This is an extended weekend for a lot of us, so how do you plan on spending it? A lot of new games just came out, Labor Day is Monday, it’s starting to cool down outside, and stores are already beginning to stock Halloween costumes. It’s only a matter of time before pumpkin spice nation takes over and we’re bombarded by the holiday rush of games that signify the end of yet another year.
I ended up picking up Mad Max and Metal Gear Solid V, but I’ve only managed to put a few hours in to one of them. I opted to go with Mad Max first since it’s supposedly cut and dry. I’m three weeks in to a full load of college classes and I’m just not prepared to dive in to Metal Gear quite yet. Aside from the optional racing missions being a bit lame, I’d say I’m enjoying it. It’s really nothing other games haven’t offered already (or even done better), but it’s still a really enjoyable open world action game. Combat is fun and brutal–even if Max is a bit overpowered in Fury mode. Customizing and mowing people down in my Magnum Opus is a blast, and few things rival the feeling of yanking a driver through their own windshield with a harpoon gun.
Another game I’ve been digging lately is the newly released turn-based roguelike Quest of Dungeons on Xbox One. I should have our review up shortly, but it’s basically a turn-based Gauntlet that takes place on a tile floor. Every time you move or take an action, the enemy does as well. If you’ve ever played the obscure PSone RPG Azure Dreams, it’s very similar. There’s procedurally generated floors and boss fights, so some attempts have ended after only 5 minutes of unlucky RNG, but I’ve almost finished it once. Once. It’s a hard game, and it’s been my go-to as of late if I just want to take a break from homework or something. One day I hope to last longer than 44 minutes (insert “that’s what she said!” joke here).
So what about you folks? What games are you diving in to this weekend?