James’ Games # 16

What I’ve Been Up To

Quantum Break (XBOX One S)

I finished Quantum Break. The entire game wasn’t very long, but I really enjoyed the world, characters, and story. I also enjoyed the mini-series of TV-show-like episodes that were designed to be watched between each chapter of the game. I’ve never seen a game do something like that before, and I’d be interested to see more games do that in the future. I thought that Quantum Break had a really great mix of combat and story. The Story is exciting and keeps you interested, while the combat is challenging without feeling unfair or too difficult. I liked that, for the most part, you’re never forced to use a certain ability, you can use them all as you see fit. I think this helps with the feeling of freedom in the game. Quantum Break is on Gamepass, and it’s also only $7.99 at gamestop. For me, it’s one of the most entertaining games I’ve played recently and I’d highly recommend it.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (XBOX One S)

After finishing Quantum Break, I fell back into Skyrim. I’ve put hundreds of hours into this game over the year, started countless characters on several platforms, but I’ve never actually finished the main story. One of the things that I love about Skyrim is that it’s easy to navigate. It’s easy to pick up in the middle of a quest and understand what’s going on, the stealth and combat are fun and intuitive, and it’s a huge world with seemingly endless possibilities. My current character is based on my old D&D character, and that D&D character was based of of Kratos from God of War (PS4). I probably won’t share much else about revisiting Skyrim, but if you’ve never played it, I cannot express how much I love this game.

Wilmot’s Warehouse (Switch)

Wilmot’s Warehouse is a simple sorting game for Nintendo Switch published by Finji. I’ve enjoyed it in small bursts, but it can get repetitive, so I can’t really see myself playing it all weekend, but it’s a perfect game to play during commercials during Sunday Football. One thing that is slightly frustrating for me is that if I spend too long away from my warehouse, I forget where I’ve stored specific objects, but after only a couple rounds I can overcome that obstacle. If I’m being honest, the original reason that I bought the game was because an old friend works for Finji and his name is listed in the credits. I’m glad I bought it, it’s a lot of fun for anyone who likes organization and it’s perfect on the switch.

Yoshi’s Crafted World (Switch)

Yoshi’s Crafted World isn’t a sequel but it follows the same layout of Yoshi’s Wooly World. The basic layout of Yoshi’s Crafted World is that someone has stolen five important gems, and it’s up to Yoshi to get them back. There is one gem in each world, and five worlds all together (I think). Overall, it’s enjoyable, but I wanted more. There’s almost no difference in the different worlds, and all of the levels feel the same to me. I’ll continue plating to the end, but I don’t see myself replaying Yoshi’s Crafted World. I’m probably more likely to fire up my Wii U and re-play Yoshi’s Wooly World.

Control (XBOX One S)

Control is an action-adventure game developed by Remedy Entertainment and Published by 505 games. You play as Jesse Faden as you investigate theFederal Bureau of Control. Learning new abilities and gaining new weapons along the way, Control leaves much to be discovered during and after the main story. The abilities in Control feel completely natural, it was rare that I’d use one ability when I meant to use another one. I wasn’t a huge fan of the story, but the gameplay was so much fun and it reminded me of playing Star Wars: The Force Unleashed as a kid. I’m not certain, but I believe the whole game took about 10-15 hours. I’d highly recommend it,

Links Awakening DX (Gameboy Color)

Link’s Awakening DX is a colored remake of the original Link’s Awakening. Link’s Awakening is the 4th game in the Legend of Zelda series, and my personal favorite 2D game in the series. I first played Link’s Awakening in college, as a part of a series I was doing called James’ Zelda Journey. Now I decided to replay the game again before playing the 2019 remake. It really surprised me that it held up so well after 25 years! If you have a 3DS I’d recommend downloading Link’s Awakening for just a few dollars.

What I’m Looking Forward To

Recent Pickups

Reservoir Dogs (Blu-Ray)

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Blu-Ray)

Godzilla: King of Monsters (Blu-Ray)

John Wick: Chapter 3 (Blu-Ray)

Control (XBOX One S)

Link’s Awakening (Switch)

Link from Link’s Awakening (Amiibo)

Snake (Amiibo)

Squirtle (Amiibo)

Ivysaur (Amiibo)

Link from Majora’s Mask (Amiibo)

Link from Twilight Princess (Amiibo)

Link from Skyward Sword (Amiibo)

Thanks for Reading!

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