Monthly Summary: April 2021

Welcome to yet another Monthly Summary here at gamergal.exe! I’ve been much more productive this month, seeing a handful of completions over different genres and I’ve invested much more time into larger games that are still ongoing. I’ve still been watching plenty of anime which will soon come in handy for my yearly month of AniMay, a whole month dedicated specifically towards anime, which will of course be taking place throughout May! Although I don’t look to have been very active recently, I’ve been working on a fair few posts in preparation for this annual event that I can’t wait to share with you all.

Before I get too ahead of myself, let’s take a look back at my progress during April:

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Monthly Summary: March 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Summary here at gamergal.exe! March marks the anniversary of my blog and I’m hoping to make more content throughout my 4th year, with plans to bring back reviews for new games! Before I get too ahead of myself (talking about things I aim to do), let’s get back to talking about what I have actually done. Well, there’s not all that much to be honest. This month has been another slow one for gaming but I have at least started a few more games than I had last month. I hope to wrap some of these titles up within the next few weeks as I recently purchased some new games that I can’t wait to try and I promised myself I’d finish what I’d started before I move on. I’m finding this a little difficult though as I’m constantly getting sucked into watching anime – I thought my anime phase would’ve been over by now, but I guess not. I blame my Crunchyroll subscription…

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Monthly Summary: February 2021

I know February is a short month, but these past few weeks seem to have been a total blur. I haven’t got a great deal to report in regards to gaming this month as my desire to play anything came to an abrupt halt a few weeks ago despite the amount of new releases I was looking forward to playing. Instead, I’ve been getting completely sucked into watching as many anime shows on Crunchyroll as I can possibly fit in, with Fruits Basket Season 2 being added last night as the 18th series (and 2 films) in just three weeks. That’s more than I watched throughout the whole of 2020…

I was considering adding an anime section to these Monthly Summaries, however, I think I’ll be over this phase in a few weeks so I’m just going to continue as I usually would. At least I’ll have plenty to write for #AniMay this year! Anyway, back onto the topic of gaming, since this is a gaming blog after all – here’s what I’ve been up to during February:

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Valentine’s Day: Otome Special

Throughout the week, I’ve noticed an otome themed hashtag #OtomeVdayWeek reoccurring on my timeline, posted as part of a 7 day thread. Since I was late discovering this hashtag, I decided to put all the topics together in one blog post as I don’t often write specifically about this genre. With it also being Valentines Day, what better time to dive into a genre containing romance! Of course, I couldn’t resist featuring Eltcreed Valentine for the header image as his name is just too appropriate.

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Monthly Summary: January 2021

I’m kicking 2021 off with a pretty good start to the gaming year, even if I do say so myself! This year, I plan to focus on some 2020 releases I didn’t get chance to play and some other larger titles from the backlog. After completing 66 games last year, I’m content with my record and now just want to take my time with games that will last me a good few weeks before moving on. Of course, it’s still a never ending process.

Since I’m not posting as regularly anymore, I’ve decided to pad out these monthly summaries to give a bit more detail on my thoughts of each game rather than just writing out a basic list. Each game of the month will receive a mini review and I’ll be talking a little bit more about the music I’ve listened to each month too.

So, let’s take a look at the events of January:

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11 Best Games I Played During 2020

With 2020 feeling like a distant memory, I’m taking one last look back at my year in gaming – and what a time it was to delve into the backlog. I picked my favourites from the 66 games I completed to create my own Top 10 list of the year, however, over here at gamergal.exe, I like to do things a little differently by adding an extra title to all my lists, keeping the theme from my [11:11] series last year. Since I’ve been focusing on the ever-expanding backlog, I haven’t played many new games (aside from otome releases) and somehow managed to avoid the majority the ‘popular’ choices of the year, so I image my list will be quite different to others you may have seen.

Without delaying it any longer, here’s my list of the 11 Best Games I Played During 2020!

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Monthly Summary: September 2020

After my slight gaming lull in August, I feel like I’ve redeemed myself during September. I somehow managed to completed 10 games, publish 8 blog posts and still have enough time to no-life Smite… all in all, it’s been a good month.

With September over, it also means it’s time to pull out the horror games and get into a spooky mood! I have a huge list of games to play with the run up to Hallowe’en and I’m itching to get started. But before I do, here’s what I got up to during September!

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The J-Pop Tag

Today, I’m straying away from my usual topic of gaming to share my other passion – music. This post is my take on ‘The K-Pop Tag’ by Michelle over at a Geek Girl’s Guide, but I changed it to J-Pop instead. For me, J-Pop covers a whole variation of Japanese music including J-Rock, EDM, Utaite and Vocaloid music as well as the typical Pop chart music (although theirs’s is so much different to what we have here in the UK), so you can expect a selection of genres within this post.

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Seriously Geeky Sundays: Back To School

This week, it seems like we’re all going back to school: Fandom Style! It’s been quite some time since I was at school and I’m definitely glad that all behind me, but it’s been pretty fun to imagine what school life might be like in a universe that’s quite different to the reality we live it. Thanks to Heather at Just Geeking By for these Seriously Geeky Sundays prompts!

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Hatsune Miku: 13th Anniversary

August 31st marked Hatsune Miku‘s [初音ミク] 13th anniversary! As a fan of Vocaloid music (and genres stemmed from Vocaloid), I decided to put together a post containing 13 songs that come to mind when I think “Miku” and a short bio about each producer. I’ve written the English and Japanese titles for both the songs and the artists of each listing in case anyone will find this useful.

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