Monthend Video Game Wrap-Up: August 2018

You know, I think I’m really starting to get the hang of this “just stop playing games that you aren’t having fun with” thing. It’s an amazing time-saver! At least, unless the game in question is a Mega Man X game…

~ Game Over ~

Mega Man X4 (Switch) – While I do think it holds up fairly well on a high level, it really makes me long for the gorgeous pixel graphics of the SNES games. What can I say? I’m old.

Super Dungeon Bros (PS4) – At first I thought “This is kinda like Gauntlet! Sweet!” But it’s not the kind of game that’s properly balanced for single-player, so I gave up and deleted it.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection (Switch) – X Challenge is indeed a challenge, as I needed to keep the difficulty firmly on Easy to make my way to the end. (Spoiler: It’s crazy broken.)

Mega Man X4 (Switch) – The previous one was an X playthrough, this one was a Zero run.

Mega Man X3 (Switch) – Another run to gather up some stray “hunter medals” (achievements). Also this time I got the gold armor and Z-Saber, so Kaiser Sigma wasn’t impossibly hard.

Mega Man X5 (Switch) – Despite having pretty good memories of if, I kind of can’t stand Mega Man X5. Imagine that!

Batman: The Telltale Series (PS4) – While I really liked it, I couldn’t help but feel like I would have enjoyed it more as a straight-up animated mini-series instead of a “game.”

Mega Man X5 (Switch) – I played it again to go through Zero’s story. Why? Masochism.

Mega Man X6 (Switch) – This is generally considered to be an absolute trash fire of a game, but after this playthrough, I’ve come think it’s actually quite a bit better than tedious ol’ X5.

Legend of Kay Anniversary (PS4) – I got this in a bundle last year, and it seemed like it would be a nice, breezy adventure. It is those things! But it is also hella boring, so I deleted it.

Mega Man X5 (Switch) – I needed to see all three endings to earn a hunter medal…

~ Now Playing ~

MGSV: The Phantom Pain (PC) – Began investigating the FOB missions, and discovered that they can supply vast amounts of resources. HOORAY! (I really love this game!)

Octopath Traveler (Switch) – As much as I like this game, I have been unjustly ignoring it in favour of all the Mega Mans. Anyone surprised? Show of hands? No? Didn’t think so.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Switch) – I’m so sorry, Octopath.

The Messenger (Switch) – It looks a lot like Shovel Knight but with ninjas, and it’s very nearly as good as Shovel Knight. This is like, exactly what I’ve been looking for in a video game.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 (Switch) – I was very much looking forward to X Challenge Vol. 2, but it turned out to be mostly the same fights as in Volume 1. Lazy, Capcom. Real lazy.

Mega Man X7 (Switch) – Never played this before, though I knew about its absolutely horrid reputation. It’s not quite as bad as all that, but it is still astonishingly bad.

Picross S2 (Switch) – It’s a new Picross game. Of course I’m playing it.

Piczle Lines DX (Switch) – Back at this. Made it to puzzles so big that they can take almost an hour to complete. And they’re not even the biggest ones…

Super Smash Bros for Wii U (WiiU) – Been playing a few matches here and there because I am way too excited for Smash Ultimate and this is my best outlet.


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