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TROR

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I've started binge watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine. While I enjoy the show a lot, despite being home I'm still have classes and schoolwork to attend to. This online learning thing is not for me. I need a proper work environment and to be alongside those in the same academic pursuits as I am!
 

Mac Tonight

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I've started binge watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine. While I enjoy the show a lot, despite being home I'm still have classes and schoolwork to attend to. This online learning thing is not for me. I need a proper work environment and to be alongside those in the same academic pursuits as I am!
I binged B99 since last December, and finally caught up. Love it. And I agree with you on the proper environment. Working from home is fine while it’s necessary, but it’s amazing how many distractions arise out of too familiar surroundings.
 

VJ

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Bought the Disneyland Adventures game for 7.99 yesterday. Plays like $hit on my old PC but it’s still cool.

Are all those planters accurate? There are a few that either seem bigger than they were at the park or don’t exist at all. Unless project stardust stardusted more then I realize. So far it’s worth it to watch my son play the Peter Pans Flight mini games alone. It’s also Nice having some of the park music like the Davy Crockett song playing in the background
Disneyland Adventures is accurate to the Disneyland of the game's development (so 2011). It's been sort of frozen in time since then.
 

truecoat

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I binged B99 since last December, and finally caught up. Love it. And I agree with you on the proper environment. Working from home is fine while it’s necessary, but it’s amazing how many distractions arise out of too familiar surroundings.
I'm most the way through season 1 of Community now that it's on Netflix. I watched it before but it's been a long time. One of the best comedies in the last 20 years.
 

Rich T

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Disneyland Adventures is accurate to the Disneyland of the game's development (so 2011). It's been sort of frozen in time since then.
The one innacurracy that bugged me was the Alice caterpillars traveling together as a train. But it really is a mind-blowingly accurate re-creation; I could revisit all my favorite little side paths. One thing everyone notices, though: due to licensing issues of the time, Star Tours and Indy signage could not be used.
 
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Smooch

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With an injury and unable to drive, and now sheltering in place due to The Virus, I’ve been mostly stuck at home for almost five months now and bored out my mind. So I picked up a Nintendo Switch.

Now I’m Sheltering in Hyrule.
I know people have been talking about it a lot online and the game isn't for everyone but I highly recommend Animal Crossing given the current situation. I've never played one before, but I have had such a blast playing on the Switch. It progresses with the time of real life so you will accomplish certain criteria that will build something the next day, so it keeps you consistently playing / keeping your mind off things. It gives me goals to work towards for the next day and helps split up the monotony of quarantine and losing your sense of day / time.

I also really enjoyed Mario Odyssey, fantastic 3D platformer.
 

Practical Pig

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I know people have been talking about it a lot online and the game isn't for everyone but I highly recommend Animal Crossing given the current situation. I've never played one before, but I have had such a blast playing on the Switch. It progresses with the time of real life so you will accomplish certain criteria that will build something the next day, so it keeps you consistently playing / keeping your mind off things. It gives me goals to work towards for the next day and helps split up the monotony of quarantine and losing your sense of day / time.

I also really enjoyed Mario Odyssey, fantastic 3D platformer.
Thanks for the recommendations. I've becoming intrigued about Animal Crossing based on @Rich T 's posts about it, and now yours. I'm sold on that and will look into your other suggestions.

I put video games away some time ago, but now this is really helpful in expanding my living room universe. :)
 

Smooch

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Thanks for the recommendations. I've becoming intrigued about Animal Crossing based on @Rich T 's posts about it, and now yours. I'm sold on that and will look into your other suggestions.

I put video games away some time ago, but now this is really helpful in expanding my living room universe.
I'm glad you're getting back into it! A lot of people have been picking it up either for the first time or the first time in a long time due to the pandemic, my dad who hasn't played games since when he had an NES as a kid is now gaming on my brother's old gaming PC playing games like Portal and Call of Duty.

I would definitely recommend Animal Crossing and Mario Odyssey as your next purchases, at least for playing on your own. Zelda and Mario Odyssey are easily the two main games to play on the Switch, at least in the sense of a "traditional game" because Animal Crossing is a very different style of game, there isn't really an end game, it is just a game about decorating and building your island and having no set goal, sort of like Minecraft in a sense.

If you have anyone else with you and were interested in some local multiplayer games, I would say Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. are both incredibly fun to play with others. Mario Kart is very casual, very easy for anyone to pick up and play. Smash Bros. is unique from many fighting games because it is designed to be played casually, for the most part, but also has potential to be played competitively. If you wanna just have fun and play with items and do whatever, that's how I used to play Brawl on the Wii. It wasn't til I played Melee and Smash for WiiU at my friend's house in high school that I got into competitive Smash, and now I have hundreds of hours on my Switch on Smash Ultimate and it is very fun to throw yourself into if you want to get into a more competitive game eventually, but remains equally as fun to play casually. It is honestly even fun playing single player, there is a "story mode" called World of Light that is fun to play through and breaks up just playing normal matches against bots over and over.
 

Practical Pig

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I'm glad you're getting back into it! A lot of people have been picking it up either for the first time or the first time in a long time due to the pandemic, my dad who hasn't played games since when he had an NES as a kid is now gaming on my brother's old gaming PC playing games like Portal and Call of Duty.

I would definitely recommend Animal Crossing and Mario Odyssey as your next purchases, at least for playing on your own. Zelda and Mario Odyssey are easily the two main games to play on the Switch, at least in the sense of a "traditional game" because Animal Crossing is a very different style of game, there isn't really an end game, it is just a game about decorating and building your island and having no set goal, sort of like Minecraft in a sense.

If you have anyone else with you and were interested in some local multiplayer games, I would say Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. are both incredibly fun to play with others. Mario Kart is very casual, very easy for anyone to pick up and play. Smash Bros. is unique from many fighting games because it is designed to be played casually, for the most part, but also has potential to be played competitively. If you wanna just have fun and play with items and do whatever, that's how I used to play Brawl on the Wii. It wasn't til I played Melee and Smash for WiiU at my friend's house in high school that I got into competitive Smash, and now I have hundreds of hours on my Switch on Smash Ultimate and it is very fun to throw yourself into if you want to get into a more competitive game eventually, but remains equally as fun to play casually. It is honestly even fun playing single player, there is a "story mode" called World of Light that is fun to play through and breaks up just playing normal matches against bots over and over.
Great info! I appreciate it and will look into Mario Odyssey. Thanks! I'm glad your dad is on board.
 

Rich T

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I know people have been talking about it a lot online and the game isn't for everyone but I highly recommend Animal Crossing given the current situation. I've never played one before, but I have had such a blast playing on the Switch. It progresses with the time of real life so you will accomplish certain criteria that will build something the next day, so it keeps you consistently playing / keeping your mind off things. It gives me goals to work towards for the next day and helps split up the monotony of quarantine and losing your sense of day / time.

I also really enjoyed Mario Odyssey, fantastic 3D platformer.
So glad you’re enjoying it! Animal Crossing is much like growing a garden (a garden full of comedy, music and endless random fun). I’ve found that its real-time village store hours add a nice sense of normalcy to the real-life stay-at-home situation (I wake up and think:”Awright! Shop opens in half an hour!”)

I’m trying to work as many Disneyland references as possible into my town. Just re-created the Dapper Dans! :D (They’ll be better when the shop gets straw hats in stock).

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