Summer is just about over, and I couldn’t be happier about that. While some may have been soaking it up and taking it easy this Summer – as I hope you have – I’ve been slaving away at numerous projects around my property, and I’m ready to not-melt anymore. While rain is in the forecast for my neck of the woods, and will hopefully bring down the temperatures some, it will pave way for lots of quality game time this weekend. Here’s what I plan on playing:
Grandia II (Grandia HD Collection)
The Grandia HD Collection was slammed for its “steep” price upon release, but I’ve definitely gotten my money’s worth out of the compilation – especially as a newcomer to the series. I just wrapped up the first game this past weekend, and dove head-first into its sequel right after. I’m hoping to have Grandia II in the bag by next Friday, seeing as both Link’s Awakening and Ni No Kuni will arrive on Switch that day.
As a longtime admirer of the Diablo franchise, I’ve always been interested in this ARPG series from some veterans of Blizzard North, but have never really been able to get into it. However, the portability aspect of the Switch and the low price-of-entry made this an instant buy for me. While I don’t view it as my primary game, I look forward to taking at look at the world of Torchlight whenever I get the itch.
Classic / Retail World of Warcraft
Two weeks ago, I took four days off to play the launch of Classic World of Warcraft, and I easily invested about 60 hours into the world of Azeroth in that time. While I had fun for sure, I’ve yet to decide whether I want to fully commit to the grind itself. I’m so glad others can – especially those that never played it in its original form – but perhaps I’ve had my fill of the nostalgia.
That said, the endeavor has actually made me interested in diving into the modern version of the game once more, though at this point I can’t say whether those feelings will last. Judging by my year-and-change hiatus from the retail game, I’m definitely not a Battle for Azeroth fanboy, nor am I a Classic fanatic – I can appreciate things about both versions of the game. If history is a proper indicator, I could very well leave both in the dust very soon. Until then, I’ll continue to enjoy both games for what they offer.
That’s it for me this weekend! What are you going to play? Feel free to share in the comments below!