We’ve got a short but sweet PlayTime for you today. While I explored a quaint Shropshire town in Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Matt killed a horde of alien monsters in Xeodrifter on the PS Vita, and Mitch continued his mission to play every Japanese game ever made.
This week WASN’T all about Destiny. In fact, there was absolutely no Destiny to be found because I didn’t have any decent chunks of time that I could dedicate to the game. Not to worry though, as I did manage to play Xeodrifter on my Vita for a while. It’s a fun little Metroidvania style game that has you killing monsters, discovering powerups, and exploring secret areas on four alien planets. The game can be completed in a couple of hours, so it’s a nice and quick distraction, which is good because I didn’t have much free time this week otherwise.
It feels like all I did this past weekend was play games; mostly Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls. I even managed to finish it, with a good few hours of binging. You can read about my thoughts when the review goes live later! I also spent some time on Amnesia: Memories, Lost Dimension, Rocket League and One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3. I can’t think of many games releasing in September that I really want, but the next few months should be good for gaming!
Over the past few days, I made good on my pledge of last week to finally put some proper time into Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, a game I’ve literally been waiting years to play. I can’t overstate just how incredible it looks, with breathtaking lighting effects and a frankly insane amount of minute details; it creates a stronger sense of time and place than possibly any game I have ever played. As intriguing and well-told as the story is, I actually found it difficult to get anything done, because I kept pausing every few seconds to admire the sights. The Share button was made for games like this.
In addition to EGTTR, I’ve also (of course) been playing Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, as well as Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal on Vita (expect my full review tomorrow evening). Looking ahead to next week’s PlayTime, the early reviews of Until Dawn have increased my excitement for the game tenfold, so I’m really looking forward to picking it up this weekend! Apparently another big game comes out soon too, but I haven’t heard anything about it…