I have four days of class left before we’re out for a week and some change for Spring Break. In the time since last writing here, I haven’t had much time to dedicate to games, but here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve made time for anyway:
I’ve fiddled with Hearthstone as much as I can (during the week and on weekends), and it makes me sorely miss the days of playing Magic: The Gathering in friends basements. Luckily, I’ve gotten a few friends into it as well, and so the battles we’ve had have given me a small taste of that old favorite.
I’ve given about 20 hours to Bravely Default, and in that time have almost gotten through Chapter 2 of its wonderful story. When it comes to RPGs like this, I do all the sidequests and try to grind my way up as far as I can stand before pressing forward with the main story. The changes to classic JRPG formulas present in Bravely Default are certainly welcome, but jeezus is the story super typical. At times, it is even hard for me to listen to or watch main story elements play out because its so tropey. Really hope that Bravely Second can improve on the core story some, because the side-story elements are great and hilarious. More of that next time, please and thank you.
Three’s on iOS has stolen a ton of freetime from random parts of my weekly schedule. I got addicted to Flappy Bird like everyone else and managed a score of 85 before trying to limit my intake of it. Hopilite has also taken away a bunch of my time lately… and I just found Lyne today and have already unlocked most of that game. Definitely check it out if you have an Android or iOS device and a couple bucks to spare.
Knocked out the first part of Broken Age a few weeks back, and holy shit was it too good to be an episodic adventure. Cannot wait for the next chapter to be released this summer.
OlliOlli has been a great reason to pick up the Vita everyday. Doing the daily challenges after a few warmup rounds makes me wish I could actually beat the last area without throwing my Vita against the wall, but I’m not sure I’ll ever get that good at the game to accomplish that. However, it should be out on PC later this year, so maybe I can tackle it again then.
There are a handful of other mobile games I’ve messed with here and there, but for the most part, this semester has been fairly school focused as was the last.
Here’s hoping that I can get in some good, long hours of gaming in the upcoming spring break. I know my consoles could use the attention, and I could use the zone-out time.
Just 4 more days. I can make it…