Games Played Report: September 2017

Post date: Sep 30, 2017 6:00:46 PM

The kids are back in school, and life seems to have sped up as a result. Some days I've felt like I've barely had a spare moment to sit and play games, but I powered through and carved out time for myself. I'm officially 75% of the way through the year with this project, and I'm excited for many of the amazing games being released in the next few months, not to mention the vast multitude of games from the past I can revisit, explore, and enjoy.

Here are some thoughts on this month's games:

  • Windjammers is a game I've always wanted to play but never had a chance -- I can see why it's a classic!
  • Big Bang Mini is delightful. I miss Arkedo's games -- what a great developer.
  • The art style in Nidhogg II is both beautiful and disgusting at the same time. I dig it!
  • Poor Karnaaj Rally had some of the worst box art ever, but it's a fantastic racer.
  • Cannon Spike is exactly the type of arcade experience that made the Dreamcast so great.
  • I played Samba de Amigo with my daughter and it was an absolute blast!
  • Revisiting the world of Shenmue made me feel nostalgic for a younger time in my life.
  • Playing Grim Joggers made me a little sad since I knew the iOS 11 update would make it obsolete.
  • Metroid: Samus Returns is vindication for MercurySteam after that not-so-hot 3DS Castlevania they developed.
  • "We need a new Goemon game!" was what I thought when playing Goemon's Great Adventure.
  • We Love Golf! is pure Camelot golf goodness, complete with fun motion controls.
  • China Warrior is basically a QTE game with huge sprites. I think it's kind of nifty.
  • Did anyone else buy Senko no Ronde 2? I'm glad G.Rev is still at it.
  • The original Mario Bros. has such fun, intriguing "momentum" for Mario and Luigi.
  • I feel like I need to go on a weekend retreat to a cabin in the woods and just play Golf Story uninterrupted.
  • Tank! Tank! Tank! = Secret Best Wii U Launch Title.

September 1:Windjammers

September 2: Sega Superstars Tennis

September 3: Total Carnage

September 4: Big Bang Mini

September 5: Nidhogg II

September 6: Dexterity

September 7: Karnaaj Rally

September 8: Cannon Spike

September 9: Samba de Amigo

September 10: Shenmue

September 11: Ristar

September 12: Raiden Fighters Jet

September 13: Grim Joggers

September 14: Dragon Spirit

September 15: Metroid: Samus Returns

September 16: Burnout Revenge

September 17: New International Track & Field

September 18: Goemon's Great Adventure

September 19: We Love Golf!

September 20: Downwell

September 21: Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

September 22: China Warrior

September 23: Pokken Tournament DX

September 24: Monster Hunter Stories

September 25: Senko no Ronde 2

September 26: Art of Fighting

September 27: Blue's Journey

September 28: Mario Bros.

September 29: Golf Story

September 30: Tank! Tank! Tank!