Veteran’s Day approaches, and for many of us, that means an extra day off work or school to dive into our gaming backlogs, or most exciting new releases. While I will be entertaining some family this weekend, I still have every intention to sneak in some game time during the late night and wee hours of the morning, playing some exciting old and new RPGs.
Final Fantasy VI (SNES Classic)
Confession time: Final Fantasy VI is my favorite game of all time, and I’ve only beaten it once – playing on my tiny, original GBA in college. I’ve never beaten the game on a home console, despite owning it on the SNES, PS1, Wii, and now the SNES Classic. Not only that, but I’ve never actually played the mechanics of the game to their full potential. Young Jeremy never paid much attention to things like Esper stat bonuses. So, with my SNES Classic and the original Ted Woolsey translation in hand, I’ve been slowly working my way through this amazing classic, reminding myself why it’s been so dear to my heart for all these years.
This weekend, I’ll also be starting in on one of the newest games to come from EXE Create and KEMCO: Monochrome Order. From the trailers, it looks like this game uses traditional turn-based RPG mechanics, combined with a judgement system, where the main character must resolve disputes around the kingdom. If the trailers are to be believed, your choices will affect the game world, story, and the party members you are able to recruit along the way. I’ll have to dive in and see if the marketing is painting the right picture and just how well executed these mechanics turn out to be. I’m excited to get started.
Another weekend, another Tetris 99 Maximus Cup. While I haven’t been AS consistent playing Tetris on a weekly basis as I was in the months after the game first launched, I still find myself coming back for more tetronimo madness each time a Maximus Cup rolls around. This weekend, I’ll be playing to unlock the Pokemon Sword and Shield skin.
That’s all for me this week. How is everyone else spending their long weekend? Are you holing up at home with your controller and an RPG, or maybe honoring our Veterans with some special events? Let us know in the comments!