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!
Happy first Friday of the June of Nightmares, folks! I’m Trash, a fellow mage, and every Friday afternoon I’ll be here at The Weekend Wizard Inn chowing down on whatever garbage the chef cooks up and discussing my gaming plans for the next few days. Join in down in the comment section and let everybody know what’s on your virtual agenda this weekend!
Are you working through your backlog? Playing a hot new release? Excited for E3?
On deck for me we have…
1: Our World is Ended (PS4)
This fanservice-heavy visual novel puts you in the shoes of Reiji, a young college student working part-time at a local game development studio called Judgment 7, who specializes in making low-budget hentai games. Yep.
After their latest title miserably flopped, their president puts his all into building a fancy new augmented reality headset out of a motorcycle helmet with a smartphone taped inside. The folks at Judgment 7 are so impressed with the technology that they plan their newest project around it, an ambitious augmented reality RPG dubbed W.O.R.L.D., until something goes haywire and they all get trapped inside the small town of Asakusa while becoming hunted by the monsters of their earlier games. It’s a neat concept!
I’m roughly 5 hours into Our World is Ended and I’m definitely intrigued. Supposedly, it’s a 20-hour visual novel with multiple endings, so I highly doubt I’ll finish it until next weekend. But if I’m home, this is my priority.
2: Legend of the Tetrarchs (Switch)
The newest KEMCO-published RPG is Legend of the Tetrarchs, developed by the folks at Japan-based development studio Hit-Point. As is typical of KEMCO games, it’s a retro-inspired turn-based RPG that’s heavy on the 16-bit nostalgia.
As the story goes, there were four higher beings called Tetrarchs that represented light, darkness, life, and death. When the darkness of Hades began seeping through the world’s crust, the Tetrarch of light plugged the hole with his holy sword and left it there to absorb the malice until it could be contained and destroyed. Fast forward some hundreds of years and one of the Tetrarchs (darkness, of course) goes rogue, pulls the now-darkness-empowered holy sword from the ground, and causes a world-ending calamity.
The story is surprisingly dense for a KEMCO game, but it’s still kind of cliche-ridden. Despite that, I’m still enjoying myself whenever I have a moment to whip out the ol’ handheld-hybrid Switch.
What about you, folks? Any big gaming 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 metal and hardcore Spotify spam, pics of his three fur babies, and Japanese wrestling nonsense.
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