10/02 || Catch 'Em All Crossing || Pokemon Conquest || The Finale in Dragnor!

Ok before we get to the meet of the stream I need to complain real quick about making thumbnails for this, no one, anywhere, has uploaded decent captures of any of the full arts for each kingdom! Like I get that they're a pain to seen and snap a pic of or I'd have done it while playing, but dang it Nintendo and Tecmo, don't y'all have any sweet art you wanted to share?

However with that said, this is it! the end of the story! We made it! time to kick Nobunaga's butt! What the hell do you mean there's two fights after that? What the hell do you mean his team changed so now my ice type army is butts against it?

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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09/19 || Catch 'Em All Crossing || Monster Sanctuary || Tired Cap is Tired

Tired cap is also apparently tautological.

This whole stream was so weird, I was super looking forward to playing Monster Sanctuary again but as soon as I loaded up the stream my energy just vanished. Like the game was still fun and it definitely feels like we're at a part that's sorta focused on grinding and I was prepared for that but damn it, I hit a wall as soon as we started. On the upside we got to explore a whole bunch and moved the story forward in a good few places!

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 its freaking great right now and I highly recommend checking it out, like at our humble affiliate link for this game.
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09/11 || Catch 'Em All Crossing || Pokemon Conquest || Spectra and Nixtorm

Well damn, we actually made some freaking progress during this stream didn't we? We managed to attack and take not one but two of the three remaining kingdoms of the Ransei Region......

Of course, the remaining kingdom is a tiny bit of a pain since they're dragon affiliated and we only just gained access to dragon's weakness when we took over Nixtorm...sooo there's a bit of a grind to get ready for the final fight.

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.

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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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