What are you playing this weekend? (February 25th)

Jim Norman, staff writer

ahhh there is so much new so I’m doing what I always do and getting back to playing some familiar favorites for the thousandth time.

I went back to my Layton play after the Direct announcement had me all kinds of giddy and I’ve been struggling to stop. I’m currently on The Specter’s Call and I must say, I’m still tapas. Speaking of which, the Switch’s GBA library is filling me with joy after I thought about picking up The Minish Cap for “just a few minutes” and now I’m up to four temples showing no signs of slowing down – gosh, may this be my favorite game of Everytime…

I also decided to go back and give Skyward Sword HD another shot after putting it aside for a while – because that’s something a person with a huge back catalog would do, right? It’s treating me a little better this time around, though it’s still not top-notch Zelda for me.

I’d like to finally put Fire Emblem Engage behind me this weekend, but to be honest, I’m more likely to start playing another game again.

Ollie Reynolds, staff writer

I finally decided to save my arm cannon for now with Metroid Prime Remastered; I’ve already completed the game twice on Normal and Hard difficulty, so I feel adequately satisfied.

That done, I started a new game in Stardew Valley, and this might be the fifth or sixth time I’ve decided to do so. I don’t know why but I really struggle to go through with it. Hopefully something works out with this latest attempt, because it’s a lovely world to get lost in.

On Series X, I’m playing Psychonauts 2 again. It’s simply one of the best 3D platformers of recent years; I absolutely love it.

Alana Hagues, editor

In fact, there’s only room for one game this weekend and probably for a while – Octopath Traveler II. That’s made for cozy nights in bed with OLED, isn’t it? Though admittedly, the stories are a little darker this time around. I suppose that’s what Temenos exists for. A cheeky and sarcastic cleric makes for a hilarious and interesting character.

Don’t worry, Theatrhythm Final Bar Line is still in motion, and with the recent Chrono Cross patch, I’ve been checking it intermittently, just to listen to Yasunori Mitsuda’s amazing soundtrack. Yasunori Nishiki (composer of Octopath), however, may give Mitsuda a run for his money. Seriously, go listen to these Octopath Traveler II samples.

Gonçalo Lopes, Proofreader

Metroid Prime Remastered’s final boss is proving to be just as much of a nuisance as it was in the original game. I promised to finish the game on stream and I will keep that promise this weekend. Octopath Traveler II is here in all its HD-2D glory and while I’m looking forward to diving into this new world, the old world of Sylvarant continues to tempt in Tales of Symphonia Remastered. Did you know that all skits are fully dubbed in the Japanese dub? It adds a lot of personality to the main cast.

The game of the week is Xenogears. Since I’m still not playing enough JRPGs on Nintendo systems, I decided to revisit this awesome PS1 classic. But now I realize that the journey to kill God is more than 50 hours. With so many new games every week, why do I keep doing this to myself?

We hope you enjoyed the read! Let us know which game you’re playing in the poll above, and leave a comment with your game plans for the weekend!

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