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What games have you been playing recently /hikki/? What's the game you have put the most hours into?
I've been playing slime rancher again, what about yourself, anon?
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I've been playing Yoshi's island and fallout 2 again.
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I have been playing Mindustry,Noita,Quake Live,SNKRX and Yakuza 0 lately, game I put the most hours into is tf2 at 2100h(clocked) I suspect I could have put more hours into cs 1.6 and css nonsteam combined
I just finished Robotrek, and I've actually also been playing Yoshi's Island. I've also been playing The World Ends With You, but I'm taking a break right now because constantly using Yoshimitsu to slice up Noise ended up hurting my wrist a bit.
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>Yoshi's Island
is it as good as I remember or did I just imagine it being that good and now I just have nostalgia for it?
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Probably a bit of both. Also, if you want something different, there's Yoshi's Highland:
Things appear randomly, everything moves randomly, and you'll occasionally get teleported to the upper-left tile of level 1-1. It's weird, but fun.
it's definitely good. I replayed it recently on my old DS and had a good bit of fun. I absolutely adore the hand drawn art style too.
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>I replayed it recently on my old DS and had a good bit of fun
I remember when I played the ds game I got stuck certain places. The levels are so fucking long. it wasn't the worst Yoshi's island game though.
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Oh lol that's right, forgot there is actually a different yoshi's island for the DS. I played the GBA port of the original is what I meant. I have all the advance mario ports now that I think about it
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>forgot there is actually a different yoshi's island for the DS. original is what I meant
Its very forgettable. l wouldn't recommend it.
hopefully this board still gets some visitors.

I recently just started Totono but I'm not sure I'm really in the mood to play anything. I've been meaning to go back to my Oblivion save too but yeah I guess I'm just too lazy to even enjoy myself
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There might be a handful of other anons around here, I for one check the board every day. I just don't play videogames anymore, I have more fun watching people do stupid stuff and cracking jokes in them. The only game I play these days is 'Find the 'quit game' button in real life'.
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Why? Why can't I beat him? How is he so strong? Makes the Shin Akuma in 2nd Impact look like a joke. Maybe I should use another character.
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Cheesy enemies can only be countered by being cheesier than them.
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I guess I will have to find some cheap move to spam, but even that isn't very easy against superbosses that can counter anything perfectly and take half of your health whenever you press a button and stop blocking for one frame. Probably should watch videos to see what other people do.
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>but even that isn't very easy against superbosses that can counter anything perfectly and take half of your health whenever you press a button and stop blocking for one frame.
Fighting games AI are a bitch to beat, they read your inputs.
>Probably should watch videos to see what other people do.
That's a good idea.
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They do, but it's more of an issue of reaction time. Generally the AI defends kinda inconsistently even though it knows exactly what you're going, but strong AIs can react to everything almost perfectly if it wants to. Even weaker AIs sometimes have instant DPs and it's really annoying. Super Turbo has a lot of that, but even then, it doesn't always do it because there is a limit to how much it's allowed to, and it's mostly used for anti-air. Thankfully the AI never gets too crazy in SF3. If it did, it would be a really big problem because of the parries. Though Shin Akuma does still parry four attacks in a row sometimes and then destroys you.
Recently did a platnum nuzlocke. Only pokemon who survived was a Yanmega named Kimura and a Pachirisu named Osaka. Gave me a new respect for dragonflies.
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I never finished one of those, but it could solve issues that I have with the games. Only tried once and I got bored and dropped it. The Pokemon games are really slow and really easy, and I made the mistake of playing HeartGold. People really like those remakes, but there are more interruptions (and from what I have seen, the problem only got worse and it was absolutely insane in Sun and Moon, because I guess that's just Game Freak's fetish now, they love stopping the actual gameplay to explain obvious shit and not allow you to skip it, and to make you waste your time again every time you play the game) and it's slower, and there are even more random variables that annoy me, and I made the mistake of not emulating it because I own the game. Still like Pokemon, but I haven't played one in years. Somehow, I played the games enough that I didn't get anything out of them anymore, and I didn't like where things were going so I quit after completing the Gen 6 pokedex, which is something that I never thought would happen, and it's kind of a shame because I did pretty damn well competitively (primarily on Showdown) despite not playing that much, because I knew the entire meta so well and my predictions and mind games are solid.

Maybe I should play some of the hacks. Preferably an earlier generation because I have a hard time ignoring all the annoying mechanics because I guess I have a little bit of the OCDs (though Colosseum would be nice and I feel like playing that, or maybe Stadium, that has no annoyances other than the cheating AI and evasion spam). All the randomness with IVs, natures and abilities, and having to EV train and breed for egg moves, I really don't have the patience for that anymore. Even if I don't go for perfection, I have a hard time not paying attention and ignoring that I have terrible stats. Too many annoyances. I also have to once again figure out how to delete my save if it's not on an emulator, because of course it can't be easy, and of course you can't have multiple saves, and of course you can't even have higher difficulties. And then after all that, I get to the Battle Frontier and get great runs destroyed by luck anyway, because of evasion. Even in the older games, that are simpler, there are limited TMs and breeding and some pokemon learn basically nothing and just suck ass, and there are version exclusives and trade evolutions. I guess that's a good thing about Nuzlockes, they eliminate all of those issues since you have to follow the rules, so there aren't as many decisions to make. A randomizer run could be great too, because then it's all about the randomness and it's not supposed to be optimal. I should do a randomized Nuzlocke, actually.

This unintentionally turned into a rant. I love Pokemon, but I really don't love Game Freak. At this point I kinda hate them, not gonna lie, because over time I became less tolerant of all the annoying bullshit that they did with their games. And that's ignoring their current DLC-infested abomination that I admittedly don't know much about. Showdown must still be fun, so I could play that, but I would have to watch competitive matches to figure out what people are doing and see the new moves and abilities.
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Finally playing games a lot again, and my controller decided that it doesn't want to work anymore. My controller, my controller, why hast thou forsaken me?!
You ever go into the Game Freak building in Moon? One of the NPCs talks about growing up playing Pokemon. That opened my eyes: Pokemon games are now basically Pokemon fanfiction made into games. There are plenty of other problems with the series, but that one's the most obvious one, mainly because of how much it interferes with you actually playing the game.
Anyway, I'd definitely stick to emulators; a lot of the problems you mentioned can be solved by just PKHEXing them away. That, and my preferred way to roll with Nuzlockes is to get a list of level caps and drop my Pokemon down to them before each specified battle. The whole "you can't use a Pokemon if you accidentally level it" thing irks me just as much as the grinding problem that it solves.
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I never played Sun and Moon, so I haven't done that. Even before they were released, I was already entirely disinterested in the series. Then I watched Werster play one of them a little bit (or maybe it was one of the Ultras) and the amount of stupid cutscenes and interruptions was absurd. The first like, two hours, were basically a giant tutorial from what I remember. The most recent games, on the other hand, seem to also be terrible AND they have DLC as well. To me, that's a deal breaker on top of the games being unplayable garbage, and Pokemon is a dead franchise. I do want to play some hacks, though, that can still be enjoyable. Could also play Showdown, but I would have to learn the current meta.
Oh, my ID changed. I am the person that you replied to.
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Pokemon has been bad for years and has only gotten worse. I remember telling my dumber friend who bought sword that they where going to charge money for the old Pokemon and he didn't believe me until it happened. Nintendo have been going down the drain just like western game companies did in 05-11. Nip games will probably be just as bad as western games in 6 years or so if nothing changes for the better. 

Apologies for not posting Ive been playing games for 100 hours a week again Mostly the nip mod for M&B:W its good 10/10
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It has, and looking back, it was mostly stagnant even when it was still good. I guess from now on, I will be playing only hacks, and the spinoffs that I never played, like the Mystery Dungeon games. Actually, I was thinking the other day about how cool it would be if breeding different species in Pokemon created actual hybrids. Maybe someone could make something like that. I guess it would be a game all about creating monstrosities, kinda like Spore, but an RPG, I guess? Could even be based on Pokemon.

>playing games for 100 hours a week again
Wow, that's crazy. I miss doing that, but having fun isn't so easy these days. That and my hardware is pretty limited, and half of my consoles are dead, and my controller doesn't work either. And the apocalypse is happening and it's kinda hard not to think about it constantly.
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>It has, and looking back, it was mostly stagnant even when it was still good
I enjoyed gen 5 and hg/ss And I can admit the shit that I hate about modern pokemon started there. I am also pretty sure the people who enjoyed working on pokemon Left game freak after gen 5 I could be wrong though.
>Wow, that's crazy. I miss doing that, but having fun isn't so easy these days.
Its more like 80 hours a week still to much though. Ive still got things I need to read So I hope I can get back to that soon.
>And the apocalypse is happening and it's kinda hard not to think about it constantly.
I don't normally post about my spiritual shit But I kinda feel like something big is happening soon and that thing not being entirely bad. Donno what to make of it though. I'm also partially convinced everything is Set up to distract people from genuine reality.
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>I enjoyed gen 5 and hg/ss And I can admit the shit that I hate about modern pokemon started there.
Same. HG/SS aren't as easy for me to replay as the old games, there are already too many interruptions and it's so slow and I just don't have the patience for that anymore. Also, like the other games, there isn't much of a challenge most of the time, it's just hitting A until you're done, for the most part. Every game in the series has been made exclusively for people that have never played them before, and there's not a whole lot of content for people that have played all of them. The post-games used to have some of that, but they got rid of it because fuck the dedicated fans. It's a series that panders almost exclusively to casuals, and in many ways just a toy commercial.

They never even really gave us a hard mode (other than the one in B2W2, that barely even counts, and is a fucking version exclusive). In that sense, the biggest problem began when they made Gold and Silver and decided to make it even easier than Gen 1. Anyway, I still enjoyed Gen 5 a lot when I initially played it, but it also has those issues. The original Black and White also don't have that much going on in the post-game (the story was better than in every other game, so that was nice, but that doesn't increase the replay value), though at least B2W2 made up for that.

>I kinda feel like something big is happening soon and that thing not being entirely bad
Well, big things are already happening and they are not going to stop. Not without something even bigger happening and taking the entire system down.

>everything is Set up to distract people from genuine reality
It is. We live in an entirely false reality. Nothing about society is real at all, it's all a gigantic lie created to separate people to reality, giving the demons in power more control, since the population isn't capable of surviving outside of the system and don't have the will to do so because their souls got sucked out of them a long time ago. Most people have very little life left in them and are completely hypnotized, and don't care about anything other than the system itself.
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Never played PMD? I'll give you a few tips then:
>Explorers of Sky is like Platinum in that it's the "definitive" one, so don't bother with Explorers of Time/Darkness.
>Gates is painful to play without the text speed hack. (https://projectpokemon.org/home/forums/topic/57553-pok%C3%A9mon-mystery-dungeon-gates-to-infinity-us-text-speed-modifier/)
>In Super it's normal to be slightly underleveled and lean a bit on consumables.
I used to write down the codes of missions with useful rewards when I played Sky back in the day. Let me know if you want me to dig them up.
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Saw your post many days ago right before going to bed and forgot to reply after I woke up. My intention was to play the first ones first because it generally makes sense, and I also assume that anything Pokemon is going to go downhill in quality at some point, so it seems like a safe choice. The first ones are also GBA games, which is good because emulating the DS is a little more annoying because it has two screens and sometimes you have to use the mouse too. Also, isn't the only viable 3DS emulator proprietary? Or is that the Switch emulator? I remember hearing about something like that, and it's bullshit, and I refuse to run that malware in my main system. Though I do have a 3DS that I never use, so I'm not sure why I'm even mentioning this.

>Gates is painful to play without the text speed hack
That is such a Game Freak problem. They love their really long cutscenes that can't be skipped and constant interruptions, so why not super slow text too? What is wrong with them?
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>Saw your post many days ago right before going to bed and forgot to reply after I woke up.
Sounds like something I'd do.
>Also, isn't the only viable 3DS emulator proprietary? Or is that the Switch emulator?
You must be thinking of some other system. Citra, Yuzu, and Ryujinx are all open-source.
>What is wrong with them?
No idea, but they must've skimped on the playtesting for Gates. You can't play the game to completion without getting annoyed at it taking three minutes to check if Quagsire's shop has apples in stock.
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I looked it up and it was Cemu, the Wii U emulator. Imagine making an emulator for a system that ten people on the planet care about and then making it proprietary and holding it hostage. Very dumb.
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I just remembered that Gates is the one without a hunger mechanic. What was I checking Quagsire's shop for back in the day? Probably oran berries or reviver seeds or something.
I just bought an old PS3
I haven't played PlayStation since ps1
Any anons have some recommendations on games I should buy
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I've been playing red orchestra 2 
its been fun
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Sorry Ive lazy lately, I should be posting more but I just haven't had the energy. I'll open the thread and get halfway through writing a post before I give up and close the tab.
Ive been getting into shortwave radio browsing and its been fun and stress free. I would recommend it.
Ive been thinking about doing something Nice for the board for Christmas and getting a modded minecraft server or another game server for the board to play on. I was thinking Pixelmon/computercraft or a tech modpack I could make I'm still deciding. Feel free to let me know what you'd want I have enough money to host it for a year If it held interest for that long.
>Same. HG/SS aren't as easy for me to replay as the old games
I think Pokemon has been too easy since gen 2 or 3. I cannot remember a time I got stuck on a boss fight gen4 onward and In gen 3 I lost to Norman once. Perhaps I'm looking back with rose tinted glasses however Gen 2 is what I think of when I think good Pokemon. 
>Not without something even bigger happening and taking the entire system down
You're not incorrect. I personally cannot wait until you need a tattoo on your right hand and forehead to go to the store.
>it's all a gigantic lie created to separate people to reality, giving the demons in power more control, since the population isn't capable of surviving outside of the system and don't have the will to do so because their souls got sucked out of them a long time ago.
You are not wrong. Its kinda weird how the human body is designed to survive without basic needs and yet some people haven't even grown a plant from a seed before or slept in a tent. Any societal Collapse would be literal hell on earth. Ask any normalfag if they have a soul and they'll say no that should be telling and a horrific reminder of the time we live in.
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Very late. I have been the opposite of lazy, I have been doing too many things, so I haven't been checking imageboards as much. I can try to join a game or something else if you want me to. It doesn't seem like other people come here much, though.

>I think Pokemon has been too easy since gen 2 or 3
It has always been pretty easy. The problem is that it never improves. You would think that the AI would have evolved in the direction of playing more like actual humans that are trying to win, but no. The AI is weak and doesn't use interesting teams and strategies. Even when some battle or another happens to challenge you a little bit, it's the exception, not the norm. Even full teams and equipped items are not that common.

>I personally cannot wait until you need a tattoo on your right hand and forehead to go to the store.
Well, they already have to scan QR codes to do just abound anything in a lot of places. Up to half of the population already has nanotechnology in their blood and already has artificially-edited genes, and some people are already getting chipped because it's a much more "convenient" way of being enslaved and proving that they did indeed surrender their bodies to the NWO. Dystopian futures are not really a concern anymore, we are already living in a dystopia. There are even robots patrolling the streets and some places. Also, the Chinese are working on robot judges and cops, and the rest of the world is very interested in that technology.

>Any societal Collapse would be literal hell on earth.
Well, brace yourself, because I think some massive disasters are going to happen this year. There is no way that the economy is going to survive another year, especially when it's being collapsed on purpose.
Install cfw and transfer a bunch of games onto the hdd with an ethernet cable. Its real easy.
I wish I could find an mmo to play. But none of them are fun. 
I'm trying out Rift right now, but it's very depressing-looking so far. 
Hoping someone releases something fun soon.
All I want is a bright world where I can do some fishing and that has some life/people in it.
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I remember playing Rift years ago. The portal invasion events were pretty cool, but the rest of the game was kinda meh. It didn't hold my interest.
In my book, the best MMOs are going to be private servers. They're pretty much guaranteed to be better than the originals, if only because you can get cash shop items by voting for them on "top 100" sites instead of paying actual money.
Anyway, the only MMO with fishing that I can think of offhand is RuneScape. Not sure how much that'd appeal to you.
WoW has fishing, and theres a mountain of private servers out there for it
I started playing B3313 on a whim.
It's interesting, I guess. Basically the Mario 64 equivalent of Yume Nikki; more of a weird place you can explore than a series of challenges to overcome, although it still has those.
Anyway, afterward I decided to play Super Mario 64 itself, since it'd been ages. I was able to get all 7 stars in both Bob-omb Battlefield and Whomp's Fortress, but Cool Cool Mountain has been brutal. I had to get the 100-coin star twice (I bonked or something while grabbing the last couple coins above the chimney and fell in), and I still haven't managed to get the red coin star, though I'll probably be able to get it next time I play.
Degrees of Lewdity, Mud and Blood 2 and Yume Nikki. I pretty much have only played those 3 games recently.
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Right now, I'm playing nothing, but the game that I had put the most hours into was probably pokemon silver
I'm trying out fallout new vegas. I'm surprised I can run it on my pc. 
I'm still stuck in the starting town, because I don't have the stats to complete the recruiting quest. 
Going to explore a bit to find some way to level up. Looks pretty comfy so far.
I downloaded Spore too. I mostly just make creatures instead of playing it.
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It's been years since I played Spore. The main thing I remember is that you get spammed with attack notifications constantly, but as long as you're never at war with anyone it's always harmless pirates who just steal a single crate of spice. Also, bribing nearby allies to attack hostile civilizations is highly effective and never gets traced back to you.
I played spore recently, Its good I just wish it wasn't a let down on release.
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Got back into Skyrim recently. Made a make dark elf. His name is Thorn
I made such a typo. Lol how can I fix that
I recently found a free hacking game on Steam called Bitburner. It's something like a cross between Antimatter Dimensions and Uplink. The main gimmick is that you need to use scripts to do most things and you have to write them yourself; it specifically uses regular Javascript with some game-related functions tacked on, and the only limit is that the game functions have an in-game cost, so you have complete design freedom. (Although it seems like there's some sort of glitch with for...in loops, so you have to use standard for loops instead.)
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Ive been replaying Katawa Shoujo lately. Had a fun time Re-Reading all the routes again.
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I played Heart Gold when I was a kid so I don't remember it being slow but playing Explorers of Sky was painfully slow and took its time with the baby steps of exposition that I quit before it even began. Why did Nintendo do that? Anyway judging from happy memories I really loved the scope and adventure and addition of features of HG/SS so maybe you could enlighten me as to why it was inferior to the original gen 2. I heard nothing good about the Hoenn remakes however.
Hanako's route disappointed me, so much so that I played it twice to see if I missed anything because it felt so brief and eventless. It's the point of the game that all the girls are normal people who aren't to be romanticized for their disabilities or mystique so I don't find her to be poor quality but she was the "plainest" of them all to me and I assumed she would've been a gothic or emo character. As a kid I would've definitely eaten her up though and projected my tastes and preconceptions unto her.
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Hanako was my favorite the first time I played her route. The reason for it being so brief is because the guy who wrote her route is a hack who cant end a story properly to save his life. 
The original beta was her getting The bad end with every option you picked as well. I still love the part when you play pool with her whilst jazz music plays though.
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>>312 (OP) 
I installed tf2 a few days ago, but I'm already incredibly tired of it.
There doesn't seem to be any good mmos that I can run on my pc.
Hopefully some 2d stuff will eventually come out on steam.
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If you want an MMO, there's plenty of Ragnarok Online private servers out there, and that game's so old it ought to run on anything.
shut up bimbo idiot, maybe stop huffing the sissy whipets for one second
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Playing tf2 again. It's really boring. I just play mvm bootcamp. Wish items would drop more often.

I downloaded wow again for the billionth time. Can't even be assed to  level further than goldshire.

So tired of games and of life, but I can't suicide, because God would be upset :/

Been trying to stay on the right path, but I cave in to gluttony, lust and a lot of anger. Not sure how to actually overcome these.
I'm back to playing WoW, since I can't run many games on my pc.
I tried some crpgs, but it's not as enjoyable if you can't control different aspects of your character(movement, swinging weapon, first-person view, controlling/growing a single character, etc.).

I tried a gacha, but they're just so boring, and within an hour you come to a dead-end and it's just about logging in every day. Phone games are ALL COMPLETE shit.
I started playing Legend of Mana again. Apparently it got a remake at some point, and that resulted in all the esoteric knowledge of the game's inner workings ending up on Steam and Reddit. It's a little surreal for me, but I have to admit that the new tempering calculator sites are way more convenient than the command line-based tempering calculator that I used to whip up armor recipes back in the day.
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Been playing Nethack again.  It's weird.  I've never beaten it, but every time before that I got into the spirit of playing it I thought "O.k., but maybe if I focus more on _ I can do it!"  I've always had this hope that I could someday beat it.

This time, I can feel the learned helplessness burned into me.  I play it expecting to lose.  Expecting to make it no further than I ever did before.  And I don't.  I always lose, no matter how many hundreds of games.  I always barely make it to Minetown if I'm lucky.

I think I'm kind of oddly content about it.  Because this time I'm able to see through the coping lies.  No, someone like me really can't git gud.  It doesn't matter how much I prepare, if I have a game that lasts thousands of turns, I'm _going_ to make a mistake on turn 10000 that'll kill me.  Yes, it really is about the number of attempts and statistical chance.  I've played countless times and I clearly just don't possess the mental acuity.  There's this relief in finally being able to cast aside all of the normie copes ("You just gotta...") and rituals ("You just lose because you expected to...") and see them for what they are:  lies.

So, I just lose this game.  Over and over and over again.  Because every time I lose I prove my point that I'm worthless, that effort doesn't make me any better, that it really is up to chance, and that things don't get better.  I feel like I make normies seethe and disappointed by continually losing so many times.
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I recently finished playing through Mario & Luigi Dream Team. Citra doesn't really do motion sensor/tilting too well, so most of the Bros. Attacks were useless and the last couple of giant battles were nightmarish. On the flip side, it's pretty easy to get accessories that make you nearly invincible in regular/dream battles, so most of the game wasn't particularly challenging.
I will say it was better than Bowser's Inside Story, solely because in Dream Team most of the minigames are optional and give you money, instead of all being mandatory story roadblocks. (Outside of minigames I'd say that Bowser's Inside Story is more or less directly superior to Dream Team, but I wasn't able to make myself wade through the endless minigame deluge to complete that game and I did complete Dream Team, so there you go.)
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