The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a mess. With no job to anchor me I have just floated around Mainland Europe until I sort out new employment. In that time I have played a myriad of different games. So rather than doing a dedicated post for each one, I'll just spew my feelings about each in no particular order.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Fuck this game. I'm only still playing it because I want to see how it ends. The Skull enemies are the least fun enemies to play against since the Prometheans in Halo 4.
Every bullshit death, every stupid cry from Ocelot and every stupid focus on female anatomy in the cutscenes just makes me hate this game more and more.
But I need to finish it.
Super Mario Odyssey
It's alright. I have played bits and pieces of previous Mario's before, but this is the first time I've bought it and sat down to play it properly.
More than the gameplay, the thing that stuck out to me most was the level of polish in the game. Everything looks slick and well presented, it sounds great, and there so far hasn't been any minor oddities that remind you you're playing a video game.
I'll keep at it and see if I get to the point where I'm creaming my pants the same way everyone else is. Assuming of course that it isn't just a massive nostalgia binge that everyone is trying to deny.
I've completed my first in-game week of Stardew Valley and it's been perfectly pleasant so far. Not a lot has actually happened but I can see the potential enormity of this game. I thought it was literally just farming and raising animals, but I've been assured that that's not solely what this game is about.
I'll put more hours in, but it's currently third priority compared to the other giant behemoths I'm playing.
Power Rangers: Legacy Wars
So this game sort of came out of nowhere. It's a mobile fighting game where you have one main fighter and two back up fighters that have special moves to aid in defence/offence. I was a massive Power Rangers fan as a kid, and I've always had massive nostalgia for the series, but it's not like I still watch the series (the 2017 movie was pretty sweet though).
Like any other free to play mobile game it has a bunch of waiting mechanics, as well as loot boxes and in-app purchases. But, that said, the game is still pretty entertaining, and the mechanics hit a nice sweet spot between easy to pick up and hard to master.
However I started feeling my addictive personality getting a bit too much oxygen with this game so I uninstalled it before things go too out of hand.