Post Christmas meant I had a few games on my list to play. My backlog has reached a near endless status with so many games I still have play. In case you didn’t check, I’m gonna be trying to play 52 games in 52 weeks, so I’ll have to play quite a few titles in order to meet those requirements. This first week of the year, I played a lot of games I’ve been meaning to play for a long time.
For Christmas, I got Pokemon: Super Mystery Dungeon as a gift, and I’ve been putting a lot of hours into that. For reference, I skipped Gates to Infinity because I didn’t truthfully care for it, but I loved Red Rescue Team and Explorers of Sky. If I had to rank how I like this one, Super Mystery Dungeon is better than Gates to Infinity, but not as good as Red Rescue Team and nowhere near Explorers of Sky, at least after quite a few hours of play. Mechanically it’s all there, but doesn’t differentiate from the older games all that much. Unfortunately, the story is pretty uninteresting, so I don’t feel a strong reason to play Super Mystery Dungeon rather than Explorers of Sky. The best I can describe it is by saying you spend more than half of the game in the beginning of the game. I might write this week’s review on it, or I may save it for a more long form project. Or I will do both. We’ll see.
Second off, I checked my mental backlog and remembered there was one game that I had always wanted to beat, but never got around to it; Folklore. It’s kind of niche PS3 exclusive game that didn’t sell all that well, but it holds a special place in my heart. But I must’ve loaned it to a friend who didn’t return it, cause I had to order another copy. Still, I enjoyed playing it thoroughly, and I will definitely review it next week or the following. In summary, it’s awesome and one of the most visually interesting games I’ve ever played.
I also got some iTunes cards for Christmas, so I decided to find a good mobile game, and Metacritic told me World of Goo was that game. It’s a simple puzzle game and I’ve really been enjoying playing it to pass time. I also got the MGS2/3 collection for the Vita and I’ve been playing Snake Eater quite a bit. It really holds up well on the Vita, but I’d still like to see how Sons of Liberty looks. I won’t be reviewing any MGS or World of Goo, since I don’t think there’s much more to be said about them.
I hope next week I’ll be able to say I beat at least one of the four of those games I mentioned, but you can expect a review of Super Mystery Dungeon this week and a review of Folklore next week, or the following. And as always, check back next week to see what I play next.