PSN Wrap-Up 2022

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@“tokucowboy”#p96992 Aesthetically and tonally, I loved it; excellent hand-drawn art, anti-capitalist alternate history ’70s Japan backdrop, and amazing industrial jazz fusion score.

This is exactly what has me somewhat itching to maybe hop back in. Love the vibe of the game: light 70s touch, fun set of customizable characters, nicely "lofi" monsters mixing hand drawn design with some minor movements, and (most importantly) a _new first person RPG_! There's just so few even possible to play on a Switch or PS4 (if there are others worth checking out would gladly learn about them)!

Bummer about that last boss difficulty, but makes sense considering the rest of the game (and my worries already that I do not have quite an optimized-enough party)

@“tokucowboy”#p96992 Ah, that stinks that it went that way! I've had this happen with dungeon crawlers more than probably any other genre, for some reason, so I get it. Still, the aesthetics are so amazing looking that I periodically consider trying it. Thanks for the impressions!

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@“soapbox”#p97018 a new first person RPG! There’s just so few even possible to play on a Switch or PS4 (if there are others worth checking out would gladly learn about them)!

There are a bunch (relatively speaking of course-- it's not like they're metroidvanias or something)! Off the top of my head, Labyrinth of Refrain is quite good if you're okay with NIS humour, and Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City is nicely done and a lot of game for the asking price! I'm personally still smarting from the passing of the Etrian Odyssey series with the end of the 3DS, so I'm always on the lookout for this sort of game.

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Death Stranding is actually #2 but I ran this a while ago so the ranking got locked in. I played boat load of DS last couple of weeks to unseat Yakuza 7 but couldn't make it.... Elden Ring would've been #1 if I bought it. I rented it for couple weeks and ended up with 40hrs(!!!). I feel like I barely scratched it......

my psn wrapup was totally boring, just an obscene amount of elden ring, compounded by the fact that my gf also played over a hundred hours of ER on my profile. i had hoped my switch stats would be more varied but

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elden ring and smt. i just love to murder gods and end worlds.

I was like “I didn't turn on my game consoles this year” but I guess I played a lot at the start of the year and forgot about it. I played a lot of playstation! I played the switch for about 20 hours total across the whole year. A working controller really makes a difference I guess!

This top 5 makes sense to me. I beat all 5 of these games.
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This is a lot of hours!! I forget that I play a bunch of games in January in preparation for my "games of X year" stuff for insert credit.
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Here's sad ol' switch. It just sucks to play games on this thing so I've totally stopped bothering. I really didn't like the story in Eastward so it's funny to see that as my top played (with a robust 7 hours). I wish this included 3DS data because then you'd see like 50 hours of various picross games.
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I'm sure I could get a new switch that wouldn't have its fan always running and clicking, and which had a controller that works after you replace the components twice, but I resent the idea of having to do that, so I'm just not playing games there!

Next year you'll see a bit more from me (again in January lol) because I'll have to judge a few games on the platform. We'll see how that goes!

Oh yeah here's steam lol. As discussed on the podcast, I do not play games on PC. This stuff is for sure inaccurate because I played a LOT more demonschool and hyper gunsport than indicated.

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@“exodus”#p99087 holy shit, how‘d you hack Steam to be able to play Demonschool early?? I’ve tried all of the steps many times and I just can't get a copy of Demonschool to appear under the truck by where the S.S. Anne is docked

My uncle works for Nintendo!!

@“exodus”#p99097 So much for ethics in indie games development!