June 2020 Gaming Report

We’re halfway through this crazy year and I will admit that I will miss Spring. Summertime always drains my mood, resulting in a seasonal depression that is hard to kick. This has affected the blog and gaming, as I feel I need to spend my time doing “grown-up work” and not spend all my time playing video games. Regardless, there are some games that I am looking forward to playing, and eventually one of them will get me out of this funk.

*Update. As of before posting this and one awesome weekend, my motivation level is high enough for me to play and finish a couple of games.

Games Finished

I hit a milestone this month by finishing (what I think it is) my 200th game!
That honor goes to Fire Emblem: Three Houses. I have no excuses for why it took me so long to finish my first playthough of this game. While visiting my in-laws, my father-in-law was playing through the last two chapters in the Crimson Eagle storyline (the same one I picked). This sparked the interest to go back and finish the game. While I really want to start my next playthrough, there are other games that I want to finish first before sinking another 40-60 hours in a playthrough (it should be shorter due to New Game+).

Currently Playing

Um…. I don’t really know what I am currently working finishing. I thought I was almost done with Hyrule Warriors for the Switch, but the adventure mode just kept on going, and I was starting to burn myself out. The same happened with Fire Emblem Warriors. I got to a chapter that felt like padding and it completely turned me off when it felt unnecessary. I want to continue working on finishing all the Fire Emblem games that I have, but that means finishing all three versions of Fates (ugh).

Another game that I have been trying to finish for the longest time is Pokemon Ultra Sun. While the Aloha region was fun new region, I dislike the trail system and I get bored of them quick. I am at the last trial, but found out quickly that half my team is weak to dragon or fighting. I spent my time playing this month to train my team up only to realize that my Araquanid does not complement my party well; meaning I have to find a replacement and train them up (ugh…). I am determined to finish this game and never revisit the tropical “paradise” ever again.

New Additions

I was attacked by the unexpected Steam Summer Sale again. Before that however, there were a couple of games that I obtained. My copy of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition came in and is now sitting pretty on my shelf. The masterworks book that came with it is fascinating to look at and was worth the bonus purchase. 51 Clubhouse Games was a game Kat was really looking forward to and has been a fun experience. It is cool to have these classic games readily available on the Switch to just bust out and start playing.

After finishing Three Houses, I had the itch to play another Fire Emblem game instantly. The problem was that I was miles away from home for the next 5 days. So I cast my best judgement out the window and bought a copy of Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright. So far, I am enjoying Birthright more than Conquest. It could be due to the lower difficulty or that I just really wanted to play another Fire Emblem. I will eventually push through and get over my hurdles.

As for the requiem that was the Steam Summer Sale, I picked up some titles that I’ve been meaning to get for a while now. The one that I am most excited to start playing through is the Danganronpa series. I am invested after finishing the prologue for the first game. The style and characters is giving me a good mystery vibe that I can’t wait to solve. The only other interesting title that I picked up was a game called Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. It is a tactical stealth game where you play as different characters with different abilities to carry out task that the shogun gives you. I have not started it yet, but it looked very interesting and I can’t wait to try it.

Plans for Next Month

I am going to go without a plan for next month. I know my mood is going to fluctuate daily, and it is going to frustrate me trying to stick to a plan. I am going to focus on whatever I’m in the mood of playing and just take it from there. I do however need to finish the Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter since they are unleashing the Alatreon (badass dragon that can control all the elements). My friends and I have beaten this beast before and I hope it is just as tough. Other than that, we will see where the wind takes me from here.

Numbers and Stats

June 2020
Games Finished: 1
Games Added: 9
Finish Total: 200
Total Collection: 673

Most Played Game: Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Most Played System: Switch

PlayStation: 1

Current Games In Progress

Games Finished:

6/7/2020Fire Emblem: Three Houses71

Games Added:

6/1/2020Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive EditionSwitch
6/7/2020Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide ClassicsSwitch
6/9/2020Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright3DS
6/24/2020Sonic and All-Stars Racing: TransformedPC
6/24/2020Shadow Tactics: Blades of the ShogunPC
6/27/2020Monster Hunter 3 UltimateWii U
6/29/2020Danganronpa: Trigger Happy HavocPC
6/29/2020Danganronpa 2: Goodbye DespairPC
6/29/2020Danganronpa V3: Killing HarmonyPC

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