Another two-fer for me again (God bless the Switch).
27/07/19 - World of Final Fantasy Maxima
I was expecting this game to be a pokemonesque romp across FF universes getting up to hijinks and in to shenanigans with all my favourite characters and Lightning. What I got was a bare bones dungeon crawler with the odd “HEY! I’M THEM THAT GAME. BYE AND HERE’S A MEDAL SO I CAN HELP YOU FIGHT ONCE EVERY 10 HOURS.”
I think the focus on mirages didn’t help me here; it was far to confusing keeping track of which skills rested with which creature that I ended up sticking with the same stacks and spamming Thundaga and Cura to victory. The lack of real loot (no weapons or armour to find) made exploring, if not pointless, pretty dull and in the end I was just a bit bored.
I persevered because despite the story being quite typical FF faire; I found the script very amusing and it was easy to while away my lunch hours pressing A and smirking. Oh and I paid £35 quid for it so I was damn well getting my money’s worth.
In better news…
28/07/19 – Horizon: Zero Dawn
Originally passed on this due to Zelda but noticed it was down to £15 sovs for the complete edition and took a flyer on it. What a great experience this was, everything about the game was so polished it was a joy to ride my metal horsey through.
Great main character, though I didn’t warm to Erend as much as others it seems. Great world and lore; about time someone had a stab at post-post-apocalypse. Great story; a very refreshing take on the end of the world and thought the concept behind Zero Dawn was very original, my only misgiving was bollocks could they have built all that stuff in 16 months or whatever but I can let that slide. Great combat and enemies; only really let down by my aforementioned, atrophying brain. Did not really have the skills to make the most of the playground the devs had given me.
So yeah, a cracker.