Ever since I first started streaming, I have done casual replays of some favorite RPGs or new games as they are released as a break from speedrun content.  However, I only started highlighting my casual playthroughs starting in December 2016, so several of my past playthroughs are lost to the void.  These casual runs are listed chronologically from oldest to newest for historical purposes.

Game Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 (120 & 242 stars)
Platform Nintendo Wii
Status Complete!
Details I loved the Galaxy games when I first played them, but I never actually managed to 100% SMG2.  I decided to dedicate one weekend to replaying the Galaxy games, collecting all 120 stars in Galaxy 1 again, and collecting all 242 stars in Galaxy 2 for the first time.  The two playthroughs were done in one sitting each on consecutive days.
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Game Lufia 2
Platform SNES
Status Complete!
Details Lufia 2 is a classic SNES RPG that I never played before. In fact, I had never played any Lufia game before. This was an exceptionally fun playthrough! I collected and fully upgraded all the capsule monsters, but didn’t open every chest or do Ancient Cave. Sadly, Twitch lost the final part of this playthrough, which included The World’s Hardest Puzzle.
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Game Final Fantasy VI (US)
Platform SNES
Status Complete!
Details FF6 US (or FF3 SNES, whatever) is a childhood favorite of mine.  I hadn’t played through this since I was a kid, so I felt it was time to revisit it.  This playthrough was as close to 100% as I cared to get.  I got every Esper and character, all Lores, Dances, Blitzes, SwdTechs, and side-quests, and I think I got every piece of equipment.  I also stole Shadow’s dog.  I was hoping to get all Rages but missed a few extra rare enemies in the WoB so I gave up.
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Game Final Fantasy X HD remaster
Platform Steam
Status Complete!
Details The last Final Fantasy game I played as a kid was FFIX, and I didn’t finish that one.  I didn’t get a PS2 until 2013 and was told that I wouldn’t like FFX so I never bothered checking it.  After this playthrough, I really regret not playing it sooner!  I had a blast with this game.  I did not 100% this; I caught 10 of every monster, fought some of the superbosses, and got all the blue magic for Kitty Boo-boo.  I missed a lot of stuff but didn’t want to use a guide.  Haha.
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Game Breath of Fire III (100%)
Platform PS1 (played on slim PS2)
Status Complete!
Details BoF3 is one of my favorite RPGs of all time.  My last playthrough in 2013 was streamed but not highlighted, so I decided to play through again and true 100% it (all items, all skills/masters, max fishing score).  I also decided to use a caster build for Ryu, tank Peco, and physical attacker Momo.  It was a really fun playthrough!  I separated the main game from the post-game content in these tables.
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Game Alwa’s Awakening
Platform Steam
Status Complete!
Details Alwa’s Awakening is a super good platformer released in early 2017.  The controls are really tight and there quite a few different movement tricks available for creative exploration.  This was a very rewarding game to 100%.
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Game Donkey Kong 64 (101%)
Platform N64
Status Complete!
Details DK64 is without a doubt my favorite N64 game.  In 2017, I decided to make this my birthday stream special!  This playthrough was my 3rd time getting 101%, and it was as fun as always, with the exception of Beaver Bother…
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Game Wario World (100%)
Platform Gamecube (played on Wii)
Status Complete!
Details I had Wario World as a kid and was amused by it, but never finished it.  It feels really good!  The controls are super responsive and you have so many movement tools.  It’s a really great game!  This playthrough managed to collect everything, but not without some extreme difficulty and frustration in the final world.
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Game Snake Pass (100%)
Platform XBone
Status Complete!
Details Snake Pass is easily my favorite non-Odyssey game from 2017.  Absolutely beautiful game and a really innovative concept.  David Wise soundtrack certainly doesn’t hurt, either.  Definitely a consideration for a future speedrun.
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Game SaGa Frontier (T-260G campaign)
Platform PS1 (played on slim PS2)
Status Complete!
Details I’ve never played any SaGa game, but this was highly recommended and I was sent a copy with the guide.  After a bit of a rocky start not understanding how the game worked or where to go, I very rapidly grew to love this game!  I had no particular goals for this playthrough besides to finish with T-260G.
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Game Breath of Fire III postgame
Platform PS1 (played on slim PS2)
Status In progress, technically
Details Since the grind for rare items would likely have given me 20+ extra levels, I decided to finish the game when I got there and then continue afterwards to grind for items and fish.  These videos contain all of the postgame content.  I still have to catch a max-size barandy, whale, and manillo, but I gave up after catching 370 barandies without finding a single one that was 200cm.
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Game Final Fantasy VIII (100%)
Platform PS1 (played on slim PS2)
Status Complete!
Details Contrary to most people, I absolutely adore FFVIII.  I was overdue for a replay of this.  As usual, this is a 100% playthrough (all cards, final weapon upgrade, all GFs, all GF abilities learned, level 100, all limit breaks, Omega Weapon defeated).  Zell is a menace.
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Game SaGa Frontier (Red campaign)
Platform PS1 (played on slim PS2)
Status Complete!
Details Since T-260G was so much fun and there are 6 other campaigns, I decided to try Red!  This was a lot more structured than T-260G’s, and also gave me a chance to experiment with some other weapon and magic types.  Really great fun!
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Game Alundra (100%)
Platform PS1 (played on slim PS2)
Status Complete!
Details I grew up with Alundra 2, but never played the original before!  This was easily the single greatest PS1 game I never played.  What an outstanding piece of work!  Beautiful presentation, graphically and musically, excellent controls, and a unique plot to follow.  I managed to collect all items, upgrades, and gilded falcons without using a guide on my first pass through (with the exception of Legend Sword, which is nonsense).  Loved every minute, including the casino.
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Game Super Mario Odyssey (100%)
Platform Nintendo Switch
Status Complete!
Details I literally cannot say enough good things about this game.  Absolutely outstanding in every way.  My final video leaves off with one missing moon which I later collected off-stream.
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Game Final Fantasy IX (100%)
Platform PS1 (played on slim PS2)
Status Complete!
Details When I was younger, I played this to disc 3.  I let my friend borrow my copy for a short while, and while he had it, his dog Zeke ate disc 3.  I never got a replacement copy until recently.  For this playthrough, my goal was to get every piece of equipment and learn every ability (including blue magic), and fight all the super bosses.  I had no interest in attempting to get every card.  Besides a really annoying start and some irritating things here and there, this was a lot of fun.  The best part of this game is easily Chocobo Hot & Cold, followed by Quina’s dialogue.
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Game Secret of Mana remake
Platform Steam
Status Complete!
Details This is a playthrough of the HD remake of Secret of Mana on Steam.  This was close to a 100% playthrough; I got every weapon orb and maxed out every weapon with the boy, and every mana spirit for both the girl and the sprite.  I got many of the rare equipment drops, but not all.  I had played this game to death as a kid and loved every minute, so I was pretty curious about this remake.  Overall it was a lot of fun!  It gets a lot of hate from a lot of people but I had a blast.  It made a lot of really noteworthy quality-of-life improvements over the SNES version, but some things are not quite as good.  It also crashes quite a lot.
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Game Alundra 2 (almost-100%)
Platform PS1 (played on PS2)
Status Complete…?
Details I played Alundra 2 as a kid and loved it but never finished it.  I felt I was overdue for a revisit.  My goal with this playthrough was to get all puzzle pieces and all equipment, but I did not get the final pieces of equipment that required playing an excessive amount of darts or casino games.  I may return to get these in the future. Overall this was a very conflicting playthrough; this has excellent puzzles and really amusing cutscenes, but the combat is horrible.  The boss fights and forced combat really hurt what was otherwise a fun playthrough.
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Game Shantae GBC (100%)
Platform 3DS Virtual Console
Status Complete!
Details For this year’s birthday special, I decided to play through all 4 Shantae games finally!  I had never played any of these before so this was a fun endeavor.  The original Game Boy Color version of Shantae was immensely fun, and I do not regret a single minute of playing this.  Absolute masterpiece for this platform.
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Game Shantae: Risky’s Revenge (100%)
Platform Steam
Status Complete!
Details Risky’s Revenge is by far the weakest of the Shantae series.  It is still a pretty game overall, but lacks the polish and depth of the other games.  As this was originally planned to be part one of a trilogy, I can forgive the scope of the game, but it simply did not feel as tight as the others.
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Game Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (100%)
Platform Steam
Status Complete!
Details Really excellent game!  This is widely regarded as the best Shantae game, and I can definitely see why.  The controls feel much better than the previous two games, but it lacks any of the transformations that make Shantae a unique series.  In my mind, this is an exceptional platformer, but not a great Shantae game.  It felt really good and the upgrades were nice, but the transformations are what make Shantae such a unique and interesting experience.  Still absolutely worth playing.
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Game Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (100% story mode and officer mode)
Platform Steam
Status In progress.
Details This is by far the most impressive Shantae entry.  This game has everything: beautifully improved aesthetic, fantastic and responsive controls, a large variety of transformations (new and old), a good variety of collectibles and clear collectible tracking, and many additional modes to try after completing story mode.  I have almost no complaints about this.  It is an absolute slam-dunk.  I played through and 100%’d the main story mode and officer mode, and plan to try the others in the future.
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Game Kirby: Planet Robobot
Platform 3DS
Status In progress.
Details What a fun game!  Holy smokes.  I had an absolute riot playing through this.  So far I have 100%’d the main story mode and played none of the additional modes, and I am also missing several plain puzzle pieces.  The new powers in this game are really fun and feel very different, and the robots are a super unique addition to the game.  I was worried that the robots would trivialize the game too much, but they felt great.  Everything flowed really well!  I’ll definitely be returning to 100% this.  I am unsure if I’ll stream the rest or not, so this is tentatively “in progress”.
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Game Kirby Star Allies (100% co-op with romscout)
Platform Nintendo Switch
Status Complete!
Details This was played co-op with romscoutTwitch linkTwitter link for the entire game, including bonus games.  I don’t think this would be nearly as fun single-player as it was co-op, but we had a blast!  The new powers were hilarious and worked really well, and the returning powers were given a fresh new purpose in the form of combination attacks.  I was very impressed by this!  There were a lot of complaints about the scope of the game, but it honestly didn’t feel as short as people were claiming.  It had pretty much exactly as much content as I was expecting for a Kirby game.
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Game Earthbound
Platform SNES
Status Complete!
Details I grew up with Earthbound and somehow managed to finish it when I was younger.  However, it had been probably 15 years since I last played it and I never did manage to get the Sword of Kings or Gaia Beam back then.  This playthrough had several purposes: get those items because I always wanted them; serve as a substitute for Tales of Vesperia; take some time to enjoy myself because I was getting really mad at Bionic Commando attempts.  This was a resounding success.  I had an absolute blast playing through this game again!  I loved every minute of it, including the rough difficulty spikes.  I do not regret this at all.
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Game Yooka-Laylee (“Max%” flightless)
Platform Xbox One
Status Complete!
Details I really enjoyed my first playthrough of Yooka-Laylee last year and was craving another go at it lately.  My first playthrough was a bit soured by the fact that the “flight” powerup existed, though; I felt that such a powerup really cheapened the design of the levels and the fun of revisiting the expanded worlds.  For this playthrough, therefore, I decided that I would collect everything that I could without ever learning “flight”.  The final level presented a substantial problem, but with some creativity and lot of stubbornness, I was able to overcome most of the obstacles.  In all, I collected all but 6 pagies, 16 quills, and 1 mollycool.  Very fun playthrough!  Worth noting that this series of videos omits the final boss fight; while it is possible to beat him without flight, I simply stopped having fun and didn’t feel the need to finish.
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Game Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (all modes/endings)
Platform Nintendo Switch
Status Complete!
Details This is easily the best new retro-style game I’ve played recently.  I would put this above Shovel Knight, even.  They totally nailed the feel and design of the old Castlevania games.  I played through this game 6 consecutive times, playing through every mode and seeing every ending.  I will definitely be playing this more in the future, and recommend it to anybody who is into these types of games.
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Game Legend of Mana
Platform PS1 (on PSTV)
Status Complete!
Details I had a chance to buy this at one point when I was younger and never did.  I’ve regretted it ever since, and always wanted to give it a shot.  Thankfully, it won Super Baseball Simulator Tournament #10 and I had an excuse to play it!  For this first playthrough, I played without any hints, guides, or intentions of completing all the quests or getting all the skills.  I just played to enjoy the experience.
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Game Legend of Mana (all quests/abilities)
Platform PS1 (PSTV)
Status Temporarily shelved
Details I LOVED my first playthrough of Legend of Mana, and immediately wanted to see what else the game had to offer.  I am following a map/events guide for this playthrough so I won’t get locked out of any quests, and I am unlocking every ability with every weapon to experience more of the combat system.  This game is a gem. Unfortunately, I lost steam in this particular playthrough due to having to follow a guide every step of the way. I am 39 quests in and plan to finish eventually, but I am taking a break from it for now.
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Game Banjo-Kazooie (100%)
Platform 360 (Rare Replay on Xbone)
Status Complete!
Details I wanted to play Nuts & Bolts again, but I needed to make a new account to do so; this reset the progress on my Stop ‘n Swop items, which meant I couldn’t use Googly Eyes.  That is obviously unacceptable, so I decided to do a quick 100% playthrough to unlock them on my new account.
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Game Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts “alphabet challenge”
Platform 360 (Rare Replay on Xbone)
Status Complete!
Details This game is super fun and I really wanted to play through story mode again, especially since my first playthrough wasn’t archived.  To spice things up, this playthrough was using one additional restriction: every vehicle I made must look like a letter of the alphabet.  Letters were randomly selected by my bot, and orientation of the letter was decided based on the challenge.  I did manage to 100% this playthrough as well, for my first time in this game!  I was not expecting this challenge playthrough to be as fun as it was, so I was pleasantly surprised!
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Game Shift Happens (100%) co-op with Murphagator
Platform Steam
Status Complete!
Details This game looked pretty neat when I saw it before, but I never played it or saw much in recent years.  Thankfully I was able to trick Murph into playing it with me.  This is actually a remarkably fun game!  The puzzles are interesting and the level design is really good.  The netcode is just a bit unstable, which makes things difficult to handle sometimes.  Really big fan of this, regardless.
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Game Final Fantasy VII (100%)
Platform PS1
Status Complete!
Details It had been an extremely long time since I’ve played FF7 and I really got the itch to play it as a break from other things. This playthrough got and used every limit break, collected all materia and made one set of master materia, mastered all 4 enemy skill materia, and got one of every piece of equipment. I also killed Emerald and Ruby Weapon. This was a super fun playthrough and I’m really glad I took some time to play it again.
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Game Final Fantasy XII (Zodiac Age)
Platform Steam
Status In progress
Details I have never played FFXII before but the game mechanics looked intriguing to me so I’m giving it a shot.  My main lineup is Fran (party leader, Foebreaker/Shikari), Balthier (Monk/Time Battlemage), and Basch (Red Battlemage/Archer).  I was really enjoying this until the very end.  I’ve done 44 of the hunts and collected 11 espers, but Zodiark just completely murdered my motivation to continue.  “Immune to damage” is not a fun gimmick and it seems to be the only one they know.
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Game Banjo-Tooie (100%)
Platform Xbone (Rare Replay)
Status Complete!
Details Banjo-Tooie is one of my favorite N64 games, and I like to do a 100% playthrough every few years. I needed to reset my sleep schedule for the upcoming Twitch Rivals event and it had been a few years since my last BT playthrough, so it seemed like a perfect fit. Done in one sitting, with a brief interrupt due to internet issues.
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Game Valkyria Chronicles
Platform Steam
Status Complete!
Details This was the winner of Baseball Tournament #11, and so we’ve begun a playthrough.  This is a super cool game with a lot of really interesting mechanics and concepts, but there are some extraordinarily bad/long missions, as to be expected with most SRPGs.  Overall I really enjoyed playing through this.  I don’t think I’ve ever had such a hot & cold experience with an RPG, though.  The highs were really great, and the lows were unbearable.
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Game World of Final Fantasy Maxima (100%)
Platform Nintendo Switch
Status Complete!
Details Valkyria Chronicles finished much quicker than anticipated and I didn’t want to run a baseball tournament so soon after the most recent one, so I decided to finally play through this in the meantime.  I knew nothing about this except that it is super adorable, but the mechanics are also really fun!  This was a very enjoyable playthrough, and I was shocked by how good it was.  So many options for builds and monsters, and all of them seem viable!  Also, the monsters are really cute.  Ended up completing all optional content and catching every mirage.
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Game Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts “Katamari challenge”
Platform 360 (Rare Replay on Xbone)
Status Complete!
Details I really like this game and the possibilities it offers for really dumb challenges. The theme of this one is simple: I have to use one single, ever-growing vehicle for every challenge that I play. Every time I use this vehicle in a challenge, I had to add 5 pieces to the previous version of the vehicle, and cannot edit it in any other way. I’ll likely make a page for this in the Nuts & Bolts page in the future.
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Game Mega Man: The Wily Wars (MM1-3 + Wily Tower)
Platform Sega Genesis
Status Complete!
Details Wily Wars is a brilliant concept with incredibly poor execution. This is a collection of the first 3 classic Mega Man games, plus a bonus mode with original levels and the ability to bring any weapon from the first three games with you. I love the concept of this game but it is pretty lacking. This playthrough included all three games plus Wily Tower in one sitting, with viewers picking which weapons I took with me to Wily Tower.
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Game Final Fantasy Legend III
Platform Gameboy (via Super Gameboy 2 on SNES)
Status In progress
Details This was the winner of baseball tournament #12. This is a really neat game, and will continue to be even more fun as I understand the mechanics more. I really like a lot of things this was trying.
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Game Yoshi’s Crafted World (100%)
Platform Nintendo Switch
Status Complete!
Details Super adorable game with really great controls and super interesting levels. I really loved playing this and trying to get all the costumes and crafts (requiring all flowers). I am very impressed by the level design and variation in this; of the 43 levels, there’s really only one that I think is actually bad. Looking forward to playing this co-op sometime!
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Game Final Fantasy 2 US (All summons)
Platform SNES
Status Complete!
Details I’m playing on the US SNES version for this playthrough, the original copy I had as a kid.  I never got all the enemy summon drops in this when I was younger, but always wanted them.  My goal with this playthrough is to collect those (Imp, Mage, and Bomb) and the Pink Tail, and defeat all bosses and whatnot.  The main point of interest is the summon drops.  I did finally succeed in getting the three summon drops I needed, after around 25 hours of farming for them!  My plan moving forward is to slowly do pieces of the Pink Tail grind and separate that into its own post-game section here.  This playthrough killed the final boss and is “concluded”.
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Game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (100%)
Platform Steam
Status Complete!
Details I figured Bloodstained had received enough stability patches for me to finally play it, and I am not disappointed!
This game is outstanding; great controls, really good equipment balance (and incentives to use the less-optimal weapons of each class), interesting and useful shards/abilities, and a very nice aesthetic. Some of the plot triggers are incredibly obtuse, but I really love it overall! The first 5 parts are my 100% playthrough of normal difficulty. I will eventually replay on hard and nightmare NG+ and max grade on all souls.
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Game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (NG+)
Platform Steam
Status Complete!
Details Bloodstained is amazing.  This is the Hard mode playthrough, limiting my weapons to only guns and shards.  I actually had a lot more fun with guns than I was expecting!  They can be pretty interesting, especially with Buer.  I decided to max out my shard grade/rank and character/Buer levels in this playthrough, and get all boss medals.  In the future I’ll do the other 7 playthroughs to max the boss shard grade, but that might be done offline.
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Game Mega Man Battle Network 2 (100%/4-stars)
Platform GBA
Status Complete!
Details I played MMBN1 as a kid and really enjoyed the mechanics, but it turned into an insufferable slog with terrible boss design and encounter balance. I heard good things about the others, and that they learned from the mistakes of MMBN1, so I decided to give 2 a chance.  It improved on the already-great mechanics and has a nice new variety of useful chips, but it still has excruciatingly poor plot triggers and terrible boss design.  Overall, I had a blast with this game and I’m very glad I played it.  After adjusting to the terrible boss balance and plot sequences, it was a great experience!  I decided to collect all chips, S-rank all bosses, and discover all Program Advances and on’t regret it.  Post-game content begins in part 7.
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Game Bahamut Lagoon
Platform SNES
Status Complete!
Details I played this as a kid but stopped about halfway through because it got too tedious and slow. I happened to be looking for a tedious and slow game, so I decided to try it again! It is a really fun game with a wonderful aesthetic and music, but has horrendous design and pacing (all the elements are useless, most equipment upgrades are pointless, dragons are way too strong, etc).  Overall, I really enjoyed playing through this and I’m glad I did!
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