Monthend Video Game Wrap-Up – April 2016

Late March’s descent into Zeldamania continues. Mostly because I’ve been devoting roughly 95% of my gaming time to Hyrule Warriors again. Which is, you know, not really Zelda, but it looks the part.

This month also saw the release of the new Star Fox games. One of which is a very traditional Star Fox game which people hate because of the controls. And the other is a Star Fox game in name only which people are in love with because of the controls. Wacky!

~ Game Over ~

Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS) – I completed the story, including all the optional stages. But the adventure maps… they just never end. I mean, I guess they do, but there is so much content smooshed into this game that it’s hard to imagine ever clearing it all.

Resident Evil Revelations (PC) – Guys, I’m gonna spoil it for you: the first revelation is that there are two identical boats. The second revelation is that there’s a third identical boat, which had sunk a year before the game’s events, and a man has been living in it the whole time. This game’s plot is bananas. And I love it that much more because of it.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Episode 1 (PC) – Been putting this one off for a while, despite hearing that it’s quite good. And I agree! Not totally on board with the flashlight mechanics, but everything else is just swell. I am frothing in anticipation of the rest of the game.

My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (3DS) – A reward from the My Nintendo program for playing a lot of Miitomo and logging onto Miiverse once in a while. It’s only got 45 regular puzzles and one Micross puzzle, but it’s Zelda themed, and it was essentially free, so I’m not complaining. More picross is always a good thing.

Dark Souls (360) – After literally years of working through it, I finally finished Dark Souls. It feels like a great weight has been lifted from me, and my first thought after finishing it was like that of a child coming off of an amusement park thrill ride: Let’s do it again!

Star Fox Zero (WiiU) – I was so excited for this game, that I bought it on the way home from work, got home, and fell asleep before I could even get the shrink wrap off. But then I sat down the next day and blasted through the story mode in a single sitting. There is still plenty of game left, so even though I beat it, I’m not done with it.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Episode 2 (PC) – The crazy really amps up here, but it’s still significantly less dumb than the first game. They also decided that invisible monsters were a great feature, so those come back here. Not a fan, personally. At least Revelations 2 is otherwise a very good game overall.

~ Now Playing ~

PixlCross (WiiU) – More picross! Only it’s an indie game so it’s not picross in name. It’s all good though, because this lets you create your own puzzles and share them online, essentially meaning that it is infinite picross. It’s a miracle I was able to step away from it long enough to write this post. Or, it would be if the game didn’t limit you to touchscreen controls. I just can’t picross that way. Luckily, the developer is already hard at work on implementing button controls!

Pokkén Tournament (WiiU) – I’m willing to say that this is my favourite “serious” fighting game ever. Which makes the fact that I suck so hard at it sting all that much worse. I mean, I have a 100% win rate in the single-player mode, but when I hop online to play against real people I can’t win a fight to save my life. It’s real disheartening.

Pocket Mortys (iOS) – I put another hour into it, but the charm is wearing thin and it’s not balanced especially well. At least not if you’re a cheapskate. I’m sure it’s much less of a slog if you’re willing to invest some real-life dollars. As it is, I probably won’t finish it.

Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (WiiU) – In between Hyrule Warriors and Picross, I took some time out to play and actual Zelda game. TP is one of those games that I thoroughly enjoy every time I play it, even though I’ve played it many times. It must be because its got my favourite spread of dungeons in the entire series.

Game & Watch Gallery 4 (GBA) – Somehow I never actually played this when it was originally released, despite loving the G&W Gallery games to death. So I picked up the Virtual Console re-release and played Fire for five minutes. Then I went back to playing Hyrule Warriors.

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