Now Playing in June 2016

Beaten

Kirby Planet Robobot – see post here.

Bravely Second: End Layer – full post coming soon.

Sparkster – see post here.

Ongoing

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE – I only just got started, but so far this game has vastly exceeded my expectations after more than the title was revealed. The subject matter may not be to everyone’s taste, but the gameplay is great so far.

Super Mario RPG –

npjun16 I swear, I will beat this game. Now I’ve got a decision to make, since this game finally came to WiiU VC. I am fairly certain that my save won’t transfer, but I know that I am much more likely to play the game on the tablet than through Wii mode. I do most of gaming on my 3DS while watching sports or something on TV; I don’t spend a lot of time playing on the big screen. I’ll figure out which route I take and finish this game up soon.

Illusion of Gaia – I’ve cleared the first few hours of this game and it isn’t quite what I expected. It is some sort of very linear Zelda game. It looks great, sounds great and plays great. I can’t wait to get back to it.

Kirby & The Rainbow Curse –npjun162

Nintendo had an E3 sale, and I bit the bullet on this. I absolutely adore the graphics, Nintendo consistently blows everyone else out of the water when it comes to art design, but I can’t say I wouldn’t have just rather had a regular Kirby platformer. Still, this is what the Kirby series does, some platformers mixed with weird experimental stuff. This is more like Canvas Curse on the DS, which is interesting, but frustrating to control at times. It is just something different than the player is used to.

Upcoming

Box Box Boy – Box Boy was an absolute delight, this sequel looks like just more of the same. That is exactly what I want, more Box Boy. There do have some wrinkles – I saw color in the trailer – but more box pushing puzzles are all I need.

Monster Hunter Generations – I have greatly enjoyed the last two Monster Hunter games that have come to the West and this one doesn’t look to change anything. I am a little unsure of how much I need this when I have large amounts of MH4U that are still unexplored, but I kind of plateaued on that game right at the edge of G Rank. That is when I stop really enjoying those games.

7th Dragon III Code VFD – I was really excited for the first game in this series, but it never left Japan. When this one was announced to come over here, I immediately preordered it. It appears to play quite similarly to Etrian Odyssey, but from a third person perspective.

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