Monthend Video Game Wrap-Up: November 2023

~ Game Over ~

Super Mario Bros Wonder (Switch) – Classic Mario, but with enough tweaks and new mechanics to make it feel completely fresh. Most stages have unique Wonder gimmicks, and just about all of them change the stage in a really fun way. My favourite by far are the musical stages, which have enemies singing and bouncing along to the music. Happily played this one to 100% completion.

Mega Man X DiVE Offline (PC) – It’s a lot of fun and I really like the fanservice (of course). However, the story is just so boring and there’s so much dialogue. I’ll keep playing it to 100% because of that “a lot of fun” part.

Mega Man Battle Network (GBA) – There’s something to be said about the simplicity of the first entry in a series. Yes, it lacks the quality of life improvements from the sequels, but it also doesn’t have nearly as many gimmicks layered on top of the core gameplay. I had a great time revisiting it!

The Talos Principle II (PS5) – Phenomenal game. Excellent sequel. Met and exceeded all of my expectations. Absolutely GOTY material, in my opinion.

Squirrel Stapler (PC) – A horror comedy game about hunting squirrels and stapling them to a skinless corpse. Surprisingly fun, but I was a bit disappointed by the ending. Lot of build up and no payoff.

PowerWash Simulator (PC) – Finally reinstalled to play the (free) Tomb Raider bonus jobs. Fun! Now the question is… do I buy the SpongeBob DLC?

Christmas Massacre (PC) – Yeah, its bit early still for this one, but I like recording my let’s plays well in advance. Oh, the game? An arcadey little kill-’em-up with real sloppy controls and an Xmas tree who is a very bad influence.

~ Progress Notes ~

Super Mario RPG (Switch) – Land’s End

Parasite Eve (PS1) – Day 6

~ Purchases ~

  • The Talos Principle II (PS5)
  • Super Mario RPG (Switch)
  • Life is Strange: True Colors (PS5)
  • Squirrel Stapler (PC)
  • Dread X Collection Vol 2 (PC)
  • Christmas Massacre (PC)

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