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Trying to get the good ending for Hollow Knight and I'm quickly falling out of love with this game. Someone liked Dark Souls a little too much, and Super Meat Boy a little too much. This has been an exercise in reading guides, backtracking, and buzzsaws.


I wouldn't blame you for forgetting about it, but Ghost of a Tale is finally out this week. Been waiting for this since 2013(!). You play as a mouse with a lute. Actually, scratch what I said. I totally blame you for forgetting about it. MOUSE WITH LUTE.


I feel like the Rivals of Aether online is filled with old Melee experts. Getting my ass beat royally. Really fun game though, Maypul is my girl.


I suck at fighting games to the point that they're often not as fun for me as they might be for other gamers. I do, however, love animation. So I figure that's good enough reason to finally still buy the current bundle. Some expertly animated games there!


Doing the dishes while my Switch is behind me farming coins from people failing to find my balloons. I've made all of them such that it LOOKS like you could get them fairly easily, but then you find it's going to require you to speedrun the stage.


Finally played some of the Mario Odyssey DLC. At first I was somewhat distraught at how many coins the new costumes were going to make me grind, but then I found that Balloon World gives ridiculous coins. And it's fun too!


One year ago today. They grow up so fast!


I'm thinking of getting back into Overwatch, but I'm worried about how much the game has changed since I played it last. Is Quickplay still fun or has the 'meta' become such a big thing that maybe I shouldn't bother? My mains were Lúcio, D.Va and Junkrat


Got Celeste beaten 100% (well, sort of). 27 hours, 6700+ deaths. Great game! Secret content spoilers and bragging in the comments.


The gods of irony smile upon me today. I'm going to have to miss my first therapy session for anxiety and fear of dangerous diseases...because I have the flu.


I thought Celeste was merely very good before, but Chapter 6 cemented it as something really special. Stay determined, all!


Anyone have any idea what this block does? I feel like I need it to get a thing, but I have no idea how or why.


Today I read pretty much the whole first Mortal Engines book, to prepare for the upcoming movie. I was told it'd be grimdark, but I was not prepared. Turns out one does not pick a favorite character in this series. Current status:


On a scale of 1 to "I didn't see this coming"...I REALLY didn't see this coming.


I'm looking for a huge game, ideally for Switch or maybe 3DS. Something you can play all day for a week and still not be done with it. For example, are Skyrim or Disgaea worth it? Context in comments, all suggestions welcome.


I may have to double dip on TWEWY (because it's so long ago), Hyrule Warriors (because of the DLC), and Tropical Freeze (because it's goddamn amazing). I've also really been enjoying Golf Story, so if Mario Tennis offers something like that, I'm down.


My sister just invited me to come see Jumanji with the cousins. My brain says no, but Karen Gillan's midriff says yes.


I can't lie; 2017 was the worst year of my life by miles. Nevertheless I'm thankful for Dtoid and videogames generally for letting me find some joy in hard times. Keep on keeping on in 2018, all. I will do the same. May it be a better year than this one.


I've gotten a couple of new (indie) games over the last week or so; from Dtoid, on sale, or otherwise. However, I think I still have room for one or two more Switch indies. Sell me on some!


I've been dealing with hyperventilation and accompanying anxiety for the last two months; obvious left-overs from September. It's not fun. Fortunately, I got a book on hyperventilation today. Turns out knowing really is half the battle!


Ever since I got a Switch I've been much more inclined to buy indie games on a whim than ever before. There's now an eShop sale on, and I have more than half a mind to get Oceanhorn and The Mummy Demastered before the day is done. More may yet follow.


Quite enjoying Yooka-Laylee so far. It's a bit unpolished and the levels aren't as concisely designed as in Banjo-Kazooie (Tooie is debatable), but it's pretty fun and it caters to my Collectathon Platformer sensibilities.


Got my Yooka-Laylee backer code for the Switch. Despite all the conversation that surrounded this game, I'm still going in pretty much blank. Hope I'll like it!


So I've been replaying Ocarina of Time 3D because I get Zelda moods at least twice a year, and I just noticed something for the first time. Volvagia's boss title is "Subterranean Lava Dragon". Wouldn't this make him the Magma Dragon instead?


When you wake up from the best night's sleep you had in a while to find out that overnight Bayonetta 3 has been announced and Breath of the Wild DLC is out.


About ShadeOfLightone of us since 7:43 AM on 07.16.2010

The Dutch one, Grand Marshal of the Nintendo Defense Force, heckler of GajKnight, and zen personified; I am ShadeOfLight, one of your Community Managers .

I'm a Dutch lawyer who loves to play the vidya. I'm a Nintendo-fanboy at heart, but I don't feel that I'm blinded by that, at least not very often. I also used to be on the Cblog Recaps team for Thursdays, and I did that for 4 whole years.

I'm obsessed with the Monolith Soft RPGs Xenoblade Chronicles and the Baten Kaitos series. I will not pass up the opportunity to mention them, ever, and I consider myself Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean's biggest fan. Xenoblade Chronicles X also knocked my socks off.

The WiiU is one of my favorite systems of all time, and my favorite games on this system include, but are most certainly not limited to;
New Super Mario Bros. U
Darksiders II
Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Pikmin 3
Super Mario 3D World
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Mario Kart 8
Hyrule Warriors
Bayonetta 2
Super Smash Bros. WiiU
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Yoshi's Woolly World
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Paper Mario: Color Splash
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

And on the Nintendo front, let's not forget the 3DS I've had since early 2014! Like, say:
Super Smash Bros. 3DS
The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Fire Emblem Awakening
Pokemon X
Super Mario 3D Land
Bravely Default
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
Crimson Shroud
Code of Princess
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Virtue's Last Reward
Bravely Second
Codename STEAM
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
Pokémon Moon

Apart from Nintendo, I'm a huge indie game enthousiast. Give me a game like Trine, VVVVVV, Sequence or Recettear, and you've made me a happy camper for sure. You can keep your shooters to yourself.

Favorite indie game round-up:
Trine (+ Trine 2)
Super Meat Boy
The Binding of Isaac
Dungeons of Dredmor
Thomas Was Alone
Mark of the Ninja
Cthulhu Saves the World
Recettear - An Item Shop's Tale
To The Moon
Cave Story
Orcs Must Die! 2
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
1001 Spikes
The Swapper
Ori and the Blind Forest
Her Story
and many, many more!

Besides gaming itself, I like reading up on gaming-related news on my favorite website in the whole wide world: Destructoid. I love all the people here, and I'm glad that I get to be a part of this. Wouldn't know what to do without you!

And it turns out you guys love me too!
I've had some blogs promoted:
- Digital Property: Entering the Third Age
- Better with Age: Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Waifu Wars: Midriff or Bust
- And posted as The Wombat: 2014: I want to make love to you. Seriously.

MikeyTurvey drew me as an archer:

StriderHoang made me a Trading Card:

and a Spell Card for The Wombat:

Meanderbot drew me plus himself and Pixielated drinking root beer:

RobertoPlankton drew the following scenario based on my username and avatar:

And Alphadeus wrote me a theme song:
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