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!
Hey, folks! 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…
1: The Caligula Effect Overdose (PS4)
I know I’m nearing the end of The Caligula Effect Overdose, so my primary goal this weekend is to try and finish it up so I can get my review drafted and jump into something new.
I still have many of the same complaints I did last weekend, but I’ve warmed up to the cast, their connections, and still think the soundtrack is full of great dungeon themes.
2: Sword & Fairy 6 (PS4) or Moero Chronicle Hyper (Switch)
The next review from me will be one of these two, but I’m not sure which. I received them both at the same time and they’re both RPGs.
Despite its name, Sword & Fairy 6 is the eighth installment in The Legend of Sword and Fairy series of Chinese role-playing games by Softstar Entertainment. However, it’s the first to be released in English on home consoles. I’m not quite sure what to expect, but the general consensus seems to be that it has good characters and storytelling but doesn’t run very well and feels incredibly dated. As long as the story is good, though, I’m happy to play through it.
Based on the press information I received, the game centers around these nine magical fountains that nourished the world and how they disappeared after a big war. That’s… really all I have to go on, though, so here’s a trailer to show it in action.
Moero Chronicle Hyper is a definitive edition-style Nintendo Switch release of the original Moero Chronicle on the PlayStation Vita. It’s a dungeon crawler RPG (DRPG) where you control a socially awkward protagonist who adventures across the world of Monstopia where humans reside on the opposite side of the continent away from the monster girls. There are six kingdoms ruled by their own monster girl, similar to the way Compile Heart’s Neptunia series works. Both games are developed by Compile Heart anyway.
Being an Idea Factory/Compile Heart JRPG, I expect plenty of clever writing, great characters, and loads of fanservice. That’s kind of their jam. DRPGs aren’t usually my thing, though, but there have been a few that I’ve clung to.
What about you, folks? Any big plans this weekend?
Trash is the Middle-aged Horror Mage and a self-proclaimed JRPG and horror game junkie. He can be brutally murdered in Puppet Combo’s ’80s-inspired slasher game ‘Christmas Massacre’ as an NPC and always urges you to support indie horror. Follow him on Twitter @Trashlevania for exploding head memes, pics of his three fur babies, and Japanese wrestling nonsense.
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