Weekly Recaps

Weekly Recap 4: 22/4/2018 – 28/4/2018

Hey everyone, welcome to the fourth Weekly Recap! Last week’s recap was pretty full with a fair bit of content, and I’m hoping to have that repeat with this week, so without further ado, let’s get into the recap!

Sunday: April 22nd, 2018

So I originally had some plans for Sunday, but they ended up falling through, so instead, I invited my Twitch chat mod RamXE around to my house, and we streamed Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 for the afternoon!

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 V Generation (PSVita, PC):

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We actually made quite a bit of progress on Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 this afternoon, cleared Chapter 4 and we’re making our way into Chapter 5 now, cleared out quite a few quests, and starting to grind out some of the items I need to make a LOT of the plans that I have yet to make that haven’t been done yet.

The story’s picking up a fair bit as well, with the antagonists starting to make some bold moves. I won’t go too in detail as to avoid spoilers, but I’m looking forward to tackling some more of it in the future!

Monster Hunter: World (PS4/XBone):

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Ooh boy, the big Monster Hunter game the world had been asking for, and it was definitely worth the wait.

I switched to Monster Hunter: World after I had taken a break from streaming Hyperdimension Neptunia Re’Birth3 to have dinner and just have a break in general, then started streaming Monster Hunter to end off for the night.

I’ve owned Monster Hunter: World for PS4 for a while, I played a lot of it when it arrived but ended up taking a break from it for a while due to playing a lot of other games, mainly on stream, and because I couldn’t tackle my console games on stream at the time.

However, tackling it last night was a really fun time, I had a viewer from Canada jump on stream who joined me in game to tackle some of the harder quests I needed to grind out for materials, and I made quite a bit of new gear, upgraded a few weapons and made some new armour, before making some more story progress.

I’m now in a spot where the next stream of Monster Hunter: World will be a lot of story progress, as well as possibly more grinding as I’ve unlocked some new tiers of armour now, so I’ll most likely need help from people online for that again.

Monday: April 23rd, 2018

Today was a game of no gaming. I got held back at work a bit due to circumstances out of my control, and by the time I got home, I really didn’t feel like trying to set up my stream for the night, especially considering if I did, the stream would’ve been less than 3 hours long, and I’m aiming to have my streams go for 3 hours minimum.

The original plan was to tackle some Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 on stream, but when I knew I was gonna be late, I was gonna do some Final Fantasy XIV instead, but then I realized just how late I was going to be getting home, and postponed stream altogether.

Here’s hoping today ends up being a better day.

Tuesday: April 24th, 2018

Today as alright for work, especially after finding out we have Wednesday off, so I planned on streaming for at least a bit tonight! Started off with some Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 V Generation!

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 V Generation (PSVita, PC):

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I made quite a bit of story progress on Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 tonight, cleared out the current story arc and started working on grinding out some of the side quests and item plans I still haven’t made, aiming to have a fair few of them done soon!

Alongside all of that, I also unlocked the Colosseum which doesn’t have much for now, but as I progress further into the story, I know more fights are gonna unlock in there.

Final Fantasy XIV: Online (PC, PS4):

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After a few hours of Hyperdimension Neptunia, I switched over to a little bit of Final Fantasy XIV, as my Twitch chat mod Taka was online at the time and needed some assistance with grinding out some of his story and class quests, so we played a little bit of that casually on stream for about half an hour, nothing too major happened.

Fortnite: Battle Royale (PC, PS4, Xbone, iOS):

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After we had our casual fun on Final Fantasy, my other Twitch chat mod Dutchy jumped online, and he wasn’t up for too much longer, so we ended up switching to Fortnite for a bit to finish the night off, didn’t make it too far into any of these games, but we dropped Tilted Towers every time and managed to at least get a few kills in before we kicked the bucket.

Wednesday: April 25th, 2018

Day off from work, you know what that means?

Yep, streaming most of the day, that was my plan, and I was gonna stick to it.

Monster Hunter: World (PS4/XBone):

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We grinded out a couple hours of Monster Hunter: World, did a few of the High Rank hunts got a few hints at what the next “big boss” of the story is going to be.

I am severely under-geared for the rest of High Rank however, so I’ll need to spend the next few Monster Hunter streams grinding out materials to slowly gear myself up for proper hunting.

Persona 5 (PS4):

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This game. This game got a lot of hype when it released, and it’s been out for quite some time from what I’ve noticed, but it honestly deserves every bit of hype it gets.

I haven’t really experienced much of the Persona series before this one, I played a couple of hours of Persona 3 while at a friend’s house once and that was it, but I enjoyed it then.

This game, developed by Atlus, is an amazing JRPG, and one that doesn’t follow the generic JRPG storylines or settings. Whereas most JRPGs are usually set in a fantasy-esque settings, Persona 5 (And I assume the other Persona games in general) are in settings that are based on modern day Japan, and I honestly love that change.

I ended up playing this for 5 and a half hours straight during this stream session, and it didn’t feel like it had been that long at all, the time flew by so fast that I didn’t realize it was 7 PM by the time I ended stream off for the night.

You can guarantee I’m playing more of this in the future, no way am I just going to leave it be!

Thursday: April 26th, 2018

I was originally not looking forward to going back to work today, but it was honestly a really cruisy, slow and easy day today, which surprised me because Thursday is usually one of the busier days for me.

But aside from that, I had gotten home in a decent mood, and felt like streaming some more, so let’s get right into it!

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 V Generation (PSVita, PC):

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You guessed it, we progressed some more in Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3!

We cleared out 2 whole chapters in tonight’s stream! Even after the first hour was basically all grinding out sidequests and a few item plans, so to make this much progress and uncover more of the story was great!

I feel like I’ll be hitting end game territory with this game soon, so while I am enjoying this game very much, I am definitely looking forward to smashing out the ending and picking up a new game to play very soon!

Friday: April 27th, 2018

Thank everything that it’s Friday! I got home from work and immediately got to setting up to stream a late one for the night, let’s see how that went!

Final Fantasy XIV: Online (PC, PS4):

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Made a good bit of progress on the story tonight! Smashed out the first 3 story dungeons and slowly started making my way towards the first trial!

Didn’t progress much after the 3rd dungeon though, as I had decided to start levelling up my Rogue class instead and bumped that up to level 15!

Saturday: April 28th, 2018

Today was a super chill today, just did a lot of relaxing, and went out to do a bit of game shopping, picked up Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 and Dragon Quest Heroes II for the PS4!

Ended up doing a night stream tonight, just because I wasn’t home until after dinner time, so let’s see how that went!

Final Fantasy XIV: Online (PC, PS4):

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I ended up playing some more Final Fantasy XIV, got Whipflash back on to get some progress going for him, as we smashed out the first 2 story dungeons for him, and then he had to go for a break so I focused on levelling up my Conjurer a bit, which has now hit level 30 and gotten the upgrade to White Mage!

End of Week 4

Thanks for reading my weekly recap of gaming! I’m going to be changing the format of these recaps for the future to make it a bit easier to read, and also easier to write on my end.

If you have suggestions of games for me to try, feel free to contact me, either via the Contact Me page, or via my Twitter: @FaithDragonYT.

I’ll catch you all next time!

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Weekly Recaps

Weekly Recap 3: 15/4/2018 – 21/4/2018

Hey all, and welcome to the third Weekly Recap! Sorry for the lack of recap last week, but I didn’t end up playing many games that week, and I was also preparing for my trip to Sydney for the Pixel Party picnic they had on! You can follow this link to see their Facebook album filled with photos from the event!

But for now, I think it’s time we get this new Weekly Recap underway!

Sunday: April 15th, 2018

So this was the day I flew back over from Sydney, but I still managed a bit of gaming on this day, especially seeing as soon as I got home, I set up my new Razer Ripsaw capture card that I picked up while in Sydney, which I used to test stream some PS4 gameplay via XSplit, but that wasn’t the first game I had played on this day.

Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS):

With my love for JRPGs already being as great as it is, being able to play such a good one while on some form of trip via my 3DS is a godsend for me!

Bravely Second: End Layer, developed by Silicon Studio and released in April 2015, is a great JRPG for fans of the genre, and new-comers, with 3 difficulty options to choose from, there’s something here for everyone!

I’m not really too far into the game myself, having only clocked about 8-9 hours of total game time, I’m slowly slogging my way through the story, but I’m also taking the time to check out the side quests as they become available to see everything the game has to offer, and I have to say, I’m definitely impressed so far.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (PS4):

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And then came my test stream of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.

Honestly, I only played for about an hour at most on stream, as I wasn’t really streaming it to make some progress, but moreso just to test how the Razer Ripsaw runs with streaming, and I have to say, I’m really impressed with it so far.

No story progress was made this stream, but that will change in due time.

Monday: April 16th, 2018

First day back at work after my trip, nothing really noteworthy happened today, was really cruisy which was a nice way to get back into work.

Didn’t play many games this night either, just did another test stream of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT to ensure my one stream with the Razer Ripsaw wasn’t just a one-off that I couldn’t get working again.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (PS4):

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Playing this on stream tonight, I actually made an effort to try and progress through the story some, which actually led me to my first Story Mode boss fight which I didn’t actually expect!

The gameplay for the bosses is changed drastically from how the rest of the game is played, and it actually feels like more of a Kingdom Hearts hidden boss kind of thing, especially with how difficult this boss was! I’ll definitely be coming back in the future to beat this one finally.

Tuesday: April 17th, 2018

Today at work sucked, it was stressful, it was long, and I wanted to leave on multiple occasions as I’m not the best at dealing with stress.

However, I managed to get home alive, and I had decided that on this night, I was going to stream some Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3, and that’s exactly what I did!

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 V Generation (PSVita, PC):

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We made quite a bit of progress on Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 tonight! Cleared Chapter 3 and reaching a new point in the story, unfortunately as soon as I finished Chapter 3, the game was all cutscenes up until I finishes the stream for the night but when we get back to it, there’ll hopefully be more stuff to do!

Wednesday: April 18th, 2018

I don’t know how it happened, but today at work managed to both me worse than yesterday, but also one of the best days I’ve had there so far, it’s weird.

But with today also came some streaming of Final Fantasy XIV, so let’s get into that!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC, PS4):

Final Fantasy XIV, god damn I actually love the hell out of this game.

This game has been the main MMO I’ve played, having stuck with it through most of 2015, and playing very on and off during 2016 and 2017, I’m making an active effort to try and get back into it as I try to create a Guild/Free Company in the game for the Pixel Party community!

But enough about that, Final Fantasy XIV, an MMORPG developed by the folks over at Square Enix who do a LOT of amazing games, is exactly what it sounds like, an amazing MMO experience in a Final Fantasy themed world, and it’s done amazingly!

Playing this on stream, I started fresh with a new character, and with that a new class as well. Generally when I play FFXIV I run a DPS role or class, usually Lancer, but for this new character, I decided to test my luck with the Healer role and started off as a Conjurer and am actually really enjoying it so far.

Definitely looking forward to tackling more of this great game on stream in the future, but that did it for me tonight as I had a good 3 hour run of this on stream with my good buddy Whipflash!

Thursday: April 19th, 2018

Well, I had to come home from work early today, felt like absolute crap. Immediately took an hour long nap as soon as I got home so I definitely needed the rest.

But, I still planned on doing some form of gaming tonight, whether it was just playing a game off-stream, or if I got well enough to give streaming a go for the night, I wanted to play something.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC, PS4):

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That’s right, I decided to tackle out some more Final Fantasy XIV, seeing as my Twitch chat mod Taka was finally able to jump on tonight, he made a start on his character and starting up the story whereas I decided to pick up the Archer class to have a DPS role class available to me, and levelled that up some while waiting for Taka to progress in the game.

Friday: April 20th, 2018

I was home sick all day today, turns out the flu had been making it’s rounds around the office at work, and I had picked it up, which is probably why I had felt like complete crap on the Thursday before I came home, but I quickly made efforts to get rid of it and I’m feeling heaps better!

On today’s agenda, if I had gotten better, I had planned on doing a stream after dinner, although I hadn’t decided on what game to tackle yet, all I knew was I was going to either progress in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, or take on some more Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3, so let’s see where that went!

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (PS4):

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Didn’t end up streaming it tonight, but I did end up starting to beat some of the Story Mode bosses, in an attempt to progress the game. While I was initially trying to save the bosses for on stream, this wasn’t a game I had started on stream so I decided to continue off-stream with it.

And also I didn’t realize that you can’t repeat the boss fights once they’re done, unless you complete the story and unlock the ‘boss mode’ (At least, according to my Google searches this is the case).

But yeah, I had a bit of fun with Dissidia tonight, cleared some boss fights, progressing in the story, good times.

Saturday: April 21st, 2018

Glorious, glorious Saturday, most, if not all people look forward to Saturday as their day to relax, unwind and just have some fun, and that was no different for me.

For today, the plan was to have one of my Twitch chat mods, RamXE come visit and we smash out some Dissidia and take on the rest of the story, and I think we decided we might do so in an afternoon stream of some form.

But until then, I wanted to play a bit of Final Fantasy XIV!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC, PS4):

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Yep, I played a bit of Final Fantasy XIV, and actually did a decent amount this time too! I have 3 classes/roles up to level 15+ now, as I have Conjurer for my Healer, Archer for my DPS, and as of today, Gladiator for my tank.

Conjurer will continue to be my main class for this character, but having the variety will definitely help for when we eventually start a Free Company/Guild and start to need people to fill different roles for dungeons/trials/raids and whatnot!

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (PS4):

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Once RamXE had arrived, we shelled out quite a bit of Dissidia, we played the hell out of the Story mode and beat the 7 main Story mode bosses, unlocking the Boss Gauntlet mode which is gonna be interesting.

Alongside that, I discovered that I was going up against bosses with a strategy that didn’t involve much blocking, I had been trying to dodge everything but didn’t make any efforts to block any attacks, which after I had started doing so, helped a lot!

End of Week 3

Thanks for reading my weekly recap of gaming! I’m hoping to keep these up, so if you have any ideas of how to improve these in the future, or if you have suggestions of games for me to try, feel free to contact me, either via the Contact Me page, or via my Twitter: @FaithDragonYT.

I’ll catch you all next time!

 

Humble Bundle

Humble Strategy Bundle

Hey all, and welcome to another Humble Bundle game bundle showcase! I’m a little late to this one as it’s been out for quite some time, but I had to hold off on doing this due to other events taking my attention away, but hey, I’m working on it now!

Once again, before we get into this bundle, just a reminder that Humble Monthly is a subscription service offered by Humble Bundle that offers up $100+ USD worth in games per month! Currently on offer for the Early Unlock of Monthly is Kerbal Space Program, Dead Rising 4, and RUINER, which in total retail to $99.97 USD already! If you want to pick up these 3 games (+ more when the full Monthly drops), click this link to go check it out!

“This is a different kind of think tank. Get your head in the game with titles like Tooth and Tail, Endless Legend, and Endless Space 2 – Standard Edition. Plus, your purchase will support the Whale and Dolphin Conservation!”

This bundle has an awesome $224 USD worth of amazing content inside, and a lot of games I’ve never actually heard of before!

If you want to pick up this bundle, click this link!

And also for this post onwards, I will be changing the format of the Humble Bundle posts somewhat, in that instead of going in depth with my thoughts on each game’s trailer, I will just be posting the trailer for EVERY game in each tier to show them off to you all!

At the “Pay $1 to Unlock!” tier, you will get the following games:

Dungeon of the Endless

Endless Space – Collection

Planetary Annihilation: TITANS

Company of Heroes 2 – Whale and Dolphin Conservation Charity Pattern Pack

  • This one isn’t really a game, more so that it’s a DLC pack for Company of Heroes 2 with some nice looking patterns available for the Oberkommando West, British Forces and US Forces!

Out of these games here, I only own Dungeon of the Endless, and that was from a previous Humble game bundle a LONG time ago, and I honestly enjoyed that game despite only having played an hour or so, it’s worth checking out for only $1!


Up next, on the “Pay More Than the Average” tier (Currently $7.04) you will get:

Empire: Total War Collection

Endless Legend – Classic Edition

Endless Legend – Tempest DLC

66% off Total War: Warhammer

  • Yes, you are reading that correctly, this tier will net you 66% off of Total War: Warhammer in the Humble Store!
    • NOTE: You will require a Humble Bundle account to redeem this coupon.

Never played any of these games before honestly, but I’ve heard good things about them all, at the price range that tier is at currently, it’s definitely worth picking up to give some of these a try at least.


To end it off, at the “Pay $12 or More to Also Unlock” tier, you get:

Endless Space 2 – Standard Edition

Tooth and Tail

I haven’t played either of these games before, but I’ve heard some really good things about Tooth and Tail before, and at this price range, well worth picking up this tier if you can!


That does it for the Humble Strategy Bundle, again, if you want to have a look at this bundle and/or pick it up for yourself, click this link to be taken to the page to do so!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post showing off the new Humble Strategy Bundle, I’ll catch you guys next time for the next Humble Game Bundle!

Weekly Recaps

Weekly Recap 1: 1/4/2018 – 7/4/2018

Hey all! And welcome to the first Weekly Recap post! This will be a series of posts in which I go through a weekly recap of the games I play during the week, and give my thoughts on them, as well as a little progress note.

For one, this will act as a way for myself to keep track of my game progress whilst also sharing my thoughts on each game, and two, well… It gives me something to post on here while I think of more content to deliver to you all!

Without further ado, let’s get this recap started!

Sunday: April 1st, 2018

Good old Easter Sunday, I had spent a weekend up at my mother’s with some family, and had a good time catching up with some old friends, but let me tell you, I was REALLY happy to get back home and start playing some games, so without further ado, let’s get started:

Rime (PC/PS4/XBone/Switch):

This game. This game is absolutely beautiful, I have to say. Developed by Tequila Works, this adventure puzzle game, developed in Unreal Engine 4, looks, and plays amazingly. All the scenery is beautiful, the controls are nice and responsive (Though I’d like a sprint button, movement between places can be slow sometimes), and while the game’s story is very minimally explained (As in there’s no voice acted cutscenes or anything, just voiceless cinematics to keep us going), there’s a huge drive to figure out what’s going on.

While the path you take to solve some puzzles can be quite linear, the game rewards you for exploring, with plenty of collectible goodies scattered around the world, and let me tell you, I’ve barely found any myself but it felt really good to go out of my way to find some of these, and I reckon I’ll be replaying this once I’ve finished in order to find more!

At this point in the game, I’ve played past the starting island, and the desert area, and have currently made it up to the third area before I switched to another game, definitely going to try and play more of this during the week.

Bloodborne (PS4):

Hoo boy, Bloodborne is a really popular game from what I’ve found, so hopefully I can do it justice.

Developed by FromSoftware (Known especially for the Dark Souls series, and Demon’s Souls by extension), this action role-playing game is just as difficult as the Souls games, which was to be expected of course. But not only is this game somewhat difficult, it also plays really well, and is very well designed.

Unfortunately at this point, I haven’t played much of Bloodborne, due to being bad at Souls-style games, I’m still currently stuck in the opening area, however I will be coming back to Bloodborne during the week and giving it a good crack to try and breach the opening area and get into the real meat of the game.

Omega Quintet (PC/PS4):

Yes. You are seeing that trailer correctly. Yes I’m aware I’m showing my true weeb-side here but DAMMIT I DON’T CARE THIS GAME IS AMAZING!

At least the first couple of hours I played of it has been so far, and I’ve barely gotten into the good chunk of the game, only having access to 1 of the 5 available characters so far.

Developed by Galapagos RPG (A subsidiary of Compile Heart who I know mainly due to my constant playing of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series on stream), this game is described as “A hybrid between an idol simulation game, and a role-playing game”, and from what I’ve played and seen in trailers so far, this looks to be the case for sure.

In a world ravaged by the “Blare”, the world must rely on a group of people known as the “Verse Maidens” to fight off the Blare. The Verse Maidens, to summarise, are basically a singing group, that also have the power to fight, and truth be told, they fight pretty well (Though that’s only based off of early game combat, I’m sure it’ll ramp up in the later stages as it usually does in Compile Heart games).

While only a couple of hours in so far, and barely finished the first quest as the first unlocked character (Otoha), this is shaping up to be a really fun experience so far, and I’m definitely looking forward to playing a lot more further down the road.

Monday: April 2nd, 2018

Easter Monday, another day off from work for me, which means more time to get some more gaming in, let’s get started!

Omega Quintet (PC/PS4):

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Clocking in some more Omega Quintet while I could, considering it’s a JRPG, I might need to start saving this one for weekends, or for when I have time to sink hours into it at a time.

Not much story progression has been made up until this point, but I have unlocked a few new gameplay mechanics, such as the support character’s abilities and whatnot, but I have also unlocked 2 new characters for my party, which only leaves 2 more left to get based on what the trailer and opening for the game showed.

And also I already have decided on who best girl is for now, once those other 2 characters are unlocked, that opinion could change, but for now: Nene best girl.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (PC, PS4, XBone):

This has been a recent adventure of mine, my friends and Twitch chat moderators have been pushing for me to get this for ages, and it eventually got to the point where one of my friends just bought it for me so I’d stop delaying.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, this is probably one of the more fun FPS games I’ve played in quite some time. The amount of strategic thinking that goes into every action you do made this a really fun experience for me so far.

To summarize the gameplay simply, there are 2 teams of 5, one attacking, one defending, and these teams swap roles each round (Which the rounds can go by relatively quickly depending on how intense these teams want to play), and the goal is pretty simple, either attack and capture an objective, or defend it, depending on your role.

Tonight’s session of Rainbow Six Siege was played with two of my Twitch chat moderators, Taka and Dutchy who continue to carry me through this game while I continue to attempt to learn how to play without having to consult them every 5 seconds.

Tuesday: April 3rd, 2018

Alright, back to work Tuesday, so not nearly as much time to game today, and I ended up streaming this night as well, so everything that happened tonight was happening over on my Twitch Channel.

Fortnite: Battle Royale (PC, PS4, Xbone, iOS):

I’m still very new to Fortnite, but god damn if this game isn’t just a huge bundle of fun! Again, have been playing this with my Twitch chat moderators, and tonight, I also played with my brother who’s even more new to the game than I am!

Fortnite, a game developed by Epic Games, was originally a co-op sandbox survival game released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One in July 2017, but the Battle Royale mode that everyone knows Fortnite for was a standalone, free-to-play (The base game was not free-to-play) take on the battle royale game genre that got wildly popularized by PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds).

Note: I know PUBG wasn’t the first popular battle royale genre game, but it goes without saying that the genre would not be as popular as it is if it wasn’t for PUBG, it’s what got me into the genre as well.

Compared to most other games of the genre, Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode also includes a base building element to the game, bringing an extra layer of strategy into each match, where instead of just looting and shooting, you can build and fortify bases and skybridges and basically anything you can think of within the building parameters of the game.

Now I’m not really good at Fortnite as of yet, but thanks to my Twitch chat moderators Taka and Dutchy, my brother and I got carried to our first Fortnite victory, the following clip will show the ending part of that match:

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (PC, PS4, XBone):

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Back to it again, after my brother jumped off after the Fortnite win, we switched over to a bit more Rainbow Six Siege.

We didn’t play too much Siege, as I had to end the stream off after about 2-3 games, but they were fun games, and I can definitely see myself starting to strategize a lot better in regards to where to place defenses, and where good spots to breach are.

These signs of progress are giving me the drive to keep going, to improve more and see where I can go with this game in the future, though I don’t know if it’ll be a main focus for me.

Wednesday: April 4th, 2018

Kind of a rough start to the work day today, so you can bet I was glad to get back home to relax. Didn’t end up playing any games tonight, as I spent the evening just chilling with some friends after dinner, and when I got back home, just watched some YouTube until I went to bed.

Thursday: April 5th, 2018

Second stream day of the week! Decided to catch up on a single player JRPG I started on stream a fair while ago in an attempt to try and smash it out as fast as I can, might have to do a weekend stream to make some extra progress on it but for now, tonight will do!

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 V Generation (PSVita, PC):

Yep, you guessed it, more weeb-side showing in me. But I don’t care because I started this game a fair while on stream and god dangit I am finishing it on stream!

Developed by our good friends at Compile Heart, who also (By extension, anyway) did Omega Quintet which I’ve been playing this week, is an excellent JRPG, that’s very self-aware, 4th-wall breaking, and fanservice filled, because these devs over at Compile Heart really know their fans.

A direct sequel from Re;Birth2, which caught me off guard as Re;Birth2 was not a direct sequel to Re;Birth1, but in fact, set in an alternate universe with the exact same setting, but different story. Re;Birth3 takes place a few years since the defeat of Re;Birth2’s big antagonist, and despite only a few small conflicts here and there, the world of Gamindustri had remained peaceful, with the CPUs (Our protagonists) living fun and carefree lives.

Then by sheer coincidence and from pure shenanigans, our main protagonist, Neptune (Also known as Purple Heart, the CPU of Planeptune) was swept away to another dimension, in which Gamindustri is still in the progress of being formed, with the CPUs only just awakening one-by-one, and a different CPU taking the place of Neptune in this universe by the name of Plutia (Who goes by Iris Heart rather than Purple Heart).

In this universe, Neptune must help the other CPUs defeat a group known as “The Seven Sages” that are stopping at nothing to try and cast this Gamindustri into darkness, while also trying to find her way home to her own dimension.

I’m about 10 hours into this one on stream, as due to the short amount of time I really can stream on weekdays after work, I could only really make 3 hours of progress per stream, so I may have to start taking on weekend streams in order to really make some progress. Even with the short amount of progress though, a lot of progress has been made in terms of story, and with how the quests work in this game now (The game actually has an option to tell you where to find the monsters or items you need for quests now rather than having to Google it all), it’s a lot more fast paced in the clearing of said quests.

All in all, really enjoying Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 V Generation so far, definitely my favourite of the 3 Re;Birth games, and I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the story and adding this one to my ‘Beaten’ list!

Fortnite: Battle Royale (PC, PS4, Xbone, iOS):

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After some Hyperdimension Neptunia was played, I decided to wind down the rest of stream with some Fortnite with my brother and Taka. No wins this time, but we did manage to place second which surprised the hell out of me, was a good way to end off a nice and chill stream.

Friday: April 6th, 2018

TGIF, am I right everyone? Super happy to get home from work and prepare to just relax all weekend. Nothing much has been planned for this weekend except for some potential mini golf with co-workers/friends tomorrow, but until we have that confirmed, I’m chilling out with some games!

Omega Quintet (PC/PS4):

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Rocked out some more Omega Quintet! Managed to make a fair bit of story progress, even going as far as to find the closest thing to an antagonist this game has had so far, so obviously I’m doing something right here.

Found one of the other 2 characters I’m supposed to have in my party, but she’s not quite part of my party yet, as she’s currently sided with the antagonist, so only time will tell how that will go.

That was all I played tonight though, as after playing Omega Quintet, I got picked up for a late night roadtrip with friends, and that lasted until I got home, which after returning, I immediately went to bed.

Saturday: April 7th, 2018

Was a nice chill day today, after waking up and cleaning up and whatnot, I actually went out and played some mini golf with my coworkers, as well as placed my preorder down for Spyro: Reignited, and got myself a new PS4 game.

What was that game? Well, I’m about to tell you:

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (PS4):

As a fan of the original Dissidia Final Fantasy games on PSP back in the day, I was super hyped when this game got announced, and even played the beta of it on my PS4 back before I bought it off of my brother. It wasn’t until my adventure into EB Games today that I realized it was a game I wanted, and I picked it up immediately.

Developed by Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a game based around arena battles, 3v3 battles to be exact, which is a very nice change of pace from the 1v1 battles that were in the original PSP games. This game features a very nice roster of characters from the Final Fantasy franchise, featuring the main character and main villain from Final Fantasy’s 1 through to 10, and featuring one extra character from 4, and a few characters from 11 through to 15, and a character from Final Fantasy Type-0 and Final Fantasy Tactics, there’s a variety of play-styles to mess with in this game, and the difference in play styles will definitely keep you on your toes.

I played a lot of the Offline Modes of this today, attempting to try and get better at playing different roles of characters while unlocking pieces of the story. I did try an online match about 2 hours in, but I got absolutely wrecked, so I think I’ll save that for after I beat the story and get better at each character.

Fortnite: Battle Royale (PC, PS4, Xbone, iOS):

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Just a bit of casual Fortnite to end the night off, played a few games with my brother and Twitch chat moderator Taka, before Taka had to jump off due to family stuff, so my brother and I brought in one of my Twitch viewers who was on Discord at the time to jump in for a few casual games.

No wins tonight, but we did improve at our strategizing and gunfights a little bit, so that’ll help us heaps in the future!

End of Week 1

Thanks for reading my weekly recap of gaming! I’m hoping to keep these up, so if you have any ideas of how to improve these in the future, or if you have suggestions of games for me to try, feel free to contact me, either via the Contact Me page, or via my Twitter: @FaithDragonYT.

I’ll catch you all next time!