It is hard to believe that Final Fantasy is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. It is a gaming icon that has spawned concerts in the Distant Worlds series, enough merchandise to make even a hoarder think twice about ordering more, and many spin-off games and remakes.
Not every game has been the best, but they manage to keep releasing games that generally try to do something different. The worlds inspire our imagination, convince us that airships really are the best way to travel, and give us memorable, if sometimes awkward, characters.
Here is what we are doing this weekend.
I will be gliding around Gotham in Batman: Arkham Knight whilst wearing my Marvel onesie. I know, I know, sacrilege. And to rub more salt into the wound, I’ll be jumping ship onto the Wii U; I haven’t played Yoshi’s Wooly World since last year (yes I mean December 31st), and I’m struggling with my yarn separation. Don’t judge me.
I started my weekend gaming this evening (Friday) with a bit of Assassin’s Creed Unity. Aside from all the microtransaction crap, I really do love being in the midst of a mucky Paris. This’ll be my third playthrough… And for the rest of the weekend I’ll be having a go of WipeOut 2048 on the PS Vita. Might as well get some use out of the thing before I throw it away in favour of the Nintendo Switch… And finally, I’ll be having a play with Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Siege as part of the free weekend trial. If I like it, I’ll buy it.
I’ve got so much I want to do. Perfect VR recently got a new update so I’m going to see what that’s about, I’m going to be sniping people like nobody’s business in my review plans for Sniper Elite 4, I got into the Ghost Recon Wildlands beta, Rainbow Six Siege has a free to play weekend, and for some reason I’m addicted to a mobile game called Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links. Send lots of help.
I will be finishing up Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star. I am digging it, and I hope to write up the review soon. After that, I will try Rainbox Six Siege and keep hammering away at the perpetual backlog.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.