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Your most recent videogame related purchase.


Fire emblem engage divine edition had come back in stock recently briefly but was able to preorder so cancelled my base game preorder


Here are my gaming purchases throughout September, October, and November 2022:


Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - I purchased the game on release and was very lucky to be immediately available when the Collector's Edition became available on the Nintendo store - I think the website crashed almost straight after after my payment cleared. I already have the collector's editions for X/2/DE, so I'm glad I managed to get this one too.

Silent Hill HD Collection - I've always wanted to own this - for two reasons. Firstly out of morbid curiosity regarding the games' overall state. Secondly because I don't otherwise own either game - I borrowed a friend's copy of Silent Hill 2 in circa 2008/9 (but never owned a copy) and have neither played nor owned Silent Hill 3. I generally have a high tolerance for poor or sloppy ports, so I'm expecting to find the games far more enjoyable than the general online consensus would suggest.

Tekken Hybrid - This is a HD port of Tekken Tag Tournament, bundled together with the Tekken Blood Vengeance film and a demo for Tekken Tag Tournament 2. I remember reading about this when it was first announced but completely forgot about it until I watched Slope's Game Room's "Tekken: The Complete History" a few months ago. I never owned the original Tekken Tag Tournament, but played friends' copies heavily during the early PS2 era.

Shinobi - This is one of the last 3DS games I wanted that I hadn't purchased and I found a copy at the most recent London Gaming Market.

NIS Classics Volume 3 - This contains enhanced ports of La Pucelle Tactics and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure - neither of which I have played before. I also have the first two volumes in my backlog.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy - I've never played the Ace Attorney games, so I bought the Japanese physical release of the first 3 games on Switch.

Pokemon Scarlet - I'm playing this right now and am personally really enjoying the gameplay and exploration. I just can't believe that the game launched with this level of visual glitches of poor framerates.

Pokken Tournament DX - This is one of the few WiiU > Switch ports I've bought as I never got round to buying or playing the original. I'm a fan of both the Pokemon and Tekken series, so I'm sure I'll enjoy this.

The World Ends With You: Final Remix - I found a pre-owned copy for a very reasonable price, so I bought it. I have the DS original and it immediately became one of my favourite games on the system - I'll forever associate it with a series of flights during which I played it near constantly.

SaGa Frontier / Romancing SaGa 2 / SaGa Scarlet Grace Ambitions - I've never played any of the games in the SaGa series, but I also purchased the Switch port of Romancing SaGa 3 earlier this year. I'll make a start on one of them early next year.

Persona 5 Royal - I played the original Persona 5 shortly after it's Western release in April 2017, but professional exams at the time meant I never got into the game as much as I hoped. I intended to replay the game when Atlus released the inevitable enhanced re-release, but never got round to buying Royal on the PS4 - so a portable Switch version is perfect for me!

Trails from Zero - Having loved the Trails in the Sky games, I've always wanted to be able to play the Crossbell duology. I'm glad I can play this now and will also buy Trails to Azure when it releases on Switch early next year.



Going on a 3DS eShop shopping spree before the store closes in 2 months.


Here are my recent physical purchases during December 2022 and January 2023:


Ratchet & Clank Trilogy - I'm pretty sure I played 2/3 of the original releases on the PS2, but I've been meaning to get back into the series and considered this the best place to start.

Puppeteer - This was one of the more valuable PS3 games that I had regretted not buying on or shortly after release (3D Dot Game Heroes is another). However, I was lucky and found a very reasonably priced Australian copy on Ebay. There's now not too many PS3 games left on my "to buy" list.

Ys Origin - I played this immediately upon purchase and it's definitely up there as one of my favourite Action RPGs. Highly recommended.

Ori: The Collection - I've heard only great things about these games, so I'm looking forward to trying them out.

TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection - I've never actually played Turtles in Time, so game alone makes this worthwhile.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R - I still need to catch up with anime, but I'll be playing this straight afterwards.

Diofield Chronicles - I forgot to pick it up at release, but I've read very good things about this.

Fire Emblem: Engage - This is what I'm playing at the moment and I'm loving it.


Triangulum Strategem
I'm seriously tuning down my purchases until a new Switch is announced and BC is confirmed (yes I realize it might be years, but I have a very, very large backlog so don't care). This means for me - overall no more Nintendo games (with maybe, maybe an exception or two, if they perform well on my Switch), and a sprinkling of third parties.

So, November - bought nothing
December - Chained Echoes (great RPG! buy buy buy!), and in a moment of weakness Crisis Core FFVII Reunion
January - The Excavation of Hob's Barrow (very enjoyable horror point and click!)
February - will definitely buy Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society on the 14th, quite probably will buy Octopath II

Jokes aside, I heard that the Alan Wake Remastered port on Switch has a lot performance issues?
Very late report - I played Alan Wake Remastered sometime later and as I recall it, for me it was fine overall. Played handheld only and had a good time, I guess I must be blind or something. Caveat - I don't read DF/watch reports nor do I watch any comparison videos.


Metroid Prime remaster(played the digital version but really wanted a physical copy - impossible to purchase on Amazon so I drove around to a few stores for it)

Octopath 2 on Switch - dude at Best Buy had no idea what I was talking about when I mentioned the game. He had to go to the back area(inventory) to find it after I showed it to him on my phone.

Harry Potter on PS5 - friend got this for me as a gift. In the middle of two other games but I'll get around to it after.


Can't wait for TotK
Got Portal: Companion Collection on sale on the eshop and eBaseball Power Pros with gold coins.


Guess what day today is? That’s right, it’s Metroid day! The HK/Taiwan version of Metroid Prime Remastered (密特羅德 究極 復刻版) came with a nice A4 folder. It’s the second Metroid game to be officially localized in Chinese (after Dread) ever since Nintendo began bringing their IPs to Chinese-speaking regions this gen. I love Metroid, so I hope more people in Chinese-speaking regions will become exposed to the IP and continue to grow up with Samus by their side!

It’s always interesting to do two play throughs just to see how the localization differs between English and Chinese. For example, the Chinese version follows the Japanese script with Phendrana Drifts being translated as 冰凍山谷 (Ice Valley) instead. Can’t wait for Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid 6!


Unsure about stock situation, but I’ll keep an eye out to see if this version is also under stocked like in other regions.


Not really recent but recent enough for me! 🙂

Took a while but finally got the maximum 100 stickers in Disney Magical World [Disney Magic Castle in Japan which is the better title imo]! Was stuck on 98 for ages but luckily, the Royal and Moonlight Ball episodes aren't as difficult as the Masked Ball.

Such a charming game with fantastic attention to detail and a truly bewildering array of items and themes. Maxed out outfits, farming, fishing and food collection. And the 300 card collection too.

One of the few games I just enjoy running around in, in the different seasons just for the fun of it and talking to and doing errands for the inhabitants.

The sticker progression structure totally brings the game together and gives it the form and structure others in the genre lack. What's that other game you say? Cross Dressing? Animal Petting? Well, whatever. 😁

An under appreciated and under rated gem.


Infected with 'Xenoblade'. 御免なさい🙇‍♀️
There is such a version? Would be great if it comes to Europe too. :(
One of the Amazon-reviews (not mine):

Just a random comment in English here. I'm from Spain, so if you're Spanish or a Western European this can be helpful to you.

Item arrived in a few days, just four days from Japan. The game is a full, complete version. It has both DLC and all the patches. It also has all languages, including English, Spanish and I suppose German, French and such. It is also fully compatible with our saves, so you can continue your adventure with this game card.

In terms of collection and game preservation, this is the ultimate version of the game. Highly recommended if that thing is important to you.


Target restocked the Mario amiibo for Mario Day so got him Luigi and DK. Peach and Bowser I already had plus 2 MH ones at game stop.


Regarding the language part, since the Switch isn't region locked every game will always be automatically in the language your Switch is as long as the game supports that language.
Some titles are language locked by region. Xenoblade 2 and Splatoon 2 are examples of first party games that only had Japanese language on their Japanese Release. Shin Megami Tensei V is another example of game that the Japanese language is the only one available in the Japanese release.


Just grabbed Luigi's Mansion 3 on sale. I actually haven't played 2 and I'm debating grabbing that before the 3DS eShop closes.
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