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Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.6 Tsumihoroboshi:
Trying not to write spoilers…
This is “officially” the answer arc to chapter 1.
however as the description as to what happens in chapter 1 is not nearly as exciting as the answer arc to chapter 2 and while it would be interesting to re do the whole arc like some of the other answers its not as story friendly. This arc chooses to focus on an entirely different plot/story using something that happens in it to answer the questions raised in Onikakushi-hen. It also answers some questions relating to the overarching plot-line (while bringing up more questions than it answers)
All in all this is one of the stronger arcs and one of my favorites.
also not really a spoiler but- This arc appears to be the first one with a happy ending…until you read one of the tips which reveal the true ending. “The manga has Furude Rika tease the reader that he had his “happy ending but decided to turn the page.”
I’m surprised I liked this as much as I did. I got it for the multiplayer but was challenged to play it in this months POP and went through the main story as well.
This game looks better than the first one but falls short to it in nearly everything. I really liked Bleed 1 and Bleed 2 is still a good game but its just a bit less fun the levels are too easy and other than 2 of the bosses I went through most of the game without dying/never had to restart a level and I didn’t care much for the story even though its just an excuse for the action.
Recently I got a few horror top-down/rpgmaker games for my GF to play/me to watch.
3.5 hours, 25 of 27 achievements
Was really well done. It created a spooky atmosphere had nice art and other than the screams being really annoying it was a fun experience.
1.9 hours, 1 of 17 achievements
I’ve had this on my wish-list for years now but its never gone more than 30% on sale so I finally caved and used some humble store credits to make it cheaper…haven’t gotten very far into it (only beat chapter 1) but its real nice so far.
The Crooked Man:
0.9 hours, 4 of 27 achievements
Creepy but the mechanics are slightly annoying/ having to check every single area before you hit the specific spot that makes the story progress.
Other than the rest of the crooked man series are there any other good games in this genre? does anyone recommend anything?
Sad Update about dropping.
I just went through my second ABC plan and replaced all the dropped games…in my first plan I just continued through anything dropped but I had already dropped like a third of the new plan…
since the start of this year I’ve been dropping quite a few games.
for various reasons I just dont want to play them anymore.
and some games are trash so I can safely drop them without any worry but other should be good games and its sad that I just can’t get in them…
A few games I’ve dropped recently.
Dreamfall Chapters: I’ve been challenged to play this 3-4 times now. Its a steamgifts win so I have another reason to want to finish this…but for some reason I just can’t get into it…I like story based games and this is popular but I just dont like it. I keep starting it and then 15 minutes later quitting it and doing something else.
The dialog is dumb and simultaniously childish and adult…like it moves from stupid to dark at the drop of a hat. in the first chapter/prolog you walk past people having nightmares-a women crying about her aborted baby or someone trapped in a burning building and you just say “thats so sad, rest in peace dreamer” and the way you say it just sounds fake…
like there are dark themes and the way you say things is worse than alot of fanfictions I’ve read…it wouldn’t be a big deal but its a story based game and dialog is an important part of that…
GOD EATER RESURRECTION: I’m 7(?) hours in and I feel like I’ve seen all the game has to offer…this game reauses the same gameplay loop over and over again and even though there are varried weapons and monsters everything melds together and feels the same…I had fun for about a hour and then slowly lost intrest over the next few. Also remembering LastM’s review saying it made him dislike gaming for awhile I dont want to go through that.
Wings of Vi: This game is too hard…and not in a satisfying way. Super meat boy is hard but the controls are tight enough that if you die you feel like its your fault…this game is full of cheap unavoidable damage sources and the platforming looks fine at first glance but plays really annoyingly. After like a hour of playing it straight my hands started hurting and while people in fourms just state “git gud” but unlike Dark Souls it just comes off as “learn to deal with it” instead of “try and get better”.
I get that its marketed as a hard game but dead cells is hard while remaining fun and this game is just hard.
Killer is Dead: I honestly dont think I like hack and slash games very much…I loved Nier, and had loads of fun with DMC, but I think that was due to the story/graphics and movement/grappling hooks respectivly. This game has higher production quality than I thought going into it but its not enough to make me want to continue…its also making me reconsider other hack and slash games I’ve been wanting to try…
welp these past few days I’ve dropped two of this months POP games…no chance on me dropping the third I’ve been wanting to read higurashi CH.6 for awhile but I still feel kinda guilty…sorry LastM 🙏
mid year stats… skip if your eyes roll over at the thought of numbers.
of the games I’ve played in 2019 so far I’ve completed 8 games and beaten 19 (also dropped 11).
looking at the licenses page on steam (removing DLC) I’ve gained +28 games to my backlog…I barely feel like I’m making a dent in my backlog but hey if you include dropping titles I didn’t like I’m down 10 games. - progress!
Also if you take my unplayed+unfinished from September (171) and my current UP+UF (133) I’ve made a solid 38 game dent in my backlog.
Its not nearly enough and if I follow my current pace it will take years before my backlog is gone. :/ (~20% ~5 years?)
my gaming resolution for 2019 was to halve my unstarted and unfinshed games this year. (from 80 down to 40) and (66 down to 33)…and 5 months in I’m at (57 and 76)
soo… 58% of my unstarted goal and like -30% of my unfinished goal…
The reason for this goal was to not just shove all my games into the unfinished category and to equally work on my unfinished stuff… I’m failing in that regard. maybe 50% was too optimistic but -30% is worse than even maintaining 0%… I guess I can look to the 18% overall decrease as a positive even if its againsed my goal…anyways on to games.
Played since my last post.
Detention: is a horror point and click game with cool effects and graphics but a tendency to fail in the standard adventure game way…by making nonsensical puzzles and forcing you to break out a guide at times.
for example: At one point you need to read stuff scribbled on a desk…so you find a dead body hanging by his feet and slit his throat with a box cutter to fill a bowl with blood and use that to do a charcoal(blood substituted) print of the desk…thoroughly creepy but what? how was I supposed to figure that out
ahh…I thought I could do this game.
honestly Ik its the point of it but I reached a so called check point where a L ledge protected you from falling back down and then while trying to get up past it fell all the way back to the bottom and rage quit…
[ game wise I'm only playing dead cells. :3 ]
I haven’t read much in years and years.
I grew out of it a decade or so ago and while I’ve read a few novels since then (I read the Game of Thrones series a few years ago and read as much Brandon Sanderson as I could whenever a new novel came out cause I have to keep on top of my favorite author) I’ve mostly just read webtoons or VN and not nearly with the same sort of compulsion as when I was a kid.
So I recently went on a spree of obsessively adding all the books I remember reading as a kid to my goodreads account…so much time trying to find stuff and I’ve probably missed loads but I think I found most of the important books. 🡆goodreads account🡄
and I want to try reading more again.
but I’m quickly finding my tastes have changed…I reread dirk gently’s holistic detective agency and while it was okay I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I did years ago…and I’ve dropped the two other books I was given for Christmas (Whiplash River and Possible Side Effects)
does anyone have any book recommendations? I’m excited to read Oathbringer as soon as I can but other than that I don’t know what my tastes are any more.
I’m going to try and read a book every month this year (screwed up the challenge on goodreads by reading a few short stories but thats my plan)
smol unimportant update of VN and dead cells
This month me (and gf) have played a lot of Dead Cells…and not much else.
its soooo good and I need to figure out this new dlc like do I need to use a boss cell to get to the cavern or what cause hard mode is to hard for my weak self…
other then that I finished some VN mostly for challenge me/pop’s
and I gotta say of them I really liked One Small Fire at a Time. It surprised me how nice it was I would wholly recommend it to anyone who has it tucked away in thire library somewhere.
However while Eden* and Fault are in no ways bad VN I could barely get through them finding myself skipping ahead in parts whenever I got bored (holding skip for 5 sec every once in a while). Eden is visually amazing and the story is melancholy but one thats feels generic if you’ve watched a lot of drama’s and sci-fi anime/novels/whatever. its character based but I couldn’t find myself caring about either of the two main characters.
Fault 2 feels like it should be better than my memories of 1 I really like stories of magic but I liked the first novel and disliked this
even though I kept thinking “hey thats cool. “
crashing to desktop hasn’t been overdone in games yet right?…
so I wanna chalk it up to me not being in the right mood for it and not it being a bad story.
price is well worth its free price…fun but not noteworthy I guess I’d describe it
I played more games than I planned and while I didn't manage to make it a nice 100 I changed my goal near the end to be 123 and I made that
so hey- 123 games played (started/dropped/beaten)
I failed moving my average cheevo completion up dont know what I was thinking or how I thought I could make that...its still at 50%
as for not buying any games for myself...I was weak and bought the answer arc for umineko as soon as I finished teh question arcs.
but other than that and a few small things that bareelyyy count I haven't broken it..
now seeing as how I have other things on my mind I dont have as much time for games this upcoming year. However my new resolutions.
Ompromptu Gaming Resolutions for 2019
- Continue doing a PoP and a challenge me every month :3
- half my unstarted and unfinshed games this year. (from 80 down to 40) and (66 down to 33)
I’ve finally finished Umineko…and with it I’ve finished my ABC Plan…finally
Umineko When They Cry - Question ArcsABC ~plan
22/22 achivements 54 hrs playtime
Umineko is by far the longest VN I’ve read and by far my favorite…and fuck do I want the answer arcs now cause I’m super invested at this point.
Higurashi is a great series and I definitely would say I liked reading and watching it. The way it makes you think of theories and supports all sorts of wild thinking (is it aliens? a conspiracy? a curse? demons? a bunch of hyper intelligent squirrels?) however Umineko blows it out of the water in the way it twists and turns what could be happening at any given moment.
Without any real spoilers a general synopsis of Umineko is that (its a separate story from Higurashi) that from the very start introduces its witch and sets her up playing a game with a fervent anti magic believer.
A group of people are trapped on a island in a storm in a cliche isolated from the rest of the world mystery trope and then begin to get killed in all sorts of ways. the witch claims stuff was done through magic and her opponent continues to claim every person killed in a locked room was done so with traps or someone hiding and leaving the room after everyone investigated and went away etc…
the deaths become more and more fantastically set up and the arguments used to explain their deaths get more and more twisted- a play on words with the characters borrowing fallacy’s or famous sayings to try and support their point…and really the whole thing is fascinating and I love it.
With this I’m done the last game in my ABC Plan however from the very start the point of my plan was to provide me with something to play once I finished any challenge me/monthly theme/pop games I was playing for the month.
…and with this list finished I need to make a new one.
For now my new ABC Plan is this tentative list!
A Hat in Time
GOD EATER RESURRECTION
Japanese School Life
Killer is Dead
Murdered: Soul Suspect
Ori and the Blind Forest
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.02
Yomawari: Night Alone
with nearly ever game chosen from unfinished challenge me’s or simply my unfinished category its extra motivation to go back to them even while pushing through the new additions.
(not going find extra games to fill missing letters and not going force myself to beat each game (if I don’t like it/am not having fun I’ll drop them) however I am enforcing they have to be played in order…that’s the only way this plan works for me cause its point is to remove the indecision of picking a game to play.)(anything challenged to play outside of the order is fair game however)
Finally I just want to say have a happy spooktober with spooks to all and all a good fright.
Random Stats cause I’m dumb and like them…first time doing something like this- no buli
Today (16 September 2018)
A year ago/earliest snapshot I can find of my profile (15 August 2017 to be exact)
Important point I want to bring out of this…My unfinished games are identical (88) even though I’ve since increased my game count by 146 games…so at least it hasn’t gotten any worse…but with how stagnant it is it sure hasn’t gotten better :/
sure percentage wise its increased and on the bar it looks alot smaller but looking at pure game count I’m lacking in progress.
I’ve been playing around looking at all my stats on Completionist.Me for hours now and in terms of playing (judging by unlocks) last year (2017) was the most consistent/I played the most. this year is close after…sadly I was at 50% library “completed” (only started games only achievement wise) till just recently when I dropped back to 49% :/