Surprising nobody, Trails of Cold Steel III is FUCKING MASSIVE and I’m still slowly chipping my way through it on PS4. I hit the 40-hour mark last night and I’m somewhere in Chapter 3, so if the game has 5 chapters then I guess I’m at the halfway point. It’s *very* good.
I also downloaded Dragalia Lost on my phone because apparently, I don’t have enough shit to play
while I’m on the toilet. I literally just started playing it an hour ago, used all the newcomer and event summons, got a bunch of rares, then immediately became overwhelmed before turning it off. These gacha games are murder for my brain, but man, Draglia’s soundtrack is extraordinary!!
PlayStation has a massive Big in Japan sale going on right now, which already got me for Oninaki, Crystar, Zanki Zero: Last Beginning, and a few days later got me again for Tokyo Dark: Remembrance, The Last Remnant Remastered, and Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault (pictured above). Yikes.
I plan on selling my still new-in-box NES Classic to cover the $90-or-so I didn’t plan on spending, but I’m happy with my choices. There are quite a few visual novels on Vita I really wanted, but I just couldn’t talk myself into spending another $50. Oh well. They’ll go on sale again.
With Cold Steel III consuming every ounce of free time I have right now, it goes without saying that it’s put my review schedule in slow-mo. This is a game I received to review to help spread the word about the upcoming Switch version, and I love the series as it is, but when a game is nearly 100 hours then the rest of my review lineup just has to ride the bench for a while.
For those interested, I will be working on reviews for the newly released Sakura Wars, I still plan on reviewing Langrisser II’s remaster, and then it’s Visual Novel Mania 2020 with Yumeutsutsu Re:Master and Re:After, The Fox Awaits Me, Nurse Love Syndrome, Nurse Love Addiction, and by that time I may get the chance to cover the upcoming Switch version of Collar X Malice. I’m honestly stoked to play and share my experience for all of these.
With so much focus on Cold Steel III, I haven’t had a chance to sit down and take note of my favorite content online this week. So here’s what I can remember off the top of my head.
Round 5 of QUIZZLEMANIA is up on PartsFUNknown’s YouTube channel and I think it’s their best episode yet.
The King of the NO RING Deathmatch, Casanova Valentine, has four new (incredibly rad) t-shirts and I want them all.
With the coronavirus fucking everything up, Pixel Elixir has the perfect NES Friday the 13th facemask and I immediately regret buying video games instead of this.
I also really want some new stickers, but my laptop is the only place I put them and it’s… rather full.
What about you, folks? Have any big plans this weekend?