Monthend Video Game Wrap-Up: October 2022

~ Game Over ~

Shovel Knight Dig (Switch) – A roguelite prequel to Shovel Knight, it’s not what I would have asked Yacht Club for, but it’s what we got. Looks great, sounds great, but unfortunately… roguelite. Somehow, I managed a winning run after only about two hours of gameplay, so that was a nice surprise. It’s got a few creepy enemies, but I wouldn’t call it even slightly spooky.

Resident Evil 2 (PC) – Played this many times, actually! Leon A (easy), Claire A (randomizer), Leon A (normal), and finally, the Kendo’s Cut mod. I wanted to get at least one B story run in, but just ran out of time. Needless to say, ’tis a fairly spooky game.

Power Wash Simulator (PC) – Finally loaded it up to play the last few stages added to the official release. Such a nice, satisfying way to waste time. Not at all spooky, though.

The Quarry (PS5) – Been sitting on this one since June, biding my time until spook-season. And it was well worth it. I had a bit of trouble getting into it, because my mind was stuck on Until Dawn, but it really came into its own, and I’ll absolutely be playing it again in the future. Wonderfully spooky!

Actraiser Renaissance (PS4) – A generally faithful remake of the SNES classic, with some of the rough edges sanded down, a bunch of extra features, and TONS of added dialogue. Like, gameplay stops cold every four seconds for yet another desperate plea from the people or annoying commentary from the angel. All that said, it’s got lots of monsters and demons, so it’s very mildly spooky.

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (Switch) – Grinding toward MR 110.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Switch) – Post-game goofin’.

Parasite Eve II (PS1) – Exploring the Ass End of Nowhere, USA.

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