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    I understand all too well about distractions. I think the easiest thing to do is simply find the simplest and easiest thing you need to do and start there. Usually for me, I'll get on a roll of productivity if I start like that. Same with exercise. I also try to avoid certain websites nowadays that I know are pointless for me, or in cases like EoFF, I convince myself to only reply to interesting threads or comments and then check out for the day. Struggling with the last one, but I'm at least getting better about noticing when I linger on the forum despite a lack of activity.

    My blood pressure is fine, it was more a figure of speech. Though it does run in my family, so mine could be pretty high for my age and lifestyle.
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    I might be able to relate to that, but I usually try to stay clear of things like that for the sake of my nerves and blood pressure. I'm sorry to hear you're frustrated.

    I'm doing okay, trying and losing a fight to stay on a schedule to be more productive. I keep piling on distractions. Have a minor vacation coming up, so I'm hoping a change of scenery and seeing some old college friends will improve my state of mind.

    How about you, other than the frustration part?
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    Those types of videos help me out sometimes, but I'm usually so picky nowadays that I tend to be more selective. My issue comes from a gotta catch them all mentality so I'll find a new series I like and then proceed to pick up the whole franchise. Kind of the reason I haven't been jumping into Legend of Heroes or some other recommendations that come my way.
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    I get that, and that's why I do regularly replay my older games. My issue is that I binged bought too many games in the past, and I'm having buyers remorse because I haven't even touched any of these games "I just had to have". For the most part, its why I'm trying my best to not buy anything new until I start chipping away at the pile first.
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    I'd been meaning to for awhile. I've been having a blast but I feel I really should focus more on my unplayed games. I've beaten maybe half the games I actually own for the PS4 and haven't even started the other half. I just don't want a repeat of the PS3 where I kept picking up games for it, but never really got around to any of them. Bad habit I started last gen. My Steam list is the worst, which is why I don't bother with Steam sales anymore.
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    I'm still not sure if I'm going to pick that one up. The new content looks interesting and P5 is a solid game, but I'm not in a hurry to play a director's cut version of a game I've already beaten when I still have a crap ton of other games I should be playing. I shouldn't even being playing P5 actually.
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    Congrats, I'm just replaying Persona 5 for now.
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    I see you're drooling over the next Ys game.
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    I probably ill. I did something similar with Portal and I really enjoyed it as well, despite playing it long after it was relevant.
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    I've played maybe twenty minutes of it, and put it aside because the hype was still a bit too strong for my taste. I have it one Steam, and need to get around to it, but it just hasn't been a priority for me at the moment as I have older games to play, and a general aversion to gaming on my PC.
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A Modern Guide to Ys - Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

by Karifean on 01-12-2020 at 12:17 AM


If it's not clear by now, I adore the Ys series. I love how purely fun these games are, I love the simple sense of adventure, and the sense of genuine mystique from uncovering the lore of ancient places of legend. I love the way Falcom humanizes their characters and really makes them feel 'real' in a way other studios' JRPGs struggle to match. And whatever I may have said about Celceta it still is a game that has a lot of that.

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A Modern Guide to Ys - Ys: Memories of Celceta (Ys IV)

by Karifean on 01-03-2020 at 10:09 PM


Time for a quick history lesson! Ys IV's history is a strange one indeed. Back around its initial release there were actually two games that were Ys IV, there was "Ys IV: Dawn of Ys" by Hudson Soft on the PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16) CD-ROM, and then there was "Ys IV: Mask of the Sun" by Tonkin House on the SNES. How did that happen? Well Falcom were in a bit of a situation at

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A Modern Guide to Ys - Ys Seven

by Karifean on 01-03-2020 at 01:37 AM


Heading into the final era of Ys games and in the series' timeline the chronologically last of the localized games so far we have Ys Seven. Released for the PSP in late 2009 and ported to the PC years later, this game marks a heavy departure from earlier titles in the series in terms of graphics, gameplay and storytelling alike. The shift was met with mixed reception, but given all that came out of it, I couldn't be

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A Modern Guide to Ys - Ys Origin

by Karifean on 12-31-2019 at 10:03 PM


Now for perhaps one of the best-known games in the series, Ys Origin has gained quite a bit of notoriety especially on Steam, probably mainly because its Steam trailer is super hype. Does it deserve it? Well, to put it very simply... hell yeah it does.

As mentioned already, in Ys Origin you do not play as Adol. That's because this game is a prequel to the Ys I & II duology,

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A Modern Guide to Ys - Ys: The Oath in Felghana (Ys III)

by Karifean on 12-30-2019 at 10:55 PM


The third Ys game was known in the SNES era as "Wanderers of Ys", and was the game to introduce a lot of the western world to the series. Its reputation overall has been mixed, being a sort of "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link" of the Ys series, ditching the overhead view for a sidescrolling adventure and as already implied not really being about the land of Ys at all anymore,

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