For my birthday, all I want to do is talk about video games, so sit back, relax and enjoy my thoughts on some of the games I played recently.
With the last month, when I wasn’t helping my wife with our new farm (We have ducks and chickens now), I was playing Yakuza… A lot of Yakuza. Finishing Yakuza Kiwami, Kiwami 2, Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and now on to Yakuza 5. This series have it’s claws into me deep, and I couldn’t be happier. Why hasn’t someone made this series into a movie franchise yet?!
I finally beat Yakuza 0, and immediately started on to Yakuza Kiwami. I think I found my new gaming series obsession! Also I spent a bit of time soloing the new Pirates Expansion for Sea of Thieves.
It’s E3 time again, and just like last year, it’s kind of all over the place, so I explain what E3 means to me, my memories of the event and I cover a game that I judged too early, and missed out on a experience that was more than “just another zombie game” until it came to the PC a few weeks ago.
While the wife was away for a week, taking care of our new puppy Banjo was my primary responsibility, but I also got a lot of gaming time in as well, playing through Subnautica’s sequel Below Zero in VR and got spent some time killing zombies in Days Gone and threw some balls in Puzzle Bobble VR.
I played way more Satisfactory, finally finished a game I tried to play back in 2005, and I go on quite a bit about the ending of GiantBomb.com, a website that used to be about Video Games.
Traveling a bunch this last month allowed me to get in a lot more comic and actually book reading, but I did play a few games as well. Some classic emulated games on VR and a new Gamepass game that I’d highly recommend.
I talk about a few games I’ve been playing like the PC version of Crash Bandicoot 4, and Panzer Dragoon Remake. As well as some movies and comic books. Some highlights include the movie Cyrano De Bergerac from 1950, and the new Wolverine comic called “Black, White & Blood”. Reviews are on the website as well.
With the wife out of town for a week, I spent most of that time working building a new studio, but I did manage to get in some quality VR time and also got down and dirty learning the quirks of Valheim.
I finished both the leaked Goldeneye 007 Remaster and Hitman 3, plus played through a few other games like Little Nightmares 2 and both Monster Jam Steel Titan games!
Finally at home in good ol’ Tennessee, and trying to get setup and back to work. While the 2,000 mile cross country trip went down, I was able to still get in a fair bit of gaming the last couple of weeks. Finishing of Scott Pilgrim, Hyrule Warriors, and playing a bit of Hitman 3 and starting a VR session of Subnautica: Below Zero.
I started the year off right, by playing through a few games. While still in the middle of moving, and nearing the end, I got through Bugsnax and ManEater and also finally finished Burnout Paradise, along with the Re-Release of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game!
With a little better setup than last time, and a temp mic, I was able to get some recording done to talk about my favorite games this year. With another bad year in gaming history, at least I was able to find some games that were totally worth playing and quite a few of them were rad. Here is my list of my top 10 games of the year for 2020.
With recording and gaming equipment in several different locations across the country, I have to resort to a crappy headset mic to record the podcast on, so I apologize for the quality in advance. I haven’t played many games lately, but I did at least completed Miles Morales on my PS4 and played a bit of both WatchDogs Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on Amazon’s Luna streaming service and my normal gaming PC.
As a wise wallaby once said “Moving day can be a very stressful day”. We are moving across the country, headed towards Tennessee and gaming takes a literal backseat for a bit in my life. In those small amounts of free times, I do get to play a bit and I finally completed some really enjoyable games… and some not so great.
As The Go-Go’s said, Vacation was all that I ever wanted, so I finally took one. I didn’t get much accomplished in the last month or so, but I was able to finish a second playthrouh of Control, and experienced the DLC featuring everyone’s favorite Stephen King stand-in, Alan Wake. Plus transported myself back to 1999 again to play through the Tony Hawk Remake game.
Work has kept gaming at an arms length so I spent most of this month binge watching a few series of shows and a ton of documentaries. In the few weekends I was able to get into the Final Fantasy VII Remake and also the PC Port of Horizon: Zero Dawn.
E3 never came, and we are all left wondering what the heck is coming out, while as we speak there might be a press confrere or two that are happening… No one knows! I did manage to play a couple shorter games thanks to Gamepass and Epic Game Store.
Smaller gaming experiences are really the focal point of this episode, as I talk about a few games that can be completed in a single sitting. It’s a long one, so sit back and enjoy!
Gamepass aided me in being able to blast through a few new games that might have been smaller in size, but made up for with interesting stories and gameplay that veered off a bit of what I normally play