Monthend Video Game Wrap-Up – April 2018

Apparently I played all the video games in April. Despite going back to school. I think that should be a wake-up call that my study habits are not quite where they should be.

~ Game Over ~

Yoshi’s Island (SNES) – Man, that final battle is cool. Aiming’s a little finicky, but still really cool.

Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero: Pirate Queen’s Quest (WiiU) – I am bowled away at how much I enjoyed this remixed DLC mode. It’s almost as good as Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse!

The Count Lucanor (Switch) – The great thing about my Switch is that my backlog of unplayed games was sitting at just one, and now I’ve played and finished it. And wrote about it at length.

Into the Breach (PC) – Failed right at the end, so I knocked it down to easy mode for the next run and completely steamrolled the game because easy mode removes nearly all of the challenge.

Part-Time UFO (iOS) – I guess I shouldn’t have been, but I was caught off guard when this cute physics game about stacking objects trotted out a giant boss fight and a crazy-hard final level.

~ Now Playing ~

Pokémon Uranium (PC) – Have I mentioned that this game runs poorly? Because it runs really poorly. Yet, it’s still a very unique Pokémon game, so I am honour-bound to keep playing.

Pokémon GO (iOS) – Now that they’ve added missions, I’ve been playing a lot again. Like, every day. It’s so much more fun now that there’s more to do than just catch ’em all.

Pokémon Ultra Sun (3DS) – Booted it up a couple times because… I’m not sure why. I think I just needed to play a for real Pokémon game. And I still need to finish it…

Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) – Still goin’ at ‘er. It feels like a totally different game when you opt not to use fast travel or activate the map towers. Master Mode helps, too.

Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4) – I was about to take down my first Stormbird, then some rando NPC waddled by and stole my kill, and I got NO EXPERIENCE POINTS FOR IT. MRGRGRGR.

Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut (Switch) – A slidey-puzzle game that I would have ignored completely if not for the theme: 70’s/80’s slasher films. They knew exactly how to hook me.

Ninja Striker! (Switch) – I mistook this for a port of the 3DS game Ninja Smasher!, but it’s actually a spin-off that’s still a lot of fun, but not nearly as metroidvania. Read eShop descriptions, kids!

Agatha Knife (Switch) – Point-and-click adventure about a seven-year-old girl who wants to create a new religion called carnivorism. Clearly written by people who hate religion.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PC) – You know those games you buy because you’re really excited to play them, but then you never actually have/make time to play them?

Rollercoaster Tycoon (PC) – Randomly picked up one night to kill time.


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