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What games do you play aside from GoW?

I appreciate your taking the time to sate my curiosity :blush:

Ymirrae and I were both in middle school when we (independently—didn’t meet each other until college) got Animal Crossing on Gamecube. Both loved it. But neither of us ever felt like other iterations of the game ever managed to capture that same magic feeling of the first.

This game seems different. From what little I’ve looked into it, it seems like I’d enjoy it. And maybe enough to justify the expense in a way that Sword and Shield, after the heartbreak of the extended-tutorial that was the Alolan region, did not.

The only thing that I didn’t like about the original was the inability to stop some of my favorite animals from leaving. But like you said, that’s just life sometimes :rofl:

But I’ve heard that you can recruit specific critters now? If true—and of I can rerecruit ones who leave, that would definitely be one in the YES, I AM BUYING THIS column.

The graphics also don’t look like I’d have trouble keeping track of my character the way past curvature-style stuff made difficult for my eyes (is the world 3D “flat”, or 3D “round” in this version, would be of interest to me).

Is it a game where she and I would play on the same island, or separate, to have the most fun? Honestly, if possible, we’d probably do both—have a shared island, and one for each of us, respectively :joy:

Purely single-player still, or is simultaneous-play co-op available?

I don’t know—I probably won’t be able to find a Switch for sale anywhere, anyway, but if all the nitty-gritty lines up for me, it’s a strong possibility I’ll try. It’s been too long since I’ve talked to Blathers and collected entire catalogues of digital furniture :laughing:

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FFVIIRemake is amazing and pretty much everything I wanted it to be. Persona 5 Royale will be next.

One nice thing in this game is islanders will not move out unless you take specific actions. People who shift the clock ahead seem to have confirmed they don’t randomly move out, they will always initiate a conversation with you and let you choose to ask them to stay. The one exception is if your island is full, and you do something that forces a new islander to move in, a random one of your islanders will move out to make room. But again, you initiate that action, so it’s up to you.

Recruiting is a little more difficult if you weren’t all-in on the collectorfest that is amiibo. You can use amiibo cards to get any islander you want. If you don’t, there are a few ways you can groom your islanders.

One: there was a campsite in New Leaf that is back. Islanders randomly show up in the campsite and if you talk to them, you might convince them to move in. (These can kick one of your islanders off if you do!)

Two: If you have an empty house, visiting the “mystery islands” (it costs a bit of tough in-game currency to go) will always have an islander on them you can convince to move to your island. So if you hoard up your Nook Miles, you can try to get an islander you like.

Three: If you have an empty house and don’t do one of the options above, a random islander will move into the house.

It’s still that weird cylindrical shape, but I don’t think it’s as pronounced as it was on DS or Wii; those were also hurt by having a relatively low resolution.

This can be a sticking point. There is one save file per Switch console, so if you have only one Switch, you must share an island. There is local co-op play, but no split screen. So you both have to be on the same screen at once, it’s kind of awkward.

One person is the “Resident Representative”. All island progress is tied to that person. So if that person decides they don’t like the game and stop playing… you end up kind of stuck. But it is a little nicer to share an island than it used to be. Not all of the items in Nook’s store go away when you buy them, so you don’t have the “Whoever wakes up first gets the stuff” problem.

I got my wife another Switch so we could play together and it’s been really fun. We visit each others’ islands a lot, and we share a lot of resources. It’s nice to have another player I don’t have to coordinate with over the internet for some things! But like you said, I lucked out and ordered this Switch back in February. Finding one now is a lot harder.

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I live in a cave and started witcher 3: the wild hunt. As cool as the tv show, I picked up goty for $15 on xbox. 4k too

I am back on Live, cruising around WoT crushing 5-year olds in my 38h. Steel Wall isn’t hard to get. Or High Caliber really. But I don’t get Sniper that often with my Spray and Pray style of play.

Message me at XBox GamerTag Chunky Mono. I’ve got a mic, we’ll talk. It’ll be kewl. BF V also available. I never did play Gears IV…might be about time next week instead of Raid.


Want to add that Persona 5 Royal is probably the best game I’ve ever played, bar none.

I’m a big Assassin’s Creed fan. Now I’m playing Origins and, despite the drastic gameplay change, I’m loving it. Even if I’m one of those nostalgic players that wears Altaïr or Ezio’s outfit in all the games :smiley:

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I loved the original AC. Xbox Games with Gold offered Styx: Shards of Darkness this past winter. It was similar stealth gameplay to the original, but with no real combat options, and with a wise-cracking Goblin that took shots at Altair and his bales of hay. Goblin main character was a nice change from all the Elf-based games out there.

I took a break from WoT these past three weeks to see what all these campaign tasks/elite pass had to offer. Burnt out on those, I return to Tanks to find they now have a Season Pass as well. (plus Stone Cold what is happening to games I loved? Steve Austin).

At least I still have Hexid HD from original 360. Current high score is ranked 294 Marathon mode, but I’d been playing offline here and there for 6 months. Finally hauled 360 down to modem to upload score (and challenge top 100), but game over-writes with last saved online game noooo! Did the “King of Kong” ever have these issues?

Minecraft Dungeons has been fun. Working on ilvl reminds me of my WoW exploits.

And it took all day, but RDR2 finally finished download from Game Pass. Time to see if the South Park hype was justified. Gotta do something until the next GW…might as well hunt some Grizzly.

gl hf

I’m on Xbox, I like halo 1,2,3, odst, & reach also halo wars is awesome too. I recommend trying smite. I really like that game & its free to play & its cross platform with PC, ps4, Xbox, switch, & steam. I’m surprised how much it grew on me, check it out you might like it too. Gow is a great game too. Most of my gaming time is spent on gow & smite with a dash of halo.

Grand Theft Auto Online, Blood Bowl 2, and Mutant Football League.

You ask about video games? Because I play mahjong, but not online only, live games as well. Mostly MCR (Chinese Official), sometimes Riichi. Prefer at least 2 round games, hanchans in Riichi, but 4 rounds, 16 deals are better - standard for MCR.

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Having lots of fun with game pass atm. Sniper elite 4, plague innocence, PES 2020 and the excellent Hellblade (highly recommended) whose sequel will be launching with xbox series x. Next up I am hitting RDR2 with the odd foray into Halo and gears 4 (gears 5 is a mess). I just don’t enjoy grinding gems like I once did…the time commitment is far too excessive.

I’m gonna join in :smiley:
I’m playing a lot of Dauntless - dat grind.
I’m also playing Animal Crossing and in general just more party games lately as we’re not allowed to leave the house at the moment so we’ve picked up Moving Out, Overcooked, Think of the Children and Heave Ho again.

I also picked up a traitor game like Werewolf called Project Winter recently which is fun if you have some friends to play with.

I still need to finish RDR2, I ended up just going hunting a lot because I have fun doing everything but the main quest lines in RPGs lol…

I’m thinking of restarting Horizon Zero Dawn from scratch as I love it but didn’t get very far last time due to the running off doing random stuff instead of following the main questline.

Currently looking at board games that are good for 2 people to add more things we can do at home to the list :slight_smile:

@TheCuillin I’ve got up to Sniper Elite 3 but I just got out of my shooter obsession for awhile so haven’t played 4 yet, how is it? I go through weird phases where I’ll only play one type of game obsessively for ages, then I’ll just drop it and shift gears completely.

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It’s pretty good. The fuhrer dlc let’s you assassinate Hitler in all sorts of ways, including a casserole lol.

Bananagrams can be pretty fun with only two people :slightly_smiling_face:

Free-form Scrabble, basically. More fun when you have two or three bags of tiles rather than one, to make giant word webs.

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SET the game
Great for 1 or more players, pick up and play any time for minutes or hours. Get good while in quarantine and then you can be SUPER ANNOYING as your friends learn how to play.


I highly recommend Qwirkle and Blokus. You might like Dominion, has many different expansions.
As @XLS78 mentioned above, Set is great, I have Five Crowns, Quiddler and Karma from Set Enterprises.
These are the most played games between my hubby and I .

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@Kafka here is one I think you may enjoy looks like it would give some good laughs.

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Wow wasn’t expecting so many suggestions! Thanks everyone! omg @Ghaleon that game looks funny, will check it out in the store, I need to get an SD card for my Switch still first though D:

“Bunch of slack jawed Elveses around here. Mak’Gora will make you a GW Paragon, just like me.” chunky mono

If this video doesn’t get you amped for this week’s GW, you ain’t Orc. (rated M for Mature) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEZ38oFsNH4

And I realize I’m mashing up Orcs from various games, but in order to speak to its equal, an Orc is forced to find versions from other games.

I just bought another 3 month live game pass, and moved me olde 360 to the hardwire, while using a router me bruh gave me for the Xbox 1, so if any be interested in seeing my Orc Band 3 avatar, hit me up. I truly do have a lovely singing voice yo.

I’m also straight up lovable, and don’t want to have to kick a goblin, but dang it, they just refuse to read guild chat. And it turns out we did have a response to our Mak’Gora. Mak'Gora anyone? Ask for invite...(Xbox 1 required)