Deathloop might be the first Arkane Studios game that I get my hands on. I technically could get my hands on Prey and their Dishonored games right now via Xbox Game Pass, but Deathloop’s style resonates. I hear it’s very good and I’ll see for myself once it hits Xbox Game Pass some time in 2022. In the meantime, I may checkout Arkane Studio’s previous works.
I’m a bit behind with my Life is Strange games. I played the first game and the prequel, but didn’t find the motivation to play Life is Strange 2. I’m intrigued by True Colors for its Asian American protagonist, but I really should play Life is Strange 2 first. It’s not on Xbox Game Pass, so I’ll either pick it up whenever it goes on sale again, or just wait until it makes its way there.
No More Heroes III debuted last week and I just completely overlooked it. I just never quite understood the appeal of these games. They look somewhat stylish and quirky, but not enough for me to stomach the idea of playing the game itself. I tried the very first one briefly on the Nintendo Wii, but it did not resonate with me whatsoever.
September 2021 Plus Games
- Overcooked: All You Can Eat!
- Predator: Hunting Grounds
- Hitman 2
I actually played Psychonauts years ago, but I didn’t get a chance to finish it. I also don’t remember much about it other than the fact that the platforming didn’t feel great. I should go back to it because Psychonauts 2 finally launched and I should check out what Raz was up to before diving into the long awaited sequel. I backed years ago before Double Fine got snapped up by Microsoft and placed it on Xbox Game Pass. I have my Steam key, but I’m going to play the Xbox Series X version.
September 2021 Gold Games
- Warhammer: Chaosbane
Xbox 360 & Xbox One
- Zone of the Enders HD Collection
- Samurai Shodown II
I’ve been told that I should check out Ghost of Tsushima, but it looks so much like one of those open world games. I have very limited tolerance for those types of games these days — the ones where you unlock areas, clear outposts, and collect things. Spider-man: Miles Morales is one of those games and so is Horizon: Forbidden West, so I don’t know if I have it in me to play to Sucker Punch’s re-release into that genre of game. At this rate, I may try it out in 2024 when Sony releases it on PlayStation Plus’ Instant Game Collection
Hades is finally making its way to Xbox and PlayStation platforms which is a huge boon for everyone because more people should play Hades. It’s so good that I’m considering just playing it again on Xbox because I don’t have access to my Epic Games Store version at the moment. It’s just that good.
I Am Dead is making its way to other platforms besides PC and the Nintendo Switch and I’m curious. It looks like a very neat puzzle game that’s giving me Room and Ghost Trick vibes based on the launch trailer.
I never played The World Ends With You, but I kept hearing about for years. And now there’s a sequel and I feel that if I ever want to check that out, I should go back and check out the Nintendo DS classic.
August 2021 Gold Games
- Darksiders III
Xbox 360 & Xbox One
- Lost Planet 3
- Garou: Mark of the of the Wolves
August 2021 Plus Games
- Hunter’s Arena: Legends
- Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
- Tennis World Tour 2
August 2021 Games With Prime
I should be tickled pink by the upcoming collection of Great Ace Attorney games. They’re finally making their way out west! However, I’m currently one or two games behind in the franchise. I know these games are completely separate from the mainline Ace Attorney games, but I still feel the obligation to play those first.
I haven’t played nor finished many 3D Zelda games. Ocarina of Time? I started it, but never finished. Twilight Princess? Nope. And I own two copies of that game. As for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD? I definitely did not play that. I believe the only two 3D Zelda games I finished were Wind Waker and Breath of the Wild.