Monthly Summary: October 2018

Happy Hallowe’en! I’ve spent the majority of this month in the Hallowe’en spirit, dedicating almost all my free time to horror games. I’ve played a lot of games this month and it’s been a pleasant experience to play some different types of games for a change.


October Purchases:

Forbidden Siren (PS4)

Red Rope: Don’t Fall Behind

Ben & Ed

Dragon’s Dogma

Gravity Rush (PS4)

Journey (PS4)

Corpse Party

A Rose in the Twilight

Fran Bow

Melty Blood

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Wow… added a lot to my library this month. I decided to buy a few PS4 games early this month while on a decent sale. I also forked out for Forbidden Siren with the idea in mind to play it for Hallowe’en. I have stared the game with WesleyWhale, but we’ve barely got anywhere yet. I feel like it’s going to take a while…

I finally bought my own version of Dragon’s Dogma. I’ve been using WesleyWhale’s copy through Steam family sharing, but this limited my playtime due to being unable to play when he’s online. I’ll definitely be getting back into this game soon!

I bought Corpse Party, A Rose in the Twilight, Fran Bow and Melty Blood in the Steam Hallowe’en Sale yesterday. It’s a shame this sale didn’t start last weekend so I could’ve played one for my Hallowe’en Bitesize Reviews post.


October Completions:

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms (100%)

Trick & Treat

Detention

Yomawari: Night Alone

Dracula The Resurrection

Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion

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I don’t think I’ve ever completed so many games in one month before! With the exception to Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms 100% completion, they are all horror games, obviously due to Hallowe’en. You can read all about these in my Hallowe’en post, or you can take a look at my reviews for Yomawari: Night Alone and Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms here!

I really enjoyed playing multiple games rather than just sticking to one or two, even if some of them we’re so great. I’d like to continue this trend in the new year both for completing games and writing reviews. I have ideas in place, but details will be revealed closer to the time.


October Favourites:

Guild Wars 2

Red Rope: Don’t Fall Behind

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Hallowe’en in Guild Wars 2 is the best event going. I think I’ve probably spent more time in the Mad King’s Labyrinth over the past 2 weeks than I have over the whole GW2 map since the beginning of 2018. I was trying to save up for the new mount, but I highly doubt that will ever happen so I spent my gold on the Mad Realm weapon skins instead. My Necromancer, Alessa Demon, certainly looks the part for this festival.


Looking Forward To:

Nintendo Switch

Spyro

Castlevania Requiem

Black Friday

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As much as I would’ve liked to hop aboard the RDR2 train this week, unfortunately it’s release was right as I was getting into all these horror games. I’m hoping it will be released on PC later down the line although I’m not betting on it. I’ve bough way too many games and 2 consoles in the past few months so I’m not in the best position to spend £50 on another game. I guess I’ll wait until it goes on sale next year sometime.

I’m actually looking forward to Spyro Reignited the most! This is one of the few games I invested in a PS4 for as I want to play it on release and I really can’t express how excited I am for November 13th! I got my Spyro Pop when that was released last week (finally) so now I’m even more stoked! I was disappointed to hear that only the first game will be on disc and everyone will still have to download the others since this was the main reason it was delayed in the first place.

Castlevania Requiem was released on PS4 last week. Wesley is a huge fan of the series, SotN in particular, so he really wants me to experience these games for myself.

November will also see the return of Black Friday! I’m holding off buying any more games (other than Spyro) until then and hopefully I can get a few bargains.


Monthly Recommendation:

Red Rope: Don’t Fall Behind

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I wrote about this game briefly in my Hallowe’en post yesterday. Red Rope: Don’t Fall Behind is a fantastic local co op puzzle game that can make or break any friendship! It’s much more difficult than it may seem but it’s also a lot of fun despite it possibly creating a few arguments along the way…

We haven’t finished this game yet, but it was probably both mine and Wesley’s favourite game of the selection we chose to play for Hallowe’en. I’m not sure how long the game is, but we’ll be writing a full review when we have completed it.


I have a few plans in place for November. I’m hoping to take on another 30 Day Challenge, finish off all the Guild Wars 2 Guides I never got round to posting and obviously I’ll be dedicating my gaming time to Spyro Reignited and Pokemon Let’s Go when I get my Pokemon Switch on 16th November!

Not only that, but the time has now come for Normal Happenings’ Collaboration project “The Games That Define Us” to begin! Starting tomorrow, each day for the next 34 days, a post will be released written by one of the group’s amazing writers and I’m so honoured to be a part of this! Here’s an Adventure List of all the dates for “The Games That Define Us”, and I’ll be up, last but not least, on 4th December.

Let me know what you’ve been up to this month in the comments and I hope you all have a Spooktacular Hallowe’en!

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