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A BaD Interlude: What I've been Playing

On 02/09/2021 at 09:33 AM by Matt Snee

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Okay, I've been slacking with BaD, hopefully I can get better. If not, I'll just continue my RPG series into March. But today I'd like to talk about the games I've been playing. 

I made a few resolutions earlier this year, and I told myself I would smoke less, use the internet A LOT less, and watch more movies and play more video games. So far, I've been pretty good with this. I've cut my smoking to about a third of what it was, and I barely use the internet now (compared to how I was using it). I've also watched four movies so far; I don't watch them in one sitting, but watch them in twenty to thirty minute increments, like reading a couple chapters in a book. So far I've watched There Will Be Blood, Avengers: Endgame, The Darjeeling Limited, and Kinetta (a Greek movie). 

So I've also been playing video games. Part of that is deciding which games in my backlog I'm going to finish, and which ones I've got to abandon. 

Games I've been playing: Dragon Quest 11, Zelda: BotW, Dragon Quest 4 (on my iPhone), Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Final Fantasy 12, and even a little Zelda: Windwaker (I reconnected my Wii U). 

I've made about 12 hours of progress in DQ11 in the past two weeks, and I'm making headway into the game. It's really important to me to finish this game, so it will be a big milestone for me to finish a game so big. I have finished so few games these past five years or so. 

I'm going back and forth on whether FF7 Remake is going to get finished or thrown on the abandon pile. 

I finally saved a Divine Beast in Zelda BotW (three years later!) and hopefully I'll be able to beat this soon too. 

Everything's coming up Snee around here. Laughing



Joaquim Mira Media Manager

02/09/2021 at 11:06 AM

"I've also watched four movies so far; I don't watch them in one sitting, but watch them in twenty to thirty minute increments"

That's what I usually do too. I can watch for longer if what's happening in the movie is keeping me entertained.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

02/10/2021 at 04:51 PM

yeah, that's the best thing I can do. Also, I've been watching movies at night, and I've been turning out all the lights like I'm in a theater, but still about a half an hour is my limit. But it adds up. 


02/09/2021 at 09:17 PM

I hate to say it, but I think DQXI never ends. I'm at 70 hours and my friend at about 100 and he's still going like there's no end in sight. You beat a big boss, and think it's done? Nope, another huge game-changing event happens and you're on another adventure. I honestly don't think I'll be able to finish it. I'm soon to look up what's coming out in March and if something catches my attention, it's off to the backlog with DQXI. That's just the way it goes with me right now. 

Cary Woodham

02/10/2021 at 11:23 AM

Aside from the occasional game to review, I play Animal Crossing pretty regularly.  I'm also trying to beat Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity so I can move onto something else.  Right now I'm on Chapter 7, so I'm almost done.  I play the game on 'easy' so hopefully it won't get ridiculously hard at the end.  I want to finish the game because I just got Ys 9 in the mail and I want to play that next.  It's really the first big 2021 game I've been looking forward to.

And speaking of Breath of the Wild, Hyrule Warriors, and Divine Beasts.  Since Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a prequel to BotW, one of the neat things you can do in it is actually PILOT the Divine Beasts sometimes.  It's just in there for fan service, but it's still fun to trample over thousands of tiny soldiers on the ground while driving a giant mechanical elephant or camel.  Hopefully in Breath of the Wild 2, you'll be able to combine all four Divine Beasts into one giant robot: Voltron style!  Look for that in Breath of the Wild 2: Go! Go! Triforce Rangers! :)


02/10/2021 at 10:38 PM

I've mostly been playing The Outer Worlds and Octopath Traveler. Outer Worlds is really good. It is the New Vegas successor I wanted. The first expansion pack dropped on Switch today. 


02/11/2021 at 02:49 AM

I bought and was playing Final Fantasy VII Remake. I put it aside though, the Kingdom Hearts battle system wasn't doing it for me. I may go back to it eventually. I have the '"original" version for PS4 and I still love it.

Super Step Contributing Writer

02/11/2021 at 10:45 PM

I need to start referring to my backlog as the abandon pile.

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