These months keep flying by! I’m back for my Monthly Summary: August Edition!
Unfortunately, there’s not been a huge amount going on in my world of gaming this month. I currently have 2 jobs, and both have decided to have huge changes in the same month… Therefore, I’ve been working longer hours and when I’ve not been working at one place, I’ll have spent my day at the other. I even ended up working 14 days solid at one point, and although I’ve earned almost double what I would normally in a month, it’s put my gaming/blogging habits temporarily on hold.
It’s not like I’m complaining… it just makes for a less interesting post.
Danganrompa Trigger Happy Havoc
Humble Bundle Spooky Horror Bundle:
White Noise 2
Layers of Fear
How To Survive (1 & 2)
My main purchase this month was Persona 4. I’ve heard so many positive things about this game and I think playing BBTAG has peaked my interest even more. Looks like I’ll be brushing the dust of my PS2 to play this soon, although I’d like to finish Star Ocean before getting into another JRPG.
Humble Bundle are currently offering a spooky bundle on the “pay what you want” deal. I decided to opt for the 2nd tier (£7) as I’ve has my eye on Yomawari for some time. For an extra £5, you could pick up Dead By Daylight and Friday The 13th: The Game. This bundle is active until Monday 4th August.
Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms (all Shinsengumi routes)
I started the second half of Hakuoki three weeks ago and I’m currently at 44 hours with all the Shinsengumi routes completed (including all the endings). So far, Saito’s has been my favourite but I also really enjoyed the difference in Harada’s route and the fullness of Hijikata’s. A few others haven’t been as good as I would have liked, but I’m really looking forward to Iba (my favourite) and Kazama’s routes.
Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms
Learn Japanese to Survive! Katakana War
Apart from binging on Hakuoki, Katakana War is the only other game I’ve properly played this month. I first started playing back in January after finishing the Hiragana game in the same series last November. I ended up using other methods to learn Katakana, but I felt like I was getting a bit rusty so I decided I was going to finish the game. This series is awfully cheesy, but it’s useful and has helped me to learn so it’s served it’s purpose. I wouldn’t bother if you’re not interested in learning Japanese though.
Looking Forward To:
I have been debating whether or not to get a PS4 for my birthday next month. I’m was so eager to play Spyro and didn’t want to wait for it (possibly) being announced for PC in the future. However, now Spyro has been delayed, I’m not sure if I want a PS4 anymore. My birthday is less than a month away now, so I really need to decide… it seems such a lot of money for the use of a few exclusives. Help.
Obviously, I’m still looking forward to the other games I’ve mentioned in past monthly summaries, but Spyro is the only one I’m desperate to play.
Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms
Besides the point that this is pretty much the only game I’ve played this month, I’m in love. After finishing Kyoto Winds a few months back, I’ve been itching to play the second half and I haven’t been disappointed. Although I feel like the story hasn’t been as strong this time around, I’m really enjoying experiencing all the different routes this time.
I’ve currently hit that lul where I don’t want to finish the game because then it’ll all be over (an awful habit I’m trying so hard to break), so my progress has slowed down. When I first started, I played almost 30 hours in the first week alone… I really was that addicted! I’m now playing through the characters who I’m not that bothered about, so that isn’t helping my motivation either. To date, at 44 hours, I’ve completed all the Shinsengumi routes with just Souma, Sakamoto, Iba and Kazama’s remaining. I’m looking forward to Iba’s the most and I’m interested to see what will happen with Kazama so I’m leaving those until last.
All in all, this series has become one of my favourites and I highly recommend giving it a go. Obviously it will be best to start with Kyoto Winds for the best story experience, but I’ve heard some people just go straight for Edo Blossoms. I’ll be writing a review on Edo Blossoms soon, but for now, here’s a link for my Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds review.
Next month, I plan to have finished Hakuoki and move on to another visual novel. I also want to start NieR:Automata since I bought it back in March and haven’t touched it at all yet. Blog wise, I’m hoping to get a few reviews out, a Gamer Confessions Tag post with my new blogging partner WesleyWhale, and also get round to doing another long awaited GW2 Chuka and Champawat post!
Let me know what you’ve been up to this month!