I stayed up late last night watching the Nintendo Switch presentation, but that’s another post for another day. Later today, perhaps. I will say it’s been a happy Switchmas, and with March 3rd looming in the distance, I’m more motivated than ever to tackle this backlog.
What are your gaming plans this weekend?
I’m in an interesting position where I’ve just finished a major game, leaving me free to jump in to something new. I’ve been chipping away at the last labyrinth in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth on 3DS, but since the dungeon portions of the game aren’t heavy on narrative I can continue playing it at my leisure without fear of getting lost.
I checked out a new indie arcade racer on PS4 called Drive! Drive! Drive! that offers a totally unique take on the genre, but just doesn’t feel executed in an enjoyable way. You basically control three different cars racing on three different tracks simultaneously. The AI will control the two that you’re not focusing on, but they purposefully drive poorly to keep you frantically switching between them.
When I stumbled on the game’s PlayStation Store page, I was immediately intrigued by the overall concept. It has a neat low-poly aesthetic, similar to Firewatch, and the pure chaos-nature of the gameplay is incredibly appealing. But it’s just too difficult to make progress because of the random nature of the AI racers. One moment I’m pulling ahead, but in the three seconds it took me to turn a corner in another car, I was already back in last place.
It’s definitely an interesting concept, but I don’t think I’ll be revisiting it anytime soon. The two hours I spent were enough to know that it’s just not for me.
I could pick up my Vita and finish off Persona 4 Golden? There’s always World of Final Fantasy on PS4?
But after last night’s Switch event, I’m feeling exceptionally Nintendo today. I’m thinking that I may try and hammer out Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE before the Switch release in March, or diving in to the copy of Paper Mario: Color Splash that I got for Christmas. Or maybe even juggling both, who knows?
According to HowLongToBeat‘s website, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE’s average completion time is between 48-62 hours, with Paper Mario: Color Splash hovering around 30. We’re exactly 7 weeks from the Switch’s March 3rd release, and pending I don’t become sidetracked (which I’m known to do quite often) I could more than likely take down both of them.
I’m in an RPG mood, and while I’m still riding high from Fire Emblem: Awakening I might as well hop in to the Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem cross-over, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.
I guess I have my weekend plans sorted, then.
Outside of gaming, I rented volume six of Saga, volume one of Monstress, the first three volumes of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, and the first three volumes of The FADE OUT. I’m beyond excited to finally have the latest volume of Saga in my hands, which has quickly become my favorite comic series of all time (sorry Flash!). Hopefully I’ll knock that out later on today.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE is an interesting story about gods coming back to the realm of mortals every couple hundred years, and this time they’re disguising themselves as over-the-top glam-rock stars that explode heads with a snap of their fingers. I actually rented the series already, but it was nearing the end of the fall semester and I happened to be a bit too busy to give them a proper read.
What about you folks? What are you getting in to this weekend?