I finally have good news to share: over the past week I’ve completed two new-to-me games! I know that’s not normally newsworthy, but considering the last game I completed was in May, I’m excited! I’m one-fifth of the way to completing my challenge!
I’m doooooooooing it!
I finally played Dear Esther (I enjoyed it, though I think the pacing would have benefit from a faster movement speed), and I played through all the possible storylines of Burly Men at Sea, a whimsical and oddly moving game about, unsurprisingly, three burly men at sea. I liked it so much more than I expected, and the soundtrack was lovely. So lovely, I downloaded it from the PlayStation Store last night.
I do love video game soundtracks.
This week is going to be a bit of an anomaly here on my site, as I’m headed out on holiday. I will still be posting on my regular schedule, but the pieces may be shorter than usual. Like today!
While away, I’m hoping to play through Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and possibly Super Mario Odyssey. I’m taking my pro controller and everything! I’m sure I will also still be playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, as there is yet another limited time gardening event. I also have a game downloaded on my phone called Mountain, and I’m curious to get to that, too.
Over the next week, I will get to make a pilgrimage to one of my favorite places in the world: Ground Kontrol. It’s been one of my favorite places in Portland since 2005, and I make a point to get there at least once or twice each time I’m in the area. It is, hands down, the best arcade I’ve been to anywhere. I will also hit up Powell’s City of Books (dreamy, dreamy, dreamy), and my favorite restaurant in the world: Justa Pasta. All that is to say nothing of seeing family and friends, which is the point of the trip!
I keep thinking about taking my 3DS so I can play Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, but I’m trying to be realistic on what I will get to and when. But the idea of staying up late in a sleeping bag and playing some Luigi’s Mansion sounds adorable as heck, so I might do it, anyway.
With that I ask: what will YOU be playing this week? When you go on holiday, do you get any gaming done in your downtime? Or do you leave all gaming at home? (I am always torn between both options.)
Today I’m hoping to get to a couple titles like Far From Noise and Nex Machina. We’ll see how that pans out, but I’d love to get another couple of games under my belt sooner than later.
Please be safe out there friends. Cheers.