Gaming Journal: July

I wanted to get back into talking about videogames so I decided to start a “Gaming Journal”, where I would talk about the games I have played during the last month or so and figure with July wrapping up figure this would be the best time. So, let’s talk about the games I played in July.

Mario Golf: Super Rush (Switch):

I began my month with a classy game of golf with power ups. Overall, it the new Mario Golf game plays super well and Speed Golf has been fun to play. I’m still making my way through adventure mode which has been good so far, nothing too crazy yet. The one big negative thing about this game is it feels, shallow. For example, battle golf only came with 2 courses and each having a ‘2’ versions of it. Another one would be adventure mode seems to be very stream line which makes the hub areas feel useless as there are lots of characters to talk to and would get side missions from. I hope the new content is coming out soon. Will hopefully finish up adventure mode soon and do more of a proper review.

Final Fantasy 14 (PC):

MMOs have never been my cup of tea and I have tried several but usually quit playing after 2 sessions. However, FF14 grabbed me different, I tried the trial version a while back ago and after watching some FF14 content I figure I would finally commit to an MMO. I’m still in the early game stuff but it just has been fun doing a bit of story and then just working on Class base missions and learning new skills. It’s odd cause I really enjoy playing this game solo where other MMOs I tried I felt like I was missing out by not having a group of friends to play it with. I need to put more time into it as I would like to be able to switch to a different Tank class, but overall, I am having a good time with it.

Hades (Switch):

I played Hades when the 1.0 version release and really enjoyed it and then got busy. I decided to give it another go at it and…I’m still not good. The farthest I have made it is the 3rd level and can’t seem to overcome the 2v1 battle. So far, my favorite weapon has been the spear due it being useful in close and range combat and Athena has been my favorite boon to use mainly for the ability to reflect attacks which I think helps in the bullet hell sections. I will one day beat the game, but it won’t be any time soon.

Pokémon Unite (Switch):

MOBA is another genre of games I didn’t get into, but I do like Pokémon so I figure I would give their attempt at a MOBA chance and I actually enjoy it. I haven’t put in a lot of time into the game so I haven’t messed with all the characters but I think I will stick with the defender class of Pokémon. I have mainly been playing Snorlax and finally unlocked Rank and Quick play. It has been a good game to play for 10 minutes then move on.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (PS5):

Probably one of the games I have been the most excited for since being announcement, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart has been a lot of fun to play. I have been a fan of the series since it came out on the PS2 and have enjoyed most the games released. To be honest, I was kind of surprised that they announced a new Ratchet and Clank game. So far, the game has stayed true to the current Ratchet and Clank formula and it just looks amazing and the planets for the most part have been fun to explore. One of the negatives about the game is the invisible walls and the random areas you can get stuck in or pass through and straight up die. Will definitely do a proper review when I finish the game.

That will do it for July’s Gaming Journal. Hopefully will finish Mario and Rift Apart by the end of August so I can try to move on to some of the other games I have in my back log. And with that, thank you for taking the time to read this and until next time; Stay Safe, Be Kind and Game On!

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