The Great 2021 Catch Up Post

Hey, it’s been awhile. Last thing I wrote was my predictions for E3 2021. I didn’t even write anything for E3 itself. I don’t really have an excuse for that, but I’m going to try to jump back in. So first, here’s a quick catch up on the almost half a year that I didn’t say anything.

So, E3 was pretty bad. I liked Nintendo’s show, but otherwise, it was just a whole lot of nothing. Looking back at my predictions, I believe I got three out of twelve correct. I’m sure about two of those, but did Elder Scrolls VI get briefly mentioned at the Microsoft show? I feel like it did, but was just a name drop, but that counts as “reminding us that it exists”, so that counts. If I’m wrong though, then I only got two. I don’t feel like rewatching the press conference to check. 

Before that predictions post, the last two things I wrote were both Resident Evil impressions, one from the ReVerse beta and one for the Village demo. Since then, ReVerse hasn’t come out and who even knows if it will? Village, however, did come out and was incredible. I meant to write a review for it, but… didn’t. So just know, that I really liked it.

And now, what follows, is a sentence or two of games I played since my last post. Enjoy.

Famicom Detective Club (both of them): I wasn’t sure what to expect from these games and ended up loving them. If you like games like Phoenix Wright, you should check them out.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis: It’s PSO2, but with a more modern feeling progression. That being said, I miss how ridiculous the original version of PSO2 is.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart: I had never played a Ratchet and Clank game, but wanted something to play on my PS5. It was cool, but not revolutionary. Very pretty though.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin: I like this game a lot. I didn’t play the first one, so I’m sure what I’m about to say could apply to it too, but I don’t know for sure. I was really impressed by the way they applied Monster Hunter mechanics into a JRPG framework. It works way better than I thought it would. 

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles: I like me some Phoenix Wright, and these are two really good games in that series that were never released in the west before. Highly recommend. 

No More Heroes III: It’s the thrid No More Heroes game. Either that’s very exciting to you or it isn’t. I quite liked it. 

WarioWare: Get It Together: The WarioWare formula has been changed pretty significantly by having you control characters directly. I had a lot of fun with it, but it didn’t stick with me the way previous entries did.

Castlevania Advance Collection: This is a collection of three very good old games. 

Metroid Dread: Absolutely incredible. Right now, my game of the year is between this and Resident Evil Village. This didn’t come out too long ago, so maybe I’ll still write a full review. Maybe.

Mario Party Superstars: The best Mario Party has been in years. If you’ve ever liked those games, you should play this one.

And there you go, we are all caught up. I’m going to do my best to not let such a big gap happen again. Next week, that Pokemon generation four remake comes out, so I’m going to post my impressions of that. Hope to see you then. 

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