I honestly really don't like online play in the slightest. Closest thing to that I do is Pokemon Showdown which isn't a video game exactly.
I've found that single player or local multiplayer is something I enjoy a lot more. Unsure why but might be in part because I can be more relaxed about it.
Overwatch is really the only game I feel like playing online on. Since most games tend to focus on leader boards and the competitive side of things, I tend to just play the campaign and feel left out. This happened especially with Pokemon (with EVs and IVs and natures and stuff) but I still enjoy the games.
I think it feels more intimate that way, like a personal journey you're taking on, not sure if that's super corny or not. That and it's easier to achieve personal accomplishments like I finally beat this game or wow I took the boss down after 12 tries. And could just be me, but I tend to get crushed online or lag can steal a win or move you should have landed. So I tend to feel more gratification from single-player games than multiplayer.
It also feels more satisfying beating my friends personally in Smash :3
I wish I cared more about competitive Pokémon. I understand the mechanics, but realistically my appeal with the Pokémon games has been about trying to complete the dex as much as I can. Still never beaten the Battle Frontier or other types of Battle places.
I will try to do the EV and natures with my starter for each game. It used to be easier in X and Y with super training and the Lumiose Triple-Battle Cafe to help grind, but I guess they didn't want to make it too easy for Sun/Moon. Phooey!
Black covered the main series stuff, but if you're interested in the Layton series too, Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright is a great place to get yourself used to both series. It... Takes after the Layton side more than the Wright side, in terms of plot, but the gameplay from both sides is pretty good and you won't get spoiled on major events from either series, the game is entirely stand alone from what I remember!
Perfect, that sounds like the perfect one to try out! I'll be on the lookout next time I'm at Gamestop.
(and after my next paycheck)
TBH, check out Sacred Stones instead of Awakening if you want user friendly.
Awakening is flashy as hell, but it's not the golden starting point people make it out to be, and it requires a bit of lore from other games to full enjoy. It can be played standalone, but it does better once you're a bit more established, if only a bit.
Sacred Stones is a total standalone with the best plot, cast, and the easiest gameplay. Even compared to Awakening. It also introduces branching promotions, which Awakening utilizes.
Sacred Stones is also only 20~ chapters long, with optional post game that's a bit more challenging if you think you have the hang of the game.
Again, cast is a s t o u n d i n g.
As for online... I get nervous in settings that aren't automated. I can do Showdown/YGOPro, but I tend to get really nervous on more manual versions, like Duelingbook/DN tend to be.
Got it, I'll play that one then when I feel like trying out Fire Emblem!
Is Duelingbook still kind of weird? I heard people saying some odd things when it first came out.
I saw mentioned before talk of "favorite track", and that's a real mean question to ask for me. I've played a lot of rogue-likes with very stellar soundtracks. But, if I had to choose I'd go with this song and, really just this album as well: https://www.youtube....ABAB19080A2CA68 and really, choosing this over any good track from Command and Conquer, ESPECIALLY Tiberian Sun is a really hard thing to do for me.
But enough about me; I kinda wanna hear if you guys got any memories like that with new games or games that you discovered, where you were just floored with how much you loved it.
Dude that first track sounds eerily similar to the Batman Beyond intro. Sounds awesome.
That's cool though, I never heard of Descent before but it looks like it would've been fun to play back in the day!
As for me, I'll never forget playing Breath of the Wild this year. I can't remember the last time I got sucked into a game/world like that. I spent basically the entire month of April playing that and also listening to LPs and vlogs posted by Youtubers I follow (TFS and Digibro if anyone cares).
I wish I could 100% it but there's no way in hell I'm gonna hunt down every Korok (check the map of how many are in Hyrule, insanity)
(I also missed taking a picture of Waterblight Ganon so I can never complete the album :T)