Games Played Report: July 2017
Post date: Jul 31, 2017 2:21:41 PM
Wow, July was a busy, full, but very fun month for me. A lot happened in my personal life, but I still managed to squeeze in some game time every day. I have had a lot of fun digging back through my library, and I found myself particularly drawn to Nintendo handheld games this month, partially due to convenience of being able to play anywhere.
- The Crash Bandicoot series is so simple and straightforward, but I find that relaxing.
- Joe Danger is great fun and it's too bad No Man's Sky has made a lot of people discredit Hello Games.
- Pinball of the Dead represents an interesting era where Sega was putting lots of strange, cool stuff onto GBA.
- NieR Automata is a total masterpiece. I'm blown away. I need to carve out time to play a lot more of this.
- Ms. Pac-Man is still so fun and engaging.
- Meteos was the first game I could point to to truly justify having a DS. Such lovely production values!
- Nex Machina is a great spiritual successor to Robotron 2084.
- Wario Land 4 was ahead of its time. Truly one of the best "Mario universe" platformers, period.
- Pulstar is a such a cool R-Type game, even if it's technically not part of the official series.
- Splatoon 2 is basically Splatoon 1.5, but that's okay! As my son says, it's "fresher." Extremely fun.
- Away Shuffle Dungeon has an intriguing concept and is worth returning to.
- Shining Soul II on a GBA is essentially all I ever wanted out of video games.
- Beat City is nowhere near as refined as Rhythm Tengoku, but it's a nice game all the same.
- Miitopia feels like it was made for me. Such a fun and funny RPG!
- Hey! Pikmin is making me wonder if Arzest hired some new talent, because it's really good.
- I bought Koro Koro Puzzle Happy Panechu! when I was in Tokyo in 2006. It's cute and colorful.
- Ridge Racer 6 is the last great Ridge Racer game, in my opinion. The pinnacle of the series, perhaps!
July 1: Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
July 2: Tokyo Xanadu
July 3: Tomb of the Mask
July 4: Joe Danger
July 5: Altered Beast
July 6: Pinball of the Dead
July 7: Kirby's Blowout Blast
July 8: NieR Automata
July 9: Looty Dungeon
July 10: Ms. Pac-Man
July 11: Meteos
July 12: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
July 13: Space Harrier
July 14: Cursed Castilla
July 15: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
July 16: I am an Air Traffic Controller: AIRPORT HERO OSAKA-KIX
July 17: Nex Machina
July 18: Wario Land 4
July 19: Pulstar
July 20: Sonic Lost World
July 21: Boost Beast
July 22: Splatoon 2
July 23: Dialhex
July 24: Away Shuffle Dungeon
July 25: Advance GTA
July 26: Shining Soul II
July 27: Beat City
July 28: Miitopia
July 29: Hey! Pikmin
July 30: Koro Koro Puzzle Happy Panechu!
July 31: Ridge Racer 6