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I had a fun time beating Nanu for the Ula’ula Grand Trial, and now I’ve been fighting my way through Aether Paradise to the awesome soundtrack. My Primarina and Dusk Lycanroc don’t seem quite so overleveled as before, though Lycanroc is starting to overtake Primarina in experience points as she’s my lead for using Happy Hour, lol.
Breath of the Wild: Completed the DLC's Final Trial and obtained the Master Cycle, which is pretty neat and arguably better than the horses. Too bad though that it's obtained so late in the game that it's pretty much useless by that point. Also went around collecting the new DLC armor. I only have the Salvager's set left, but I've since swapped out BotW.
Super Mario Odyssey: Coming back to this to collect some more Power Moons, post-end game. There's hundreds left.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. It started out kinda slow to me but it's gotten really addicting the the morality themes the plot deals with, as well as the demons/angels lore has my interest captivated.
I started Disgaea 5 a bit ago but decided to put it on hold till I finish other things up. Also been playing pokemon black 2. Just got to Skyla's gym hehe
Space Empires V: Operation Keyhole is begun - and Battlefleet Green warped through into Klaestron. Not a bad start - a whopping 240 mines swept away, the rest causing some damage to the fleet, but nothing catastrophic. It's enough to get AUTO-Survey drones in. It looks like Klaestron will be a tougher nut to crack than I thought. Several planets have sturdy defences in the form of multiple weapon platforms. To that end I've ordered the construction of two new Harrier-class Planetary Assault ships at Eden.
Klaestron IV is the real prize, with no defences to speak of and a breathable oxygen atmosphere. I intend to carry out a planetstrike on that as soon as possible, followed by Klaestron II, all being well. HMS Brannigan is ready for service now, so that can be done as soon as the fleet has enough damage repaired to move on.
I've had to rethink my research priorities. I've gone a little overboard on atmospheric modification plants, so Shields will have to be put off to rush through Radioactives Extraction Lvl 5. I may also look at constructing an asteroid mining vessel to extract some extra radioactives from asteroids under my control. After that I'm going to have to research Quantum Engines before Shields - whether I like it or not I need more powerful engines for these new cruiser designs
Digimon Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory: Just basically playing through the game while growing my Digimon in the process. Everybody is at least Perfect level, with the exception of Mentaru the BabyArkadimon (oh my god this thing is the worst to try and evolve), Grant the Ankylomon, and Ariana the Kuwagamon, though they're all pretty young, so they're understandable. I also decided to finally stop putting it off for higher levels and I finally have two Ultimate level Digimon Pod the HerakleKabuterimon, and Hanzo the Imperialdramon (Dragon Mode). The shocking thing is that Pod can go even further. It looks like it's a TyrantKabuterimon, which makes sense. Still, I never thought Pod would be able to go all the way to Super Ultimate. I mean, Hanzo can do it too, but everybody saw Paladin Mode coming.
Boy, does the lack of a capture function for 3DS hurt in comparison to the Switch ... continuing assorted grinds in MH4U and wish I could capture some highlights. Such as a (high-rank) Kushala Daora hunt...
I'm overgeared (being G-rank) and within ~5 minutes Kushala ran off injured to sleep it off. On this particular map its lair is on a plateau that you have to climb up a wall to reach, and when I entered the area it was clear it hadn't quite bedded down yet. I start climbing the wall, then hop to the side just before the dragon dives down off the plateau, barely missing me. I leap off the wall, land an aerial attack, and it's for the kill.
Space Empires V: In order to keep things moving I've split HMS Brannigan off from the main body of Battlefleet Green (Sinister), tasking three of the Heron-class light cruisers as escorts. I suspect I shall be stalling after the initial surprise attack, waiting for the new ships meant for Battlefleet Green (Dexter) to assemble in Penthara. In order to make things easier for myself I'm refitting Anne at Eden into an A-Series 22B armed frieghter.
I've ordered a full upgrade of the radioactives extraction, so that ought to solve the resource problem for the time being.
Super Mario Odyssey: Collected 250 Power Moons and unlocked Darker Side of the Moon. Beat the Broodals boss rush there too. Need another 250 Power Moons for the next place, I guess. I'm annoyed at how the shops seemingly have an infinite number of Power Moons to buy, and I don't know if I want to spend my coins on them or not.
With my epic Aether Foundation infiltration over, I’ve arrived at Poni Island. I fished at Seafolk Village and caught myself some Wailmer, plus a Dhelmise! I suppose my two Dhelmise will have to compete for attention now.
I have a billion playthroughs going on all over the place but here are the most interesting footnotes:
In Persona 2: Innocent Sin, I’ve welcomed Jun into my party. I can’t say much more without giving away huge spoilers, but anybody who’s beaten the game knows what it this event coincides with. Let’s just say this game gets absolutely balls-to-the-wall crazy with its plot.
I farted around in The Legend of Zelda, found the third dungeon (the legendary “swastika” dungeon, actually a manji), and blasted through it without even grabbing the item. I had to go back into the dungeon after beating it just to grab the item. And I don’t even know where the second dungeon is! This game is truly open-world.
I've picked up Stardew Valley again. It's ruining my sleep schedule but it's fun so I don't mind too much. I'm still playing Punch-Out!! arcade sporadically, but I have yet to be able to consistently defeat Kid-Quick.
Wrapped up Far Cry 5 last week, and finished Assassin's Creed Origins story (finally) yesterday. I still have stuff to finish in AC Origins, since for some reason half of the map is just not used for the story... but God of War just arrived today, and I can't wait to play it, so AC can go back on the shelf and wait.