I've decided to replay all the core series pokemon games (excluding Let's Go, b/c i don't have a switch). I'm making these my definitive playthroughs meaning I'm going to try my best to complete them 100% or as close to 100% a I can and keeping these save files for many years. My teams in those games will probably go to the current generation when I am 100% done with those games. I going to try to complete a living dex in each of them.
So far I've entered the HOF in RBY and am going around finishing up any loose ends that need completing (ie in-game trades, collecting all TMs). Completing the Pokedex will require patience and because these are my "definitive" playthroughs, the Pokedex may not be completed for a long time. Which I'm ok with as I'm not planning on playing these games on my GBA/DS/3DS again, or at least not for many years.
Space Empires V: For the short term, I have reason to keep Battlefleet Green in commission. The Cue Cappa, tenacious as ever, seem to have built a fleet of nine ships in Quintar, including several dreadnoughts. Between Battlefleet Green (Siege) the fleet can't really go anywhere, though I hope it tries to warp into Fornax - since the Dexter half is waiting with big guns to on them as they warp through. But in any case this probably means bringing the Sinister and Dexter halves of the main battlefleet together, along with the cruisers of the battlefleet reserve. The question is whether to do anything about Quintar now. Logistically, at this point it wouldn't be any more difficult to send a siege fleet to Quintar than to Uphada.
Along the marches I think it's worth bringing in drone patrols to Spica. For some reason the Drushocka Empire has more ships to spare lately - none are a military threat, but if the Sheward Sovereignty has access to their sensor data then they are a security breach. Battlefleet Blue finally has all the ships it needs, properly reorganised - that's about 35 in total, across both halves of the fleet
Completed Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami over the past couple of weeks. The PS4 ports of 3/4/5 won't be localized for months, so I think I'll take a break from for a while before playing Kiwami 2. Don't wanna get burnt out.
Breath of the Wild Master Mode: Decided to quest after ancient shafts, so headed West towards Great Plateau in search of Dah Kaso Shrine. There seem to be a lot of floating platforms around Digdogg Suspension Bridge. Found the Shrine, though no ancient shaft drop this time. Collecting chests and korok seeds around the lake proved to be a real pain - the bokoblin horse archers in Gerudo Canyon Pass got me once, and the moblins on the other side nearly got me a second time. In the end I found myself gliding across Regencia River to get hold of the chests on the Western side.
I've had enough of navigating this region without a map, so next objective will be Central Tower
Dance Dance Revolution X2 (PS2)
Just got off Wii Fit U, now I'm firing this one up to do some songs. Probably at least 10, I dunno. Wish I had a better, newer dance mat to use; all three that we have in the house are, like, 10 years old at least, and boy is it obvious when you're playing.
I recently picked up the Nintendo Labo VR starter kit. Assembled it and had a little fun browsing around the program (and apparently I still need to clean the screen on my Switch more). Then I tried Breath of the Wild's "VR mode". It's not as immersive as I'd hoped, plus I had to turn it off after about 10m due to a little motion sickness. Still, it was awesome to see Hyrule in actual 3D.
Meanwhile, in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate I soloed highrank Shagaru for HR7 (despite dong a variety of quests with other people online, I insist on doing my urgent quests solo, at least until G-rank). Then proceeded to battle it a few more times for parts to make its armor set and upgrade my Gore weapons to Shagaru level.
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse for Switch (download, in case anyone is wondering).
Manged to beat Squid Baron earlier. He was tougher than I remember. Filler boss my arse, Squidy, you pack enough of a punch to quality for high billing baddie. Of course, his fourth wall breaks always amuse me, too, as that's my favorite gag. Next up is heading for Sequin Land's gateway to hell, but I want to check for more Heart Squids or Cacklebats first, now that I have Risky's Blade, see if I can obtain any more before moving on.
Bought The Last of Us Remastered to take a break from Yakuza (just beat Kiwami and bought K2, starting to feel a bit burnt out). I'm not the best as stealth (HZD can attest to that), but it feels like I'm steadily getting better at it. Just met Bill and obtained a shotgun, can't wait to meet Stalkers and Bloaters.
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (PS2)
Following my latest pattern, I'll be dancing until I hit 5 miles in Workout Mode. Holy moly though, with the weather being so hot now, I'm nearly dying from heat by the end lol.
Booted up Cave Story + for the first time today on Switch. Bought this game on a sale awhile back. This is my first experience with Cave Story, even though it's been out for a long time now. I can definitely see how it was the indie game of its time but at this point I've seen so many great indie Metroidvanias lately that it's nothing super special for me. The music so far, though, is the highlight for me.
Final Fantasy IX (Switch) - I guess I'm about 3/4 through the third disc now?
Sometimes I wonder if the Terra in this game could be considered the equivalent of our Earth. I mean, our planet is also technologically advanced but at the cost of destroying the environment and paving the way to a catastrophic future. At this rate I guess we've got no other choice but to assimilate with another planet.
Space Empires V: It looks like I've managed to drive the Cue Cappa fleet back towards Quintar - which buys me some time to bring the battlefleet reserve into Cretirk. Half of Battlefleet Green (Siege) will have to stay on-station to prevent a warp through into Fornax, but for now the other half has moved into Uphada and razed Uphada VI, though not without difficulty. Three cruisers lost isn't the worst result in return for a fortress planet razed.
man, when was the last time I posted in here ^o__o^;; anyway~
Picked up Pokemon again, currently searching through my Bank boxes for parents to breed Sneasel for the next BulbaTrade Wednesday (shameless plug is shameless, come get your Sneasels now on Wednesday!)