Monthly Summary: December 2018

Today is the last day of the year! Happy New year to you all! I’ll be going away for a few days with my boyfriend’s family but I’ve still managed to squeeze in a final post for you all. What will you guys be doing to celebrate the New Year?

Even though it’s the end of 2018 and I’ll hopefully be doing a yearly summary shortly, I still want to keep the theme running and share what I’ve been up to this month.


December Purchases:

SNK Heroines (Switch)

Valtherian Arc (Switch)

Crypt of the Necrodancer (Switch)

Rudymical (Switch)

Hunt Showdown (PC)

Raft (PC)

Graveyard Keeper (PC)

Bladed Fury (PC)

Legend of Dark Witch (PC)

Left 4 Dead 2 (PC)

Christmas:

Taiko no Tatsujin (Switch)

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I know I wanted to to cut back on purchasing games since I need to focus on my backlog, but there’s been so many good sales this month! I got my Nintendo Switch in October but I’ve only had Pokémon since then so I felt like I needed more games for it.

I also bought a few games in the Steam Winter Sale: Hunt Showdown, Raft and Left 4 Dead 2 specifically for something different to play during Games Night with friends.


December Completions:

Spyro the Dragon

Spyro Ripto’s Rage

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Although I’ve played quite a few games this month, I’ve barely completed anything… I’ve tried to put most of my time into Spyro, but I’ve mainly been using my Switch due to my recent purchases.

Spyro has been great so far though and I’ve actually found myself excited to play more. The only negative I have is that in Ripto’s Rage you can’t 100% each level first time around as you have to purchase certain ‘abilities’ at the end of each hub world.


December Favourites:

The Games That Define Us

Spyro Reignited

Taiko no Tatsujin

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My piece for The Games That Define Us was published at the beginning of the month over on Normal Happenings’ site. This whole collaboration has been incredible, and there will be more exciting things to come from Normal Happenings in the New Year!


Looking Forward To:

Working on my backlog!

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My main priority for next year is my backlog. I have close to 200 games across PC, PS4, PS2 and Nintendo Switch that I’ve either never finished or never even tried. I’m planning to start with Bayonetta, Ori and the Blind Forest and finishing off the Spyro Reignited trilogy.

There are a few games I have my eye on due for release next year that I’ve probably already listed in previous Monthly Summaries. I plan to put together a post in the next couple of weeks detailing what games I’m most excited for in 2019 and my reasons why.


Monthly Recommendation:

Taiko no Tatsujin

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This game is brilliant! Me and my boyfriend bought this as a joint Christmas present. Of course, we got the version for the Switch with the drum controller which was absolutely the right decision!

I was very surprised to find that we already knew a fair few songs on the game, including one of my favourites by Radwimps, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and even a Japanese version of Twice’s TT! There’s plenty of different songs (although they are shortened versions) with more to unlock along the way, all with varying difficulty settings.

The party games are much better than we ever imagined which can be played with up to 4 players locally. The descriptions of the mini games aren’t very clear, but once you play them a couple of times it becomes clear what’s going on. Red Light Green Light was by far the highlight of my experience so far with really simple gameplay but absolutely hilarious.

I hope to write a review on Taiko no Tatsujin when I’ve played the game a little more. I will be taking my Switch with us when we go away (minus the drum controller) and I think we’ll end up playing the party games an awful lot.


I hope you all have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and I’ll be back here very soon in 2019!

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