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4/10/18
4:38 PM
1

If you like Hollow Knight and you’re not QUITE masochistic enough to stick with it, try Ori and the Blind Forest. Where Hollow Knight can make itself difficult AND tedious (I still love it, but it’s worth calling it out), I felt that Ori was perfect. Often tough, always satisfying, never frustrating. A wonderful game.

4/10/18
12:09 PM
1

The Trial of the Fool is immensely frustrating and difficult (the name is truly apt).

4/10/18
11:22 AM
1

Really happy to see Hollow Knight being used as the example here. As someone who had never been into “challenging” games, or Metroidvanias for that matter, this title came out of nowhere and quickly became an all time favorite.

4/10/18
9:17 AM
1

I recently played through Celeste and loved how punishing it was. Finishing felt incredibly well earned. However, I have never really enjoyed games like Dark Souls. I think the difference is that Celeste doesn’t really have enemies. The challenge is in figuring out each room and perfecting the platforming. For me,

3/29/18
12:45 PM
1

As long as it feels fair. Basically, if I can convince myself their’s a chance that I blew to win a fight, I love it.

3/29/18
11:07 AM
2

Far Cry has never been a magnum opus where the story or characters are concerned.

3/28/18
7:05 AM
2

I didn’t actually find Hollow Knight particularly difficult. Since it’s a Metroidvania the difficulty curve kinda slopes downward as you get the requisite movement abilities, especially the double jump. I will agree with you on the Lost Kin though, that fight drove me completely insane. Also if you want to beat the

3/22/18
1:07 PM
2

So, I’m going to disagree with a few bits to the pretty valid reasoning you have here.

3/22/18
12:20 PM
1

I classify as millennial, though I don’t like it. 30, with a 3 year old, and the Switch just ... Doesnt do anything for me. I haven’t seen a driving reason to buy one, aside from Zelda and Mario, and grabbing a new system for 2 games is... Not fiscally wise. I still look at it and think the portable aspect sacrificed

3/22/18
11:20 AM
1

I have a switch. My biggest issue is the accessories are too expensive and we rarely if ever get discounts or sales like PS4. But I’m sure it’ll happen eventually. Also it’s way too fragile. I dropped my switch from 2 feet in the air and it broke my joycons. And yes I have a case. No it isn’t a nerf case. I was able

3/22/18
10:40 AM
1

I thought this too. Im 37. I got a switch literally yesterday. Significant other wanted to watch TV after dinner...I pulled the switch out played on that rather than the tv. Went to get ready for bed and rather than fn around on my tablet or phone, played a bit more on the switch. Its where gaming and screen use is

3/22/18
10:32 AM
2

Your observations about millennials growing up with tech is pretty spot-on, so I can’t really fault your logic. I’m a Gen-X-er myself, and I find the Switch intensely appealing. I believe this is because I fall into another demographic that the Switch works well for: parents of toddlers. Kid wants to watch Paw Patrol?

3/22/18
9:56 AM
1

I love the switch but rarely use it as a portable device just because of my lifestyle these days. I used to ride the train for an hour a day and I had a PSP which was perfect for that. The Switch would also be great but I no longer take the train so I don’t have two 30 minute periods of time where I am free to use a

3/22/18
9:20 AM
1

I was born in ‘79 and I agree. I’ve just never been into mobile gaming. I bought a Switch on release day and I’ve not had it out of its dock for more than 15 minutes since I hooked it up.