Hi everyone! In the wake of finally completing my initial play through of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, who’s review you can see here, it’s been an interesting time coming out of such a big adventure and trying to find what I want to do next. Given how much I loved Breath of the Wild, it’s hard to try and pin point that next big adventure I want to take on next.
To avoid being burned out however, I feel like it’s a good time to step back and take on some smaller games for a change. Here’s a quick list of what I’ll be tackling, and hopefully get reviews out over the next month for your reading pleasure.
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Yes, I know I said to take a step back from the huge open world games, but I’m am on the final stages of this game, trying to take down the final boss. So there isn’t much left in the way of exploration, so time wise it shouldn’t be too big of investment to finally complete the games and eventually have a review out. More importantly, it’ll be a big one to knock out of the back log. So far, although the game does certain things very well, I’m finding it a disappointment. Of course I’ll go into more detail as to why in my review once it’s out.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
This is one of the smaller titles I’m looking to knock out of my back log. It’s pretty linear, so it’s not something that should take me very long. So far, I like it. I can’t say it’s as charming as some of the earlier titles I’ve played, but I still can’t help but laugh out loud at some of the funny writing in the game. The writing it what really makes this game shine, it brings out the characters and their personalities so well. What is impressive, since this was the first Phoenix Wright on the 3DS, the character models and animations are amazing. The visuals really help make the characters that much more loveable. I’ve always loved how over the top characters can be in Phoenix Wright games, and this one does not disappoint.
This game just caught my eye from a post on Kotaku. It’s about a hospitalized boy who comes to terms with his own story by travelling to fantasy lands. You can check out the Steam store page here. The idea for the story is quite intriguing and is sure to take you through an emotional journey. I also find the visual style very appealing, resembling some great works from the SNES era full of eye popping, lush, vibrant worlds.
Ruin of Reckless
Last but not least on my list, is a recent release of a rogue-lite title on Steam. Thanks to the kindness of the PR rep, I was able to get a review copy of this one, making it my first review copy ever. Exciting times! I am looking to dive into this one ASAP. Due to some controller issues on my PC, I only got as far as the opening title and walking around. But I can’t wait to get deep into this one, it’ll be my first serious take on a Rogue-lite game, and the visuals and music are top notch so far. You can check out the Steam store page here.