February is that awful month that tricks people into thinking they have more time than they actually do… Despite that, I feel like I’ve had a pretty productive month, especially since I’m three days down on last month.
First of all, February marks the anniversary of my blog. I’ve now been writing here for 2 whole years! I feel like my blog has progressed in so many ways and at the moment I’m feeling more inspired than ever! To mark the occasion, I’ll be starting a new blogging series in March.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been up to in the gaming universe during February!
The Witcher 3 GotY (PC)
Kaori After Story (PC)
Steam Prison (PC)
Dragon’s Crown (PS4)
I’ve done it again… Oops. Steam is definitely to blame for these purchases this month with their £5 off a £30 spend deal during the Lunar New Year. The Witcher 3 was also the lowest price I’d ever seen it, so I had to snatch it up, even if I don’t plan on playing it until I’ve played the other two first.
I’ve had Crystalline on my wishlist ever since it was announced. I decided to play PixelFade’s other game, ACE Academy, before investing in Crystalline. After enjoying ACE Academy this month, I thought it was time to pick it up as it was on a decent sale.
Steam Prison was only released a couple of weeks back and I’ve been eying it up on Twitter. It was 10% off on release, so I decided to take a break from the backlog and get stuck into a new otome visual novel.
My boyfriend purchased Dragon’s Crown for us to both play once we’ve finished up a few other games on PS4. I knows he’s been after this game for a while, so it’ll be nice to play something together again.
Ori and the Blind Forest
Kaori After Story
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Red Dead Revolver
I thought I was doing so well when I’d completed 3 games within the first 10 days of the month! I’ve started a few other games since then, but with Season 6 of Smite starting a few weeks ago, I think I got a little too engrossed. I redeemed myself last weekend by finishing 2 more games, but I still haven’t managed to finish more than I’ve bought…
Red Dead Revolver
Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara
Apparently I’ve enjoyed games 15+ years old this month which is rather unlike me. I’ve played through all of these 3 games with my boyfriend and we made decent progress last weekend by finishing up RDR and playing a story run of both games in the Chronicles of Mystara collection. These are games I never even thought I’d enjoy, but it’s been such a eye opener to play something different and I really enjoyed experiencing them with my other half. Forbidden Siren on the other hand is a game we have a love/hate relationship with…
Looking Forward To
Higurashi Chapter 7: Minagoroshi
Death End re;Quest
God Eater 3
Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack
The Caligula Effect: Overdose (12th March)
Something incredible happened a few days ago… MangaGamer finally announced Higurashi: Chapter 7! I’ve never been so excited over an announcement before! There’s no release date yet, but after waiting 8 months since the release of Chapter 6, I now have hope that the rest of the series will be translated in the future.
Quite a few new games gave caught my eye this month including Astral Chain and Death End re;Quest. I also didn’t realise God Eater 3 had been released so I’d better hurry up and get on with the others!
I’m also waiting in anticipation for the release of The Caligula Effect: Overdose (which was ranked 2nd on my Most Anticipated list). It will be available on Steam on 12th March and I’m pretty sure I’ll be picking it up on release.
Red Dead Revolver
Red Dead Revolver: The Red Dead game everyone forgets about. Red Dead Revolver was such a breath of fresh air as it’s not the type of game I normally go for. I did enjoy Red Dead Redemption when I played that a few years ago and I’ve heard my boyfriend mention Red Dead Revolver on a number of occasions, and now I understand why!
Unlike Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Revolver isn’t open world (which is probably what you would expect from an older game) but is progressed through mission like levels instead. The variety of these levels kept the game interesting by mixing the gameplay up, including everything from train heists to boss fights to bar fights. Brilliant. It even features a Battle Royale multiplayer mode.
One of the best experiences I had was hearing my boyfriend saying random phrases followed by the characters in game saying exactly what he’d just quoted. He clearly played this game a lot when he was younger and I could see he was having a great time replaying the game after so many years.
Song of the Month
366日 – Soraru
There hasn’t been as many song releases this month, not that there hasn’t been any good ones. I was going to pick Soraru’s new single Eureka. Although he released the music video last week, the song was actually released on 30th January… So technically it doesn’t really qualify.
That being said, apparently Soraru likes releasing songs at the very end on the month as he posted a new cover of HY’s 366日 (with a video) yesterday. Soraru’s acoustic/piano covers have all been incredible, and this one is no exception. This has probably been the best song I’ve heard all year, and even though it only came out yesterday, I know I’ll be playing this for months on end. Soraru keeps on surprising me with his vocal range and his covers keep blowing me away, so for that reason alone, I think he’ll always be my favourite.
That’s all for February. Hope you’ve all had a good month and let me know what you’ve been playing!