Friday (the 13th)! Video games! Let’s talk!
I’m headed out the door as we speak (type?), so this will be an incredibly short post. Like… very short.
Over the week I finished up Stories Untold on PC, which is a mind-fuck of an adventure game. It blends modern visuals with classic text-based adventuring and point-and-click mechanics into four episodes, but man, the overall story fucked me up pretty good.
It was so good that my girlfriend and I watched Cryaotic’s Let’s Play immediately after I finished it, so she could see what all the fuss was about. It’s one of my favorite games this year so far and I highly recommended you play or watch it if you get the chance. It’s a short 2-3 hour game.
I just finished Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice last night, which may actually dethrone NieR: Automata as my current GOTY. I’ll have to sleep on it for a while. Seriously, though, if you have a PS4 and an interest in storytelling, atmosphere, shot framing, Norse/Celtic mythology, and discovering how a team of developers used field professionals to tackle an accurate portrayal of psychosis, play or watch Hellblade.
With Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana getting a translation overhaul next month, I’ve put my review aside for now. I want the version I critique to match what everybody will be playing.
With my last two reviews being shorter, three-hour games (The Journey Down: Chapter Three and The Darkside Detective) I started Persona 5. I *need* to finish that, Yakuza 0, and Tales of Berseria before the year is up. It’s unlikely that’ll happen, but if I can at least finish Persona 5 and Yakuza 0 I’ll be happy.
I planned on replaying Friday the 13th on NES to do a retro review, but I didn’t have the time. Ah well. I’ll get ’em next time.
What about you, folks? Got any gaming plans for Friday the 13th?