The glorious weekend is upon us once again! While real life responsibilities trump the majority of my typical gaming time this weekend, I’m still going to try and get into something at some point. Here’s what I have in mind.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
I was pretty late to the Dragon Age series, as I didn’t play the first game until years after it was originally released. Then Dragon Age 2 came along, and I eventually played and actually enjoyed that more than the first one (despite everything taking place basically within a single city). In comes Dragon Age: Inquisition, a game I’ve started a handful of times and never made it out of that cursed Hinterlands.
This time I decided to push through it and discovered that subsequent zones are much smaller and have less crap to do in them (which, in this game is a good thing). The game definitely has flaws, but it has grown on me the more I’ve played it. My biggest mistake was waiting to play it after completing The Witcher 3, which I did last week. Playing anything after that is bound to bring up even the smallest of flaws in a game.
Heroes of the Monkey Tavern
Although I haven’t picked up my Switch in about a week, I started playing this before my brief hiatus. Despite the mediocre reviews, I actually found myself enjoying it for the most part. It is a simplistic dungeon crawler that taps into my memories of playing D&D: Warriors of the Eternal Sun on Genesis as a kid. The controls are incredibly frustrating until you get used to them, which is probably the game’s biggest flaw. It is also a pretty short experience, which might additionally turn off potential players. Regardless, I do intend on finishing this at some point.
Go figure that I’d be interested in playing yet another KEMCO RPG. Although the majority of them are mediocre at best, some manage to make some waves (like Asdivine Hearts). I briefly played this when it first came out, but set it down in favor of other things that released around the same time. Time will tell if it is yet another meh KEMCO title, or if it transcends beyond the norm.
That is my plan for this weekend. How about yours?