Weekend Gaming Playlist
Spring is trying to vault across the midwest, with temperatures in the sixties that call to me… But I must resist! You see, there are a few adventures I haven’t quite finished yet, and before I tackle the laundry list of yard work to ready the plots for the Spring planting season, I want to make sure to tie up some loose ends and roll credits on a few games. Here’s what I’m taking a crack at this weekend:
Bravely Default II
Definitely a popular choice, but Bravely Default 2’s callback to the beforetimes in RPG’s has had me wrapped around its finger from launch. With beautiful scenery and fantastic characters, I was immediately enamored with this tale of crystals and catastrophes. Right now, I’m midway through Wiswald with several jobs maxed to 12. I’ve had a lot of fun with setting up my characters to do massive damage through skills and job combinations.
I feel like I’ve really missed job systems like this one, and it’s made me want to revisit Final Fantasy III again which I recently picked up on Steam. While I’m not a huge fan of the character sprites looking so cute and chibi, I do realize that they wanted to stay true to the form of the series. Here is hoping that the game’s success will see a more graphically intense entry with these same systems that I so adore. Wish me luck with Wiswald, guys…. It’s brutal.
As I ready myself to play some real life Harvest Moon, life would not be complete without another farming sim/world builder to prime me for the work ahead. Littlewood has been a great pocket adventure for the time I’ve spent in and out of doctor’s offices and the short breaks I get at work for my day job.
Fifteen minutes or less can still net you pretty decent gains! While the majority of the fun has been in exploring the forest, the mines, and selling off my loot haul in the marketplace, I’m really falling for the quirky characters that you can take on adventures with you. While I haven’t been decking out my house or the homes of my villagers as much as I would like, the amount of resources I’ve been hoarding do need to be put to good use…
A…KEMCO RPG!? Yes. A KEMCO RPG.
Ruinverse first caught my eye because of the cute little fox-dog person, Toto. Toto is introduced to you pretty early on in the adventure, and joins the party a little bit later on. KEMCO games have a particular art style that reminds me of the SNES days. Pixel art coupled with modern character portraits mesh well together, and this particular adventure has me in it for the long haul.
The main protagonist, Kit, isn’t an overpowered meat-head of a boy like you see in most games nowadays, but a soft spoken kid that cares about others and uses his magic to help his friends. The story follows the four races of the world and how they must unite to save it from a demonic threat — sounds like standard JRPG fair, eh? For a budget title, this is one I’m pretty invested in.
So! How stacks your weekend? Will you be joining me in any of these games? If there’s something else on your radar, feel free to leave a comment down below and let us know!
Really looking forward to your thoughts on Ruinverse! Also, Littlewood is amazing!