If it can be helped, I'd like to hear if anyone's got suggestions for games that they did not play in their formative years. The emotions are legit, but I'd like to hear about games that got your attention in such a positive way without nostalgia as a boost.
If we were talking nostalgia, I'd say my answer's the original Spyro; Stewart Copeland's music is full of headbangers that make me feel like I've come home. But in terms of games I played after I left High School, I'll go for Ocarina of Time, which I'm gonna pick up again soon for the 3DS.
Ocarina's not a game I particularly enjoyed "playing" per se (though it was my first Zelda so maybe I was just not used to the series conventions at the time) but the vibe I got from the music and everything was great.
I'm especially looking forward to getting round to Gerudo Desert. The Spanish Cafe-sounding music that preceedes the trip to the haunting (yet oddly warm) Spirit Temple are some things I'm especially looking forward to.
So I just played TD1 for the first time today in over a year and more specifically after I’ve been playing TD2 quite heavily recently. I never could really understand why a lot of players say they couldn’t embrace the sequel like the first game and why the simple phrase “I miss the snow” had become an almost universal feeling the player base could relate to.
But now, I get it, the world of the first Division is...haunting. You stand alone and witness humanity on its knees and modern civilization on the brink of extinction. The basic laws of coexistence among society have been completely destroyed and see the brutal realities of urban warfare take its place. The world feels empty and lost. The overwhelming sense of sadness is everywhere and it’s inescapable. The constant feeling that death is always near by, whispering to you that your life is no more valuable then the ones whom you chose to cut short.
But yet, somehow, the game manages to capture a unshakable sense of beauty through it all. I wish I had more words to describe what makes the game so beautiful to experience despite the very dark and depressing nature of it but it’s truly special.
In conclusion, I’m sure this subject has been rehashed time and again and perhaps I didn’t really offer a new perspective on it. I just couldn’t ignore how TD1 makes you feel every time you play it, even with an entire sequel that brought so many improvements and overall I think is a better game because of those. Still, I’m grateful that the first game captured the beautifully haunting elements it did. Perhaps in light of the current global pandemic, those elements can be appreciated even more now. Maybe we’ll get something close to that in the future but maybe it’s more reasonable to think that we never will.
Watching Bladerunner recently reminded me that I love these kinds of movies so much & I realised that they help a lot to calm my constant anxiety and spinning mind. Something about the pace, the vibe, the calm that comes with that kind of immersion and dialogue. Are there any other movies that come to mind that fit that kind of description?
I’d love to hear about films you put on for the same reason!
Edit - so many fantastic replies, thanks! So many films I’ve either meant to check out or have never heard of.
I've been using SXOS since it was released on my original Switch. The loading super-xci's from usb hdd has been the main reason why. Now that it looks like there may not be any more updates for sxos, i am starting to gather information to move to Atmosphere. This is my current setup:
I basically kept the emunand in case an untethered exploit was released to boot the switch, i dont really care for that now.
So - should i remove my emunand (backup up my saves first) and start with atmosphere fresh? If so does anyone have any tips for me? Or should i keep the emunand and move over to atmosphere?
Some info or pointers to an up-to-date guide would be helpful here please!
Also can i still use the usb hdd to keep the xci's on and then use tinfoil (is this still the best thing to use?) to install the games to my microsd card?
Cheers for any help!