Smash Bros. Ultimate's World of Light mode has been a chill and therapeutic single-player gaming experience and I appreciate it very much right now.
Started playing Yakuza 0 again. At least for about an hour total in the last week.
Played some Kirby Star Allies with the kiddos earlier this week. Much fun (though there was a 3-day lag between starting the level and finishing it, which meant my Switch stayed at home instead of traveling with me to work for lunch breaks for most of this week).
Been having a blast playing more Deep Rock Galactic with folks on the CGA Discord. Good times.
I was playing more Crusader Kings 2 this week. Thought I had gotten a pretty good thing going with it in trying out a game starting with Cherson in the Iron Century. It was considered part of the Byzantine Empire so I didn't have to deal with being harassed by neighbors who wouldn't want to risk becoming a target of the whole imperial army, but just a small province all by itself situated on the Crimean peninsula across the sea from the Empire's mainland, so self-sufficiency, diplomacy, and planned growth were still important.
It was great, I was getting a lot of enjoyment from it, and then suddenly I started getting lots of messages that the other Byzantine rulers were voting me in to be the next Emperor, and that was not really the gameplay I was hoping for. #MedievalFirstWorldProblems
Welp, it do be like this sometimes: Marvel's Avengers is the only game I've played in the last week despite finishing up all the main story content prior to last Wednesday.
That said, had to put in a bunch of Side Hustle which cut into time I could have played games. Still, pretty sure Avengers is what I would have played.
New content being shown off in about two weeks, hopefully with an imminent release. On the one hand, I have so much backlog to get to that it feels silly to keep playing Avengers. On the other hand, gaming should be about enjoyment, so dropping something I'm enjoying in the name of a task list feels counter-intuitive if not outright missing the point?
Avengers definitely sits right with me, and I will shill it to anyone willing to listen to my raving about it. lol
By force of will, I've largely stayed off Marvel's Avengers to play other games (though will be back when new story content comes out next month!). Been reading more manga than gaming, but have been playing Jump Force. Not a game worthy of critical acclaim, but I'm having fun with it. Fast paced battles between countless favorite characters is hard to complain about.
Played a bit more Jump Force, and it's been a fun time. Not sure there's much more to say about it than that. lol
Mostly been back to trying to pull off my first successful run in Hades. I'm at 30 attempts at this point and still haven't gotten past Elysium. Have gotten to that boss. Putting more thought into builds and boons, as well as unlocking more stuff in the mirror, are helping me do better. I'm still prone to dying at the hydra and am only proficient with spear. So, I think that means I'm just going to own that and stick with spear for the foreseeable future.
Mostly been playing Crusader Kings 2, Stardew Valley, and Surviving Mars lately.
Feeling a strong pull to try out Medieval Dynasty, but I'll probably put off purchasing it for another paycheck or two and might content myself with already-owned and muchly loved favorites like Stronghold, Mount & Blade: Warband, and Daggerfall for a while instead.