Weekend Gaming Playlist

It’s Friday! The weekend is finally here, and for those in North America, summer is upon us. Regardless of where you call home, hopefully the weather will be just as nice. E3 2021 wrapped this week and a Nintendo Direct happened – what did you think about it? One good thing about E3 are the sales that tend to follow after it, and a great one is currently running on the eShop at the time of writing. I found a couple games myself, and will be playing them this weekend along with another title.

Persona 5 Strikers

I have slowly been making my way through this game and it’s been a blast. While it’s not the traditional turn-based mechanics found in the mainline series (come on Sega and Atlus, put Persona 5 on Switch already!) it’s still a blast to play. The game does not feel anything like a Warriors-style game except maybe during combat encounters, and even then they are so varied and pulling a lot of systems from Persona that it feels more like an action RPG to me. If you are a fan of Persona 5 and haven’t checked this game out, you should definitely put it on your radar. I am 30 hours in and just arrived at the city of Kyoto. The story is still engaging, well written, and Atlus is still introducing new things to me!

Dust: An Elysian Tail

Dust is a side-scrolling action RPG I have had my eyes on for a while, and I just picked it up on sale. I have always wanted to try this one as I have heard great things about it. I am a couple hours in so far and am impressed by the voice acting, art direction, and animation. The combat system is also quite clever and unique, so I’m looking forward to devoting more time to it this weekend.

Piczle Colors

Who doesn’t like a good puzzle game? I am a big fan of the Picross S series of games; not all of the entries on Switch have been great, and I am still waiting on the Sega/Sonic crossover game to be released, but this was recommended as I was browsing the games on sale. I have played about 30 puzzles so far and from the looks of it, there are 100s of puzzles to go. From the ones I have played, it appears Piczle has opted to put their own twist on the color picross formula vs using the mechanics found in the Picross S games. I like what I’ve seen, but I have found the puzzles to be much simpler than those found in the Picross S series.

That’s it for me this weekend! What are you going to play? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Twitter. Enjoy your time playing, stay safe, and be well!




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