52 Game Challenge 2015: #3-#6

I’ve been behind on my 52 Game Challenge postings lately, but I added a couple of games to my conquest list over the last two weeks (more detaield posts are on my Tumblr blog):

#3: Luxor Evolved
#4: Ittle Dew
#5: Iron Fisticle
#6: Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse

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52 Game Challenge 2015: #2 – Abyss Odyssey

Ace Team games are really weird. First Zeno Clash, then Rock of Ages, and now this.

I’d faced down the Warlock once before with Katrien, but failed. This time, I was a bit better prepared and managed to beat him. Transformation is really useful in this game, since it essentially gives you a second life meter.

I’m still not 100% through with the game, even though I won, because I still need to unlock two journal entries, and find La Pincoya, the third playable character.

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52 Game Challenge 2015: #1 – Injustice: Gods Among Us

There’s no way I’m going to complete the 52 Game Challenge at the pace I’m going, but just to let y’all know, I finished the story mode to Injustice: Gods Among Us on Sunday night to mark my first real game “beaten” for the year. There’s still a crud-ton more content for me to complete, but I’m loosely interpreting the rules of the game as “play until you see the end credits”.

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Streaming Pile: You Never Really Remember Your First Time

I’m not sure whether or not I should be surprised that Dragon Age: Inquisition has a multiplayer side-game. It seems a lot of these big-ticket games do nowadays. Fortunately this one a) is strictly cooperative multiplayer, and b) has no impact on the much larger single-player component.

I actually played this game once shortly after I bought it just to see how it played. It appears to be a simplified version of Dragon Age’s action-oriented combat, where you and up to three other players (who can drop in and out at any time) fight through a stage and try to reach the boss at the end. Each stage is broken up into five sections, with a chance to recover your health at the end of each section.

There are 12 different specializations for each of the three major classes (Warrior, Rogue, and Mage), but you can only choose from one of each when you start playing: Legionnaire, Archer, and Keeper. I picked the Archer because I figured it would be the easiest to play for newcomers.

The first time I played through, I didn’t make it to the level boss. I made it this time around, but even on Routine difficulty (which is the easiest setting), the boss and its minions were still a pain to fight off. Nevertheless, I still managed to beat it and get some experience point to survive some of the higher difficulties later on.

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Streaming Pile

It looks like my “30 Days of Eorzea” series (where I streamed for every day of my Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn) trial was a mixed success. I got some viewers, but I wasn’t able to save all of them due to technical problems near the end.

I haven’t streamed anything since then, but since it’s a brand new year, I’m going to put my PlayStation 4 Twitch function to work once again by streaming some games on the weekend.  Here’s what I have planned for the upcoming weeks:

  • Jan. 10 & 11 – Dragon Age: Inquisition (multiplayer)
  • Jan. 17 & 18 – Diablo III: Reaper of Souls: Ultimate Edition
  • Jan. 24 & 25 – Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate
  • Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 (my birthday!) – Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (I wanted to put DW8 Empires here, but that’s not coming out until late February)

As usual, I’ll tweet out just before a stream starts, so stay tuned!

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