08/30 || Catch 'Em All Crossing || Monster Sanctuary || Cap's Favorite Indie of 2019

Ok before I write too much I need to say, this game is great and adorable and why the eff didn't I play it yet this week?!(This was written the morning of september 19th)

I'll be the first to admit I did not pay any attention to what they plan to add while this game is in early access because it’s freaking great right now and I highly recommend checking it out, like at our humble affiliate link for this game.
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So as concisely as I can, this game is the maddening bastard offspring of a pokemon catch 'em all style game, a metroidvania, a weirdly deep skill based rpg, and some fighting game elements?. The world is explored through platforming and each monster can interact with certain objects, fire slug can burn vines and open certain doors, sword cat can also cut fines but also break certain walls, that sort of thing.

Meanwhile enemy battles are turn based, if you find an enemy sprite while platforming and touch them you'll enter a turn based RPG battle, select which three of your six active monsters you want to use and then go to battle. The battles are so weirdly strategic between a scoring system that determines how good loot the enemies drop, including eggs you can hatch, and a combo system that makes later attacks deal extra damage.

There is just too much to go into in a youtube description, but seriously, this game has so much depth without being needlessly complex.

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08/29 || Catch 'Em All Crossing || Pokemon Masters

This was without a doubt, one of the weirdest streams I've ever personally run. It took me days to find a program to let me mirror my ipad display on the pc, mostly because there are millions of programs that do it and I went through like 5 that either had hidden fees or other such annoyances. Hell, one had a 5 day trial period with no watermark that would run as the paid version did, perfect I only needed it once, loaded it up, got everything working, and found out it auto disconnected after 10 minutes to remind me it was a trial version and needing a restart to reconnect for 10 more minutes.

But eventually we got to play Pokemon Masters which is the most fine gachapon game I've ever played. And I mean fine like it does nothing terribly offensive, save for the weird delineation between paid-for-premium currency and earned. There's no stamina system so you can just keep doing a fight over and over again to grind resources and XP which is often an issue in other gacha games, but hind sight sure is 20/20.

basically I ended the stream right before the game makes a pretty significant difficulty jump....difficulty is the wrong word, it does the same thing Pokemon Conquest did. Throws you against dragon types at the end of the story but only gives you access to ice types just before so noew they need a butt load of grinding to get them on par.

Complaints aside, the game is free and available world wide now on Android and IOS if it seems like your jam.

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08/13 || Catch 'Em All Crossing || Pokemon Conquest || Actual Progress

The Title kind of says it all, we progressed! Sort of! We took on Viperia, the poison themed city, and Valora, the steel themed city, and maybe another but this happened like 2.5 weeks ago and my brain is mush at the best of times, but doesn't matter, cus we made progress! Also a good few pokemon Evolutions.

Look I would include a link to where to get this game, doubly so if it was available anywhere with like an affiliate link, but used copies of this damn game go for $55+ american, emphasis on the +. So I guess the best thing is to just ask folks from Koei Tecmo and Game Freak to make a remaster or sequel the next time you see them.

Also if you have a chance maybe ask Koei Tecmo to either learn how to pronounce french words or please stop making so many damn Atelier games.

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08/07 || Catch 'Em All Crossing || Pokemon Conquest || Cragspur is a Dumb Name

Ok so Cragspur is actually a fine name but I said it so many times this stream that it lost what little meaning it had. But this stream we finally started getting some real progress going and screwing over Nobunaga. We took away two of his kingdoms, namely Cragspur and Avia and managed to start getting a bunch of pokemon evolved too!

Look I would include a link to where to get this game, doubly so if it was available anywhere with like an affiliate link, but used copies of this damn game go for $55+ american, emphasis on the +. So I guess the best thing is to just ask folks from Koei Tecmo and Game Freak to make a remaster or sequel the next time you see them.

Also if you have a chance maybe ask Koei Tecmo to either learn how to pronounce french words or please stop making so many damn Atelier games.
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07/31 || Catch 'Em All Crossing || Pokemon Conquest || Maybe Finishing the Tutorial?

I think, emphasis on THINK that after this stream we're free from the tutorializing! HAHA! We fought off attacks from Illusio and even took the capital over as well as spreading into Terrera! I feel weird not having anything else to say about this stream but I am like a week behind still so I may have just forgotten important bits. Upside it means I get to look forward to playing again on stream today, fuck yeah!

Look I would include a link to where to get this game, doubly so if it was available anywhere with like an affiliate link, but used copies of this damn game go for $55+ american, emphasis on the +. So I guess the best thing is to just ask folks from Koei Tecmo and Game Freak to make a remaster or sequel the next time you see them.

Also if you have a chance maybe ask Koei Tecmo to either learn how to pronounce french words or please stop making so many damn Atelier games.

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