the other platforms.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - I still play this every day for around 20-30 minutes, even though I feel like they completely dropped the ball on this entry. I'm a big fan of this series and was playing the 3DS version from its release in 2013 up until last year (over 8,000 hours put into it combined across multiple towns) and here we are just approaching the one year anniversary of this game and each day when I boot it up it feels like a chore.

On the PlayStation 4 side of things:
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected - Actually just recently finished this with a friend in co-op and it's my least favorite of the series by far. The story mode had its funny moments but some of the side missions/activities were just kind of boring. This was a pretty sloppy port overall and we each had the game crash on us multiple times.

Batman: Arkham Knight - This was one of the first PlayStation 4 games I bought back in 2015 when I first got the console and it took me until now to finally play it. I recently played through Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition on Wii U again and it holds up as a well made game, and six years later so does this one. The graphics are still great, the gameplay itself is great too, except I do understand all of the complaints people had about the Batmobile.


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