Monthend Video Game Wrap-Up – October 2017

It was a rough month, because I had to make hard decisions about whether to spend my precious free time playing the hottest new releases, or the spookiest games in my library (because Halloween, you see). In the end, I just played like an hour each of all the games.

~ Game Over ~

Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) – Duh-doy.

Kirby Super Star (SNES) – The first thing I played on the SNES Classic, because I will always replay Kirby Super Star. I need to get someone else in on it though, as the AI allies are so dumb.

Magikarp Jump! (iOS) – I did it! I reached the end! Also, this is an idle game that actually has an end! ….Of course, there’s post-game content, but it’s not really worth exploring too deeply.

Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers (Wii) – Stop judging me!

Star Fox (SNES) – Ran through the easy route as a refresher before trying out Star Fox 2.

Picross S (Switch) – It’s hard to focus on scary games for the Halloween season when there’s a new picross game out…

Death Road to Canada (PC) – More roguelikes need to be funny (and multiplayer). That’s why I have so much trouble getting into them. This is what I’ve decided, and why I’ll play this game forever.

Silent Hill: Downpour (360) – Surprisingly, this is only my first replay of what is maybe my second-favourite Silent Hill game.

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii) – It’s that time of year!

~ Now Playing ~

Star Fox 2 (SNES) – It’s a friggin’ Star Fox roguelike! Holy cow! I never knew how much I wanted exactly this until now. I can see myself wasting a whole lot of time with this one.

Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) – There’s a real problem with playing especially dense games when you don’t have much free time. That being that it takes ages to make any progress.

Yono and the Celestial Elephants (Switch) – Colloquially referred to as “Elephant Zelda,” this is a very charming little game that probably could have benefited form a little more polish.

Forget Me Not: My Organic Garden (Steam) – Another clicker game, but it has a story and an ending. Plus a bit of a creepy vibe, as you’re growing and harvesting organs for shady folks.

Cuphead (PC) – I’ve been so anxious for this game because if the beautiful Fleischer-esque art style. But… it’s not quite as fun to play as it is to look at. I really look forward to GDQ speedruns.

Pokémon Silver Version (GBC) – There’s something really magical about Gen 2. Maybe it’s the nostalgic joy of Game Boy Pokémon, but with significantly fewer technical issues than Red/Blue

Kirby’s Dream Course (SNES) – I never played this before because… I don’t know. Turns out that it’s actually really awesome. I guess I should have listened to my internet peers.

Monster Hunter Generations (3DS) – Monster Hunter Mondays are the best thing.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch) – Maybe next month I’ll put aside some time to dive deep into this. Lord know it’ll be lost forever if I don’t beat it before Xenoblade 2 comes out.

Fire Emblem Warriors (Switch) – Sneaked in a little playtime before the month was out, seems fairly good? I kinda wish that there was about 90% less voice acting, though.

Super Punch Out!! (SNES) – Listen, I do think that this game is beautiful and amazing, but I also believe that it’s impossible to actually get past Dragon Chan. So all I can do is give up.

Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts (SNES) – Screw you, internet. This is trash. Cheap, evil garbage.

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