Week of Mar 27 – Apr 2 Round-up

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Doom Eternal sounds like it’s a pretty good game but I also have concerns after hearing/reading some impressions. Some fans of Doom 2016 are claiming the sequel is needlessly complicated and muddled by the new additions. I was content with what as on offer with Doom 2016 and didn’t feel the need for more skill trees or movement options. I’m still optimistic for the game but it’s a cautious optimism now. As to when I’ll be playing it? Likely on the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.

Week of Mar 20 – 26 Round-up

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Doom Eternal or Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Well, one game can be played today without the promise of superior and cheaper version later this year. The other? It’s a brand new Animal Crossing title. If you need one game to help move the days forward, it’s definitely this.

Week of Mar 13 – 19 Round-up

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I have a feeling that I would like Nioh 2 if I actually gave it a try. I hear nothing but good things about its predecessor and the betas of its sequel. I just haven’t found the motivation to embark on a game like this; I just didn’t feel the need to subject myself to an ass kicking.

Week of Mar 6 – 12 Round-up

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I loved Ori and the Blind Forest. It was such a great Metroidvania game. It looked great, sounded phenomenal, and had an enjoyable level of challenge. When it comes to Ori and the Will of the Wisps, I have purposely kept myself in the dark. Apparently this sequel has some similarities with another Metroidvania, Hollow Knight. Hearing that revelation on the Giant Bombcast gave me pause. I didn’t love Hollow Knight but I also didn’t hate it. I disliked parts of it and I hope Will of the Wisps doesn’t repeat some of those decisions.

Week of Feb 28 – Mar 5 Round-up

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I have little to no knowledge of GranBlue Fantasy Versus. All I know is that it’s another property that the talented team at Arc System Works have been asked to work on and that’s enough for me to pay attention to it. They did a fantastic job with DragonBall FighterZ and it looks like they did GranBlue Fantasy justice as well.

March 2020 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Batman: The Enemy Within – Complete Season
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
  • Sonic Generations

March 2020 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Sonic Forces

March 2020 Twitch Prime Games

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  • Bomber Crew
  • Furi
  • Epistory – Typing Chronicles
  • Mugsters
  • Whispers of a Machine

Week of Feb 21 – 27 Round-up

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Street Fighter V was a disappointment back in 2016. I appreciated Street Fighter’s single player content in the past and I was hoping for better in SFV. Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max’s World Tour was a blast! I also tried to take the competitive multiplayer seriously but I couldn’t commit to a game that did not feel the same offline and online. I’ve heard the online performance has gotten better but if I were to pick up Street Fighter V Champion Edition, it would be to just mess around with the latest iteration on the cheap.

Week of Feb 14 – 20 Round-up

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I liked Vanquish. I remember loving the stylish action but I don’t recall much about the game itself, if I’m being honest. It’s been nearly 10 years which means a 4K60 remaster is in order. I think I’ll pick this up once it goes on sale. Bayonetta and Vanquish comes in a 10th Anniversary double-pack but I recently replayed Bayonetta when it was included with Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U. Vanquish though? I haven’t played that since 2010.

Week of Feb 7 – 13 Round-up

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Florence was a very sweet interactive story on iOS. My fiancee and I enjoyed it on my iPad already but I’m glad to see it come to more platforms. It isn’t very long — most will be able to finish in a single sitting — but it’s worthwhile on the cheap.

Week of Jan 31 – Feb 6 Round-up

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Kentucky Route Zero looks so stylish. I just want to play it for style alone. I heard it was good but I have no idea if it’s my kind of game. People I respect seem to enjoy it which has me interested but I don’t know if I can put this ahead of bangers like Return of the Obra Dinn.

February 2020 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • TT Isle of Man
  • Call of Cthulhu

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Fable Heroes
  • Star Wars Battlefront

February 2020 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • BioShock: The Collection
  • The Sims 4
  • Firewall: Zero Hour

February 2020 Twitch Prime Games

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  • American Fugitive
  • Desert Child
  • Narcos: Rise of the Cartels
  • Steredenn
  • White Night

Week of Jan 24 – 30 Round-up

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In hindsight, WarCraft II was my favorite WarCraft game. However, WarCraft III would be second. The hero stuff was interesting but the game as a whole shifted away from base building that was unexpected at the time. I liked their shift towards characters for the sake of a more interesting narrative but I didn’t find the shift towards character abilities to be my preference.

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