It is time once again to ask the most important question to gamers when it comes to their hobby this weekend: Whatcha’ Playin’?
For those of us that constantly chase the new releases I feel like we are in a bit of a lull as we wait for big titles like Kingdom Hearts 3 and Anthem to come out. This is the perfect time to spend your weekends playing games that you might have missed out on before.
I’ve been doing just that lately, I finished off Darksiders 3 just last night, so look forward to my review in the coming weeks. This weekend I’ll be playing one of the weirdest assortment of games ever.
You read that right, I’m playing Yo-Kai Watch–a game that was released 4 years ago that most consider a Pokemon rip off. I always enjoyed the anime/cartoon that my kids watched, I honestly thought it was far more clever and funny than anything I’d seen on Pokemon, but my Yo-Kai love affair never went deeper for some reason.
For the last 4 years my younger brother has been going on and on about the virtues of the franchise, he is a mega fan and has been doing his best to convince me to play. I borrowed the title from him and started playing last night, and as a warning I may have some very hot takes coming in soon.
I’m not so sure about the battle system, but I’m really enjoying the setting and light hearted story. I think that there is an immense amount of charm in the game, and I love seeing all of the Yo-Kai designs and personalities.
At this point I don’t know why I even bother putting this game on here, you should just always assume I’m playing Overwatch. That being said it is somewhat of a PSA, and I’m going to make a real push into getting the rest of my wins this weekend for the ongoing Ana Bastet event.
Essentially 9 wins will net you a win emote for Ana, a spray, and an amazing skin, but you have to get in there and do it before the 21st when the promotion ends.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
See? I told you it was going to be weird.
Kingdoms of Amalur is one of the best games on the Xbox 360, and I was extremely excited it hit backwards compatibility on the Xbox One. Then…I promptly forgot about it.
I saw it in the store the other day and suddenly remembered, purchasing it on the spot. It doesn’t hurt that there is a possible bright spot in the troubled history of this game in the fact that THQ Nordic recently picked up the rights to the title. Here is hoping for a sequel, but in the interim I’m falling in love with the game all over again.
So what are you playing this weekend? Let me know in the comments below, and as always, have a great day!