Week of Jul 5 – 11 Round-up

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If there was a game that may entice me into the block building genre, it would be Dragon Quest Builders 2. I believe I said the same with the first game but I never got the chance. If I’m being honest, I doubt I am going to play this spin-off when I am still working through DQVIII on Nintendo 3DS and DQXI.

Here’s something you may have missed

July 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Inside
  • Big Crown: Showdown

Xbox 360

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Meet the Robinsons

Week of Jun 28 – Jul 4 Round-up

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I liked the idea behind Super Mario Maker more than the reality itself. I felt it wasn’t entertaining when I was playing through poorly designed or convoluted levels. Watching others challenge one another with levels was far more entertaining than it had any right to be though. Mario Maker 2 seems like a game that’s trying to address these issues by introducing co-operative play and making. I hope that addresses my concerns with the game but I really won’t know until I actually dig into it.

Here are a few things you may have missed

July 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
  • Horizon Chase Turbo

Week of Jun 21 – 27 Round-up

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As a fan of many things Yakuza related, the upcoming Judgment game should be right up my alley. Unfortunately, I’m in the midst of wading through Xbox Game Pass and its treasures. I love the idea of exploring the weird and wacky world of Yakuza without Kiryu Kazuma. It allows them to explore this world from different perspectives without the baggage that comes with being Kiryu Kazuma.

Week of Jun 14 – 20 Round-up

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I was well off the Kickstarter train when the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night campaign hit. I was in “wait & see” mode for my own Kickstarted projects and all upcoming projects. I took glances at this Castlevania-esque title and I’m actually impressed with its progress over the years. I just hope the final product is worthwhile — not for my sake, but for those who have been waiting for years.

Week of Jun 7 – 13 Round-up

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Of the many games slated for a big E3 2019 showing, I’m looking forward to Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order the most. Not because it’s a Star Wars project; it’s because it is a Respawn Entertainment project and anything they’re involved with has my attention.

Week of May 31 – June 6 Round-up

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Atlus keeps putting out Persona Q and Etrian Odyssey games and I keep wondering if they’re good. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is the latest Persona themed dungeon crawler but I have grand reservations with these kinds of games. The mainline Persona games are already 80+ hour affairs. Do I really want to get into spin-offs that are similar in length? Probably not.

Here are a few things you may have missed

June 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • NHL 19
  • Rivals of Aether

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Earth Defense Force 2017

June 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Sonic Mania

Week of May 24 – 30 Round-up

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Resident Evil 4 is now available on the Nintendo Switch. That should be no surprise to me or anyone that RE4 made its way to another platform. It’s been 14 years since RE4 debuted on the GameCube and PlayStation 2. Since then Capcom have ported that game to every platform except the Nintendo Wii U. They say everything should come to Switch but Capcom is out there saying it should be the other way around with RE4 — it should be on everything.

Week of May 17 – 23 Round-up

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I own a copy of RAGE. I didn’t have the patience or drive to play beyond the first hour of it though. It was oppressively dull. RAGE 2 looks much more appealing but at the same time, hearing that it has a bit of that Ubisoft Far Cry formula bred into it makes me a wee bit weary.

Week of May 10 – 16 Round-up

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I like Puyo Puyo Tetris but if I’m honest, I like the Tetris half a whole lot more. Puyo Puyo simply doesn’t excite me like Tetris. Watching combo after combo of Puyos explode is neat but I’ve never figured out how to reliably set those kinds of combos up. Puyo Puyo is still an enigma to me; an enigma that I don’t see myself resolving with Puyo Puyo Champions.

Week of May 3 – 9 Round-up

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Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age for the Nintendo Switch — on paper — seems like a good fit. In fact, it’s such a good fit that I kinda regret buying the game for the PlayStation 4. I feel doubly worse because I have yet to open my PS4 copy yet.

Here are a few things you may have missed

May 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Marooners
  • The Golf Club 2 Featuring PGA Tour

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
  • Comic Jumper

May 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Overcooked
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