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I’ve been in Playstation heaven the last month. It started with Spider-man and I went on to complete God of War, Bloodborne, and Persona 5. You can click on any of those links for my detailed thoughts on each game. I’m currently working on my Persona 5 review. Persona 5 is actually my favorite Playstation game right now. Yes, it beat Bloodborne. After Persona 5 I, finally, started playing Dragon Quest XI and I instantly fell in love with it. I’m also playing the crap out of Soul Calibur VI and it’s making a serious case for game of the year right now. It’s fantastic and I only have two problems with it right now, but I’ll save that for my review. 

Dragon Quest XI is great. It’s really old school though. That might turn some people off, but I’ve been playing this series for years and it doesn’t bother me. I do wish that they would come up with a better soundtrack by now. Would it kill them to make a game without the terrible orchestration. The overworld music is particularly bad and makes exploring almost painful. A good soundtrack can make or a break a game and it definitely breaks this one. None of the music that plays matches what’s going on in the game. If I’m exploring a swamp or cave the music that plays in the back is really cheerful and loud. I would prefer total silence so I could enjoy the ambient sounds in the back. I love everything else about the game and it’s definitely one of the best games I’ve played this year. I’m about 30 hours in and I just got two new party members. My entire team is almost level 30.

Soul Calibur VI is amazing. The soundtrack, roster, stages, and graphics are amazing. I’m still pissed that Hilde isn’t in the game, but I’m sure she’ll be paid DLC at some point in time. I don’t really care about the 2B announcement since I don’t like Nier: Automata. I can go without her and I would’ve preferred someone like Kratos or Noctis. I think both of them would have been a perfect fit. I’ve played through the main story mode, a bunch of characters personal story, and I’ve put an insane amount of time in the Libra of Soul mode. I haven’t touched multiplayer much because I’m trying to get through all of the single player content and there is a LOT of single player content here. I’m in love and I want to play this game forever. 

The third game I, briefly, played is The Evil Within 2. I borrowed my brother’s copy on the PS4 and quit about 45 minutes later. I didn’t enjoy it on console. I own the first Evil Within on PC and I really enjoyed it there and I plan on buying the second one on it too. I just didn’t like the controls and stiff camera. This is a game that I’ll be saving for PC so I can’t really comment much on it. 

The fourth game I played is my favorite game. Skyrim. I’m not going to write much about it since I already wrote about it. You can find my thoughts on that here

And that’s it. That’s all I’ve been playing. Most of my time has gone to Dragon Quest XI and Soul Calibur VI. What you been playing? Anything new? Something old? Lets talk about it! 

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    iplayedthegame
    Oct 28, 2018 7:44 pm

    I much prefer Evil Within 2 over the first one. It just felt a lot more polished and had a better idea of what it wanted to be.

    I’ve been playing odds and ends lately, finishing off some I’d started some time ago. Bayonetta 2 was pretty great though.

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      drakulus
      Oct 28, 2018 11:20 pm

      I’m sure I’ll love The Evil Within 2 just like I did the first one. I just want to own both games on the same platform and I prefer the mouse & keyboard controls to using a controller.

      I never finished Bayonetta 2 and odds of me ever going back to it are slim :(. It was really fun though. I’ve never heard of odds and ends. Is that a new game?

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        iplayedthegame
        Oct 28, 2018 11:35 pm

        Nope! Just a brush expression meaning small things of little value. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a game with that name though.

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    LightningEllen
    Oct 28, 2018 8:23 pm

    I’ll be playing the Witcher 3 for the foreseeable future, haha. Just got to Novigrad after spending way too much time wandering around in the swamps of Velen. This game is so fun and Grealt is a badass 🙂

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      drakulus
      Oct 28, 2018 11:21 pm

      It’s so easy to get lost in The Witcher 3. Looking for Witcher sets, doing side quest, or just taking in the view. There’s always something to do and none of it is boring. You’re making me want to play it again lol. And yes… Geralt is a total badass. He’s awesome in Soul Calibur VI too.

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        LightningEllen
        Nov 08, 2018 6:32 pm

        I know!! I’m lost in side quests now and I don’t even care. The scenery seems so alive and it’s all amazing. 😀 That’s so cool he’s is Soul Calibur. I hope Geralt ends up in the new Smash game somehow… only because that would mean he gets an Amiibo, haha.

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          drakulus
          Nov 08, 2018 10:02 pm

          I would die of excitement if Geralt got an Amiibo :). We might have one if CD Projekt Red ever decided to put anything Witcher related on the Switch. I can see Thronebreaker easily running on it.

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    The Night Owl
    Oct 29, 2018 11:36 pm

    I’m trying not to spend all my time on PUBG (!) and Forza Horizon 4 so onto Red Dead Redemption 2 now plus some smaller games to keep me distracted too like The Turing Test. Finding I can still mix it up during an evening and still feel like I am progressing on them all which was a pleasant surprise. 🙂

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      drakulus
      Oct 30, 2018 12:13 pm

      I was just reading your thoughts on Red Dead Redemption 2 :). Since Halloween almost here I figured I’d play a horror game or two and watch some horror films, but instead of doing that I just played Soul Calibur VI while working on my Halloween event for my blog.

      Has PUBG gotten any better on Xbox?

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        The Night Owl
        Oct 30, 2018 3:56 pm

        PUBG is slowly getting better. Releases seem to be getting closer to being in line with PC as it got the new training mode maybe a month later.

        But it could do with further polish and that’s something Black Ops 4 seems to have plenty of out of the gate and it’s showing in the player numbers here. At the moment it’s very hard to get a PUBG solo game in my region (Oceania) because everyone is playing BO4 instead! I end up playing on North American servers as it’s the only region still with the numbers to get a game.

        This might change yet again with Fallout 76 getting a slice of players too but I’m not sure how PUBG will recover at this point unless some radical improvements come soon.

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          drakulus
          Oct 30, 2018 4:15 pm

          I never got into PUBG craze or the Battle Royal genre, but there is competition out there. Black Ops IV is probably the biggest competitor right now and isn’t Battlefield V getting a BR mode too? Add in Fallout 76 and you’ve got 3 huge games that released relatively close to each other all trying to do the same thing. Fallout 76, to me, looks like Bethesda’s version of BR and I honestly have no interest in it. That doesn’t mean it won’t sell like crazy though.

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    The Night Owl
    Oct 30, 2018 7:24 pm

    Yep, Battlefield V is getting a BR mode too with its own little twists… surprised they didn’t do it first with their existing tech. Fallout 76 makes me think of what you’d get if you combined Destiny with Fallout with the co-op and the big world to explore and shoot things up within… I’m probably wrong though! 🙂

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      drakulus
      Oct 30, 2018 10:15 pm

      That comparison doesn’t sound bad. It’s too bad the game is probably nothing like that though. I’m curious to see what Battlefield V does with BR. I used to prefer COD to Battlefield, but as I’ve gotten older that’s changed. I’m not buying Battlefield V because it’s releasing next to Pokemon, but I know I’ll get it eventually since I own all of the Battlefield games on Origin.

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