Re: What are you playing right now?
I was playing a bunch of Resogun recently. I did not think I would like that game as much as I do. It's weird how easy it is to just sort of feel like replaying those levels even though there's only 5 levels. Like, it's just hard enough, but totally doable enough, that I feel like playing until I beat it. I ended up getting most of the hard trophies on my secondary account, so I think I'll go ahead and redo it on my main account soon just because I like that game.
I've also been doing Tales of Xillia. This is, quite likely, the best Tales game to date. They keep improving and evolving this series. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the return of the AC point system from Graces, but they made it way better. You don't have to sit there and wait for it to recharge. It just comes back after a second once you've depleted it. Also, attacks take only one point no matter what, instead of increasing points like in Graces. And you can chain ANY attacks you want, including Artes. You don't have to do weird attack trees like in Graces.
Auto-items are really nice and let you not have to worry about pausing to use items all the time. It's very reminiscent of the FFXII gambit system. You can switch what characters you're controlling during battle, and you can even quickly swap in your reserve characters if you need something specific. The linked partner skills are actually really useful and all of the enemies are susceptible to certain partner skills. The character skills also make each character unique and useful. Like I don't have four characters that are clearly better than the other two in this game. They're all pretty good.
Screw it, there are too many improvements to even talk about. There's just a huge laundry list of streamlining and improvements done in this game. I can't believe they went from Graces to this. It's like the jump from Ratchet & Clank 1 to 2.