November Games 2022

November Games

Played a lot this month, although the majority of my time was on two games, at least I finished one of them though so they shouldn’t be reappearing in the list next month.

Games completed this month

Vampire Survivors - November Games

Vampire Survivors – Xbox Series X

I did originally play Vampire Survivors when it was in early access on Steam. However, as is usual with early access stuff I didn’t stick with it, preferring to play when it is considered ‘finished’. It came to Xbox GamePass during November though, and I decided it was much better to play on my sofa in the lounge than on the PC. It took over my free time for most of the month, but I did manage to 100% all the achievements. Great game, led me to picking up a couple of similar (read shameless ripoff) games.

Games played during November

Tales of Vesperia - Definitive Edition

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition – Nintendo Switch

Going to be a challenge to finish before Christmas, as I didn’t play much in November either. We can all thank Vampire Survivors for that.

I’m playing the Switch version, but you can get that, or Xbox and PlayStation versions here from Amazon*. It seems much cheaper on the other consoles, but it is much less digitally too.

Marvel Snap - October Games

Marvel Snap – Mobile & PC

Have still been going pretty strong with this into it’s second season. However, I’ve now used up all the free Google credit I had, so we’ll see if I’m still going to play once I need to pay my own money if I want the next season pass. The seasons are definitely too short to be charging £8.99 for the pass.

Hearthstone - October Games

Hearthstone – Mobile & PC

I still haven’t spent as much time with this as I thought I would, but I may drift back if Marvel Snap loses momentum. I did buy myself a new Fire HD 10 Plus* tablet during Black Friday, which does lend itself well to card games so we may yet see a resurgence.

Nobody Saves the World - November Games

Nobody Saves the World – Xbox Series X

I think Vampire Survivors did this game dirty. I started playing it on GamePass and was having a good time. Until Vampire Survivors came out and I forgot all about it until I was writing this list. Oh well, maybe I’ll go back to it…

What’s been on the arcade?

September Arcade

The Ten Pence Arcade game in November was Spin Master. I liked it but time got away from me and I think I only played 3 credits. Oops. Did play some asteroids though and a bit of X-Men: Children of the Atom (largely inspired by my time with Marvel Snap).

November Pick-ups

Atari 50 - November Games

Atari 50: The Anniversary Collection – Xbox Series X

These ‘retro’ collections can be a bit hit and miss, however Atari 50 is something of a masterclass of how to do it. There is so much history and well presented content, that this may be my preferred way to do a videogame documentary. The only downside is the games library is fairly weak in terms of quality, but it does have some gems in there. The Atari Jaguar games are worth the entry price alone, since they have been impossible to play legally for ages without the original hardware, and the costs of that these days is prohibitive. It also includes Tempest 2000, one of the greatest games of all time, so there’s that.

I picked it up digitally on the Xbox, as I had a bunch of store credit from the Microsoft Rewards. It is available physically on all console formats here* though too.

20 Minutes Till Dawn - November Games

20 Minutes till Dawn – PC Steam

The first of two Vampire Survivors clones I picked up. They were in this bundle on Steam for around £5 at time of writing. Easily worth that, but neither is really as fun as the game that inspired them. I think I prefer the aesthetic of 20 Minutes till Dawn, and will probably spend more time with this one.

Spellbook Demonslayers - November Games

Spellbook Demonslayers – PC Steam

As above, this is a fun diversion if you’re looking for more Vampire Survivors, I also found it a bit easier than 20 Minutes till Dawn, but I’m less convinced by the art.

*As usual, these links are affiliate ones, which may earn me a small commission if you buy something.

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