Weekend Wizard Inn

The Weekend Wizard Inn: March 15th, 2019

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Greetings, fellow travelers! The Weekend Wizard Inn is open for business, so grab a seat and discuss what’s in your gaming quest log for the next few days. Maybe even do so over a piping bowl of ogre blood stew, a roasted giant’s toe, or a cool mug of our freshest snail ale! There’s a great spot over near the fire with some of your fellow mages, and it appears a purple-robed fella with a… creepy mask of sorts… is waving you over! 

 

cba1 Hey, folks! Happy February! I’m Trash, a fellow mage, and every Friday afternoon I’ll be here at The Weekend Wizard Inn to help get the conversation started. Join in down in the comment section and let everybody know what’s on your gaming agenda this weekend!

Are you working through your backlog? Playing a hot new release? Maybe forgoing gaming in favor of something people call “real life stuff?”

On deck for me we have…

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Death End Re;Quest (PS4)

I’m currently sitting around the 17-hour mark and judging by the story-based trophies I appear to be a little further than the halfway point. Just like I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m really enjoying the darker tone of the visual novel segments (murders, conspiracy cults, etc.) and I’m still into the ping-pong combat system, but the RPG moments are far and away the weakest link.

It’s not what I’d call bad, but the environments are bland and most of the meat of the story takes place within the “real life” visual novel beats. The RPG side’s story is slowly becoming more interesting with the introduction of new characters, but man, this game has some of the most dull environmental design I’ve seen in a long, long time.

I’m not sure if I’ll have time to dig into anything else this weekend since I’m not close enough to finish off Death End Re;Quest. I try to avoid juggling multiple RPGs at once and right now there isn’t anything short-ish in my backlog that I’d want to jump between. I’d rather just dig in and focus on DERQ so I can get my review started, jump into Caligula Effect Overdose, and then revisit Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk on Switch.

What about you, folks? Any big gaming plans this weekend?


Trash is the Middle-aged Horror Mage here at TWRM, an irregular co-host on The Unlikely Herocast podcast, a self-proclaimed (J)RPG and horror junkie, and sole contributor for his own games-related website, Cheap Boss Attack. Follow him on Twitter @Trashlevania!

 

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  1. I think I’m about to hit the WTF moment of Doki Doki Literature Club. I’m getting closer and closer and I know more about two of the girls than I did before. I’ve also been testing my streaming/Let’s Play equipment or rather downloading the stuff for it. I need to haul my laptop into the bedroom so I can hook things up to my Switch port since it has to go through there. No clue when I’ll have time to stream this month, but I’m hopeful!

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  2. Gonna be working on Division 2, DiRT Rally 2.0, Destiny 2, and perhaps a bit of Raiden V (if I can squeeze it in)…

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  3. Just finished up my re-playthrough of Suikoden 2, so I’m not exactly sure! Need to finish up Atelier Lydie and Suelle before the next Atelier game comes out at the end of the month (right on top of PAX East, which I also have to prep for… oops…)

    Your look into Death End Re;Quest has me intrigued by it, though. I’m interested in seeing how you feel about it once it’s done, but it looks fun!

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Played maybe an hour and a half of the division 2 before I left for work so I’m hoping to continue that tonight. I still need to finish up Metro Exodus so I can then start Far Cry New Dawn and/or Devil May Cry V. For the switch I need to still working on Caligula Effect: Overdose and Tokyo School Life. Lots of games with barely any time lol

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