As we move towards 2018, I’m thinking about going the typical gaming media route and covering some of the games I played this year. I’ll talk about what games I played earlier in the year that didn’t get reviews or games that I didn’t/can’t finish, and or just thoughts on games this year in general. Short post this week. I need to focus on a couple other projects I’m working on, for now.
I’ll also focus on my “game of the year” or what games really stood out to me this year.I want to make sure to talk about all the games I played this year, even ones that didn’t release this year, but I think I’ll keep those two ideas separate.
My goal for this discussion is to look back at what I liked, what I didn’t like, how I think about them after the fact, and whether or not I’ll go back to them. I tend to un-install games after I beat them because I’m not one to replay often. There are some games that I play over and over and over, like the original Mass Effect trilogy, but those are rare cases. In my mind, If I replay a game multiple times I’ve really got to love it.
I think those might be two different posts and I’ll spend a fair amount of time with each of them and have them out before the end of the year.
Once 2018 rolls around, I’ll create some content around games I’m looking forward to or games that might be on the radar depending on how well they are reviewed.
I’m not sure about dates for this content but it will for sure be on Mondays and Fridays, as per usual.
Games I’m playing:
I’m still working through Ys 8 and will likely continue that game for awhile. I’m about 11 hours in and just got to chapter 2. I loved the introduction to the game and cranked out the first 8 hours or so fairly quickly. However, I’m noticing the game is pretty much the same thing over and over, and the story isn’t that interesting. I’m not sure how much more I’ll play before I move on entirely. I don’t see the point in finishing it out if I’m not compelled by the story. It’s a really fun game to play and I’m glad I’ve experienced it, but it doesn’t beg to be finished. I’ll keep plodding along for a few minutes here and there.
I thought the combat would ramp up over time and get more interesting but it really stays the same throughout the game. You get some more skills and have to dodge properly but its fairly simple. I see no problems with the combat, it doesn’t force me to think to hard or focus on the game. I find myself getting distracted. Mash attack button, build skill, use skill, dodge, rinse and repeat.
I did just meet another character in the game with some really cool weapons and attacks so I’m looking forward to that I’m just not in a hurry to see and get to know them. I think Ys 8 is going to get relegated to my secondary game for right now while I move onto Wolfenstein as my primary game. I’ll keep my thoughts about Ys 8 updated when I play more.
Maybe, I’ll get back into it after I finish Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.
Thats all for now. Thanks for reading.