It is time once again to ask the most important question to gamers when it comes to their hobby this weekend: Whatcha’ Playin’?
The last week has been a fantastic one in gaming seeing Resident Evil 2 Remake release, the long awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 arrive, and one of my most anticipated games of the year–Wargroove–releases today.
I’ll be jamming on two of those games this weekend.
Kingdom Hearts III
I was a massive fan of Kingdom Hearts I and II, but I fell off the series after a number of releases were scattered across a ton of different consoles. Kingdom Hearts III looked great to me, of course, but I had nearly a 200 hour hurdle to get caught back up with the series. Instead I spent a weekend watching recap videos and reading recap posts, and my excitement blew through the roof for the newest iteration. It was like I had never left the fandom, and suddenly the release was looming days away.
Was it worth the wait? Hard to say for a lot of people I imagine, and I’m only about 10 hours in, but I’ve had a goofy smile plastered on my face the entire time. I love Disney, I love Square Enix games (mostly), and I couldn’t be happier playing through this iteration. I just got to the Tangled world, and my daughter is absolutely ecstatic to see me continue this weekend.
I love Advance Wars. Sure, Fire Emblem is good stuff and I love me a good fantasy setting, but I’ve always preferred the gameplay of Advance Wars. Unfortunately Nintendo decided to not make anymore of them since Days of Ruin, but luckily Chucklefish is stepping up to save the day with Wargroove.
This is a fantasy inspired take on Advance Wars, with plenty of great ideas of its own to boot. It has a 20-30 hour campaign mode, a puzzle mode, arcade mode to flesh out the commanders story, and even a in depth level and campaign creator that allows you to share your creation across the webs.
This day at work is going to be absurdly long as I wait to play, especially since the game’s icon is taunting me as it is already pre-downloaded and I’m just waiting for internet access to unlock it.
Well, what are your plans for the weekend? Joining me on an over the top romp through Disney Worlds? Let me know in the comments below, and have a great weekend!