Weekend Gaming Playlist

Written by Meatballsub on August 24, 2018

The weekend is here once again, where our dreams of gaming often fall by the wayside to menial tasks, such as cleaning house, laundry, or that never-ending yard work. Who is stopping us from having gaming aspirations though, right?

Below are a few things I'm hoping to get in to at some point this weekend. Be sure to let us know what you're planning to do as well!

World of Warcraft

Oh crap.

Those were my exact words when I decided to just take a "quick look" at the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch changes a few weeks ago, just like I've done with almost every expansion since the Burning Crusade. Now, we are almost two weeks into the new expansion and I am hooked once again. So grossly hooked that I'm pretty much thinking about the game every moment I'm not playing. I've told myself for the past four expansions that I'm quitting and never coming back, only to revive my account at the end of each of those expansions like clockwork. It is a sick, vicious cycle that I may never shake at this point.

That said, if it's anything like the past few expansions, the hype will die out for me in the coming weeks and I'll set it to the side. But until then, I'm going to be pushing it pretty hard. Feel free to hit me up at Meatballsub#1351 if you play as well!

Little Dragon's Cafe

If I can pull myself away from World of Warcraft, even for a second, I plan to do more in Little Dragon's Cafe. Although I've already published a lengthy review of this game, there's still much for me to do in it. And despite the massive performance issues on the Switch version specifically, I've found the actual gameplay to outweigh the cons, even if only slightly.

The Legend of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

What a strange, random game to want to play, right? Yes, I'm hoping to fire up none other than the black sheep of the Zelda franchise: Zelda II. After watching a Let's Play of it this past week, I've gotten the itch to give the old college try. Although our resident professional gaming journalist might disagree, Zelda II is definitely an RPG, which makes it fair game for my RPG-centric appetite.

What are your plans this weekend?

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August 24, 2018 10:03:25 AM
Zelda II wasn't my cup of tea... but maybe i was just too late to the party^^ since i've finished Final Fantasy V yesterday and have no intentions to grind 20hrs in order to be able to beat the final dungeon in Breath of Fire 2, maybe I'll start Final Fantasy VI... or maybe I continue my NG+ in Xeno2, since I really want Elma to be in my team
August 24, 2018 08:35:49 AM
Zelda II, ouch! I tried to love that game....
August 24, 2018 08:20:35 AM
@JeremyRice Good to hear someone is doing a review on Fernz Gate. I have been on the fence with it but since there is no reviews out there I don't want to buy it because KEMCO games are normally so-so.
August 24, 2018 08:18:45 AM
Last time I took a "quick look" at WoW my wife told me I was playing way too much. I normally enjoy new WoW expansions until I max level. I had to stop trying WoW expansions after CAT. CAT was very addicting for me. I had to delete my characters in the end to stop me going back to WoW. When Blizzard made it so you could bring back delete WoW characters that was pure evil on them. It got me playing again for a few months but I had to stop because I was so hooked on it again.

Zelda 2 is an RPG, the rest aren't. I actually preferred Zelda 2 over Zelda 1, but Link to the Past was so go that I didn't miss Zelda 2 after that.
Jeremy Rice
August 24, 2018 08:15:24 AM
I finished all the Chapter Four's in Octopath Traveler a little over a week ago, so I've set the game aside for a bit to give it a breather.

In the meantime, I'm playing through KEMCO's Fernz Gate for review (stay tuned!), and trying to find as much time as I can to play Icons: Combat Arena on Steam. Fantastic platform fighter that just came into early access. It still has a long way to go in terms of QoL features and game modes before its official launch, but the core gameplay and character designs are top notch. Also the netcode is out of this world. Highly recommended for anyone who's into Smash-likes.
August 24, 2018 08:01:34 AM
I don't disagree there. The only RPG in the Zelda series is Zelda II.

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