Friday! Video games! Let’s talk!
I have a few reviews I’ll be writing up this weekend, namely Home Sweet Home and Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. I just published one for Disgaea 1 Complete earlier today, which felt nice. I haven’t been writing a lot lately due to illness and genuinely being busy outside of gaming, but it’s good to be back in the saddle a bit.
My girlfriend and I started our 2nd playthrough of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PS4, which is one of our favorite games to play together. We originally went through the game on Xbox One before any of the DLC released, but ended up buying the Game of the Year edition on PS4 while it as on sale. There are definitely worse ways to spend 150+ hours, yeah?
We’re still questing and exploring around Velen, having just rescued Dandelion after enlisting the help of the doppler Dudu and the bard Priscilla. This game is full of amazing characters, stellar writing, and brilliantly designed open worlds that are easy to get lost in for hours at a time. I can’t wait to finally get around to the DLC campaigns.
Otherwise, there hasn’t been much going on here. I did pick up the entire Final Fantasy XIII trilogy on Xbox 360 for $15. Now that it’s backwards compatible on Xbox One I wanted to have it available on a console I actually have plugged in. I hear it looks incredible in 4K on the Xbox One X, which I don’t have, but I’m sure it’ll be an improvement over the original PS3 and 360 versions. I really love Final Fantasy XIII and I’ve wanted to jump into XIII-2 and Lightning Returns for a while now.
My girlfriend also wants to check out the Mass Effect trilogy, which she hasn’t played before. We grabbed all 3 games for $12 at GameStop (boo hiss) to play through on the Xbox One. I think that’s where my DLC is for the 2nd game, but I think I’ll have to repurchase all of the DLC for Mass Effect 3 whenever we get around to it.
Once these last few reviews are out of the way I need to buckle down and finish Octopath Traveler and at least *start* Dragon Quest XI. It’s almost Game of the Year season, after all.
What about you, folks? Any gaming plans this weekend?