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Hi, I'm Phil. I'm 25, and live alone in the middle of nowhere in Poland (which in itself is a middle of nowhere).

I play a variety of games, though recently metroidvanias (Bloodstained hype) and platformers (CELESTE.) have dominated. Plus whatever comes out on Switch.

My timesink genres are fighting games (Guilty Gear) and Monster Hunter (my all-time favourite).

And I play FFXIV, so there's that.

Other than that, I like cycling. And wall climbing.


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"If you had to recommend someone play 5 games to really get a feel for you/your tastes, what five would you pick?"

- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
- Hollow Knight
- Guilty Gear Xrd -Rev2-
- Path of Exile

turnabout sisters is a very good song & leitmotif

I don't ever hear it brought up that MMOs were pretty much exactly the same as what we call "live services" now, and as a result a lot of drawbacks and market dynamics around them are well-explored

except now there's manipulative monetization on top

so, what are the odds that all those vin diesel memes a few weeks ago were an astroturfed meme ad campaign

welp, it fucked me up for most of today lol

at least I got the day off work :')

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as for why I'm at risk of losing balance in the first place: My arms are literally too slow on their own sometimes, have to involve the rest of the body

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I am now playing so far past my actual physical capabilities on Beat Saber that sometimes I accidentally jump to maintain balance

don't ask me how that works, it really doesn't

I spent just under 15 hours to 100% it, which I reckon is a good amount of Content(tm), too

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Ender Lillies is SUCH A GOOD GAME holy shit.

It's a somewhat difficult metroidvania with a beautiful artstyle. I really liked how it shows you which rooms you're still missing items in.

It absolutely nailed the feeling of, like, unfolding forever and you always having ways to go, that satisfying metroidvania progression of starting with an empty map, through stumbling over tons of places you can't get yet, to... finishing it at some point.

it really managed to unsettle me in a few places, too (audio design!)

also you're a frail little girl with stand powers so

honestly I'd make my own, but I have the same problem with my software projects, I lose focus and overengineer without ever getting anything done; the few times I managed to finish a thing (like my Discord bot that is still running and in use on my friends' server) I actually had a plan and stuck to it lmao

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I need some good todo manager software that'll fit into my rhythm

I get very unfocused and there's tons of stuff I know I have to do but I never remember what it is when I have the opportunity to

just physically writing it down might be an option


record of lodoss war kinda codified what high fantasy looks like in anime, huh

funny thing about fighting games is, universally across all games, that grappler players are always completely unprepared for getting thrown repeatedly


arcsys really should just make a Guilty Gear anime, they clearly want to

it doesn't even have to have a good story, because GG sure as heck doesn't. They just need to do the two things we know they can do, quippy and/or out-there dialogue plus fire fight scenes with just enough context to feel epic

with the first wave of DLC for it out, I'm back to some Age of Calamity.

It's exactly what you'd expect from a piece of Warriors DLC--some new enemies, some new weapons, a bunch more grinding

pretty good so far

spent an hour reading guilty gear lore

none of it is good, but it is compelling lmao

tbf I also kicked out every single one that ended up playing me

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people who still need to qualify for heaven seem to run from me more often than not now

(this is still Guilty Gear Strive talk fwiw, I don't actually gatekeep literal heaven)

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