Although I didn’t get as many games completed in February, as I did in January, I’ve had an absolute blast playing the games I have. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the games I played in February!
As always, let’s start with the MMOs. In all honesty, I haven’t made much progress in either game, The Elder Scrolls Online and Final Fantasy XIV. Out of the two, I’ve made the most progress in ESO, as I’ve reached the Shadowfen region and I’m slowly making my way through the story quests there. My friend and I have also made new PvP characters, as we wanted to try out playing as Nightblades. As for FFXIV, my boyfriend and I became distracted with another game, Outward, so our progress has stalled this month, but we will resume it in March.
Speaking of Outward, this survival fantasy RPG has recently become my boyfriend and I’s favourite game to play together. In Outward, you are not some prophesised hero, in fact, you are more like an NPC from any other RPG. You start off shipwrecked and penniless, having to find some way to pay back the blood debt you owe. Apart from that small bit of guidance, you are left to your own devices. Many people have commented that Outward is difficult and I would agree- your map won’t show where you are and if you want to use magic, prepare for your health to be affected. Outward reminds me a lot of older RPGs, where you must listen to what NPCs are telling you and you have to work out where to go to complete your quests. This is definitely a game that I want to explore more of, so be prepared to see more of it on this blog in the future!
The other game I played on PC was Total War: Warhammer II. I’m a a huge fan of both Total War games and the Warhammer franchise, so it probably comes as no surprise that Total War: Warhammer II is one of my favourite strategy games. And with the announcement of Total War: Warhammer III, I had the urge to play the second game again. I’ve recently been playing as the High Elves and Wood Elves, both factions are great at whittling down their enemies before they come into melee range. After my most recent campaign, playing as Eltharion the Grim, I’m tempted to try one of the Undead factions.
Another game that I’ve been enjoying diving into is Fall Guys. Yes, I know, I’m a little late to the party on this one but I’ve been having a great time playing this game over the past month. Don’t get me wrong, there are times where Fall Guys had almost caused me to rage, especially the Slimb Climb round. However, overall, I’ve really enjoyed it. I think its one of those games that you play because you want to have fun and not because you want to be really competitve. Although, I did get really excited when I (finally) won my first episode.
Moving on to another game that ended up really frustrating me, Invizimals: The Alliance. This PS Vita game is Sony’s attempt at creating their own Pokemon-esque video game, which sort of worked but also didn’t. I liked the premise of Invizimals– basically there is another world that is linked to ours but we can only see it through cameras, like the one on the PS Vita. In this world live the Invizimals, creatures that often solve their issues through combat. At the start of the game, it is apparent that something is going on in the Invizimal world, causing the creatures to flee into our world. And so your task to work out what is going on and putting a stop it. In order to do this, you must befirend the Invizimals, by completing a mini game unique to each Invizimal and then using them to fight in arenas. Whilst this sounds like a really unique monster catching game, it is let down by its insistence on using every feature on the Vita- camera, motion controls and microphone, as well as making the player use Augmented Reality cards. The Vita and the AR technology isn’t refined enough for what Invizimals: The Alliance wants to achieve; which is a shame as the premise sounds promising. Although The Allianceleft me a little frustated, I am prepared to give the series another go, as I do have the sequel game, The Resistance, which does not use the AR cards. I’ll update you guys on my experience once I get round to playing the second game.
However my gaming on my PS Vita, in February, wasn’t all bad as I did play and fully complete Child of Light. Now, I did write a review for this game, so I won’t go into too much detail here but I do want to say that I absolutely loved this RPG that was developed by Ubisoft. It has rather unique method of story telling, as all characters (bar one) speak in rhyme and the visuals of this game give it a fairy tale feel. I honestly cannot recommend this game enough, especially if you are an RPG fan and you are looking for a shorter RPG to play. I just wish that Ubisoft would make more games like Child of LIght which is so creative and unique, in which the developers clearly put their heart and soul into.
After Child of Light, I decided that my next game on my Vita was going to be a little more casual and so I started to play Lego Lord of the Rings. I love the Lego games developed by Traveller’s Tales. Yes, they are pretty easy and straight forward, as well as the gameplay not differing between each title that much; but I find them great games to go to when you’ve completed a more sotry focussed or difficult game. I haven’t yet finished Lego Lord of the Rings– I’m currently at Minas Tirith, but I expect to fully complete it early on in this month.
Finally, I’ve been working my through Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered. As I have progressed through this fantasy world, I can’t help falling love with it. It is so colourful and bright, which is a breath of fresh air when compared to other RPGs. I’ve also enjoyed its battle system, which requires you to focus on the fight rather than just button mash. I’ve only play Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for about twenty hours, so I still have a ways to go with the story but I can safely say it is fast becoming one of my favourite RPGs.
And that is the gaming I did in February! Going in to March, I will be focussing on progressing in Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and completing Lego Lord of the Rings. I am also hoping to, finally, complete Fire Emblem: Three Houses. If I manage to complete these three games, I am hoping to move onto Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Tearaway and Bravely Default II. So, what have you guys been playing? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll talk to you soon!