Hi Everyone! Well June is here, and I am proud to say I met all my milestones I set for myself last month, which included completing the four games I set out to. This was significant because I was able to take a couple games out of my backlog, one being quite a long one. You can read about that here. I already have reviews out for Xenoblade Chronicles X and Ruin of the Reckless, and will have reviews for Rakuen and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies out as well in the next couple of weeks.
But I am proud to say, my back log is getting a bit shorter. There is still quite a bit to go, but I’m happy of what I’ve done with some careful planning, especially considering one of the big games I took on early this year was Breath of the Wild.
47 to go
Now that June is here, I am resetting the playing field and will let you know what I have planned for this upcoming month to complete and eventually review. I’ve decided to stay away from some of the bigger titles unlike last month. Outside of the blog a lot is going in with family events, so I’ll need to realistically pick games I can complete.
Cosmic Star Heroine
I’ve dabbled a bit into the first hour of this new Chrono Trigger inspired indie JRPG, and I gotta say, I absolutely love it. From the charming vibrant retro styled graphics, to the awesome soundtrack. The battle system also works great, as it employs new and unique mechanics that add depth and challenge, and more importantly, keep things very interesting and tactical. More to come in June as I plan to have a full review out.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, than an animation is worth ten thousand words. Just tried the demo of Drifting Lands on Steam, which is set to launch on June 5th. This is a SHMUP styled game that includes a very in depth gear upgrade and skill system. As you can see, besides being a very chaotic, crazy and beautiful looking game, you need to upgrade the many ships available to you by getting better weapons, shields etc. Quickly the game gets quite challenging, by throwing crazy scenarios like above at you. You can use all the help you can get in the way of upgrades to dodge and absorb the barrage of projectiles being launched at you. Oh, the game also features a kick ass progressive metal sound track with blazing fast and intricate guitar and keyboard solos with some heavy double bass drums, it’s pretty sweet. Check out the steam store page here.
In keeping with the tradition of knocking games out of my back log, I want to get this giant out of the way. Jotun features very beautiful hand drawn sprites and animations, and it’s bosses are incredible. The game has a very unique aura and presence being based on Norse mythology, featuring traditional music and some very cool sound language.
Another gem from my back log. I’ve only dabbled a bit in this one, but was very impressed with what I played and just how creepy the game could get. Featuring a very simplistic and unique art style, Limbo visually is still manages to be visually impressive and immersive. Can’t wait to dive deeper into this one.
There you have it! What’s your thoughts on some of these games? What are you plans for the upcoming month to play. Let’s get chatting in the comments section!