This year just started and already I did something really stupid

Guys, remember my Merry Christmas-post, where I outlined all the games I was looking forward to in 2018 plus the games I wanted to catch up on on my PS3? There were really a lot, right? Well, guess what? I did a really stupid thing and started playing three games at once (Aaaaah!!) and bought another one that, thankfully, I have yet to install (Phew!).

Here they are:

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Life is Strange
Two of my friends recommended Life is Strange to me, and, of course, Life is Strange: Before the Storm has just come out. So far I have finished the second episode and am, actually, undecided whether I like it or not. See, while I really love, love, love the atmosphere, the characters, the story idea itself and the soundtrack above all, I despise all those stupid, childish college powerplays. I will still be finishing it. I love it, really. Expect more on this game in a detailed review.

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Shadow of the Beast
This is a remake of a true classic and I remember that I found it while searching for games where you play as the bad guy. It is a platformer, which I do not play often, but the gameplay reminded me of beating up demons in Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2, which I thought great fun, and it was on sale, so I bought it. You play as the titular Beast, which, once unleashed from its bonds, embarks on a quest to save a human baby from suffering the same fate itself did. Which is, actually, a very noble quest. No matter that, on the way, you will hack and slash your way through dozens of enemies… I will do a more detailed review of that one once I have finished it, too.

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Nioh
Since I have been shooting guns most of last year (The For Honor-beta, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst were the sole exceptions), during the holidays I was actively looking for a game to test my skills at swordplay. What I had in mind was something similar to The Witcher III – The Wild Hunt, but Nioh was the only game that qualified. Having tried my hand at Dark Souls II and given up on it even before the first boss fight, I was actually surprised at how Nioh manages to motivate me to try harder, learn more and truly master all of my three weapons of choice, which, so far, are a spear (almost mastered), an axe (mastered) and a hammer (far from mastered). I am still at the beginning of the very first level, but I AM getting there.

Apart from those three games I also got the The Last Guardian VR-demo. If you haven’t played the game yet and own a PS VR, you absolutely need to try it!

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The Last Guardian VR
I named The Last Guardian one of my favorite games of 2017 and I absolutely adore the Trico, which, despite its size, is simply adorable. In the game you are able to ride that feathered beast and I remember how excited I was when playing the VR demo. You see, the feeling when you sit on the huge Trico’s back as it jumps across the abyss or up on top of a ledge you’d never reach by yourself is already amazing in the original game. In VR, the experience is absolutely stunning.

The last game I bought and have yet to install is Nier: Automata. I actually thought about getting it last year, I thought it very intriguing, actually, but there were so many other games I played that I kinda forgot about it. Expect a review on that sometime in spring.

So, what games are you going to play this year?

Let me know in the comments and keep on playing!

Vanessa

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