Because you gotta get down on Friday, sound off down in the comments and let everyone know what your gaming plans are for the weekend!
After being continuously disappointed by ReCore’s many shortcomings, I finally decided to pull the plug last night and uninstall it. While I had a good time with the game’s combat and platforming segments, and really enjoyed the character designs, the absurd load times, constant drops in framerate, and overall mission structure were all severely off-putting.
I hated having to go back to my camp just to switch my current robot companions, since certain objectives and puzzles required the use of specific ones — the spider is used to ride skyrails, while the ape can smash rocks, for instance — not only because it’s just poor game design, but sitting through multiple 2-to-3 minute loading screens just isn’t my idea of fun.
The latter portion of the game is also light on fast travel points, so I found myself having to endure even more loading screens and pointless, repetitive traversal just to unload my full inventory and press on with the objectives.
Thankfully I bought the game used and I’m still within GameStop’s 7-day return policy, so I’ll be taking it back tomorrow.
Target had a huge price flub earlier today for digital copies of the newly released Forza Horizon 3, which I took advantage of. They were selling them for $20 instead of $60, and that was hard to say no to, even when I have no attachment to the series outside of playing Forza 5 at the Xbox One’s launch.
Since I’m returning ReCore, I figured I’ll just put the $34 I’m getting back toward the $20 price flub and call it a day. The game is downloading as we speak (er, type?), so hopefully it’ll finish by the time I’m done with today’s homework assignments and Film Studies quiz.
I did start playing through Double Fine’s Day of the Tentacle Remastered on PS4, which I’m really enjoying. I liked Maniac Mansion back in the day, but never got around to Grim Fandango until it also released on PS4. That one didn’t hold my attention for whatever reason, so I was hesitant going in to Day of the Tentacle knowing it was crafted by the same people.
The fact that Day of the Tentacle has Maniac Mansion fully playable as a mini-game is just icing on the cake. There’s even a trophy for putting Ed’s hamster in the microwave! So far it’s been an easy ride to platinum, and it’s a great change of pace from ReCore’s frustration.
I received early review keys for Superdimension Neptune vs. Sega Hard Girls and the horror game Yomawari: Night Alone on Vita, but their embargo is in the middle of October so I’m not in a rush to play them this weekend. Not saying it’s impossible, just unlikely — especially if I end up liking Forza Horizon 3 more than I’m anticipating.
I’m still chipping away at Amnesia: Memories on Vita, playing for 30 minutes here and there if I’m taking a break from homework. The story is interesting, where you play as a girl who wakes up one day with amnesia after a spirit crash lands in her brain. You have to navigate conversations with people who claim to be friends and significant others in order to piece together your past, filling your brain with memories in order to push the spirit out so they can go back home.
The fact that I’m a male controlling a female that’s building romantic relationships with males doesn’t bother me in the slightest, but I can see why that might be off-putting to some. It’s free on PSN for Plus subscribers until the October batch rolls over, so if it sounds even remotely interesting, I’d recommend giving it a shot.
I had a buy-two-get-one coupon that would have expired today, so I sold some old stuff on eBay and picked up Senran Kagura: Estival Versus and Gravity Rush Remastered on PS4, and got The Technomancer for free on Xbox One. I’ve been wanting to play all three of them since launch, so I’m glad they were all in stock simultaneously. Not sure when I’ll get around to any of them, but hey, I didn’t want to lose out on the coupon!
That’s probably it for me this weekend. What about you folks? What are you getting in to?