Hello everyone! I’m starting this weekly “Update” series from last year back up, mainly because it’s nice to recap on what you’ve been playing/reading/watching and having a “Non-official” ranting place and I enjoy writing them.
So, firstly what have I been playing?
Well, I’ve been playing a lot of Monster Hunter World For the Xbox. The Kulve Taroth siege is back, for those who don’t know, Kulve Taroth is an end game siege that rewards the player with some of the most powerful weapons in the game. It’s the first time that I’ve completed the raid and I have completed it roughly eight times now, the only problem I have with the raid is that the weapons you get are random, so unless the RNG gods are on your side then you wont be getting the weapon that you want. Also, I’ve been playing with randoms and not really chatting on the mic too much, so I’ve probably been hindering a lot of people with my newbie ways. It’s a hard fight and Kulve tends to one shot me… all the time… like all the time… but it’s still really fun and… I do enjoy the end game of Monster Hunter World. I’ve recently switched to playing with the Bow and it’s really but a breathe of fresh air into the game for me, so I expect my week will be full of hunting!
Secondly, I’ve just bought Slay the Spire on the Switch and I love it! I struggle with slower games normally, I bought Octopath Traveller and I really struggled with that game… I should try to complete it but, its so slow. That was my main worry with Slay the Spire, it has turn based combat which focuses on building a deck, unless it’s Pokemon turn based combat just can’t keep me engaged enough. I’m probably going to review Slay the Spire, So I don’t want to talk about it too much!
Me and Lauren have also been playing through Plague Tale: Innocence When we have the time. We love narrative heavy games and she enjoys watching whilst I play through them, I’m sure she spent roughly sixty or eighty hours watching me play through Skyrim. Lloyd has already reviewed Plague Tale: Innocence and it’s a really interesting read, I really think this game is probably my favourite game from this year. It’s probably one of the most human portrayal of a character within a game, the siblings Amicia and Hugo play a powerful dynamic throughout the story. Amicia is a young girl fighting her way through the plague, inquisition and a swarm of rats and she doesn’t ever pretend to be on top of things. She’s scared and gets upset when she has to kill and it’s refreshing playing a game with character. I’m planning a blog post soon taking a look into the relationships of the two more in depth soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
I’ve also been passively re-watching Archer in the background, it’s absolutely hilarious and has me writing scripts and short comedies again. I’ve been writing more than ever lately and considering that my Dissertation for University is going to be a script, it’s really helpful to get some practice in… who knows maybe I could share some short stories or scripts on here… I wonder if people would enjoy that.
Anyways, that’s enough from me… I hope everyone is doing well! What have you all been playing? Or have you also started to re-watch something?
Thanks for reading,