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: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Series: Mario, Rabbids
System: Nintendo Switch
This is surprisingly fun, and I say surprisingly only because I’ve never played any Rabbids game before. They remind me of Minions, which I hate much less than the average internet user (I’m also a bit confused why they’re so abhorred besides the propensity of Baby Boomers to share memes of them, which I usually just scroll past. I think the Minions themselves are cute), so their antics don’t bother me. The combination of Mario and the Rabbids actually works, probably because there’s always some crazy shenanigans going on in the Mushroom Kingdom, so an invasion of raving rabbids with a device that can combine two separate things isn’t that far fetched.
I’ve heard the gameplay is like Xcom, but since I’ve never played Xcom, I can’t comment on that. The fights remind me of Disgaea 4 and 5, which I’ve demoed, using grid formations for battle sequences. There’s definitely strategy involved, but you’re not too penalized if you mess up, which is great for the demographic its geared towards and not-go-great SRPG players. I can’t wait to hop back on the sticks tonight!
Title: Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius
Series: Final Fantasy
System: Android (Kindle)
Behold my tale of woe. Sephiroth arrived this week as a summon, on May 11 to be exact. I’d been saving up my Rare Summon Tickets for months since I’d caught word of his arrival around this time. I had around 55 RSTs, 47 Friend Summon Tickets, and 3 10+1 Summon Tickets. I also had around 8000 Lapis. I did not manage to draw Sephiroth even after going through all of these and spending all of my Lapis in a last ditch effort at another 10+1 Summon. Now they have what’s called a Step-Up Summon, which is where you spend 5000 Lapis each time and you take a step up towards a guaranteed summon of either the Great General or some other character called Lina (or something). I managed to summon her randomly, and she has the same probability as Seph. My one friend who I’m kind of annoyed with managed to get him, so I’m at least able to use him at least once a day (actually three since two more friends have him), but it’s not the same. I think I’m going to spend actual money for more Lapis and try to get him using the Step-Up method. I’m sure this is Squeenix’s plan. There’s a 3000 Lapis deal where you can get all the accoutrements to level him up, which I’m planning on picking up regardless just so I have it when I finally am bequeathed the Great General. If I wasn’t in such an apathetic state right now, I’d be more disappointed and rage-y, but I think it’s more of an obligatory “I must have him” that’s driving me on. How else am I going to have my White Haired Pretty Boy Band with Kuja and Cecil if I don’t have Seph? There might also be an Aeris summon at some point, and those two have to be together.
What I Watched
Title: Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Series: Mario, Mario & Luigi, Mario RPG
Let’s Player: Olizandri
I finished this last week. It was another fun Mario & Luigi adventure involving their younger selves as well. I kind of wish I’d watched this before Dream Team, since there’s a reference to it in that later one, and I would’ve gotten it. I also kind of wish the Shroobs had been more than just an evil, alien army bent on invasion, and they had a better reason for attacking the Mushroom Kingdom, but Mario games do tend to have simple plots.
What I’m Watching
Title: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Let’s Player: Hungry Goriya
I’ve been keeping up with this pretty well and there’s a new video out!
Title: Mario + Luigi: Paper Jam
Series Title: Mario, Mario + Luigi, Mario RPG, Paper Mario
Let’s Player: Olizandri
I was watching a Let’s Play of God of War, but I really missed seeing a Mario RPG and just couldn’t resist. I completely forgot about this game, and I’m so glad I realized Oliz did an LP of it. It’s a mashup of Mario + Luigi and Paper Mario, and I’m loving it so far. As for GOW, my brother gave it to me for my birthday, so I’m going to play it on my own first and probably finish Christopher Odd’s Let’s Play afterwards, similar to what I did for Super Mario Odyssey.
What I Recieved
- God of War – As fore mentioned my big bro came through for my birthday! I mentioned I was going to buy it, and he told me to hold off since he hadn’t gotten me a present yet. I’ve been meeting him, his wife, and their friends at Chickie + Pete’s the past two Fridays for crab fries (aka fries with Old Bay seasoning: delicious) and whatnot, so last week he gave me the game. I haven’t fired it up yet, and my husband might get to it before I do, but I’m excited to play it.
So sleepy. What games have you enjoyed this week? Do any of them involve sleep?