JRPG of the Month: NieR AutomataNieR Automata, thank you as I probably would've missed out on that all important conclusion to Automata’s fascinating story. Automata gets my game of the month again because as soon as I got ending D, I dropped everything I was doing to go get the last two and I love it when a game gives me that sense of urgency. The ending sequence was really unique and beautiful, and really left me wanting more of Yoko Taro’s weirdness.
I intend on updating my review at some point (between God Wars Future Past and Final Fantasy XII fast approaching I’m not sure when, but I’ve begun writing it!) to reflect everything for those wondering, and if you’ve played or are playing NieR Automata, I also urge you to go play those all important ending chapters as they really are essential to understanding what happens in the story!
Valkyria Revolution (Japanese Demo)Valkyria Chronicles higher on my priority list of games to play in future.
Persona 4 Dancing All Night (Japanese)Persona 4 Dancing All Night already so I figured I might as well get the last ones. Playing Persona 4 Dancing All Night again was a nice reminder of how fun of a rhythm game it is. Outside my JRPG life I enjoy playing rhythm games when I have time and Persona 4 Dancing All Night is a really good one, even though it’s a spin-off game. I’m proud to have it’s platinum trophy now and hope to play the English version sometime.
Persona 5Persona 5 as I wanted to in June but my social links are definitely still in the back of my mind, particularly now I’ve finished playing NieR. I don’t even think I got through a whole in-game month of Persona 5, so I think I need to get back to my platinum trophy mission soon. I will say playing new games after Persona 5 has been hard as a part of me expects that kind of quality from everything now, but it’s good knowing that at least I can come back to Persona 5 anytime.
SINoALICESINoALICE was a nice smartphone game experience, even if waiting for it to not be in maintenance was a little frustrating. It seems to be okay now though, as I’ve had no problem logging in all week and it’s up to its second gacha which includes some cool costumes for Snow White and The Little Mermaid (I’m pretty sure I won the Mermaid one, I just haven’t unlocked her in the story yet) and is a good sign the app is on track. I’ve been enjoying the Cleaning mechanic a lot when I have free time, which is just a swipe screen game to grind my characters. Since SINoALICE has been giving tickets out for this like free candy and you can do it for free until level 20, it’s something great to do when I have a quick minute on the go. I hope to dive into the story more at some point even though it’s difficult for me to understand and I really hope this one comes out in English eventually.
Tales of Rays
Final Fantasy XVFinal Fantasy XV a few times this month. Some of those times were to play Episode Prompto, even post completing it and before Episode Prompto came out, I logged in to do a thing I call recipe hunting, where I find the recipes missing from my archive and make Ignis say the recipeh thing. I had a really good moment with this that I luckily pressed share on my PS4 at the right time, you can watch it in the video version around 5:16.
To Whom the Alchemist Exists
God Wars: Future Past
July JRPG Plans
Aside from Final Fantasy XII and God Wars, my JRPG calendar is looking a little bare until September, so perhaps I’ll get the time I’ve been looking for to get back into Persona 2 and 5, and also Kingdom Hearts as I’m still wanting to catch up on everything I missed in it before Kingdom Hearts 3 comes out. With a halfway solid plan, I’m interested in seeing if any surprise demos or anything catches my eye, but it seems like a good July with a very good release coming early in the month.
What did you play in June? What do you plan to play this month?
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