Another Weekend Buried in the Gaming Trenches

Getting back into the thick of things this week, I thought I would share a bit of what I’ve been up to. There’s been a few games that I had played towards the end of the week, and a few that I had been playing during the weekend. Before I get into any of these I wanted to briefly mention that I have at least been paying attention to the whole Fallout 76 debacle. I think it’s sad to see Bethesda sink so low with some of the shady things going on. They’ve honestly been a company who I’ve greatly admired ever since I played Morrowind, so listening to all the negativity is pretty upsetting. And even though I thought Fallout 76 was complete trash, like the nylon bag that came with 76’s collector’s edition, I wanted to at least leave some hope that they would eventually patch that game to an at least playable state. I do plan on getting back to trying Fallout 76 again at some point, it’s just the experience that I had with it at its launch left a very rancid taste that still lingers in my mouth.  But anyways, enough about all of that. I’ll just get to what I’ve been playing.


So before hitting the weekend, I went and played Detroit: Become Human. I didn’t think that it was as bad as I had heard a lot of people talk about it. Yes, someone can definitely say that the scenes with the chores were completely unnecessary. I personally didn’t care too much about that aspect, but I did have a few problems with the game. For starters, I sincerely hated the games controls. At times, it honestly felt like my controller was broken – especially with the amount of random things I found myself getting stuck on.  Beyond that, I just felt like Markus was a bad cast. I felt that his scenes were incredibly underwhelming for what they were supposed to be, not to mention that I couldn’t take his delivery of lines seriously. He just didn’t seem like a guy I would trust my life with, or even follow. I don’t even think I would want to follow this guy to a McDonalds restaurant. I mean… all of that aside, I actually did like the game. And it was mostly thanks to Kara and Connor, I really thought that their parts in the game were easily the most interesting to follow. But yes, I thought Detroit: Become Human was a pretty solid game.


After finishing Detroit, I went and played the Diablo III: Eternal Collection on the Nintendo Switch. Now, I hadn’t touched the game in years. In fact, I think the last time that I had played it was when it had released on the PlayStation 4/Xbox One. So basically years ago. Playing it on the Nintendo Switch has felt alright, I suppose. And being able to try out Necromancer has at least been interesting, but, I’m not really sure what else had been added since the last time I played the game. Regardless, I’ll be focusing on this one for a while, and will probably end up writing about my experiences with playing it on the Switch. I honestly don’t think that it’ll be completely surprising, however, because the game really is just Diablo III… on the Nintendo Switch. So, if you like Diablo III, and you want a handheld version that you can pick up and play, well, this one is right up your alley.


Last but not least, I went and messed around with the Nintendo Switch Online NES library again. I don’t really know what it is, maybe it’s because I had spent more time gaming on the Super Nintendo. But this library just does not speak well to me. I mean, I still had fun with a few of the games. But I think this library is just blah, especially if you are comparing it to the games offered through having a PlayStation Network, or Xbox Live subscription. I guess this could just be a personal thing, but I really feel that I would enjoy this service a lot more with a different set of games. What’s offered currently feels like it could have easily been thrown on a compilation package similar to the SEGA Genesis Classics. I didn’t think it was worth it when I first tried out Nintendo Switch Online, and I still don’t think this is worth it.


So I guess that’s just about it for now. After I get to the Diablo III: Eternal Collection, I’ll probably head back and try out God of War on the PlayStation 4. God of War is probably my favorite series on the PlayStation, so I’m honestly looking forward to finally being able to give this one a go. I’ve heard nothing but good things. So, hopefully that translates into something good for myself. As for now, I’ll be returning with the Diablo III: Eternal Collection on the Nintendo Switch. So, until then – it’s time to go back to being the Nephalem.


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