A weekly post updated every other Tuesday detailing my current gaming projects. I have an account at Grouvee, which is a site you can use to keep track of your backlog, so please feel free to friend me there!
What I Played
Title: Thimbleweed Park
Developer: Terrible Toybox
System: Nintendo Switch
I should’ve mentioned this game last time, since I started playing it about two weeks ago. I’m greatly enjoying the humor of it, and I love Agent Reyes’ sarcasm. I do find it funny that the two agents have similar names. Initially, I kept switching between the two to make sure they were in the same place, but then I stopped when I realized I didn’t have to. I just finished the flashback with Delores, the game programmer, and I have a lot more things on my checklist to do.
What I Watched
Title: Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
Series: Mario, Mario & Luigi, Mario RPG
Let’s Player: Olizandri
I finished watching this the other day, and while I liked Superstar Saga a bit better, I did love that you spent a good portion of the game playing as Bowser. Besides Super Paper Mario (and of course the Kart games), I can’t recall any other where you get to control the King of Evil himself (I’m pretty sure that’s one of his titles). I was impressed there wasn’t an overabundance of potty humor, just enough to cause innocent giggles (or maybe I should say “chortles”).
Title: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Let’s Player: Hungry Goriya
I need to catch back up on this. I see HG has some more LPs up, and she’s been posting a lot of stuff from Music Maker 🙂
Title: Shadow of the Colossus
Series Title: Ico
Let’s Player: Olizandri
And I’m on the last one in the series, which means afterwards I can write a gigantic review/analysis. Even just after two videos, I have ideas about what’s going on and how it connects to the other two games. I think I’ll write down my ideas before looking up any other theories. What’s interesting about this one is the protagonist is much more capable of taking care of himself. He has weapons, armor, and a horse, unlike the main characters in Ico and The Last Guardian who either had to rely on what they could find or their companion. Speaking of which, the other person isn’t there to share the MC’s journey in Shadow, but rather she’s the reason for it.
I demoed something this week, too, but I don’t remember what it was called, and it really wasn’t to my liking anyway. It was this turn-based strategy game where you set it up before hand, monitored it, but mostly let your characters do their thing. I thought there’d be more to it. If I think of it, I’ll update or comment the title. I could see it being a quick play or nice distraction if you needed some time to kill, but it was nothing to write home about.
How id your gaming life going? Discussion time!