Changes from last month:
Played: FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE, Nioh: Complete Edition, The Swapper, Grow Home, LYNE, A Hat in Time, Mutant Mudds Deluxe, DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours, Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice, Battle Chef Brigade, SteamWorld Dig, UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[st]
Beaten: DOOM, DEAD OR ALIVE 6
Completed: Cosmic Star Heroine, Touhou Luna Nights
Abandoned: Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars
This game is all about its novelty and nothing much else. I'm a fan of both JRPGs and DRPGs/Wizardry-likes but I find this game to be incredibly bland in everything it does. Story and combat is as generic as it gets. The final nail in the coffin for me is how the dungeons are randomly generated. I have no idea whether it will improve later on but I didn't enjoy what little I have played. Which means I'm abandoning this game for my other games in my backlog.
I knew exactly what to expect from this DOOM reboot after playing Wolfenstein The New Order: fast-paced run and gun FPS that is all about action. And I like it. In some ways, I still prefer Wolfenstein thanks to its more coherent story as well as its arguably more interesting setting. Plus the secrets in that game also very engaging and intuitive to find than in DOOM. Nevertheless, I love both gunplays just as much.
This is actually a pretty neat throwback to Chrono Trigger that is just right in length. There are just 2 little problems that I have with this game though. First of all, the game can sometime "break" above 60 FPS because the party members who follow you around reduce in speed. The battles will only start when they get into a set position, meaning battles can take a long time to start. Second, there exists a bonus dungeon that requires you to pretty much be at max level to be balanced. There are no New Game+ or any methods to go back to do this content once you enter the final dungeon, so you have to grind to max level before the final boss.
Overall though this is still a fun short JRPG with a pumping soundtrack to match.
I should've known I wouldn't enjoy this game. DOA 6 overpromised and ended up not delivering most of its hype due to being rushed. Not only is it plagued by one of the worst netcode I've seen in a fighting game, its developers also opted to add predatory microtransactions first before adding essential features to the game.
I've been on a gaming lull for the past 2 months so I'm glad a game that I've been anticipating for a while could successfully bring me back to gaming. It's been less than two weeks and I'm already on the final stretch of my first playthrough? This game is so much fun!