Weekend Gaming Playlist
The weekend is here once again! For myself, it means continuing through my backlog of games, even if it feels like it’s at a snail’s pace. Here is what I have in mind for game-playing goodness this weekend:
Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
I’ve had this game for quite a while, but have never really devoted much time to it. I picked it up again last weekend and have been very impressed by pretty much everything it has to offer. The writing is excellent, and the characters are both unique and relatable. The battle system is interesting, and the newly added feature to speed up both combat and map traversal is a nice quality of life improvement in my opinion. Really looking forward to how this game continues to unfold.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
I might get flogged for this one, but this is another title that I’ve had for years and never really invested myself in. I bought it during the final stages of my MMO addiction, and just never really gave it the time it deserved. Compounding that issue was playing it with mouse and keyboard, which, until the Switch, was my preferred setup. On top of that, I’m not really keen on explicit sexual content in my games. Simply put: something about this game just never really clicked with me…until now.
I’m finding myself enjoying it much more with a controller. In addition, I’m playing it while my wife watches, and I’ve found that this mod has made a huge difference in my desire to play it (and my comfort level with her doing so). A game certainly worth all of its praise.
This one definitely took me by surprise. While I have already written my review of it, I still have some loose ends I want to tie up. An experience not without flaws for sure, but it is by far the best KEMCO Switch offering at this point. If you are looking for a shorter retro JRPG with some interesting mechanics, look no further than Asdivine Hearts.
Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs – Royal Edition
If I have any time left after delving into the previously mentioned games, I will start this one up. I know very little about it at this point, but I prefer it that way when going into something fresh. On the surface, at least stylistically, it looks like a blend between FFT and Disgaea.
Aesthetically, Disgaea can be a bit too much for me at times, as I’m not a huge fan of that style (despite being overwhelmingly drawn to its underlying mechanics). I’m really hoping that this one turns out to be a gem, but only time will tell if that is the case.
That’s it for my picks. Let me know what some of yours are below!