Pokemon Red w/ 1 Nidoran
Hyrule Warriors came out on the Wii U in September 2014, and this game caught my eye immediately when I played the demo at Best Buy, enough that I immediately got the game and ordered all the DLC at that point (I think when I got the game, the Master Quest DLC had just been released). As an amiibo collector here was a great game to play and use my amiibo to unlock stuff and get free bonuses, but that didn't make the game easy mode.
Various DLC packs came out on the Wii U, such as the Master Quest DLC, the Twilight's Princess and Majora's Mask DLC packs, and the Boss Challenge pack. This was a Wii U game with some beefiness to it, there was just SO MUCH to do. I probably put a thousand hours into the Wii U game.
...then they announced an enhanced port to the 3DS. The 3DS version came out on March 2016, which just happened to be at a rough point in my life. I won't go too deep into that, but the short version is that this 3DS port came out in a time where I was only able to game on my 3DS, making this portable game an easy choice and a good way to spend the following year.
This 3DS port had a bunch of new content plus included MOST of the Wii U content. (Notably, the main features missing from 3DS were the Co-Op mode and the Challenge mode). It included a new chain of story missions featuring newcomer Linkle, a new Fairy companion mode, and a new Adventure Mode map based on The Wind Waker. But the 3DS version also got DLC packs, and for the portable game the DLC was all inspired by Link's portable adventures, with a Link's Awakening Pack, a Phantom Hourglass/Spirit Tracks Pack, and a Link Between Worlds Pack. (There was also a Master Wind Waker Map, all to help power up free character Medli).
I had a lot of time to sink into the 3DS version, and even with all of that, I never did quite finish everything in that game.
I had never played a Warriors type game before (it was the Zelda content that got me interested in this game, but I found the gameplay addicting) but I easily found one of my most played games. I even decided to get Fire Emblem Warriors, even though I wasn't a fan of FE, just to try it out and enjoyed that one a lot too!
Then they announced a Switch port was coming for Hyrule Warriors. I didn't get the game right away, but I did eventually snatch the game up when I found a used copy for cheap. Aside from having the content from the 3DS version (with the better graphics of the Wii U version, one place where the 3DS one suffered), there were little costumes from Breath of the Wild for Link and Zelda, and the Challenge Modes from Wii U and Co-Op returned as well!
This just brings me back to my original title here, though. I don't think I'm ever going to 100% this game, but I'm certainly enjoying trying. I think what really makes it work for me is that the Adventure Mode stages (which is what the majority of the gameplay will be) are pretty short, stages are designed to be cleared within 15 minutes when you do well, so even in a short spurt of time you can knock out one or two and come back later. Taking breaks to play other stuff also helps. But there is just so much to do, so many weapons to collect and so many characters to level, its certainly a game worth the cost I've paid for it, and I say that as the crazy person who's sunk lots of time into every version of it.
One thing that's kinda neat is that the community has put together a huge informative spreadsheet while I looked up while helping a streamer friend. What I didn't expect when looking at it is that I'm listed in the credits! When the Lorule DLC was new on 3DS I farmed some stages and recorded some Food locations, and posted to GameFaqs, and I guess that when they were gathering information I was the only source for that particular gem.
Anyway, I know there was a pretty long running thread for Hyrule Warriors on the old forum, and I'm still playing it a ton, so here we go!