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  1. Naturally I decided to heavily invest in Pent and I just want to say that he's an absolute monster. I've been using my +2 Pent for a bit now, and I'm running Atk/Spd Push 4 and a Brazen Atk/Spd 3 seal with the rest of his base kit. When fully supported with Louise and Summoner Support (and the occasional boost from Ophelia's Rally Up Atk +), my Pent is reaching a monstrous 67 Atk and 49 Spd on the regular, and I've seen his attack go as high as 71. Thanks to Tome of Reglay he also helps Special Spiral Ophelia reach Blazing Light even with cooldown penalties. Right now I'm trying to figure out a good legendary hero team comp that will support him, Louise, and Ophelia. I thought of Brammimond to synergize with Tome of Reglay, but with Louise on the team that's two colorless units already. Then I thought of maybe replacing Ophelia with Peony to take advantage of all of the passive support she gives, but I'm not really a fan of the Book III characters. So I'm open to ideas.
  2. I'm so psyched for Season 4! And it's good to see Saint Germain is back. Time to soak up that sweet sweet Castlevania goodness. Who do you think is the next Belmont in line for the new series? The obvious choices are of course Simon and Richter. Simon because he's the next well-known Belmont in line (I struggle to see them going for Christopher next since they already missed their opportunity to tell the story of every Belmont in order after skipping over Leon), or Richter because of the unavoidable presence of Alucard and the sheer popularity of Symphony of the Night. I'd love to see Castlevania I and II, or Rondo and Symphony fused together the way they did with III and Curse of Darkness here, and I wonder what wacky new characters they'll create next time around? Especially for Simon's arc, since the absence of any source-material traveling companions for Simon would make for a very solitary adventure.
  3. PENT IS HERE. I would have waited two eternities.
  4. Bloodborne (NG+) Kirby Squeak Squad - I felt compelled to return to one of my favorite Kirby games. As far as the lil' puffball goes, this one's more challenging than I remember. I have fond memories of unlocking additional copy ability moves and combining powers to create Flame Sword, Fire Tornado, Spark Wheel, and Ice Bomb, and it holds up really well, especially since it's from the era before they decided Kirby players didn't appreciate a challenge. There's a ton of unlockable goodies, even some powers that are (to my knowledge) exclusive to this game.
  5. Bloodborne (NG+) - It took a while, but I finally finished my second run of one of my all-time favorite games. Eventually I'll have all three endings under my belt. I finished the Old Hunters DLC as well, and it added so much. I discovered new favorite weapons in the Whirligig Saw and Gatling Gun, and there's more lore and game in the DLC than there are in most full games. I really should check out the other Souls games.
  6. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Shadow of the Colossus Castlevania Golden Sun Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade Shantae and the Seven Sirens - New Shantae adventure finally came in the mail and I am very happy with it. The collector's edition is enormous and beautiful and comes with a soundtrack full of jammin' tunes that despite Jake Kauffman's absence fit right in with the theme and tenor of the Shantae series. Half Genie Hero was something of a low point for me because it downplayed the series' Metroidvania elements in favor of linear stage design and in doing so sacrificed the grace and ease with which the world could be explored. Also of note is the fact that previous games outside of Pirate's Curse necessitated a halt in the action to dance whenever you wanted access to say, some extra jump height from your monkey transformation. The new way transformations are handled is seamless and satisfying and feels like an important step in the series, and brings the game flow much more in line with Pirate's Curse.
  7. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Shadow of the Colossus Castlevania Golden Sun Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade - For how long I waited to play it, I may as well have experienced the time skip between Blazing Blade and Binding Blade in real time. Despite having some of my favorite characters in the series, it's not one of my favorite entries broadly speaking. Fire Emblem has progressed far enough in quality-of-life improvements in the intervening years that Binding Blade's age is beginning to show, and the story didn't carry the nuance that Blazing Blade did all those years ago. Still, I'm glad to have at last finished the story of the Scouring, and I'm very much anticipating an Echoes-style remake of the two games.
  8. This is such an exciting precedent. If they can do it to Fire Emblem 1, they can certainly do it for Genealogy and Binding Blade! This does present me with something of a dilemma. Maybe you guys can help me out. Shadow Dragon has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years, and remains the only localized classic-era Fire Emblem I've not played. Should I play that first or wait to play the NES original in a month and a half?
  9. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Shadow of the Colossus Castlevania Golden Sun Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django Castlevania Rondo of Blood (Maria run) – Still my favorite Castlevania. Maria is cheese. Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition – Xenoblade is the most inspiring game I've ever played, and I enjoyed it as much on the Switch as I did years ago on the Wii. Though its story is told with a level of organicism and maturity that its direct sequel doesn't quite reach, it definitely shows that the sequels built on its combat, and going back to the original battle mechanics takes some getting used to. But I think I understood its mechanics better on the second run, and I started enjoying it on a level I hadn't before. As for the new material, the game looks great, and though the original soundtrack can never be truly replaced in my mind, the redone tracks had some truly jaw-dropping moments. And of course, one of the major draws for me was: Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected – This was a neat addition to the base game, though I kind of expected something more akin to Torna. I thought it was a fantastic way to allow us all to explore the cut content from the original, but beyond the new map and new music I found it to be a shallower experience than the base game. It's bonus content, so fair enough, I guess. However, the original game ended on such a high note that I can't help but be slightly put off by the by-the-numbers nature of the additional story. As I reflect on my time on the Bionis' Shoulder, the most exciting thing about Future Connected is the promises it teases. Particularly in the final Heart to Heart between Shulk and Melia in ruined Alcamoth. Melia hints at a premonition of unspeakable doom, which is just vague enough to mean absolutely anything Takahashi wants it to. Contrary to my belief that the rift would bridge Xenoblade 1 and 2, the true nature of the Fog King and the rift was never revealed, adding to my frustration. A part of me hopes it means the inevitable Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be a direct sequel to Xenoblade 1, taking place in the reborn world of Bionis. Though I wouldn't want to undercut the ending of Xenoblade 1. Whatever form Xenoblade 3 eventually takes, I am certain it will be some sort of stealth-sequel in the vein of Xenoblade 2, where its continuity is not apparent until two thirds of the way through the game. It's fun to speculate. Thoughts, anyone?
  10. With Curse of the Moon 2 just around the corner and Gunvolt 3 just announced, Inti Creates seems to be busy right now. Curse of the Moon 2, which promises more Castlevania III style action and a total of EIGHT playable character (including a corgi in a mech suit), releases on July 10. On the heels of that revelation is Azure Striker Gunvolt 3, and a brand new playable character. It's worth noting that Copen is nowhere to be seen in this entry so far. My gut tells me he won't be playable this time around, and that does make me a bit sad. But there's no way he doesn't appear.
  11. I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I haven't finished Xenoblade X. But I think Beyond the Sky will probably always be my favorite. One Last You is a worthy successor, though, and I love it almost as much. If I'd played Xenoblade 2 first, my preference might be reversed. But Xenoblade 2 is so close in quality to the original that I feel that's true about the game generally.
  12. I'm sorry to hear that, man. More disappointment incoming: Mine arrived yesterday, and why in the name of heck did they not include the AC adapter that you NEED to play the blasted thing?
  13. So is there any indication this will be more in the vein of Paper Mario 64/Thousand Year Door? If not, I prolly won't be picking this up. Still, the new art style is beautiful.
  14. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Shadow of the Colossus Castlevania Golden Sun Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django - I'm really happy to finally have completed this one after fifteen long years. And it holds up beautifully, especially coming off the tail end of Boktai 1, which has some rough edges in comparison. I remember that when I was fifteen, I'd gotten to the last purification fight with Dainn, but never had enough sun to be able to beat him. With the power of the solar sensor patch, it is now possible. I put Dainn in the ground and saw the ending to what has long been one of my favorite GBA games. Jormungandr is absolutely terrifying, y'all. Boktai 1 laid a great foundation for an amazing sequel. I love the way Boktai 2 continually sets up and bucks your expectations in exciting new ways (Django losing the Gun del Sol, turning into a vampire, and the sections where you play as Sabata. This could have been a by-the-numbers sequel, but it's a much grander adventure than its predecessor, and it is well worth getting to the end. I'm starting Boktai 3 right now because I've waited for more than a decade to play it. Go play Boktai, folks. I promise it's worth it.
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