Status Report: Week 34 (YEAH BUOY)

The title says it all: my game challenge is going well! YEAHHHHHHHHH BUOYYYYYYYYY!!!

So far this month, I’ve completed six games:

Dear Esther
Burly Men At Sea
Far From Noise
Nex Machina
What Remains Of Edith Finch

My challenge for the month of August is to complete ten new-to-me games, and I’m pleased to say I’m well on my way to that goal; later today, I hope to add at least one more game to that list. We returned from holiday last Tuesday, and I dove back in to gaming as I didn’t get any done while away. To be honest, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to complete this challenge, but when faced with public failure, I decided to haul myself into gear. Also, I told myself if I failed this month’s challenge, I wouldn’t allow myself to buy any more games until 2019.

Let’s be real: with Red Dead Redemption 2, Tomb Raider, and so many more games on the horizon, I had to get this challenge done.

It feels good to be having new experiences again. I know those are all shorter games, but I’m still a teensy bit proud of myself for hunkering down and actually playing games. I hope to keep this up, no matter the depth or breadth of the game.

Today, I’m going to keep this one short. Traffic has been down here, and I don’t want to bore anyone. Basically, I’m making progress and I’m going to keep doing that. :)

What are you hoping to play this week?

Please be safe out there, friends. Cheers!

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  1. I’m hoping to find some time to game this week. With the amount of video editing I need to get done it’s gonna be tough. If I do get the time it’ll probably just be Mario Kart. Seeing that you played Superhot makes me want to replay it, such a good game.

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    • I hope you get time to edit AND play games!

      I really liked Superhot right up until the very last level. The difficulty spike was absurd. I looked online and apparently I was far from alone on that feeling. I had a great time with the rest of the game, though.


  2. Congrats on getting some games done.

    This week, I hope to finish up 2064 Read Only Memories Integral on Switch for review and then maybe play some Fortnite, Shenmue I & II, and Castlevania: Circle of the Moon.

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  3. PROGRESS, HELL YEAH! Keep it going!

    Did you like Far From Noise? It looks interesting!

    I just finished Dead Space 3 and now my gaming week will be all about SHENMUE! It feels good to have a chill game after the intense Dead Space experience. I know Shenmue isn’t that good, but it’s my jam! I will try some Sea of Thieves as well.

    Have a nice week!

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    • Thank you! I’m hoping to! MOMENTUM!!

      Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I’d hoped. I like the concept and the art direction, but the writing felt weak, and the dialogue choices felt strange and unimportant. I’m embarrassed to admit I fell asleep twice while playing it. :(

      Yeah!! Nice work on Dead Space 3! Oh man, I hope you enjoy your Shenmue time! And I certainly wouldn’t say it isn’t good, but it’s definitely of that time, control-wise. I still love that it presents a lived-in world for the player to explore.

      I hope you have a nice week, too!


  4. Jumping back into Mafia 3 sometime this week; looking forward to Spiderman soon. Also, I have been enjoying Luke Cage on Netflix in non-gaming news.

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  5. Did you finish Nex Machina “properly”? I couldn’t deal with that true final boss for the life of me! Excellent game aside from that difficulty spike!


    • Other than the first section weirdly causing me significant motion sickness, I thought the game was fascinating and beautiful.

      Honestly? Either What Remains of Edith Finch or Burly Men at Sea.


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