A Second Case of the Mondays

So here we are with another Monday, and coming with it is fresh week for gaming. There have been a few things that I’ve been up to recently, and I’ll get to them in a bit. I wanted to first make a quick mention of the Nintendo Switch becoming the fastest selling console of the current generation. I’m honestly hoping that certain developers will take note of this when releasing their games. On a personal level, I’ve gotten a lot of enjoyment out of the Nintendo Switch. I definitely appreciate the console’s portability a lot more than I initially thought I was going to. It’s been great to not have to interrupt a gaming session, but I do wish that the quality of certain ports to the Switch were a lot better. Otherwise, it’s definitely become my console of choice – even with its limitations.


Anyways, getting to the games that I got around to playing around with last week, I went ahead and started playing Stardew Valley on the PlayStation Vita. I was honestly going to write about it in greater detail, but, I was just having way too many problems with the PlayStation Vita version of the game. It started off as a mostly solid experience, but, that all changed after a while. After getting to the Fall season in the game, I started to have frequent crashes. It’s pretty unfortunate because up to that point I had been having a lot of fun playing the game on the Vita. I had 4 or 5 instances of the game crashing randomly before I just gave up on playing it. Luckily, Stardew Valley is cross buy, but, it’s kind of unfortunate that there isn’t a way to transfer your save file between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions. I would definitely not recommend bothering with the Vita version of Stardew Valley unless it gets a patch. What a shame.


After putting down Stardew Valley, I went back to the Nintendo Switch – this time with the rogue-lite first-person shooter Immortal Redneck. I had looked at this game before, but then I sort of forgot about it for a while. Admittedly, I’m not the best at games in the rogue-lite genre, but, I can safely say that Immortal Redneck has been pretty okay. I like the Egyptian style of the game and also found the different unlocks to be interesting, but honestly, after a while I think that it just started to wear me down. I do like the game, and I could recommend it, but I feel like I have to be in a certain mood to put a substantial amount of time into something like this.


Outside of those games, I also played Passpartout on the Nintendo Switch. It’s a relatively fun game where you play as a painter who is trying to make money. I don’t think there is really that much to say about the game. It’s pretty much just painting pictures to sell. I did have fun with it, but it’s not a very long game. I don’t entirely know if I could say that it’s something I can safely recommend. I personally enjoyed it, but it doesn’t have a lasting appeal and the game is pretty short. As I said, I like it, but, I wish that I could say there was more to it.


Last but not least, I tried Senran Kagura Reflexions on the Switch. Again, there isn’t much to say about this one. You just play as some guy who is touching a girl the entire game. I don’t really know what else I can say about this one. There is customization, I guess. You can dress the girl up, if you want. I played this one for about an hour before I couldn’t bother with it anymore. I honestly refuse to recommend this game to anyone. There are way better things someone can spend $9.99 on.


So that’s really it for now, but I’ll most likely get back here with something after Christmas. I have a few role-playing games that I want to get to at some point, but those may have to wait for now. It’s been relatively busy, so I’ve tried keeping myself to shorter games. I’ll probably throw out my own personal Game of the Year at some point as well. But until then, I hope everyone has a good holiday.


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