Something…something..July. Something…something…gaming. Each month seems to begin and end quickly. Soon, work will start to pick up again, and my third to last semester will begin. My gaming routine will have to alter some, but I have noticed that it has been on a decline lately. I’ve been juggling titles less and have opted to focus on one or two games at a time. That’s not to say nothing has been keeping my attention.

Ghost of Tsushima looks really good and I want to play it so badly. The new Paper Mario game also looks excellent with people not being afraid to say that it is a good game. Not to mention next month, we will finally get the remastered version of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles; one of my favorite games of all time. The only thing that is preventing me from getting all these new games are time and money. Due to being in lockdown for what feels like a majority of the year, I have saved a pretty penny as of late. This is good since my savings didn’t really have much in it. I would like to continue to build it up, and that will require me to sacrifice new experiences until a later date. The only exception will be when Crystal Chronicles comes out since I love that game so much.

Games Finished

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So what have I been doing this month? Well a lot of time went into just playing Soul Calibur VI. I already talked a lot about this game in a post I made last week. Without repeating myself too much, I was able to obtain the platinum trophy in this game and had an absolute good time doing so. It made me better at the game that now I enjoy just fighting random people online. If you are interested in the series, I would recommend it and it is still getting content to this day.


The only other game that I got around to finish was Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2. I was able to beat the first one when it came out in 1 day, and I was surprised that I did the same for this one as well. Curse of the Moon 2 is definitely harder than the first, but it is manageable once you get the hang of it (or play in Casual mode like I did). I prefer Domonique, Robert, and Hachi over the original characters as their weapons and playstyle appeal to me more. The sheer variety that they can pull off is probably why the difficulty was cranked up. Currently I am in my second playthrough and taking my sweet time to the true final ending.

Currently Playing

My evenings after work consist of a routine. I play Animal Crossing for about an hour to work on projects around the island. Afterwards, I play a second game for the rest of the evening. Currently, I have been playing The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III. After finishing the second game in April, I decided to slowly work my way through the Sky Trilogy. Long story short, I got impatient and started playing Cold Steel III. I understand a lot of things may go over my head for not playing the other games, but the cloud of mystery is what I loved about these games. After finishing the first chapter, I already want to go back to Sky and see all of the development that has led to this moment.

New Additions

This month was very tamed when buying new games. Since I knew I would not have the time to play Ghost of Tsushima, I opted to wait until a sale to purchase it. That also goes for Paper Mario: The Origami King. I know that Paper Mario will most likely not go on sale anytime soon, but I will get it one day and add it to the backlog. 

There were four games that I bought this month. The first was Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2. I knew that I could beat it quickly, so I made the justification and beat it the same day. The last two games that I bought were Overcooked 1 & 2 that came in one disk, and Injustice 2. My wife Kat and I just happened to notice a used copy of both and they were less than $15 USD. We have only played Overcooked 1 and have had a blast playing it. We have no idea what Overcooked 2 has in store, but I know we will get frustrated at each other while trying to accomplish each stage. 

We had talked about getting Injustice 2 ever since it came out. We never did though, and it remained on our wishlist ever since. Finding a copy for $15 was the convincing factor. 

The last game was Chocobo Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! It was on sale and I adore Chocobos! I have never played a mystery dungeon game before, so I am looking forward to see if I enjoy it or not. I enjoy the characters since they are the same from Chocobo Tales.

Plans For This Month

My goal is to finish Trails of Cold Steel III before Crystal Chronicles comes out. I cannot express how excited I am for this game. I haven’t been this excited for a release in a long time. If I manage to finish Cold Steel with time to spare, I might do some more achievement hunting in a few games. I have also been doing a few more streams here and there. I am trying to build more confidence and learn all the tech work in the background especially with sound. I want to figure all of this out before making my official “debut.” If you see me live, don’t be afraid to stop by. I get extra nervous/talkative when I notice someone watching.

Numbers

July 2020
Games Finished: 2
Games Added: 4
Finish Total: 202
Total Collection: 677

Most Played Game: Soul Calibur VI
Most Played System: PS4

Achievements:
Steam:3
PlayStation: 51

Current Games in Progress:
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

Games Finished

DateTitleHours
7/6/2020Soul Calibur VI???
7/10/2020Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 22

New Additions

DateTitleSystem
7/15/2020Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2Switch
7/25/2020Chocobo Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!Switch
7/28/2020Overcooked 1 + 2PS4
7/28/2020Injustice 2PS4