Klyde - Jumping into AC:BF without playing the other games seems to be no problem. Most of the time is spent pirating. The scenes that take place in the modern world sometimes allude to previous games, but those scenes are so few and far between it doesn't matter. I just concentrate on the pirating and have fun.
Got hooked and beat Bloodmasque, the ios game from Square Enix. It was actually really fun. You can beat the game without paying real money. I highly recommend it since it is free at the moment.
Thank you for the advice! It will be a moment before I get to it but that info will be kept in my back pocket for when I get antsy and want to try some new games out.
And on that note, gaming ADHD hit hard this week and I decided to try some more titles.
Gave Red Dead Redemption a shot first.... Awesome game but clearly not for Klyde. This falls into the same category as Dark Souls for me, which is something I can clearly see the appeal of but simply does not appeal to me. Both RDD and DS both evoke a mood for me I just don't care for.
Next up, I tried Ragnarok Odyssey Ace. The combat is INSANELY satisfying if you want to play out a generic battle anime with tight and fast controls. This game by itself holds no water with me but could potentially be the perfect aside to something else. Its shallow, mindless and you can accomplish quite a bit in short time frame. By no means could this game alone prove satisfying but I think it might very well be the perfect compliment to something far more involving when you need a breather. Another plus is the character customization. If having an obscene amount of control over the visual appearance of your character in a generic Bastard!! meets Slayers sort of setting sounds appealing you may (as I do) find this game to be a unique brand of awesome. I DO NOT like the fact that you set out for missions that are timed as opposed actually venturing out into a field. I also do not like that the ONLY thing you can do is run around and fight. No climbing, no swimming, no exploring. So while this game is seriously weak and faulted, I just can't deny the shallow satisfaction of the combat and aesthetic.
Last up (I just couldn't help myself) was Battle Princess Arcadia. As expected, a cute and lush vanilla-ware esque side-scrolling action title. It does however have some unique mechanics up its sleeve although the clunky controls REALLY hurt the experience for me. I didn't play enough to say any more about it really but first impressions are a mix of precisely what I expected coupled with slight disapointment.
As for my current play-throughs.
SHADOW HEARTS: Made it to Rouen. This game is still all sorts of cool and I really love Keith although I haven't had him in the party too long.
DRAKENGARD 3: Seems less glitchy to me now. I don't know if it is in fact less glitchy after the first chapter or I got used to it. I've decided that the narrative is certainly good enough to keep me invested though.
TERRANIGMA: Took a major backseat to Shadow Hearts this week, but I did make it as far as completing the Mermaids Tower. I love the soundtrack for Freedom ALOT. Its the type of track I want to pause on and leave play endlessly in the background at my house to exponentially increase my happiness/comfort.