Monthend Video Game Wrap-Up – March 2018

No foolin’! I played games in March!

~ Game Over ~

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) – Done and dusted. Always a great time, and even that danged Ice Palace wasn’t nearly as bad as I remember it.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64) – I can’t think of anything meaningful to say about this game in two lines. How about you go read this much bigger thing I wrote about it?

Kirby: Star Allies (Switch) – I might not have played this if not for a change to the My Nintendo program right before release that allowed a nice big discount on the purchase.

Knack (PS4) – I tried to be positive about it for a long time, but by Chapter Nine I was fully willing to admit that I hate it. Yet I powered through to the end anyway. What is wrong with me?

~ Now Playing ~

Piczle Lines DX (Switch) – A new update added 60 more puzzles for free, ensuring that I will never, ever finish this game. (And then later in the month they added 20 more!)

Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) – Started a new game on Master Mode, which is brutal. Swapping in tougher enemies is one thing, but giving them regenerating HP is just mean.

Monster Hunter World (PS4) – I’ve mostly been distracted by Breath of the Wild, but took some time away from Hyrule to hunt a few Deviljhos.

Yoshi’s Island (SNES) – While I do regard this as one of the greatest games ever made, it still bothers me that Yoshi’s movement is so slippery. I hate not being sure where I’m going to land.

Part-Time UFO (iOS) – The cutest little physics game, where you use a UFO’s crane to stack objects. It may be the most fun I’ve had playing a game on my phone. And no microtransactions!

Vostok Inc. (Switch) – I really only played the demo (for several hours), but this appears to be the ultimate expression of Cookie Clicker, with a sweet twin-stick shooter layered on top.

Into the Breach (PC) – Tactical RPG (which I love) flavoured with roguelike elements (which I dislike). Haven’t played a lot yet, but so far it seems like it works pretty darn well.

Bayonetta (Switch) – I like mostly everything about this game, except: I’m not having any fun. It’s ridiculously difficult in the way that it demands frame-perfect reflexes. I’m much too old for that.

Outlast (Switch) – A spook-em-up where the order of the day is jumpscares by the boatload. Which makes me wonder why I bought this, because I cannot deal with jumpscares.


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