Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 20, 2019 4:19:21 GMT -5
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
Per tradition, here is this year's Christmas thread! Talk about your holiday plans, share things you want this year for Christmas, share what you got this year for Christmas, bring music, bring pictures...have fun!
This year, courtesy ShadowAtNoon (go check out his YouTube channel), here's over an hour of wintery Nintendo music! Which isn't strictly Christmasy so much as it is wintery but cut me some slack, I'm well past tapped after the musical advent calendars from 2016 and 2018. That's 50 Christmas songs. More, counting a couple posted by Swedol last year for St. Lucia Day. Speaking of which, links to both playlists are below. They are a bit out of order, as I didn’t have time to get them in right, but they’re mostly all there (I think the Juldansen videos are region-locked, and I couldn’t find replacements. Sorry.) I might do another playlist next year if I remember in time, but you know me. I'd lose my head if it weren't...um...hold that thought, I think I left my head in my car.
Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 31, 2019 21:56:51 GMT -5
I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and a wonderful 2019, and if you haven’t, I hope 2020 is your best year yet. I don’t think I’ve ever done a New Year’s post in one of these, but I think it’s time we had one. It’s 2 and a half hours away for me, but let’s take a moment before closing out this year (and thread) to reflect on the past year - and the past decade! - and what good has been done. There’s absolutely been a lot worth leaving in the past, but let’s appreciate where things have gone well!
I’m driving now, and I have a job that I enjoy, one that gives me a lot of freedom. I haven’t been playing as many video games, unfortunately, but I feel like I’ve come to actually enjoy them more deeply - and for that matter, I feel like I’ve come to enjoy things I do in general more deeply. I’ve taken up a number of hobbies, I’ve gotten better at socializing and at expressing myself, and I have started planning better. I’m financially worse off than I was in 2010, but on the other hand I’m in a much better position to stabilize myself in that area, which is a decent trade even if I’d like both. I’m still bad at keeping a set schedule, but coming into my third decade, I think I’m on track to really start enjoying life. I’m not about to start making resolutions - no sense in lying to myself - but I’m sure that this is going to be my year if I have to drag it bloodied and screaming to make it my year.
Lastly, I’m proud to have started a few traditions, and to have started upholding a few more. And it’s on that note that I share one tradition in particular, an old Scottish song I’m sure we’ve all heard before. This is Auld Lang Syne, as performed by Dougie McLean.
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Uh, I take that back. Atelier Firis has a lot of merits, but also a lot of drawbacks. It's extremely tedious for 100% completion, and there are all kinds of other flaws. Still good for the exploration aspect and certain plots like Liane's character events.
Aug 9, 2021 13:38:12 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know where I'd place it. A bit above Atelier Totori? A bit below it? I still think it's pretty good, at any rate. If only they could keep this game's engine but dial back its scale and make a traditional Atelier. Totally not foreshadowing anything.
Aug 9, 2021 13:45:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've finished Ys IX, so I'll be working on a detailed write-up and comparison with Ys VIII.
Aug 17, 2021 8:09:12 GMT -5
Spud: I try to keep up with here, but the proboard RSS feed suuuucks. And Thunderbird is barely passable as a feed aggregator. I feel like the internet was just better in 2007.
Sept 3, 2021 10:43:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I may have a little time to catch my breath...
Sept 6, 2021 19:09:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game progress update: Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX — defeated Falgior, so it's about 1/3 done (about 1/4 if I count post-game item grinding); WarioWare: Get It Together! — played up to the staff credits (about 5%, I guess).
Sept 15, 2021 12:30:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This pic is how I'd rate my games on Nintendo Switch so far (subject to change). Numbers are meant to show relative positions; like temperatures in °C and °F, absolute values don't mean much.
Sept 15, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -5