Unfortunately, there are plenty of games that I've tried to get into this month and failed. This would usually be seen as a bad thing but I do have the shame of a substantial backlog of unplayed games and so forming up a 'to get rid of' pile isn't necessarily a bad thing. After all, more space and a few quid for the games I can get some money for are two benefits right off the bat. As a lot of gamers know, it's often all too easy to purchase interesting titles faster than they can play them, especially with mutiple systems to cater for.
|The Nintendo fanbase can lynch me later...|
|Gutted that I didn't get on with this.|
Luckily I've completed a few things to balance out the failures! I've already reviewed and spoken about Onechanbara Z Kagura with NoNoNo! at length earlier in the month so I won't retread old ground too much aside from mentioning it as a completed game for September. Same with the 3D update of Streets of Rage II for the 3DS which I've alluded to within other posts and will review soon.
|The English patch was well worth it.|
Finally, I was really chuffed to achieve 100% completion in Yoshi's Woolly World for the Wii-U. This is a beautiful, utterly charming platformer with some creative level designs and a chilled play style. Some critics have pointed out that the innovative levels are often interspersed with run-of-the-mill stages that offer nothing unique but let me tell you, there are some seriously devious stages in the mix and some absolutely teeth-gnashingly hard secret levels that tested my control of Yoshi and general platforming abilities. Achieving the 100% is also made trickier by the fact that the numerous collectables are sometimes very well hidden within each level. I'll freely admit that I had to refer to Youtube a couple of times for some of the more obscure examples! Overall though, I thoroughly enjoyed the game and would name it as a Wii-U essential.
So what am I currently playing? Well, rather than go into huge detail on games that I may or may not complete, I'll just list my current in-progress games and say that there are likely to be several others joining the list over the course of next month. So, currently receiving my attention are:
- Secret Files Tunguska (Wii)
- Luminous Arc 2 (DS)