Monthend Video Game Wrap-Up – November 2017

Another course done, back to spending all my time playing video games, hurrah!

(And just in time, because Xenoblade Chronicles 2 comes out today.)

~ Game Over ~

DOOM (PS4) – I love this game. I try to limit use of the L word to describe my feelings for not-people, but holy mother of Hell, do I ever love this game! It is exactly what I want in an FPS.

Fire Emblem Warriors (Switch) – The story mode is complete. Unlike Hyrule Warriors, it looks like I could actually finish this game’s secondary mode as well. But we will just have to see…

Yono and the Celestial Elephants (Switch) – It was a cute ride that I was able to conclude in an extended afternoon. Lots of existential monologues made it stand out from other Zelda-esqes.

Star Fox (SNES) – For all the time I’ve put into this game, apparently I’ve only ever played the Easy path. Because when I did a Normal run, every stage after Corneria was new to me!

Donkey Kong Country (SNES) – Rolled from start to finish in a single sitting. I didn’t literally roll the whole way, though. That’s a technique for speedrunners only.

Doki Doki Literature Club (PC) – A game that masquerades as a visual novel until… yeah, let’s not spoil it. It’s no Frog Fractions, but it does a nice job of twisting into something else.

Deep Space Waifu (PC) – A unique and interesting shoot-’em-up. Unfortunately, its defining mechanic is built around shooting the clothes off of giant anime girl stereotypes. So… yeah.

~ Now Playing ~

Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) – Still at ‘er. Moon count is somewhere around 550.

Pokémon Silver (GBC) – Did you know that Togepi can be great? In this run, it stood up to and defeated Whitney’s Miltank when the rest of my team couldn’t hack it. Amazing!


Splatoon 2 (Switch) – Booted it up on a Saturday afternoon for some Splatfest action, but that’s all the time I could spare from more pressing matters.

Cuphead (PC) – I may not have been totally wowed by the gameplay at first, but it’s really sunk its teeth into me now. Though I admit I’m a little sad that it’s quite a bit harder on two-player mode.

Hollow Knight (PC) – We picked this back up to take a break from the soul-crushing difficulty of Cuphead. Folks who have played this can surely appreciate the irony in that.

Skyrim (Switch) – There were a thousand reasons for me not to buy Skyrim again, especially a version that could go anywhere with me. But here we are!

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (3DS) – Bought it for 50% off, and concluded that I am unable to enjoy Sonic the Hedgehog. Whether it’s my fault or the game’s, I leave to your discretion.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PC) – Except not, because it would consistently lock up during the first conversation. Bravo, PC games. Bravo. *slow clap*

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