Finally got around to trying the Crash N.Sane Trilogy, after watching raocow's ongoing LP of the second game (he's playing the PSX version, though). Tried playing it in my VR headset using a program called VorpX. Terrible, terrible idea! While the program works amazingly for games like Fallout: New Vegas, and especially Portal 2, it's got a few problems with this game. Imagine two 3D videos in front of you. The level terrain is rendered beautifully at a comfortable distance. The enemies, crates, and Crash/Coco are rendered beautifully in 3D, but they're placed much closer to you, with their models placed up/down and left/right to try and make them look like they're on the platform they're supposed to be on, instead of moving them closer to the terrain layer you can see. Now, on top of all that, imagine the visual confusion when something in the terrain layer, such as falling leaves or a pillar you move past, is supposed to be in front of your character and hiding part of their body. The layering issues make it impossible to tell where you're going to land when you jump, and makes it insanely difficult to tell when an enemy or obstacle is going to hit you, on top of the headaches from the weird layering going on. Like I said, looks beautiful,though.
Also have been setting up a working New Vegas mod playthrough. Usually, I'll play it using Tale of Two Wastelands, but there's so many incompatible mods that I decided to ditch TTW after finally playing the parts of FO3 that I've never played before (Mothership Zeta, mainly), since I've never been able to get FO3 to run on my PC. Considering I've never played modded New Vegas without using TTW, this will be pretty interesting. Not sure if I want to use my VR headset, because you get some weird issues when entering a menu or talking to somebody. (This locks the camera, so you have to press a button to let you move your head and see things like dialogue choices without moving the "screen" in front of you. However, if you forget to look straight forward when you're ready to go back to normal gameplay, the world will slant when you do look forward, and you get disoriented for a second while you use the right Control Stick to fix the camera.) VR would make the general gameplay look nicer, but it's easier to get the game going if you go without VR, and VR prevents you from using ENB to improve the lighting.
Both of these games are on my main PC, which I didn't have access to during Thanksgiving break since I usually live at a college dorm, and went home for the holiday. At home, I finished wrapping up the extra stuff on Kingdom Hearts 3. I got the last of the Lucky Emblems, I maxed out at Level 99, and finished the last of the Photo Missions. I already had Ultima Weapon, so I went to fight the post-game boss. When I tried the fight before, I got absolutely destroyed, and could only get to the second half of the fight on my best run. This time, I got my best equipment, stocked fully on Elixirs, and found that my prep-work was absolute overkill.
In Kingdom Hearts 2, you can do all the same levels of prepping that I did, and you'll still get destroyed by the hidden bosses, especially the Data rematches against Organization XIII. I still haven't managed to beat any of them. In KH3, there's only one hidden boss, and I was so overpowered that his attacks didn't even register damage. I went from having to learn the exact timing during the boss's combo attacks to switch from blocking to dodging and finally slipping in attacks of my own, to just charging in Leroy Jenkins style and beating his face in. I finished the fight without even having to heal once, let alone using any of the items I brought with me.
Now I've got nothing to do with the game until the DLC comes out and I can start my Critical Mode run. It's supposed to be much more difficult, and a lot of my prep-work was for importing my current save into the New Game Plus file. (I think it's just Keyblades, though. I did fully upgrade all of them) I'm not masochistic enough to attempt a Lv. 1 playthrough, but I do want the game to actually have some bite to it, and maybe the DLC will include some additional boss fights. (I doubt it, but I'd love to see tournaments come back, whether through the Colosseum or, since Olympus is used as a normal level, the Mirage Arena. Hell, the Mirage Arena would work perfectly since Aqua could be the one to reveal it to Sora. She's been there before in Birth by Sleep, even!)