September and October are always busy months for me, managed to be later than usual with this too. I have played a few things in the pockets of downtime though.
Games completed this month
Escape Academy – Xbox Series X
Another surprise gem on GamePass. A series of fully realised escape rooms to play through. Very much enjoyed it. Not a very long game but good fun. I think it would be easier playing with someone else, but using a pen and paper to note down solutions worked pretty well.
Games played during September
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition – Nintendo Switch
We’re well underway with the new JRPG. It took a little getting into but I’m really enjoying it now.
Destiny 2 – PC & Xbox Series X
Played quite a bit of this in September, mostly progressing the Witch Queen story, but friends helped me with the content from the 30th Anniversary pack I had on PC so I’m pretty much just playing on Xbox now.
Animal Crossing New Horizons – Nintendo Switch
Not playing every day but I have been dropping in most weeks again with Animal Crossing.
Halo 4 (Master Chief Collection) – Xbox Series X
Had another session on this with my friend, we’re making slow progress, but it’s happening. Optimistic we’ll see the full campaign through. Must book in some more time to play.
Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope – PS5
My girlfriend and I are playing this one in the same ‘pass the controller’ style as we did with Man of Medan. Don’t think we’re too far into it yet, but I’m enjoying the creepy old town vibe.
Street Fighter 6 – PS5
September also saw me attend two days of EGX. Time mostly spent drinking and hanging out with a friend and we did play a few retro games together. The only new game they had that I was interested in was Street Fighter 6. Pleased to say it seems great so far and I’ll definitely be picking it up. I’d like to get it on PS5, although unless the crossplay is really well implemented I may need to move to Xbox for it, and potentially invest in a new fightstick.
What’s been on the arcade?
The Ten Pence Arcade game this month was the side scrolling brawler, The Punisher. This is a game I’ve spent quite a bit of time with previously so have enjoyed jumping back in. Unusually I was also quite competitive on the leaderboards for this too.
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand – Xbox 360
I played this on the 360 originally and really enjoyed it. It’s now backwards compatible on the Series X and a friend has expressed an interest in playing co-operatively so I’ve picked it up again. Can’t wait to tear things up as Lloyd Banks.
80s Overdrive – Nintendo Switch
This month’s gamble on a ridiculously cheap sale. These games in the style of 80s or 90s era arcade racing games are very common, but this one looked worth checking out, and was around £1.
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