I’m tending to a sick cat while cramming in a major art essay that’s due tomorrow, so let’s just jump right in to it, shall we? What are you folks up to this weekend?
Although I have my eye on Horizon: Zero Dawn, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, all of which I’m eager to play through, I’m waiting until I have time to give them their due attention. I also cancelled my Nintendo Switch pre-order and I’d rather wait to play Breath of the Wild over there, instead of on Wii U.
If my Twitter feed this morning is anything to go by, I’m certainly glad I waited.
Many people, including prominent games media staff (example 1, example 2), are reporting issues with the left Joy-Con unsynching at random intervals, along with the Joy-Con clips becoming worn down rather quickly (due to repeated sliding on and off), which causes latching issues. Others are uploading images of their Switch’s screen obtaining scratches just from simply docking and un-docking it to play at home and on the go–which is the entire selling point of the console.
Other issues include console damage due to the adhesive from third-party skins, the region-free eShop not taking American credit cards to pay for products in other regions, and locking microSD cards purchased to expand user storage to the unit in which it was used first (unless you delete your Switch user data from the card itself).
That’s a shame, really. Hopefully Nintendo addresses the issues sooner rather than later.
Between one of my cats getting hurt, my truck being in and out of the shop, and juggling the everyday stresses of life alongside a full load of college classes, I just can’t focus on anything with a story right now. So most likely I’ll spend what little free time I have this weekend chipping away at Neverwinter on PS4.
As it stands, my Teifling Control Wizard is level 61 of 70 and she’s finishing up the last of the quests in the final core zone of the Underdark. I’m excited to check out the expansion zones afterwards, since they released on Xbox One immediately after I stopped playing over there.
I did manage to finish The Bunker on PS4 earlier this week, which was… okay. It’s a horror adventure game where everything is FMV (think live-action cut-scenes instead of 3D rendering). You play as John, the only survivor living deep in an underground bunker. Nuclear warfare has left the world above uninhabitable for the next 20-30 years, and throughout the course of the game you learn why you’re the sole survivor, though it’s fairly anticlimactic.
It’s an interesting concept, but even by point-and-click adventure standards there’s just not a lot to do. It does the absolute minimum, both in terms of interactivity and puzzles, and the cash out at the end (both of them) are abrupt and uneventful.
What about you folks? What are you getting in to this weekend?