It was another Switch heavy week around here this past week, but once again no picture for the week since at the moment both of my Switch Joy-Cons are at Nintendo's US repair center getting fixed up. The left one had an issue with the rumble motor not working correctly and the right one had a stuck R button. Thankfully in the meantime I've still got my 8BitDo SN30 Pro controller and the misses still has her 8BitDo GBros adapter for her Wii arcade stick, so we've still been playing Switch games on the TV in docked mode and in tabletop mode while I wait for my Joy-Cons to get fixed.
Galaga '88 (Arcade, played on Namco Museum Arcade Pac for Nintendo Switch) - 10 minutes
Pac-Man (Arcade, played on Namco Museum Arcade Pac for Nintendo Switch) - 13 minutes
Sky Kid (Arcade, played on Namco Museum Arcade Pac for Nintendo Switch) - 4 minutes
Splatterhouse (Arcade, played on Namco Museum Arcade Pac for Nintendo Switch) - 4 minutes
Splatterhouse 2 (Sega Genesis) - 98 minutes
Tank Force (Arcade, played on Namco Museum Arcade Pac for Nintendo Switch) - 9 minutes
Resident Evil: Revelations - 281 minutes
Dust: An Elysian Tail - 585 minutes
Night in the Woods - 585 minutes
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - 85 minutes
Sonic Mania Plus - 80 minutes
Total Video Game Play Time This Week
1,754 minutes (29 hours 14 minutes) [1,616 minutes eligible]
Individual System Play Times This Week
Nintendo Switch: 1,335 minutes
Nintendo 3DS: 281 minutes
Sega Genesis: 98 minutes
Arcade: 40 minutes
We finished a lot of Switch games that we started over the last month or so this past week. First I beat Resident Evil: Revelations 2, then the misses finished off her play through of Sonic Mania Plus. Both were absolutely awesome games and well worth the price of admission, as was the following game we played together over the course of the next few days.
That game was Night in the Woods, and holy moly did this game ever have the most personally impactful story that I've ever encountered in a video game. It wasn't the happiest of stories, dealing with deeply personal subjects like anxiety, depression, and failing out of college for mental health reasons; but I'll be darned if it wasn't the best story I've ever experienced in a game. In spite of the heavy subject matter it was actually lot of fun to play, consisting mostly of light platforming and exploration interspersed with some rhythm mini-games and chalked to the brim shockingly hilarious dialog presented through a Choose Your Own Adventure style format. I'd definitely recommend Night in the Woods to anyone who's dealt with the aforementioned issues. It's a strikingly relatable game with a story that'll really stick with you.
With those games in the bag I did a quick play through of Splatterhouse 2 on the Genesis (which is definitely my favorite game in the whole series) then decided to go back and replay the original Resident Evil: Revelations on the 3DS, since I think I actually liked the original a bit more than Revelations 2, but it wasn't long before I got totally distracted by Dust: An Elysian Tail on the Switch. Being a furry it's no surprise that Dust captivated me pretty much instantly, but it's also got some fantastic gameplay and storytelling that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good Metroidvania style hack 'n slash game. Anyone who has played Muramasa: The Demon Blade will feel right at home in Dust, as it plays very similarly and looks just as beautiful.
Looking ahead to next week I plan to continue my play throughs of Dust: An Elysian Tail and Resident Evil: Revelations, and the misses just got back to her game of Doom on the PlayStation this morning so it looks like that's what'll be occupying her gaming time next week. Hopefully I'll get my repaired Joy-Cons back from Nintendo in a week or two, but until then I don't mind just playing the Switch docked on the TV and sticking to my trusty 3DS for portable gaming. As always, best wishes and happy gaming to you and yours!
Edited by Jin, Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:51 AM.