One thing I really love about the Switch is that it’s a handheld console. It’s easy for me to pick it up and take it to the couch and play while my family watches TV. That way, if someone needs something, I can easily pause it and get up and help out. My consoles are all upstairs in my office, so if I go play on those in the evenings or on weekends, I feel like I’m abandoning everyone. Also, it’s not as easy for me to take care of little things like cleaning up a mess of spilled milk, fold laundry, or answer a child’s question. If I’m upstairs, that means people yell for my attention, and I’m not a fan of yelling up the stairs.
So in the evenings and on weekends, if there’s some gaming time, I’ll grab my Switch for Splatoon 2 action. After finally replacing my Vita charging cable (No idea where the other disappeared to. I know it’s not in Japan.), I’ve picked back up Tokyo Xanadu as well. I kind of want to finish that game, although it’s getting hard to want to when the story and gameplay grows stale. The Eclipse dungeons are becoming more and more puzzle platformers, and I’m not a fan of that style with my action-RPGs. It’s why I had to sadly abandon Ys: Oath in Felghana.
Speaking of Ys, I’m back on the Ys VIII train as well. I can only play that one during the day when I wrap up other work, and I think I’m 2/3 of the way finished with it. I have some areas I can’t explore yet due to missing adventure gear, but I’m hopeful I’ll come across it soon. I am nervous that I’m missing so much gear, however. I’m getting this distinct feeling that the story pursuit of the game is only 1/3 of what it really offers. I could have another 50 hours of exploration waiting for me, which, in reality, isn’t that bad of a thing. I like exploration almost to a fault.