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Farsala said:

1- 100+ hours of grinding experience! Finally I can start grinding for items now!

Or you can start another race and class to level up again.

Despite some strong contenders, this game has still defined the MMORPG genre 15+ years later.

World of Warcraft? Which I already wanted to post after the second hint but forgot.



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OK, my game #2 is coming up next, so you need to solve it now.

#2

a) It's all an illusion.

b) Similar to my #1, this game is in a series of spin-off games of a much older gaming series. It is the second installment in this spin-off series.

c) This time you have a buddy. And he gives you high fives for a task well done.

d) The game contains a few dragons.

e) You also can solve quests.

f) And there is also stuff you can build.

#1 Guessed by The_Liquid_Laser: Heroes of Might and Magic III



3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019

Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter

#3
Hint 1: Plusle.

#2
Hint 1: Become paint (no, it's not Splatoon).



Flilix said:
#3
Hint 1: Plusle.

#2
Hint 1: Become paint (no, it's not Splatoon).

#2 Zelda: A link between worlds.



3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019

Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter

Mnementh said:
Flilix said:
#3
Hint 1: Plusle.

#2
Hint 1: Become paint (no, it's not Splatoon).

#2 Zelda: A link between worlds.

Correct!



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Guessed by Keybladewielder

This game is of the quality that the new trilogy should be. 'Knights of the Old Republic' is more "Star Wars" than actual Star Wars movies, besides the original. The writing is exceptional in this game, the dialogue feels like it should've gotten the Literature Nobel Prize. Obviously, there's the game's main twist, which is on par with the movies' "I am your Father" bombshell. And I never saw it coming. On replays, you'll notice all the hints in dialogue and cutscenes that foreshadow the upcoming twist, but on a first play through it flies right by you as you are in awe about all that's happening. In the movies and series there's a couple moments that to me verify 'Knight of the Old Republic' as canon. In 'Rogue One' there's a starship from this game prominently featured, and in the latest episode of 'The Mandalorian' they talk about how in an ancient time an army of Jedi defeated Mandalore. I'd say this obviously refers to the Mandalorian Wars that ended shortly before the events of this game. And this being canon, that makes me happy.



And then... the final game. For the Golden Trophy;

#1: From my favourite series, I still haven't mentioned one absolutely groundbreaking game in either my list or among my honourable mentions.



S.Peelman said:
And then... the final game. For the Golden Trophy;

#1: From my favourite series, I still haven't mentioned one absolutely groundbreaking game in either my list or among my honourable mentions.

Ocarina of Time?



Flilix said:
S.Peelman said:
And then... the final game. For the Golden Trophy;

#1: From my favourite series, I still haven't mentioned one absolutely groundbreaking game in either my list or among my honourable mentions.

Ocarina of Time?

Yes! Congrats on guessing my final game.



#2 Dragon Quest Builders 2
platform Switch
release year 2018
developer/publisher SquareEnix
genre sandbox
links Wikipedia

So, last year Dragon Quest Builders entered my list. This time I knew I wanted the game. So I abstained from the demo, as I didn't want again fall in love with the demo and then have to wait way too long for the game. And you know what? The first game was great and deserves it's spot in the TOP 50, but DQB2 improves it in nearly every area.

And I couldn't get away from it. I tried to get back from work as fast as possible, fired up the Switch to get to DQB2 and played for hours. Only this quest, only that monster, explore this bit, get this material. And before I knew it was four in the morning and I had again not enough sleep time before work. My Switch says I played it for more than 185 hours.

So, how does DQB2 improves over it's predecessor? Well, there is the story. It is much more grand and more cohesive. The chapters aren't that separated anymore. And each chapter is longer. The free to build area is now part of the story as the Isle of Awakening and has also story parts between the chapters. And building enourmous buildings. And landscaping projects. And when you used everything you learned on the Isle of Awakening you are sent to the next chapter to learn more stuff, more room recipes, more items. And you see more stuff. Did I mention the enourmous dungeons you can find? And then there is the endgame, which in itself is bigger than each of the main chapters. And this part of the story is so great too:

Spoiler!
you build a safe space for monsters that fear the destruction and build it into a giant spaceship so the monsters can flee

. Isn't that great? Already in the first area you build

Spoiler!
a magic enourmous tree with stairs built in to reach the top and waterfalls

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The game also improves over the building. You get a lot more tools to build with and modify. For instance replace many blocks at once to change a wall or a floor. You can now color many blocks in lots of different colors. Including some cool light sources. Or now you can take blueprints from everything you see to copy it.

But the best, most meaningful change is that you now have a buddy, Malroth. He is with you from the start of the adventure and becomes fast your pal. He helps actually a lot. He fights with you and makes so fighting less tedious. If you harvest some materials he goes around and harvests more of the same stuff, so that you grind less for needed materials. He is deeply tied into the story. And he gives you high fives for completed tasks. This last bit may sound like nothing - but believe me, once he is separated from you for some time, you really start to miss it.

Really, this game is so great, so fun, so addicting, I don't know if Square can top it in the next game. Hell, I doubt they can get it even as good as this one. But I will be very happy if they do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1aOW2wD7kE



3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019

Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter