Due to being newly diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, I’ve been going through some dietary changes to help reverse the damage. Unfortunately, it’s been giving me some intense headaches and borderline migraines for nearly the entire week. End me.
On the plus side, I get to drink more coffee!
The only game I’ve played all week is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist on the Genesis, but what a game. Even as a Sega kid I’ll always admit that Turtles in Time on SNES is the superior offering, but it’s not a competition. Hyperstone Heist has similar gameplay, borrows some of the levels and boss fights, but it’s still a great beat-em-up.
It also does some work with Sega’s FM sound chip and has some of my favorite music on the console. If you dug TMNT The Arcade Game and Turtles in Time, then check it out. A lot of people slept on it since they were released around the same time.
I started a replay of Shining Force last weekend but that’s about when the headaches kicked in. Maybe I’ll hit up a few battles later today if I’m feeling up to it.
I’ve really just been in the mood for a meaty JRPG and I tried getting back into Persona 5 Royal, but I guess I’m not feeling up to something THAT big. I’ve already beaten (and loved) the original version of Persona 5 and that took me 125 hours. I’m still on the fence about sticking with it right now and leaning more toward just focusing on Shining Force.
Xbox has added some neat stuff to Game Pass lately, but nothing I’m immediately in the mood for. I know I’ll dig Unsighted, Echo Generation, Moonglow Bay, and Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition, but I’m in a retro phase right now. I haven’t played Forza Horizon 5 much lately either. I’M IN A SLUMP! AHH!
Similar to my recent 15 NES Games I Want to Play in 2022 article, I’m in the process of writing up a list for the Genesis, Saturn, SNES, and PS1. I may not finish them all before the year is up, but that’s fine.
That about does it for me, though. My mood has been sour due to stress and anxiety and when I get that way it’s just hard to concentrate on literally anything.
What about you all? Any big gaming plans this weekend?