I need help, for real
<quote user="LilredRubes">Yea distractions aren't great but it's hard to do much of anything else yknow? But I'm trying my best to handle it, I'll get there eventually, thank you ❤️
<quote user="MRWATERNOOSE">hol up is this for real? ima kinda worried</quote> most certainly for real yea.. in hindsight I realize posting this probably was unwise and unnecessary, but yea</quote>
No, it’s good to find help wherever you can. If this is a place you feel safe and comfortable saying this kind of stuff (which believe me, it takes a lot of courage to do, and I’m glad you did,) then it’s good that you do it. Putting your true emotions out there, no matter how rough they might be, is one of the biggest steps you have to take if you want to get better.
I need help, for real
I spent 8 years in a deep depression, and I know far too well what it’s like to feel like there isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel. Life is unapologetically brutal, but that doesn’t mean you have to let it beat you down. Happiness isn’t something you find over night. It can take a long time to feel the way you want to, but the second you get there, you won’t regret a second of anything before that. One day the moment will come when you see the raw beauty of yourself and the world around you, and you’ll know that everything will always be okay in the end. There’s no rush trying to ge there though. Remember that every single day is a new chance to work towards a better tomorrow, and there’s no need to punish yourself if it takes a long time. Eventually you’ll get there, and we’ll all be damn proud of you when you do. Think about it is way, anyone can climb a mountain, but it’s gonna take everyone a different amount of time. Some people might spend their whole lives trying to reach the summit, but there’s absolutely no shame in that. As long as you do your best to climb just a little bit higher up every day, then you’ll be living your life to it’s fullest, and there will always be someone who will help lift you back up if you fall a little, even if you can’t see them yet. Stay strong man. I mean I when I say that you can do this.
What’s your opinion of Akechi
I think that Akechi plays a critical role in presenting a moral dilemma for the player, and giving the player a reason to side with the Phantom Thieves. Don really get why people particularly love or hate him, but I think his presence adds a great dynamic to the game’s story.
Life doesn’t get any better than this
Lnari’s Top Ten Games of the Decade
I would also like to add that Persona 5 and Breath of the wild would have filled the number 2 and 3 spots respectively if I hadn’t set these rules for my list. 2017 was honestly such a good year for video games, that I could probably make a respectable “best of the decade list” that only has games from that year alone.
Lnari’s Top Ten Games of the Decade
2: Grand Theft Auto V (2013)
I didn’t get the hype behind GTA. I had played through GTA IV well before this, and as much as I enjoyed it, I felt that there was still plenty of room for improvement. When GTA V came out, it broke every boundary, and set the standard for hey video game to come after it. It’s actually a relatively flawed game. The controls are weird at times, the game glitches far more than it should, and the online took YEARS to finally be as fun as it should have been from the beginning, but despite all that, there is NOTHING else like it. GTA V might just have the best writing and characters of any game ever made. The story is a sharp commentary of the American Dream, and that alone makes it woudth playing, but it’s the small things that make GTA V the masterpiece that it is. So much care is put into every last detail of this massive game. It’s been seven years now, and I’m still discovering new things, laughing at new jokes, and playing regularly with friends. If that isn’t the sign of a brilliant game, then I don’t know what is.
1: Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey is the best video game ever made, and I say that with zero hyperbole. Mario has been the standard bearer for video games since the release of the original Super Mario Bros, and 35 years later, nothing has changed. Every single time I play Mario Odyssey, I feel like a young child. I’ve logged hundreds of hours into this game, and it’s still as magical as the first time I played. There’s no nostalgia that it brings back. There’s no flaws that I’m willing to overlook. There’s not even just respect for what it did “at the time.” Super Mario Odyssey is as close to perfect of a game as I’ve ever played. It’s a game about jumping, just like it always has been, but jumping has never been more fun. There are a million ways to move around these worlds, and every single one of them is exciting and fun. This game rewards you for experimenting and pushing its limits like no game I’ve ever played before. For now, in my eyes, Super Mario Odyssey is the panicle of what video games can be. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had playing a game, and probably the most fun I’ll have playing a game for years to come.
Lnari’s Top Ten Games of the Decade
5: Stardew Valley (2016)
Stardew Valley is kind of an anomaly. There is next to NOTHING about this game that sounds fun on paper, but despite the hundreds of hours I’ve spent on my farms, ive never felt bored for a second of it. Stardew Valley is a rewarding experience, and one that requires a lot of patience. As I get older, I find it harder and harder to eat sucked into a game the way I used to as a kid, but Stardew Valley saw me burning days of my life away, both on my own and with friends, and I don’t regret a single second of it. This game would be a massive accomplishment for a AAA studio, but the fact that this whole thing was put together by one guy is something I don’t think we’ll EVER see the likes of again.
4: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Smash Ultimate is the the best fighting game ever made, and a sincere love letter to any and every game that came before it, especially Nintendo Ganesh I don’t need to tell you how good this game is. Anyone who is anyone has already gone off for hours about how great this game is. It’s a must-own not just for any Switch owner, but anyone who likes video games.
3: Shovel Knight (2014)
This game just about came out of nowhere, and changed the idea of an indie game forever. While studios like Mojang and Insomnia have moved on to huge projects and big bucks, Yacht Club Games have remained exactly what they were since the beginning. A team of passionate, talented, and brilliant minds who pour their hearts and souls into this game almost six years later. Shovel Knight is the most well-rounded game I’ve ever played. No matter how many times I go back and replay each game (THAT THE DEVS LITERALLY GIVE YOU FOR FREE,) I never get bored. Shovel Knight excels in every department. There isn’t a single missed step in this game, and as the years go on, it only gets better. For my money, this is the best indie game ever made, and will probably remain the best for awhile.
Lnari’s Demise pt 1
I just finished playing through the opening of Deadly Premonition for the first time, and I think I’m gonna continue to post about my experience with this game (if it’s okay with the mods,) because I can tell that this is gonna be something else. There are three major things thanks stuck out to me immediately, so I’ll run through them real quick. First, the graphics are laughable at best, and disturbing at worst. Secondly, it didn’t take much time for me to realize that a lot of love and passion actually went into this game and it’s been story. Whoever put this all clearly had a vision, a crazy stupid vision. Third, and most importantly, this game is utter horseshit. Almost every basic fundamental of this game is awkward, confusing, obnoxious, and sometimes uptight wrong. If any of it’s features were good, it would make the rest stick out as being especially bad, but somehow, its consistent awfulness actually becomes a little charming pretty quickly. As terrible as this game is, I can already tell that I’m on a have a fun time with it, for better or for worse. The writing is laughable; the voice acting is abysmal, and the characters are outright dumb, but it’s all so authentic and passionate that I can’t help but admire it a little. I’m not quite sure how I feel yet, but this might end up being quite the beautiful dumpster fire. If nothing else, it’ll be good for some cheap laughs.
Lnari’s game time (+recommendations)
Hey, so I’ve been killing a lot of my time playing games that I’ve had for awhile, but never got around to diving into, and I wanted to share my thoughts on a few of my recent favorites!
Probably the biggest surprise of the bunch for me was just how much fun I had with Golf Story. With the graphical style and easy-going feeling of Stardew Valley, the quirky humor and clever writing of games like Earthbound and Undertale, and the simple but fun golfing mechanics you’d expect from a game like this, I can honestly say that Golf Story is one of the better RPG’s I’ve played lately.
•Crypt of the Necrodancer
Holy shit, I feel stupid for waiting so long to play this one. As a fan of dungeon crawlers like Binding of Isaac and Enter the Gungeon, as well as a sucker for rhythm games, Crypt of the Necrodancer is a no-brainer. It’s just as fun and exciting as it sounds, and quite difficult at times. This is a game for the patient man, but boy is it worth it if you’re a fan of this style of game.
Celeste is a game that I told myself I’d play back when it first came out, but I just never found the time for. I expected a challenging platformer akin to Super Meat Boy, but what I got blew me away. While you’ll certainly find yourself with difficult and precise jumps, and hundreds upon hundreds of deaths piled up afterwards, what really drives this game home for me is the narrative. Yes, it’s one of the best 2D platformers in recent memory, but it’s gameplay is equaled by a beautiful and simple story of overcoming anxiety, depression, and the ghosts of your past. No matter how hard it became o make certain jumps, I kept willing myself to push forward to see Madeline reach her goals, and as far as storytelling goes, this is one of the most simple and rewarding stories I’ve ever played through. Able to accomplish more in a few hours than most games can, this is an absolute masterpiece of retro-style games. I couldn’t recommend it enough.
•Animal Crossing: Nee Horizons
Obviously you don’t need to tell me to tell you how good the new Animal Crossing game is. I’ll keep this one short, because I know it’s been talked about to death, but it really is the perfect game to keep you sane during quarantine,
Superhot is by far the best action game I’ve played in VR yet. If you own a VR system, and you haven’t picked up Superhot yet, don’t waste anymore time, because it’s just as good as it’s hyped up to be. Superhot brings one of the most unique approaches to an action game I’ve ever seen, and takes full advantage of its VR environment. I’ve never played a game quite like it, and I’m happy to say that I’ve yet to regret the purchase of my Oculus Quest.
•Shadow of the Colossus Remastered
I remember a lot of people seeming disappointed when this game cane out, and I couldn’t tell you for the life of me why. If you’ve never played Shadow of the Colossus, this is undoubtedly the definitive way to play it. The updated graphics do wonders for the game’s sense of spectacle, and while it’s still about as janky as the original, it’s well worth your time and money to experience/remember one of the most important games of the PS2 era.
The cum jar is full. I have no reason to continue.
Alright, I need every member of the Phansite to describe their boobs to me using ONLY a pic of them.
Lnari’s Top Ten Games of the Decade
Title says it all, but I’ll only be including one game for each year to keep myself from flooding the list with games from 2013, 2015, and 2017.
10: Borderlands 2 (2012)
2012 was easily one of the weakest years of the decade, but Borderlands 2 found a way to go above and beyond in a market that was STACKED with first-person shooters. The gunplay’s satisfying, the story is memorable, the characters are great, and the writing and graphics feel unique to the series.
9: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)
I was a big fan of The Witcher 2, and when the third installment of the series came out, I was actually a little down on it for more or less not being identical to the second. In retrospect, it’s a far superior game, with exciting combat, a brilliant story, and all around was one of the best RPG’s of the past 10 years.
8: Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
It almost feels unfair outing this game on the list, and I almost put in FE: Three Houses instead, but at the end of the day, it’s hard to argue with Mario Maker. Mario Maker 2 is just all the fun, excitement, creativity, and community o the first installment with some big fixes and additions. It’s a brilliant tool box that, when put in the right hands, can make for some of the most fun platforming levels you’ll ever play.
7: Batman Arkham City (2011)
Let me get this out of the way, and say that Portal 2 was a better game. If I was making a best of the decade list, Portal 2 would hold this spot, but as someone who loves a good Batman story more than I love myself, I couldn’t leave out the best Batman game, and maybe even the best superhero game ever made. It’s a wet dream from start to finish for any fan of Batman, and video games as a whole.
6: Red Dead Redemtion (2010)
Most would put the sequel in this spot instead, and they wouldn’t be wrong to do so. However, Red Dead Redemption will always hold a special place in my heart for all the good memories I have attached to it. From start to finish this game is a unique joy. I got as wrapped up in this game’s world, story, and characters as I have any other game I’ve ever played. It was truly something special at the time, and a game that still brings me right back to that place every time I load it up.
A Decade Retrospective
So recently I went back and took a look at every Billboard year-end list of the decade to help decide my favorite hit songs of the 2010’s. I had a lot of fun doing it, and I wanted to see if any of you had suggestions on other subjects/media I could do a similar thing with.
GTA Online Ruined My Lifr
I have so many fucking games just piled up in my room right now that I’m not playing because I’m determined to get all the useless bullshit in this game. My friends and I WILL NOT put this shit down. Every single time I start to get into a new game, I get fucking summoned by the greater powers to help my friends complete some bullshit I’ve already done a hundred times. It’s a never-ending cycle of pain, and I fucking love it.