Monthend Video Game Wrap-Up – November 2017

Another course done, back to spending all my time playing video games, hurrah!

(And just in time, because Xenoblade Chronicles 2 comes out today.)

~ Game Over ~

DOOM (PS4) – I love this game. I try to limit use of the L word to describe my feelings for not-people, but holy mother of Hell, do I ever love this game! It is exactly what I want in an FPS.

Fire Emblem Warriors (Switch) – The story mode is complete. Unlike Hyrule Warriors, it looks like I could actually finish this game’s secondary mode as well. But we will just have to see…

Yono and the Celestial Elephants (Switch) – It was a cute ride that I was able to conclude in an extended afternoon. Lots of existential monologues made it stand out from other Zelda-esqes.

Star Fox (SNES) – For all the time I’ve put into this game, apparently I’ve only ever played the Easy path. Because when I did a Normal run, every stage after Corneria was new to me!

Donkey Kong Country (SNES) – Rolled from start to finish in a single sitting. I didn’t literally roll the whole way, though. That’s a technique for speedrunners only.

Doki Doki Literature Club (PC) – A game that masquerades as a visual novel until… yeah, let’s not spoil it. It’s no Frog Fractions, but it does a nice job of twisting into something else.

Deep Space Waifu (PC) – A unique and interesting shoot-’em-up. Unfortunately, its defining mechanic is built around shooting the clothes off of giant anime girl stereotypes. So… yeah.

~ Now Playing ~

Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) – Still at ‘er. Moon count is somewhere around 550.

Pokémon Silver (GBC) – Did you know that Togepi can be great? In this run, it stood up to and defeated Whitney’s Miltank when the rest of my team couldn’t hack it. Amazing!

Pokémon Ultra Sun (3DS) – MORE POKÉMON. ALL POKÉMON. FOREVER POKÉMON.

Splatoon 2 (Switch) – Booted it up on a Saturday afternoon for some Splatfest action, but that’s all the time I could spare from more pressing matters.

Cuphead (PC) – I may not have been totally wowed by the gameplay at first, but it’s really sunk its teeth into me now. Though I admit I’m a little sad that it’s quite a bit harder on two-player mode.

Hollow Knight (PC) – We picked this back up to take a break from the soul-crushing difficulty of Cuphead. Folks who have played this can surely appreciate the irony in that.

Skyrim (Switch) – There were a thousand reasons for me not to buy Skyrim again, especially a version that could go anywhere with me. But here we are!

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (3DS) – Bought it for 50% off, and concluded that I am unable to enjoy Sonic the Hedgehog. Whether it’s my fault or the game’s, I leave to your discretion.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PC) – Except not, because it would consistently lock up during the first conversation. Bravo, PC games. Bravo. *slow clap*


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