Been ages since I’ve had time to write up my completion thoughts so here’s a data-blast of all the things I’ve completed since my last update, some games don’t really need a lot of blurb.
FF14: Heavensward Quests
Did some more of this, it’s a nice timesink and I have yet to come across a single toxic idiot even when I’m shit. The story has improved since the ARR quests but how many times can they re-use those eyes?
Replayed the lovely Switch version, still the best-looking fruit in gaming.
Super Mario 3D World
Don’t really need to say anything about this one.
Lair of the Clockwork God
Wonderful game from the creators of Time Gentlemen Please. Half platformer; half Point and Click and a proper hilarious script. This is well worth your time and money.
I honestly thought I was going to love this. It started out nice and intriguing showing promise, but then became a little tedious with some terrible platforming sections, boring minigames and annoying fetch quests. It did look beautiful on Series X and the Arcade was quite fun.
From all I’d heard I was expecting this to be an X-Com-alike but it was more like a cross between Into the Breach and Final Fantasy 7. The structure is pure Into the Breach, almost scandalously so, just with a more interactive map. Combat is akin to turn-based JRPG combat but with a lot more strategy and each team member with a very specific role. It’s really good and definitely worth checking out if you have GamePass.
The Wild at Heart
Cute as hell Pikmin-alike, can’t really say much more than that. Was good.
Hmmmmmm, wasn’t a massive fan of this but played it online with my buddy as he was in love with it. It’s not terrible but is so bland and can be screen-punchingly annoying at times. The shooting is very nice but it’s just so samey for 12 or so hours. The end game is also utterly pointly and unrewarding.
Ratchet & Clack: Rift Apart
This was simply a super good looking Ratchet & Clank game. Graphics from 2021; gameplay from 2001. Enjoyable but not the paradigm altering entertainment product some members of the media would have us believe. A decent script well performed and, of course, dazzling to watch with your eyeballs.
FF14: Stormblood Quests
Yup, we continue to plod through this as some kind of meditation, great to play with the football on this month.
Whew, sorry some of the writeups were rubbish, but time defeats me constantly.