Aside from the world as we know it taking a giant dump on itself, I’ve just been slammed with an absurdly expensive truck repair. Mind you, this comes less than two months after the last repair, which was $1,600.00. I’m… not happy. At all.
I need to unwind this weekend, and what better way to accomplish that than
chugging bleach until I black out escaping in to the wild world of video games!
Since last weekend’s recap, I’ve finished and reviewed the PS4 release of Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, and just cleaned up my Megadimension Neptunia VII playthrough. I didn’t get the “true” ending in Neptunia, as the method for doing so is incredibly vague, but I’m good with what I got and I’ll be just as happy watching it on YouTube instead.
As is typical of a Nep-Nep game, I enjoyed the light-hearted story fare that poked fun at console wars, developer tropes, and various fandoms. I have a soft spot for the cast, no matter how annoyingly verbose they get at times. They’re all adorable and creepy in a fan-service anime kind of way, similar to the cast in Senran Kagura OR Gal*Gun: Double Peace. You just want to pinch their cheeks and scream in their face “IT’S OKAY THAT YOU’RE ANNOYING BECAUSE THAT’S JUST WHO YOU ARE!”
Neptunia VII’s turn-based combat was fine, unlocking new attacks and arranging them in to a string of devastating combos to build and spend the girls’ special meter on over-the-top abilities. It’s definitely the most polished Neptunia game I’ve played, so that’s a plus. Though I do wish there was an in-game map to make navigating the more labyrinthine dungeons less of a pain. There’s a mini-map, but it didn’t help out much.
Megadimension Neptunia VII is the first game on my Four in February list, and with that one knocked out, I was set to move on to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.
So of course that’s not what happened.
In a strange turn of events, I started my 2nd playthrough of Dragon Age: Inquisition instead. You know, that 150+ hour open-world RPG? Why I’d want to replay this a month before Breath of the Wild is beyond me, but I’ve been eyeballing it in my PS4 library for a while now. I absolutely loved the core game, but never got around to playing any of the DLC.
Whether or not I stick with it remains to be seen, but I’m roughly 14 hours in to my female elf Rogue run and Sera is getting romanced this time, dammit! The last time I played, I made a male human character and ended up romancing Cassandra since Sera is a lesbian. She’s such a quirky and fun character, so I made it a point to go female this time to ensure Sera-mania is an option.
Outside of Dragon Age: Inquisition, I just received the new Double Dragon from Aksys to review. It’s downloaded and installed and I’m sure I’ll dive in at some point this weekend. I have an exam on Saturday and punching pixely bad guys in the face sounds like the perfect way to unwind.
What about you folks? What are you getting in to this weekend?