My wife was away for most of the week for work, which had me running around taking care of our four kids. Between that and work ramping up for our fiscal year end, this left precious little time to delve deep on any games. But I did manage to come to a conclusion on one game and come back to another that I had been bypassing for a couple weeks.
And this is what I’ve been playing.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch
As I’ve stated before, I like the Zelda franchise but 3D Zelda has never quite captured me the way it has for some people. Breath of the Wild may be the game that finally does.
I didn’t play much this week, although I did do a side quest that brought me to the fairy that is pictured below.
Despite not playing a ton of it though, I’ve been thinking about it a ton. This to me is the sign of a really good, possibly great game. A game that can make you think about it when you aren’t playing it is something special.
Mario Kart 8 DX – Switch
This has kind of become my, I have a half hour to burn while I wait for my kids to finish dance class so let’s play a game game. Handheld mode is perfect for this and MK8DX is perfect for handheld mode. It’s a match made in heaven.
Final Fantasy II – Playstation Vita
I don’t like quitting on a game but sometimes you just need to realize that no matter how hard you bang your head against the wall, it’s not going to get better for you. Final Fantasy II is that game for me. You can read all about my decision in my latest Throwback Thursday.
Mass Effect: Andromeda – Xbox One
I’ve returned to Andromeda and while I didn’t necessarily miss it when I was gone, I slid right back in to it like an old friend. Jumping back in this week my intention was to just continue the main storyline and wrap up the game but instead I jumped back in to doing side quests and bringing the ice planet to 100% viability. Then I started doing the loyalty missions a little more closely and now I have no set goal, other than to spend more time in the galaxy. It’s different from the original trilogy but, that is perfectly fine because it is still a really good game.
So, that is what I’ve been playing this week. Do you have any thoughts on these games, if so let me know in the comments. And tell me what you’ve been playing as well. Next week, I plan on starting Final Fantasy III on DS, we’ll see how that goes.