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Since I don't have a Switch, I figured I'd get the Android port of The World Ends With You. Can't say I'm a fan of the revamped partner system, or how the boss of Day 3 was translated to a single screen, or using rapid-tap input for certain pins (ow), but the rest of the game is intact so far, and the new music is nice.

Also attempting the DLC modes for A Hat in Time and Hollow Knight, and when the hell did these games get so difficult?
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@Sumguy I always found Hollow Knight kinda tricky. I mean I got the switch version which came with the DLC so I'm not fully aware of what counts as DLC but yeah it's a pretty challenging game.

And the iOS port of TWEWY was super disappointing because of how they announced it. Square enix is terrible at marketing.
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Oh, I'm aware. I first beat TWEWY while that countdown was still going on, and a younger me was so hyped to beat it just in time for a sequel. And then we got a port. Woot.
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Does the switch version of TWEWY have any bonus content?
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Does the switch version of TWEWY have any bonus content?


It has an extra day.

Apparently something to do with the mysterious girl who popped up at the very end of the iOS port.

What I'm really hoping for is that it'll tease into a sequel.
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Oh, huh. Intriguing.

If it doesn't tie into anything else though I'll be disappointed. Probably like everyone else was when the iOS port was announced.
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Still on Europa Universalis IV. After finishing up my Roman playthrough, I decided to play "tall" as Scotland. It took an alliance with France and the conquest of most of Ireland (sorry, guys, but when England's your neighbor, it's conquer or be conquered), but I was able to unite the British Isles under Scottish rule. As an added bonus, I got the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and every island in the Caribbean. Since I wasn't especially interested in conquest in this playthrough, I didn't finish with the top score, but I was still satisfied. I'm now playing as Korea for a change of pace. With Japan stuck in the Sengoku era, I was able to expand northward, as well as into the Pacific, without fear of being invaded when my troops were busy. Eventually, I turned my attention to Japan, gradually conquering it. I forget when exactly, but there came a point in the 17th Century when I decided I was done paying tribute to Ming China (since I conquered Manchuria, the Qing never had a chance to materialize). Needless to say, they were not pleased. It took some save-scumming, but I eventually was able to fight them to a stalemate and convince them to agree to a white peace. Still, that was the end of good relations with the Chinese. Subsequent wars with them have been more successful in that I was able to actually get territorial concessions out of them, but it was still slow going. It's 1706 now and my current truce with China is about to expire. Their army outnumbers mine (not that that's anything new), but my army is more disciplined, better-equipped, better-trained, and has spent the past five years preparing for this moment while my enemy has foolishly started a war elsewhere. I wonder how they'll be able to get all those troops in the Americas home if all their transports are underwater...

Update: It took six years and I depleted my reserves over the course of the war, but Ming was crushed.

Postgame update: While the old imperial family controls a few holdout territories in far-flung colonies, it is widely agreed that the Empire of Great Ming is no more. In its place stands the Empire of Great Joseon. In addition to all of the land Ming originally controlled, Joseon and its client states control Japan, the Kurils, Sakhalin, Manchuria (including Primorye), Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, several small islands in the Indian Ocean, every island that Indonesia controls (be it partially or completely) in our timeline, and every island in the Pacific save for the Galápagos and several islands along the coast of the Americas.
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Time for another review!

Read Only Memories: 2064

So I picked up this game off of PS+ having heard some decent stuff about it in the past and wanted to see what it was like.

Setting
Set in a futuristic San Fransisco, technology has advanced sufficiently to solve a lot of our medical problems and society has advanced enough that a lot of the current problems with sexuality and gender just aren't a thing anymore. There's plenty of same-sex couples, you can specify your preferred diet and call yourself pretty much any gender pronoun under the sun which is nice.

Overall the world and characters ARE really nice, the characters are honest and open for the most part and its nice to just see such a diverse selection of people and backgrounds and it's such an idyllic lifestyle.

Cybernetic and augmetic enhancements are commonplace and interestingly so are furries (Hybrids in the game). These actually make up one of the big tensions of the game. The background goes that gene splicing solved a lot of health problems, functioning as a literal cure for cancer in one case but it makes the human take on animal characteristics producing basically furries. Of course some people would take up these things for aesthetic or practical purposes to. However this creates tension as pro-human groups protest and argue that we stray further from God (and other arguments) that are used to justify anti-Hybrid legislation. A detective who got cybernetic eyes gets discriminated against in her precinct for it. Hybrids are not allowed to breed to protect the genetic purity of humanity and face discrimination and harassment every day.
I talk a lot about this background stuff but that's because it all makes for a really interesting world to be in. The setting and characters are by far the strongest aspect of the game.

Gameplay
It's a point and click adventure played out similar to the investigation segments of AA games. Puzzles are generally light but the world is delightful to interact with. Early on in the game you can grab a carton of spoiled milk and then use it on LOADS of things with humourous outtakes. In a great moment I was able to use the spoiled milk on the McGuffin at the end of the game and then got an ending where I was chewed out by my companion for deciding then of all times to finally use that thing.

Towards the end there's even some delightfully horrific puzzles which create a great feeling of tension. Having actual game-over states adds a lot to the game as I've never really played an adventure game with many of these before. Even if they are pretty few and far between.

Story
The general premise of the game is that the worlds first Sapient robot AI, Turing (haha meaningful name) is looking for his creator after mysterious folks broke into their apartment. Turing shows up at your door as you are an old friend of his creator and what follows is a story about corporate espionage, data processing, the importance of sapience, and investigation. Like I said it feels very much like an AA investigation sequence.

I'd say the story falls a bit flat in the end though. The rest of the world is just so tantalising, hybrid rights, robots everywhere, fun hackers, that I kind of wish I could have went a bit more in another direction. The plot follows down the robot-intelligence line and all these other huge issues in the background are kind of never opened as much as I'd like.

Your character also feels somewhat superfluous. You are a journalist but really wherever you go most of the talking is done by Turing who accompanies you everywhere. Turing will tell you how they couldn't have done this without you but really that only ever feels like by virtue of needing an extra pair of hands to do something. I actually feel like at times the narrative gets away from you to the point it feels you don't have much agency in what happens. Turing will make decisions on his own that don't feel great or you might disagree with. It's never really your story, it's always Turing's which isn't so bad but...I would have liked maybe more dialogue choices along the way or to have more involvement with the characters when really most of the characters relate to Turing rather than you with you seeming more as a chaperone.

The finale wooft...I have problems with it. What you do in the end is absolutely huge with massive consequences but the characters really undersell the significance of what's happening and that feels incredibly weird. You can say "No I don't think this is a good idea" but you will get shouted down by other characters and it never really feels like the game stops to ask you "wait a moment maybe this issue deserves more thought". There's a third option between "let's go all in on this" and "No lets do nothing at all" but the game doesn't have it. You either go along with your friends or be a massive buzzkill and that really disconnected me from the narrative in the end and reminded me of all the other problems where you never really feel you have agency.

It's even weirder in the postgame where you get a small sequence where you get to go around and see the world after you have affected it and...yeah it really undersells the significance of what happened. The game definitely has a rose-tinted glasses view of what would happen while I go around with massive doubts. They try a couple of shots to hammer in how there's negative consequences of your actions afterwards but its kind of too little too late.


Overall
Yeah the game is generally pretty good, the music is great too. Something between 80's synth, John Carpenter and some upbeat tunes that would not look out of place in an AA game. The story was disappointing in the end but the world was great and the puzzles were interesting and tense. I'd recommend checking it out at some point if you are interested. I'd love to play another story in this setting.
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Crusader Kings II. Now that Holy Fury is finally out, I decided to return to Eastern Europe and start out as a Serb named Goran who somehow wormed his way into controlling Kiev. His son and successor, Vladimir "the Son of Veles" waged several successful wars to seize multiple holy sites, securing for himself the influence necessary to reform the traditional beliefs of the Slavs into something more organized.

I very much appreciate the changes made to paganism. With Holy Fury, pagan realms have the option of either attempting to reform their faith or converting to an organized religion (I'll probably try out the "mass conversion" feature in another playthrough). The latter option can really do a number on the old faith's Moral Authority, which in turn makes it harder for the old faith to reform. Reforming a pagan religion allows for an impressive degree of customization, though, and I took full advantage of it. The pagan reformation mechanic gives a religion one nature slot, two doctrine slots, and one leadership slot. For nature, I went with Unyielding, a defensive approach that gives armies a bonus in their home territory, allows for Great Holy Wars (wars that can seize an entire kingdom from nonbelievers), and makes followers resistant to foreign proselytizing. For doctrine, I went with Meritocracy, which allows rulers to designate heirs from among their children, and Children of Perun, which is unique to the Slavic religion (each form of paganism has its own unique doctrine that a reformer can choose if they so desire) and enables fleets to move along major rivers, disables the short reign penalty, and allows rulers to spend Piety every five years to boost an attribute. For leadership, I went with Temporal, making my character's role similar to the role Caliphs play in this game. The manual lists the various other reformation options on pages fifteen through seventeen. I have no idea why Paradox chose "Chernoban" as the title for the Slavic religious head, though. I've half a mind to dig through the game's files and change it to something that I feel would be more appropriate (probably something that would translate into something along the lines of "Speaker of the Gods").

Novgorod broke off following the death of Vladimir (gavelkind strikes again), though because they were still tribal, they had elective gavelkind. That eventually worked to my advantage, as the Novgorodian nobles eventually elected my current character's father, Vyacheslav "Sharp Tongue" to lead them. His own father died of natural causes soon after, enabling me to play as Vyacheslav and rule over a united Russia (considering that Vyacheslav chose the potentially self-destructive "Seduction" focus shortly after becoming landed, I'm glad I was able to control him before the AI could make him do something stupid and catch the Pox or get murdered by an angry husband). During my time playing as Vyacheslav, his spymaster uncovered a rumor of an incredible artifact, eventually successfully tracking the artifact down and delivering it to him. It was none other than the Axe of Perun (I had supernatural events activated) itself.

My current character, Rogvolod "the Eternal Thunder" (yes, really) built off of his father's accomplishments, bringing all of Poland and Bohemia under his rule. You see, there was a decision I could take that would lead to me forming something called the "Slavic Union." Based on the legend of Lech, Czech, and Rus, it is possible to form the Slavic Union if one controls the entirety of Ruthenia, Galicia-Volhynia, Chernigov, Vladimir, Novgorod, Poland, and Bohemia. And thus Rogvolod founded a prestigious bloodline, another new feature of Holy Fury. Now he and his descendants get a special bonus. The nature of a bloodline bonus depends on the bloodline. In Rogvolod's case, it's a +5 opinion bonus to all East and West Slavs, a +5 bonus to personal combat skill, and a +0.10 monthly bonus to prestige.

My ultimate goal for this playthrough is to bring all the Slavic lands under my rule, which means I'll eventually have to go toe-to-toe with the Roman Empire, as most South Slavs are in Roman lands.
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Replayed The Secret of Monkey Island™, Special Edition. It was a good time overall, the game is really super funny and holds a lot of good moments in it. The characters are great and funny (even the minor ones), the music is absolutely top notch, the voice acting is great and the puzzles range from extremely silly and nonsensical (in a good way!) to well thought out. The insult sword fighting is also just the best, I can't get enough of it and it's such a good concept. I think Curse used it better with the rhymes but I'll have to see when I replay that later. In terms of cons, there's not too much. I thought that the graphics were kind of weird/trashy at points and the character models definitely look off. I'll also say I don't really care for Part 3 because it feels weird and has no real direction to me, and Monkey Island™ isn't as fun for me to explore as Melee Island™. I'll also say the Three Trials took such a majority of the playtime I'm surprised they didn't split it up into more parts considering how gigantic it is. It's very fun to explore though. Personal favourites include Guybrush, Bob, Stan, LeChuck and Herman. Good game, can't wait to replay its sequel when I get the time.
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Aaaaand already finished with that. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge: Special Edition done with now. Alright game, but it feels weak when compared to the first. Ending was weird but at this point I can almost accept its dumbness. I guess to me it just doesn't have that same magical sense of humour that the first game did. Too many areas feel weird/sparse/empty (Phatt Island especially feels kind of weird in terms of puzzles) and it doesn't seem particularly long. Some of the puzzles are also kind of eh and I just wasn't into the humour as much in this one. It's still fine though, and I do prefer the artstyle of this one. It also has a way better paced part 1 than the first game and I like most of the characters- Largo, Wally, er... well, there could've been more characters too, honestly. I barely even remember really liking any new character this game, it's weird. Even Elaine I felt was weirdly characterised this game. At least the bone song was good...though the lip syncing was off. Gosh, this sounds like one huge backhanded compliment now, doesn't it? Honestly I also have no real interest in what the "real" Monkey Island 3 could've been like and I'm glad we got Curse instead. Speaking of, starting that now so more thoughts when I finish it!
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I've been playing a lot of Hearts of Iron IV this autumn, but now I play both AA Justice for All on my GBA SP, and Azur Lane on my phone. The thing is that I've got a lot of work these days, I'm writing a survey about the real estate investments and market in the UK and Canada, binging articles like this one, and even if I work from home, which is quite convenient, I can't allow myself to play HoI IV since the games are always super long and you're always tempted to play until the next tech... Or the next national program... Or the next ship you build... Or... Well, you get it. Instead, now, I can just play for 10-20 minutes during breaks, it relaxes me without being too dangerous for my work schedule.
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I've been playing a lot of Hearts of Iron IV this autumn, but now I play both AA Justice for All on my GBA SP, and Azur Lane on my phone. The thing is that I've got a lot of work these days, I'm writing a survey about the real estate investments and market in the UK and Canada, binging articles like this one, and even if I work from home, which is quite convenient, I can't allow myself to play HoI IV since the games are always super long and you're always tempted to play until the next tech... Or the next national program... Or the next ship you build... Or... Well, you get it. Instead, now, I can just play for 10-20 minutes during breaks, it relaxes me without being too dangerous for my work schedule.


Heh that sounds like the problem I used to have with Civ 5. Once caught myself looking at the clock and realising with horror it was 4am. I'd close my eyes at night when I tried to sleep and see the resource map and think "Well how am I going to get that oil from Russia?"

Ugh it's a dark path.
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Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Super Mario Land 2. Really like them both.
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So, uh, Smash came out. It's pretty good. Young Link and Fox are my go-to fighters, but I'm really digging the 4 Marths as well. Also giving Lucas and Greninja a shot, and I wanna try and learn how to play Inkling and K. Rool. Maybe Simon/Richter as well.

Of course, this is all meaningless considering that my true main Joker will be in the game in like 4 months. Holy fuck this is the first time my true most wanted ever got in. I'm still reeling from the announcement. My friend and I kept joking to each other about how Joker in Smash would be the dream (we even said it on the night of the GAs, in which we watched the first half together).

Also, the new Far Cry game looks great. Glad that there's actually a resolution to the god-awful ending of 5.
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