It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?

Friday! Video games! Let’s talk!

Last night I finished my playthrough and review of NIS America’s dungeon crawler RPG, The Lost Child. In a nutshell, it’s a solid introduction to the genre for anyone looking to get their feet wet but likely lacks the depth and challenge hardcore fans are looking for.

I had a lot of fun during my 25-hour playthrough and, if you’d like, my review can be found right here. As always, sharing is much appreciated!

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Next up is a game that I’ve been following for nearly two years, which is Home Sweet Home. It’s a first-person indie horror game with a LOT of TLC and Taiwanese folklore put into it. There’s no combat, so it’s mostly stealth, running, and hiding, but the atmosphere is so thick you could cut it with a knife and the “stalker” role is a creepy girl who vomits nails and wields a box cutter.

You can hear the zipper-like clicks of the box cutter opening and closing whenever she’s around, which is one of the most unsettling things I’ve experienced in a game in quite a while. It’s… very good.

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After that review, it’s either the horror game Yomawari or I’ll dive into another dungeon crawler with Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. I’m not 100% sure yet. I’m leaning toward Coven of Dusk to get a horror break, but Yomawari is bound to be a much shorter playthrough.

With it being the Halloween season I’ve mostly been watching Super Best Friends’ annual Shitstorm series on YouTube. I did pick up the Clock Tower-inspired Remothered: Tormented Fathers, the Amnesia collection, and one of my favorite horror games of all time, Detention, during the current PlayStation Sale of the Dead, so I’ll likely get to those before the month is over. They have lots of horror games available at some deep discounts (I think it was $30 for all three of those games).

Outside of gaming, I hope to catch the new Halloween movie this weekend but I’m not sure if our local two-screen theater is even showing it.

That about does it for me. What about you, folks? Any gaming plans this weekend?

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24 thoughts on “It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?

  1. I recently beat/reviewed Mega Man 11 on the Switch. I’ve got some BEAMRIDER I’ll be playing, and of course the Splatoon Splatooween Splatfest is a 48 hour run this time out, So I’ll be playing a lot of that.

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  2. I played Yomawari last week and personally I was rather disappointed with it. It took just under 6 hours to complete the story but apparently there are a lot of random occuring events that take place which make the game longer (if you’re lucky enough to find them). I’ll look forward to hearing what you think of it!

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    1. I reviewed the first game on Vita and remember getting a bit frustrated with it, but I always heard the sequel improved things a bit. The Yomawari collection on Switch, which I received to review, has both, so yay for that! I do remember there being quite a few well-hidden things that offered more lore stuff but I was too busy running, hiding, and dying a lot to ever find many of them. It can be pretty tough!

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  3. Finally I started to play something that wasn’t The Witcher…..well, kind of.
    I got SoulCalibur VI today and if you know who the guest character is, then you know why I got it. It also lets you create your own fighter in any of the set character’s fighting styles. So of course I would create my own Witcher to play the story mode.
    It’s a super fun and fast paced fighter and easy to get into compared to Tekken and Street Fighter where you have to memorize a library of movesets to even begin to understand the mechanics.

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  4. Very little here as time is incredibly limited. I played some Kingdom New Lands which was nice enough. I need to line up a horror game, and I have a couple of options. My physical copy of Night Trap on Switch arrived recently, so maybe that!

    Home Sweet Home sounds interesting and I’d probably like it. The only thing about “running away” horror games is when they become annoying as you run back and forth from a hiding space, waiting for the AI to sod off so you can get past. It’s not like that is it?

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  5. This October sucks for horror to me. I’m excited about the new Halloween movie and I can’t wait to see it, but my son’s birthday is on Tuesday and I can’t afford to watch it right now. I’ve been really curious about The Lost Child. I saw it on eshop and thought it looked similar to Shin Megami Tensei. I’m guessing I’m wrong in that comparison?

    Home Sweet Home looks like a do nothing simulator :). It’s not my style of horror game and I thought it looked a little cheesy when I was watching it on Youtube. Still… I might end up buying it down the road because I really want to play some new horror games.

    I finally beat Persona 5 last night! It was amazing from start to finish and I fell in love with the cast of characters. I looked up what ending I got last night and it was the true ending so I’m happy. I’m also sad because of how it ended, but I’m mostly happy. I’m moving on to Soul Calibur VI and so far that game is totally my GOTY lol.

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