Monthend Video Game Wrap-Up: April 2023

~ Game Over ~

Ghost of Tsushima (PS5) – I wasn’t too sure about this one for the first few hours, but it really grew on me over time. An excellent game in most regards, though it does feel very repetitive, as open-world games usually do. My favourite parts by far were the side-stories of Jin’s allies. Folks who ignore side-quests in games would absolutely be missing out on the best parts of this game. Norio and Masako in particular were characters that I really liked adventuring with. Platinum trophy’d.

Super Mario Land 2 (GB) – Yes, again. But this time, the colourized romhack! It’s… the same game, but looks nicer. Also, you can be Luigi!

Resident Evil 4 (PS5) – Everything I could have hoped for. It’s generally a very faithful remake, but remixes a lot of the content in different ways to keep veterans of the original on their toes. That plus a whole bunch of new elements, and MUCH improved boss fights across the board. Basically exactly what a remake should be, in my opinion. It also fleshes out the story and characters way more than the original, which is definitely a nice-to-have. I’ll absolutely be playing this a few more times before the year is done.

Kirby’s Dream Land (GB) – It happened again!

Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (GB) – First time I’ve played this since I sold it to help fund my purchase of a Game Boy Advance (so, since 2001 or earlier). It was fun to revisit, and a pretty huge upgrade over the first game. An LP series is on the way.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (GBC) – Always a good time.

Fitness Boxing: Fist of the North Star (Switch) – Beat all the bosses in battle mode, which I suppose is as ‘beaten” as this game gets. There’s 100% achievement completion, too, but I’ll be working on that for months. As far as my appraisal of the game? Well, it’s more Fitness Boxing, but doesn’t really add as much in “gamey” elements as I was hoping for.

Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line (Switch) – Cleared all of the series quests. I’ll definitely keep picking it up now and then as additional DLC is released. Don’t know if I’m really going to go for 100% completion, but it’s fun enough that I just might. It’s a perfect game to play whilst pooping.

~ Progress Notes ~

Pokémon Crystal (GBC) – 7/16 badges

Dread X Collection (PC) – 4/10 games cleared

Picross S7 (Switch) – 95% through the regular puzzles

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Future Redeemed (Switch) – Chapter 4

Peglin (PC) – Early access goofin’

~ Purchases ~

  • Mega Man Battle Network Collection (Switch)
  • Picross S7 (Switch)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Future Redeemed (Switch)

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