Weekend Gaming Playlist
We finally made it to the weekend once again. That means time to kick back with your Switch in your favorite gaming spot to grind in your favorite RPG. I’m in a transition mode on the games I’m playing. I just finished my playthroughs of Hellpoint, Hero-U, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and am starting some new titles while revisiting some old favorites as well. I will be reviewing TWEWY:Final Remix for the site and finally got my copy, so I’m excited to really get entrenched in it this weekend, but it is not the only thing I’ll be playing. Here’s my list:
The World Ends With You: Final Remix
I know very little about this game as of right now, but I do know it has one of my favorite unique art styles that Square-Enix has tried. I like things that have an edge to them – that intend to be cool and actually pull that off. Prima Facie, I’d have to say TWEWY:FR pulls it off easily. I’m a huge fan of the art styles of games like Octopath Traveler and Nier: Automata – you know, the ones that don’t look like any other game you can recall.
TWEWY:FR fits that description to a T, so I’m psyched to get to have it all to myself. I am a little worried about the control scheme, but I know I have some options. I typically play on my pro controller, so this will be a different experience. Looking forward to discovering the way I most *enjoy* playing this game. I’ll have lots of time with it and will have more to say later. Stay tuned.
There are a few games out there that delight me in a sense that I want to savor – that I just can’t stand the thought of rushing through. Hollow Knight is one of these titles. It’s hard for me to find something about the game I don’t love, but I’m only about half way through it right now. I know there is much I have left to uncover and I eagerly look forward to those discoveries.
I first started falling in love with the game because of its art style, and then when I started and the first few lines set up the story of the world you’d be exploring, I had that familiar skin-crawling feeling that I get when I know I really like something. You know, hair standing on end? That feeling comes back every time I let myself get immersed in exploring and filling out my map a little more on each subsequent dive back into the ancient kingdom of Hollownest.
Immortals Fenyx Rising
After finishing up Assassin’s Creed Odyssey only a year or so after everyone else, I wanted to spend more time in Ancient Greece – but in a much different way. I’m a few hours into Immortals Fenyx Rising and I already love both the narrative within a narrative approach as well as the art style and the focus on fantasy at every turn. It feels like a real departure from AC and I’m here for all the brightly-colored battles and laughs I can stand. I don’t know how much I’ll get this weekend, but I know I’ll enjoy every minute of it if it keeps up with the fun the first few hours delivered.
Resident Evil VII
Ever since I recently played the demo for Resident Evil VIII, I have felt strong FOMO about not having finished VII before fully diving into VIII. The only way I can fix this conundrum is to try to finish up my RE:VII playthrough quickly. I am a pretty big Resident Evil fan, but I’ve never completed III, VI (meh), or VII, so I have some work to do. When I reinstalled the game a few weeks ago, I started a fresh playthrough for narrative consistency. This time, I really find the change to first-person a blast that helps to crank up the fear factor. This creepy house is going to be the death of me, but I will find my way through it to whatever dark conclusion awaits.
Sometimes I set my sights too high with my plans for weekend gaming. Do you ever do that? You know, you have all the plans for that golden down time and then it turns out your child or neighbor or job had other plans for you? I like to think that part of the fun is looking forward to our gaming moments. Even if they don’t materialize at the exact time we originally planned them, the anticipation and eventual fun is just as good. Let me know what games you are planning to and/or actually playing this weekend in the comments. Would love to see what everyone is up to!