Narelle Ho Sang
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Narelle is a freelance writer with a New York State of Mind. She's an admin of Kotaku's TAY Blog, where she can be found musing about JRPGs, music and doing this ಠ_ಠ. Reach her on Twitter.
8/28/19
7:17 PM
1

There are quite a few. Witcher 3. Persona 5. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Those are probably the most notable ones. They’re all great, and they all just might be way too long. A game being 80-100 hours long is just too daunting to me. I do play all three occasionally and try to chip away at them, but I haven’t gotten a Read more

8/27/19
11:33 AM
1

I really hope they make a PS4 port of the game.  I can’t recall the last time I picked up a controller to play something myself (I always end up helping my son play Lego _____ ) but this seems like something I’d actually get into.  I don’t think my mid-level PC build from a few years ago will do well with the game.  Read more

8/26/19
1:08 PM
1

Dark souls 2 and 3. I love the souls series and I finished bloodborne. Im just in a different place now. Time alludes me. I can only play games when my kids are sleeping and I don’t have to go to work the next day. Lately I have just been watching anime instead of trying to complete these games 😂

8/26/19
11:55 AM
1

A lot. I have some sort of problem. I play and enjoy a game. Get near to the end and then and then just stop. Read more

8/26/19
8:45 AM
1

Every Dragon Quest game ever. They are fun and interesting and pull me in at the start, but they end up being a bit of a slog near the end and I always loose interest.

8/26/19
8:36 AM
1

So weird to see this - I happened to start up New Game+ for Persona 5 this weekend. I loved it the first time around but can tell it will be even better with the carry-overs. No need to worry about planning out my calendar to max my stats, no need to worry about running out of SP in Mementos/Palaces since I have my SP Read more

8/26/19
7:56 AM
1

The World Ends With You. I love the game’s story and characters, even so much to have the Reaper symbol tattooed on my forearm. But I hate the actual gameplay, and I have zero motivation to play anything more than what’s needed to enjoy the story.

8/26/19
5:21 AM
1

Almost all of the open world games, unfortunately... I have started and played till almost the midpoint of HZD, Dark Souls 3, ACO, Witcher 3 Blood and Wine, FF12, Prey, Kingdom Come Deliverance, RDR 2 just to name the basic stuff I want to complete at one point or another. I actually really like them all, problem is Read more

8/26/19
4:53 AM
1

Yeah my ps4 hdd died and last year and it took my 60hrs dq11 save along with it(forgpt to back up on psn) .. It sucks that i had replay the entire game but the worst part about replaying it was that u cant skip the cutscenes. 

8/26/19
4:48 AM
1

Actually just when u think the story is about to end, it continues for abit more.

8/26/19
1:25 AM
3

The immediate beginning of the game kinda sets you loose without any clear direction, but the discoveries breadcrumb into each other incredibly well. Once you find one discovery, it naturally serves as a bridge to the rest of the other content in the game, and the more pieces you unlock behind the mystery, the more Read more

8/25/19
7:28 PM
5

This game is definitely up there for me on GOTY lists, and up there for contender as game of the generation. It just does something that so few games do - exploration and discovery as a means of progress - and does so without the least bit of (intended) violence. Each new bit you explore you find out more and more Read more

8/25/19
7:08 PM
6

Buying this game tonight goddammit! I didn’t even read past the spoiler warning. I’ve been circling around this game for over a month, I don’t know why I’ve been holding out.

8/25/19
4:52 PM
5

My sister and I have both played BotW separately (though I refuse to beat Gannon yet) and thoroughly enjoyed it. We are now working through it a second time while sharing the controller, literally. She holds the left half while I hold the right. It’s hilarious and great for building communication skills!

8/25/19
2:12 PM
2

You could always do a training montage and surprise her by pulling the same thing on her :P

8/25/19
1:59 PM
11

Outer Wilds still is my GOTY for 2019, and honestly I don’t think any other game coming out this year will be able to take its position at the top. Read more