It's the 4th of July, Christmas, and Thanksgiving all rolled into one. The big day. The day when an entire country stops everything and the rest of the world continues to go about their business. I speak of course of it being Super Bowl Sunday and all that goes into that. Short story I hope to god that the New England Patriots lose and we will all just move right along.
Yo, this games real good y'all. Joining a very small group of games that I've platinumed, I loved nearly every second with Hitman Go. It is easily the best game I've played so far in 2017, which is ironic considering it came out quite a few years ago. More to the point it is an expertly crafted puzzle solving game that combines chess, the wicked humor of Hitman games, and mind-bending puzzles to an expert degree. I mean there's a reason this game spawned a series of GO games, it's just excellent...man I love this game.
There's actually not a whole lot to report here other than to say that I've started playing Oceanhorn again. I just really want to beat this game and finish up what was one of my favorite games of 2016. I was so close to the end when I stopped playing so I expect to finish this up and move on to the next thing.
NES Classic Update.
Man, I really love this tiny, adorable box. Unquestionably I have played this more than anything else in the entire year. Kirby's Adventure, Super Mario Bros. 3, Dr. Mario, and much much more(shoutout Bubble Bobble) I have loved nearly every second discovering and rediscovering some of the most iconic games to ever come out and some less well-known ones.
I still absolutely plan on doing a giant review piece about all the games and my thoughts and experiences playing them decades after they came out, but honestly I'm still having way too much fun playing them to do anything else. I mean I just played yesterday for like 5 hours...gosh what a wonderful little thing this is.
A Normal Lost Phone.
This game is just sorta a disappointment. It is by no means bad, it just doesn't really do anything different or interesting for me. It seems like a try hard Gone Home but with everything smashed down to a phone. I don't think it works as well, I don't think it's as interesting, and I don't think it's as fun to actually play and explore. Worst of all the sense of mystery and discovery that made Gone Home and games like it is almost entirely gone very early on in the game.
Still the music is aces, the game is actually pretty funny, and the whole thing is three dollars so just play it for yourself.
I've got a new piece up over at Irrational Passions and you should definitely check it out, detailing the story of the first game I ever beat, I had a lot of fun writing it.
Speaking of which, a ton of news about the future of Irrational Passions come out in last nights episode of the IrrationalPassionsPodcast. One of the biggest pieces of news is that dat boi Danny Juarez is now officially a part of the IP family and is going to be launching a podcast with Tony in the coming weeks. That show is surely going to be amazing and Danny's good people, so go let him know how excited you are.
I feel like there's something I'm missing, but YOLO I got pizza and wings to eat, a football game to watch, and games to play so until next time, have a good one.
PS: I swear to god if the Patriots win, I'm going to lose my mind. Jesus Christ I hope they lose so bad.