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Two games that come to mind is A Link to the Past and Final Fantasy 7

I played ALttP last year when it was out on NSO, and was a bit surprised how well it holds up today. Despite playing ALBW first, I definitely enjoyed ALttP more. Really shows how 2D Zelda hasn't changed much since this game

This year, I went on an FF spree by finishing FF12, 10, 9 and finally 7. Despite playing the games backwards, I was surprised how much I enjoyed FF7 since I was honestly expecting it to be an overhyped bandwagon game. It's a fantastic game but the minigames are a bit overboard.



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vivster said:
Very few games actually lived up to the hype when I played them. That's especially true for Final Fantasy games where the general population seems to love the ones I dislike the most and vice versa. I usually don't check out games that are years old, no matter how hyped they are.

I recently tried Yakuza 0 as my first Yakuza game and it is the biggest positive surprise I've had with a game. It completely sold me on the whole franchise. There is a thread coming about this soon.

I really hope they port Yakuza 0 to Switch eventually. It looks right up my alley but as a Nintendo only dude I've never actually had a way to play (except PC I guess, but I don't play anything except Sims 1 once a year and Civ from time to time on there)



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RingoGaSuki said:
vivster said:
Very few games actually lived up to the hype when I played them. That's especially true for Final Fantasy games where the general population seems to love the ones I dislike the most and vice versa. I usually don't check out games that are years old, no matter how hyped they are.

I recently tried Yakuza 0 as my first Yakuza game and it is the biggest positive surprise I've had with a game. It completely sold me on the whole franchise. There is a thread coming about this soon.

I really hope they port Yakuza 0 to Switch eventually. It looks right up my alley but as a Nintendo only dude I've never actually had a way to play (except PC I guess, but I don't play anything except Sims 1 once a year and Civ from time to time on there)

I really hope they port it to the Switch, the gameplay lends itself perfectly to a portable device.



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Bloodborne. I bought it in 2016. My first Souls game. Tried it a few times over the years. Failed misserably and got super frustrated. Tried it again this April. And it finally made click. What. A. Game. I would play it forever. It's... so addictive. Like the blood was for the hunters. It didn't matter that I died over and over. The world, the music and the gameplay captivated me so much that I would always come back for more.

The hype was well deserved. One of the most exquisite videogame experiences I've ever experienced in my life.



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Does demon souls count? Never played the ps3 one, but the ps5 one is great.



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