I talk about FFXIV a lot, but actually I’m super casual. I log on twice a week: (1) after the weekly reset to do Eden normals, and (2) on weekends to raid with team.
Last night was reset night, but HGR was otherwise occupied: he was reading a Chinese novel. (It’s a cultivation novel with an EVIL protagonist. It’s not MDZS.) He’s the kind of guy who can only do one thing at once, and right now, it’s reading a Chinese novel. So he wasn’t on FFXIV. I still could’ve done my normals if I wanted; even a solo dps shouldn’t have trouble queueing for Eden on a Tuesday night. But I didn’t trust myself not to embarrass myself without HGR’s expert shotcalling. And I just didn’t feel like it. So instead I played Baldr Sky.
Baldr Sky was the most hyped game of 2019, thanks to our resident hype machine, meisnewbie. He’s been talking about this game for years. If I recall, he purchased a copy for Silver and offered to also purchase copies for Dante and numbers. Gotta support the developers and the industry.
But it’s honestly kind of mediocre. I’m currently on Aki’s route (the fourth route out of six), so I feel qualified to give opinions, even though I suspect a lot of the payoff is in the final route.
The good: It’s a cyberpunk dystopia featuring lots of AI and cybernetic mech battles. Aesthetically, this is right up my alley. It’s hard to think of something more up my alley.
The bad: The characters, mostly.
So that means I like two out of the six girls, which is not a great ratio, and worse if you add in Kou. Also there’s a lot of repetition between routes, which makes sense story-wise but is a slog to get through. Did you know [redacted] is in league with Dominion? *hits snooze button*
I’ve gotten far enough that I might as well continue for the presumed final-route payoff (and besides, newbie and HGR want to know my THOUGHTS), but yeah, not the best story so far.
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