Weekly Gaming Update #19 – Let’s Not Do That Today

Look Morgana, yes I went to go see a movie yesterday… no, I waited until the afternoon, but I have plenty of time before bed to write this blog post!  Dude, a two hour movie isn’t THAT tiring.  I can stay up past 7PM, I promise I won’t throw a tantrum when I have to get up early the next day.

Annoying cat.

New Games Started

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga – In Progress

Games Beaten

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
It’s short.  It’s okay.  I’m glad it finishes up the storyline from the first game at least.  It’s so short that I can’t really recommend against playing it, but I wouldn’t say it really wowed me or anything either.  It’s just kind of there.

In Progress

Persona 5
I’m back to this again.  Was I back to this last week?  I can’t really remember.  Oh well.  I’m really determined to beat this before I start the Summer Gaming Challenge (more on that in a bit), so I’m focusing mainly on this for the rest of the month.  I’m 60 hours in, on the sixth Palace, and I see that I’m ramping towards the conclusion.  I’ve been working on some random achievements and social stat building instead of Confidants so that the second playthrough I can max out all the Confidants instead of having to do tedious book reading or take baths or whatever.  I wish I could freaking find Mishima though and FINALLY finish that off, he’s been at Rank 9 for ages.

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
I have limited access to my PS3 since it’s downstairs at the moment, but I had some time on Sunday to play it and so I started this.  I’m only a couple hours in, and I’m really liking this… The Mantra setups (I think they’re called) are fun to mess with, and thank goodness the battle continues if the main character is down.  Excited to play more of this one when I can!

Goals for Next Week

Alright, so, as yearly tradition I’m participating in the Summer Gaming Challenge, in which I play 10 games considered ‘classics’ and such.  I’ll go more into detail when I make the blog post itself.  I had planned on starting on May 14th, but on second thought I decided it would be better to get the time sucking behemoth that is Persona 5 out of the way first, as it’ll definitely cut into my Summer Gaming time otherwise.  So, I’m starting around June 1st this year.  Of course, I want to get Persona 5 out of the way (if I concentrate on it, I *might* be able to beat it this week), but also hopefully Tomb Raider and any other recent backlog stragglers standing in my way.  So that’s my game plan for the rest of the month!

See you next week!

Weekly Gaming Update #4 – Thinking About Burpees

Who the hell called them burpees, anyway?  Such an unattractive name.  And how does a random fantasy knight know what burpees are?  Life is full of mysteries.

New Games Started:

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare – In Progress

Games Beaten:

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
This one…. I’ve ended up with mixed feelings of.  The majority of the game was pretty nice… as I got to the later chapters, I was thankful for maps that I had to us actual strategy for, unlike Birthright and its “take these three characters and wipe out the whole map” level of difficulty.  My party was also sort of weird–I had a few really good units, but only one could really take more than two hits by the Endgame, so I wasn’t even able to split up my party on some chapters.  But, the Endgame chapter introduced this new mechanic, and it was downright brutal… and combined with the face that I couldn’t save before the chapter made it so I lost four units along the way.  It really annoyed me.  I mean, I expected the final chapters to be really hard, but to not be able to save?  That sucks.  I might play Revelations in the future, but for now I’m good on Fire Emblem until Echoes comes out.

Crypt of the Necrodancer
This roguelike has a unique mechanic in that you’re supposed to play and attack to the beat.  It’s a neat mechanic.  After a short amount of time, I dropped that and decided to go with the Bard, who essentially makes the game into a regular rougelike.  That’s the only way I would have been able to beat it, since I’m pretty bad at rougelikes in the first place.  It’s not nearly as interesting as a regular rougelike, but it’s still not a bad game.

In Progress:

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
I got through about half the game in two hours.  It’s an… interesting game, with some really out there storytelling.  I do wish it wouldn’t repeat itself, though.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
I’m about 30 hours in and still in the first big area.  So many sidequests.  The thing is, a lot of them are really interesting!  I’ve done a mix of sidequests and the main quests thus far, and boned Triss’s sweet sweet bum.  That’s what I’m supposed to do, right?

Goals for Next Week:

  • Start working on the games I want to beat in February (Shining Force II, LISA, and Read Only Memories)
  • Work on my Pokemon Sun Living Dex some more

Progress for the Year

4 New Games | 5 Beat Games | 0 Completed Games | 0 Master Runs | 0 Replays

That about does it!