Weekend Gaming Playlist
It’s been a torrential downpour (literally and figuratively) in my life for the past few weeks, but things are finally quieting down. In the aftermath of a busy work schedule and Hurricane Florence, I’m excited to be diving back into my gaming catalogue and spending some quality time with my Switch.
A year to the day after its initial release, I find myself once again immersed the zany, golf-obsessed world of Golf Story. This was a must-buy game for me last year, as I am a big fan of both golf games and RPGs. The charming combination in Golf Story stole my heart, and it remains one of my favorite titles on the Switch to this day. I’m already almost through the full story of the unnamed Player’s quest to join the Pro Golfing Tour, and the story has been as delightful now as it was one year ago.
Arena of Valor
When I was young and single, League of Legends was one of my go-to PC games when I had a few hours to kill for online competitive gaming. While my gaming time is more limited these days (and my patience for the sometimes hour-long matches LoL had to offer has dwindled) I’m finding Arena of Valor to be a welcome addition to my Switch library. I played the short beta for AoV a month or two back, and was pleasantly surprised not only by the game’s ability to translate a generally PC-based genre to a home console, but also for the stripped down gameplay that took matches from 45-60 minute affairs, down to a reasonable 20. With the full version of the game now available for free on the Switch, I’ll be dipping my toe in the water from time to time when I need that multiplayer fix.
Dragalia Lost (mobile)
I haven’t done much other than watch the initial trailer for Nintendo’s latest mobile game, but I still found myself pre-ordering the title from the app store as soon as it was available. The game launched yesterday, and I’m going to be sitting down at some point this weekend to try it out. Here’s hoping the new original IP can live up to Nintendo’s usual standard of quality.
That’s everything on my docket this weekend. What’s coming down the pike for everyone else?