Monthend Video Game Wrap-Up: March 2020

~ Game Over ~

Murder by Numbers (Switch) – I was sold on this as a mash up of detectivin’ and picrossin’. It only really delivered on the nonograms, and all the detective work was done by the story. That said, the story was charming and the dialogue was generally very well-written. I still think I’d rather just have the puzzles without all the text boxes in-between.

Mega Man Zero (GBA) – Via the Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. Still adore it all these years later. Played the vanilla mode because I like it rough. Busted my butt to get an A rank on every mission, even though it means nothing, just makes me feel like a big man. Not the biggest man, because S ranks are a thing, but they’re basically impossible for an old fart like me to achieve. Besides, I already did a perfect S run back in high school when I was stubborn enough to do something like that.

Mega Man Zero (GBA) – And then I played it a second time just to see how many remixed music track they included in this version. It’s not many. Not enough to warrant a toggle button on the main menu.

Mega Man Zero 2 (GBA) – As much as I adore the first MMZ despite its flaws, most of my memories of the more refined MMZ2 involve being frustrated. And it is a harder game! But it’s also really good and I had a great time playing through it again. The biggest flaw is that the chain rod is janky as heck when trying to use it as a grappling hook, and there’s at least two times where you’re forced to use it as such.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) – Master Mode is complete! It only took a little over two years… But I did it! And I finally got around to finding all 120 shrines. Also played through the Champion’s Ballad DLC quest, which was merely okay. I might have been upset that I paid for it if I’d played it right away, but I’m so far out from that spend that it doesn’t bother me.

Mega Man Legends 2 (PS1) – It is complete! I’ve written twice about it already, and a final slew of thoughts are incoming soon.

~ Progress Notes ~

Ring Fit Adventure (Switch) – Halfway through World 21

Shuyan Saga (PC) – Up to Book 1, Chapter 11

Pikmin 2 (GC) – 70% of debt recovered!

Death Squared (Switch) – 30 puzzles done in story mode.

DOOM (PS4) – Mission 3

Resident Evil 4 – Up to Chapter 3-3

Pixel Puzzle Collection (iOS) – 161.1%

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