Other than Matt’s renewed obsession with Destiny, this week’s PlayTime is dominated by Japanese games – most of which have very strange names – including Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Lost Dimension, Onechanbara Z2: Chaos, Sayonara UmiharaKawase +, and Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment.
I’ve continued playing only Destiny this past week. I’ve quickly leveled up my Hunter from Level 26 all the way to Level 32, due to some great equipment from the Dark Below and House of Wolves expansions. I’ve really been invigorated by Destiny once again. Most of my time now is spent leveling my exotic weapons and armor; I have both Bad Juju (thanks to finally completing its exotic quest) and Gjallarhorn (thanks to Xur). I also spent a good portion of the week in the Crucible, finally managing to reach Rank 1 – nearly a year after release – which just goes to show how much I play multiplayer. I think I’m just about ready for The Taken King.
This week has been a pretty good seven days of gaming for me, with Lost Dimension, Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos, Dungeon Travelers 2, Rocket League, Guilty Gear Xrd, Skullgirls 2nd Encore and Sayonara UmiharaKawase +. Rocket League continues to be one of the most fun online experiences I’ve had, and I’m happy that they’ve mostly fixed the lag issues now, plus released a new map which is very nice. Dungeon Travelers is pretty fun yet difficult, and filled with a ridiculous amount of fan service, just like Onechanbara (although that game’s much easier).
Sword Art Online is addictive, but I still have a lot left to do on it; however, the new translation is appreciated, as it makes much more sense than it ever did on Vita. Lost Dimension is proving to be one of the strongest games this year with its clever traitor system, engaging story and characters, and great turn-based gameplay. Danganronpa: Ultra Despair Girls, One Piece Pirate Warriors 3, Amnesia and a few other games are releasing soon, and I can’t wait! It’s also rumoured that Persona 4: Dancing All Night releases in November; whilst that’s far away, I’m already very excited!
I hate to sound like a broken record (again!), but my most played game of the week was Final Fantasy XIV, mainly because I’ve been levelling various combat classes. Whenever I wasn’t slaying monsters in FFXIV, I was most likely on Dungeon Travelers 2, which is the first Vita game I’ve played for absolutely ages. However, I don’t want to talk about it too much here, as a full review is on its way later this week; for now, let’s just say I was pleasantly surprised. Finally, I also bought Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, which is a game I’ve been looking forward to for years. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to play it properly yet, so I hope to rectify that in the next few days.