It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, and I do like to keep people updated on my thrilling video game lifestyle. I know, I know, I’m too good to you all, but I live to give! So here’s what I’ve been playing recently. I’ll give you a hint – video games.
A Way Out
I’ll probably write something about this one properly as I feel there’s quite a bit to talk about. My wife and I finished this last week and I very much enjoyed it. My wife did as well but found the ending a bit off putting, which I totally get. I’m not sure how many different endings there are but the one we got felt a little out of left field. I won’t say any more because I really feel it’s a game everyone should play with someone they care about. It’s a good price for the length of the game too.
A card game! That’s right, it’s not all video games here. Sometimes we like to have a little change of pace. In a huge departure from the previous game, this is a single player card game based on a few of H.P. Lovecraft’s books. I’ll probably write about this one too, but in short it’s pretty tough with some great art work and mechanics that fit with the theme. It took me several attempts to score a win, but I’ll probably go back to it again some time.
Thank you to Mr. Panda for bringing this one to my attention via his YouTube channel. I like pic-cross puzzles and I was really pleased to find one on Switch. They’re great puzzles to play on the go, and some of them can be genuinely tough. The idea is you fill in blocks in rows and columns to create pixel pictures, but this version introduces different colours to add an extra layer to the game. I’ll enjoy playing this on and off I think.
Far Cry 5
Love it. It removes so much of the crap that so many Ubisoft games have been stuffed full of and streamlines the story line. No longer do you have to climb a radio tower every 15 yards, and now everything you do pushes you further forward in the story. Liberate a town? You’ve gained 600RP, pushing you closer to the boss. Blew up a silo? Take 20RP. Side quest? Here’s even more RP. The gameplay is as solid as it has been in previous games, and the antagonists are well done as they tend to be. Sure, it’s not as political as it could have been, but it is a pretty fun game.
Mario + Rabbids
I’m still plugging away at this, but I’ve spent quite a bit of time on it recently and I’ve finally made it to world 4. The gameplay is solid, and I’ve worked out that I should be switching team members for battles based on my needs rather than just sticking to my favourites. More fool me. Anyway, it’s good! And Phantom is a fantastic boss.
Deep Sky Derelicts
I’ve been playing this quite a lot for B3 and so I won’t say too much here. It’s a game that has a lot in common with Darkest Dungeon though, which is a game I like a lot. The art style is pretty cool and they have a well laid out Early Access plan so it should be worth keeping an eye on.
What have you been playing? I bet it’s something pretty great knowing you lot! Let me know what it is and tell me why it’s so great! See you next time.