Recently purchased and played through Sonic Mania
. I did get some enjoyment from it (mainly from the high number and variation of bosses), but it also reminded me of the things that frustrate me about Sonic. It's a good game, Sonic just isn't for me.
Played a bit of Detective Pikachu
. So far, it's a charming and funny game and I really like the personality and voice of Pikachu. The gameplay doesn't have too terribly much depth to it (it basically feels like a beginner version of Ace Attorney or Phoenix Wright), but I think it can get away with it, simply because of how refreshing and enjoyable it otherwise is.
Also spontanously decided to preorder Ni no Kuni II
and am really loving it so far. I'm playing it on my PS4 Pro and it's running on stable 60 FPS there (on a 1080p monitor). That's how games should be played. So far, almost everything about this game is terribly charming and enjoyable. Basically, it's pretty much a traditional J-RPG, without many of the drags and chorse of traditional J-RPGs. An action-based battle system really works well for the game and makes for a good flow (although I think they could have handled the world map way better, but it's still bearable there).
Also finally found time to play some Iconoclasts
again and the game just gets better minute by minute. The bosses in the game are still the most amazing part. So far, I don't think there was a single boss which was painfully obvious, yet there also wasn't a boss which was ridiculously cryptic and illogical. All bosses so far could be figured out from either logic or from trying all of capabilities, yet many of them weren't so obvious that you looked at them and immediately knew what to do (aka almost all Nintendo bosses ever).
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