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What I’ve Been Playing – 4 Months Edition

Has it really been almost 4 months? Maybe it’s closer to three, but it’s been, way too long. I think there has actually been an entire Fortnite Season in there, because last post I was talking about Fortnite, Star Wars was still in there, and I want to say that was at the end of Ch4S2, and right now it’s the early days of Ch4S4. Whoops.

I did play Chapter 4 Season 3, though I didn’t get to level 200 in the Battle Pass. I actually was going to skip the pass but I kind of wanted Optimus Prime and I really wanted Tropical Meowscles. So they got me to buy in. Damn you FOMO. I have yet to bother with the Chapter 4 Season 4 pass though. Every skin in it is really uninteresting. I’m even kind of meh on Ahsoka. I’m going to play some, but without the pass, there is less pressure. If I manage to make it to level 100 I will probably buy in though, mostly because it’s worth it for the VBucks at that point, even if I archive most of the skins. But this way there is no real pressure.

I’m just, tired of passes and FOMO in general.

Except they got me in Sky as well. I had kind of dropped out of playing Sky, but the current season pass has some sweet glasses. I don’t care about unlocking much else, which sounds lame, I know, but they have revamped the cosmetic system a bit and now there are glasses, and shoes, which is cool. Plus the current pass is themed around photography in-game, and the new camera system. Sky is great for photography and the new system makes it easier to take pretty screenshots.

A simple one I played through was the Grimace’s Birthday Game Boy Color game. As part of this weird promotional push for Grimace, McDonald’s put out a short but real Game Boy Color game themed around the character. It’s only like 3 or 4 short levels. It’s surprisingly polished though for a free promotional piece.

Speaking of Game Boy Color games, I also played through Super Mario Brothers Deluxe on the Game Boy Color. It’s basically just a remake/rerelease of the original game. The colors are a bit nicer and there is a map in between worlds, though you can’t actually navigate around it like modern Super Mario Titles. It’s actually tricky in some points because the resolution on the Game Boy Color is smaller than the NES, so you are only seeing maybe, 66-75% of what you would normally see. Some of the jumps are literally blind jumps as a result. It’s easy to land right on a Koopa Troopa.

On the makes vein as well, and much more recently, I’ve been playing through the Quake II remaster. I have only played Quake I that I remember, and I have it on CD-ROM. I played a bit of Quake II went they released the RTX version but not a ton. I’ve been going at the remaster pretty hardcore. So far I’ve completed the main campaign, and the two mission packs, The Reckoning and Ground Zero. I’ve started on the N64 levels and will wrap up with the new levels, in Call of the Machine. I’ve been mixing true play with God Mode play a bit, depending on how much I want to care about playing. Sometimes I just want to chill and shoot Stroggs.

It’s been a few months, so there’s more. I’ve started replaying through the Phoenix Wright games again, on my 3DS. When the 3DS shop closed, I picked them all up for dirt cheap. I’m still in the first game, it’s been slow, but it’s enjoyable. Unfortunately Nintendo killed the ability to take screen shots of 3DS games ages ago.

I also replayed Actraiser. I have a very strong memory of this game from when I was younger. I had a friend stay over and we rented this game, and played it, all night, over and over. It’s a lot of fun and an interesting combination of city builder and side-scrolling action. Though the side-scrolling bits are kind of meh.

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